Pattaya News Flash
Breaking News
February 2011
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Soi 8 News
The famous Toy Beer Bar in front of the Baron Beach Hotel on Soi 8 closed.
Club 23 on the same street and just opposite of the Baron Beach Hotel is known for its Coyote Dancers. It is enlarging its bar.
Unconfirmed rumors say that the club will employ A Go-Go Girls in the near future.

Disco reopens
Club B4 reopened
Club B4, on Soi Diamond and opposite of Byblos A Go-Go and Coyote, reopened a few days ago.
The new venue is an
all-in-one Bar & Disco with A Go-Go Girls and Coyote Dancers.
The club was closed since February 2009.
The club with connections to the Cocco Resort is currently searching Coyote and Go-Go-Girls and claims to pay up to 30'000 Baht/month...

The monthly income of a lady working at Pattaya's Supermarkets is about 7'200 Baht.
That is about 280 Baht/working day.
How much do you pay for your dinner?

On the move?
Irany, the disco club at Covent Garden on Soi 16, opened a 'branch' on Soho Square.
On the move
The Iranian Discotheque installed a neon sign on Walking Street, just in front of Utopia Lounge, pointing to the new bar.
A lady in the neighbourhood told me that the place probably will change its name to Iranian Square, World Square or simply Super Square...
On the move
Update: On February 19th the new club was open and was hardly awaiting its first customers.

The Return
of the Mafia Girls
On our Tour de Pattaya on February 16th we could spot some Mafia Girlz at Walking Street's Goodfellas.
Venues without ladies seem to work on Soi Buakhaow and on South Road only...

In the Water
On February 15th Pattaya got some rain.
Have a guess what happened:
Parts of Pattaya's Second Road were under Water.
Same procedure as every year. After living here for more than 20 years we lost the hope that the situation ever improves.

Sakura Club 69, an A Go-Go Bar on Soi 15, off Walking Street, reopened on February 15th with a new owner.
The venue was closed since October last year.

The World's most expensive Locations for Expats:
1. Tokyo
2. Moscow
3. Hong Kong
No listing for Pattaya...
Nevertheless, living in Pattaya can get expensive too:
If you stay with a Thai Lady you not only have to feed her and her children, but whole her clan!

Unlucky Exercise
On February 14th (Valentine's Day) two F16 fighters of the Thai Air Force crashed over Chaiyaphum.
The two F16s disappeared from radar at 10:20.
They were part of a flight of four F16s and took part in the annual Cobra Gold exercise.
Both pilots ejected safely.
Air Force commander Ithaporn Suphawong called the crash a mystery, but I can't see how the crash could be related to black magic, he said.

or simply stupid?
On Valentine's Day CentralFestival Shopping Center on Beach Road launched a pet wedding ceremony with certificates...
On Valentine's Day too, Ripley's Believe it or not and Louis Tussaud's Waxworks at Royal Garden Plaza's 3rd floor started a world record attempt for the world's longest kiss...
Kisses between Thai people in public are a No-No in the Kingdom, therefore the participants had to present their marriage certificates!

Do you know?
South Africa has the highest rate of mid-late teenage pregnancy in the entire world.
Thailand ranks second. 7 per cent of Thai women aged 15-19 already have children.
A homemade problem.
Accidently Thailand can't blame the Farangs.

Out of Money or what?
Out of Money or what?
Since many weeks the sign at the entry to Diamond Arcade is out of order, but the responsible people seem to ignore it.
A sign is like a business card. If you don't have one, or a dirty one only, you are a nobody.
Sooner or later you will be out of business.

Bad Luck
A few month ago Tesco/Lotus said they are collecting thousands of sales prices from their competitors to guarantee the cheapest prices.
Our tour on February 13th showed that almost all goods, from Coca-Cola to Ovaltine and Cheese were 2 to 4 Baht more expensive at Tesco/Lotus than at its competitors...

A new Relaxxx sign replaced the defunct Boesché Club advertisement on Walking Street, at the entry to Soi 16.

Clean up!
On Wednesday February 8th at about midnight Pattaya Police collected the remaining beauties on Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
Baht Bus 199
The driver of Baht Bus 199 had the privilege to transport the ladies to the police station.

New Starbucks
The most famous name in coffee will soon disappear from Starbucks' cups. The company unveiled a new logo designed to conquer new markets.
Never change a winning horse...
You remember: Never change a winning horse.

