China
Wearables

Mysterious Meizu smartwatch surfaces with possible October 21 launch date

The mysterious Meizu smartwatch surfaced early in the year, but has remained hidden since. A new leak shows what could be the final product, coming later this month without Android Wear.
Apple

Apple deactivates its News app in China to appease censorship requirements

Apple has deactivated its News app in China, the company’s second largest source of revenue. While Apple has not officially commented on the matter, it appears to be another instance of kowtowing to the country’s censorship policies.
Cars

Think your commute is bad? This 50-lane traffic jam in Beijing might change your mind

In China, Oct. 1-7 is known as National Day, a weeklong holiday to commemorate the foundation of People’s Republic of China. Unfortunately for the country’s vacationers, it also results in some truly horrific traffic…
Mobile

Xiaomi’s claim that its phones are ‘the best’ ends in an investigation

Xiaomi finds itself in trouble with the Beijing Ministry of Industry and Commerce over the company's use of the term "the best" on its website. Using the term could be in violation of China's new ad law, which penalizes such superlatives in…
Cool Tech

Forget driverless cars, China just put a massive self-driving bus on the road

As tech firms and automakers around the world continue development work on self-driving cars, a team in China has been tinkering away on a driverless bus. Earlier this month it successfully completed a 20-mile test drive, complete…
Computing

Windows 10 now installed on 100 million systems

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10 is doing very well indeed, with more than 100 million activated copies around the world already. That represents more than 25 million registrations in the past month alone.
Computing

Satya Nadella, Bill Gates give Chinese President private tour of Microsoft campus

To set itself apart, Microsoft arranged quite the exhibition for the influential world leader. This includes a banquet, where chief executive Satya Nadella and co-founder Bill Gates could be found sitting on either side of Mr. Xi's…
Social Media

Chinese President Xi Jingping owns China’s only legal Facebook page

Call it executive privilege, call it hypocrisy, call it whatever you will, but just know that despite the ban on Facebook that exists in China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has a Facebook page.
Mobile

Uber starts testing UberCommute, a carpooling service for drivers

In its latest move aimed at expanding its presence in China, Uber has started trialing a new car pooling service for drivers. UberCommute marks the first time for the ride-hailing company to head outside of the U.S. to test a new service.
Mobile

Why spend more on a phone? The colorful new, high-spec Xiaomi Mi 4c costs just $205

Xiaomi has launched the Mi 4c, its latest smartphone to make us question why we're spending $500 on a top-spec device, when this one does almost the same things, yet costs the equivalent of $200.
Web

Has the rate of Chinese cyberattacks really gone down?

In recent years, China has repeatedly come under fire for its alleged involvement in cyberattacks and spying against the U.S. government, but lately, experts say that the rate of such incidents has actually decreased.
Computing

US and China reportedly working on cybersecurity peace treaty

Representatives from the United States and China are busy trying to come to an agreement over cybersecurity warfare — but don't expect the hacking and surveillance to stop completely.