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Xiaomi Teams Up With Foxconn To Make Phones In India

Xiaomi launched its first phone entirely assembled in India yesterday, the Redmi 2 Prime. The company has paired up with manufacturer Foxconn, who recently announced a $5 billion USD investment in new manufacturing facilities in western India. The phones were assembled in a current Foxconn factory, and retail at just over $100 USD, (6,999 INR). Xiaomi recently regained their top […]

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Xiaomi MIUI App Store Surpasses 20 Billion Downloads

After regaining the top spot in China by shippments, smartphone giant Xiaomi has marked another milestone, this time with their software. MIUI, the customized Android ROM by Xiaomi, announced that app downloads through its built-in app store surpassed 20 billion as of June this year. It’s good news for the Chinese smartphone maker which posted growth figures […]

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Huawei Celebrates The New Year By Boosting Sales Expectations

While many Chinese smartphone vendors are looking to 2016 for a reprieve from dwindling smartphone demand, Huawei Technologies Co. is ringing in the New Year with some better news. The company said on Thursday that their 2015 revenue is expected to rise 35.5% over the previous year, significantly higher than a prediction release earlier this year of 20%. The Shenzhen-based […]

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Can Virtual Reality Save Shanghai’s Cultural Heritage?

The shikumen (石库门) neighborhood where Lewei Huang grew up is barely recognizable from the digital replica he created half a year ago. Sections of the neighborhood have been reduced to rubble, as bulldozers grind their way through brick walls and 20th century shikumen structures – a fusion of Western and Chinese architecture unique to Shanghai. […]

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This Kickstarter Project Lets You Talk To Your Plants

Giving people the ability to control objects with their voice has typically been the domain of big tech companies: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple’s Siri. Shenzhen-based hardware company Seeed Studio wants to change that. “You can take a plant and make it something you can talk to,” says Xiaobo Ye, the product manager of ReSpeaker. “Now, raising a plant […]