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  • Inside a Chinese "Click Farm" to Rate Apps

     

    source: mirror.co.ukFootage has emerged of a giant click farm that uses more than 10,000 mobile phones to give product ratings and pages on social media websites phoney likes.Companies reportedly pay thousands to get their apps more likes by using services like this massive plant offers.This covert clip in China shows rows and rows of like-making machines all wired to other devices in a factory.And there are said to be thousands more phones in the same building all made for the same purpose.The

  • Chinese Scientist Survives 71,000 Volts of Electricity

     

    source: skynews.com.auChinese scientist Liu Shanghe has survived having 71,000 volts of electricity pass through his body as part of an experiment to test the human body's threshold for static electricity, according to the China Army's official newspaper.The scientist began his experiment on static electricity in the human body in 1993 while working at the Ordnance Engineering College in northeast China, at a time when the number of deaths due to electric shocks was on the rise.'On t

  • Is China Behind the World Avocado Shortage?

     

    source: phys.orgRecent media reports of anavocado shortagehave hipsters and foodies horrified the world over. Prices are at a record high as a result of a classic supply and demand situation. Harvests from major producers in Mexico, Peru and California, have been poor, which has reduced supply. Meanwhile, demand has surged. And not just in the affluent West, Chinese consumers are developing an insatiable taste for them too.The sheer number of people in China has long made the Chinese market a dr

  • Didi Chuxing Rolls Out English Version App

     

    source: theverge.comDidi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hail behemoth that is a key ally of Apple and most recently took over Uber’s business in China, is going global. Today, the company announced its plan to offer its service in English for the first time. And with a new round of funding, many experts believe the Chinese company will look to expand its service into new markets.The English-version of Didi’s app will only be available in beta in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou to start out, with m

  • Donald Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

     

    source: thehill.comPresident Trump shocked Washington on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, the man who had been leading the politically charged investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.The remarkable dismissal came in a signed letter from Trump to Comey that said it was time for a “new beginning” at the nation’s “crown jewel of law enforcement.”“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigati

  • Samsung Sales in China Fall Off a Cliff

     

    source: investor.co.krSamsung Electronics' smartphone sales dropped by more than half in China in the first quarter of this year, according to a Hong Kong-based research firm.The Korean tech giant is losing its market share to Chinese brands, including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, in the world’s largest smartphone market.According to the latest report published by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, shipments of Samsung Electronics smartphones dropped around 60 percent year-on-year to 3.5 mi

  • China Plans to Start Mining Asteroids

     

    CHINA plans to build a base on an asteroid and begin mining billions or even trillions of dollars worth of precious metals.Yesterday, a top scientist revealed plans to land an unmanned craft on a space rock, potentially putting Beijing’s asteroid miners in direct competition with American space prospectors.The asteroid will then be mined or even used to piggyback probes into deep space.Ye Peijian, a deep-space exploration expert at the China Academy of Space Technology, told an“asteroid explor

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