Apple has blamed "external physical damage" for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem.
Fresh on the heels of Samsung's worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, a Shanghai consumer watchdog said last Friday it had received eight recent reports of iPhones that spontaneously combusted while being used or charged.
The so-called “straddling bus” or TEB-1 (Transit Elevated Bus) was taken for its first test drive in China recently. This bus portal runs above street level, carrying up to 300 passengers as cars go beneath it.
Ride-hailing services like Uber will be legal in China as of November, Bloomberg reports, citing a document from the country's transportation ministry. Uber and its Chinese rival, Didi Chuxing, have so far been operating in a legal gray area, as the two companies vie for supremacy in the world's largest ride-hailing market, but the new regulations reviewed by Bloomberg will now allow them to compete freely.
Most of us don’t have much use for the capabilities of a supercomputer — but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t keep a handle on how these systems are progressing. The bi-annual list of the top 500 supercomputers in the world is a good way of tracking the trends, and the latest edition of the ranking suggests that China is leading the pack.
The Hyperloop may help humanity travel great distances at remarkable speeds, but how should we sustainably get from point A to B in congested cities? An innovative public transport design, revisited over the weekend at the 19th international High-Tech Expo in Beijing, might provide a solution.
China's armed CH-3 and CH-4 drones have recently made international news, being used by nations that range from Iraq to Nigeria. And now NORINCO, one of China's leading defense contractors, is getting in on the international drone export game, showing off a new armed drone helicopter.
2020 is set to be a good year for Mars exploration. The United States, China, the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia all have planned Mars missions that are scheduled to launch, or likely to launch, in that year.
Make way for astronomy. The Chinese government is asking more than 9,000 people to move from their homes to ensure that a giant radio telescope will be able to function properly.
The Five-hundred-meter-Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) is set to start operations this year as the largest single-aperture radio telescope on the planet, and will let researchers continue to search for life in the galaxy.