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Call of Duty Online enters alpha testing in China

Call of Duty Online enters alpha testing in China

The success of Call of Duty in the west is unquestionable, but over in the east it's a bit of a different story. That's particularly true in China, where the games industry is dominated by freemium-type games. Activision, never wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, has changed up the Call of Duty we know and love a bit to make it appeal more to Chinese gamers with today's release of Call of Duty Online.

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Apple’s Tim Cook is in China on iPhone business

Apple’s Tim Cook is in China on iPhone business

China is Apple's fastest growing iPhone and iPad market, with the company recently opening several retail stores in the nation. In December, Chinese consumers bought in excess of 2 million iPhone 5 handsets within three days of its launch there. Now the company's CEO Tim Cook has taken his second trip to the nation, where he is presently in talks with both partners and government officials.

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ZTE P945 phablet revealed in leaked renders

ZTE P945 phablet revealed in leaked renders

A couple of renderings have appeared of a new smartphone device from ZTE that's so gigantic that it fits right in with the category of smart device called phablet. The renderings here come from @evleaks, a notoriously accurate leaker of devices, and here you'll find that this machine is working a relatively new version of Android if not the newest along with a lovely new widget from ZTE.

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iPad mini tipped to make a massive splash in China

iPad mini tipped to make a massive splash in China

We're used to hearing about Apple devices selling out here in the US, and it appears that in China things aren't much different. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is saying today that iPad minis are flying off shelves there, after its launch in Hong Kong on back in November and China earlier this month. According to White, many stores in China and Hong Kong are out of stock, while the fourth-generation iPad, which launched at the same time, is still relatively easy to get.

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China closes Internet loophole and forces Internet users to give their real names

China closes Internet loophole and forces Internet users to give their real names

China is famous for censoring the Internet with one of the largest nationwide firewalls in the world. China's firewall is called the Great Firewall of China and many Chinese citizens have used loopholes in the system to get access to unfiltered news from outside the country and blocked websites such as Gmail and others. This loophole was exploited by Chinese citizens by accessing foreign VPNs to be able to access block sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and others.

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China debuts world’s longest high-speed rail line

China debuts world’s longest high-speed rail line

China has always been about fast trains and expanding their high-speed rail lines, and today the country is now home to the world's longest high-speed train line, spanning 1,428 miles from Beijing to Guangzhou. The train tops out at 186MPH and can conquer the 1,428-mile trip in just eight hours, replacing the previous train route which took about 20 hours to complete.

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HTC reportedly suspends “a number” of 2013 smartphone models

HTC reportedly suspends “a number” of 2013 smartphone models

It's never good news when you hear a company possibly deciding to cut back on production of their devices for the future - today's report hits HTC in a particularly sensitive spot with supposed reductions in handset orders for 2013. This report comes from DigiTimes, a publication that, while they've certainly had some high-powered and absolutely correct insider-sourced stories in the past, has been known also to drop some utterly nonsensical bits of un-truth as well - so take this one with a grain of salt.

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