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Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Partially Collapses Hotel

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan yesterday, causing damage and a partially collapsed hotel building, sources report. Read More >>

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China Tells the U.S. It Can Have Its Dumb Submarine Back

On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal. Read More >>

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Hackers Snag £1.52 Million From Cash Machines Without Using Credit Card

Earlier this week, Taiwanese hackers tricked cash machines into unloading piles of cash—more than $2 million (£1.52 million), in fact—without using a credit card. Instead of using a stolen credit card like most cash machine thieves, these masked robbers used a computer program and walked away with piles of cash in a backpack. Read More >>

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The Sheer Force of the Super Typhoon in Taiwan Is Utterly Terrifying

Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan Friday morning and reached winds of over 150 mph. Read More >>

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Watch the Incredible Force of a Typhoon Move a Skyscraper’s 700-Tonne Mass Damper

Mass dampers are designed to counteract the swaying of a skyscraper as it’s buffeted by strong winds or earthquakes. But it’s incredibly rare to see one of these huge devices moving more an a few inches. Unless, of course, there’s a typhoon nearby. Read More >>

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Taiwan’s New Special Forces Uniforms are Wearable Nightmare Fuel

Like the Samurai's mempo, the uniforms of many of today's Special Forces units play dual roles. Not only do they protect the wearer's face and conceal his identity, they terrify the pants off of the enemy. Take the newly unveiled uniforms of Taiwan's Special Forces for example. They look like something out of Army of Two. Read More >>

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Samsung Got Fined £210,000 for Paying People to Bash HTC Online

Sometimes companies do stupid things to market their products. A silly commercial here. A ridiculous junket there. That's all fine and good, but sometimes companies overdo it, companies like Samsung who just got slapped with a $340,000 fine in Taiwan for illegally paying people to trash talk HTC in forums. Read More >>

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Samsung Might Be Hiring Students to Post Bitchy Comments on HTC One Reviews

Naughty-boy of tech Samsung is in hot water yet again -- this time, it's apparently been hiring students to post mud-slinging comments at the bottom of HTC One reviews, and the same Taiwanese authorities that raided their offices looking for industrial espionage are now investigating Sammy for false advertising. Uh-oh. Read More >>

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Apple Maps Accidentally Revealed a Top Secret Military Base

Uh oh. Apple Maps, for all of its blurry, melting world faults, was actually a little too clear in one area: it revealed a top-secret, £770 million ultra-high-frequency radar in Taiwan for everyone to see. Um, that's not good. Read More >>

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Taiwanese Pop Star Shocks World With iPhone 5 Hands-On Exclusive

The Taiwanese equivalent of Declan Donnelly has stunned the tech world, managing to get his hands on what may be an iPhone 5. And posting photos of it on the internet. Read More >>

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The iPad Is Dangerous In Bed

This Taiwanese girl just learned the laws of gravity from her iPad. Not the apps inside the iPad, but the iPad itself. While holding the tablet over her head in bed, she dozed off. That's when decided to deliver his first and second laws directly to her face, in the form of a mouthful of Apple technology. Read More >>

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Couple Busted Trying to Sell Meth and a Military Drone to China

Meth and drones, meth and drones—there's hardly a more imaginable combo that pairs better. The chips and gravy of espionage. At least according to a Taiwanese duo, accused of an attempt to smuggle out military secrets and drugs to China. Read More >>

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Beware the ATM Gangster of Taiwan — He Uses English as a Weapon

When you're in Taiwan and you use this ATM, you should be wary of the English interface. Apparently the gangster will use this to cheat you. Read More >>

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Fake Steve Jobs Angel Punts an Android Tablet in Taiwan

Some people have no shame. Not content with just ripping off Apple’s tablet design, a Taiwanese Android tablet manufacturer is using a Steve Jobs impersonator to advertise its “Action Pad” and he’s even done-up like an angel. Read More >>

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These Incredibly Animated Taiwanese Kung-Fu Puppets Also Breathe Fire — Your Move Fozzie

It was great to see the Muppets back in theaters, but Kermit plucking away on a banjo is no match for the incredibly life-like performances of these Taiwanese martial arts hand puppets that can even breathe fire. Read More >>