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New tech gives much-needed face to Apple in China

Some observers have been dismissive about Apple’s forthcoming 10th anniversary iPhone, which is believed to enable face unlocking. But their scorn won’t keep the new phone from heralding a new ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 18:18:39

More unicorns are emerging, perhaps too many

It may be too early to get nervous about frothy bubbles in China’s Internet sector, but the country’s remarkable rise to global fame in terms of churning out unicorns does ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:38:39

Chinese consumers not enthused by smart homes yet, but firms anticipate gold rush

China has continued to appeal to both domestic and foreign firms seeking a slice of its enticing smart home market, although mass consumer interest in the new technology has yet ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 19:03:39

International cooperation on 5G benefits us all

China has ambitious plans for the upcoming 5G era. During the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai, Asia’s largest mobile event, China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom carrier in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 18:53:39

China needs real AI innovation, not profit-seeking

Some bizarrely embarrassing mistakes spotted in a high-profile artificial intelligence (AI) presentation by Baidu last week might have thrown some much-needed cold water on China’s AI fever, amid concerns of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 19:23:39

Car sharing promising but needs guidance

While cycles for hire remain all the rage in many cities across China, it seems that some of the cities bedecked with colorful bikes are already enjoying another boom: Car-sharing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 18:48:39

Rise in cybercrime in China offers business opportunity

With cross-border deals taking a growing share of China’s thriving e-commerce sector, the risks from cyberattacks have also been on the rise. This calls for caution about the hidden danger ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:58:40

Unicom’s unlimited data plan comes with limits

In addition to spotty cellular coverage, a host of unlimited plans are not exactly “unlimited.” For example, users of Verizon’s unlimited plan face the risk of throttling their data speeds ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 0:23:39

Intel’s drone ambition faces uphill battle against DJI

Intel’s ambition to continue its dominance over chip technology has largely flopped in the mobile Internet era. However, the US chip giant hasn’t remained stagnant but rather has been proactive ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 21:23:39

US Internet firms need to better localize in China

While soon-to-be President Donald Trump seems to be readying the US for a trade war with China, many US Internet firms are still trying to seek a foothold in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 23:23:39

Sugon’s cloud server system ups high-tech stakes

While worries about China’s lack of viable high-tech innovation continue, it should be stressed more than ever that the country has already become a tech power in certain arenas ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 23:38:40

New technology and design gives PC industry new life

The scaremongering forecast that the PC is steadily heading toward demise won’t happen. Pessimistic sentiment toward the PC’s future seems to have prompted many PC makers to scale back operations, ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 0:28:39

Innovation vital for the future of Chinese robotics

Robotic vacuums and mops are indisputably some of the products through which people feel the most tangible benefits of the robotic era. This seems to be especially true in China ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/25 0:13:39

Connected lighting is revolutionizing the industry

The lighting industry has evolved beyond just selling lightbulbs, which means Philips Lighting, the century-old lighting arm spun off in an IPO earlier this year from Philips, is under pressure ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 23:13:39

Rise of virtual reality could be a breath of fresh air for the tired PC industry

The listless personal computer sector seems to have gotten a new wind from virtual reality (VR), the next big thing in technology. That belief, however, might only be justified in ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/23 22:53:39

China’s latest aviation safety services deal paves the way for next-generation technology

In an indication of the strength of China’s economy, even amid cooling growth and unprecedented restructuring, the country’s aviation market now outpaces many of its global peers. But when it ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/19 23:28:39

Internet firms drawing up plans to usher in new era of online healthcare services

There is a growing belief that the Internet, which has extended its reach into almost every corner of Chinese life, will also work its magic on improving the health-related quality ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/17 23:08:40

China set to contend with US for lead role in growing global market for VR goods

When it comes to augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR), China and the US are expected be the two leading countries in terms of driving innovation and content creation ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/8 23:38:39