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Google to stop recognizing Chinese web security certificates

Google to stop recognizing Chinese web security certificates

Google will stop recognizing web security certificates issued by China's CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), it has been announced. This comes at a time when China is cracking down on foreign services in the nation, and tech companies are backing off in return, pulling or otherwise limiting their interactions with China. Google announced yesterday that it would stop recognizing the CNNIC certificates, and the agency has fired back today with a statement saying the move is "difficult to understand and accept".

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Video shows how Windows 10 looks like on a Xiaomi Mi 4

Video shows how Windows 10 looks like on a Xiaomi Mi 4

Looks like things are about to get real and about to get messy. At least as far as Google and Microsoft are concerned. It's no secret that Microsoft is going to provide a way for Xiaomi Mi 4 owners to wipe Android off their device and install a preview of Windows 10 for phones instead. And while there a few caveats to that story, it does practically mean that Microsoft is trying to take a nibble out of Google's pie in China. Now just a few weeks later, this video appears showing that exact setup, and the result might give Google reason to worry.

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The HTC One E9 Plus detailed: HTC’s first 2K display

The HTC One E9 Plus detailed: HTC’s first 2K display

This morning HTC China has released full details on the HTC One E9 Plus (aka E9 +), a device which may well be released worldwide. This device takes on the legacy of larger HTC Android devices and adds a dash of the successful standard headliner HTC One. This device is coming with a 5.5-inch Ultra High Definition 2K display, a big fat camera on the back, and newly minted Dolby Audio HTC BoomSound speakers up front. This device is available now in China and will likely be released internationally soon.

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Musk: Tesla ‘misled’ about consumer interest in China

Musk: Tesla ‘misled’ about consumer interest in China

Speculation often leads to more of the same, unless you act upon those speculations. It’s a lesson Elon Musk and Tesla learned the hard way, it seems. In China, Tesla has found itself withering on the vine with a slower-than-expected adoption rate among customers. Previously, Musk said misinformation was to blame for Tesla’s slow rollout in China; that Chinese consumers didn’t quite grasp what his all-electric vehicles were about. It seems analysts may have taken him for a ride, though.

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UK investigation finds Huawei isn’t a security threat

UK investigation finds Huawei isn’t a security threat

Huawei, along with ZTE, has previously been a source of concern for western governments, many of whom have expressed worry that the Chinese company could be performing surveillance for the Chinese government. That has led to use of its hardware being banned in some places, and probes into whether Huawei hardware has been compromised. Back in 2013, Huawei revealed that it would be launching an R&D facility in the United Kingdom, and that resulted in an investigation into the matter. It has been quite a while since then, and the result is in Huawei's favor.

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Apple will reportedly let Foxconn resell iPhones in China

Apple will reportedly let Foxconn resell iPhones in China

Stateside, we’ve got plenty of avenues for snapping up used smartphones. Swappa, Gazelle, and others make for an easy conduit for buying and selling devices. In China, things are a bit less official, and the pre-owned market is like the wild west. According to a new report, the iPhone re-sell market is getting a bit more polished, as Apple is reportedly set to allow their supply chain partner Foxconn to buy used iPhones, refurbish them, and sell them via their official web store.

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HTC ‘One M9pt’ leaked ahead of April launch

HTC ‘One M9pt’ leaked ahead of April launch

With the HTC One M9 having just come out, reviews are largely ho-hum. The barely updated design has a camera most find to be a mis-hit for HTC, rendering us mostly non-plussed about the device thusfar. That’s the version we see stateside, though. What about the rest of the world?! It seems China, at least, is about to see the One M9, but in a different form factor, with interesting new features. While we don’t have many details on the device, it’s already crave-able.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls cars after being called out on Chinese TV

Jaguar Land Rover recalls cars after being called out on Chinese TV

Last month, Jaguar Land Rover recalled 104,000 or so cars in the United States over problems with the lights and brakes. Those aren't the only vehicles that have been having problems, however, and now the auto maker has recalled in excess of 36,000 cars located in China over a potential problem with the gearbox. The recall came after the company was called out on Chinese state television over the problem. The auto maker has apologized for the problem, and has added a perk on top of the recall servicing for those who are affected.

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China carriers will carry LTE iPad Air 2, mini 3 for first time

China carriers will carry LTE iPad Air 2, mini 3 for first time

Today, China Unicom and China Telecom announce they will both carry new iPads. Both carriers will carry the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and will sell to customers starting March 27. Both tablets will be available with LTE, marking the first time a carrier in China is offering connected iPads to consumers. The connected tablets will support the TD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards in China, and will also support DC-HSPA and HSPA+ in the same model.

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Microsoft working on ROM to supplant Android with Windows

Microsoft working on ROM to supplant Android with Windows

In announcing their Windows 10 platform would go on sale this Summer, Microsoft also announced they were working on a few tests in cooperation with Xiaomi. More to the point, Microsoft was testing Windows 10 with “power users” of Xiaomi’s Mi 4 handset — which runs Android. The world thought little of it; tests like these happen often, right? Maybe not these kinds of tests. According to a new report, Microsoft is looking to replace Android with Windows 10 — on Android devices.

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