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Chinese Mini-Subs Allow You to Be Like James Cameron… Or Not

Chinese Mini-Subs Allow You to Be Like James Cameron… Or Not

If you love what James Cameron just accomplished with his own deep-sea submersible, then you can have your own underwater adventures in these Chinese mini-submarines, which were the brainchild of a laid-off factory worker in Wuhan.…

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Taobao Offers Fake “Sent from my iPhone” Tag Service to Users: Why?

Taobao Offers Fake “Sent from my iPhone” Tag Service to Users: Why?

Before anything else, let me just say that I have nothing against China. In fact, I’m Chinese myself, although I wasn’t born or raised there. That said, I’m sometimes just simply blown away by how people…

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Chinese State Police Seize iPhone Gas Stoves

Chinese State Police Seize iPhone Gas Stoves

When you buy an iPhone stove, you want to make sure that it is the real deal. You don’t want to buy a knock-off. You want the real thing so it can run apps while you…

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Ferarri Knock-Off Cell Phones Defile the Ferrari Name

Ferarri Knock-Off Cell Phones Defile the Ferrari Name

You’ve got to hand it to the cheap Chinese gadget makers. Not only are they amazingly ballsy to release products which clearly bear the branding of products they haven’t licensed, but in this case, they’ve produced…

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Robots Dance in the Chinese New Year

Robots Dance in the Chinese New Year

Celebrating the Chinese New Year is a big deal in China. They go all out like it’s Christmas and New Years rolled into one, and millions of Chinese citizens tune-in to watch the Big-Show on TV.…

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This Robot Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About 3G

This Robot Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About 3G

So, you want to know about 3G, do ya kids? Don’t ask your dad or go to some tech website. Ask a robot. China Unicom’s “Waiter” robot, who appeared at the 2011 China Int’l Information and…

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Mole Kart for iPhone, It’s-a-Not-Me!

Mole Kart for iPhone, It’s-a-Not-Me!

Nintendo’s lawyers just got more work thrown their way. Mole Kart is a Mario Kart knock-off for iPhone that you will probably never see via the App Store. It doesn’t look half bad for a rip-off,…

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China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

The fastest train that I’ve been in is Taiwan’s High Speed Rail and it went about 190 mph. That’s pretty fast for a land-based vehicle if you ask me. You can basically get from one end…

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Modern Mickey Watch: Who’s the Leader of the Club That’s Made for L.E.D.?

Modern Mickey Watch: Who’s the Leader of the Club That’s Made for L.E.D.?

Geeks who also happen to be fans of Mickey Mouse might enjoy telling time with this modern watch, which uses the head and ears of the famous cartoon mouse to display the time.…

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BHR-3 Humanoid Robot Does Tai chi While Awaiting Skynet’s Signal

BHR-3 Humanoid Robot Does Tai chi While Awaiting Skynet’s Signal

Here is the latest human-built robot, which like those before it, will await its chance to join Skynet and enslave us all. This particular ‘bot is called BHR-3, a humanoid robot from the Beijing Institute of…

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PS Vita Gets Cloned Before Launch

PS Vita Gets Cloned Before Launch

Sony’s PS Vita hasn’t even had its official worldwide launch yet, and a clone has already been developed and launched in China. Begun, these clone wars have. The first PS Vita knock-off is called the Yinlips…

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Angry Birds Mate With PSP, Lay an Egg

Angry Birds Mate With PSP, Lay an Egg

You’ve gotta hand it to schlock gadget merchants of China for their ability to completely laugh in the face of all intellectual property laws. Take, for example, this craptacular version of Angry Birds which you can…

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Apple Doesn’t Own iPad Trademark in China

Apple Doesn’t Own iPad Trademark in China

It must really suck to be the person in charge of securing trademarks for Apple right now. Apparently, Apple thought that it had the trademark for the iPad name in China. Or at least it thought…

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iPhone 4 Flip Flop Case: The World’s Most Expensive (and Dangerous) Kids’ Shoe

iPhone 4 Flip Flop Case: The World’s Most Expensive (and Dangerous) Kids’ Shoe

So I’m really not sure why you’d ever want to buy an iPhone case that looks like a flip-flop sandal, but that didn’t stop somebody in China from making them anyhow. It’s not like you’d ever…

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iPlate Adds a Layer of Photoshop to Your Dinner

iPlate Adds a Layer of Photoshop to Your Dinner

…which is why these should have been called Photoplate instead. Whatever their name, Todd Burka’s designs will make Photoshop fans think of the possibilities of edible editing. What if you could enlarge or multiply your food…

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Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…

Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…

Playing table tennis is not something that should be easy for robots to do, so I was actually surprised that these ping-pong playing bots were unveiled in China. These smart ‘bots will play till 21, and…

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