Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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An Apple employee has left another iPhone prototype at a bar in San Francisco, reports Cnet. Apparently the loss occurred in the Mission district in late July, according to their sources. The lost iPhone went missing at Cava 22, a ‘tequila lounge’, after which Apple contacted the San Francisco Police to get assistance in securing [...]
Here's a group of talented Chinese girls playing Linkin Park 's "Iridescent" with over 10 units of Android phones as accompaniment. These girls did a very good job, and we think they may have a chance to get a record deal. Watch the performance after the break.
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Today, FastCoDesign posted a series of animated GIFs, which capture Manhattan born Director Stanley Kubrick’s most epic scenes. We’re big fans of Kubrick’s here at The Next Web so we couldn’t help reposting a few of them. For a walk down memory lane of his disturbing cult films such as Dr. Strangelove, The Shining and [...]
Last week, Apple has announced that Steve Jobs would be replaced by Tim Cook as Apple's new CEO. The breaking news has really took a lot of concern from the whole world, especially the Chinese people from China. The immense popularity of Apple's products in China have made everyone believe that the communist country will soon become Apple's largest market. Almost every Chinese newspaper from different province and cities have put up Steve Jobs' resignation as the headlines news. We have gathered all the front pages of different Chinese newspaper from last week. As we can tell, the Chinese media and the Chinese people are very, very, and very concerned about Steve Jobs and Apple's product. More front page pictures after the break.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Steve Jobs' resignation from the top managing post of Apple has led many fans and industry analysts in China to question the future of the U.S. technology giant. Jobs' resignation ranked as the day's top hot topic on Sina Weibo, the country's most popular microblogging site, collecting 1.5 million posts in just one afternoon, just hours after the California-based company announced that Jobs would be replaced by Tim Cook as Apple's CEO. The immense popularity of Apple's products have led some observers to believe China is becoming Apple's largest market, so it may be no surprise that the Chinese Internet is abuzz over Jobs' resignation ...
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Enter the Samsung Conquer 4G, the latest addition to Sprint's blazing-fast lineup. Rather than going head-to-head with giants like the Photon 4G and EVO 3D, the company's strategy is to offer a WiMAX-enabled handset that's light on the wallet. It's not the least expensive of the bunch these days -- the Samsung Nexus S 4G takes the cake there -- but it's another option to toss into the network's growing lineup. So does this mid-range handset have a shot at living up to its namesake? Keep on reading to find out.
Gallery: Samsung Conquer 4G
Today, we see a photo of Steve Jobs looking not in very good shape. We see Mr. Jobs stood with the support of a friend, and there's a wheelchair beside him. Jobs is no longer in his iconic black turtleneck-and-bluejeans uniform, he wears a red turtleneck. And he is accompanied by his wife and son.
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The Icon HD is the same as the existing Icon, only with a bigger, better speaker inside — [...]
Hot on the heels of the reports that BA and United Airlines were dishing out iPads to their respective flight crews, UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has started kitting its trolleys out with docking stations for the Apple device. As the Telegraph reports, Sainsbury’s is pimping up its rides and is rolling out a brand new [...]
Monday, 29 August 2011
Chinese online video giant YouKu, popularly known as ‘the Chinese YouTube’, has agreed to a deal with DreamWorks Animation that will make the Kung Fu Panda film series available through the site’s premium movie service. According to Reuters, the films – which have been accused of “twisting Chinese culture” – will initially be available through [...]
Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) developed a low cost device which is able to perform genetic analysis on microRNAs. The device, which is called Gene-Z, operates with an iPod Touch or Android-based tablet and can be charged using solar energy. This makes it a perfect tool to use in low-income and resource-limited countries. �It makes it possible to screen for cancer markers in rural areas where the pathology department is far out of reach or non-existent.
Syed Hashsham, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at MSU, worked together with Reza Nassiri of the Institute of International Health. He demonstrated the Gene-Z at the NIH Cancer Detection and Diagnostics Technologies for Global Health Conference last week.
David Chavez, a product designer based in San Fransisco, has come up with a really neat concept design for a braille watch called Haptica. Though the product has not been fully developed yet, the concept design has been kicking around for a little while. The watch is read by sliding a finger through a slot on it’s face, at the base of which are braille dots which represent the time.
According to the video (see below), a number of braille watches currently exist. However, these can be slow or difficult to read without attracting attention. Haptica aims to overcome these limitations by making it easy and quick to read with a single finger swipe. The Haptica design has already won several awards and is currently in the early stage of fund raising and engineering. The implementation for the braille time-face presents a substantial engineering challenge and it will be interesting to see how this will be implemented.
Chicago is working nights and weekends to become a respected technology hub, and not simply the ‘Groupon City.’ Momentum in Chicago, the nation’s third largest�metropolis, is picking up, and fresh money is blossoming dozens of companies around the area. Indications of this are cropping up all the time, for example hackathons are doubling in size [...]
Nokia 701, 700 and 600 get hands-on treatment with Symbian Belle, Nokia proposes NFC love in China (video)
Gallery: Nokia 600, 700 and 701 hands-on