Blog Tag - Technology

Brush the Dust off of Beijing Museums With These Apps
The last few times I have asked Beijing visitors or newbies about their impression of The Forbidden City, the answers were pretty standard: the first...
R No Consequences for Violators as Electric Fencing Rolled Out for Share Bike Parking
Beijing officially implemented a new plan to tame the city's oversaturation of share bikes by limiting their parking to designated zones that will be...
Top 5 Chinese Music Apps in 2017
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. Last week, Spotify announced that it had reached 140 million monthly active users (MAU...
Throwback Thursday: The iPhone Turns 10 But is There Much to Celebrate in China?
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
Foreigners Are Out-WeChatting China's Most Active WeChatters
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. A WeChat report shows expats use the service more than the most active local users....
Bon App, Asia's Restaurant Recommendation and Review App, Comes to Beijing
Bon App, a platform for restaurant reviews and for foodies to connect, has now gone live in Beijing, following its launch across other destinations...
R1 WeChat Voice Messages – Literally Worse than Hitler
Social media has transformed our lives. Now it's easier than it's ever been to share videos of cats falling over, get into uncharacteristically...
Ofo and Didi To Join Forces as Battle for Bike-Sharing Market Intensifies
China's worst kept secret is finally official: the Ofo sharebike company will integrate business services with Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi...
R Visual Board Platforms You can Use Instead of Pinterest
Earlier this month, Pinterest fell victim to China’s Great Firewall. The social media platform is renowned for being the source of visual inspiration...
R Beicology: Want to Know Which Factories are to Blame for Bad Air? Check Out this Pollution Map
In Beijing, few questions are more contentious than: "What is the main culprit behind our smog?" Some of us insist that vehicles are to blame, while...
R Beijing Funeral Home Uses Cutting Edge Technology to Overcome Social Taboos
As important the role that death plays in Chinese society, the same respect is not offered to those who take care of the deceased. In order to combat...
Throwback Thursday: The Joy of Celebrating CNY in a World Without WeChat
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
Rat Out Your Neighbors and Make Sweet Money With This New Chaoyang Masses App
You might remember one enterprising Chinese citizen who earned a reward of RMB 3,000 for tipping police off about a suspected foreign terrorist last...
Xiaomi Exec Resigns Due to Beijing Air Pollution
One of Beijing's most prominent expats working in the technology sector is citing the city's poor air pollution as the main reason why he is quitting...
Victim Details Her Story of Plane Molestation, Beijing Tech Boss Perpetrator Released
The woman involved in the sexual molestation case that landed a Beijing high-tech executive in jail for five days says she's just a student seeking...