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Finnish skier says his penis froze after a Beijing Olympics event

February 21st, 2022

A Finnish skier competing in the 50km (31.06 miles) cross-country event on Saturday says his penis became due to the freezing weather during the event. The organizers also delayed the start by an hour and shortened the course to just 30km (18.64 miles), worried about the risk of frostbite for the competitors. Frostbite is an …

Apple defends rights to iPad name in Shanghai court

February 22nd, 2012

Apple on Wednesday defended itself in a Shanghai court against Proview International, which claims Apple is violating a trademark it holds on the “iPad” name, the New York Times reported. Proview’s allegations have prevented the Cupertino-based company from selling its popular tablet in numerous smaller Chinese cities, however Apple Stores in Beijing and Shanghai continue to …

Chaos at Beijing iPhone 4S launch causes sales halt [video]

January 13th, 2012

Pent up demand for Apple’s latest smartphone caused the company to halt sales of its just-released iPhone 4S in Beijing, China on Friday, fearing for the safety of its sales staff. According to Chinese tech blog M.I.C. Gadget, Beijing residents eager to get their hands on Apple’s iPhone 4S began to line up more than …

Thousands line up for iPhone 4S launch in China

January 12th, 2012

In eight hours, Apple’s iPhone will touch down in China for the first official time. Thousands have already lined up outside of Apple Stores, and in Beijing and Shanghai locations, there are hundreds of people waiting in the hopes of getting their hands on the iPhone 4S. The image above was posted on Twitter on …

Apple sued for allegedly swindling customers, selling refurbished iPhones as new in China

August 18th, 2011

Two separate lawsuits have been filed against Apple in China, accusing the tech giant of selling refurbished iPhone smartphones as new devices in multiple Beijing Apple Stores. Lead by well-known consumer rights advocate Wang Hai, two customers have filed formal complaints against Apple in a Beijing court. The suits both allege that Apple Store locations sold refurbished …

Apple iPad 2 launches to crowds in China

May 6th, 2011

The Apple iPad 2 was greeted by crowds during its debut in China on Friday morning, according to AppleInsider. Customers began lining up at about 5pm local time on Thursday, and there were hundreds of people in line by the time the store opened. Those who waited in line were allowed to leave to take …

Intel may be working with notebook OEMs on Android tablets

March 16th, 2011

Intel is working with six to eight notebook manufacturers in an effort to push more into the Android tablet market, DigiTimes is reporting. Inventec and Compal Electronics — two Taiwanese companies — are among the manufacturing partners listed, and Intel could show off a few new devices during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) show in Beijing next …

China renews Google's Internet Content Provider license

July 9th, 2010

A little over a week ago, Google announced that it would stop redirecting Chinese web queries to its uncensored Hong Kong site (a practice that began in March of this year). The change came as Google was about to submit its application for a Internet Content Provider license renewal (necessary to operate a website) to …

Apple aims low in China, counters pirates with used products

January 20th, 2009

If you’re the type who doesn’t mind picking up slightly-less-than-new products from eBay or Craigslist, Apple has the online store for you! Except it’s only in China. In a country where many Apple products are sold on the black market, Apple has decided to take on pirates and scammers by launching a used product section …