Tag Archives: china

  • Jif Jaf: An Oreo Cookie Designed for Chinese Consumers

    Jif Jaf: An Oreo Cookie Designed for Chinese Consumers

    Here’s a good lesson in cultural relativity. In the United States, I think almost everybody likes Oreo cookies. It’s tough to imagine anyone not liking them, but a jump halfway across the globe finds an entire culture that just doesn’t connect with Oreos, and in fact Kraft was reportedly losing money on every Oreo cookie […]

  • Samsung Leader 8: A New Flip Phone Riff Coming to China

    Samsung Leader 8: A New Flip Phone Riff Coming to China

    It was only a matter of time before the beginning of a full-fledged flip phone revival – after all, aren’t we all (at least those of us who are old enough to remember) nostalgic for the time before we spent most of our waking hours connected to everyone we know and the world at large? […]

  • Straddling Bus Concept Takes Passengers Above Traffic Jams (Video)

    Straddling Bus Concept Takes Passengers Above Traffic Jams (Video)

    Remember on Inspector Gadget when Inspector Gadget would get stuck in traffic, and drive over it by extending his car up on stilts built into the wheels? Somebody over in China does, because a “straddling bus” concept was recently unveiled at the international High-Tech Expo in Beijing. A passenger on a straddling bus wouldn’t have to […]

  • $1.5 Million Ferrari LaFerrari Totaled in China

    $1.5 Million Ferrari LaFerrari Totaled in China

    Whenever I read about someone spending an exorbitant sum on a car, the first image my mind shows me is it ending up totaled on a freeway somewhere. Now, a motorist in China has made my pessimism (or maybe it’s just morbidness) come to life, crashing and totaling his $1.5 million 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari. The […]

  • Flask: A Speakeasy “Inside” a Vintage Coke Machine

    Flask: A Speakeasy “Inside” a Vintage Coke Machine

    Probably the best part about the old Prohibition days was the thrilling sensation that everyday people got that they were participating in a secret criminal enterprise. That sensation is probably why speakeasies never went completely extinct, even when it became legal to drink alcohol again. A new example of this phenomenon is Flask, a Shanghai […]

  • LG Unveils Smartphone With World’s Thinnest Bezel (Photos)

    LG Unveils Smartphone With World’s Thinnest Bezel (Photos)

    Korean tech brand LG has always been interested in breaking barriers, and their latest is pretty impressive. They’ve developed a smartphone with a bezel only 0.7mm, the thinnest in the world. The process that makes such a thing possible is called “Neo Edge,” and LG presumably intends to use it on an entire range of […]

  • Chinese Theme Park to Include Full-Size ‘Titanic’ Replica

    Chinese Theme Park to Include Full-Size ‘Titanic’ Replica

    There are a lot of properties out there that are untapped potential theme park attractions, including comic strips, books, video games, and movies. But very few of those properties have the name recognition of the RMS Titanic, the famously doomed ocean liner from the early 20th century. So it makes a weird kind of sense […]

  • Factory Workers In China Sport Air-Conditioned Vests

    Factory Workers In China Sport Air-Conditioned Vests

    On the list of nice places to work, “factory in China” is close to the bottom. But according to China Daily, it’s at least getting a little cooler for some Chinese factory workers, thanks to a new piece of air-conditioned apparel. The air-conditioned vests work through a series of tubes (not the internet kind) that […]

  • Jordan CP3.VII Drops In China

    Jordan CP3.VII Drops In China

      As part of the ongoing Jordan Brand worldwide promotional tour, the newest pair of Chris Paul‘s signature sneakers, the Jordan CP3.VII, have been unveiled in China. The advance look of the Jordan CP3.VII sneakers includes two new colorways, one in a shiny red and the other in a purple and black combination. Release details […]