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Viral Video: Some Hong Kong Action

BoomTown was out last week on a trip to Hong Kong with Walt Mossberg to scope out a possible D: All Things Digital event, focused on Asia, for this coming fall.

Obviously, Asia, including China, India, Singapore, Japan and Korea, is a key market for tech moving forward for U.S. Web firms, as well as a force for global innovation.

It’s also still a great place for action films, and here’s a trailer for the big movie playing there now–a remake of “The Shaolin Temple,” a kung-fu classic, now simply called “Shaolin,” by veteran Hong Kong action-film director Benny Chan.

Enjoy:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus