Many drivers who are drug addicts are unable to continue driving their container trucks during a transport trip without using drugs, as a Tuoi Tre investigative report in Ho Chi Minh City has shown. At 12:00 am on June 6, Tuoi Tre correspondents got on a truck driven by a 24-year-old man called "Dau Hu" ("Ruined Mind"), a nickname given to him by his fellow drivers as he often looks like a mad man because he abuses methamphetamine, a type of synthetic drug. The truck departed Dong Van Cong Street in District 2 and drove toward the Hanoi Highway, carrying goods to Tan Phu District. As a drug addict, ‘Dau Hu’ had a kit for smoking placed on a small bed behind his seat. When asked why there were no pillows or blankets on the bed, the young man said he did not need them as he could drive many days consecutively without sleep provided he used drugs during his trips. "Dau Hu" said he arrived in the city in 2006 to work as a driver assistant when he was 15 years old. … [Read more...] about Riding with a junkie truck driver in Ho Chi Minh City
Hold phone with one hand
It's been a while since we last took a look at a smartphone from Acer. Today's offering the S500 CloudMobile however, might not be all that unfamiliar, having first met our eyes way back at MWC in spring. With a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and a 720p display, all for £289 SIM-free, it's pitched against similarly specced phones like the HTC One S. In short, it's yet another alternative for people seeking a full-featured smartphone, except it comes without the pocket-draining price tag. More importantly for Acer, however, is the chance to get back onto people's smartphone radars. So, now that the CloudMobile has gently drifted over our shores, does it have us looking to the sky, or putting on our raincoats of indifference? Read on to find out. Hardware The CloudMobile has already enjoyed a rare Engadget accolade: we were so intrigued by it in Barcelona that we felt compelled to take a second look. The phone, which won an … [Read more...] about Acer CloudMobile review: an ambitious Android phone that arrived a little too late
Cell phones have become the most crucial personal technology purchase you can make. Not only are these devices full-fledged miniature computers in their own right, they're getting smarter with each product generation. … [Read more...] about Cell phone buying guide
Experts have asserted that the smart phones would be more powerful and have more applications. Especially, low cost smart phones would be available on the market. Android operating system is believed to continue dominating the market in 2012. According to Gartner, Android's market share increased from 22.7 percent in 2010 to 38.5 percent in 2011, while it expects to reach 49.2 percent this year before falling to 48.8 percent by 2015. Gartner has also said that iOS of Apple is now ranking the second on the market with 18.9 percent of market share in 2012. The speed competition In 2011, smart phones mostly used dual core with the speed of 1 GHz for each core. Meanwhile, in 2012, the processing speed of smart phones would be twice quicker with quad cores. The US well known chip manufacturer, Nvidia has introduced Tegra 3 for smart phones which has the processing speed five times higher than due core Tegra. It's the time of high grade apps Some applications, which could … [Read more...] about What will be the smart phone like in 2012?
Students from Taiwan and Hong Kong raise their mobile phones in front of the Freedom square during a gathering in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protestors, in Taipei. (AFP/Sam Yeh) LONDON: From London to Taipei, thousands rallied around the world on Wednesday (Oct 1) to support the protests in Hong Kong - many clutching umbrellas and holding up brightly-lit smartphones in solidarity.Some 4,000 turned out in Taipei and 2,000 in London but there were other smaller protests too outside Chinese embassies.Demonstrators in front of the Chinese embassy on Portland Place in central London held up black and yellow umbrellas - in a nod to the ones used to shield protestors from tear gas - handed out yellow ribbons and waved placards hastily constructed from old cereal and noodle boxes."Hong Kong - the world supports you", read one, another warned "You can't kill us all" while one protester called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to "uphold democracy" and put pressure on … [Read more...] about Thousands rally in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters