Marvelmind Robotics Walks Away With Top Honor At Slush Shanghai

Slush, one of the world's most prestigious startup events from Finland, has just closed its first-ever summit in Shanghai yesterday, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers, entrepreneurs and investors. Along with the exciting talks on the main stage, fifty amazing startups from the fields of e-commerce, VR/AR, big data, education, healthcare and enterprise services appeared before a great set of…

The ‘Chinese SpaceX’ Will Test Space Balloon Flights With Animals This Year

Kuang-Chi Science Limited, a Shenzhen-based tech company, has drawn comparisons in Chinese media to Elon Musk's SpaceX for its ambitious projects, ranging from exoskeleton power suits to spacecraft.While the company, founded in 2010, has yet to hold a flame to the achievements of SpaceX, they are attacking innovation with the hold-your-breath-optimisim that has become typical of China's new…

Four Chinese Drones You Can’t Miss In 2016

The global commercial drone market is taking off as improvements in technology transform drones from a specialty device into an affordable consumer product. A huge market for consumer drones is blossoming and already, and China is making its mark.Data from state media outlet Xinhua shows that drone exports from China’s hardware hub Shenzhen amounted to $2.7 billion yuan ($412 million USD)…

This Is What China’s First Operational Drone Deliveries Look Like

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has revealed the country's first operational pilot program for drone deliveries, as tech firms compete to reach the country's untapped rural consumers.A JD spokesperson confirmed with Technode that the company is using at least two types of UAVs to deliver packages between designated distribution centers in rural areas outside of Suqian in northeast China.The…

The Chinese Government Wants A 100 Billion RMB AI Market By 2018

China's artificial intelligence industry received a huge boost of validation from the government on Wednesday, which announced its plans to create a "100 billion level" ($15 billion USD) artificial intelligence market by 2018.According to state-owned media Xinhua News Agency, the government plans to roll out projects in smart home applications, smart cars, unmanned systems, wearables, and…

[Photos] Highlights Of GMIC Beijing 2016: Big Data And AI Are King

This year's Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing went well and beyond smartphones, covering everything from drones to smart home devices, facial recognition to virtual reality (something we expect to see at most, if not all, tech conferences in China this year).Big data and artificial intelligence won the most limelight, underlining the fact that industry players across all kinds…

Five Chinese Hardware Verticals to Watch in 2015

A craze for smart hardware has been raging in the past year, especially in China which is at the center of the smart hardware industrial chain. The trend also lured internet giants to build platforms in a bid to better develop and connect the hardware startups.However, the burgeoning market has been plagued by product homogeneity. Smart watches and smart fitness trackers, which led the…

Baidu Invests $3 Million In Israeli Startup Pixellot

Baidu has backed its first Israeli startup, investing US$3 million in video technology company Pixellot, according to a report by Reuters. The Tel Aviv-based video technology company will use the money to develop its unmanned cameras and technology for large outdoor events. The move reflects a sharp rise in Chinese companies investing in Israel over the past two years.Earlier this year Baidu…