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Xbox One to launch in China this month after all

Having just discovered that Halo’s Master Chief is actually Chinese, we were about to call out the irony of the Xbox One’s delayed launch in mainland China, but now we have some good news. According to our brethren over at Engadget Chinese, Microsoft…

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Microsoft pushes back the Xbox One’s launch in China

Bad news if you were hoping to pick up an Xbox One in Beijing next week: Microsoft has just delayed the game system’s launch in China from September 23rd to sometime before the end of the year. The company isn’t saying just what prompted the…

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Next stop for Ouya Everywhere: China

Now that everyone from Google to Amazon is getting into the Android gaming set-top box business, Ouya is going to have to get creative. It’s already announced plans for “Ouya Everywhere” to extend its sizable library of 900+ TV and game…

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China mandates the use of real names with messaging services

China is cracking down on instant messaging services in an attempt to ensure citizens “obey the law and uphold the socialist system.” The New York Times reports that authorities are requiring the use of real names when registering public accounts, similar to a one-time Google+ policy. Additionally, users must sign a strict contract designed to help police the dissemination of information, and also desist from publishing political news or current affairs without governmental permission.

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China Apparently Takes Apple Off Procurement Lists In Bid To Limit Overseas Influence

apple-store-china China has removed iPads and MacBooks from its procurement lists for government agencies and officials, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and other products, totalling ten altogether ,were left off a new procurement list distributed to government organizations in July, after initially appearing in a draft version in June, per the report.… Read More

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China bans Apple products for government use

China has apparently decided to blacklist Apple products including the iPad and MacBook lines for official use, according to Bloomberg. The report says that the government has instructed its procurement arm not to purchase desktops, tablets and…

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China investigates Microsoft over monopoly worries

Microsoft just can’t catch a break from China these days. The country’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has raided Microsoft offices in four cities over concerns that the company may be violating anti-monopoly laws. While the…

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​The Tesla Model S doesn’t have onboard navigation in China

Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you’ll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you’ll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local drivers are learning that the country’s…

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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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