A photo alleging a Chinese kids urinated into a paper cup held by his father at a hot pot restaurant, has triggered public discontent over the boy’s parents and the restaurant in China. The incident was happened in Beijing. Waiters at the restaurant did not intervene, despite customer complaints. After getting expose of the news, the restaurant admitted that they did not properly handle the issue. This is what you called the power of a great nation, with ignorant and lazy parent. So please learn how to enjoy this kind of free entertainment when you have the chance to dine in a Chinese hot pot restaurant.
A horrific traffic accident happened somewhere in China. A small truck carrying liquified petroleum erupting into flames, burning alive the driver of a bigger truck behind it. WARNING: charred body’s footage …
HTC is ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note with a phone/tablet hybrid device of its own. The Taiwanese handset maker will realese the phablet in September or October. It features a 5-inch display with a 1,794×1,080-pixel resolution, that means the full resolution of the device could be 1,920×1,080 pixels with 126 vertical lines reserved for Android’s onscreen buttons. Right now, the largest screen size provided by HTC is measured at 4.7 inch. Samsung, which pioneered the development of the 5-inch segment, also plans to release a 5.5-inch model, the Galaxy Note II, at the end of August …
19 China-based companies have formed the Speech Industry Alliance of China (SIAC) to integrate resources for developing smart Chinese-language speech (voice)-recognizing technology. The alliance will promote voice applications as well as establishing a supply chain in competition with Apple, Google and Microsoft. The 19 companies include Anhui USTC iFlytek, Huawei, Lenovo, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. iFlytek is a leading mobile app with smart Chines-language speech-recognizing technology, it has more than 5,000 partners in China and a market share of about 70 percent …
Ferrari, Shell and Lego have team up a promotion in Hong Kong, by building a real-size Ferrari racing car with lego bricks. It took about 810 hours to complete the build, weight-in 700 kg, surprisingly it’s even heavier than the real F150o Italia ! The realistic Lego Ferrari comes along with real tire and seat belt, and Shell HK is having some guessing competition, asking the local resident for an answer on how many pieces of lego bricks need to build this fake Ferrari. More photo after the break.
A cycling accessories company in Hong Kong has came out a bicycle USB-Powered generator. BikeCharge Dynamo is a new generation system which is efficient and compact plus weatherproof design, it produces 5-volt DC power that can be used to charge any USB powered device. It is universal and fits to any spoked wheel. There is also a built-in 1W front LED light for night traveling. With a 2-3 hours’ ride, it can fully charges most mobile phones. Now you can start adding juice to your gadgets with your own pedal power. Price at USD$99 (632 yuan), a little expensive. Demo video after the break.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news we have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on gas leak at Apple supplier’s plant, powerful rocket engine, Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet, China’s smartphone shipments and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: an interesting talk at TED on China’s Great Firewall … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and stay cool when you are in outdoor.
Apple is planning to make a 7-inch iPad to compete with Nexus 7 and Kindle fire. Some images — claiming to be legit parts of 7-inch iPad — popped up on SINA Weibo, the largest social media site in China. It’s an new account just activated two days ago by an oversea Chinese user live in the U.S. There’s no other activity on the account to back up the source. So far the new mini iPad doesn’t come with rear camera, same as Nexus 7. This is properly the initial leak on Apple’s 7-inch iPad, we believe we will see more teases like this in the upcoming week.
A Chinese granny from Ningbo city, northeast China tied a sex doll covered with a red see-through lingerie to a tree next to the crosswalk. WTF was she doing ? A commuter has taken this picture and posted on his micro-blog (SINA Weibo) to find out an answer. The news went viral in several Chinese forum and picked up by international news agency. But due to some of the info has been interpreted wrongly, people are making up the story. Huffington Post said that she tied the counterfeit cutie to a tree was hoping to slow down the speeding drivers near her home. It sound quite real for the purpose, but nobody has further confirm the hilarious action. We can understand this kind of misleading news, trying to become more entertaining in order to draw attention on social network. But some confirmation will be much appreciate.
A report from a Shanghai-based analyst firm claims that the Chinese version of the iOS App Store accounted for 18 percent of total downloads in the second quarter, but just only accounted 3 percent of revenue. China stands as Apple’s second-largest app market in terms of downloads. The report estimates that the country’s share of total App Store revenue was significantly smaller than the estimated 42 percent revenue share from the US, which accounts for 28 percent of downloads. According to the research, it’s notable that the majority of iOS downloads in China are free apps …
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