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Everyone has their own theory on whether or not aliens exist. One thing that unites human beings is the relentless pursuit of evidence of extraterrestrial life and we may be a little closer to receiving confirmation. China recently claimed that its “Sky Eye” Radio Telescope may have picked up signals from alien... Read more...
Much of the discussion surrounding cyberwarfare has centered around Russia and Ukraine, in recent months. While it may have been pushed into the background, however, China’s aggressive cyber activity continues apace, whether it rises to the level of warfare or not. Only a month ago, we covered news that Chinese... Read more...
Whatever your feelings on the modern Chinese state, you have to admit that it's reasonable for the country to want to achieve technological independence. Whether it's reasonable to think that the country could actually achieve such a thing is arguable, but it's looking more and more likely by the day. The latest... Read more...
Last month, we reported on a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group known as “Cicada” that was exploiting VLC Media Player to attack governments and infrastructure. According to security researchers, the hackers were able to access some victimized networks for as long as nine months before being discovered. Now... Read more...
Moore Threads, a company you might not have heard of but has an interesting tie to NVIDIA (more on that in a moment), launched a pair of graphics cards in China. They include the MTT S60 for desktop PCs and the MTT S2000 for servers. What's especially notable is that these cards are built around China's first... Read more...
Remember PowerVR? Unlike a lot of names from the early PC 3D accelerator market, PowerVR didn't fade away, it simply moved on. Unable to compete with high-powered silicon from NVIDIA and AMD (neé ATI), PowerVR shifted its focus toward the mobile market. This ended up being quite lucrative as it supplied several... Read more...
An Intel senior executive remarked recently that Chinese CPU makers could become "strong rivals" to Intel in the next three to five years. The comments were made to Chinese media outlet, Guancha.cn. Intel has been very vocal about increasing its chip manufacturing footprint in both the US and Europe since the... Read more...
It has been quite the busy month for customs authorities in China. In two separate incidents, agents seized thousands of improperly labeled XFX-brand graphics cards worth millions of dollars and 160 Intel Alder Lake processors as multiple individuals seemingly tried to avoid paying custom fees (or, in the case of the... Read more...
A 3 ton (2.7 metric tons) upper stage of a rocket has presumably impacted the far-side of the moon today. Not that we got to witness the event, but the space junk was expected to make impact on the lunar far side equator at Hertzsprung crater at 7:25am EST. The discarded upper stage of a rocket that is believed to... Read more...
China's Yutu-2 lunar rover detected two distinct glass globules on the far side of the Moon. Discoveries like this could hold information about the Moon's history. The spherules were spotted by the lunar rover's panoramic camera as they twinkled like stars on the dry, dusty surface of the Moon. While the rover was... Read more...
While manmade space debris is still believed to be colliding with the Moon in early March, what that actual debris is believed to be has changed. Bill J. Gray, who originally linked the debris to a second stage booster from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched in 2015, has now determined it to be from a Chinese mission... Read more...
A frog, astronaut, and physicist walk into a… low-gravity research facility? Chinese scientists have recently developed an artificial moon setting that will be used to test technology and train astronauts in a low-gravity environment. The facility is already unique, but its origins make it even more so. The Chinese... Read more...
China turns up the heat on creating a super hot fusion reactor and sets a new world record in the process. Its nuclear fusion reaction lasted more than 17 minutes and reached a scorching temperature of 126 million degrees Fahrenheit. China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) was built and... Read more...
China seems to be tired of its Chinese Space Station having to make evasive maneuvers in order to avert collisions with Starlink satellites. The nation has taken action by filing a formal complaint with the United Nations over two recent incidents. Just over a month ago a Russian Anti-Satellite test (ASAT)... Read more...
The US government just imposed trade restrictions on more than 30 Chinese research institutes and entities. The move comes in response to human rights violations and the alleged development of brain-control weapons. According to the Biden Administration, which has been very vocal on tech issues, those technologies... Read more...
NASA is looking into using nuclear fission to power a lunar base and future spacecraft to travel to Mars and beyond. If you happen to be good at nuclear fission, you also have an opportunity to score a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for $5 million dollars. It is no secret that NASA is working hard to... Read more...
Western video games are increasingly unwelcome in China. Even major video game publishers are being pressured to back down. This includes Epic Games, the publisher and developer behind Fortnite. Epic Games is shutting down Fortress Night, the Chinese version of Fortnite, later this month. Fortress Night will... Read more...
This past summer, China implemented a strict time limit on how long people under 18 years old are allowed to play video games, in an effort to curb gaming addiction. Technically, they're only allowed three hours per week. Since the rules went into effect, however, determined players have found clever ways around the... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, China is trying to puzzle out its pollution problem, and one way it's doing that is by rationing power. The Chinese government has started selectively requiring energy producers to cool off in an effort to reduce emissions, although those organizations are also dealing with rising coal and... Read more...
As winter looms, authorities in China are hoping to put the freeze on cryptocurrency mining by individuals who are operating in defiance of the crypto ban. The difficult part is catching them. Some of those who have chosen to ignore the ban and continue mining digital coins have taken various measures to fly under the... Read more...
Earlier this year, malicious hackers exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange servers to attack an estimated 30,000 organizations worldwide. Both Microsoft and other organizations were quick to point fingers at Chinese hackers, but the Biden administration, along with U.S allies, are formally blaming China... Read more...
It is not often a snake-oil product comes up in the realm of technology, but it seems the “Freedom Phone” fits that bill. Featuring no reported specs, construction in China, and a 4x markup from Alibaba, all while touting itself as a “free speech and privacy first focused phone,” the Freedom Phone seems to be more of... Read more...
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