Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

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Xiaomi beefs up its patent portfolio amid legal troubles in India

Xiaomi applied for over 2,000 patents last year.

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Xiaomi's new phablet seeks to outdo Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The new phablet, called the Xiaomi Note, will arrive Jan. 27.

PCWorld News

China expands Internet backbone to improve speeds, reliability

The country has added seven new interconnection points with Internet backbone networks

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Samsung's new Galaxy A7 packs bigger screen, more processing power

The A7 comes after Samsung released the smaller A5 and A3 models


The Internet of Things comes to home beer brewing

The PicoBrew Zymatic beer brewing appliance taps online resources and services, like a cloud-hosted library of beer recipes.

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Wearables expand to waistline, feet, and fingers

One company says its "smart belt" can track a wearer's health

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China's OnePlus targets flagship phones from big players

Demand for phones from OnePlus have outstripped the company's expectations

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Hands-on: Keyboards are the weak link in Asus's Transformer Book Chi hybrids

We went hands-on with Asus's new PC convertibles that run Windows 8.1

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ZTE attacks US prepaid phone market with massive $200 phablet

The Grand Max X Plus arrives on Cricket Wireless on Friday.

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Wearables go to the dogs at CES -- literally

Binatone has developed a smart collar that can let people track, train and communicate with their dogs

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Thirsty house plants get help with new connected devices from Parrot

Parrot unveiled two prototypes geared at caring for house plants

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China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014

Microsoft, Cisco and Qualcomm all faced a tougher regulatory environment

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Patent battles risk disrupting Xiaomi's international expansion

A patent dispute has forced Xiaomi to stop its smartphone sales in India

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Xiaomi faces copycat charge from Japanese company over new air purifier

Balmuda is considering taking legal action against Xiaomi

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Flaw in Alibaba's international e-commerce site put merchants at risk

Alibaba Group has said it has fixed the problem on its AliExpress site