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iPhone 5S: As Apple declines, Samsung, Chinese smell blood

Tomorrow, Apple is slated to bring fresh produce to the technology meat-market with an evolved iPhone 5 dubbed iPhone 5S. The Apple faithful are also expecting a cheaper version positioned towards East and South Asian markets where the computer giant is being mauled by insular and cut-throat Korean and Chinese rivals. But the level of excitement that Apple used to …

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Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million

The accounting firm that advised the MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four, Deloitte & Touche, has been fined £14 million, or roughly $22 million U.S., for a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that the Financial Reporting Council, which issued the record-breaking fine, gave the company a severe reprimand over ethical breaches and the amount of money made through …

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Ghana: President Mahama’s 2012 Victory Confirmed

“I’d always known that I was legitimately elected, and I knew that eventually justice will be served,” newly confirmed President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama said in a Friday interview. On Thursday, the Ghanaian Supreme Court upheld Mahama’s victory from elections in 2012. Mahama declared the ruling and preceding debate a democratic test that Ghana passed. “The people of Ghana… …

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HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China

HTC is in a bad way. After sales of its HTC One smartphone failed to compete with iPhone and Galaxy S4 sales, the company released dismal financial results for its latest quarters. As rumors of a buyout begin to circle the company, even Beats Electronics is trying to buy a portion of itself back from the struggling manufacturer. It remains …

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Chinese Audiences Love Jurassic Park 3D

Chinese audiences marveled at Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur-romping classic from the early 1990’s this week: Jurassic Park 3D earned almost $30 million in worldwide revenue in a single week. A Yahoo News story says the increased revenue will greatly benefit the film, which is already coming to the end of its summer run in western theaters. The Hollywood Reporter has more: …

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iPhone 5S Chinese Release Date Expected To Be In November

The iPhone 5S anticipation is building up around the world, as the expected unveiling event for the device approaches. Apple is expected to show it off on September 10th, and while we don’t know the actual release date yet, rumor has it that it will hit China in November. CNET points to a report from China’s First Financial Daily (in …

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Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research predicted that total global smartphone shipments for 2013 will reach just under one billion units. The analyst firm predicted 950 …

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UFO Sightings Reported Along India-China Border

Are we or are we not alone in the universe? Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) were reported in India (specifically Lagan Khel in Ladakh) near the Line of Actual Control with China on August 4, 2013. While no actual footage of the incident has been released there have been hundreds of sightings in the area. The August 4th incident received additional …

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Zoo Dog: Lion Cage Yields Surprise For Visitors

A Chinese zoo is facing some backlash today after some visitors noticed that a “lion” was barking. The Henan Zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe had placed a large Tibetan mastiff–a breed which has a fluffy mane around its head–inside the lion’s cage without an explanation. Now, paying visitors say they feel ripped off. “The zoo is absolutely cheating …

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Apple Will Replace Your Third Party iPhone Charger With Official Hardware Later This Month

You may have seen recent reports of people either being killed or shocked into a coma by an electrical charge emanating from an iPhone charger. It’s a PR disaster for Apple even if the chargers used were cheap third-party knock-offs. That’s why the company is now offering cheap official chargers for everybody using fake knock-offs. Apple announced a new program …

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China Heat Wave Causes Deaths, Ruins Crops

A record-breaking heat wave has sent people across China running for their local pool and even caves as they try to escape the dangerously high temperatures. Temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit have plagued numerous cities for the past week. The heat has been blamed for dozens of human deaths, as well as numerous dead fish found in lakes, and …

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Giant Honey Mushroom Still Unseated As Largest Despite New Find

The giant honey mushroom found growing in Oregon in 1998 is still the largest known living organism, taking up a whopping 2,200 acres as it grows on tree roots in the densely populated Malheur National Forest. However, a new fungus found in China that measures 37 inches across the top and weighs over 30 pounds is garnering quite a bit …

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