This edition of Asian Boss asks residents of Shanghai what they think about China's new national reputation system, a mass surveillance tool that uses big data analysis to rewards and punish people based on their social and and financial behavior.
Chinese clothing company JNBY is in trouble for selling little kids shirts printed with a pattern of grim reaper doodles, the words "Welcome to hell" and "Let me touch you" and other creepy art. Apparently this isn't the first, er, controversial design that the company has offered. From BBC News: For example, a black coat… READ THE REST
School has just resumed in China and with it comes new bans on videogame play by young people. According to new rules from the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), people under 18 are no longer permitted to play online games during the week and are limited to one hour each day, from 8 to… READ THE REST
Because captive pandas tend to show little interest in mating, scientists who are concerned about their waning populations have resorted to unusual measures like pornography and Viagra. In 2006, 31 cubs were born over a ten-month period following the panda pornography experiment. The method was popularized following reports of an experiment performed by zoologists in Thailand,… READ THE REST
From tasks as simple as checking the weather to scrolling through Facebook with your morning coffee, iPads have become an integral part of our day-to-day. While you can do a lot of your phones these days, there's just something to be said about having a larger, portable screen in your hands, making you more mobile… READ THE REST
Whether you're looking to start a new career or build a new skill for your personal use, you should always be pushing your mind to learn something new. Luckily, the internet can be your best friend when it comes to self-education. With access to just about everything we could ever want to learn through a… READ THE REST
Drones are some of the coolest toys out there today. They let you capture breathtaking photos and videos while being useful for activities like making deliveries (though watch out for ornery locals!). If you want to get into flying drones, or just want to upgrade the one you have now, check out this Black GPS… READ THE REST