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China approves removal plans for video game console ban after 13 years

China approves removal plans for video game console ban after 13 years

Back in January, rumors begin to surface that China was considering lifting a ban on the sales of video game consoles within the country. More reports that the ban would be lifted surfaced earlier this summer when it was again reported that China was considering eliminating the video game console ban. Today reports are coming in that China has voted to approve plans leading to the elimination of the ban on video game console sales that has been in place for 13 years.

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iPad 5 in Space Gray and Classic Silver: three tones in all

iPad 5 in Space Gray and Classic Silver: three tones in all

You'll find the same clues appearing for the iPad's 5th generation release as we saw with the iPhone 5s this week, with parts from upstream coming on in several tones. What you're seeing here is a collection of parts acquired from the secondhand repair and replacement market in China, coming through the likes of Sonny Dickson, a fellow that's appeared quite a few times over the past several weeks and months. Here you'll find the next-generation iPad coming in with the look and feel of the first-generation iPad mini, as well.

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China to lift ban on Facebook in Shanghai free trade zone

China to lift ban on Facebook in Shanghai free trade zone

China has blocked access to Facebook from its populace for a long time. The reason for blocking Facebook access is that China doesn't want its citizens to have access to information that it deems unfit or unsavory. China recently announced that it was lifting the ban on Facebook, but only within the Shanghai free trade zone.

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iPhone 5s will go up for pre-order in China next week

iPhone 5s will go up for pre-order in China next week

Though the iPhone 5c has been put up for pre-order, Apple has elected to hold out on the iPhone 5s, launching it at its stores in a single day on September 20. This won't be the case for China, however, with buyers there being able to pre-order the iPhone 5s online starting September 17, with it being available for pickup likewise on September 20.

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Apple reportedly to ship lesser-priced iPhone 5C to China Mobile

Apple reportedly to ship lesser-priced iPhone 5C to China Mobile

Following shortly after iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C advertisements made a brief appearance on China Telecom's Weibo account, the folks over at The Wall Street Journal have revealed that Apple plans to send iPhone 5C models to China Mobile. Such is the claim of sources who spoke to the media company, with those same individuals confirming the September 10 event launch.

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Xiaomi MiPhone 3 launch brings Hugo Barra in with a bang

Xiaomi MiPhone 3 launch brings Hugo Barra in with a bang

On August 28, a surprise announcement surfaced that Hugo Barra was leaving Google and taking up position at the Chinese handset maker Xiaomi. In light of this, it isn't surprising that Barra took to the stage at Xiaomi's event earlier today alongside the maker's CEO Lei Jun, helping to introduce the company's new smart TV and smartphone.

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Xiaomi MiPhone 3 and MiTV 3D smart TV gets official

Xiaomi MiPhone 3 and MiTV 3D smart TV gets official

On this auspicious day for device announcements, Chinese company Xiaomi has chosen to unveil not only one, but two, interesting smart devices. The first is the rumored and much-awaited third iteration of Xiaomi's popular smartphone, the MiPhone 3. But a surprise guest star has also arrived in the form of a 3D-capable smart TV, currently dubbed as the MiTV, for lack of a better name.

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Apple schedules special Chinese launch event on Sept 11

Apple schedules special Chinese launch event on Sept 11

Apple is truly making history on its upcoming launch event. Not only is there talk of colorful iPhones, a huge move away from its traditional toned-down look, but now it seems that the company has scheduled a press event in China, the first ever standalone event that Apple has ever organized for the Chinese media.

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Meizu MX3 gets official with Exynos 5410 Octa processor and 128GB of storage

Meizu MX3 gets official with Exynos 5410 Octa processor and 128GB of storage

Meizu is a name that is perhaps best known in China. And while that may be a true statement, it looks like the recent announcement for the Meizu MX3 may bring some talk from those outside that market. Coming off of some recent rumors and leaks, Meizu has officially announced the MX3 and it will indeed have storage options ranging as high as 128GB.

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Chinese Xiaomi Red Rice smartphone has $85 BOM

Chinese Xiaomi Red Rice smartphone has $85 BOM

China is definitely one of the biggest growth markets in all of the mobile phone and smartphone world. While Europe and the US are very developed when it comes to the smartphone market, China is still growing rapidly. A low-cost smartphone from a Chinese company called Xiaomi has taken China by storm and has an impressively low bill of materials.

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Hugo Barra is leaving Google, will join Chinese handset maker Xiaomi [UPDATE]

Hugo Barra is leaving Google, will join Chinese handset maker Xiaomi [UPDATE]

Google's Vice President of Product Management Hugo Barra is leaving Google, and sources appeared claiming that he'll be taking up employment with Chinese phone maker Xiaomi. Shortly after the news surfaced, Google confirmed that the executive is parting ways and confirmation has appeared on Weibo about the job he has lined up.

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New Pics of Sony Honami Smartphone Surface in China

New Pics of Sony Honami Smartphone Surface in China

If you thought we've seen all of the leaks concerning Sony's coming smartphone called the Xperia Z1 (or Honami) over the last few weeks, you would be wrong. Some new images have surfaced of the smartphone from China. Specifically, these images have surfaced from the Chinese Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) giving us a look at just about every surface of the device.

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