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iPhone 4 Scalpers Force Apple to Shut Down Beijing Flagship Store

iPhone 4 Scalpers Force Apple to Shut Down Beijing Flagship Store

The Chinese grey market is a lucrative place to find gadgets, and pretty much anything else. Popular items include high-priced gadgets, like many of Apple's devices, and it looks like the iPhone 4 hasn't escaped the attention. All over the world where the newest iPhone is sold, it's a common practice for customers to buy up a large quantity of the devices, and then send them over to China, where they can be re-sold in the grey market. That practice is going strong, as it was revealed today that Apple was forced to close their flagship Apple store, located in Beijing, due to scalpers of the iPhone 4.

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iPhone 4 Gets “Will it Blend” Treatment, Has Predictable Outcome [Video]

iPhone 4 Gets “Will it Blend” Treatment, Has Predictable Outcome [Video]

Considering all the hub-bub about the iPhone 4, and the amount of coverage it's garnered over the last couple of days has been right in line with all the other previous iPhone launches. But we know not everyone out there are iPhone fans, and maybe this video is your time to point and laugh. (Though, truth be told, there's probably plenty of that happening, anyway.) Thanks to the crazy guys over at Blendtec, we've got some more awesome video of today's awesome tech being blended away into oblivion. And, yes. It will blend.

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Latest iPhone explosion in Belgium; French watchdog begins investigation

Latest iPhone explosion in Belgium; French watchdog begins investigation

All eyes are on Snow Leopard and the growing queues outside Apple stores today - we're told London's Regent Street store had a line round the block before it opened - but another exploding iPhone report could sour the good mood at Cupertino. According to TechCrunch UK, Belgian news sources are reporting that a 15-year-old boy was holding his iPhone next to his ear, about to make a call, when it "imploded".

Apple investigating iPhone explosions

Apple investigating iPhone explosions

Apple are reportedly beginning an investigation into the various cases where iPhones have exploded in Europe, a sensible tactic considering the spate of hissing, steaming and smashing smartphones we've heard of over the past few weeks.  The company maintains its belief that "these are isolated incidents and that there is not a general problem", however.

Devialet Phantom Review – Delectable French aural oddness

Devialet Phantom Review – Delectable French aural oddness

Devialet’s Phantom resembles something from Portal, has audiophiles by turns fuming or fawning, and squeezes up to 3,000W into a casing some physicists say shouldn’t work. The first all-in-one music system from the polarizing French firm, Phantom’s odd looks are, Devialet claims, merely the side-product of its homegrown pressurized drivers and hybridized analog/digital amplifiers. That means the big story is in the sound, but can this sci-fi prop of a speaker really be worth its $2k price tag?

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Google built this EPIC camera for Fast & Furious 6’s director

Google built this EPIC camera for Fast & Furious 6’s director

When Fast and Furious series director Justin Lin comes calling, wanting to film for your 360-degree revolution in movies, you build him a kick-ass camera. That is, assuming you're the Google ATAP team, flush with the success of the first few Google Spotlight Stories released, and keen to give the platform its debut live-action outing. Problem is, the practicalities of capturing all-around video with real actors are very different from the animations that Spotlight Stories has dealt with so far; that, ATAP lead Regina Dugan explained at I/O this week, meant some impressive new hardware.

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Xiaomi Mi Note hands-on: More than just an Apple clone

Xiaomi Mi Note hands-on: More than just an Apple clone

Xiaomi is on a charm offensive, and that means setting the record straight. Outspoken VP of International Hugo Barra returned to San Francisco alongside Xiaomi President Lin Bin to introduce the MIUI flavor of Android, not to mention the latest Mi Note smartphone, to a curious - if a little skeptical - tech press. Wildly popular in China and other countries, but known more for the inspiration it's accused of taking from Apple and others in the West, Xiaomi isn't quite ready for a US launch but thought it was high time we saw just what Chinese users are enjoying.

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Apple adds China UnionPay to its list of partners

Apple adds China UnionPay to its list of partners

Continuing its courtship of the Chinese market, Apple has just announced that its App Store has just added UnionPay as a payment option in the region. Being the only domestic bank card network in China, UnionPay's presence will make it much easier for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to get their app fix, no matter their actual credit card. This also makes it easier for them to get hooked into the app-buying fever, which could very well boost China's position as Apple's second largest app consumer.

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Galaxy Note 4 appetizers: ads extolling the S Pen

Galaxy Note 4 appetizers: ads extolling the S Pen

Just 9 days or so to go, so naturally Samsung is trying to build up the hype surrounding its next stylus-toting phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. And it is doing so by trying remind us, or convince most, that smartphones haven't killed off the need for a writing instrument and that the S Pen might just be the perfect tool to bridge the analog and digital divide.

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