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November 26, 2013  1:28 PM

The iPhone thief and the drinks mafia boss

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Apple, China, icloud, iPhone, thief

January 8, 2013  10:59 AM

Chinese father hires gamers to “kill” his son

WAshford Profile: WAshford
China

A father in China has hired virtual assassins to hunt down his 23-year-old son and kill his avatar to help cure his suspected addiction to online games. 

The father, named by the Kotako East blog as Mr Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his unemployed...


November 1, 2012  11:42 AM

Apple’s Siri silenced on a certain topic in China

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Apple, China, iPhone, nokia, Siri, twitter

Apple's voice recognition technology on the iPhone is used widely in China to provide help in finding suppliers of goods and services, but it has been silence on one particular topic.

According to reports,...


August 6, 2010  2:15 PM

Computer super-material could stop your shoes smelling

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
China, Downtimes, E-coli, semiconductors

Graphene has been heralded as the new super-material. It possesses incredible strength and elasticity, while its exceptionally high conductivity and use in flexible semiconductors could soup up computing.
If that weren't enough,...


January 13, 2010  1:15 PM

Downtime forces Google’s hand on China

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
China, Google

Less than a week passed before Google responded to Downtime's prod to stop censoring search results delivered to Chinese web users.
Well, we'd like to claim the credit, but we suspect...


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