All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Taiwan’

Katy Perry Dons Taiwan Flag, Sunflower Dress At Concert: Fashion Choice Or Political Stance?

Katy Perry ignited a political controversy Tuesday night when she donned Taiwan’s flag as a cape during her concert in Taipei, as well as a dress covered in sunflowers — the symbol of Taiwan’s anti-China protest, known as the Sunflower Student Movement, last spring. Taiwan has been the center of controversy for some time. Many countries, including the United States, …

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TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes, 47 Dead

A TransAsia Airways turboprop airplane crashed on an island near Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people. The crash set buildings on fire, however no one in those buildings suffered injuries or died. The plane–a 70-seat ATR 72–was making its second attempt at landing on the island of Makong during a severe thunderstorm. Eleven of the TransAsia Airways passengers were transported …

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XYZprinting To Launch Da Vinci 2.0 3D Printer In April

Taiwan-based XYZprinting shook up the 3D printing industry earlier this year when it announced it would be a launching a hobbyist 3D printer for only $500. The Da Vinci sported performance on the level of a MakerBot Replicator 2 at a quarter of the price. Now the company has an even better 3D printer set to launch next month. XYZprinting …

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Giant Rubber Duck Explodes In Taiwan [VIDEO]

A giant inflatable yellow duck measuring about 18 meters suddenly burst on Tuesday under unclear circumstances, leaving the locals, organizers and its designer disappointed. The organizers could not exactly tell what had caused the collapse but speculation is that it was attacked by eagles. One tourist claimed she saw something similar to an eagle scratching the giant duck with its …

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Giant Rubber Duckie Deflates in Taiwan

A giant, inflatable yellow duck burst this week in Taiwan. The duck was modeled after the popular “rubber duckie” bath tody design and had been floating in a Keelung City, Taiwan port for 11 days prior to New Year’s Eve. According to a Straits Times report, the duck was created by a Dutch artist and was to have been part …

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The Cheap Asian 3D Printer Rivals Are Here

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the price of 3D printers drop dramatically as key patents expire or the cost of components decrease. They still cost quite a bit of money, however, as much of the manufacturing and labor takes place in the U.S. Now Asian rivals, complete with cheaper labor costs, are trying to muscle their way into …

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Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast

The east coast of China sustained the ravages of Typhoon Fitow, having been warned of the impending storm Sunday by the National Meteorological Centre in a red alert (the highest level). The typhoon is expected to weaken quickly as it makes its way northwest. Above is some raw footage of the typhoon. Thousands of citizens were evacuated, according to Xinhua …

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Woman Quits Job: Viral Star’s Company Responds

Next Media Animation, the company that got a resignation video from employee Marina Shifrin in the form of a dance to a Kanye West song, has responded to the video which has now gone viral. Mark Simon, a spokesperson for the company, wrote a letter to Gawker explaining that the company was getting a bad rap due to Shifrin’s video …

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Foxconn Could Become Mobile Provider in Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, is looking to take its business beyond manufacturing. In addition to media and software investments, the company could soon become a mobile carrier in China. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Foxconn has applied for a 4G LTE mobile spectrum license in Taiwan. If the company qualifies, it …

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HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Suspends Development on Some New Models

DigiTimes, a Tiawanese publication that monitors technology manufacturing supply chains, reports this week that HTC has shifted its product outlook for 2013, preparing investors for a tough coming year. Citing unnamed “industry sources,” the report states that the device manufacturer has cut its smartphone shipment increase in half, down to 10-15% from 20-30%. In addition, the company is reported to …

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Apple TV May Come In Sizes Ranging From 46 To 55 Inches [Rumor]

The Apple TV is already a thing, but people are still holding out for an actual television from the hardware giant. Rumors of an Apple HDTV have been around for years, but 2012 saw a decided jump in reports and rumors. Now at the end of the year, it’s looking more and more like Apple really is making some televisions. …

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YouTube Presents Hosts First Ever Chinese-Speaking Band, Mayday

YouTube Presents, the site’s exclusive concert series, has been around for just under a year and half. In that time, they’ve hosted performances from Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Common, The Shins, Justin bieber, and Blondie. Today, YouTube is announcing the next band that will be featured on the series. Mayday, a five-piece alternative rock band from Taiwan will …

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