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OnePlus denies sending users’ clipboard data to China

A Twitter post claims that an app on Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus’s phones is identifying and uploading bank account numbers to a Chinese server, but the company has told TechNode that this is incorrect. The @OnePlus #clipboard app contains a strange file called badword.txt 🤔 In these words, we can find: Chairman, Vice President, Deputy […]

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The company most known for its Android lock screen just revealed a bevy of robots

Cheetah Mobile—known to international audiences through apps such as Clean Master and live streaming product Live.me—is riding China’s AI wave. Their latest initiative: replacing your favorite barista with a robot. Fu Sheng, Chairman and CEO of Cheetah Mobile, showcased his resolve to dive into the new area by taking a swim (literally) during the AI-themed […]

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iPhone X’s Face ID now available on Alipay

Users of Alipay, China’s top mobile payment solution provider, can now make purchases by scanning their faces with the bezel-free iPhone X. Alipay announced on November 28 that iPhone X’s Face ID has become available on its latest version. The payment giant’s arch-rival WeChat Pay already started implementing Face ID into its payment system shortly after iPhone X’s […]

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Huawei surpasses Apple to become second largest smartphone brand

Chinese leading smartphone maker Huawei has overtaken Apple in global smartphone sales since June to become the world’s second-largest smartphone brand, next only to Samsung, according to the latest report by consulting firm Counterpoint Research. The August sales haven’t been released yet, though the report points out it’s looking strong for the Chinese vendor. With […]

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Troubled smartphone maker Smartisan seeking revival upon $150m funding

Floundering smartphone maker Smartisan has raised RMB 1 billion (around $150 million) in fresh funding, the company’s charismatic founder and CEO Luo Yonghao disclosed at Geek Park’s Rebuild 2017 conference. The former English teacher and now internet celebrity did not disclose the participating investors but did reveal that the new funding will allow the troubled smartphone […]

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A forgotten Chinese tech company is making waves on NASDAQ after announcing its “not an ICO” coin

After a sustained downturn over the last two years, Xunlei Ltd., a 14-year-old Chinese online service provider, is surprising the market as it has become the best performing stock in the NASDAQ Composite Index since October 12, according to Bloomberg’s data. The Shenzhen-headquartered company is best known—and once notorious—for its file sharing and downloading services. Back in […]

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