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JingOS Linux release this month, looks a lot like iPadOS

JingOS Linux release this month, looks a lot like iPadOS

A new operating system called JingOS was released with a look a lot like an iPad. With JingOS, users are able to run apps, access device features, and navigate with relative ease. This new operating system is just about the most sleek Linux distribution we've seen in recent memory, and it'll be available to the public on January 31, 2021.

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LG rollable phone report says it doesn’t use LG display

LG rollable phone report says it doesn’t use LG display

This week we caught our first glimpse of what LG described as the world's first rollable smartphone. This device was first shown at CES 2021, the consumer electronics show, the first "all digital" version of the show thanks to the pandemic through which we're still living. Today it's been reported that this LG-made smartphone with rollable display won't have a display made by LG.

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NIO ET7 EV sounds very impressive on paper

NIO ET7 EV sounds very impressive on paper

Recently a Chinese automaker called NIO held its own NIO Day event. During the event, the company unveiled its fourth electric car model called the NIO ET7. The ET7 is the automaker's flagship sedan and will offer two battery options to start with, including a 70 kWh and a 100 kWh battery pack.

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Trump bans transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, WPS Office

Trump bans transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, WPS Office

The US political landscape is again under a tense atmosphere as people count down the days before a critical change in government. Before that happens, however, the current administration under President Donald Trump seems to be making haste to implement orders and make new rules that have been in the making for months. The latest in that list is an executive order that finally does what Trump has long threatened to do and ban transactions with certain Chinese apps, including those used for money transfers like WeChat Pay.

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The first weird iPhone leak of the year: 2x foldable!

The first weird iPhone leak of the year: 2x foldable!

Apple was reported today to be readying not just one, but two new iPhone models with foldable elements. One is tipped to be similar to that Motorola RAZR, or Samsung Z Flip - a clamshell design. The other is rumored to be less like a standard phone and more like a Microsoft Surface Duo.

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Huawei P50 leaks look incredibly strange

Huawei P50 leaks look incredibly strange

Today we're taking a peek at some leaked images of the device called Huawei P50. This device is a smartphone with a rather sizable backside camera array, arranged in a way that might throw you for a loop. There, in the space of a circle-cornered rectangle, you'll find five lenses - four in a row, as well as a smaller lens to the right, above which is an LED flash and a dual-LED flash. Below that is another set of sensors - as if there weren't already enough.

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Apple purges nearly 40k games from Chinese App Store to close out 2020

Apple purges nearly 40k games from Chinese App Store to close out 2020

As the world turns the page into 2021, Apple has removed a huge number of apps from the iOS App Store in China. In all, the company removed 46,000 apps from its Chinese storefront, the vast majority of which were games. The apps that were removed come from publishers who didn't provide Apple with a license to sell in-app purchases in their games or apps, with Apple implementing a December 31st deadline to provide those licenses earlier in the year.

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Fireball over China creates loud explosions

Fireball over China creates loud explosions

It's not particularly uncommon for meteorites to enter the Earth's atmosphere that are large enough to create fireballs and explosions. The latest unidentified fireball entered the atmosphere and streaked over Nanqiang County in China. According to Chinese media, the event happened on Wednesday, and there was no damage or casualties caused by the fireball. It did produce loud explosions heard by many residents of the area.

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Chinese tech “a grave threat” DHS warns American businesses

Chinese tech “a grave threat” DHS warns American businesses

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a stern warning to American businesses about using technology and services from Chinese companies. The new DHS Business Advisory is the latest escalation in tensions between the United States and China, amid ongoing accusations that Chinese companies - and those linked with the People's Republic of China (PRC) - have been using their tech footprint to steal data from foreign companies.

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DJI to continue selling drones in the US despite blacklist

DJI to continue selling drones in the US despite blacklist

The year is far from over and, as far as the current US government is concerned, there is still plenty of time for actions that have long-lasting effects. One of those is expanding the US' notorious "Entity List" to include not just SMIC, China's largest chipmaker, but also, surprisingly, popular drone company DJI. That said, the latter was already rumored to be on the country's hit list, giving it time to make a bold response assuring customers in the country that they will still be able to buy DJI's products as normal.

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China’s FAST radio telescope will open to international scientists in 2021

China’s FAST radio telescope will open to international scientists in 2021

With the collapse of the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, international scientists are looking for a new radio telescope to use in their projects. The largest radio telescope in the world is the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang, Guizhou province in China. The telescope became the world's largest radio telescope when it was completed in 2016.

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China National Space Administration outlines future mission plans

China National Space Administration outlines future mission plans

China's coming off a very successful mission with the Chang'e 5 returning its samples to Earth recently. With one complicated and successful mission under its belt, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has begun to talk about plans for future space missions. The agency outlined a new three-step plan detailing its plans for future moon and deep space exploration.

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