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Can Lovense Save Relationships With These Long Distance Sex Toys?

By | Feb 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Nora and Max are in a long-term, long distance relationship; they’re committed to each other and they’re convinced that the distance won’t stop their love. Unfortunately for Nora and Max, the stats are against them – sooner or later, the physical and …

Android

Hong Kong

New Contender for Cloud-based Media Storage: QVIVO

By | Nov 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Is there room in the cloud-based media storage space for a new contender? With an offer of unlimited storage at a price point lower than that of Amazon, Apple, and Google, QVIVO is making a serious challenge. QVIVO is a startup out of Hong…

Android

Hong Kong

Chinese Wedding Rituals Help Hong Kong’s Snapshock Succeed

By | Aug 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

To celebrate their upcoming marriage, Chinese couples often do a pre-wedding photo shoot – different from traditional engagement pictures in the West. “In Asia, I think it is more formal,” says Peter Choi, a Hong Kong entrepreneur. He explains that a photo package …

Android

Hong Kong

Can’t Decide on a Facebook Cover Photo? Try This App

By | Feb 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

Now that Timeline is becoming mandatory, Facebook users are scrambling – some begrudgingly – to pick cute and clever cover photos. For the uninspired, a new Android app helps you choose cover photos that are sure to pick up some “likes.” Facebook Timeline …

Gear & Gadgets

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Meet Autom, the Weight-Loss Robot

By | Dec 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

Just in time for the holiday buffet tables and New Year’s resolutions, a new weight-loss robot named Autom has hit the market. This cute, lifelike machine looks at you, talks to you, and even blinks “her” blue eyes at you. Autom is designed to…

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3 Startups for Finding Work in Hong Kong

By | Sep 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

Some observers think the way we work is fundamentally changing, and Hong Kong entrepreneur William Liang is one of them. “We’re strong believers in the new work/labor paradigm – the granularization of labor units,” says Liang. Rather than work 9-5 jobs, many young …

Software

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Startups: Reach Millions More Users with OneSky Translation

By | Sep 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Apple reported that iPhone sales almost quadrupled in the Asia-Pacific region in the third quarter of 2011, while rising 142.2 percent overall – the sign of an expanding market abroad. Meanwhile, many startups target local or national audiences, missing out on millions of …

Entrepreneur

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Hong Kong Students Take a Hands-On Course in Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

Entrepreneur William Liang jokes that Hong Kong is like the dystopian city in the movie Metropolis: businessmen in finance and real estate live in the glitzy limelight, while most of the city is toiling underground to support them. And tech startups are down there,…

Android

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Hong Kong Startup TalkBox Struggles Against Chinese Copycats

By | Sep 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

When the Hong Kong startup TalkBox was preparing to launch their Android app, they posted a countdown online. But they were shocked to see a copycat company in China post the same countdown – right down to the design and the source code. “It’s…

iPhone

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Divide and Conquer: Hong Kong’s Stepcase Isn’t Trying to Beat Instagram

By | Sep 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

Stepcase has found a unique way to avoid feature bloat in its Steply photo apps: make a whole bunch of them. “Our philosophy is to create fun but very simple apps,” explains founder Leon Ho, who created the blog Lifehack.org. That means that each…

iPhone

Hong Kong

Campusfork Helps Tourists Navigate Hong Kong’s Culinary Grab-bag

By | Sep 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

Tourists dining in Hong Kong can stumble upon some strange foods, like snake, chicken feet, tripe, or earthworms. Hong Kong startup Campusfork makes sure these dishes disgust you – or entice you – before they arrive on a plate. “Campusfork is a hassle-free way…

Entrepreneur

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Hong Kong’s Evolving Startup Scene

By | Sep 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

BootHK is a coworking space for tech startups located in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. To get there, you head up to the 19th floor of an office building, and the elevator opens right onto the glass door of their office. The…