You really can buy anything in China — even products from the future!
Apple's Genius Bars in official Apple Stores are known to be extremely friendly and helpful, but what happens if you have a fake MacBook Air that's gone haywire? Will the "geniuses" help your FakeBook out? If you live in China, apparently they will!
Not to be outdone by the rest of the world's fancy schmancy International Space Station or whatever, the Chinese are getting ready to launch the first piece of their own space station into orbit later this year.
Add this to the list of crazy stuff people will do for technology. We've heard of young teens trading kidneys for iPads, virginities for iPhones and weirdos who eat deep-fried PSPs, but parents selling their kids to fund internet gaming addictions? That's new and insane.
Those "fake Apple Stores in China sure made a huge stink when BirdAbroad exposed an almost-spot-on bootleg retail, didn't it? After a citywide inspection of over 300 electronics stores in Kunming, Chinese city officials slammed down their mighty hammers, forcing two shops selling Apple goods to close.
The BirdAbroad blog blew up the Internet with the discovery of a fake "Apple Stoer" in Kunming, China. Just about a billion media outlets have picked up the story, and now we're awash with more details — and some fallout.
Chinese bootleggers have been making cheap knockoffs of Apple products for years, but now the crooks have upped their game. Instead of trying to peddle their fake iPads and iPhones from the back of a Chinese white van, entire fake Apple Stores are starting to pop up around the country.
Our dependence on foreign oil sucks, but it's nothing to our dependence on foreign rare earth metals, which are things like yttrium and gadolinium that enable us to fulfill our lust for complex technology. China produces some 97% of the world's supply and they've been stingy as of late, but a new seafloor discovery may change all that.
Earlier this month a teenager in China sold his kidney for an iPad 2 and now a Chinese girl is reported to have put her virginity up for sale for an iPhone 4. We knew China was gaga over Apple gadgets, but this is starting to get out of hand!
Beijing has some amazing architecture like the beautiful Bird's Nest Stadium built for the 2008 Olympics, but this new massive hotel project looks like it could have been designed by a team of aliens.