Zika be damned: The Zuk Z2 Rio Edition is here to compete

Wanting to commemorate the upcoming Summer Olympics, Lenovo sub-brand Zuk announced the Z2 Rio Edition. The phone will be available in China on August 2 for around $225 unlocked.

New rumors, leaks suggest Meizu might unveil a smartwatch on August 10

More rumors have finally surfaced about the mysterious Meizu smartwatch. A new leak shows purported images of the watch, and rumors point to a potential unveiling on August 10. Here's everything you need to know.

Gionee believes its M6 and M6 Plus are the most secure phones around

Gionee unveiled the M6 and M6 Plus, its latest flagships that promise to encrypt all of your data using a dedicated data encryption chip. The chip's practical uses are unknown, though both phones feature impressive internals.
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Chinese scientists will be the first to use CRISPR gene editing in human patients

Chinese scientists next month will treat lung cancer patients with immune cells modified using the CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing technique. The world's first human trials will establish whether CRISPR is a viable option for patients not…

Xiaomi’s upcoming Windows laptops could pack impressive hardware at very low prices

If the rumors are true, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi could be moving into the Windows laptop space. Leaked slides reveal competitive specs at a good price, but there's more to making a laptop than picking the right parts.

China doesn't want self-driving cars on its roads until regulations are in place

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is working with law enforcement on new rules on self-driving cars, but there's no timetable for completion.
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China’s supersized ‘Xianglong’ surveillance drone gets ready to soar

China has a growing drone fleet, and it is going to be even bigger very soon. The Asian nation is beginning production on one of the country's largest surveillance drones -- the Xianglong "Soar Dragon."

No, your eyes are not deceiving you: The Elephone S7 is a carbon Galaxy S7 Edge copy

Rub your eyes as hard as you want -- the Elephone S7 is a separate phone that looks startlingly similar to Samsung's dual-edged flagship. The S7 will be available sometime soon, starting at $100.

Uber hits the gas, gives its 2 billionth ride just 6 months after reaching 1 billion

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Facebook to announce that his ridesharing service recently reached 2 billion rides. It took nearly six years to reach 1 billion, and only six months to get to 2 billion.

Korean electronics giant Samsung seeks stake in Chinese carmaker BYD

Samsung wants to buy a stake in Chinese carmaker BYD. The Korean electronics company is seeking additional outlets for its products, and already has some notable automotive experience.
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'Ghostbusters' reportedly denied a theatrical release in China

China's aversion to films with supernatural elements has reportedly prevented Sony Pictures' remake of 'Ghostbusters' from getting a theatrical release in the country, the second-largest market in the world.

Alibaba claims to have created the world’s first ‘internet car’

Alibaba's "internet car" is a Chinese Roewe RX5 SUV equipped with a version of the YunOS operating system. It's essentially a smartphone on wheels, and a part of the Internet of Things.