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.
As China grows, so does its obsession for claiming world records. The latest record that the Chinese have achieved is one that Sonic would be proud of: driving a car through the world's largest loop the loop.
The story of China's rise to tech powerhouse is fueled in part by the industrious nature of country's 1.3 billion people. Case in point, a laid-off factory worker in Wuhan recently responded to his bad luck by starting, of all things, a submarine factory.
The case of the chain of fake Apple stores in China is a well known example of the lengths the country's retail community will go to in order to latch on to popular brands. So it should come as no surprise that someone has now done the same thing to Android.
Everybody knows that most of the smartphones we buy are made in China, but now it turns out that more of them are being bought in China than in the U.S.
Attention Apple product smugglers: this is an informative video on how not to smuggle iPhones from Hong Kong to Shenzen (home of all bootleg gadget clones). Or, if you must resort to these ridiculous tactics, at least be smart enough to not get all your loot confiscated.
China's reputation for selling knock-offs products with illegal branding is well known. But the latest infraction from the region involves iPhone branding on the most unlikely product you could ever imagine.