Posts Tagged 'china'

English Accents As Viewed By Young Taiwanese ESL Learners

-So which teachers are Canadian? asks Student A.
-T. Range, T. K, and T. R., answers Student E.
-How about T. Br?
-He’s American, as is T. J., I interject.
-How about T. Be?
-He’s from England.
-What’s the difference between them all?
-It’s the way that they all say “out”. Canadians will say it this way. The English say it this way and Americans say it this way.
(Student E demonstrates to Student A, quite hilariously while I listen in. This whole conversation took place in Mandarin.)

This Isn’t an Alien Invasion… They’re Just Smog-Cleaning Robot Jellyfish!

Most modern cities have bad air, it just comes with the fact that when people live very close together, and they have a lot of cars and industrial complexes, they pollute the environment. Heavy traffic doesn’t help at all, and that’s why this unusual new kind of structure has been conceived to help clean things up.

robotic jellyfish pollution ph conditioner skyscraper

Read more @ Technabob

L’EDITO Tangram Chinese Puzzle Cabinet

L'EDITO-Tangram-Chinese-Puzzle-Cabinet

This shelving unit was made to look like a Chinese Tangram puzzle. The L’EDITO Tangram has asymmetrical pieces that have been arranged in a pleasing form. It was designed by the At-Once Studio.

Read more @ GeekAlerts

Developer Outsourced Own Job to China

There’s nothing worse when you learn that your job is about to be outsourced to another country. Apparently, one U.S. software developer took matters into his own hands and outsourced not just his own job, but a couple of his jobs to China – raking in the profits.

outsourcing job china

Read more @ Technabob

Cellular iPad Mini to Hit China January 18

Until I actually played a bit with an iPad Mini, I could see no reason why anyone would want to own an iPad and an iPad Mini at the same time. Though once I saw one up close, I like the small form factor, and lightweight, especially when you compare it side-by-side, to the iPad.

ipad mini 4 cellular release china

Read more @ Technabob

Chinese Man Dies After 40-Hour Gaming Marathon

Actually, I’m kind of surprised that there aren’t more deaths caused by compulsive gaming. Just like anything else, you can become completely addicted to games if you’re not careful. That’s something that potentially led to the death of a Chinese man, who dropped dead during a marathon gaming session.

video game death china

Read more @ Technabob

Father Hired In-Game Assassins to Save Son from Gaming Obsession

MMORPGs and other kinds of online games can take over your life, if you’re not careful. Just like most things, there’s something to be said about moderation. In order to save his son from his growing gaming addiction, a father in China decided to take matters into his virtual hands – hiring some online hitmen to go after his son’s character.

in game online hitmen

Read more @ Technabob

New Chinese Survey Reveals Extensive Coastal Pollution

green-algae-bloom

A national marine survey of China’s marine resources paints a disturbing portrait of its current coastal environment. The survey was launched in 2004 by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and was finally completed last month.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Xiaomi MI-TWO Android Phone: Only in China (for Now)

While some of our phones are still designed in the West, most of them are manufactured in China. In Beijing, the latest Xiaomi Phone was officially launched. It will be carried by Chinese-specific carriers, such as China Unicom and China Telecom.

xiaomi mi two smartphone china

Read more @ Technabob

Chinese-Built Superyacht Can Be Controlled Via iPad

I guess that in the future, everyone will control everything using their tablets. With that in mind, some enterprising manufacturers in China decided to make their latest superyacht controllable via an iPad. I bet this beats your Parrot AR.Drone any day.

adastra super yacht ipad remote control

Read more @ Technabob


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