The United States has the F-22. Russia has the Sukhoi T-50. And now, a series of recent pics shows that China has begun testing a second prototype of its own fifth-generation stealth aircraft, the Chengdu J-20.
Last week, I went to Shanghai for the very first time — I've been to other parts of China before. With no expectations, I landed in Shanghai ready to see the newest HP computers. I ended up seeing more than just Sleekbooks, new Ultrabooks and portable printers. Consider this my travel B-roll. These are my impressions of a city we all write about quite a bit as tech reporters, but usually for the gadgets being showcased, not the amazing city itself.
Hardcore users of the iPad have a secret fear that is seldom discussed but near the top of list if you live with your tablet as much as many of us do everyday. In short, it involves how to avoid getting smacked in the face with your iPad while falling asleep in bed.
An Australian billionaire is giving Titanic a sequel, but the actual ship, not the movie. Clive Palmer made billions on mining operations in his native country, and he's teaming up with a Chinese shipmaker to build a modern Titanic that's designed to be everything the first was, minus that whole sinking thing.
Those Chinese iPhone smugglers just don't know how to take a hint, do they? After one guy was caught with 30 iPhones taped to his body, another Chinese smuggler was caught trying to pass customs with 215 iPhones hidden inside empty beer bottles.
How much does China love the iPhone? So much that one unscrupulous company has decided to cash in on iPhone 5 hype early by offering, of all things, an iPhone 5 ice pop.
When I think of fun places to go on vacation, an abandoned industrial wasteland isn't usually high on my list. That's not going to stop the developers of this luxury resort near Shanghai, which has just broken ground.
The ancient traditions and contemporary customs of Asia continue to baffle Westerners, particularly when it comes to technology. Such is the case with China, where mourners are actually honoring their dead with paper iPads and iPhones.
Much has been made of the role of Apple in supervising the factory practices of China's Foxconn, the manufacturer of all those beloved iPhones and iPads. This week, the new most important person at Apple, CEO Tim Cook, decided to pay his gold mine a visit.
Becoming an astronaut isn't a cakewalk. You have to be somewhat smart and super fit. You are going to space, y'know. But if you're a Chinese female looking to go up to the final frontier, you'd better be married and not smell, or you won't be qualified.