I’ve always been a bit curious about social media and its uses. In the US and most of Europe it’s pretty simple, Facebook and Twitter are the dominant platforms. Asia however is a completely different sort of beast, and many countries here have their own social media platforms that are better tailored to the language and social culture, like China.
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The Meizu M8 for M9 trade-in program that begun on May 10th seems to be a success as a member of Meizu Me, the popular Meizu forum, has received their brand new M9. This is pretty exciting news, and a huge PR and reputation boost for Meizu which is quickly becoming one of the best and most trusted cell phone brands in China.
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So the other day I came home and while parking my scooter I found that a new car sat parked in a parking spot nearby. The car was the Mini-E, BMW’s all-electric zero emissions vehicle. They’ve been producing them since 2009, but only around 600 people have had the privilege of testing out what is possibly the future of cars. It seems that the test vehicles have now many their way to Beijing as part of a 5 month road test.
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I recently came across some pretty hilarious comic strips on a Chinese blogger’s Weibo account and thought, “who would appreciate these more than my loyal readers!?” They’re drawn by Zenith Knight, a blogger who’s created these as part of his new comic titled DigiWar.
Very worth while comic strip after the jump!
A homeless Chinese man drew quite a crowd recently while showing off his 1337 (“elite”, for all you non-haxors) fruit slicing skillz at a subway stop. First of all, I think he’s revolutionized the world of begging, and therefore deserves an award. Second, clearly his begging has paid off…and I think I’ve found my next job. Who ever said being homeless can’t be fun?
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Have you ever had anything “disappear” in the office fridge? A few weeks back, we told you about some great USB gadgets that are perfect for keeping you sane at work. Well, we’ve found another. Introducing the Mini-USB fridge, and it’s the perfect way to keep your work day snacks and drinks cool without worrying about some fridge pirate looting your stuff. It’s got enough space for a 12oz Coke can, chocolates for ladies, and our personal favorite, coconut milk (it’s a China thing).
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We took a look at some of the grey markets the other day and came across this Mini Camera that some of the vendors were selling. Upon closer inspection, we realized that this thing not only takes pretty decent pictures (for it’s size) but also records video. It’s really small and actually comes with a motion activation mode that allows you to use it like a spycam. You can see that compared to this 3rd generation iTouch it’s It’s a pretty multi-talented gadget and only cost us 350 RMB (about $50 US). If you’re keen on grabbing one, we found it for about the same price on LightInTheBox.com.
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