TSMC Warns a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Would Shut It Down

TSMC is sounding the warning about a potential Chinese invasion, saying such an eventually would effectively shut down the chipmaker.

Chinese Economist: China ‘Must Seize TSMC’ If the West Imposes Sanctions

TSMC is once again factoring into geopolitical posturing, with a Chinese economist saying the country should invade Taiwan and seize TSMC in the event of sanctions.

Taiwan Claims to Have Enough Water to Keep Chip Industry Going…For Now

The Taiwanese government has offered assurances there is enough water to keep the country’s chipmaking industry running till May.

Not So Fast: Tesla Plows Into Overturned Truck in Autopilot Failure

Autonomous driving critics were handed another example supporting their skepticism, as a Tesla Model 3 plowed into an overturned truck.

Google Shutting Down China Offices Due to Coronavirus

The Verge is reporting that Google is taking the drastic step of temporarily shutting down all of its China offices in the face of the coronavirus. Google confirmed to The Verge Wednesday that it was shutting down all of its…

Netflix Is Launching In These Countries In Early 2016

Netflix announced that it will launch in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in early 2016. The news follows a September 2 launch in Japan, which was the company’s first launch in Asia. The company reaffirmed its plans to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Senkaku Islands Landing Highlights Japan-China Tensions

Japanese nationalists have highlighted tensions between Japan and China by landing on the disputed Senkaku Islands and raising the Japanese flag. According to Japan Times, members of the nationalist group called Gambare Nippon were protesting in response to a similar…

Diablo III Marathon Kills Taiwanese Teenager

I will be the first person to admit that I have something of a video game addiction. If I’m not playing some sort of fighting game — the amount of hours I’m dumped into the recent “Mortal Kombat” is as…