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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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Chinese approval for cellular versions of the iPad 4 and iPad mini tipped

Chinese approval for cellular versions of the iPad 4 and iPad mini tipped

Apple was bragging earlier this week that it had sold 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones in China the first weekend the device was available. Apple now has something else to look forward to in China with the network licenses needed to allow it to sell the Wi-Fi + cellular versions of the iPad 4 and the iPad mini in China seemingly granted. Both devices will be coming to major wireless carriers inside China.

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Samsung finds no evidence of underage workers at supplier HTNS Shenzhen

Samsung finds no evidence of underage workers at supplier HTNS Shenzhen

With so many companies recruiting outside factories to manufacture parts for their devices, we often hear about the working conditions at these factories. Samsung is something of an outlier in that it makes a lot of its part in-house, but there is still a small need for outside help, which means that the company isn't immune to controversy when one of its suppliers is allegedly operating outside the rules. One of these suppliers, HTNS Shenzhen Co., was recently accused of hiring underage works, allegations that Samsung discussed this weekend in a release on Samsung Tomorrow.

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Xiaomi M3 rumored to have quad-core Tegra 4, 2.5GB RAM, 1080p display

Xiaomi M3 rumored to have quad-core Tegra 4, 2.5GB RAM, 1080p display

It's here, folks. The next generation of smartphone specs is arriving in the form of faster processors and larger displays. Popular Chinese brand Xiaomi is rumored to be releasing a smartphone with some crazy hardware. We're talking a quad-core Tegra 4 chip, 2.5GB of RAM, and a 1080p display. We should be seeing devices like this in the next few months anyway, but for now, let's admire what have here.

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iPhone 5 launch events in 33 countries today

iPhone 5 launch events in 33 countries today

It's queue time all over again in 33 new countries across the planet including not least of all China and Taiwan, as the iPhone 5 launches officially. Lines have indeed been forming at locations throughout these many countries since early this morning or days ago (depending on where you're standing) and online reservations have made the process much less hectic in many of the main outlet areas.

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