Pattaya Sales:
12 Months/Year
After last months Amazing Sales with up to 70% discounts we are confronted with End of Season Sales with up to 70% price reductions all over Pattaya. We have sales all around the year. The next one will be called New Season Sales.
Curious: The 70% never go into my wallet...

Rebirth of Polo
Rebirth of Polo
The former Polo Club at Absolute Entertainment comes back to the same location but with a new format: The management is currently recruiting Catwalkers as well as Coyote Dancers.
According to the advertisements it's up to the ladies if they like to join Farangs (or any other visitors) - or not..
Until October 2009 Polo was known as a very expensive Go-Go Club. Later it was integrated into the Galaxy Club, now known as Galaxy Cabaret.
With all their venues, on Walking Street as well as on Second Road, Absolute's management is targeting Pattaya's upper classes. The new Polo wouldn't be an exception.
Polo Striptis
The management already announces Polo Striptis on Stage. Striptis is probably a Thai copy of something known as Striptease in more educated & developed countries...

Renovation Time
Sexy A-GoGo on Soi 7 and Shark Club A-GoGo on Soi Diamond have closed their venues for renovations.
Renovation Time
The ladies from Sexy can be found at Kiss A-Go-Go on Soi LK-Metro, the dancers from Shark can be admired at Tiger on Walking Street, but some of Shark's touts I spoted at the new V2O Ice Bar.

Closed on February 1st 2011
UOB Exchange booth on Soho Square, off Walking Street, closed.

Ice Bar opened
Closed Spa too...
Opened on February 1st 2011
The all new V2O Ice Bar at the entry to Soi 15 opend on February 1st.
On February 1st the Gentlemen Spa on 3rd Road reopend. It's one of Pattaya's venues that closes down and reopens every few months...

and forgotten
Relocated and forgotten
A few weeks ago this telephone booth was relocated from Beach Road to Central Road.
Unconnected and therefore unusable it is obstructing the sidewalk (for the years to come?).
Update: The forgotten phone booth disappeared just before Valentine's Day. Thank you!

Produced, installed and paid, but never used.
Produced, installed and paid, but never used.
On December 16th, 2010 the Chief of the Sea Rescue Teams of Pattaya promised to rectify this shortfall in the near future.
The observation towers are still empty...
TiP (This is Pattaya)!

The Monkeys are back
The Monkeys are back
Since a few days at least four monkeys are back on Walking Street - but Pattaya police can't(?) see them!
TiP (This is Pattaya)!

French retailer Carrefour apologises for deceptive pricing - in China...

Parade announced
Saint Patrick's Day
Pattaya City Hall announced a Saint Patrick's Day Parade on March 17th, 2011.
It will start at (about) 13:00 on Soi 4 to the front of Walking Street.
Saint Patrick's Day is an important day for Irish citizens and Irish expats,
Murphy's Law at Pattaya Bedrace 2011
as is Pattaya Bedrace for Murphy's Law.

Mike rided
Mike rided
On January 28th a Team of Police from the Central Chonburi Provincial Station raided Mike Shopping Mall after receiving numerous complaints about pirated products at this mall.
It is known since many years - at last to the public - that this shopping mall is selling pirated goods at its beach side shops.
The police arrested a 32-year old sunglasses and eye wear vendor from Khon Kaen only, but promised that many more pirated goods will be wiped out soon from Pattaya's best known copycat distributor...
Mike Plaza
Mike Plaza, also on Beach Road and a few metres only from Walking Street, is selling all kind of copies at almost all of its boothes - unhampered.

Caramel opened
Caramel opened
After a few fizzled starts during the last few weeks Caramel, the new Russian Restaurant, Lounge Café and Strip Hall, celebrated its official opening on January 28th.
The Caramel Entertainment Center is located on the second floor of the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex.
You can't miss it:
Its touts welcome you with open arms already in front of the building.

Previous Publications
Pattaya News Flash February 2011 - The Source
NightWalker's News
from Pattaya, the City where everything is on sale.
Enjoy Amazing Phatthaya (also known as Pattaya)!
World Economic Forum Davos 2011 Switzerland

Jeff Jarvis
(City of New York University):
The governments around the world have lost their credibility.

iFarang™ ©2011
What do you like to see?
Information or Advertisement?
Google doesn't like Pattaya-at-Night
Google doesn't like to see the reality.

On January 15th 2011 we got an e-mail from Google telling us that we are violating its advertisement policy:
As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or mature content. This includes images or video content containing lewd or provocative poses, or close-ups of breasts, butts, or crotches.
Please make any necessary changes to your webpages in the next 72 hours, Google demanded.
After a short discussion with our contributors Rainbow Production decided not to scrap the pictures and the information but to clear all its websites from Google advertisements. Pattaya-at-Night never published lewd pictures. On every beach in and around Pattaya you can discover more flesh than on all of our pages.
New A Go-Go Clubs
New A Go-Go Club
Sexy Submarine A Go-Go

On Soi LK-Metro, opposite of 3 Soms Bar, and only a few metres from Champagne A-Go-Go and The Office the new MASH A-Go-Go opened on Saturday February 26th 2011.
It is the 4th A-Go-Go Club in this small but lively Soi connecting Soi Diana with Soi Buakhaow.
The former Sun Bar & Guesthouse on the same Soi will be transformed in a Go-Go Club too: Sexy Submarine A Go-Go will be its name. It will be the Soi's fifth A Go-Go Club, but not its latest...
Sexy Submarine A Go-Go
Utopia reopened
Utopia reopened
Utopia A-Go-Go on Walking Street reopened on Saturday February 26th under a new management. The club was closed since February 11th 2011.
Pattaya-at-Night congratulates Belgium!
Guiness World Record

Belgium broke the record for the world's longest wait for a government.
With the new record Belgium toppled leading Pattaya for the most dubious World Record attempts in history.

iFarang™ ©2011
New Short-Time Motels
New Short Time Motel
PattayaSweethearts, the famous Freelancer and A Go-Go Site, added a few new Short-time Motels to its popular Love-Inns Page.
Do not use Jet Skis in Pattaya!
Do not use Jet Skis in Pattaya!
It is known that the Jet Ski Operators are charging tourists excessive amounts for minor damage which they are alleged to have caused to the machines. Sometimes the damage is genuine, however most of the time it is an old damage which was not picked-up by the Tourist.
Jet Ski Operators, interpreters and local police, including some Tourist Police Officers, seems to be involved in the scams.
In most cases a percentage of the collected money is distributed amongst all parties involved in the incident, including police and interpreters.
With the exception of holding meetings after meetings about the subject, Pattaya City Hall didn't do anything to stop the scams.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem already suggested that a committee be set up to control and supervise the Jet Ski businesses in both Pattaya and Jomtien - to the benefit of all - including the Jet Ski mafia...
Pattaya Traffic Lights
Pattaya Police tells City Hall:
Shut Down Pattaya's High Tech Traffic Lights!
Pattaya Traffic Lights
Pattaya's High Tech Pedestrian Signals should be turned down at least during Weekends, Pattaya Police told City Hall.
The beeping and blinking signals are ignored by almost all drivers: They simply blew through red lights. Pedestrian do not push the button to activate a signal, because you never know if the signals are working or not.
Police want a redesign of the whole system.
As a frequent reader of Pattaya-at-Night you already know since many months that Pattaya's Pedestrian Lights are one of Pattaya's greatest jokes and never worked correctly. For many people it seems to be just another attempt of City Hall to waste the taxpayer's money to the benefit of some good friends...

Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
Yellow Shirts are Back on Bangkok's Streets!
Thai Government introduce new law in Bangkok to fight the yellow shirted nationalists.
The Yellow Shirts, also known as PAD (People's Alliance for Democracy), are back on Bangkok's Streets. The highly nationalist movement, responsible for the occupation of Bangkok's Airports during November 2008 and the recent clashes with Cambodia, is threatening to occupy key city sites on Friday to increase pressure on the government over the Cambodia issue.
The group, which has strong support from Bangkok's Elite and at least a part of Thailand's Army, has intensified its protest and is now calling for the government to step down.
They say Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his government had failed in its efforts to run the country and to resolve the border dispute with Cambodia. We want someone who has leadership quality, is honest, courageous, decisive and capable of protecting Thai sovereignty and of solving the corruption problem, the leaders of the Yellow Shirts say.
Abhisit's Government invoked the Internal Security Act (ISA) to deal with the Yellow Shirt's street protests. The ISA will be used in seven districts of Bangkok from February 9th to 23rd to effectively oversee security. The enforcement of the law is to prevent incidents that jeopardise national security, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said.
An Expert estimates:
Pattaya Beach could disappear within 5 years
Pattaya Beach at Night
An Expert from Chulalongkorn University's Aquatic Resources Research Institute has released a paper which shows that the erosion at Pattaya's beaches is very critical.
The faculty's head of disaster studies says that the distance to the water was about 36 metres in 1952 and had fallen to 18.7 metres in 2002. Prof Thanawat Jarupongsakul found the beach width had dropped sharply to just four to five metres during the last few years.
Without serious action, Pattaya Beach will disappear within five years, the Professor said.
According to the expert, the erosion is caused mainly by changes in wave patterns reducing deposits of sand on the beach and this is being exacerbated by increased beach use. To counter the erosion 200'000 cubic metres of sand has to be filled along the 4.48 kilometres of the beach to expand its width to 30 metres.

