The Vivo X5 Pro is another upcoming handset that has piqued the interest of the market, particularly the Chinese market where it will initially launch in the coming weeks.
In a recent report by Phone Arena, the Chinese manufacturer itself has confirmed that its device will come with a retina scanner.
However, the X5 Pro will not be the first smartphone to pack a retina scanner. Earlier this year, ZTE announced its Grand S3 handset that boasts the same optical security technology. more >>
Another original manga series is getting a revival on Fuji TV. "Dragon Ball," a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, will be the basis for another TV series called "Dragon Ball Super" which will premiere in July 2015 on Fuji TV. Akira Toriyama himself will come back to write the new TV series.
The new series will be the fifth TV series in the "Dragon Ball" franchise.
Fuji TV is where the series will first be aired in July. According to a report in IGN, producer Osamu Nozaki of Fuji TV revealed the following about the upcoming series, "As I read the plot [of the series] I've already received from Akira Toriyama, my dreams for this begin to expand. An enemy even stronger than Buu or Freeza may appear…" more >>
Since its announcement earlier this year, the Asus Zenfone 2 has become one of the most talked about handsets. It was another good thing that the Taiwan-based manufacturer included a variety of options for consumers to choose from.
And now in a recent report, the Zenfone 2's top-end model will sell in a flash sale that sees its price cut by almost 30 percent.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML will sell for just $336.99 on AliExpress instead of its retail price of $449.32. The flash sale will begin tomorrow, and stocks are expected to get sold out right away. more >>
NEW YORK – A North Korean defector who escaped the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with help from a U.S. pastor unveiled plans to become a Christian missionary during a human rights event at the United Nations' New York headquarters on Thursday.
Jay Jo was rescued by Pastor John Yoon and several missionaries in 2008 after suffering years of human rights abuses in the socialist state – an experience she shared during "Victims Voices: A Conversation on North Korean Human Rights" event. Following her emotional testimony, the 28-year-old defector told The Christian Post that Yoon was instrumental in her survival.
"We met him 10 years ago, he fed our family, plus another 35 different people," Jo said of the Seattle, Washington-based pastor. "He helped us a lot and then he found a way for us to get to America." more >>
WASHINGTON—While speaking at a North Korea Freedom Week forum on Capitol Hill Friday, the first North Korean defector to be ordained as a Methodist minister asserted that Korean Christians not only want to topple the regime of dictator Kim Jong-un but want the unification of North and South Korea to occur through the Gospel.
Kang Chul-ho, who established the first North Korean defector church congregation in South Korea and is also the vice president of the North Korean Christian Association, spoke at the forum entitled "Ending the Kim Regime's Reign of Terror in North Korea: What Must Be Done," and explained that the socialist regime fears the power of the North Korean defectors more than it actually fears the military strength of South Korea.
"This is our 12th meeting of North Korea Freedom Week and I come to realize more and more each time I attend these rallies, there is an important role to be played by North Korean escapees," Kang explained. "The saying goes that Kim Jong-un in a meeting stated that he was not afraid of the 600,000 military personnel in South Korea but he was concerned about the North Korean escapees and that these escapees were a threat to the republic." more >>
The Tebow CURE Hospital, built by a foundation of former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and the Christian organization CURE International in the Philippines' Davao City, was inaugurated Friday.
Ribbon cutting and an open house were part of the inauguration ceremony of the hospital, which specializes in treating children with orthopedic conditions, CURE said in a statement.
To honor the Philippines-born athlete, who is an outspoken Christian, the hospital features a Timmy's Playroom, a special space set aside where children who are patients can take a break from medical treatment and enjoy being a kid. The Tim Tebow Foundation has decorated the playroom. more >>