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Smuggled Nvidia GPUs recovered after dramatic, high-speed boat chase

April 8th, 2021

Among the latest bits of news out of Hong Kong is an episode involving smugglers, a cache of stolen goods, and a high-speed boat chase that sounds like it was ripped straight out of a Hollywood thriller. Over the weekend, authorities in Hong Kong recovered a staggering amount of stolen property from a fishing boat …

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Whistleblower says China has been lying about coronavirus the whole time

July 13th, 2020

The origins of the novel coronavirus are still shrouded in mystery, as the Chinese government hasn’t offered a plausible explanation for the COVID-19 pandemic since the first cases were confirmed in late 2019. A virologist from a Hong Kong University fled the country to escape repercussions for disclosing information about the early days of the …

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Blizzard under fire as Chinese-related censorship spreads to gaming

October 9th, 2019

Examples have been multiplying in recent days and months of American companies seeming to kowtow to pressure from China to censor content related to things like the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Examples include a recent episode of South Park that skewered Hollywood seeming to go overboard in policing itself to pass muster with Chinese …

Huawei announces global availability of the Ascend P1 smartphone

April 18th, 2012

Huawei on Wednesday announced global availability of its flagship Ascend P1 smartphone. The Android 4.0-powered handset will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia by May, in Latin America by June and in Europe for the summer, with availability in other markets to follow. “The global availability of the Ascend P1, which combines smart features …

Hong Kong iPhone 4S pre-orders sell out in 10 minutes, analyst says

November 7th, 2011

Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders in Hong Kong sold out within just 10 minutes, analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities said Monday in a note to investors. Pre-orders began last Friday and the phone will officially land in stores this Friday. White estimates that the Chinese market will be key to Apple’s continued growth. The analyst believes …

NTT DoCoMo confirms Galaxy Nexus will ship in November

October 18th, 2011

Samsung and Google will take the wraps off of the Galaxy Nexus at 10:00 p.m. EST during a press conference in Hong Kong, and NTT DoCoMo already revealed on Twitter that it will be one of the first carriers to offer the Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered phone in November. BGR exclusively confirmed the Galaxy Nexus …

Steve Jobs tribute at Apple Store Hong Kong

October 8th, 2011

There has been an outpouring of emotion ever since news broke that Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday. One BGR reader sent us in some photos of the new Apple Store in the ifc mall in Hong Kong. The inside of the front wall of the store is covered in Post-its with notes remembering Steve Jobs, …