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!
This is our first year of creating a round up post to share our favorite Do-It-Yourself stories. A lot amazing DIY projects were seen from China this year, such as the homemade Lamborghini from villagers and the mini submarine. We also had a touching story on how a Chinese old man build himself a pair of bionic arms after losing both of his hands in an explosion. So, here we go, the top ten list of the most popular DIY project of 2012!
2012 is almost over, we have seen many extraordinary incidents this year, such as the flesh-hungry monster in China’s Subway and the massive civil unrest across 85 Chinese cities against Japan over Diaoyu islands. People in China are getting more attentions from the world, more astonishing Chinese cultures are being dug up. So, it’s time to wrap up the most ridiculous China’s news stories of the year. Check it out after the break!
Students in Jiangxi’s Donghua University often see a unique basketball player. He just has one leg. Recently, videos of him playing basketball have made it onto the web. This young man has been dubbed “Inspiring Basketball King.”Qu Shitao lost his right leg when he was 3 years old, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing the game he loves. The disabled young man plays basketball using a crutch, he now become a Chinese internet superstar after a local television report highlighted his amazing basketball skill with one legged. His newfound fame has paid off for him and he got the chance to meet Yao Ming, the ex-NBA basketball Superstar, on a trip to Shanghai. Video and more pictures after the break.
VIDEOS shot by mobile phone may generate over 90 million yuan (US$14.5 million) income in China this year, a 50-percent annual surge, thanks to the popularity of smartphones featuring high-quality cameras. So far this year more than 60,000 mobile-shot videos have been uploaded and income from online advertisements, sponsorship and mobile subscriptions is expected. According to Youku Tudou, the largest video hosting service in China, these videos have been viewed by over 40 million people either online or through mobile devices …
Few days ago, a Chinese woman got tasered by a pair of Nashua polices after she refused to leave an Apple Store. She named Xiaojie Li, 44 years old, a Chinese national who lives in Newton. On that day, Li was carrying about $16,000 in cash to shop for iPhone 5s, but Apple Store refused to sell it to her because the store manager explained she had already bought two iPhone 5s last Friday and the store policy limits customers to two phones each. Due to language barrier, Li couldn’t understand and thought it’s unfair because she saw other customers buying multiple iPhones, so she attempted to record video of them doing so. The manager then asked her to leave for numbers of times and saying she was not welcomed at there, but Li persisted to stay. Shortly, the store called the police officers to escort her out to provide mall security.
While Apple offers a 30-pin Camera Connection Kit — not a Lightning Connector version — the guys over at iPhone5mod has released a 3-in-1 Lightning Camera Connection Kit which is a versatile dongle with a trifecta of ports: USB, SD and microSD. Watch the promo video after the jump to see how it works.
To survive in the fierce competition of Chinese mobile market, the phone makers in China are trying to imitate everything from Apple. We have attended Meizu MX2 launch party in Beijing, which was considered to be another equivalent to Apple’s keynote event. Previously, we remembered CNN has mentioned that Meizu was formerly the coveted smartphone brand in China, but that mantle has passed on to Xiaomi which — like Apple — masterfully markets its technology like a lifestyle. But now we believe Meizu has strike back, which proved they can host a better Apple keynote knockoff in China. After having a preview video of Meizu MX2, we’ve made another video to take you through the magnificent Meizu MX2 launch event inside Beijing WaterCube. Meanwhile, we will look at Meizu MX2 in more details and how Meizu gives Xiaomi a big punch.
Meizu has finally announced its second generation Meizu MX, aka “Meizu MX2”, at a grand ceremony in Beijing WaterCube, and we have a hands-on video to give you a quick glimpse at the device, which will show the comparison between Meizu MX 2, iPhone 5 and Xiaomi Mi-Two. The main feature of MX2 is its 4.4-inch 1280×800 display that has 347ppi, an ultra-thin bezel along the edges, a revolutionary touch senitive home button design, new 1.6GHz MX5S quad-core processor and Flyme OS 2.0. Guys, Meizu MX 2 is just awesome!
In the last summer, we took part in a three days trip with Meizu’s fans and their staffs. Within the three days of vacation, we toured Meizu’s headquarter in Zhuhai, attended to the Meizu MX’s launch event in Guangzhou and went to a mysterious island somewhere in the South China Sea. We have made a special video for this trip, and it will show you how a Chinese smartphone brand connected with their users. Hope you guys would like it…=)
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