Lenovo’s Liu Chuanzhi: ‘we are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t care about China’

We’re guessing that Lenovo chairman Liu Chaunzhi didn’t intend spark a slew of sensational headlines when he spoke briefly with the Financial Times this week, but he did make a few statements that are hard to ignore (yet easily misinterpreted). The standout is that he reportedly said Lenovo is “lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t care about China,” and that if “Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble.” Of course, what’s easily lost following the “bad temper” bit is that Chaunzhi is actually sort of praising Apple (albeit in a roundabout way), and he even later goes on to describe Jobs as “a genius,” and the exception to his rule that a manager “needs to be the string on which he puts one pearl after another” — he says Jobs is instead “a big pearl.” For its part, while Apple hasn’t commented on Chaunzhi’s comments directly, it did point out that it’s opening a new store in Shanghai this Saturday, and that it’s on track to have 25 stores in the country by the end of next year. Lenovo’s Liu Chuanzhi: ‘we are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t care about China’ originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 06 Jul 2010 15:40:00 EDT.

iBuyPower’s Magic makes any game playable through multitouch (video)

So, you just sprung for a multitouch-enabled Battalion CZ-11 , eh? Too bad there’s hardly any software out there for you to take advantage of. Er, was out there

Lenovo’s 3D IdeaPad Y560d laptop now available for multi-dimensionists

Television may be rotting the brain of existing generations, but it’s highly likely that 3D will indeed be the downfall of mankind. Or Double Stuff Oreo cokies, one

Pixel Qi netbook display replacement kit finally on sale

You’ve waited and waited and, let’s face it, waited for this day to arrrive. Now Pixel Qi’s 10.1-inch display is available for DIY types looking to swap out their LCD for a dual-mode reflective Qi display capable of slipping into a power-sipping e-paper mode that’s visible even in direct sunlight. It’s only certified to work with Samsung N130 and Lenovo S10-2 machines but we’re sure you’ll figure out how to slide this pup into the Acer or ASUS netbook of your dreams.

Sony selling AMD powered VAIOs for the first time in years

We’ve been keeping a close eye on AMD’s big laptop comeback over the last couple of months, and in addition to gaining steam with HP , Dell , Toshiba and Lenovo , it appears AMD’s also gotten Sony back into its court. Both Fry’s and Best Buy are now carrying AMD Athlon II X2-powered machines, and as you may expect, the prices are quite tempting. Conversely, the Intel-based lineup ranges from $699 to $799, but until we get our hands on one of these ourselves, there isn’t exactly a fair comparison to draw at this point

Switched On: New Mac mini a mixed Apple TV alternative

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On , a column about consumer technology. As TVs and Blu-ray players increasingly feature internet connections, content partnerships, and now even open operating systems, they’re turning up the pressure on of standalone devices such as Apple TV and the Roku player. Indeed, Steve Jobs has said the demanding existence between the rock of the connected television and the hard place of the closed cable system is what’s relegated Apple TV to “hobby” status .