Karen Chiu

Hong Kong

Karen Chiu

Multimedia Producer, Abacus

Karen Chiu is a multimedia producer with Abacus. She is interested in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and the everyday experience of tech users. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Hong Kong, she spent four years writing and producing at CNN International before moving to the Post in 2018.

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Latest from Karen Chiu

How three fraudsters duped Tencent by hijacking the name of China’s beloved chilli sauce Lao Gan Ma

Police believe Tencent was conned into an advertising partnership by impostors of the famous brand

2 Jul 2020 - 9:52PM

Police believe Tencent was conned into an advertising partnership by impostors of the famous brand

How three fraudsters duped Tencent by hijacking the name of China’s beloved chilli sauce Lao Gan Ma
Cheaper OnePlus Nord smartphone will cost less than US$500

OnePlus announces limited pre-orders for its new affordable handset

1 Jul 2020 - 4:07PM

OnePlus announces limited pre-orders for its new affordable handset

Cheaper OnePlus Nord smartphone will cost less than US$500
Defiance and unease on Hong Kong’s internet as national security law looms
Xiaomi’s new Suzuki Jimny is just a toy, but it might have real car ambitions

Xiaomi introduces a remote-controlled toy SUV after social media confusion

29 Jun 2020 - 4:11PM

Xiaomi introduces a remote-controlled toy SUV after social media confusion

Xiaomi’s new Suzuki Jimny is just a toy, but it might have real car ambitions
iOS 14 adds Apple’s answer to WeChat’s most powerful feature

Apple’s next iPhone operating system will introduce App Clips, a new feature similar to WeChat’s mini programs

23 Jun 2020 - 6:34PM

Apple’s next iPhone operating system will introduce App Clips, a new feature similar to WeChat’s mini programs

iOS 14 adds Apple’s answer to WeChat’s most powerful feature
China’s super fast 600km/h maglev train performs its first test run

The maglev train prototype is set to complete production in late 2020

22 Jun 2020 - 5:16PM

The maglev train prototype is set to complete production in late 2020

China’s super fast 600km/h maglev train performs its first test run
Huawei P40 anti-photobombing feature highlighted in Father’s Day ad

Golden Snap feature on the Huawei P40 removes unwanted intruders from photos, but there are limitations

22 Jun 2020 - 4:46PM

Golden Snap feature on the Huawei P40 removes unwanted intruders from photos, but there are limitations

Huawei P40 anti-photobombing feature highlighted in  Father’s Day ad
Kid-friendly Pokémon Smile delights adult fans in China

Augmented reality game wants to make brushing teeth fun for children

19 Jun 2020 - 4:14PM

Augmented reality game wants to make brushing teeth fun for children

Kid-friendly Pokémon Smile delights adult fans in China
Why are people in China using Zoom?

Zoom has become the go-to tool for students, bankers and others in China seeking to connect with the rest of the world

19 Jun 2020 - 6:38PM

Zoom has become the go-to tool for students, bankers and others in China seeking to connect with the rest of the world

Why are people in China using Zoom?
How a hit Chinese song from the 80s became a global meme
This dock promises to turn your Switch into an arcade cabinet

The Switch Fighter is crowdfunding on Indiegogo

12 Jun 2020 - 5:18PM

The Switch Fighter is crowdfunding on Indiegogo

This dock promises to turn your Switch into an arcade cabinet
This subway in China lets you buy a ticket from a hologram

Contactless technology finds widespread use during the Covid-19 pandemic

12 Jun 2020 - 4:03PM

Contactless technology finds widespread use during the Covid-19 pandemic

This subway in China lets you buy a ticket from a hologram
China’s biggest SUV maker wants to stop kids from dying in hot cars

Vehicular heatstroke affects children trapped in a vehicle in the summer heat

11 Jun 2020 - 6:47PM

Vehicular heatstroke affects children trapped in a vehicle in the summer heat

China’s biggest SUV maker wants to stop kids from dying in hot cars
Included with your next apartment: VR pods and esports arenas

Developers in world’s most expensive housing market rely on high-tech clubhouses to attract homebuyers

11 Jun 2020 - 8:00AM

Developers in world’s most expensive housing market rely on high-tech clubhouses to attract homebuyers

Included with your next apartment: VR pods and esports arenas
Didi pulls safety shields from cabs as Covid-19 threat eases in China

Chinese ride-hailing giant introduced plastic dividers to separate drivers and passengers during the height of the pandemic

10 Jun 2020 - 3:26PM

Chinese ride-hailing giant introduced plastic dividers to separate drivers and passengers during the height of the pandemic

Didi pulls safety shields from cabs as Covid-19 threat eases in China
Trending on China’s TikTok: How to be a successful street vendor

