Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Entertainment, Gaming, News, press releases, Smartphones, startups, Virtual Reality (VR)

NSFW: Miss Nanai Moans in English

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From the dawn of entertainment, the destiny of standards was often taken in hand by the Adult Entertainment industry. While frowned up in the West, several countries in the Far East have a much more relaxed attitude towards such forms of entertainment. That is probably due to the fact that they’re a highly regulated industry – more so than alcohol and tobacco, for example. Just like VHS, DVD and the online content streaming, adult entertainment is making inroads into Virtual Reality, with one of leading publishers launching their content in English. VRJCC is a Japan based indie group that produced “Let’s Play With Nanai!” claiming to

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AMD, Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, News, Nvidia, startups, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Vive X: Meet the $100 Million VR Accelerator

Vive X VR Accelerator Program

Even though it ‘still makes phones’, HTC is in the process of reinventing themselves. The company was the first of major technology companies to replace “Mobile First” with the “VR First” corporate approach, putting themselves in an advantageous position while the giants such as Samsung are slow to change their path, which we covered exclusively here. High Tech Computer Corporation, which is the full name of the company started its life as a computer manufacturer (HTC 1.0), quickly moving to the world of Windows Mobile PDA’s (anyone remembers Personal Digital Assistant craze of early 2000s?) and manufacturing brilliantly designed smartphones (HTC 2.0). HTC 3.0 is all about Virtual Reality, and the

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, China, Enterprise, Exclusive, Intel, News

100 PFLOPS: China’s Supercomputer Circumvents U.S. Sales Ban

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer is world's fastest supercomputer, at 33 PFLOPS demonstrated and 55 PFLOPS theoretical performance.

A year ago, we revealed that the U.S. State Department blocked the further sales of Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors to Chinese institutions, most notably the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. The U.S. Administration also blocked the move in which a China-based investment fund would invest in AMD i.e. one of original reasons for Radeon Technologies Group – which is even without the said investment, performing above and beyond its financial capabilities. The reason to move against Tianhe-2 is complicated yet simple – ever since its debut in June 2013, the Tianhe-2 supercomputer from NUDT (National University for Defense Technologies) sits on top of the World’s 500 fastest computers list. From the looks of

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, News

Singapore’s Singtel Offers 10 Gbps Internet for $135

SingTel Tower carries the old logo (and name).

Considered one of world’s ex-pat havens, Singapore is actually a very nice place to live. Stable ‘always summer’ equatorial climate, people complain about humidity (but spend 99% of their time in AC environments) and get to enjoy very fast Internet speeds. I’ve been lucky to call Singapore as one of my places of residence and there’s no doubt it is one of most pleasant places in Asia, if not globally. Living in Singapore also gives you an interesting experience when it comes to Internet speeds. The Singapore government owns or co-owns all the telecoms, but that does not mean they will offer shabby service. Quite the opposite. Singapore telcos are seriously

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, Enterprise, Exclusive, Opinion, VR World

ASUS Enterprise Road to Nowhere – Whither Taiwan IT Industry?

ASUS HQ in Beitou, suburb of Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan IT industry, for a long time the leading among all Asian nations in terms of hardware manufacturing, has had its ups and downs over the decades. Does anyone still remember FIC (First International Computer), once the world’s leading mainboard maker? Or Elitegroup as the close second, while today’s leaders, Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI were far behind? Not many do… The gigantic Formosa Plastics consortium, which owned FIC, continued down the road with VIA Technologies and HTC, showing their love for three lettered acronyms. While these two still survive, the twisted sense of marketing and PR in these companies – one of the stones around their

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2015, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Companies, Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Intel, Internet of Things (IoT)

Computex 2015 In Review: Advancing Downwards to Dumbed-Down Consumerism

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Computex has seen better years.

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2015, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Companies, Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Intel, Memory & Storage Space, Taiwan

Computex 2015: Intel Goes for The SSD jugular

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Intel is pushing hard to become a leader in the SSD space.

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Hardware, VR World

Endless: The PC For The World’s New Middle Class

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A San Francisco-based startup aims to bring computers to 3 billion consumers in emerging markets

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, Taiwan, VR World, Wearables

Asus Brings Wearables, Tablets to Computex 2015

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Asus starts another Computex by launching new wearables and tablets at the show in Taipei.

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Taiwan

Computex 2015 Kicks Off Monday June 1, 2015 in Taipei

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The PC hardware industry’s most important trade show starts this week in Taiwan.

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AMD, Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Companies, Global Politics, Graphics, Hardware, Nvidia, VR World

Along Comes Colorful: China-Based Company to Become World’s Second-Largest AIB Vendor

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China’s video card vendor is rising to take on the world.

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Global Politics, VR World

CES Asia Kicks Off in Shanghai

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The inaugural CES Asia opened Sunday night in Shanghai with a keynote by Audi.

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Companies, Global Politics, Hardware

Why Would Lenovo Want MSI’s Gaming Notebook Division?

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Rumors say that Lenovo has made an offer, but what would there be to gain?

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Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Global Politics, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

Qihoo 360 Caught Cheating in Antivirus Testing

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Qihoo caught swapping antivirus engines between consumer and benchmark versions.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Gaming, Global Politics, Japan, VR World

First Persona 5 Screenshots Make Their Stylish Debut

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PlayStation Japan introduces the first batch of screenshots for the new JRPG set in the landmark Shin Megami Tensei series.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Global Politics, VR World

China’s Great Firewall Hijacking Facebook Login for DDoS

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This shows how the Great Firewall can we weaponized.

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Analysis, Android, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, China, Global Politics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Will Xiaomi’s Disruptive Force Move Around The World?

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Xiaomi has taken the market by storm and forced the hand of major phone manufacturers. But it won’t become a global force anytime soon.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, India, Mobile Computing, VR World

Xiaomi’s Mi4 i is Targeted at India

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The Chinese megabrand targeting India with a new release.

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Android, Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Hardware, India, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Lenovo Goes Budget With A6000 Plus In India

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Lenovo has launched a beefier version of the A6000 with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

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2015, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Global Politics, Interviews

CES Asia: How Will CEA Overcome the Challenges of Hosting a CES in Shanghai?

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Hosting an event like CES in Shanghai is bound to have its challenges. But CES Asia’s Show Director explains how he’s planning to have a smooth show.

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