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Mobile

iPad Pro misses 50,000 mark on first month in China, much lower than the iPad Air 2 sales

China seems to love everything Apple is selling at the moment, apart from the iPad Pro, which noticed rather low sales in the opening month. The 12.9-inch behemoth apparently missed the 50,000 mark, a lot lower than the iPad Air 2.
Mobile

Oppo wants some Western success, may merge with OnePlus to make it happen

OnePlus and Oppo might be in talks to merge, according to a new rumor, though OnePlus is once again denying the allegations, as it attempts to change the public perception that it is owned by another Chinese manufacturer.
Cool Tech

Check out the drone-based delights served up by DJI’s first ever flagship store

Drone giant DJI has opened its first ever flagship store in a futuristic-looking space in its home city in southern China. The store offers visitors the chance to see up close its full range of aerial machines, and includes a flight arena…
Cool Tech

How’s this for dystopian? A Canadian startup is selling bottled fresh air in China

In case you missed it, some cities in China are suffering real bad with pollution just now. The situation has become so dire in Beijing and other places that some people are now buying fresh air from Canada to get a whiff of how things used…
Mobile

Apple Pay coming to China in early 2016, company announces

Apple Pay will launch in China in "early 2106," the tech giant said Thursday. The news comes after Apple struck a deal with payment processor UnionPay, allowing the Cupertino company to finally take its payment service to one of its most…
Mobile

Xiaomi isn’t worried about missing its self-appointed 2015 smartphone sales mark

Even though Xiaomi chairman Lei Jun predicted the company would sell at least 80 million smartphones in 2015, it doesn't look like Xiaomi will hit that target. However, Jun isn't too concerned about that and remains optimistic.
Cars

Brain-controlled car can drive you in a straight line

Chinese researchers are one-upping the work on driverless cars being done by Google with an automobile that is controlled using only your thoughts. Two years in the making, the brain-controlled car was recently demonstrated at…
Web

Kazakhstan mandates Internet backdoor, modeled after China’s Great Firewall

A new Internet surveillance law law would allow the Kazakhstan government to monitor all web traffic on both desktop and mobile devices, and closely resembles China's so-called Great Firewall.
Cool Tech

Trash-eating spacecraft turns orbital debris into fuel

There are more than a half million pieces of space junk that can do significant damage if they collide with a satellite or a spacecraft in orbit. A team of researchers from China have come up with a solution for removing it by using it as a…
Movies & TV

China gets Point Break reboot 3 weeks early, signals box office global shift

The Point Break remake will thrill Chinese moviegoers three weeks before it reaches the viewers stateside. The early release date in China serves as another indicator of the country's box-office prowess.