China is known for their elaborate knockoffs, and one of them is this MacBook Air, which features a unibody design. If you're not able to tell the difference at first glance, everything changes when you switch it on, as it's actually running Windows 7 Ultimate, and not OS X. This $328 laptop is powered by an Intel ATOM D2500 (1.86GHz), 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and sports a 14-inch LED HD Screen display (1366 x 768). Despite these lowly specs, it still has a 1.3-megapixel camera for video conferencing as well as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity. Continue reading for more fascinating images that you probably haven't seen before.
Situated 590-feet above ground in China's grand Shiniuzhai Geopark, this glass-bottomed bridge welcomed its first guests, with some falling to their knees after glancing down at vast expanse of rocks and wildlife below. Connecting the peak of the park to the Stone Buddha Mountain, this bridge was previously made of wood, but after part of it was successfully converted to glass last year, authorities decided to for the complete overhaul. The 984-feet-long walkway in Hunan province is the longest of its kind in the world, taking 11 engineers several months to replace all the planks of wood with glass plates 25-times stronger than regular window glass. Continue reading for another drone video, more pictures and additional information.
Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City in under 2-hours could be a possibility in the future, with this Super MagLev train, developed by a researcher in China - the current fastest passenger-carrying train, Shanghai Maglev Train, only reaches a high speed of just 268 mph. By placing this train in a vacuum tube, the researcher eliminated speed limitations imposed by air resistance on regular maglev trains. Continue reading for another video, one more picture and additional information.
The Chengdu J-20 is a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype being developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It completed its first flight on January 11, 2011, and is expected to be operational in 2018. However, sightings of this elusive aircraft remain far and wide. The platform has the potential to be a capable, long-range strike system in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Apple fanatics probably already know that the company is holding a press event on September 9th, but the first images of assembled pink iPhone 6S models (both standard and plus versions) have surfaced ahead of the official launch on September 18th. While technical specifications have not been released, Chinese blog Daliulian says they will feature A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and sport a 12-megapixel main camera. Continue reading for more pictures.
Knockoffs are nothing new, but the OUYE Android game console combines elements from both the PS4 and Xbox One. It runs Android 4.4.2 with a custom, PlayStation-style tile interface, and features an octa-core A80 processor, 2GB of RAM, as well as 16GB of built-in storage. How much will it set you back? Just a mere £45 ($70). Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Icona Vulcano, designed in Shanghai and coach-built in Italy, is the world's first hypercar to feature an all-titanium chassis that takes 1,000-hours to complete. It's powered by Corvette ZR1-sourced supercharged V8 engine that generates 670-horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, boosting it from 0-62mph in a blistering 2.8-seconds, with a top speed of 220mph. If you'll be at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this Sunday, August 16th, the car will be there in person for viewing. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a huge explosion in the Tianjin region of China.
They 1,650-foot Sky Ladder appears to defy gravity at first, but it's just a clever illusion consisting of fireworks that stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China. It's the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York. The ladder, made of metal wire and aluminum, was filled with gunpowder and then attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon launched from a boat off the shore of nearby Huiyu Island. In related news, continue reading for an insane fireworks FAILS video compilation.
Soon, you may see entire neighborhoods pop up in just a few days, rather than the months it takes now to build a single home. China-based company ZhuoDA built a 2-story villa in less than three hours, thanks to its six 3D-printed modules. It was assembled like you would LEGO bricks before a live audience who then toured the interior. This isn't a flimsy showpiece, the home is designed to withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake. Continue reading for more pictures of the interior and additional information.
Abandoned villages are nothing new, but over time, nature slowly reclaims them. This fishing village on Gouqi Island in China is one of them, and Tang Yuhong, a photographer based in Nanning, shows us just how mystical they can be. Gouqi Island belongs to Shengsi, an archipelago at the mouth of China's Yangtze River, that consists of 400 islands. It'll only be a matter of time before it becomes popular with photographers. Continue reading for more pictures.