Movies & TV

No rest for ‘The Rock’: Busy actor to star in ‘Die Hard’-style flick set in China

Skyscraper, described as "Die Hard in China," is a go and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is getting ready to go all John McClane on The Middle Kingdom. The project gives the busy actor 11 films that are in some stage of the production process.

China may send the first unhackable messages with quantum encryption

In an effort to get one up on government-sponsored and self-motivated hackers, China is set to launch the world's first quantum communications satellite, making its messages potentially un-hackable.
Social Media

China’s fake wall of social media posts is driving its citizens to distraction

A new study has revealed the staggering extent of fake, pro-government social media posts being shared by workers employed by China's Communist Party, and lays bare the state's meticulous social media strategy.

Second time lucky? China’s GAC Group will return to the Detroit Auto Show in 2017

Chinese carmaker GAC Group will appear at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The company showed its Trumpchi GS4 crossover there in 2015, but there's no indication of what it has planned for next year.
Cool Tech

Hate ordering fried chicken from human beings? KFC’s new restaurant has you covered

Have you ever wanted to order a bucket of fried chicken without having to speak to a single a human being? Now you can! KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free…
Cool Tech

Take a VR step onto Shanghai’s shores with us for CES Asia

Digital Trends is live in Shanghai for the newest offshoot of CES, and we’re bringing you along with us in the first installment of our VR videos from the show, this one along the Huangpu River.

Tim Cook lines up meetings with Chinese government to discuss issues

Apple's fortunes haven't been stormy for years now, but it can run into some turbulence now and again. In China right now, it's suffering sales dips and a loss of a key trademark, things Tim Cook is expected to discuss when he meets with…

Chinese computer manufacturers want to get in on gaming

Manufacturers including Haier, Hasee, Colorful and RaBook are reportedly trying to imitate Chinese success in the budget smartphone market by introducing new low-cost gaming laptops.

Side bezels? The Ulefone Future doesn’t know the meaning of those words

Recently announced by Chinese company Ulefone, the Future certainly lives up to its name with the inclusion of a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor. The phone will be available for purchase later this month.

A Chinese firm is selling iPhone-branded bags, and Apple’s not happy about it

Apple's bid to gain exclusive rights to the iPhone name in China has failed after a court threw out its claim. The decision means the Beijing firm at the center of the dispute can continue selling iPhone-branded bags, phones cases, and…

Uber’s canny deal with Alipay could bring big rewards

Uber's losing a billion dollars a year in China, but it hopes a new deal with Alipay will change all that. The partnership effectively makes it a lot easier for Chinese travelers to hail and pay for an Uber ride in all of the countries…

Keyever's Windows 10 smartphone shocks the world by including a physical keyboard

Keyever unveiled its unnamed Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, the first handset running Microsoft's latest mobile operating system to feature a physical keyboard. Keyever's smartphone will be released sometime during the third quarter.