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3D Printing Goes to College
3D printing in the field of education has been in the news for some time now, particularly in institutions of higher education, as they offer the perfect testing ground for expanding R&D in this industry. There is already a scattering of schools globally that are either experimenting with holding...Read More
In what seems a reaction to the drastic fall in global oil prices, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (commonly known as Sinopec) is looking to tap into areas of technological innovation. In particular, 3D-printing materials. The aim is to increasingly diversify their interests beyond oil production and become known...Read More
Using your smartphone to store and listen to music apparently isn’t enough for some people, as Sony has recently announced that it will be rolling out a new Walkman in February to meet demand. This time, however, the unit comes with a hefty price tag. With an expected retail...Read More
Taiwan’s convenience stores are comparable to those in Japan in that they are truly “convenient,” in every sense of the word. So the next time you’re grabbing some dinner to go, paying a bill, buying concert tickets, sending express mail, dropping off dry cleaning, or picking up a cold...Read More
Months ago we reported that Malaysian Airlines (MAS) had several options on the table after a disastrous (literally and figuratively) 2014. The theory that the Malaysian government might sell off huge chunks of the publicly traded airline seemed to hold the most weight, but ultimately ended up being nothing...Read More
Since the release of its first smartphone in 2011, China’s Xiaomi Inc. has grown at a rapid pace and is now the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer (behind Apple and Samsung) with a valuation of US$46 billion. This comes after a round of funding which resulted in $1.1 billion from...Read More
Gmail Down for the Count in China?
Since Google’s announcement in 2010 that it would no longer agree to censor its search results in China, the government there has used increasingly pervasive measures to block access to the search engine giant. This major shift by Google was (at very least) attributable to a series of Beijing-based...Read More
As China’s “go to” search engine (read as: Google equivalent) and Web services company, one would imagine that Baidu already has its hands quite full. And yet the company has decided to expand into tech gadget development, most recently with the anouncement of its smartbike prototype, the DuBike. With...Read More
China and India—the two population powerhouses in Asia—are home to some 860 million Internet users. And that number is only growing. The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is reporting that these two behemoths account for almost 30% of the world’s total, and 66% of Internet users in the...Read More
With Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to dissolve parliament this week, so with it goes the only real chance there was to legalize casino gambling in the country. A large part of the Prime Minister’s economic growth program (dubbed “Abenomics”), it is now unlikely that the issue will...Read More