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Why vpns are becoming so important in china

Why VPNs Are Becoming So Important in China

China is a country that is very protective of what information their citizens have access to. That said, the Chinese government is also open the possibility of foreigners having access to the websites that they want because they want to keep the high level of foreign direct investment into their country. This is why the…

Google search competitor duckduckgo gets blocked in china

Google Search Competitor DuckDuckGo Gets Blocked In China

Although Peking Duck is a frequent mainstay on Chinese restaurant menus, DuckDuckGo is not. Reports have been arising that DuckDuckGo is no longer accessible to use in China, but no reasons explaining why have been forthcoming. DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg confirmed suspicions that the search engine is indeed blocked. However, Weinberg, according to Engadget, has…

Sales of oculus rift suspended in china over scalper problem

Sales of Oculus Rift Suspended in China Over Scalper Problem

For developers in China looking to test-drive Oculus Rift, the past week brought some bad news. Oculus VR recently confirmed that they have been pushed to stop selling the development kit for their virtual reality headsets in China due to high rates of scalpers gobbling up the kits before legitimate developers can get to them. Widespread…

China’s e-commerce giant alibaba launching online bazaar for u. S.

China’s E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Launching Online Bazaar for U.S.

Nicknamed “China’s Google” by the tech industry, Alibaba has set its sights on America, with plans to open an online marketplace for the U.S. market. The site, 11Main.com, aims to provide an online shopping experienced inspired by Main Streets, historically the retail hubs of American cities. Rather than an amalgam of products ranging from the questionably cheap to…

Console wars: china edition

Console Wars: China Edition

Since 2000, the video game consoles that we all know and love have been banned in China.  However, early this year, this ban has been lifted, allowing Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony to sell consoles and software.  With the recent announcement of Sony manufacturing and selling Playstation 4’s in China, gamers around the world are left…

Iphone kills chinese woman

iPhone Kills Chinese Woman

The dangers of owning a smart phone has made its way into the news once again. Not long ago we talked about a Galaxy S4 exploding and burning down some poor guys house. This time around it is the iPhone that has turned on its owner. iPhone Kills 23 Year Old Chinese Woman 23 year…

Flipboard Gets Blocked in China

The People’s Republic of China’s Great Internet Firewall has  gotten itself another victim – Flipboard. The popular news aggregator app has had its international version blocked in the country. Users in China reported early last week that they were unable to refresh content on Flipboard’s international version. Flipboard itself seems to be at a loss…

Samsung galaxy s4 explodes, burns house down

Samsung Galaxy S4 Explodes, Burns House Down

A couple in Hong Kong have faced injuries after their Samsung Galaxy S4 allegedly exploded and burnt their house down. Samsung Galaxy S4 Explosion Causes Major Damage Chinese website Xianguo.com reported early this week of a Chinese national Mr. Hu facing the wrath of his Galaxy S4. Hu was playing a game – “Love Machine” while…

China to lift 13 year ban on video game consoles

China to Lift 13 Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

In June 2000, the Ministry of Culture forbid “any company or individual to produce and sell electronic game equipment and accessories to China.” The video game ban was originally put in place in an attempt to shield the Chinese children from being corrupted by video games, however it is now going to be lifted in…

China plans to release its own operating system named kylin

China Plans to Release Its Own Operating System Named Kylin

The Chinese government have begun a collaboration with software company Canonical that will see the development and release of a “home-gown” computer operating system (OS). A Chinese specific version of Ubuntu will be released this April Canonical are widely known for the development, distribution and continued support of the Linux-based Ubuntu OS which, as well…

China over takes us for total active android and ios devices

China Over takes US for Total Active Android and iOS Devices

A year ago, Flurry said China is the top country with the fastest growing smart device market; and now, they have come up with something more interesting for the Chinese. According to Flurry, China has overtaken the US by a good margin for the total number of active iOS and Android devices in the country….

Unlicensed warcraft themepark opens in changzhou, china

Unlicensed Warcraft Themepark Opens in Changzhou, China

  In a world where creating an almost-but-not-quite-cool, non-licensed, total knock-off theme park is awesome and getting the go ahead from the intellectual property owner to create the real thing is totally lame, there’s World of Warcraft knock-off, World Joyland, in Changzhou, China. Now you no longer have to settle for knock off electronics, video…