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Proview Demanding $1.6 Billion In Lawsuit Against Apple iPad Name

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Back in 2006, Taiwanese company Proview Electronics agreed to sell the rights to the iPad name over to Apple for $55,000. The problem is that Apple didn't manage to secure the rights in China, where the name is still owned by subsidiary Proview Technology.

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Apple Ignoring Labor Abuses In Supplier Factories, Says Former Executives

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Apple has just had their most profitable quarter ever and the company’s shareholders are celebrating this week. But it appears like some of that profit has come after the suffering of many thousands of people. According to the company’s former executives, Apple is culpable for not addressing poor working conditions at their supplier factories in China.

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Motoluxe and Defy Mini: Two New Budget Motorola Androids

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Motorola Mobility has announced two new smartphones to launch this spring, the Motoluxe and Defy Mini. Both devices will be available in China, Europe and Latin America, with no word on U.S. launch.

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Grefu iPad 2 Knockoff Runs Android 2.3 Instead

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Want the iPad look but can't afford the iPad price? There is certainly no shortage of knockoffs and clones coming out of China, but many of them can be spotted as fakes from miles away. That's not completely the case with this iPad 2 knockoff from Grefu.

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Steve Jobs On Android Lawsuits, Dismantling HP, Obama’s Presidency

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Steve Jobs was certainly an intriguing personality, but he also kept a lot to himself. A lot of that gets revealed in the biography written by Walter Isaacson, who was able to get "unprecendented access" to the head iGenius at Apple.

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Apple Store fakers in China shut down, but not why you would think

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By now, you've surely heard about the unofficial and completely unauthorized Apple Stores that popped up in places like Kunming in the Yunnan province in China. They looked like real Apple Stores, complete with the same kinds of product displays and employees in blue shirts. Well, at least two of them have now been closed.

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Sliding Tablet Netbook Borrows Inspiration from Everyone

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Why knock off just one product when you can Frankenstein them all together to make for a mega product? That seems to be the idea behind this nameless contraption from China, but the net result actually looks pretty darn promising.

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Megatron Comes to Life Courtesy of Steel Legend

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You know how Japan has that life-sized Gundam? Well, it's not like China wants to be outdone in its front with oversized fighting robots, so some guy who calls himself Steel Legend decided to make a real life replica of Megatron, leader of the Decepticons.

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How Chinese iPhone Users Can Get Around Cydia Block By China Unicom

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The App Store is pretty nice with its thousands of applications, but sometimes you still want access to secondary means like Cydia. If you happen to be an iPhone user with China Unicom, however, you may have encountered some issues when trying to connect with Cydia. That's because Unicom has erected yet another Great Wall of China.

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Second-Gen Apple Peel 520 Really Looks Like The iPhone 4

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The first Apple Peel 520 case for the iPod touch proved interesting, but it was certainly not without its problems. Now the second-gen version has been revealed and, at the very least, it looks a lot better.

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20,000 GPS cell phone units sent to Chinese children to help curb abductions

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If you thought kidnapping was only a problem in countries like Columbia or Russia, you may be surprised to hear that China has long been facing 200,000 child abductions a year by some estimates – with the most conservative of estimates still sitting around 165 per day.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X200 resurrected as Atom-powered clone

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Let's take a stroll down memory lane. A stroll all the way back to the ancient history of 2008. It is there that we discover the decidedly compact (at the time) Lenovo ThinkPad X200. It's not around anymore, at least not officially, but that hasn't stopped the knockoff manufacturers from producing a lookalike.

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Expect more touch panels to be be produced in China

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This might sound a tad like reporting that the sky is blue and it rains often in Vancouver, but there's word that more production of touchscreen displays and similar touch panels could soon be outsourced over to China.

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Meizu M9: High quality iPhone 4 knockoff with Android 2.2

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You may remember the Meizu M8 from a couple of years ago. When it came to Chinese-sourced iPhone knockoffs, it was one of the most impressive. That's not to say that it was anywhere close to being a top-tier phone, but the Meizu M9 is sounding even more impressive. The M9 is like an iPhone 4 to the M8's iPhone 3G. So to speak.

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Fake Nokia N8 boasts dual-core CPU, runs Android 2.1

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Many people have long since said that Nokia should be adopting Google's smartphone platform if it hopes to regain some of the ground it has lost to its competitors. Nokia itself might not be listening, but its Chinese knockoff counterparts appear to be. What's more, this Nokia N8 clone comes powered with a dual core processor to boot.

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