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Samsung Invests $3 Billion in a New Vietnamese Manufacturing Plant

In an interesting move, Samsung have announced that they are to spend up to $3 billion on a smartphone manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The new plant will join their existing $2 billion factory in the country,…

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Xiaomi Aims to Raise $1.5 Billion in Venture Capital Funding

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi aims to raise US$1.5 billion in venture capital funding. If it achieves its target it will become the largest investment ever secured by a Chinese company. DST Global, an investment firm based…

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MSN Messenger Finally Takes Its Last Breath

For most of the world the MSN messenger, or Windows Live Messenger, has been history for a while now after being shut down in April 2013 in favour of Skype, or even longer if you’re like…

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Jackie Chan’s Son Has Been Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, has been arrested for marijuana possession at his home in Beijing. Jaycee is the latest high-profile celebrity to be caught in Chinas biggest anti-drug crackdown in over 20 years. The 31-year-old…

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Apple Bans Two Chemicals Used in Overseas Factories

Apple have many overseas factories, that’s for sure, 22 to be exact! Some of the factories have been using very harsh chemicals during production of Apple products, the chemicals in question are benzene and n-hexane, extremely harsh…

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Jailbroken iOS Devices Being Targeted by New Malware

Now, here’s one more reason not to get an iPhone, even more so a jail-broken one at that. The malware is known as AdTheif or Spad and has successfully hijacked more than 75,000 iPhone devices and…

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China Imposes New Restrictions on Instant Messaging and First Detained

Last year, China launched a campaign to clamp down on on-line rumour mongering and “clean up” the internet. The crackdown has led to an exodus of users from microblog platforms such as Weibo after authorities detained…

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China Bans Government Purchases of Apple Products

After the Chinese government published a software procurement list last week that excluded foreign anti-virus vendors like Kaspersky Lab and Symantec Corp, which had previously sold software to Chinese agencies, they’ve now also prohibited the purchase of…

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Canada Blames Chinese Army Unit for Cyberattack

Canada announced on Tuesday that A highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor had hacked into the National Research Council, a leading body that works close with major companies such as aircraft and train maker Bombardier Inc. The Chinese…

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Chinese Authorities Pay an ‘Unexpected’ Visit to Microsoft Offices

Microsoft offices from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu have been unexpectedly visited by the Chinese State Administration for Industry & Commerce, according to a report from Reuters. A spokesperson for the company has confirmed the visit,…

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Uncovered Hacking Plot Points to China Buying Stolen US Military Data

The recent news reveals that the US authorities have charged a Chinese business man with hacking into the Boeing computer systems and other firms with large defense contacts, stealing their data and then selling it to…

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Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales Suspended in China

Looks like China is going to miss out on the Oculus Rift Dev Kit for a while after scalpers tried buying up massive amounts of stock. Pre-orders and shipments have been suspended for all orders in…

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China’s Xiaomi Smartphone Sales Booming, Quadrupled in One Year

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has enjoyed a busy first half of 2014, shipping 26.1 million units during the first two quarters.  It’s an impressive sales figure considering the company shipped just 7 million units year-over-year –…

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Samsung Uncovers Labor Violations at Dozens of Chinese Supplier Factories

Electronics manufacturer Samsung conducted an external audit that found employee rights violations at dozens of suppliers located in China, though none of the charges related to child labor. The company has more than 200 suppliers in…

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China Cracks Down On Microsoft: Bans Microsoft Office In Government Institutions

Reports coming out of China suggest that Chinese central government has issued a ban on Microsoft’s Office software in parts of the Central government and its subordinate departments. The move follows on from the Windows 8…

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Norse Providing Real-Time Hack Monitoring Map

With all the rambling going on the Internet regarding cyber crime and hacking, nobody can see the full extent of what is really going on. China and the US are reported to constantly ‘clash’ about online…

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Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed for Faster Video Playback

Maxthon is a web browser for Windows, OS X and Linux, developed in China by the company Maxthon Ltd. Latest news point to the browser receiving an update aimed towards video playback, having features such as…

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Man Suffers Paralysis From Three Day Gaming Session

Have you ever gamed until you’ve dropped? Well one man in China did exactly that as he gamed for three continuous days before his “game-a-thon” was cut short by some extremely serious medical problems. The 26 year old PC…

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Scientists Predict Top Speed of 1,800 mph From Prototype Maglev Train

Modern public transport as we know it is pretty fast if you chose the right service, but if you’re in quite a rush to get to that important board meeting on the other side of the…

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Microsoft Denies Allegations That It Censors Bing Outside China

Microsoft has been faced with some pretty serious allegations from cyber-censorship monitoring group Greatfire.org. They claim that Microsoft is deploying Chinese censorship on a “global scale” based on earlier research conducted by the Guardian newspaper in…

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Asia Reported To Be The Leading Place For Top-Speed Internet Connectivity

Study shows that the fastest internet connection, in the world, is in Asia. Latest study from Akamai Technologies, Asia is considered the epicentre for top-speed Internet access, having Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Singapore as…

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iOS 7.0.5 Released For iPhone 5s and 5c, Aimed At The Chinese Market

Apple has rolled out a new iOS today, iOS 7.0.5 for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. It is considered to be a ‘rare’ update due to the fact that it is only aimed for two…

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Linux-based Mobile Operating System Launched By China

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvv-eXIcQug[/youtube] China has disclosed a brand new, government-blessed mobile OS. Dubbed China OS, or COS, the platform relies on UNIX system and is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with Liantong Network communications…

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China To Temporarily Lift Ban On Foreign Game Consoles

The gaming market in China has predominately been PC’s, but all that looks set to change with the 14 year ban on consoles being lifted. This could be good news for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Although…

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Most Chinese Gamers Are Still Playing On PCs

A report points out that most Chinese gamers still play on PC and not consoles or mobile devices as most gamers all around the world do. China’s video game industry is worth around $13 billion, which…

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Battlefield 4 Banned In China

Electronic Art’s favourite multiplayer shooter game, Battlefield 4, has been banned in China starting this week due to the supposed discrediting of China’s national image in the futuristic plot line. The game is now deemed as…

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Apple’s iWatch Rumored To Arrive Next October

China-based report might indicate that the long rumored Apple iWatch will finally be launched in October 2014. According to a source who is said to have a good track record with leaks involving Apple, the Cupertino…