We are not experts, therefore we see the problem from a different point of view.
Take the problematic Naklua beach: With every year the new buildings come a few meter nearer to the water - and not the water to the buildings!
Some owners of buildings already are occupying whole the beach.
When Pattaya was a small fisher village the seaside of today's Walking Street had a nice Beach too, but whole the area got overbuilt. The beach disappeared under the bars, shops and dancings.
That's the way the beaches in Pattaya disapear and not under the much cited influence of the global warming myth.
It seems that in both cases the Landlords are ignoring almost all of Thailand's laws.
One of Thailand's law requires that 30 metres (see above!) of all beaches belong to the public. But the law was made before Thailand and Pattaya in particularly discovered mass tourism - and perhaps even before some people discovered the long-term benefits of tea money.
Tony's new Lightshow
Tony's new Lightshow
On February 1st Tony's added the Abyzz Club to his immense neon sign...
Tony's new Lightshow
... and a Dance & Drink sign on the roof of the new temple.
The Pattaya House of Condom
The Pattaya House of Condom
At the second floor of BigC's CentralCenter in North Pattaya the Pattaya House of Condom opened last month. The shop sells all kind of condoms in almost all imaginable colors and shapes. Happy shopping!
New Buffet Restaurant
From Fake to unlimited Food
From Fake to Real Food

Nai Poa
The former Fake Pub & Restaurant on North Pattaya Road, opposite of Pattaya's famous Bus Terminal, changed its format as well as its name.
It is now a Buffet Restaurant:
Eat Salads, Steaks, Seafood and Suki as much as you can.
Price: 129 Baht/person.
The venue has large parking lots on the front and on the back of the restaurant.
New LK Hotel
New Hotel on Beach Road / Soi 12
New LK Hotel
Modern City?

The new LK Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road, at the entry to Soi 12, takes shape.
If you know Pattaya you will recognize the new building immediately as a LK design.
Let's hope that its neighbour shop, known as Modern City, will get some face lifting soon.
Mike Shopping Mall to the left as well as the new Hotel would benefit both from a more attractive 'Modern City'.
New Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Bunker Bar on Walking Street
Bunker Bar on Walking Street
Don Joe's new Neighbour.
The new Bunker Bar, located on Pattaya's Walking Street between Insomnia and Tony's Entertainment Complex, offers many popular western and oriental dishes and snacks.
Check it out!

Bunker Bar on Walking Street
Seen on (former?) Soho Square
Seen on (former?) Soho Square
World Super Clubs

The Iranian management of Pattaya's new World Super Clubs at the same location announced that it will launch a Host Club, a Lady Club, a Gay Club and a Fast Food (not specified if a Restaurant or just another Club). At least Fast Food would be a funny new description for a Shortime Bar.
Let's hope the world has enough of people that like to join this upcoming new all in one package.
Platinum is back!
New Platinum Shop in Pattaya
New Platinum Shop in Pattaya
New Platinum Shop in Pattaya

Platinum Motorcycles opened a new shop on Central Road, a few meters only from 3rd Road on the way to Carrefour.
It's the truth: The distributor of Platinum in Bangkok has almost all spare parts for its motorcycles, new and older ones, in stock!
Internet in High Fidelity?
Internet in High Fidelity?
Hi-Fi or Wi-Fi?

Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
Hotel Report
The world's most dirty hotels

None of the world's most dirty Hotels in Pattaya!
On January 22nd 2011 TripAdvisor released its latest lists of the world's most dirty hotels.
In the Asian section TripAdvisor lists 2 hotels located in Thailand; one in Krabi Town and a second one on Ko Phangan.
Hopefully TripAdvisor didn't list any of Pattaya's hotels in this very interesting publication.
Bali Hai Entertainment Complex after Midnight
Bali Hai Entertainment Complex
Fitness at CentralFestival
Fitness at CentralFestival
Fitness at Pattaya's CentralFestival with rhythms from South America: That's Fun!
Burapa Pattaya Bike Week 2011
Burapa Pattaya Bike Week 2011
The Burapa Pattaya Bike Week 2011 happened on February 11th & 12th 2011 and Pattaya News Flash has the pictures.
Chinese Lunar New Year
Luna New Year
In Pattaya the festivities for the Chinese Lunar New Year happened from February 3rd until February 5th 2011.
Pattaya Bedrace 2011
Pattaya Bedrace 2011
Click here for the pictures.
What do you miss here?
What do you miss here?
You got it! (The) Soho Square (advertisement) disappeared...
In Pattaya everything is on sale...
In Pattaya everything is on sale, no matter how tacky it is...
Pattaya, the City where everything is on sale, even the most tacky goods.
Lay Down in Pattaya...
Obviously Thai people can sleep anywhere...
Do not believe any advertisement! You don't need an expensive mattress or a 5-Star Hotel to have a good sleep - all you need is to lay down in Pattaya...
Put on Hold
Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said that Thailand wants the listing of Preah Vihear temple as a world heritage site put on hold.
No Ceasefire
Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has rejected Cambodia's proposal to sign a ceasefire agreement.
Full Force
Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says Thailand is prepared to strike with full force against Cambodia if it continues to violate Thai sovereignty.
Thailand had the right to act against Cambodia, Abhisit added.
On Walking Street:
Escape the Warzone
Escape the Warzone!,
says Walking Street's new Bunker Bar & Restaurant.
Thai Army...?
Only a few days after a Cambodian court sentenced two yellow-shirt Thai activists to eight and six years in jail for espionage and trespassing a disputed border area a fighting broke out between Thai soldiers and Cambodian troops on February 4th.
The border clash continued on Saturday, February 5th.
On Sunday February 6th and Monday fresh clashes broke out along the Thai-Cambodian border.
So far the fierce fightings left ten dead and dozens wounded.
Cambodian army reported the capture of five Thai rangers.
Medias in both countries say that the toll could be much higher. Thai newspapers suggesting that 64 Cambodian soldiers were killed and 30 Thai troops had to die during the clashes.
According to TV reports, Thai Army deployed more troops to the area.
On February 9th 2011 the Thai Army deployed a vast number of tanks along the disputed border.
Both sides blamed the other for sparking the violence.
Thailand rejects any help from ASEAN and/or UNO and doesn't want any observers in the disputed area.
Which side tells the truth?
Up to you!

iFarang™ ©2011
In 1962 the World Court ruled that Preah Vihear temple belonged to Cambodia.
Nevertheless, the temple's main entrance lies in Thailand.
A 4.6-square-kilometre area around the temple is claimed by both sides.
When the 11th-century Hindu temple was granted UN World Heritage status in July 2008 some Thai politicians and the powerful Yellow Shirts group initiated the border tensions.
During October 2008 the border tensions already triggered a heavy gun fire between Thailand and Cambodia at the Preah Vihear Temple Site.
On Sunday February 6th 2011 Cambodia urged the United Nations to help stop the invasion by Thailand.
The fightings erupted along the border with Cambodia in Si Sa Ket's Kantharalak district.
Pictures show that the disputed 900-year old Preah Vihear temple was hit and badly damaged.
A poll published on February 13th showed that 87.4 per cent of the respondents think Thai soldiers had acted appropriately to protect the country's sovereignty.
72 per cent said the border conflict should settled by negotiation.
5 per cent of the respondents said only a war could settle this border conflict...

iFarang™ ©2011
War by mistake?
On February 10th Thailand's F16 and F18 fighter planes flew very close to the Cambodian border.
Thailand's Air Force chief-of-staff Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chantong said the planes flew there by mistake...

iFarang™ ©2011
The Commandments
of Buddhism
  1. Do not destroy life.
  2. Do not take what is not given you.
  3. Do not commit adultery.
  4. Tell no lies and deceive no one.
  5. Do not become intoxicated.
  6. Eat temperately and not at all in the afternoons.
  7. Do not watch dancing, nor listen to singing or plays.
  8. Wear no garlands, perfumes or any adornments.
  9. Sleep not in luxurious beds.
  10. Accept no gold or silver.
South of Thailand
Situation to get worse
After the February 13th's blast of a powerful car bomb in Yala a political scientist said the situation in Thailand's deep South is expected to get worse.
The Muslim-dominated lower South claimed almost 4'400 lives since the insurgency erupted on January 4th, 2004.
It seems that a lot of people, including some journalists from Fox TV, don't like to remember that it wasn't President Barack Obama who initiated the global financial crises.
But you remember:
The banks initiated the crises during George W. Bush's regime.

