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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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OUYA rumored to be looking for buyers to save it

OUYA rumored to be looking for buyers to save it

Remember the new partnership between OUYA and Chinese OEM Xiaomi reported last month? Apparently, that isn't the only thing the two have been talking about. Sources are now claiming that the gaming startup is currently engaged in acquisition talks with big Chinese companies, painting a rather dreary picture for the former darling of Android gaming.

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei has just teased its September 4 IFA 2014 press event but China's TENAA agency is already revealing what is believed to be the Ascend Mate7 well ahead of time. The details laid out for everyone to see closely matches the rumors, save that of the variant that is believed to have a higher resolution screen.

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Amazon’s latest business move: Shanghai’s free-trade zone

Amazon’s latest business move: Shanghai’s free-trade zone

Amazon announced today that it will be coming to the Shanghai free-trade zone soon, something that will potentially boost its sales in China. According to the Internet retailer, a deal has been penned with the related authorities, and it is slated to launch a logistics warehouse to "experiment with financial innovation," among other things.

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Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony, who makes cameras and smartphones among other things, seems to be bent on appealing to the nascent selfie generation. This time, however, it might just be taking things a bit too far. Leaked photos coming from China betray the fact that the OEM is working on yet another selfie-centric device, but with a rather ridiculous looking design.

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iPhone 6 photo “leak” aims to fool even you

iPhone 6 photo “leak” aims to fool even you

The iPhone 6 device, the box, even the cord (mostly) looks like it could have been made by Apple. Until you look closely. This is a Shenzhen iPhone 6 knockoff, one made by a group that makes cash off of two groups: those that are fooled themselves, and those that know what they’re buying and aim to fool you.

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Apple begins use of China-based iCloud storage

Apple begins use of China-based iCloud storage

This week its become official: Apple is using China Telecom data centers to extend iCloud storage of user data. China’s Telecom platform began being utilized by Apple on August 8th, this after 15 months of "stringent tests and evaluation" according to China Telecom.

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China’s government banned from using Apple products

China’s government banned from using Apple products

A source that spoke to Bloomberg has revealed that the iPad and the MacBook have not been included on the Chinese government's procurement list that was distributed back in July. A total of ten Apple devices were left off, and as a result they cannot be used by government agencies or otherwise purchased with public money.

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