There are more handset companies cranking out new smartphones in China than we can count. But Xiaomi is one of the few companies that actually has a little bit of name recognition outside of China, thanks in part to the company’s popular MIUI skin for Android. The smartphone cult hero, called out by CNN last year, has given us some pretty great hardware with good price. This year, the company seem not ready to give us the Xiaomi Phone 3 with 5-inch Full HD display, so they just did a hardware upgrade to their flagship phone from last year, which Apple will also be doing this year with their iPhone 5. The unveiling of Xiaomi Phone 2S and low-price 2A have not given us too much excitement, Xiaomi company is trying to make their MIUI custom ROM to be the spot light. Also, the announcement event is no longer mirroring Apple’s WWDC, Xiaomi is now showing its own characteristic and brand image. Xiaomi even produce a short film about the dream of a young racer, to express the entrepreneurial story behind the startup Chinese phone company. Most surprisingly, their boss is now dressing like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos …
During China’s annual Qingming Festival, also known as “Tomb Sweeping Day,” Chinese people repair and clean the graves of dead relatives as part of an ancient custom to ensure a peaceful afterlife. They also leave offerings of food, fake money and liquor. Under Mao, the practice of leaving offerings to the dead was suppressed, but it was quickly reinstated once he was no longer in power. In 2008, the festival was made a national holiday, and last year 520 million Chinese visited cemeteries – almost all bearing some kind of gift. Traditional gifts include fake money and paper bags of clothing. But in recent years, people are now giving paper representations of TV sets, washing machines, houses and luxury cars. With the popularity of Apple products in China, cardboard representations of popular mock Apple products have gone to the top of the gift list …
Last year, to mark the first anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, Madame Tussauds had revealed a new wax figure of the legendary technology pioneer in Hong Kong. The Steve Jobs wax figure has given the public the opportunity to pay some tribute to a genius who has helped to shape the world with technology. We had visited the museum and we are deeply impressed by the craftsmanship. Now the wax figure has traveled on to China Shanghai for a second reveal. ‘Steve Jobs’ will be staying in Shanghai for three months, the next stop will be Thailand. As what we know, there is no plan for presenting the figure in the west. You can find out more info on Madame Tussauds’ Shanghai official web page. Few more pics after the jump.
If you are our reader, you should know that we wrote a lot of articles about knockoff, and knockoff new has been one of the most important elements of our blog. Today, the last day of 2012, we’d like to take a moment and look back at the coolest knockoff of 2012 including the clone of iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Steve Jobs wax figure. Sit back and enjoy!
It’s Apple Keynote day, and here’s a trippy Taiwanese animation for you to watch while you’re waiting for Tim Cook or Phil Schiller to stand on stage to announce the iPad mini . The Taiwanese animation company NMA has made a hilarious video of an animated version of the iPad mini, depicting Steve Jobs as Palpatine and using force lightning to destroy the smaller iPad. Watch the animation after the break.
We often post items from our tips box, and today when we’re checking our tips box, we came across something phenomenal. A tipster sent us this photo showing the Steve Jobs action figure being placed beside a memorial book that says, ‘This register is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs’. According to the tipster, he placed the Jobs action figure at Jobs’ final resting place — Alta Mesa Memorial Park in California. Full story after the break.
The man who shaped contemporary consumer technology died on October 5, 2011. He helped change the personal computers from a geeky hobbyist’s obsession to a necessity of modern life at work and home, and in the process he upended not just personal technology but the cellphone and music industries. Today is the one anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, Apple updates its homepage with a poignant remembrance of the company’s co-founder, marking the day one year after Steve Jobs passed away. A short tribute video posted to Apple.com, famous quotes and images of the Apple co-founder are recounted from his time at the technology giant. We have gathered all the news we reported last year on Steve Jobs’ death for a remembrance recap. If you still miss the great one, you can head to our recent story on visiting Steve Jobs’ wax figure in Hong Kong.
It is close to a year since we lost Steve Jobs, some believe Jobs live on, and today, some Chinese citizens spotted Jobs in mainland China. Where? In the Chinese city of Xi’an, where Jobs was spotted in the back of a truck which is traveling on the road. More photos after the break.
To mark the first anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, Madame Tussauds has revealed a new wax figure of the legendary technology pioneer this week in Hong Kong. The co-founder of Apple and brain behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad has portrayed in his trademark relaxed style, wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi’s 501 jeans and New Balance sneaker. The pose shows Jobs with arms casually folded in front of him, head tilted slightly with a warm smile. The production team had also replicated a pair of Lunor spectacles which is previously custom made for Jobs. The wax figure has given the public the opportunity to pay some tribute to Steve Jobs who has helped to shape the world with technology. We have visited the museum personally and we are deeply impressed by the craftsmanship, the genius has indeed reborn in Asia …
To mark the first anniversary of Steve Jobs death, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, the famous worldwide wax figure museum, will reveal the legendary business man, inventor and technology pioneer, Steve Jobs, on 27th September. The co-founder of Apple and the brain behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad will be portrayed in his trademark, wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance sneaker. The pose, inspired by photographs taken at the shoot for his famous Fortune Magazine front cover in 2006, shows Jobs with arms casually folded in front of him, head tilted slightly with a warm smile. The professional team of Madame Tussauds had also replicated a pair of Lunor spectacles which is previously custom made for Jobs …
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