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China has its first cloned kitten and it’s adorable

Sinogene already offers dog cloning and will now clone cats for US$35,400

23 Aug 2019 - 10:58AM

Sinogene already offers dog cloning and will now clone cats for US$35,400

China has its first cloned kitten and it’s adorable
Meet the millennial entrepreneur behind China’s answer to Beyond Meat

Lu Zhongming will introduce Suzhou-style mooncakes filled with plant-based meat in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

23 Aug 2019 - 7:00AM

Lu Zhongming will introduce Suzhou-style mooncakes filled with plant-based meat in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Meet the millennial entrepreneur behind China’s answer to Beyond Meat
How to protect your smartphone data if border agents ask for your phone

Reports say Chinese border agents are checking some smartphones for protest photos at the Hong Kong border

22 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM

Reports say Chinese border agents are checking some smartphones for protest photos at the Hong Kong border

How to protect your smartphone data if border agents ask for your phone
This online celebrity says a company trademarked his name

A Bilibili vlogger found out a company trademarked his name, an increasingly common problem for Chinese celebrities

15 Aug 2019 - 5:00AM

A Bilibili vlogger found out a company trademarked his name, an increasingly common problem for Chinese celebrities

This online celebrity says a company trademarked his name
Cao Ji: The Chinese billionaire keeping batteries from exploding in your smartphones and electric cars

Zhejiang Hangke specialises in making production equipment for lithium-ion batteries.

12 Aug 2019 - 6:07AM

Zhejiang Hangke specialises in making production equipment for lithium-ion batteries.

Cao Ji: The Chinese billionaire keeping batteries from exploding in your smartphones and electric cars
This Chinese billionaire built AI that helps Samsung, Huawei phones take better photos

Michael Deng’s software company, ArcSoft, sharpened its focus on mobile photography in 2004. That bet has paid off amid the rapid global growth of mobile phone users, who are estimated to surpass 5 billion this year.

9 Aug 2019 - 9:13AM

Michael Deng’s software company, ArcSoft, sharpened its focus on mobile photography in 2004. That bet has paid off amid the rapid global growth of mobile phone users, who are estimated to surpass 5 billion this year.

This Chinese billionaire built AI that helps Samsung, Huawei phones take better photos
Securing smartphones is now a priority for Hong Kong protesters

Apps like Parachute are helping protesters keep themselves and their data safe as tensions escalate

8 Aug 2019 - 1:16PM

Apps like Parachute are helping protesters keep themselves and their data safe as tensions escalate

Securing smartphones is now a priority for Hong Kong protesters
How Hong Kong protesters are using Tinder and Pokémon Go

Protesters are turning to Tinder, Pokémon Go and Apple’s AirDrop to spread messages.

6 Aug 2019 - 11:31AM

Protesters are turning to Tinder, Pokémon Go and Apple’s AirDrop to spread messages.

How Hong Kong protesters are using Tinder and Pokémon Go
Sony is backing plenty of PlayStation 4 games that are made in China

With many games to choose from, Sony promotes a Chinese Zelda: Breath of the Wild knockoff as PlayStation exclusive

13 Aug 2019 - 11:21AM

With many games to choose from, Sony promotes a Chinese Zelda: Breath of the Wild knockoff as PlayStation exclusive

Sony is backing plenty of PlayStation 4 games that are made in China
QR code payments make long commutes even longer in China

NFC availability is growing, but 100 million WeChat users are now paying for public transit with QR codes

5 Aug 2019 - 9:50AM

NFC availability is growing, but 100 million WeChat users are now paying for public transit with QR codes

QR code payments make long commutes even longer in China
How Chinese live streamers transform themselves for fame and money

Seemingly young streamer in spotlight after she was exposed as a middle-aged woman

2 Aug 2019 - 11:52AM

Seemingly young streamer in spotlight after she was exposed as a middle-aged woman

How Chinese live streamers transform themselves for fame and money
China’s social credit system may soon target online speech

New draft regulation aims to blacklist people for “seriously untrustworthy conduct” online

1 Aug 2019 - 5:12PM

New draft regulation aims to blacklist people for “seriously untrustworthy conduct” online

China’s social credit system may soon target online speech
The best action camera for vlogging and selfies: Our DJI Osmo Action review

