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Apple leak claims EV battery talks falter over US demands

Apple leak claims EV battery talks falter over US demands

The long-rumored Apple electric vehicle is, sources claimed back in December, heading for a potential 2024 launch. A key component for the alleged Apple car is, of course, batteries, which a previous leak claimed would feature a monocell design to target a higher power density. The latest leak on the topic indicates batteries may also be a big problem for Apple moving forward with its EV project.

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Honda unveils new family of e:N Series electric vehicles for China

Honda unveils new family of e:N Series electric vehicles for China

Japanese automaker Honda is fast-tracking its electrification strategy by introducing two new EVs and three concept cars for the Chinese market. The new e:N Series of all-electric vehicles will probably not make it to the United states and the rest of North America. Still, Honda claims its newest e:NS1 and e:NP1 electric crossovers will go on sale in China next spring.

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Chinese Long March 2F rocket is now on the launchpad

Chinese Long March 2F rocket is now on the launchpad

China is gearing up to send its next crewed mission to its orbiting space station. On October 7, Chinese space officials rolled the Long March 2F rocket vertically to its launchpad. The launch will happen at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Atop the 203-foot tall rocket was the astronaut carrying Shenzhou 13 spacecraft.

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Next iPad delay tipped: Now likely best time to buy

Next iPad delay tipped: Now likely best time to buy

It would appear that now is the best time to buy a new iPad, just so long as you're the sort of person that wants the newest iPad on the market for the longest period of time. A tip from China suggests that Apple and Samsung Display are having some sort of delay in creating the next-gen iPad, that being a device with a 10.86-inch OLED display. Now, instead of appearing in the year 2022, this new iPad is said to be delayed until 2023 or later.

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iPhone 14 clues from China: More supply, lower prices, fewer models

iPhone 14 clues from China: More supply, lower prices, fewer models

According to industry sources speaking in China this week, plans for display type in iPhone 14 orders could be the key to a major change in Apple's smartphone strategy. Over the past several years, Apple's iPhone release schedule had the brand deliver four different smartphone devices. With the info appearing this week, it's become more likely than ever before that Apple will reduce the number of NEW iPhone models it reveals each year, instead using older models as just-as-good for all price tiers.

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China name-checks Bitcoin, Ethereum, TEDA in blanket crypto ban

China name-checks Bitcoin, Ethereum, TEDA in blanket crypto ban

The People's Bank of China just released a note that effectively outlawed cryptocurrency in China. This note was issued to "the people's governments of all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities under the Central Government, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. That's basically everyone in China - every Chinese citizen, anyway. They're targeting what they're called "virtual currency trading hype activities" of all sorts.

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Xiaomi China government censorship list discovered in Mi 10T 5G

Xiaomi China government censorship list discovered in Mi 10T 5G

Lithuania's Defense Ministry's National Cyber Security Centre released a report this week discussing three smartphones. These devices were produced by OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Huawei. Each of these brands were included in the study due to their home base (China), and the fact that they're selling phones in Lithuania. The results are of global importance, since we're also talking about brands that sell smartphones around the world.

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Amazon perma-bans hundreds of Chinese brands over review manipulation

Amazon perma-bans hundreds of Chinese brands over review manipulation

Amazon recently cracked down on companies that engaged in practices leading to inauthentic product reviews, it has been revealed. More than 600 Chinese brands have been permanently banned from the online retailer's platform as a result of these practices, the company confirmed, an action intended to preserve the integrity of reviews presented to customers.

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Chinese astronauts will return to Earth on September 17

Chinese astronauts will return to Earth on September 17

The China Command Space Engineering Office has announced that the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft will return Chinese astronauts to earth on September 17. The Chinese agency confirmed the spacecraft had successfully separated from the Chinese space station. Crewmembers completed all pre-separation work with assistance from ground control.

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Little White Dragon is a robotic unicorn for kids

Little White Dragon is a robotic unicorn for kids

A Chinese automotive manufacturer called Xpeng Motors recently gave a look at a future mobility device aimed at kids. The company plans to launch a robotic four-leg robotic unicorn that it believes will become the first smart vehicle for use by children. Xpeng Robotics designed the robot called Little White Dragon.

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Pottery found in China reveals 9,000-year-old ancient beer recipe

Pottery found in China reveals 9,000-year-old ancient beer recipe

Researchers with Dartmouth College have detailed the discovery of beer residue in 9,000-year-old pottery, shedding light on both the habits and recipes used by people in ancient China. The findings indicate the beer was likely used as part of a ritual, according to the study, which notes that human remains were found in the same area.

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China cracks down on video games with strict playtime limits for kids

China cracks down on video games with strict playtime limits for kids

China has announced a new set of rules to restrict the amount of time minors spend playing video games each week. The new rules restrict children under 18 from playing video games for more than three hours a week. Those rules define three separate hour-long windows during which minors can play, with the Chinese government saying that the restrictions are necessary to curb gaming addiction.

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