China

Real-life Star Trek Enterprise‬ ‘lands’ in China

Chinese businessman builds headquarters that look like the USS Enterprise starship. Definitely a case of make it so! Businessman and Trekkie Liu Dejian was granted a licence to boldly build where no one has built before, and spend a reported £100 million building the headquarters for NetDragon Websoft in China’s Fujian Province. Construction started in 2008 and ended in 2014, with the building featuring 30 foot metal slides between levels and automatic sliding gates. More Top Stories – Click Below Amazing Photo! Seagull ‘photobombs’ Red Arrows…

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Row of modern mobile phones on white (photo: graphicstock.com)

90% of world’s population over age of 6 “set to have a mobile phone”

Mobile phones will be available to vast majority by 2020, says communications firm Ericsson It forecasts that 90% of the world’s population over 6-years-old will have a mobile phone within 6 years. And smartphones are expected to soar in popularity. There have been 800 million new smartphone subscriptions in 2014 – bringing the total to 2.7 billion globally, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson mobility report, which is a comprehensive update on mobile trends. But this smartphone figure is predicted to…

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Street lanes for mobile phone users in China

How’s this for an idea? The city of Chongqing in China has created separate pedestrian lanes for mobile phone users – handy given people’s adherence to their devices. We’ve all seen people looking at their mobile phones or texting, heads down as they walk along  – risking the potential of bumping into other people. The photo above was tweeted by CCTVNews, the English news channel of China Central Television (CCTV) and shows a lane in operation. And as our mobile devices become more and…

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