Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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

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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.

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iPad Air still coveted by Chinese consumers, despite rise of Android tablets

Android tablets may be on the rise in China, but that hasn't halted enthusiasm for Apple's new iPad.

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Microsoft uses Kinect to interpret sign language from deaf people

It can already read hand and body movements, but Microsoft's Kinect technology is incorporating sign language into its motion-sensing vocabulary, too.

Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.

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Google isn't the only search giant creating a smartwatch, China's Baidu opens a wearable site

Chinese search giant Baidu is gearing up to break into the wearable devices market, with what appears to be software made to run on smartwatches, and even weighing scales.

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Samsung's profit up 26 percent on memory chip, smartphone sales

Despite the rise in quarterly profit, the world's largest smartphone maker said shipments of high-end smartphones was flat quarter-over-quarter.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

Taiwan fines Samsung for defaming HTC with fabricated reviews

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission said it was punishing Samsung with a $341,037 fine for deceiving consumers with its marketing activities.

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Round: few new features, but posh design

What different advantages can a curved screen bring to a smartphone? Well, not a whole lot. But Samsung's newest smartphone, the Galaxy Round, comes off as a posh device that may be the company's best looking handset yet.

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China's Huawei turns the table on security after Snowden NSA leaks

Analysts say that U.S. security concerns about the Chinese tech company don't carry much weight in the wake of revelations about NSA surveillance.

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HTC pins hopes on China to avoid becoming the next Nokia

Its fortunes in the West having stumbled, HTC is looking to the massive China smartphone market to keep it in business.