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Sony targeting to sell PS4 in China by this December

Sony targeting to sell PS4 in China by this December

With Microsoft having just recently begun selling its Xbox One in China, Sony isn't about to let its PlayStation 4 be too far behind. While things haven't been finalized yet for the Japanese game console manufacturer, paperwork recently filed by Sony in order to get Chinese government approval shows that they looking to begin sales in December of this year, possibly shipping 200,000 units annually to begin with.

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ZTE may buy Pantech: product designs revealed

ZTE may buy Pantech: product designs revealed

Surprise - one company may buy another in the near future. Bet you didn’t see that coming. In a set of papers that detail the possible purchase of Pantech by the company ZTE, they’ve also revealed what their future products might look like together. Pantech may very well be making these products one way or another, but would that they were purchased by a larger company, we’d go ahead and guess that they’d have the cash they need to move forward a lot easier.

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HTC One M8 Eye spotted at TENAA with 13MP Duo Camera

HTC One M8 Eye spotted at TENAA with 13MP Duo Camera

The rumored "Eye" version of the One M8 flagship has truly taken shape and has now made its way to China's TENAA, which means we're getting a good look at what this smartphone has to offer. Based on this spec sheet, it is offering everything that the HTC One M8 has and more, including a 13 megapixel duo camera setup.

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China’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations hit 2 million

China’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations hit 2 million

Apple gear is extremely popular in many parts of the world, including China. Some news outlets in China are reporting some very impressive numbers for reservations in the country for the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones from Apple.

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First Chinese iOS Trojan Xsser mRAT targets Hong Kong activists

First Chinese iOS Trojan Xsser mRAT targets Hong Kong activists

Protesters and activists these days have flocked to social media and mobile technology to circumvent censorship and blockades that prevent their message from reaching other people. But now the tables might have been turned on them. A new trojan malware called Xsser mRAT that infects iOS as well as Android devices has been discovered to be of Chinese origin and is seemingly targeting Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement.

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Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you're likely aware of the massive protests taking place in Hong Kong. What you might be less aware of is the effort being put in to keeping afloat despite censorship efforts: the protestors have started using mesh networks to get around attempts to shut them down.

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China, Apple green-light iPhone 6 sales, starts October 17

China, Apple green-light iPhone 6 sales, starts October 17

China's regulatory body has just given the green light for Apple's latest smartphone generation, approving the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus for use on the country's network bands. And with Apple formally announcing the launch date for the smartphones in China, the iPhone 6 could reach yet another world-breaking sales record, which already sold 10 million units on its first weekend alone.

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Report: Students being forced to work in Chinese factories

Report: Students being forced to work in Chinese factories

A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that teens in China are being forced to work long and hard hours in factories assembling gadgets for well-known companies. This is in violation of Chinese regulations, but sadly not the first time such issues have arisen.

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Like Google, DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China

Like Google, DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China

Here’s an interesting one: China is blocking DuckDuckGo. the very private search engine, and newly found option in iOS 8, is reportedly being blocked in China. In response to a Twitter question asking why a device with iOS 8 — and DuckDuckGo enabled — wouldn’t connect to the search engine, CEO Gabriel Weinberg acknowledged the Chinese stiff-arm.

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Xbox One’s China launch bumped toward end of year

Xbox One’s China launch bumped toward end of year

As of this past summer, Microsoft had announced plans to launch the Xbox One in China on September 23, bringing its latest console to one of the largest markets it could target. Unfortunately for those hoping to grab it next week, the company has announced it must extend the launch date farther into the year.

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Nexus 9 keyboard folio possibly outed in China

Nexus 9 keyboard folio possibly outed in China

By now, the Android version of the iPad mini — the Nexus 9 — is a foregone conclusion. We’ve seen enough leaks and such to make us believe it’s coming this Fall, so this bit of info falls right in line with the rest. A peripheral keyboard, which may be a cover, has come under the Chinese version of the FCC.

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Chinese city has special path for smartphone users

Chinese city has special path for smartphone users

We’ve all seen that person walking around, more interested in their smartphone than the real world. They (mostly) dodge obstacles by glancing up at the last moment, and roundly annoy everyone around them. A city in China has stepped in to corral those folks, giving them their own space to saunter about aimlessly.

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