Baidu enters the AI Assistant fray with DuerOS

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The Chinese search giant Baidu’s has constructed a new operating system for linking digital assistants and the Internet of Things. The new DuerOS will have to prove it can run with the big dogs before it deserves more than a passing glance.

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Thanks to augmented reality, this BMW art car is more than meets the eye

The latest BMW art car was designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei. She relied on augmented reality to create a new spin on BMW’s art-car series, which began in the 1975 with a car painted by Alexander Calder.

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US should take some of blame for massive cyberattack, Chinese media says

Chinese media pinned some of the blame for the massive global cyberattack that affected more than 300,000 computers over the weekend on the top U.S. security agency.

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Here's how easy it is to hack a keyless car

Any car owner with a keyless entry and ignition system, be warned: Chinese security researchers have proven that with equipment costing about $25, hackers could easily open car doors remotely from up to 1,000 feet away, start the cars’ engines and drive away.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/05/heres-how-easy-it-is-to-hack-keyless-car.html

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Apple responds to claims that multiple older iPhones have gone up in flames

A Chinese consumer group that’s “loosely” affiliated with the government said it has received eight reports from iPhone 6 users who own devices that have caught fire spontaneously.

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Uber's China Strategy Shifts Into Reverse


Didi Chuxing has announced a historic deal to acquire the Chinese ride-sharing operations of rival Uber, which threw in the towel after years of unsuccessful efforts to grow its business in what may prove to be the world’s most challenging technology market. Under the agreement, Didi Chuxing acquired all of Uber China’s assets, including its brand, data and business operations. The deal calls for Uber to receive 5.89 percent of the combined entity with preferred equity interest, which is the equivalent of a 17.7 percent stake in Didi Chuxing.

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Apple's Books, Movies Fall Victim to Chinese Crackdown


The Chinese government ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks and iTunes Movies services in the country, according to news reports published last week. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television reportedly called for the closure. The government in February announced a policy banning all foreign media from publishing in China without direct approval. The crackdown was scheduled to go into effect in March, and the government reportedly informed Apple that it would have to adhere to the new rules.

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AMD announces x86 licensing deal, $293 million joint venture to build servers for China

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AMD announced a new $293 million joint venture with a Chinese organization yesterday, with potentially significant ramifications for the company’s long-term earnings. Zen, Polaris, and other next-generation products remain on-track.

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Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

Article Image Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple’s iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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Meizu's new Pro 6 smartphone mimics Apple's iPhone 6s design & 3D Touch

Article Image Chinese smartphone maker Meizu — well-known for copying Apple’s iPhone designs in its products — on Wednesday announced the Pro 6, a phone which not only imitates design elements from the iPhone 6s but one of its signature features, 3D Touch.

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Officials Named in Panama Papers Cower Behind China's Great Firewall


Chinese authorities have issued censorship instructions to the media following the release of the Panama Papers, according to news reports published last week. The leaked documents reportedly listed several top Chinese officials who used Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to set up offshore companies. The names include relatives of at least eight current or previous members of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee, such as President Xi Jinping’s brother-in-law Deng Jiagui.

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China's Inspur rumored to be joining Apple server supply chain

Article Image A Chinese server vendor, Inspur, has allegedly joined Apple’s datacenter supply chain, as the iPhone maker continues to work toward bringing more of its cloud services in-house.

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Chinese man pleads guilty in US hacking case

A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to export sensitive military information to China after accessing the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors.

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Rumor: Unlikely partial rear casing for 'iPhone 7' once again shown in leaked photo

Article Image Yet another photo supposedly smuggled out from the Chinese supply chain purports to show a portion of Apple’s forthcoming “iPhone 7,” this time focusing on the redesigned antenna bands along the device’s rear.

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Apple Pay a hit in China with 3 million cards added in 2 days

Article Image Chinese consumers have flocked to Apple’s contactless payment solution in the weeks since its debut, with one bank reporting that more than 3 million cards were activated on Apple Pay in the first 2 days of availability.

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DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone with obstacle avoidance, new Apple partnership

Article Image Chinese drone maker DJI on Tuesday took the covers off its its latest camera drone, a $1,399 aerial photography platform that comes with a faster top speed, longer flight duration, and a new obstacle avoidance system to make piloting easier.

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