19 Results in category Technology

Octopus Cards Discontinued! What Happens to Your Money?

on 11/07/2017 - 01:39 pm

Octopus Cards Limited recently announced that all first generation Octopus Cards will become invalid on January 20, 2018.

The company decided to replace these cards in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest security and technological advances, and to add the Octopus Online Payment Service and the ability to transfer money to and from Octopus via O! ePay.

If you have a card that looks like one of these...

Then you need to replace it.


Can't tell if you need a new card? Here's how to be sure:

1. Check the last digit. The card numbers of First Generation On-Loan Octopus have no brackets around the last digit.


2. Listen for the special sound
Each batch of the ...

Last Chance to Check out the World's Most Innovative Products

on 11/07/2017 - 09:19 am

Today is the last day of the Shenzhen 2017 International Industrial Design Fair, the largest industrial design fair in Asia, currently taking place in Hall 2 of the Shenzhen Exhibition Center.

The Fair, which focuses on “Future Design & Smart Manufacturing” has been showcasing more than 7,000 pieces of innovative design products from more than 30 countries and regions.
 
Stop by to check out the hottest products released from the International Consumer Electronics Show as well as current trends in industrial design as well as exhibitions showcasing the newest intelligent hardware, wearable robots, drones, palm-sized personal assistant robots and more.
 
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New Wi-Fi Vulnerability Discovered that Puts us All at Risk

on 10/17/2017 - 10:44 am

Just hours ago, a worst-case scenario for Wi-Fi devices was released to the public.
 
Security researcher at a university in Belgium, Mathy Vanhoef, has discovered and publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol used by Wi-FI networks that completely defeats the encryption that their WPA2 provides. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt WiFi traffic, so chances are you are affected.
 
"This affects ALL modern Wi-Fi equipment, from mobile phones to tablets to workstations, routers, printers and more. This is a big deal and has very widespread security implications."
 
Due to its wide impact, we've gathered a few important ...

How to Borrow a Shared Umbrella In Shekou, Shenzhen

on 10/04/2017 - 09:06 am

You may have seen, or at least heard about, shared umbrellas popping up around China back in April. They seemed to have appeared overnight, hanging on fences and railings around the city.



Like MoBikes, E Umbrellas didn't have docking stations. Instead, each umbrella had its own lock for which you could get the combination by scanning the QR code. Seemed easy enough; however, within a few weeks E Umbrella reportedly "lost" most of the initial 300,000 umbrellas they made available; costing them millions of yuan.


Image Credit: SCMP

Now a new docked shared umbrella service has recently made its way to Shekou. We ran into a bunch of these JJ伞 (Pinyin: San, meaning umbrella) in Sept ...

Typhoon Damage May Bring Slow Internet Speeds for a Few Weeks

on 09/03/2017 - 11:42 am

On Saturday September 2nd, two internet service providers in the Philippines recently warned their customers that damage to undersea cables caused by recent typhoons near Hong Kong may slow down internet connections. The two ISPs, PLDT Inc. and Converge ICT Solutions Inc., said that repairs could take anywhere from three to six weeks.
“Due to the recent strong typhoon in Hong Kong, multiple international undersea cable links to the city were cut, causing slowdowns of internet connections to web and social media sites hosted there. This has affected the services of internet service providers (ISPs) of various Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines,” PLDT said in a s ...

American Entrepreneur Jim Filbird Shares Tips to Success in China

on 08/14/2017 - 10:58 am

American and Shekou Resident Jim Filbird has spent the last 11 years of his life building a dream in China. It hasn't been easy yet he feels he's now on the verge of obtaining his lifelong goals and desired accomplishments.

On July 31st, 2017 we sat down with him before he embarked on a business trip to the U.S. promoting his latest product, the Turing Phone Appassionato, the next flagship phone from Turing Robotic Industries.
"Shenzhen has whatever you may need"

Jim provides some useful tips for those doing business, attempting to do business, or interested in doing business in China, by sharing a bit about his struggles and what's led him to where he is today. 

Shekou's First Staff-Less Convenience Store (Maybe Shenzhen's?)

on 07/10/2017 - 07:12 pm

There was a lot of hype this morning about a new self-help supermarket that opened in Hangzhou today. According to an article published by Shekou News today, in this new store, there are no cashiers. Customers enter the store by scanning their phone at metro station-style turnstiles which keeps track of who they are. Then they're body-scanned on the wait out and charged automatically.

Watch this video of the experience. It's in Chinese but you'll get the point.



On July 4th, 2017, Technode reported of another similar store in Zhongshan. "As the first significant venture funding in this field, China’s automated convenience store manufacturer BingoBox announced Monday that ...

WIN!!! The Biggest TechCrunch Event in China (Worth ¥3,999!) VC Meetup Startup Alley Hackathon

on 06/15/2017 - 09:57 am

Don't miss this fantastic event taking place in Shenzhen this weekend! Over 200 startups from around the world are expected to attend as well a nearly 100 VC partners and top notch speakers from leading businesses. This event is THE definitive international venture conference in China. 

Thanks to ZOCUS Strategic Marketing, we have a ticket for the event, worth 3,999 RMB, that we're giving away to one lucky reader!!!

HOW TO WIN?
 

Step 1: Go to ShekouDaily's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/shekoudaily and LIKE our page (VPN required if in China).
Step 2: Find the TechCrunch Shenzhen 2017 article in our timeline and Share it in your timeline. Write any message you ...

How to Register Your Drone - REQUIRED BY LAW

on 06/06/2017 - 01:31 pm

On May 30th, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that effective June 1st, 2017 drone owners are required by law to register their drones, if they weigh more than 250 grams, with the CAAC.

"Drones have become a serious hazard in many Chinese cities, and have severely interfered with civil aviation," said Zhang Ruiqing, deputy head of the Office of Air Traffic Regulation of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Anyone flying drones illegally will be punished in accordance with public security regulations, the authorities have said.

An online registration system is now available and can be found here. Unfortunately, it's only in Chinese.


The Management a ...

Film Industry Design Exhibition During Shenzhen's First Design Week Taking Place in Shekou

on 04/20/2017 - 09:35 pm

Starting from April 2017, Shenzhen will start an annual event called "Design Week."

 
It's said to be the biggest design festival in Shenzhen with various design events and activities taking place during the week all over the city. Over 100 designers from more than 20 cities, including London, Paris, Helsinki, Berlin, Montreal, Detroit, Seoul, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, etc, will toke part in the exhibition, talks, workshops, and more. Over 2000 works will be exhibited in 5 different venues in Shenzhen. The main venue is i-Foctory in Shekou.
 

 
Click here for a video providing an inside look into the exhibit.
 

 
Film buffs and science fiction fans are ...