Posts Categorized: Gadgets



BREAKING: Installing Windows 8 Will Not Transform your PC into a Touchscreen Device

Here’s a fun story going around the Japanese interwebs, courtesy the good folks over on Reddit. There are Japanese media reports sayin...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Tokyo’s Human Camera Reminds Us to Connect in the Real World

Tokyo-based new media artist Eric Siu has created a really wonderful idea that blends technology and performance art in way that is sure to ...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
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Tim Cook: China Accounts for 15% of Apple’s Sales, Will Get iPhone 5 in December

In Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) fourth quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook pointed out that China is still an “extremely exciting marke...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Amazon’s Kindle Finally Coming to Japan, Pre-orders Available Now

Amazon has finally issued an announcement that the Kindle is finally coming to Japan, as well as the Kindle store with 50,000 Japanese title...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 7:09 pm
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Singapore Startup Vibease Impresses in Dublin, and Announces Angel Funding

Those of you who attended our Startup Asia conference back in February likely haven’t forgotten the unusual startup, Vibease, who stol...

  • October 22, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Blackberry Makes a Fashion Statement with Zalora Singapore

Fashionably Bold, a fashion competition held by Blackberry and fashion e-commerce Zalora Singapore, reached its climax yesterday at 72-13 Ga...

  • October 19, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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KDDI Unveils New Winter Mobile Lineup for Japanese Market

KDDI (TYO:9433) unveiled its winter mobile line up this afternoon in Tokyo, with a number of new Android devices stepping into the spotlight...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 7:20 pm
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Founder Lei Jun Talks About Xiaomi, China’s Disruptive Phone-Maker [INTERVIEW]

If you’re familiar with the Chinese tech scene, chances are you are also familiar with serial entrepreneur Lei Jun (pictured above). Recen...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 1:41 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note II Goes on Sale in Indonesia on Saturday

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will start selling in Indonesia this Saturday in five cities: Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan, and Makassar. Sa...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 5:34 pm
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Rumor: Xiaomi’s Apple TV-Like Set-Top Box Coming Next Month

A couple weeks ago we passed along an interesting rumor that Xiaomi, the company that more or less started the cheap-but-powerful Android ph...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 1:08 am
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New Shenzhen Apple Store Set to Open November 3rd

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has set an official opening date for its seventh store in mainland China – and its first in the south of the count...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Chinese Stores Start Selling Microsoft Surface RT Early, Pull in Queues of Eager Buyers

Enthusiast queues of gadget buyers in Beijing are greeting the launch of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet. Scheduled for launch as the cl...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 9:55 pm
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Apple iPad Mini Coming to Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore November 2

Continuing this year’s trend of announcing products that are the same as other products except for slight size modifications, Apple to...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 4:48 am
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Apple iPhone’s Siri Helps Chinese Users Find Prostitutes, Pornography

It’s no secret that the English-language version of Apple’s Siri iPhone app can recognize and answer queries about where to find...

  • October 20, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Microsoft Launches Online Store in China, Ready to Ship Surface Tablets

China is not short of online shopping options – and now there’s one more, with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) today unveiling an offici...

  • October 19, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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Fujitsu’s Video Data Transmission Technology Could Make Commercials Fun Again

We’ve written a lot about QR codes recently, especially with Chinese application WeChat using them creatively as part of social chat p...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Gartner: Lenovo Passes HP to Become World’s Top PC Maker (But IDC Disagrees)

China’s Lenovo (HKG:0992) has passed HP (NYSE:HPQ) to become the world’s leading PC maker in 2012 Q3, according to research firm...

  • October 11, 2012
  • at 3:56 pm
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Qihoo Bests Xiaomi, Will Unveil China’s Cheapest Quad-Core Phone Tomorrow

The Chinese software company and search engine Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) doesn’t want to let the upstart phone-maker Xiaomi get all the gl...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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