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64 GB iPhone 4 prototype discovered in China

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Rumors,

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A small batch of 64GB iPhone 4 prototypes was reportedly discovered in a "grey" market in Hong Kong, according to a couple Chinese blogs.

First announced on Chinese-language blog Unwire.hk and later "confirmed" by MIC Gadget, the 64GB model appears to be unlocked and running iOS 4.1.

MIC Gadget posted photos of the phone's exterior showing that, like the iPhone 4 prototype Gizmodo found in a bar last spring, this model has plenty of X's printed on its case: the model number states 'XXXXX'; FCC ID number is 'BCG- XXXXXX,'; printed capacity is 'XXGB.'

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Skype, other VoIP, may be illegal in China

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet, Software,

skype illegal china

According to a story in China's major newspaper, People's Daily, it appears that the Chinese government has declared all VoIP solutions not provided by the government's own China Telecom and China Unicorn to be illegal. This would make Skype, the most popular VoIP service, illegal as well. So far, Skype denies that it has been banned, and users in China keep using the service, but if the government were to apply this new rule, this would be a major drawback for Chinese users, and westerners traveling to the country.

Read More | People's Daily

TV Talk: Kevin Spacey’s HBO Series, Fantasia’s Promotional Tour

Kevin Spacey-Oscar winner Kevin Spacey could be making a home on television. The American Beauty star is in talks to play a cult leader in a The Crux, a new HBO series. Details on the project are scarce.

-A reported suicide attempt won’t keep Fantasia Barrino from a publicity tour. The former American Idol winner will being promoting her new album next week. First up, an appearance on GMA on August 24.

-Will Jet Blue steward Steven Slater slide his way onto a television show? Stone Entertainment has reportedly offered the flight attendant a chance to host a reality series about disgruntled employees and their dramatic exits.

-The Office will soon be opening a new headquarters overseas. Creator Ricky Gervais has announced that a Chinese version of the comedy is currently in development. The U.S. version will start Season 7 on September 23.


The 3D Express Coach brings new meaning to ‘Thru Traffic’

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Design, Science, Transportation,

3D Express CoachWhat do you do when you see a bus in the middle of the road? Drive through it, of course! Try that in America and you won’t be around to see the results, but China may have the answer.

The Chinese engineer firm, Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment, is hard at work on a new transportation system, called the ‘3D Express Coach’, that will allow road traffic to drive straight through their buses. This new bus design comes as a result of high traffic that has plagued China for some time now, to which the firm claims the 3D Express Coach will cut down on by 30 percent. The bus travels around 37 mph, and can transport over 1400 passengers.

Furthermore, to keep the risk of accident down, the 3D Express Coach will have alarms for cars travelling too close, or to signal when the bus is turning. As well as inflatable escape ladders à la the ones aboard airplanes to assist during emergencies. Construction on the 3D Express Coach will start later this year, with a pilot scheme in Beijing’s Mentougou District beginning in the meantime.

Read More | Daily Mail via CrunchGear


Google: China Hackers Stole Valuable Source Code

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Google, Internet,

Google ChinaAccording to McAffee CTO George Kurtz the cyber-attacks that occurred in January targed a small number of employees who controlled source code management systems.  These source code management systems handle the myriad changes that developers make as they write software, the breach of which can have a cascade effect across multiple levels of and as many as 30 other business targeted in the January attacks.  Aside from being awesome and using ‘cyber-attack’ in a sentence, I also have some valuable source-code for sale at rock-bottom prices; check out my store at ‘CyberNinjaAssassinCassanova138’ on eBay.

Read More | ComputerUser

First Look: Jaden Smith in Karate Kid Trailer


“The only way to stop them is to face them” - talking to Jaden Smith about

Hollywood remakes

his Chinese bullies.

In this remake of , the drama has shifted from Los Angeles to Beijing, chopsticks have been coupled with a fly swatter and “wax on, wax off” has been replaced with “pick up your jacket.” Otherwise, I think the story’s pretty much about the same…? (I’ll let you decide whether that’s a good thing or not.)

The martial arts action kicks in June 11.

Read More | E! Online

LED Illuminated Message Board lights up your life, and drawings

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Accessories, Household, Misc. Tech,

LED Illuminated Message Board

When I first saw the Illuminated Message Board, I wondered who could need such a showy product.  Then I thought of all the businessmen who could use some extra attention-getter for their small shops, and I began to see a market for it. 

You will notice that I didn’t say who would want the LED Illuminated Message Board.  The idea of owning a board that I could write glowing messages and pictures is a never-granted wish plucked from my own childhood.  Sadly, the luminescent pics are not forever, but they do last 50,000 hours.  All in all, it sounds like a good deal, as you should be able to get it at Chinavision for about $20. 

 

Read More | Chinavision via Tech Fresh


YouTube Blocked By Chinese Government

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

YouTube/ChinaYouTube spokesperson Scott Rubin claims that the site is currently blocked in China and has been since Monday. It has not been formally determined whether it was purposeful or a technical glitch. This is not the first time this has happened, as earlier this month access was denied because of the 1 year anniversary of protests by Tibetans. Since January, the government has closed several sites that were popular with Tibet. Not the first to censor the site, China joins Turkey and Thailand’s previous blockages.

Read More | Reuters

Chinese Sites Apologize to Government

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google, Internet,

Internet ChinaWord has come down that after the Chinese government decided to limit Internet usage, 3 of the sites in question decided to apologize. Gaming sites NetEase and SINA were two of them. Baidu also issued one “to the netizens at large for the negative impacts we brought upon the society.” They also claimed that they had deleted the content and links in question. The oddest remark came from the BBC’s Micky Bristow who said China is trying to protect its young people. We will see where this goes and get back to you “youngsters.”

Read More | BBC

China Limits Internet Usage, Cites Porn and Obscene Content

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Google, Internet,

Chinese on PCsChina has decided to cut back on their country’s Internet access to porn and obscene content by blacklisting 19 portals and sites. Included in that list are Netease, Baidu and Google. The deputy director of the State Council Information Office, Cai Mingzhao, said “Immediate action is needed to purify the Internet environment.”

Supposedly the Chinese Google has links to porn sites and although China’s Internet Illegal Information Reporting Center asked them to take them off, nothing was done. A spokesperson there said, “Google is neither the owner of those Web sites and porn nor does it spread (that) information intentionally.” We figure if someone wants to find that sort of content, there is always a way.

Read More | CNN

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