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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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Prototype Google Pixel phone found in China

Prototype Google Pixel phone found in China

This week an eBay seller in China revealed what they're calling a Google Pixel Muskie Prototype (Original, Unreleased). This device appears to be the fabled mirror device that matched the HTC U11 Plus, a device that ended up being released by HTC proper. If you look at the Google Pixel 2 XL that actually did see release, it becomes clear that this device was, and remains, a real-deal original.

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Chinese fusion reactor sets an operational record

Chinese fusion reactor sets an operational record

China has announced that it has reached another milestone in its work on a fusion reactor. The nation announced that one of its so-called artificial suns had sustained extreme temperatures for several times longer than its previous benchmark. The record was set at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) facility located in the Chinese city of Hefei.

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US court blocks all DoD restrictions VS Xiaomi

US court blocks all DoD restrictions VS Xiaomi

Today Xiaomi announced that they'd received word from the United States Department of Defense that they're no longer considered a CCMC. A CCMC is a Communist Chinese Military Company. Along with the removal of this designation comes restrictions on business dealings inside the United States and with U.S. persons' ability to purchase or hold securities of the company. Those restrictions have been lifted.

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Huawei’s HarmonyOS Android clone launches in June, but questions remain

Huawei’s HarmonyOS Android clone launches in June, but questions remain

Chinese company Huawei plans to launch its Harmony operating system early next month, kicking off its effort to move beyond the former Trump administration's sanctions. Huawei revealed its plans in a newly published video, but the company doesn't have much else to say at this point, leaving some questions about how HarmonyOS will roll out to the public.

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China’s Zhurong rover kicks off its Martian exploration

China’s Zhurong rover kicks off its Martian exploration

Recently China became only the second nation on the planet to land a rover on Mars. The six-wheeled rover is powered by solar energy and rolled off the ramp from the lander and onto the surface of Mars at 10:40 AM Beijing time on Saturday. Zhurong is significantly smaller than the Rovers NASA is operating on Mars, weighing 240 kilograms.

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China Tianwen-1 rover returns first surface photos from Mars

China Tianwen-1 rover returns first surface photos from Mars

The Zhurong rover returned its first photos from Mars this week, marking another first for China. China is now the second nation on our planet Earth to land a craft on Mars and keep said probe operational for a period long enough to snap some photos. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released video of the release of the craft from China's orbiter before landing as well as photos from the landed craft this week.

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China’s Tianwen-1 mission Zhurong rover successfully lands on Mars

China’s Tianwen-1 mission Zhurong rover successfully lands on Mars

After months of observing its planned landing spot, China has landed its Zhurong rover on Mars, making it the second country to successfully deploy, land, and operate a machine on the Red Planet. The event involved the Tianwen-1 probe launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern China last summer, as well as the Zhurong rover carried by the spacecraft.

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Huawei Harmony OS might be adopted by Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo

Huawei Harmony OS might be adopted by Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo

In response to the US' sanctions and export bans, Huawei has been waging a campaign to rid itself of its dependence on Google's mobile operating system, or at least its proprietary parts. Although it sounds like an epic endeavor to replace Android, Huawei's Harmony OS definitely has big ambitions to be present in almost all smart markets. Going just beyond its own smartphones, however, there are now rumors that Huawei wants to spread its new platform to other phones as well, including those from its competitors and compatriots in China.

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China will need ten launches to complete its space station

China will need ten launches to complete its space station

Earlier this week, China launched the core module for its new space station. The module is called Tianhe, which translates to Harmony of the Heavens. It launched on Wednesday, April 28th, using a Long March-5B Y2 rocket from a launch site in the Chinese Hainan Province.

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China launches its first Tiangong space station module

China launches its first Tiangong space station module

China's ambition to have its own orbiting space station is one step closer to reality, with the first module of the Tiangong space station heading into orbit this week. The first module is called Tianhe, which means "heavenly harmony," and it lifted off at 11:23 AM local time from the Chinese island province of Hainan. The module is quite large, weighing in at 22 tons, and will be the core of the Tiangong "Heavenly Palace" space station where astronauts will spend most of their time.

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