Tech

A Covid-19 testing facility in Shanghai on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Photo: Bloomberg
ByteDance’s tower under lockdown in Shanghai’s Covid-19 outbreak

More than 320 infections had broken out in Shanghai since March, threatening to blemish the city’s much-lauded deftness to keep the disease at bay.

11 Mar 2022 - 8:58AM
Didi’s logo behind a floor trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 30, 2021. Photo Reuters.
Didi in talks for a second-quarter IPO in Hong Kong, sources say

Didi, China’s largest ride-hailing company, is likely to list in Hong Kong in the second quarter as its bankers have started discussion with the bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

14 Jan 2022 - 4:05PM
A NIO EV is displayed during the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in this photo from April 19, 2021. The surge in deliveries at China’s leading EV companies shows the growing popularity of the segment, according to an analyst. Photo: AFP
Xpeng, NIO and Li Auto post triple-digit rise in November deliveries

Xpeng Motors delivered 15,613 vehicles last month, a jump of 270 per cent from a year ago. Shanghai-headquartered NIO reported 10,878 deliveries, more than doubling last year’s number, and Beijing-based Li Auto delivered 13,485 EVs, a surge of 190 per cent year on year.

1 Dec 2021 - 9:50PM
Some banking and finance experts say cryptocurrencies like bitcoin can offer a hedge against inflation. Photo: AFP
Investors zero in on bitcoin, health tech as inflation gathers pace

Sustainable investing, health tech and cryptocurrencies can offer protection against inflation, banking and finance experts tell the Post’s China Conference.

17 Jun 2021 - 7:29AM
Illustration: Henry Wong/SCMP
China’s online retailers race to slash plastics, packages to shrink carbon footprint

China’s online retail industry, the world’s largest, is one of the key sectors identified by regulators to be subjected to a timetable to come up with more sustainable packaging solutions.

19 May 2021 - 12:39PM
Founded in 2014, Livall started with the manufacture of smart sports helmets before gradually extending production to urban road motorcycle helmets. Photo: Handout
Smart helmet firm Livall targets food delivery firms amid safety push

Smart helmet maker Shenzhen Qianhai Livall loT Technology is in talks with China’s leading food delivery firms about intelligent helmets that will improve the safety of their riders.

26 Apr 2021 - 8:30AM
The launch comes amid a rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies, whose combined market value surpassed US$2 trillion for the first time in April. Photo: Getty Images
Binance Tesla security token raises questions about Hong Kong licence

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume globally, is marketing its first security token backed by Tesla stocks trading on the Nasdaq exchange to investors – including those in Hong Kong.

22 Apr 2021 - 6:05PM
Apple is making considerable efforts to become a carbon neutral company. Photo: AP Photo
Apple accelerates green energy push in China, brings 2GW online

Apple is working on its global manufacturing supply chain by significantly increasing the number of suppliers that are transitioning to renewable energy.

19 May 2021 - 2:10PM
Xiaomi Corp chief executive Lei Jun presents the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the 11Ultra, at its product launch in Beijing on March 29, 2021. Photo: Handout
Xiaomi leaves fans hanging on Mega Launch day

Tech watchers have been hoping to hear about chips and EVs, but Lei Jun spent Xiaomi’s Mega Launch talking about Mi Pro, Mi Ultra and Mi Lite.

31 Mar 2021 - 11:54AM
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones with a S-Pen stylus are displayed during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in New York, US, on August 4, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Samsung warns of severe chip crunch while delaying key phone

The world’s largest smartphone maker is seeing a ‘serious imbalance’ in global semiconductors, suggesting that shortages may spread beyond cars.

18 Mar 2021 - 9:34AM
A teenager plays the game Fortnite on an iPhone X in Billerica, Massachusetts, US, on August 24, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A new app lets people gamble on Fortnite and Call of Duty matches

The founders said the Covid-19 pandemic pushed them to create their idea for a betting app.

17 Mar 2021 - 10:24AM
People walk past a Huawei logo on the facade of its store at a shopping complex in Beijing, China, on July 14, 2020. Photo: Reuters
In China, Huawei’s smartphone star power dims as US sanctions bite

US restrictions have vastly reduced Huawei’s ability to supply new smartphones, forcing retailers to shut franchise stores or switch to selling other domestic brands.

8 Mar 2021 - 10:00AM
The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters
After the Clubhouse block, can audio-only chat apps go mainstream in China?

As Clubhouse fades in China after being blocked, several Chinese social audio apps are in the spotlight as potential replacements, but questions remain whether they can go mainstream.

11 Feb 2021 - 3:49PM
Zhang Aiqin, or Brother Egg, performs Yi Jian Mei on Kuaishou.
Will Chinese video app in massive Hong Kong IPO be a good investment?

Short video app has offered a place to shine online for millions of underdogs but investors have to gauge if it can turn this appeal into sustainable profits.

26 Jan 2021 - 11:39AM
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaking at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24, 2019. In a newly published speech originally given in June 2020, Ren called for decentralised control and simplified product lines to help Huawei survive US trade sanctions. Photo: Bloomberg
Huawei founder sees decentralised control as a way to beat US sanctions

A newly published speech that Ren Zhenfei gave in June reveals the Huawei CEO’s thinking on strategies for surviving US sanctions.

24 Feb 2021 - 4:43PM
China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP
China Telecom launches quantum encrypted phone calls for smartphones

With a special SIM card and app, some China Telecom smartphone users in Anhui province can make phone calls protected by quantum encryption, which could tip people off to potential eavesdroppers.

7 Jan 2021 - 9:50AM
Tech gifts are for everyone, including Santa Claus. Picture: Shutterstock
Eight holiday gift ideas for tech lovers at any budget

From laptops and keyboards to video games and wireless chargers, the SCMP Tech team wraps up our top gift ideas for 2020 at any budget.

22 Dec 2020 - 3:45PM
Apple’s first over-ear headphones, the AirPods Max, feature active noise cancellation and spatial audio. Photo: Apple
Chinese netizens mock ‘insane’ price tag of Apple’s AirPods Max

‘Do these headphones cure deafness or what?’ says one comment on microblogging site Weibo, where AirPods Max are currently trending.

9 Dec 2020 - 9:00PM
Independent Chinese video game developer Hu Wengu says the recreated faces of ancient Chinese rulers, such as Emperor Taizu of Song, were generated by artificial intelligence technology based on ancient paintings. Photo: Handout
AI enables developer to recreate faces of China’s ancient emperors

Open-source artificial intelligence tools, such as Baidu’s PaddleGAN, enabled independent developer Hu Wengu recreate the faces of China’s ancient rulers.

8 Dec 2020 - 8:32AM
Deaf live-streamer Shaoman co-hosts a video shopping session with fellow host Chengxiao CC on Alibaba's Kaola e-commerce platform. Picture: Screeshots of Kaola
Deaf live-streamers join China’s online shopping craze

The Kaola shopping platform is China’s first to host deaf live-streamers, but real-time machine translation of sign language remains a challenge.

5 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM