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Here’s how much people in China spent shopping online in 2019

Growth comes as Alibaba, JD.com and Pinduoduo explore ways to convince people from smaller cities and rural villages to embrace ecommerce

17 Jan 2020 - 7:40PM

Growth comes as Alibaba, JD.com and Pinduoduo explore ways to convince people from smaller cities and rural villages to embrace ecommerce

Here’s how much people in China spent shopping online in 2019
Microsoft's AI bot XiaoIce to create 999 virtual women

After Samsung’s artificial humans, Microsoft is experimenting with customized social bots as emotional companions

17 Jan 2020 - 5:55PM

After Samsung’s artificial humans, Microsoft is experimenting with customized social bots as emotional companions

Microsoft's AI bot XiaoIce to create 999 virtual women
JD.com’s big smartphone is made for your elderly relatives

JD.com is crowdfunding a handset designed for senior citizens that comes with large icons and remote tech support

17 Jan 2020 - 4:51PM

JD.com is crowdfunding a handset designed for senior citizens that comes with large icons and remote tech support

JD.com’s big smartphone is made for your elderly relatives
Windows 7 is gone, but China’s dedicated users aren’t ready to let go

Experts warn users to upgrade as Microsoft stops providing security updates for the decade-old OS

17 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

Experts warn users to upgrade as Microsoft stops providing security updates for the decade-old OS

Windows 7 is gone, but China’s dedicated users aren’t ready to let go
Short video apps like TikTok are changing entertainment in China

The Tiktokification of video streaming is just the latest trend upending entertainment

17 Jan 2020 - 3:54AM

The Tiktokification of video streaming is just the latest trend upending entertainment

Short video apps like TikTok are changing entertainment in China
Mobile game Pascal’s Wager featured by Apple is out on iOS

The Souls-like mobile game featured at Apple's iPhone 11 launch claims an experience comparable to console games

16 Jan 2020 - 6:14PM

The Souls-like mobile game featured at Apple's iPhone 11 launch claims an experience comparable to console games

Mobile game Pascal’s Wager featured by Apple is out on iOS
Tencent now allows WeChat money transfers to QQ

QQ Wallet targets a younger user base in China’s lower-tier cities

16 Jan 2020 - 5:23PM

QQ Wallet targets a younger user base in China’s lower-tier cities

Tencent now allows WeChat money transfers to QQ
Elon Musk wants to design a 'Chinese-style' Tesla

Tesla is setting up a design R&D center to create a Tesla with Chinese characteristics

17 Jan 2020 - 12:22PM

Tesla is setting up a design R&D center to create a Tesla with Chinese characteristics

Elon Musk wants to design a 'Chinese-style' Tesla
Why your palm could be safer than fingerprints or facial recognition

Amazon and Apple both have patents for palm scanners and Chinese startups have already started using the tech in locks and vending machines

16 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

Amazon and Apple both have patents for palm scanners and Chinese startups have already started using the tech in locks and vending machines

Why your palm could be safer than fingerprints or facial recognition
A middle school’s facial recognition database exposes student data

The database contains records for 1.3 million people, including students, teachers, cleaners and security personnel

15 Jan 2020 - 10:06PM

The database contains records for 1.3 million people, including students, teachers, cleaners and security personnel

A middle school’s facial recognition database exposes student data
China Telecom’s new ad shows 5G aiding snoopy neighbors with facial recognition

A new ad from China Telecom has people thinking about how 5G makes surveillance easier

15 Jan 2020 - 6:37PM

A new ad from China Telecom has people thinking about how 5G makes surveillance easier

China Telecom’s new ad shows 5G aiding snoopy neighbors with facial recognition
You can now read Marvel comics in Chinese on an iPhone

NetEase launches Marvel Unlimited iOS app with dozens of translated titles featuring the likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man

14 Jan 2020 - 6:23PM

NetEase launches Marvel Unlimited iOS app with dozens of translated titles featuring the likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man

You can now read Marvel comics in Chinese on an iPhone
With Netflix unavailable in China, Marriage Story hits Chinese cinemas next month

Unlike in the US, Netflix isn’t competing with movie theaters in China

14 Jan 2020 - 5:11PM

Unlike in the US, Netflix isn’t competing with movie theaters in China

With Netflix unavailable in China, Marriage Story hits Chinese cinemas next month
Microsoft just ended support for the dominant PC OS in China

Around two-thirds of PCs running Windows in the country are still on the 10-year-old platform

15 Jan 2020 - 12:50PM

Around two-thirds of PCs running Windows in the country are still on the 10-year-old platform

Microsoft just ended support for the dominant PC OS in China
Why is ‘quantum underwear’ being sold in China?