Vloggers jump on street stall craze after the Chinese premier rallied for a new grassroots economy

9 Jun 2020 - 9:31PM

Vloggers jump on street stall craze after the Chinese premier rallied for a new grassroots economy

Trending on China’s TikTok: How to be a successful street vendor
Banned Taiwanese game Devotion gets physical re-release

The horror title was pulled from Valve’s Steam digital game store after mainland Chinese gamers found hidden insults targeting President Xi Jinping

9 Jun 2020 - 2:50PM

The horror title was pulled from Valve’s Steam digital game store after mainland Chinese gamers found hidden insults targeting President Xi Jinping

Banned Taiwanese game Devotion gets physical re-release
Apple patents a way to take group selfies during social distancing

Physically apart but virtually together

8 Jun 2020 - 4:30PM

Physically apart but virtually together

Apple patents a way to take group selfies during social distancing
Huawei joins China’s push to catch up with Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

5G giant is partnering with China Unicom to shore up internet coverage from both land and space

8 Jun 2020 - 3:38PM

5G giant is partnering with China Unicom to shore up internet coverage from both land and space

Huawei joins China’s push to catch up with Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites
12-year-old programmer in Hong Kong tackles Apple’s first student coding contest

The Swift Student Challenge brings together young coders worldwide to show off their skills

8 Jun 2020 - 1:53PM

The Swift Student Challenge brings together young coders worldwide to show off their skills

12-year-old programmer in Hong Kong tackles Apple’s first student coding contest
This voice recorder looks like a cassette tape and uses AI to transcribe 10 languages

The iFlytek Smart Recording Pen A1 can turn an hour’s worth of recordings into text within five minutes

2 Jun 2020 - 6:59PM

The iFlytek Smart Recording Pen A1 can turn an hour’s worth of recordings into text within five minutes

This voice recorder looks like a cassette tape and uses AI to transcribe 10 languages
Vivo puts a camera gimbal inside its new X50 Pro flagship phone

The X50 Pro puts a stabilizing gimbal module inside the body along with a periscope lens

1 Jun 2020 - 9:00PM

The X50 Pro puts a stabilizing gimbal module inside the body along with a periscope lens

Vivo puts a camera gimbal inside its new X50 Pro flagship phone
No honor among thieves: Why the dark web is having a trust crisis

Suspicion plagues one of the darkest corners of the web after authorities crack down

27 May 2020 - 6:21PM

Suspicion plagues one of the darkest corners of the web after authorities crack down

No honor among thieves: Why the dark web is having a trust crisis
Hong Kongers scramble for VPNs as Beijing plans national security law

But VPN isn’t a fool-proof privacy shield for internet users

26 May 2020 - 5:42PM

But VPN isn’t a fool-proof privacy shield for internet users

Hong Kongers scramble for VPNs as Beijing plans national security law
Why did some Samsung smartphones crash in China on May 23?

Users failed to update their phones to before the lunar calendar’s leap month kicked in

26 May 2020 - 4:21PM

Users failed to update their phones to before the lunar calendar’s leap month kicked in

Why did some Samsung smartphones crash in China on May 23?
US work collaboration app Notion is blocked in China

The international version of Zoom was also barred by the Great Firewall last year

25 May 2020 - 5:18PM

The international version of Zoom was also barred by the Great Firewall last year

US work collaboration app Notion is blocked in China
WhatsApp trials letting people add new contacts with a QR code

It’s similar to a feature already found in WeChat

25 May 2020 - 3:12PM

It’s similar to a feature already found in WeChat

WhatsApp trials letting people add new contacts with a QR code
Shanghai wants to bring old public phone booths into the 5G era

Dozens of phone booths will be converted into small cells to transmit 5G signals

22 May 2020 - 6:59PM

Dozens of phone booths will be converted into small cells to transmit 5G signals

Shanghai wants to bring old public phone booths into the 5G era
Sonos denies rumors of partnership after Xiaomi unveils new smart speaker

Some netizens say Xiaomi’s new speaker looks like the Sonos One but others say the resemblance is limited

22 May 2020 - 5:42PM

Some netizens say Xiaomi’s new speaker looks like the Sonos One but others say the resemblance is limited

Sonos denies rumors of partnership after Xiaomi unveils new smart speaker
Tencent takes over System Shock 3 after hiring Ubisoft and Kojima veterans

The Chinese gaming giant is trying to capture gamers outside of China with internationally appealing titles

21 May 2020 - 6:26PM

The Chinese gaming giant is trying to capture gamers outside of China with internationally appealing titles

Tencent takes over System Shock 3 after hiring Ubisoft and Kojima veterans