Sony's Xperia T goes by a few names. Depending on which country you're in, you might pick it up as the Xperia GX, or possibly even the TX. The final review sample that's been passed our desk, however, is the Xperia T, the European HSPA version, headed to O2's UK stores in the coming weeks, at which point it will be free on £36 per-month contracts and likely replace the Xperia S as Sony's Android flagship. In comparison to Sony's Spring smartphone, there's a similar 720p display, now stretched out to 4.6 inches, a different 13-megapixel camera, a new 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and Android ICS -- with the promise of Jelly Bean soon after it hits store. The Xperia T also revives a familiar hardware curve and has picked up onscreen Android buttons on its design journey. Design twists and promises of the latest OS aside, has Sony finally built a top-tier phone capable of going toe-to-toe with the smartphone heavyweights? Have a look after the break. Hardware When we … [Read more...] about Sony Xperia T review: a new 4.6-inch smartphone flagship that isn’t quite new enough
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Vu Bang is a proud father of two children - a second grader and a little boy attending kindergarten. He is also proud of his motorbike driving skills and how good his little daughter is at sitting on the bike. Bang drives the little girl to a nearby primary school on his way to the office. He sits the child in front of his bike, like millions of Vietnamese parents, both because the children like it, and because their arms can protect the little ones from falling. But safety is not a major concern for Bang. He never has his daughter wear a helmet. "Why not," I asked. "It's just a short distance from my home to her school. Moreover, a helmet on her head would hinder my view while driving." Seeing that I was skeptical, he assured me: "Don't worry. I am an excellent driver. And even if she sat behind, she would hug me tightly and would not fall." "What if the police stop you for not putting a helmet on her?" "See, she looks small for her age. I would tell them she is under … [Read more...] about Has the kids’ helmets controversy come to a head?
Ho Chi Minh had been patient, diplomatic, persistent but polite. Now the time had come to take off the velvet glove and reveal the iron fist, writes Laura Lam in the 22nd part of her series. Although the French didn’t officially declare war against Viet Nam until December 1946, in reality French troops had forced their way back into Sai Gon the year before. They had military assistance from the British. Leading his troops, General Jacques Leclerc announced his entry to Sai Gon on 24 September 1945, “We have come to reclaim our inheritance”. Upon hearing Leclerc’s statement, Vo Nguyen Giap wept. Vo Nguyen Giap’s Liberation Army, August 1945 As he witnessed more human losses and suffering on both sides of the ongoing conflict, Ho Chi Minh tried to reconcile with the French. In January 1947, he wrote to Jean Sainteny, who was Charles de Gaulle’s emissary to Viet Nam. “There are already enough deaths and enough ruins! What are … [Read more...] about Taking sides
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES Hanoi - "HYPNOSIS"- a Zentangle Workshop and Performance Madake, 81 Xuan Dieu Street Workshop and Experimental performance: July 27, 2pm, Works display: July 27 - Aug 10 Zentangle workshop "HYPNOSIS" is organized for the first time in Hanoi with the guiding of young henna & Zentangle artist Phuong - Mad Meo. This is a chance for young people to learn about a new form of drawing using simple shapes, patterns to create paintings with attractive motifs, fancy, emotional and creative. Workshop, from 2pm to 5pm. For registered members only Experimental performance: From 8pm to 10pm. Free entry. Free henna painting and Zentangle tattoo design Lucky draw with coupon For more information, please contact: Vuong Bich Ngoc: [email protected] Hanoi-Music Night to Celebrate Cuban Revolution July 26, 8.30 pm, ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street Featuring some the city's best and most enthusiastic salsa dancers for a salsa session with JC Smith providing the … [Read more...] about What’s on July 2013 (Daily updated)
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam can use strategic ports and harbors, such as Cam Ranh, to provide inventories and logistics, anchoring, repair and maintenance services for international ships passing through the maritime route from the East Sea to the Indian Ocean and vice versa. In China’s provoking strategy in the East Sea in order to monopolise the region, the strength of Vietnam/the Philippines is they have international public opinion on their side. The adventurous point of China’s strategy is it increasingly pushes the US and its allies as Japan, Western Europe, including Australia, and India, to have to confront China in a competition in the freedom of navigation. Specifically, the future conflict of freedom of circulation and maritime security in the Western Pacific, which can spread to the Indian Ocean, once Vietnam/the Philippines and other countries in the region gradually lose sovereignty and fall into the orbit of China. Thus, in parallel with the game of … [Read more...] about There is no “magic stick” but Vietnam has Cam Ranh