Posts Categorized: Gadgets

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Xiaomi teases launch of next flagship smartphone on July 22, promises it’s made of a hunk of metal

Is this the Xiaomi Mi4? Xiaomi founder Lei Jun today teased the launch of the ‘4’, presumably the successor to the Mi3, on July 22.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:54 am
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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Cute or just creepy? 5 of Japan’s most human-like talking robots

From Gundam to ASIMO, Japan is a country obsessed with robots - especially those with a humanoid aesthetic.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 6:26 pm
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The one-man show that carried Smartisan to stardom in China

To a tech savvy Chinese person, the release of Smartisan T1 wasn’t really about another Android smartphone.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:07 am
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OnePlus One is China’s coolest smartphone… for now (REVIEW)

The One is OnePlus' first ever smartphone and it’s aimed squarely at the same demographic as the Xiaomi Mi3 in China and the Nexus 5 aroun...

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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Japanese office supply giant introduces business card scanners for individuals and companies

King Jim announced two new business card scanners that promise to organize and store contacts in an easily searchable manner.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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Is the Moto G the perfect contender to bring Motorola back into Asia? (REVIEW)

It's becoming increasingly easier to get a great phone at a low price, but can Motorola conquer Asia with the Moto G? Here's our review.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Docomo’s new gadget separates the SIM card from your mobile device, but why?

NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will show off a prototype of what the company is calling the world’s first SIM-based authe...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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SoftBank unveils Pepper, an emotional robot that will be sold to consumers next February

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank, introduced what he called the world’s first robot capable of recognizing hum...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 1:54 pm
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On launch day, Smartisan only sells 1,000 phones, blames Foxconn for low production capacity

Smartisan may have severely understimated the phone’s popularity from the get go, or, as a new company, it lacks enough cash flow to open ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:09 pm
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Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

9 months after launch, Xiaomi’s flagship Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun revealed today that the upstart phone-maker’s flagship device, the Mi3, has hit 10 million sales.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:43 pm
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Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014

Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014, still on target for 60 million this year

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said this morning that the Chinese phone-maker has sold 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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Indian estore Flipkart launches its own tablet

In a challenge to Samsung, Micromax, and Amazon, Indian estore Flipkart launches its own tablet

Perhaps inspired by arch-rival Amazon, India’s top ecommerce store today unveiled its own-brand tablet.

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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Is Japan hungrier for wearables than America?

28.2 percent of Japanese are definitely interested in using a wearable device, and a further 22.7 percent are neutral on the subject, meanin...

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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Depth-VR 3D glasses

With Depth-VR, a Chinese startup wants to bring 3D and motion detection for cheap into gaming

A Chinese startup is working on a gadget that will bring an immersive, 3D experience to gaming for a very low price – for less than US$70....

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US$21 million.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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Xiaomi's Hugo Barra speaking at Startup Asia Singapore 2014.

Xiaomi looks set to enter Indonesia in August

Xiaomi indicated today that it will most likely start selling its phones in Indonesia in August.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Huawei launches Ascend G6 in the Philippines, aims for 10% smartphone market share

China phone-maker Huawei launched the Huawei Ascend G6 in the Philippines.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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