After blockchain, marketers are slapping the word quantum on products like water bottles, touting benefits similar to Goop’s US$80 crystal-infused bottle

14 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

After blockchain, marketers are slapping the word quantum on products like water bottles, touting benefits similar to Goop’s US$80 crystal-infused bottle

Why is ‘quantum underwear’ being sold in China?
OnePlus smartphone will use a 120Hz display this year

This is a boost over the OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz screen, but it’s not clear which model will use the new tech

13 Jan 2020 - 10:31PM

This is a boost over the OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz screen, but it’s not clear which model will use the new tech

OnePlus smartphone will use a 120Hz display this year
Can Alibaba and Baidu convince Chinese travelers to ditch Google Maps?

Alibaba’s AMAP, aka AutoNavi, will start offering global map services this year aimed at tourists, rivaling Baidu Maps

13 Jan 2020 - 7:00PM

Alibaba’s AMAP, aka AutoNavi, will start offering global map services this year aimed at tourists, rivaling Baidu Maps

Can Alibaba and Baidu convince Chinese travelers to ditch Google Maps?
China’s FAST radio telescope officially opens to astronomers around the world

World’s largest single-dish radio telescope hunts for mysterious radio waves in the universe

13 Jan 2020 - 4:34PM

World’s largest single-dish radio telescope hunts for mysterious radio waves in the universe

China’s FAST radio telescope officially opens to astronomers around the world
TV makers want to you watch TikTok videos on vertical TVs

China’s TCL, Skyworth and Hisense join Samsung at CES with their own TVs that rotate to portrait mode

11 Jan 2020 - 5:00AM

China’s TCL, Skyworth and Hisense join Samsung at CES with their own TVs that rotate to portrait mode

TV makers want to you watch TikTok videos on vertical TVs
Why are Samsung smartphones talking to servers in China?

Galaxy 10+ user finds that Samsung’s Device Care tool is powered by Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360

10 Jan 2020 - 9:44PM

Galaxy 10+ user finds that Samsung’s Device Care tool is powered by Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360

Why are Samsung smartphones talking to servers in China?
Didi detects drowsy drivers with AI facial recognition

If you see an AI camera in your rideshare, it might be helping ensure your driver is awake

10 Jan 2020 - 9:09PM

If you see an AI camera in your rideshare, it might be helping ensure your driver is awake

Didi detects drowsy drivers with AI facial recognition
EV company can no longer sell car with Xiaomi founder's name

A Beijing court found Lei Jun Electric named after Xiaomi’s CEO infringed on the smartphone company's trademark

10 Jan 2020 - 4:48PM

A Beijing court found Lei Jun Electric named after Xiaomi’s CEO infringed on the smartphone company's trademark

EV company can no longer sell car with Xiaomi founder's name
What it’s like to shoot 108-megapixel photos on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi’s first phone with a 108-megapixel camera is impressive when it comes to zooming, but low-light performance leaves much to be desired

10 Jan 2020 - 4:24PM

Xiaomi’s first phone with a 108-megapixel camera is impressive when it comes to zooming, but low-light performance leaves much to be desired

What it’s like to shoot 108-megapixel photos on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10
WeChat mini programs are becoming a lot more important for Tencent

WeChat users spent US$115 billion through mini programs in 2019

10 Jan 2020 - 2:33PM

WeChat users spent US$115 billion through mini programs in 2019

WeChat mini programs are becoming a lot more important for Tencent
Tens of thousands of home security camera accounts sold online in China

Home security cameras from brands including Amazon and Xiaomi are facing scrutiny in both China and the US

9 Jan 2020 - 6:16PM

Home security cameras from brands including Amazon and Xiaomi are facing scrutiny in both China and the US

Tens of thousands of home security camera accounts sold online in China
Bankrupt founder of Faraday Future still wants to challenge Tesla

Jia Yueting comments on Tesla’s China deliveries as his startup showcases FF 91 prototype at CES

9 Jan 2020 - 3:08PM

Jia Yueting comments on Tesla’s China deliveries as his startup showcases FF 91 prototype at CES

Bankrupt founder of Faraday Future still wants to challenge Tesla
China’s flying taxi completes first test flight in the US

EHang's test in North Carolina is the company's first flight approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration

9 Jan 2020 - 3:02PM

EHang's test in North Carolina is the company's first flight approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration

China’s flying taxi completes first test flight in the US
It's not just Elon Musk: China's tech bosses have a thing for dancing

From Jack Ma to Pony Ma, the heads of Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Xiaomi have all been happy to bust a move at public events

8 Jan 2020 - 8:51PM

From Jack Ma to Pony Ma, the heads of Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Xiaomi have all been happy to bust a move at public events

It's not just Elon Musk: China's tech bosses have a thing for dancing
A Hong Kong watchmaker has a Tesla Cybertruck for your wrist

A limited edition of the Cybertruck-inspired watch comes with cracks on the screen

8 Jan 2020 - 5:51PM

A limited edition of the Cybertruck-inspired watch comes with cracks on the screen

A Hong Kong watchmaker has a Tesla Cybertruck for your wrist
Simplified Chinese is now the most used language on Steam

Gamers in mainland China go to Valve’s popular online store to play uncensored games

8 Jan 2020 - 2:47PM

Gamers in mainland China go to Valve’s popular online store to play uncensored games

Simplified Chinese is now the most used language on Steam