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Don't be fooled by its cute exterior; This robotic guard can tase people who get unruly

The National Defense University in China unveiled the country's first "intelligent security guard," equipped with on-board cameras, an SOS button, and a taser.

China’s Baidu, Changan enter the autonomous vehicle fray

The race towards driverless technology is now seriously burning up the pavement. The international competition is on like never before as China pursues the development of its very own autonomous vehicles.
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China is building floating nuclear power stations

With 70 percent of our global real estate consisting of oceans and other bodies of water, one country with plenty of experience dealing with overcrowding is taking to the seas to build new power plants.
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China’s National Space Administration just announced plans to land on Mars by 2020

In a rare news conference, Xu Dazhe, the head of the China National Space Administration, has reiterated the country's plan to land on Mars by 2020, following in the footsteps of the U.S. Viking 1 mission.

Apple suffers China setback as authorities block iTunes movie and book sales

Apple's iTunes store for movies and books has reportedly been blocked in China. The online store only launched in the country six months ago, and so Apple executives will be keen to find out precisely why the action has been taken.
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Mice embryos can develop in space, Chinese scientists report

After spending just 80 hours aboard a Chinese research satellite this month, a batch of mouse embryos showed successful early-stage blastocyst development. The samples will now develop in Beijing alongside Earth-developed embryos.
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Chinese scientists built a ‘robot goddess,’ then made it subservient and insecure

An interactive female robot named Jia Jia is unveiled by Chinese researchers who hope their creation will one day become an intelligent "robot goddess" equipped with deep learning technology and the ability to recognize human faces.
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WeChat Enterprise could be the app to take down Slack

It looks like Slack is about to go to battle. WeChat has finally launched its take on an office chat app, called WeChat Enterprise. The app is being dubbed by fans as WeSlack, and offers a number of interesting features.
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Medium is the latest casualty of the Great Firewall of China

Medium, a blogging platform founded by a former Twitter CEO, has been blocked in China. Reports allege that the country's latest Web crackdown comes in the wake of the Panama Papers leak that implicated several Chinese officials.
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Twitter ignores China ban to target ad dollars with new exec appointment

Twitter has appointed a greater China managing director to pursue more advertising revenue in the country. Despite being banned in China, the role is being described as a key executive position for the social media company.

Intel shamelessly enticing OEMs to use upcoming ‘Apollo Lake’ CPUs during IDF 2016

This week during the Intel Developer Forum in China, Intel is pushing OEMs to use the upcoming "Apollo Lake" family of CPUs in Cloudbooks. The company is providing a reference design that includes the suggested chip and a touch-based…
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Robot waiters get fired after disastrous performance

In an illuminating display of the limitations of technology, a fleet of error-prone robots has caused the downfall of two restaurants in China. The robots proved unable to fulfill the function of waitstaff.