Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

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China blocks Instagram, 'tear gas' searches amid Hong Kong protests

Chinese websites including Baidu and Sina Weibo are blocking searches for "tear gas"

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Lenovo reveals smartglasses prototype that apes Google Glass, seeks hardware partners

Lenovo has established the 'NBD' program to partner with companies on smart devices

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Xiaomi announces $13 fitness-focused smartband that can also unlock your phone

Xiaomi's fitness-tracker wristband can also automatically unlock your smartphone

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'It has to be able to fit their buttocks': Foxconn CEO mocks curved displays on phones

Foxconn is working on putting a flat 35-megapixel camera on an upcoming phone

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Taiwan's tech industry tests the waters in wearables, Internet of Things

Acer and MediaTek, for example, have entered into a partnership to create more wearable technologies

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From gesture controls to full Android, smartglass UI ideas come into view at Computex

The smartglasses are still prototypes, but hope to gain support and enter the market

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Sony follows Microsoft into Chinese game consoles market

China recently ended its ban on foreign-made gaming consoles, so Sony and Microsoft are hoping to reap the rewards of doing business in that country.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 sales outpace S4's in first month

The Galaxy S5 smartphone has been getting strong sales despite some bad reviews

Asus preps wearable for third quarter release

Asus expects the company's mobile devices sales to exceed its PC sales by 2017

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With ban lifted, Microsoft plans Xbox One launch in China

But games will be subject to approval from local authorities, which means violent ones may not pass.

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Attention selfie lovers: ZTE's Nubia X6 packs a whopping 13-megapixel front camera

The phablet has a 4250 mAh battery and uses the latest Qualcomm quad-core processor

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Samsung says fire at supplier will not delay Galaxy S5 production

In the wake of a fire at a supplier's factory, Samsung said it relies on multiple contractors for its hardware.

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Steve Wozniak visits Xiaomi in China, endorses its products

Wozniak was invited on a speaking engagement to help inspire the company's engineers.

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Tablets expand scope with bigger screens, dual operating systems, and car access

Tech vendors are creating tablets with more specialized designs

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Samsung smartphone sales surge, Apple gets a tiny boost from iPhone 5s

Samsung Electronics widened its lead over Apple in worldwide smartphone sales.