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

19 Jul 2019 - 8:53AM

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

The best action camera for vlogging and selfies: Our DJI Osmo Action review
The foldable Royole FlexPai is the worst of both worlds

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

19 Jul 2019 - 8:54AM

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

The foldable Royole FlexPai is the worst of both worlds
Podcast and audio apps suddenly disappear in China

China punishes 26 audio apps like Ximalaya and NetEase Music for spreading pornographic content and ‘historical nihilism’

14 Aug 2019 - 11:10AM

China punishes 26 audio apps like Ximalaya and NetEase Music for spreading pornographic content and ‘historical nihilism’

Podcast and audio apps suddenly disappear in China
China Tech City: Learn about China's tech industry through this interactive world featuring some of its biggest names
How technology fuels Hong Kong's protesters

People are using encrypted chat apps and ditching transportation cards to avoid detection, with anti-extradition protests streamed on gaming site Twitch

13 Jun 2019 - 8:00AM

People are using encrypted chat apps and ditching transportation cards to avoid detection, with anti-extradition protests streamed on gaming site Twitch

How technology fuels Hong Kong's protesters
Hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro

Abacus editor Ravi Hiranand, an iPhone user, shares his first impressions of the latest OnePlus flagship handset 

19 May 2019 - 4:28PM

Abacus editor Ravi Hiranand, an iPhone user, shares his first impressions of the latest OnePlus flagship handset 

Hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro
Failed anonymous chat app is pivoting to social shopping

Failed chat app Toilet (yes, it's really called Toilet) is becoming a social shopping service like Xiao Hong Shu called Haoji

10 May 2019 - 5:36AM

Failed chat app Toilet (yes, it's really called Toilet) is becoming a social shopping service like Xiao Hong Shu called Haoji

Failed anonymous chat app is pivoting to social shopping
China’s ‘data doors’ scoop up information straight from your phone

The security screeners scan more than your face, picking up MAC addresses and IMEI numbers

10 May 2019 - 6:01AM

The security screeners scan more than your face, picking up MAC addresses and IMEI numbers

China’s ‘data doors’ scoop up information straight from your phone
Manspreading on the Beijing subway could give you bad social credit

China plans to roll out a national social credit system by 2020

30 Apr 2019 - 4:45AM

China plans to roll out a national social credit system by 2020

Manspreading on the Beijing subway could give you bad social credit
Avengers: Endgame got China hooked on America’s ass

Iron Man and Captain America, sure, but why is Weibo talking about cheeseburgers and donuts?

30 Apr 2019 - 4:45AM

Iron Man and Captain America, sure, but why is Weibo talking about cheeseburgers and donuts?

Avengers: Endgame got China hooked on America’s ass
As Samsung’s foldable phone breaks, Huawei fans await the Mate X

Netizens are suspicious of abundant praise for the Samsung Galaxy Fold in China

26 Apr 2019 - 7:41AM

Netizens are suspicious of abundant praise for the Samsung Galaxy Fold in China

As Samsung’s foldable phone breaks, Huawei fans await the Mate X
Robotic driving instructors are here to make lessons less stressful

RoboCoach will teach you how to drive and call you ‘mommy’ while doing it

26 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

RoboCoach will teach you how to drive and call you ‘mommy’ while doing it

Robotic driving instructors are here to make lessons less stressful
Samsung S10 5G first look: A supersized phone with six cameras

The new phone has a stunning 6.7in AMOLED display and 3D depth cameras on the front and back, according to Chris Chang. 

12 Apr 2019 - 8:58AM

The new phone has a stunning 6.7in AMOLED display and 3D depth cameras on the front and back, according to Chris Chang. 

Samsung S10 5G first look: A supersized phone with six cameras
Is OnePlus going to unveil more than one phone in its next launch?

Leaks suggest the upcoming OnePlus 7 may have a Pro model

11 Apr 2019 - 5:48PM

Leaks suggest the upcoming OnePlus 7 may have a Pro model

Is OnePlus going to unveil more than one phone in its next launch?
For US$4.50 an hour, women for hire in China to play online video games
China thinks Captain Marvel isn’t attractive enough

Online comments for Marvel’s first film focused on a female superhero revolve around star Brie Larson’s looks

27 Mar 2019 - 9:15AM

Online comments for Marvel’s first film focused on a female superhero revolve around star Brie Larson’s looks

China thinks Captain Marvel isn’t attractive enough