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Wonderful, Just Wonderful: Terrifying New World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found In China

giant-dobsonfly-1.jpg This is the giant dobsonfly, the current record holder for largest flying aquatic insect. They can measure almost 8.5-inches across. For reference, that is 8-inches entirely too large for my liking.

Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect is also known among entomologists as an indicator of water quality, says the museum. The giant dobsonfly makes its home in bodies of clean water and is highly sensitive to any changes in the water’s pH as well as the presence of trace elements of pollutants. If the water is slightly contaminated, the giant dobsonfly will move on to seek cleaner waters.

Did you read that? They only like the very freshest water and will leave if they detect even the slightest pollution. You know what that means, don’t you? “You’re going to go take a dump upriver?” Haha, I am going to go take ALL the dumps upriver. Keep going for a couple more shots including a closeup in case you’re into nightmares.

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Wonderful, Just Wonderful: Terrifying New World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found In China

giant-dobsonfly-1.jpg This is the giant dobsonfly, the current record holder for largest flying aquatic insect. They can measure almost 8.5-inches across. For reference, that is 8-inches entirely too large for my liking.

Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect is also known among entomologists as an indicator of water quality, says the museum. The giant dobsonfly makes its home in bodies of clean water and is highly sensitive to any changes in the water’s pH as well as the presence of trace elements of pollutants. If the water is slightly contaminated, the giant dobsonfly will move on to seek cleaner waters.

Did you read that? They only like the very freshest water and will leave if they detect even the slightest pollution. You know what that means, don’t you? “You’re going to go take a dump upriver?” Haha, I am going to go take ALL the dumps upriver. Keep going for a couple more shots including a closeup in case you’re into nightmares.

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China thinks the iPhone’s tracking features are a risk to national security

If there’s one thing that China has enjoyed doing this year, it’s taking pot-shots at the US as a result of the Snowden revelations. After banning Windows 8, allegedly pushing banks to ditch IBM hardware and calling for severe punishments on Apple…

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100 Tesla Model S Convertibles Are Headed To China

nce-tesla-model-s-convertible-001-1 Hold on to your hat. The Tesla Model S is about to get more breezy thanks to a drop-top conversion by Newport Convertible Engineering. Both hard and soft top conversions are now available — they don’t come cheap, though. A soft-top conversion costs $ 29K and a hard-top $ 49K. Plus, the buyer has to supply the Tesla Model S. But, once converted, there’s no question that you’ll have the raddest… Read More

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Xiaomi shipped over 15 million MI2 series phones, lowers MI2s to $210 in China

While Xiaomi’s been pushing its budget Redmi Android phone into Singapore recently, it’s also managed to reach a new shipment record for its mid-tier MI2 series, which includes the MI2, MI2s and MI2a. According to the company’s announcement, it has…

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Apple Back Among The Top Five Smartphone Vendors In China On iPhone 5s Success, IDC Reports

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Apple has gained an entire percentage point of market share and cracked the top five smartphone manufacturers, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Apple’s share rose from 6 to 7 percent during the fourth quarter of last year, according to a new report (via WSJ) and though that isn’t a huge bump, it makes Apple the fifth-largest smartphone maker in China.

There’s also reason to believe that Apple could climb higher still: These numbers don’t include any sales made through Apple’s partnership with China Mobile, which only began selling the iPhone on January 17, and is currently in the process of building out its new network to support the device across a wider swath of the population.

Apple’s rise late last year might have something to do with the fact that the company opted to launch its latest iPhone models in the Greater China market simultaneously with its North American and major European market launches – this marks the first time it has done that, and likely helped boost overall iPhone sales by a considerable margin in the company’s fiscal holiday quarter. Apple also won a bigger chunk of a Chinese smartphone market that isn’t growing with nearly the speed it has in the past, so the China Mobile deal is even more significant, as it represents a way for Apple to grow its share in the key market without having to seek out new smartphone buyers.

For Apple, the China Mobile deal represents a huge potential new buyer pool, and signs are good if the iPhone 5s and 5c are already helping drive up their share. But China’s own Xiaomi is nipping at its heels, coming in sixth overall among smartphone makers in the country per IDC, so that could make for a tight race between the two as the Android-based startup OEM continues to chart impressive growth at home.

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IDC: Samsung dominated Greater China smartphone shipments again in Q4 2013

According to the latest IDC figures provided to Engadget, Samsung continued to perform well in Greater China — as in mainland China and Taiwan combined — in terms of smartphone shipment. In mainland China last quarter, the Korean giant topped the…

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China sees rare drop in smartphone shipments as its market matures

We tend to see China as a hotbed of smartphone growth, but we’re going to have to rethink that belief in light of new figures from IDC. The analyst firm estimates that smartphone shipments to the country dropped from 94.8 million in the third quarter…

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Kantar: Samsung sales stall in China and Europe despite Android’s overall growth

Thanks to its latest earnings report, we already knew that Samsung’s market share dropped last quarter. But the latest report from analytics outfit Kantar now shows mainly where: the all-important Chinese and European markets. Its figures show that …

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Kantar: Samsung sales stall in China and Europe despite Android’s overall growth

Thanks to its latest earnings report, we already knew that Samsung’s market share dropped last quarter. But the latest report from analytics outfit Kantar now shows mainly where: the all-important Chinese and European markets. Its figures show that …

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