Tag Archives: China
The so-called “Google of China”, Baidu, has stopped accepting Bitcoin as payment on any of its online properties — as has China Telecom. This near-synchronous cessation of payment transactions for the two companies in the digital currency, many believe, exacerbated the recent sudden downturn of Bitcoin’s long and unprecedented rise in value. The USD Bitcoin […]
Rumors and speculation regarding an Apple and China Mobile partnership have been around for a long time, and such would represent a huge move on Apple’s part. Back in September, sources spoke to the Wall Street Journal claiming that Apple would be sending iPhone 5c models to China Mobile, though they couldn’t confirm whether an […]
China has successfully launched the Chang’e-3 probe slated to put a lander and rover on the moon. The pair are equipped with seven scientific instruments for observing outer space and gathering data about the lunar surface. The launch took place today at 5:30PM UTC using a Long March 3B rocket at the LC2 Launch Complex […]
Foxconn — accused exploiter of student laborers, rumored catalyst for alleged PlayStation 4 sabotage, installer of suicide nets for bullied workers at its exploding plants, and outgoing manufacturer of iPhones and other electronics — wants to open a Foxconn-branded plant for high-end electronics like smartphones and tablets in Arizona, USA. Foxconn chairman and president Terry […]
Some concept cars make the rounds of the auto shows and are then retired. But a number of automakers are showing that a fresh coat of paint can go a long way towards rejuvenating a show car and giving it a new lease on life – at least as far as the auto show circuit is concerned. Lexus did that recently with the LF-LC concept, initially unveiling it in red at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, then repainting it a dark shade of blue for the subsequent shows in Australia and LA. Mini did the same with the Rocketman concept. And now Jaguar has done it again with its C-X17.
Initially unveiled in electric blue at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Jaguar then rolled the crossover out again in liquid silver for the Dubai Motor Show earlier this month. Now the concept is back again at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China with a fresh coat of rose gold.
Looking decidedly more luxurious than the previous iterations, this gilded C-X17 concept also bears another change: while the previous versions featured a four-seat cabin, this one has been redone with a more conventional five-seat configuration that more buyers would likely go for. It’s also got a new interactive infotainment system and another system that warns passengers of pedestrians or cyclists approaching from the rear before they open the door. Check it out in the high-res image gallery above and the video clip below for a closer look.
We’ve been covering the NSA and other spy agencies pretty faithfully here at SlashGear, and while all that cloak-and-dagger, hack-and-spy, Big-Brother-Is-Watching-You drama can be provocative, that’s not why we cover it. We cover it because it affects the tech industry and, by extension, the gadgets we obsess over. The reverberations of mass data surveillance by […]
One of the biggest growth markets in the smartphone and mobile industry is China. A lot of smartphone makers are specifically targeting China, including Apple with its iPhone devices. Word has surfaced that China Mobile will be launching its 4G service on December 18. The service is tipped to launch with the iPhone 5s and […]
Anniversary’s usually call for some sort of celebration, and the 30 year mark calls for a rather big celebration.
Now, considering that it is the world’s most famous supercar’s anniversary in (over the top) China, you can kind of imagine what their celebration will be like.
If you thought momentous, extravagant and very OTT – then yes, you are correct.
The Italian supercar celebrated its 30th year of trading in China recently, and to celebrate the occasion they gathered more than 600 Ferrari’s in one space. This is the biggest gathering of it’s kind in China ever.
There were over two thousand Ferrari owners in attendance as well, and boy, was this a sight for sore eyes.
Coinciding with the anniversary, was Ferrari China’s official debut of the all new 458 Speciale.
The celebrations actually reminds of the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony – lots of formations, colours and fancy people. Though this is completely done with cars and not people.
They released a special video to commemorate the event, and lucky for you, you can watch it below: