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This cool little droptop EV will reportedly enter production

This cool little droptop EV will reportedly enter production

China, like many other parts of the world, is focusing hard on getting drivers to leave behind their combustion-powered cars and moved to electric vehicles. Currently, one of the best-selling electric vehicles in China is the Wuling Hongguang MINIEV.it's a very affordable electric vehicle that went on sale in China last summer. A convertible version of the EV has now been revealed and will be seen at the Shanghai Auto Show.

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Genesis 3,281 drone show in Shanghai launch sets world record

Genesis 3,281 drone show in Shanghai launch sets world record

After a first few awkward and ill-fated attempts, drone shows have become a bit more common these days, at least for companies and organizations that can afford to deploy as many drones possible to create a captivating nighttime show. If you thought Intel's 1,218 drones in the 2018 Winter Olympics was already breath-taking, then the more than 3,000 drones that lit up central Shanghai might be even more enchanting, courtesy of Hyundai's luxury marque Genesis.

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Xiaomi US investment restriction has been blocked

Xiaomi US investment restriction has been blocked

Although companies like Huawei and ZTE have long been the target of the US government's intense scrutiny, Xiaomi wasn't about to get away without some scuff marks. Just before former US President Donald Trump's term ended, his government made one final move that almost put the Chinese smartphone and IoT giant in the same hot waters, although to a lesser extent. Now the order that would have prevented US entities from investing in Xiaomi was just blocked by a US federal judge that called into doubt the company's alleged ties to the Chinese military.

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Russia and China reveal lunar research station plans

Russia and China reveal lunar research station plans

China and Russia plan to collaborate on a new lunar research station, located either on the moon or in orbit around it, as space agencies in the two countries mount an alternative to NASA's Artemis program. The International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) is designed to operate autonomously on the lunar surface or in lunar orbit, or potentially both, and act as a hub for science experiments and further exploration of the moon.

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OPPO beats Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi to top smartphone market in China

OPPO beats Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi to top smartphone market in China

This January, 2021, OPPO held the largest smartphone market share in China for the first time in history. They also became the #2 5G manufacturer in China. OPPO's smartphone market share in China reached 21% in January of 2021, beating Vivo, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and the rest.

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Redmi Note 10 Pro seems to shock with 120Hz display, low price

Redmi Note 10 Pro seems to shock with 120Hz display, low price

The price of the Redmi Note 10 Pro seems to be far lower than its features might imply. Before you drop down too low, note that the entire Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series is intended for India and greater Europe, not necessarily anywhere near the USA. If you live in the USA and are a big fan of Redmi devices, by all means, read on - but don't expect to be able to pick these machines up through any in-person storefront.

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Huawei’s fate won’t change yet under Biden administration

Huawei’s fate won’t change yet under Biden administration

The change in the US political landscape will naturally send ripples through all aspects of the country's life and business, especially those more contentious policies and views that Donald Trump left behind. Some of those have already been reversed while others remained. Naturally, that also gave some companies recently added to the country's dreaded Entity List a bit of hope for a reprieve. Unfortunately for Huawei and other Chinese company's on that list, President Joe Biden's pick for the Commerce Department isn't that keen on changing the status quo.

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China’s Tianwen-1 sends first photo of Mars

China’s Tianwen-1 sends first photo of Mars

On February 5, 2021, the China Academy of Space Technology relayed details of Tianwen-1 and its journey to Mars. Per the Fifth Academy of the Aerospace Science and Technology Group noted that the engine ignition of Tianwen-1 "successfully completed the fourth midway correction of the ground fire transfer section to ensure that Mars capture was implemented as planned." This craft also took a lovely photo of the red planet with its grayscale navigation camera.

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HONOR View40 launched with waterfall display, 5G, super-fast charging

HONOR View40 launched with waterfall display, 5G, super-fast charging

This week the folks at HONOR revealed the HONOR View40 at a live streamed event in China. This device is the first major release of the year for HONOR, and one of the most extravagant devices released by the brand thus far. The HONOR View40 works with a waterfall cured 7.72-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2676 x 1236 pixels.

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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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