China is home to 700-million-plus smartphone users, which means the country needs to start experimenting with new ways to prevent mobile-related accidents. So, on a 165-foot pavement stretch in the city of Chongqing, pedestrians can now choose between a normal lane and one exclusively reserved for mobile devices users. This idea was based on an experiment conducted by National Geographic Television earlier this year in Washington, D.C. that rose awareness for the lack of attention many smartphone users pay to traffic and other pedestrians. Continue reading for more.
Auto enthusiasts Wang Yu and Li Lintao from Beijing, China, have adored supercars since childhood, but as some already know, imported vehicles are heavily taxed in the country. So, they decided to build their own Lamborghini Diablo SV from scratch. It all started when the two friends returned home from studying mechanical engineering abroad in the UK and Germany. They began sourcing parts from China's version of eBay, Taobao Marketplace. One year and $227,000 USD later, the replica finally became a reality. It's powered by a Toyota-sourced V8 engine and can go from 0 to 60mph in 4.8 seconds, topping out at 192mph. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.
Before buying a used iPhone, make sure to have a spare power bank with cable on you to check and see if the device powers on, rather than just display "low battery". As you're about to see, the interior of this "iPhone" is quite empty to say the least, but it does have some illuminating features, literally. Continue reading for more pictures.
Most techies know that Barack Obama has been using a BlackBerry for years, but it may finally be about to call time on his relationship with his beloved BlackBerry for an Android smartphone. The special military unit responsible for handling White House communications is testing a batch of new handsets for use by government staff, possibly a Samsung Galaxy with beefed-up security to better cater for the U.S. president's phone and web-browsing needs. However, one Chinese company wants to lure the president back to the BlackBerry side with a clever knockoff named BlockBerry. Continue reading for more.
It may be the same size as many dorm rooms, but don't let its cube design fool you. Inside this tiny wooden home is a kitchen, bathroom (with shower and toilet), loft sleeping area, and even a small study area as well. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most efficient way to peel an apple.
Hou Weilin, a 29-year-old SWAT officer from the Chongqing Armed Police Corps, is getting married soon, but couldn't get time off for his wedding shoot due to his 24-hour on-call work schedule. So, he decided to ask the photographer to visit a SWAT training center for a non-traditional shoot. Hou put on his uniform, while the bride-to-be put on her wedding gown and veil, for a photo series both will remember for a lifetime. Continue reading for more images.
Properly trained waiters are one of the keys to success for any restaurant, and now, robots are replacing humans by providing no nonsense service in Chinese restaurants and hotels. While humans eventually tire, these robots can carry trays of food steadily to diners all-day, and perform repetitive arm motions to 'cook'. Continue reading for five more things you may not know about China's strange robot restaurants.
According to TMZ, this prototype iPhone 6 was smuggled out of a Foxconn factory in China by an ex-employee who worked in the company's hardware department designing the outer casing for the new model. It's apparently running a test version of iOS, "which is SOP during the development stage for security purposes." The employee says the "phone is noticeably lighter ... and appears to have a new sensor on the front." Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an immensely talented guitar player that's younger than most.
Xiamoi's Mi4 looks like the iPhone 5S, but it's far more powerful. For starters, it features a full HD 1080p 5" Sharp-sourced display and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Despite Xiaomi handsets being only available in China and a few other emerging markets, the company's brand is already incredibly popular in that region. According to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, a UK-based market research company, Xiaomi's gross sales totaled $5.4 billion in the first half of the year earning an overall market share of 21%, which surpasses Apple's market share of 16% and inching closer to Samsung's market share of 23%. Continue reading for more.
At $145, this iPhone 6 knockoff, known as the Goophone i6, features a 4.7-inch (960x540 resolution) display, 2.4-GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a 12.6 megapixel back camera, and a 2.4 megapixel front-facing camera. While it may appear to run iOS, rest assured that this is just a reskinned version of Android. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lion cub sneaking up on an unsuspecting dog.