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China’s draft payments rules put Ant, Tencent on notice

A string of recent events in China’s payments industry suggests the duopoly comprising Ant Group and Tencent may be getting a shakeup. Following the abrupt call-off of Ant’s public sale and a government directive to reform the firm’.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 22nd, 2021

Bitfinex launches cryptocurrency payment gateway for merchants

Cryptocurrency exchange company Bitfinex is launching Bitfinex Pay, a cryptocurrency payment gateway. With this new product, online merchants can accept payments in various cryptocurrencies. It should make cross-border transactions easier in particul.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 11 min. ago

Boss of Chinese gaming titan NetEase calls for shared parental leave

China’s relaxation of its one-child restriction has not delivered the population targets set by its policy planners. In 2019, the birth rate in China slumped to a seven-decade low, which experts attribute to changes in social attitudes, skyrock.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 10 min. ago

Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights

China said Thursday a cohort of astronauts is training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 11 min. ago

ASML extends deal to sell chipmaking equipment to SMIC

ASML has extended a deal to sell fab tools to China-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) until the end of 2021, according to the Netherlands-based vendor......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News12 hr. 43 min. ago

US Issues Warning After Microsoft Says China Hacked Its Mail Server Program

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: The U.S. has issued an emergency warning after Microsoft said it caught China hacking into its mail and calendar server program, called Exchange. The perpetrator, Microsoft said in a blog post, is a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

Someone put Apple"s M1 chip inside of an iMac

Luke Miani initially took apart his Intel-powered iMac to upgrade it to more modern parts, but he ended up bricking it instead. After lamenting about the lack of an M1-powered iMac, he decided to try to build it himself. The project itself is impress.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News18 hr. 11 min. ago

US Navy is Liable for Mass Software Piracy, Appeals Court Rules

The United States Navy is liable for a mass copyright infringement. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with the German software company Bitmanagement, which accused the Navy of copying software without permission. Bitmanagement claime.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News21 hr. 43 min. ago

Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and had "statistically significant improvements" in emotional health, according to a study released Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

CFPB nominee vows to enforce fair lending, scrutinize big data

At his confirmation hearing Tuesday, Democratic Senators pushed Rohit Chopra to revive the CFPB after the Trump administration weakened enforcement and several rules, while Republicans warned the bureau overstepped its authority previously......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Researchers investigate "imaginary part" in quantum resource theory

Recently, a research team led by academician Guo Guangcan from CAS Key Laboratory of Quantum Information of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of CAS, has made important progress in quantum information theory. Prof. Li Chuanfeng.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Motorola One 5G Ace vs. Google Pixel 4a 5G

The Motorola One 5G Ace offers a big 6.7-inch screen, 5G support, and a hefty battery. But is it better than the Pixel 4a 5G? We put the two phones to the test......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Are robot mops safe when children and pets are present?

Robot mops are convenient, but do they leave behind harmful chemicals that might put children and pets at risk?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

CFPB nominee vows to enforce fair lending, scrutinize Big Data

At his confirmation hearing Tuesday, Democratic Senators pushed Rohit Chopra to revive the CFPB after the Trump administration weakened enforcement and several rules, while Republicans warned the bureau overstepped its authority previously......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

The use for drones and robotics in a pandemic world

While drones and robots were already in use in some specific cases like surveillance and videography, the pandemic has accelerated their usage in other aspects of human lives. Many delivery companies and restaurants in the US and China launched conta.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Neglected species: The symbolic significance of saving snails

Later this year, virtually all the countries on Earth are due to meet in China under the Convention on Biological Diversity to agree global conservation targets for 2030. Virtually may be the operative word, if COVID-19 precludes member states from m.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Monoarchi designs gridded facade with colourful accents for school in China

Monoarchi has designed a campus building with a geometric facade wrapped around a number of small courtyards for an experimental school in Hangzhou, China. Read more Monoarchi has designed a campus building with a geometric facade wrapped ar.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

China smartphone AP shipments to grow 12% in 2021, says Digitimes Research

About 795.7 million smartphone application processors will be shipped to China-based handset vendors in 2021, up 12.2% on year, forecasts Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Highlights of the day: SMIC sees opportunities from mature nodes

The US trade ban may be blocking SMIC from advancing its semiconductor manufacturing processes, but the China foundry is looking to expand its presence in the mature node segments amid industry-wide tight capacity. Qualcomm reporedly has had to exten.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

China’s cosmetics startup Yatsen to buy 35-year-old skincare brand Eve Lom

In China’s cosmetics world, where foreign brands were historically revered, indigenous startups are increasingly winning over Gen-Z consumers with cheaper, more localized options. One of the rising stars is the direct-to-consumer brand Perfect.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Microsoft says a group of cyberattackers tied to China hit its Exchange email servers

Microsoft says that a sophisticated group of hackers linked to China has exploited its popular email service that allowed them to gain access to computers......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021