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Is This The World’s Oldest Smart Ring?

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This is a ring straight out of China’s Qing Dynasty era. It’s 1.2 centimetres (0.47in.) long, 0.7cm (0.28in.) wide, and happens to have a fully functional abacus on it. That’s right, the Chinese were doing arithmetic on a finger-mounted “smartring” long before the gesture sensitive rings of today.

This ring was in fact too small to use with your fingers, but a needle or other sharp pointed object would take care of that. We like to think of this accessory as a prototypical stylus, long before Steve Jobs was even around to be able to hate them.

[ ChinaCulture ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

This Is Pizza Hut’s Hot-Dog Crusted, Shrimp Tempura Pizza, With Mayonnaise

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You’d think that after a headline like that, we’d be saying “‘Murica, F*&K Yeah!” But we aren’t because the pizza you see there isn’t available in America. Or at least, it’s not being sold in Pizza Huts in the states. It’s in China, and was photographed by John Lehmann, a photojournalist with the Globe and Mail who is travelling through the country and documenting his experiences on Tumblr.

That’s it folks. Just wanted to show you a picture that highlights that, hey, it’s not just in America that you see food creations that should be sold with an accompanying bottle of Pepto Bismol.

[ John Lehmann's Tumblr ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

New “World’s Thinnest” Netbook Is CZC C9 From China

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By David Ponce

At 0.5cm, or 5 milimeters, or better yet for y’all non-metric readers, 0.2inches, the CZC 09 from ShenZhen Zichuang Technology claims to be the world’s thinnest. It also happens to be really light, at 750 grams. Feature-wise, you get “an ARM11 based CPU, 8.9 inch 1024*600 display, 1G RAM, 8G flash storage, 2 usb ports, an AVG port, a Li-ion battery with 6-9 hours working time”. It’ll be running a customized version of Linux and should retail for 1499 Yuan (about $220 ).

Now the thing is, the 0.2inch claim, as you’ll see in the pictures after the jump, is made at the very thinnest point of the device. It does get chunkier in the back. Still thin… but world’s thinnest?

Whether the CZC 09 ever makes out of China is something we don’t quite know yet. We’ll update you if we find something out.

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