Category Archives: Technology

8Asians Founder Ernie Hsiung Named to Miami Herald’s “20 Under 40” List

Congrats to 8Asians Founder, Ernie Hsiung for being recognized for his work in Miami to facilitate civic engagement through technology. From Miami Herald: Ernie Hsiung is on a mission to build Miami’s tech community by creating networking opportunities for software … Continue reading

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What’s An Asian Name Worth? At least US$2600 if you are named Sam Sung!

Carrying an Asian name would seem to be a liability in the many countries – actress Chloe Bennet says that changing her Asian last name resulted in her getting more acting work. Former Apple Employee Sam Sung thought his old … Continue reading

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George Takei Remembers Hiroshima

With his signature wit and charm, host George Takei explores the world of technology, trends, current events and pop culture. From the adorable to the riveting to the absurd, Takei’s Take delves into our shared experience and navigates the strange, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: ‘Maggie’ & Samsung Experience Shop — Touch, Try, and Play

http://youtu.be/-kx1MZ-ddS4 Thanks to an 8asians’ reader, we came across this Samsung commercial starring Krista Marie Yu as ‘Maggie,’ a kind of socially clueless but technologically curious millennial trying to check out Samsung products in all the wrong settings. What’s interesting … Continue reading

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Priscilla Chan Gives First Television Interview

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy At the end of May Priscilla Chan – most known for being Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wife – gave her first television interview ever, on the … Continue reading

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Doodle 4 Google 2014 Winner: Audrey Zhang

On Monday, June 9th, Google had a new doodle on their homepage. That doodle was part of an annual competition. Google held their 7th annual “Doogle 4 Google” competition where they asked kids in K-12 tell Google what they’d like … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Samsung Experience Shop — Countdown to Upgrade

http://youtu.be/81d009GtJWs If you haven’t been to a Best Buy recently, it’s hard not to notice the Samsung store-within-a-store set-ups that Samsung has. As you may know, the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched a few months ago, and now Samsung is promoting … Continue reading

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Made In the USA: American Surrogates for Chinese

When I was in college, I stumbled across the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, by Bill Watterson. In particular I was quite taken with the strip where Calvin and his toy tiger Hobbes discuss where babies come from. By the … Continue reading

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Is Japanese American Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto the Founder of Bitcoin? Reporters Chase Him Across Los Angeles

One of the biggest stories of the day today is that Newsweek’s Leah McGrath Goodman revealed the alleged true identity of the supposed founder of Bitcoin, which had been credited to “Satoshi Nakamoto.” In the detailed investigative report, the article … Continue reading

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Singing Couple Achieves Fame in Six Seconds

Asian Americans have made themselves known through YouTube videos, but can fame be achieved when those videos are only six seconds?  Michael and Carissa Alvarado, a husband and wife team making up the group Us, have gained notoriety by using … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Best Buy’s ‘Tablet or Laptop’

http://youtu.be/tlsA7qZgNT4 Actor Jason Schwartzman plays the main role of Christmas holiday storyteller in this television commercial, but actor Parvesh Cheena (who I know mostly for when he was on the NBC television comedy, Outsourced), plays the part of father and … Continue reading

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Lucy Liu Signs Up for Twitter with the Help of Jimmy Fallon

These days, one would think that every actor, actress and generally, celebrities would all be on Twitter trying to build up their fan base and build up a following. Apparently not. The other night, I caught actress Lucy Liu on … Continue reading

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