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Tag: China

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 its team of legal ninjas could beat down the Chinese opposition that owned the trademark.

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 want to wear your iPhone on your feet, would you?

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 with just a few clicks?

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 hopefully, at least for now, won’t beat any human players.

Recycled Steel Ravage Transformer: An Oldie but a Goldie

Recycled Steel Ravage Transformer: An Oldie but a Goldie
For his day job, Alan Yang sells hand-painted bone China wares, but this robot is anything but that. He’s also one of those Chinese guys who likes to make awesome steel Transformers, and is part of the crew that made some of those gigantic IRL metallic bots.

Guy Flies Through Chinese Mountain with Wingsuit, Lives to Tell the Tale

Guy Flies Through Chinese Mountain with Wingsuit, Lives to Tell the Tale
Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s some guy in a wingsuit flying through a mountain. Stuntman Jeb Corliss has been using his Wingsuit since 2007, but this is one of his craziest stunts.

i camera iPhone 4 Case Takes Things a Little too Far

i camera iPhone 4 Case Takes Things a Little too Far
I’ve seen some cases and vinyl skins for the iPhone that attempt to make it look a little like a camera, and even ones that have some practical value, but I think this new case is just a little too over the top.

Android Mascot Mates With Bee and Makes Speaker

Android Mascot Mates With Bee and Makes Speaker
Ok, now that I’ve lured you into my web of curiosity with that headline, let me explain. What we have here is yet another unusual bastardized gadget from China – it’s a speaker that looks like the Android mascot – if it were a bee.

BlackBerry 9980 Spotted in China: Fake or No Fake?

BlackBerry 9980 Spotted in China: Fake or No Fake?
This BlackBerry popped up  a few days ago on a Chinese web site, and it’s supposed to be the new BlackBerry 9980. I have to admit that the design is somewhat intriguing, but if it really looks like this, will it sell?

World’s Cheapest iPad Only Runs One App

World’s Cheapest iPad Only Runs One App
With Apple’s wildly successful iPad, everyone and their brother wants a piece of the now lucrative tablet market. Even the low end of the market wants to get in on the action. Take, for instance, this ridiculous Chinese calculator designed to look (sorta) like an iPad.

Fake Apple Store in Kunming, China Changes Name, Keeps Apple Logo

Fake Apple Store in Kunming, China Changes Name, Keeps Apple Logo
Last month we talked a bit about a fake Apple Store in Kunming, China that was so convincing that some of the employees even though they worked for Apple. It was later discovered that there were about 22 other fake Apple Stores in Kunming and the authorities moved to close some of them down.

FoxConn to Replace Workers with 1 Million Robots?

FoxConn to Replace Workers with 1 Million Robots?
Despite the fact that having gadgets made in China already is one of the most economical ways to produce technology at scale, the nation is constantly thinking of new ways to make it even cheaper and more scalable to produce goods.

Chinese Man Brings Fake MacBook Air to Real Apple Store for Help, and Gets it!

Chinese Man Brings Fake MacBook Air to Real Apple Store for Help, and Gets it!
I am not sure what to make of this story. Either this guy was too cheap to buy a real MacBook Air and just some major stones to take it into a real Apple Store to get help from the Genius Bar, or the guy really thinks he has a real MacBook Air, and thought he was under warranty.

China Ready to Launch First Part of ISS Knockoff Tiangong This Year

China Ready to Launch First Part of ISS Knockoff Tiangong This Year
China is getting its own space station ready, since much of the rest of the world is participating on the ISS. The Chinese space station is called the Tiangong, which apparently means “heavenly place.” The Chinese space station will be much, much smaller than the ISS.

Fat iPhone 4 Knock Off is Actually a Fan

Fat iPhone 4 Knock Off is Actually a Fan
The amount of electronic gear that gets copied over in China never ceases to impress me. One of the things that most commonly get ripped off is the iPhone and other Apple gear. Some of the geeks at MIC Gadget were out shopping for gadgets and ran across this rip off.

There Are Actually Full-Blown Counterfeit Apple Stores Now In China? Seriously?

There Are Actually Full-Blown Counterfeit Apple Stores Now In China? Seriously?
I’ve seen a whole range of products from apparel to electronics to makeup of the counterfeit kind all bearing the markings of the Sleeping Giant that has already inevitably awakened. I appreciate the original “Made in China” stuff that I’ve got though, because you can get some high-quality stuff from there, if you know where to look and if you know who to trust.