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China’s new maglev bullet train hits 600 km/h

China’s new maglev bullet train hits 600 km/h

China has unveiled a new type of maglev train that it claims will be the fastest ground transport service on the planet. The insanely fast train is capable of traveling at up to 600 km/h, which equates to 373 mph. To put that in a bit more perspective, that's nearly half the speed of sound and faster than some private aircraft.

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iPhone 13 Pro colors spilled: Which would you pick?

iPhone 13 Pro colors spilled: Which would you pick?

Today we're taking a peek at another iPhone 13 leak, this time having to do with the colors that'll be available with the iPhone 13 Pro. This will be one of two devices with the name "Pro" in the iPhone 13 lineup, more than likely. It'll also more than likely share most or all of its prospective casing colors with the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the largest of the iPhone devices that'll be released in the year 2021.

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Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

Tencent has announced that it is now using facial recognition to enforce China's gaming curfew for minors, one that forces them to play games only during allotted hours during the day and to turn off their games by 10 PM. The law, which has proven controversial within China and beyond, doesn't apply to adults.

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Crypto crunch moves GPU sales: Beware the “used” card

Crypto crunch moves GPU sales: Beware the “used” card

This week in China you'll find a wide variety of graphics cards in auctions and direct "fire sale" type listings. It's due in a big way to recent legal crackdowns in the country by Chinese government officials on the mining and use of cryptocurrency. If you happen to be in a place where you can purchase graphics cards from newly-shuttered mining operations, you might find sales of GPU hardware for prices that seem too good to be true - because they are.

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iPhone 13 release name details revealed by maker source

iPhone 13 release name details revealed by maker source

The new iPhone line for 2021 was leaked this week with names focused on the most obvious base: iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 line appeared in a list of production models, including iPhone 13 (twice, generally indicating one will be called "mini", iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The list indicated screen sizes 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches (twice), and 6.7-inches (for the Pro Max).

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Chinese proposal would deflect asteroids using rockets

Chinese proposal would deflect asteroids using rockets

While the potential is very low, there is a chance that at some point, an asteroid could impact the Earth. While most asteroids are small enough to cause little damage on the ground, the potential for a larger asteroid that could have drastic consequences for life on Earth can't be ignored. Massive asteroids have impacted the Earth in the distant past, with the most famous being responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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Chinese astronauts complete the first spacewalk outside the Tianhe space station

Chinese astronauts complete the first spacewalk outside the Tianhe space station

China has been working hard to get its first full-time orbiting space station up and running. On Saturday, astronauts conducted the first spacewalk outside of the Tianhe space station to install the equipment required for the long-term operation of the space station. The astronauts opened the hatch and exited the space station at 11 PM Eastern on July 3.

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OnePlus Android software updates expand to 3 years for some phones

OnePlus Android software updates expand to 3 years for some phones

OnePlus revealed today that they'd be expanding their software update and support system for new devices and old devices back to OnePlus 8. To make this happen, OnePlus is "working on integrating the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS." According to OnePlus OxygenOS Product Lead Gary Chen, this is a change that users wont likely notice on their phones - meaning there'll be no major change to the software UI, for now.

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New 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro tipped for Q3 2021

New 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro tipped for Q3 2021

The next two MacBook Pro computers were the subject of a report this week from China on Mini LED production. The devices will quite likely replace the otherwise most-recent 13-inch MacBook Pro, complete with a further move away from Intel and toward Apple-made chips in smart devices across the board. Reports also suggest that the next MacBook Pro units will likely be revealed in late September of 2021, just before the next iPhone and Apple Watch.

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China shares footage of Zhurong rover landing process with sound

China shares footage of Zhurong rover landing process with sound

It's hard to explore other planets, which is why only a few nations on earth have ever done it. While NASA has multiple rovers on the surface of Mars and has for years, China landed its first rover on the Red Planet this year. China has now released landing process footage from the rover and video and sounds of the vehicle cruising around on Mars.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin price drops with China power chops

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin price drops with China power chops

Chinese government officials cut power to cryptocurrency mining operations on Monday morning, resulting to an immediate drop in price for the coin and related cryptocurrency. This is the latest in a line of similar targeted operations in China aimed at cutting down on mining operations throughout the country here in the year 2021. Officials suggested this year that cracking down on crypto mining is aimed at bringing the country closer to environmental goals as a significant amount of the energy used was (and continues to be) generated by coal power stations.

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China releases new Mars rover selfie on the red planet

China releases new Mars rover selfie on the red planet

China's space agency has released new images taken by its Mars rover, including a panorama of the landing site where Zhurong first touched down on the red planet. The images include a selfie of the rover, which the China National Space Administration (CNSA) took using a special, detachable camera.

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