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Chinese cinemas post text messages on-screen during movies

We’ve all been there – getting annoyed with stupid people who insist on using their phones while watching a film in a cinema. But now some cinemas in China are actually encouraging such anti-social behaviour. Cinemas in Beijing, Shanghai and other major Chinese cities are experimenting with “bullet screens” on which members of the audience can send text messages commenting on …

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Stuart O'ConnorChinese cinemas post text messages on-screen during movies
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Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China

Game consoles have been banned in China since 2000, but now Microsoft is about to release  its Xbox One in the country. Solar News reports that Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft’s Xbox group, announced the launch date of September 23 at an event in Shanghai. It said that the console would cost 3,699 yuan (£355; $600) …

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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country’s national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” function for …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

China opens its doors to games consoles – the ghost of Deng Xiaoping said to be 'ready to frag n00bs'

Interesting news out of China this morning where the government have at long last lifted their 14-year ban on games consoles. Though Reuters reports that the liberalisation is "temporary", we'll be surprised if it doesn't stay around for a while….

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James O'MalleyChina opens its doors to games consoles – the ghost of Deng Xiaoping said to be 'ready to frag n00bs'

Huawei unveils the Ascend P6 – the world's slimmest smart phone?

Huawei has unveiled the Ascend P6 which it claims is the world’s slimmest smartphone measuring just 6.18mm. The smartphone, which looks very similar to the iPhone 5 especially from the side (see here) features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a metallic…

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Grab your guild and head to Joyland, China's unlicensed World of Warcraft theme park – GALLERY

We've heard rumour in the past of a crazy unlicensed World of Warcraft amusement park in Changzhou, China, and now we've got visual confirmation that the site exists. And, somewhat surprisingly, it looks pretty awesome. A Reddit user going by…

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Gerald LynchGrab your guild and head to Joyland, China's unlicensed World of Warcraft theme park – GALLERY