As most of you know, the bloggers here at 8Asians have day jobs, and blogging is really a side activity for most of us. My day job is working as a marketing executive at a high technology company in the heart of Silicon Valley. With that type of responsibility comes the need to be in touch with co-workers and the home office during my busy travel schedule. It’s no surprise I was an early adopter [...] Continue »
HTC’s latest Android smartphone, the HTC One, has been getting a lot of fantastic reviews and is about to launch in the United States. So it’s nice to see that one of their latest commercials features hip hop band Far East Movement, to highlight the HTC One’s superior sound quality with “Turn Up the Love” playing.
This story and report came out last December, but I’ve only had time to get to this now. Asian Americans and Asian non-citizens 50.1% (versus 40.7 White, 4.2% Hispanic, 2.3% African American, and 2.7% other) of the San Francisco Bay Area technology-related workforce (“Silicon Valley” for the sake of simplicity). According to the San Jose Mercury News’ analysis of the latest Census Bureau data: ”An analysis of the Census data shows that among tech jobs [...] Continue »
I had blogged a few weeks ago about the ‘Make Me Asian’ app available in Google Play. Well, that app has now been removed: “Google has not responded to requests for comment, and it is unclear why the apps were removed. But Peter Chin, a pastor in Washington, D.C., who started a petition on Change.org calling for Google to stop selling the Make Me Asian and Make Me Indian apps, says he is pleased. … [...] Continue »
The last time I think I blogged about smartphone app was a “review” of Design Your Dream Asian Girl for the iPhone. Even though it has been out for a while, in the past few days, I’ve seen links about the latest ridiculous app, Make Me Asian for Android, as described in Google Play posted on Facebook in my news feed: Have you ever wondered to present himself as a person of another nationality? You [...] Continue »
Imagine a world where your fashion accessory is your phone, a watch, and just plain cute. With this “Dial” concept design, maybe all this will be possible in the future. The bracelet acts as a rotary dial for your phone, but also projects the time onto your wrist. Maybe someday soon, someone will actually create this.
Some people like to make their phone cases look cool, but others like to spice up their lives a bit. For those that fall under the latter category, there’s the Sriracha Hot Sauce iPhone Case ($18.00) Any fan of the famous rooster sauce would testify that any amount of it is good enough to make an okay dish great. Little did we know it would work with our phone’s cases, too.
Secure your cash, cards, or ear buds in this crafty iPhone case. Simply slip your items in the ever-hungry smile and the soft silicone holds it in place giving you the freedom to grab it n go. The Feed Me case ($20) comes in black, grey, pink and orange and includes sticky eye decals to complete your mobile emoticon.
Although it doesn’t contribute much to their economy, you can say that one of Japan’s major exports is cats. From Totoro’s Catbus to the YouTube sensation Maru, there’s no shortage of adored neko from Japan. Another such famous cat that took YouTube by storm was Nyan Cat, and now it’s making the transition from your computer to your phone. Nyan Cat Adventures ($0.99) features everyone’s pop-tart laden, rainbow spewing kitty. Originally released on Xbox Live [...] Continue »
Everyone knows that the first rule to Zombie survival is cardio. Now you can train to protect the bastion of humankind with this Zombies, Run! ($7.99) interactive mobile game. Here you’re in a Zombie-filled city designated as the runner, which entails evading zombie attacks and collecting supplies to bring back to HQ. As you run, jog or walk in real life, you’re spurred on by orders and commands that keep you going until you reach [...] Continue »
A lot of rings are shiny but there are few that could be described as snarky. This GLaDOS ring ($17.80 – $90.00) is perfect for carrying around everyone’s favorite sarcastic, homicidal robot. Available in materials ranging from plastic to silver, this ring features GLaDOS in all her glory with the words “still alive…” inscribed inside the band. Whether it’s for your significant other or just for yourself, there’s no other way to show your love [...] Continue »
Admit it: the typical white iPod cable is boring, and it’s so easy to misplace. (Looking into our drawers for long enough would likely uncover at least five of them). The Mohzy Loop USB to Micro-USB Cable, however, turns something useful into a thing of fashion. Don’t want to lose it? Clip the ends together and wear it as a bracelet. Want to store a cool photo? Each end also serves as a magnet. Snap [...] Continue »