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Meet the new world’s fastest supercomputer: China’s TaihuLight

Posted on 06/20 16:54 in Shows | 0

The Sunway TaihuLight is now the fastest system in the world, according to the twice-per-year TOP500 list, with a stunning Linpack benchmark result of 93 petaflops.The system is located at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, which sits about two hours west of Shanghai.

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Chinese mobile game Sepia Go! rips off Splatoon

Posted on 06/30 10:36 in More | 0

Here comes the latest Chinese knock-off: Sepia Go!, which is just a blatant copy of Splatoon.

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No, a Chinese satellite probably isn’t falling out of the sky, and NASA isn’t hiding evidence of alien life

Posted on 07/14 18:35 in Shows | 0

Then news broke that a Chinese satellite might be out of control and falling towards us, while NASA is probably hiding evidence of UFOs when it cut the ISS video feed earlier today.The Tiangong-1 was China’s first attempt to launch an orbital space station for conducting remote experiments and testing its own orbital docking and rendezvous capabilities.

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China bans Internet companies from reporting news, tightens grip on media

Posted on 07/25 22:59 in Shows | 0

Still, citizens have used services like Sina Weibo to report on current events around China in ways that would have been impossible 20 years ago.Today, the Chinese government took draconian steps to end such reports and prevent Internet companies from reporting news at all.

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An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

Posted on 09/20 16:15 in Shows | 0

These have been not only getting stronger, longer lasting, and more diverse, but they’ve been moving in seemingly systematic, investigatory ways.This could be interpreted as an attempt to get defenders to “bare all,” and make their full defensive capabilities known.

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China’s first space station will fall back to Earth in 2017

Posted on 09/21 22:46 in Shows | 0

Now, the Tiangong-1 module is heading for a crash landing on Earth.That has fed speculation that all communication with the module has been lost, meaning it could come down almost anywhere.

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China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete

Posted on 09/23 14:02 in Shows | 0

The Chinese military says it has invented quantum radar, a breakthrough which, if true, would render the hundreds of billions of dollars the United States has invested into stealth technology obsolete.Like the original invention of radar, the advent of modern artillery, or radio communications, quantum radar could fundamentally transform the scope and nature of war.

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Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement

Posted on 09/30 19:51 in Shows | 0

Last week, Yahoo owned up to the largest hack known to have occurred in computing history.At the time, Yahoo claimed that the hack was the work of state-sponsored actors — but independent analysts working on analyzing the hack have begun pushing back that assessment, while current and former Yahoo employees say security was a distant priority at Yahoo.

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In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer 'quantum link'

Posted on 10/28 21:20 in Shows | 0

Now, China is nearing completion of another major facet in its push for a quantum phone at the capital building: a 2,000-kilometer fiber-optic line for ferrying quantum encryption keys.It’s the beginning of China’s roll-out of true quantum encryption technology.

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China retains its lead with the two fastest supercomputers in the world

Posted on 11/14 20:40 in Shows | 0

Today brings a new TOP500 list of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world.And China still sits on top, with the number one and number two systems: Sunway TaihuLight, at a Linpack rating of 93 petaflops, and Tianhe-2, at 34 petaflops.

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China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs

Posted on 11/14 21:38 in Shows | 0

One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to levy extremely high tariffs against countries he feels are taking advantage of us, like China.If he does list China as a currency manipulator and slap steep tariffs on Chinese imports, China will take countermeasures.

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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

Posted on 11/23 20:13 in Shows | 0

Now, Chinese atomic energy experts have announced an ambitious plan to begin turning the country’s coal plant infrastructure into working nuclear power stations.It could also kickstart the global nuclear industry, which was flagging even before the Fukushima disaster of five years ago.

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Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong?

Posted on 12/01 15:30 in Shows | 0

It has been more than a century since the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.The real Titanic sank on April 15 1912, taking 1,500 people down with it.

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China's Year Of Virtual Reality

Posted on 12/23 19:59 in Deals | 0

2016 became "year one" of virtual reality in China, due to the fact that the sector finally truly started to grow.A survey done by Niko Partners earlier this year showed that more than half of Chinese gamers are interested in VR and almost 30% are willing to spend up to $200 USD on a device, which is significant considering the average income in China hovers around $12,000 per year.

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China Consumer Tech Year In Review: Alibaba, Tencent, LeEco, Wanda Lead The Way

Posted on 12/29 13:00 in Deals | 0

But there is much more to come: consumer spending is expected to rise by 5.2% per year for the next decade.

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Why iPhone production isn't coming to the United States

Posted on 12/30 21:44 in Shows | 0

If Apple built them in the US, would that really create many jobs?This extreme specialization is one reason iPhone production would be very difficult to do cheaply in the US.

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'Pokémon Go' Isn't Coming To China Any Time Soon

Posted on 01/10 20:47 in Deals | 0

The augmented-reality location-based mobile game is a hit the world over, but Chinese gamers will have to make do with knock-offs like City Elves Go.Reuters reports that the state censor won't allow the game to launch in China pending an evaluation of potential security and safety risks.

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China Doesn't Go For 'Pokémon GO'

Posted on 01/13 22:59 in Deals | 0

Sorry, Chinese gamers but Pokémon GO probably won’t be coming to you anytime soon.The mobile game hasn’t been available in China since it launched last summer, and Chinese regulators will probably keep it that way.

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China, already dominant in supercomputers, shoots for an exascale prototype in 2017

Posted on 01/19 14:27 in Shows | 0

Back in June, China debuted the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (pictured), with a Linpack benchmark result of 93 petaflop/s.Now China is working on a prototype exascale (1,000-petaflop) system that it aims to complete by the end of this year, according to state media.

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