Groupon’s Chinese Subsidiary Accidentally Sold Fake Watches

It sounds like the set-up for a joke, but it’s true; Groupon’s attempt to crack the Chinese market has been slowed by the discovery that the “luxury watches” its subsidiary was selling weren’t entirely legit.

Hundreds bought the Tissot watches offered by when the site offered them for only 690 yuan (Just over $100), …

Worst Cyber-Criminals in the World: China and Russia, Claims U.S. Report

Forget Anonymous and LulzSec, according to a new U.S. report compiled from research by over a dozen spy agencies and area experts, the world’s worst cyber-criminals are China and Russia. The Chinese in particular are in the U.S.’s crosshairs, accused in the report of being “the world’s most active and persistent perpetrators of economic …

Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Satellites?

It certainly sounds ominous: Hackers meddling with satellites controlled by the U.S. government several times over the past four years. What’s more, claims a report by a U.S. congressional commission, the hackers behaved in ways consistent with Chinese military doctrine.

In a draft report due out next month and summarized by …

Smuggling iPads? Grab 1,000 Feet of Fishing Line and a Crossbow

How best to smuggle iPads and iPhones across the border? Until recently, a crossbow, a spool of high-test fishing line, and some good old fashioned gumption ostensibly proved to work pretty well.

As the story goes, smugglers stood on an upper-level balcony of a high rise building in Shenzhen and used a crossbow to shoot fishing line …

Foxconn: Your Next iPad May Be Assembled by a Robot

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing contractor that often produces Apple’s newfangled iDevices, has decided that they’re going to up the ante, slowly replacing factory workers with robots.

Within the next three years, Foxconn plans to include 1 million robots in its workforce while phasing out some of its human workers. Currently, …

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Breaks Silence on Google+

Nearly a month after famed Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei was released from government detention, he’s finally broken his silence—on Google+.

It was a short message that Ai first posted in Chinese, announcing, “Greetings, I am here.” It was the first public message Ai has sent since he was released from three …

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