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Blogger’s sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

This screen shot shows Chinese Patriotic Blogger, Zhou Xiaoping's Sina Weibo account and his selfie near Chinese President Xi Jinping with officials at the Great Hall of the People, in his blog, in Beijing, China Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He shook hands with President Xi Jinping earlier this month in a rare literature and arts meeting, where the 33-year-old blogger sat along with Chinese novelist and Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan. Zhou said in his blog that Xi told him to keep spreading “positive energy on the Internet.” (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one?
Well, take a look at Zhou Xiaoping’s blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don’t graduate.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook speaks during an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. AP

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo released by Tsinghua University, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly-appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China. China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at the prestigious Beijing university. (AP Photo/Tsinghua University)

China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet

Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.  AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ

If I’ve seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I’ve probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I’m old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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