China Hits 1.1 Billion Mobile Phone Users

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From mobiSights :

In the first 10 months of the year, according to official figures, China’s population of phone users has reached approximately 1.1 billion by the end of October. This means that of the 1.34 billion people living in China, approximately 82% of them already own and use cell phones.

Via Hao Hao Report

China, Gadgets / Devices

Colors to Use and Avoid in China

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Illuminant’s Chinese Takeout: Colors to use and colors to avoid in China

China

GM Unveils New All-Electric Vehicle

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General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity.

An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it’s made. Other markets will follow.

It will cost less than $25,000 in the U.S., be shorter in length than the Fiat 500 and get 76miles per charge.

Associated Press has the full details.

News Links, Science

It’s Cheermageddon, with Old Navy and George Takei

The fun is near! The most epically friendly sale ever just got even more epic. Watch George Takei go from Old Navy Mission Control Scientist to Cheermageddon Superstar in, "I Don’t Want to Miss a Deal."

Excludes gift cards. Valid 11/23/12 — 11/24/12. Cheermageddon.com

I love George Takei, so cheerful. And as one Youtuber commented – “George now owes us a Christmas album!”

Just geeky

Hurricane Sandy exposes 90 year old Shipwreck

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While Hurricane Sandy caused significant destruction, sometimes there is interesting fallout, or a positive byproduct of the maelstrom. For example, a 90 year old schooner that shipwrecked on one of Long Island’s barrier islands has been exposed once again.

I’m sure historians will be going over this wreck carefully to learn more about the period and the vessel.

Get the full story from MSNBC.

History Geek, Science