iFarang™ ©2011
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Silly PitPit claims
I like the rainy times!
When rain drops in Pattaya, the connection to Sophon's High Tech Cable TV usually collapse for a few hours, the TV screen remains dark and Pattaya's major streets impassable.
That's the moment my lady discovers that my needs are hers too...
Burapa Week 2011
Burapa Week 2011
The Burapa Bike Week happened on February 11th & 12th and was a great success for all fans of 2- and 3-wheelers, including extraordinary vehicles & flying objects.
Silly PitPit likes to know
How many calories are in the holes of a Swiss Cheese?
Silly PitPit claims
Never believe the words of an expert - unless you are one yourself.
Technology News
Cell Phones
The more sophisticated a cell phone is, the easier it is to download malware into the phone.
Gangsters are smarter than SmartPhones.
Android overtakes Symbian
Google's Android operating system has overtaken Nokia's Symbian platform to become the world's leading smartphone platform.
Google's marketshare surged from 8.7% in 2009 to 33% in 2010. Microsoft's marketshare fell from 7.2% in 2009 to 3.1% in 2010.
Nokia's new CEO hinted that the company may drop Symbian to go with Android.
Dual Core SmartPhones
LG Electronics and Motorola already unveiled their dual-core smartphones at CES.
HTC, Samsung Electronics and Nokia are expected to showcase similar models at the upcoming Mobile World Conference.
Rumors say that Apple, RIM and Sony Ericsson will roll out dual-core smartphones very soon.
Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments (TI) and Broadcom are producing the (exciting) chips.
TI (Texas Instruments) already presented a four-core ARM processor for smartphones. The race for high performance mobile devices will never end.
Larger display
for next iPhone
Apple's upcoming iPhone5 will have a 4-inch display to compete with the Google Android platform in the 4- to 7-inch smartphone market.
Cheaper iPhone
Apple is developing a new lines of smaller and cheaper iPhones. The new devices will be about half the size of the iPhone4 and will cost about 50 per cent less.
Second-generation iPad
Apple has just started production of a thinner, more powerful version of its popular iPad tablet computers. It will have more memory and a front-facing camera.
Passwords on
iPads and iPhones
not secure
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute says that Passwords are not secure on iPhones and iPads.
The institute's staff was able to render the iPhone's encryption void and decipher the passwords stored on it within six minutes.
If the iPhone is used for business purposes then the company's network security may be at risk as well.
Never use a gadget as a business tool...
Failed Redesign
You remember iPhone's 'anntenagate' scandal?
Gadget specialist Apple is now back with a redesigned antenna for the CDMA version of the iPhone 4.
But according to analysts at UBM TechInsights, the redesigned antenna on the new iPhone 4 is not dramatically different than the antenna that caused Apple headaches.
It shows the same 'death grip' problem as before...
3D without Glasses
The industry expects glasses-free 3D technology to become mainstream technology in 1-2 years.
The world's largest
LCD TV plant
Sony and Foxconn will establish a giant LCD TV plant in Yantai City, northern China, with an annual production capacity of 30 million units and a workforce of 50'000 staff - initially.
New Netbooks
Acer has already started selling its Aspire One 522 netbook which is powered by AMD's 1GHz C-50 dual-core Ontario processor and AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip.
Asustek will launch a similar model, the 1015b, powered by the Ontario C-50 CPU soon in addition to a 12-inch notebook, the 1215b, powered by AMD's Zacate E-350 dual-core CPU.
Following the launch of Zacate and Ontario chips, AMD is expected to launch its 32nm Llano family APUs before the middle of 2011.
LED Street Lamps
Failure rates of the around 20'000 LED street lamps installed in the past three years in Taiwan are about 8.2%.
According to data from the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) there is a large variations in performance between the products from different suppliers.
The best performance was 8'000 hours without reduced brightness, and 90-100% performance in maintaining brightness.
The failure rates can be reduced to 6% after excluding problems such as aging electrical wiring.
Silly PitPit claims
Today's friendships are made by a simple mouse-click.
Last Word
What comes up,
will come down.
Try it:
A double-click in an empty space brings you back to the top of the page!
This feature should work on most browsers.
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