Posts Categorized: Gadgets


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Crowdfunded in China: tablet assault rifles, smart cooking pots, Roomba’s Chinese nephew, and more

Come one, come all, and feast your eyes on the latest creations vying for the crowd's cash in China. Here's our top five favorite crowdfundi...

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next month

China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB ...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 7:09 pm
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

Bad news for Samsung: 85% of people in Philippines willing to buy homegrown smartphone brands

Smartphone growth is being fueled not by big names like Samsung but by the increasing demand of homegrown smartphone brands in the country.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Tesla sales start in China

Tesla begins sales in China, plans to assemble cars at Chinese factory in future

Exactly seven months after first taking pre-orders from hopeful Chinese customers, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is starting sales and shipments in Ch...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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Oppo’s Find 7 launched in Indonesia, one-ups the Samsung Galaxy S5

This month marks Oppo Indonesia’s first year anniversary. The country overtook Thailand to become Oppo’s biggest market outside its home...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Two Xiaomi phones crack top 10 rankings for global smartphone sales in February: report

Xiaomi, China’s golden boy smartphone maker, is rolling with the big dogs – according to a study from Hong Kong-based Counterpoi...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified self’ to your car

Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified self’ to your car

Pakistan-based startup xGear is preparing to go global with a gadget that gives drivers detailed data about their journey and their vehicle....

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm
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Xiaomi set to expand into 10 more countries this year, including India, Indonesia, and Brazil

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will enter no less than 10 countries this year: Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, R...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to de...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Xiaomi looks to steal thunder from OnePlus with launch of mysterious new gadget on same day, April 23

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today gave fans a sneak peek at an upcoming new device. But what is it?

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the country’s PCs, are on XP right now.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Alibaba and maker of failed Nintendo NES clone team up to create China’s next game console

The G20 will run on Aliyun OS, Alibaba's Linux-based smartphone OS. Along with the console, several peripherals like yoga blankets, an exerc...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

China’s shoppers got the newest iPhone and iPad models on their global launch day – for the first time ever – on November ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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