Traffic Jams China

China wants to battle traffic jams with this crazy futuristic bus

By on May 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

China wants to battle traffic jams with this crazy futuristic bus

Traffic congestion is a problem that many cities across the globe continue to struggle with. And while some cities have come up with their own ways to deal with congestion, whether it be a push for public transportation or constructing new roads, a new initiative out of China is without a doubt the most original idea we’ve seen yet.

Meet TEB, otherwise known as a Transit Elevated Bus. TEB is essentially a bus that can drive over traffic, as evidenced by the photo above, although it’s just a concept for now. The idea for a TEB like vehicle isn’t new, but a working mini-model of the incredibly intriguing idea was recently presented at a tech expo in Beijing.

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China Bottled Air Business

The hottest new product in China is bottled air

By on May 12, 2016 at 4:06 PM.

The hottest new product in China is bottled air

Yes, it sounds like a terrible joke, but it’s a real business. People in China are paying for fresh air bottled in a different country and having it shipped to them from abroad. The air in some of China’s cities is so bad that this is actually a thing, and citizens who are concerned about their safety are paying more than $10 a pop for just a few breaths of clean air originating from anywhere but their home country. More →

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iPhone iTunes Movies iBooks China

China bans key iTunes products for iPhone, iPad and Mac

By on April 22, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

China bans key iTunes products for iPhone, iPad and Mac

The Chinese government decided to ban two iTunes products which may be detrimental to Apple’s continued success in the country, its second-largest market after America. China wants to encourage local products and business that rival Apple’s iTunes Movies and iBooks Store, which is why Apple users in the region won’t be able to purchase or rent movies and buy books from Apple anymore. More →

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Bulldozers Fighting Street China

Only in China: 6 bulldozers fight it out in the street

By on April 19, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Only in China: 6 bulldozers fight it out in the street

I’m not really surprised to see six bulldozers going against each other in the middle of the street, during an ordinary day, in China. Crazy things tend to happen over there, and the following video, recorded by an eye-witness, shows these massive machines fighting it out like it’s a demolition derby show.

You’d think there’s always a chance that this entire scene was staged for the sole purpose of going viral online, but that’s not the case here. It’s a real rumble in the streets, a fight between men operating heavy and dangerous machinery. More →

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iPhone Hacking

How China plays a role in Apple’s legal battle with the FBI

By on February 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

How China plays a role in Apple’s legal battle with the FBI

Apple’s tussle with the FBI over hacking into a terrorist’s iPhone has ignited a firestorm of controversy and debate surrounding the role tech companies should play in the realm of law enforcement and surveillance. Apple’s position on the matter is clear: acquiescing to the FBI’s request to develop a tool to unlock an iPhone, even if it belonged to a murderous terrorist, would set a dangerous precedent and slippery slope.

As one of Apple’s lawyers recently intimated, the company is wary about becoming “an agent of law enforcement.”

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Highest Longest Glass Bridge

Meet the longest, highest, and scariest glass-bottom bridge in the world

By on January 28, 2016 at 4:36 PM.

Meet the longest, highest, and scariest glass-bottom bridge in the world

We’ve talked about glass-bottom bridges from China before and they are all definitely impressive… and all scary as hell. China still isn’t done building them and it’ll soon open its longest and highest glass bridge to the public.

Yes, it’s also very scary.

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Autistic Monkeys Genetically Engineered China

Chinese scientists have genetically engineered autistic monkeys

By on January 25, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

Chinese scientists have genetically engineered autistic monkeys

Scientists in China have successfully created monkeys that suffer from autism. Wait, what? Why would anyone do such a thing? It turns out that they believe creating autistic monkeys opens up new avenues for treating autism that haven’t been explored before, as Technology Review explains. More →

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No censorship in Chinese Internet, says China’s top censor

By on December 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

No censorship in Chinese Internet, says China’s top censor

China’s cyber chief rejected criticism of the country’s Internet censorship Wednesday.

The comments by Lu Wei, head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, came ahead of next week’s state-sponsored World Internet Conference in the town of Wuzhen.

Lu said that China does not censor but “manages” Internet content, the Hong Kong Free Press reports, citing transcripts of Wednesday’s press conference in Zhejiang province provided by the Xinua state news agency. “It is a misuse of words if you say ‘content censorship’,” Lu said. “But no censorship does not mean there is no management. The Chinese government learnt how to manage the internet from Western developed countries, we have not learnt enough yet.” More →

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Women Yoga Glass Bridge

100 women do yoga on glass bridge suspended 600 feet in the air

By on November 6, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

100 women do yoga on glass bridge suspended 600 feet in the air

Remember that scary glass bridge that opened to the public in late September in China? Well, there’s a new terrifying stunt involving no less than 100 women doing yoga at the same time on the 900-foot long bridge hanging at 600 feet between two mountains. More →

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Yuntai Mountain China Glass Walkway Cracks

This is why a glass walkway 3,500 feet above ground was a bad idea…

By on October 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

This is why a glass walkway 3,500 feet above ground was a bad idea…

As we informed you earlier this month, the new trend among tourist destinations in China is to build long glass walkways that are elevated hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet up in the air. While this may sound insane, officials have insisted that this glass is exceptionally safe: It’s three-quarters of an inch thick and has been treated to resist to both bending and shattering. However, it looks like one glass bridge suspended 3,500 feet in the air at the Yuntai Mountain Geological Park has already experienced its first terrifying cracks. More →

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NSA China Hacking

Leaked NSA slides: Chinese hackers have been wreaking havoc on corporate America

By on July 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Leaked NSA slides: Chinese hackers have been wreaking havoc on corporate America

NBC News this week obtained leaked slides from a February 2014 NSA presentation which highlight in specific detail the extent to which China has successfully hacked U.S. corporations and individuals.

As indicated by the map above, each red dot represents a unique “successful Chinese attempt to steal corporate and military secrets and data about America’s critical infrastructure, particularly the electrical power and telecommunications and internet backbone.” All told, there were nearly 700 successful hacking attempts on U.S. targets over the last five years.

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Asian Black Bears Raised Puppies Man China

A Man Thought He Was Raising Puppies… But They Were Actually Rare Bears

By on July 8, 2015 at 8:29 AM.

A Man Thought He Was Raising Puppies… But They Were Actually Rare Bears

When your puppies kill and devour your pet chickens, it might be a good time to ask yourself whether you’re raising dogs or a different kind of animal. One man in China didn’t see that as a troubling sign though, and it took him a while to realize he had gotten himself a pair of bear cubs rather than puppies. More →

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