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Chinese chap collared, charged over massive US Office of Personnel Management hack

A Chinese fella has been accused by the FBI of being a key team member in the hacking crew that took down the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Yu Pingan was cuffed at Los Angeles international airport by the Feds and this week charged with computer hacking. The OPM infiltration, first discovered in 2015, was a massive …
Iain Thomson, 25 Aug 2017
Oblivion, the movie drone

Intel keeps droning on, as PC sales continue to tumble

Intel has chucked $60m (£39m) at Chinese drone company Yuneec in a bid to combat the downward spiral in global PC sales, the latest cash-splashing exercise by the chipzilla. In a video statement announcing the move Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich said: “At Intel we believe in a smart and connected world. And one …
Kat Hall, 27 Aug 2015

11m Chinese engulfed by 'Airpocalypse' at 4000% of safe pollution levels

Video A choking cloud of air pollution 4,000 per cent as dangerous as the World Health Organization's recommendation of daily airborne particulate exposure has virtually shut down one of northeastern China's most populous cities. Air pollution in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, in October 2013 No, it's not a …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Oct 2013

Confirmed by cockup: New iPhones will be named 5S and 5C

Oops. If there remained any doubt that Apple was about to release two iPhones – one named the iPhone 5S and another named the iPhone 5C – those doubts have been removed thanks to a slip-up by one of Apple's Chinese iPhone carriers, China Telecom. "China has been chosen as [the/a] first country where the iPhone 5S/5C will be …
Rik Myslewski, 6 Sep 2013

MI5 test for Mandarin-speaking snoops 'just too easy'

British intelligence nerve-centre MI5 is recruiting fluent Chinese speakers to eavesdrop on phone calls - but it got more than it bargained for when its Mandarin comprehension test was ridiculed by Redditors. Blighty's Security Service set up an online language exam, which encourages peeps with Mandarin, Russian, Sylheti, …
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Microsoft demos real-time English to Chinese translation

In fiction Douglas Adams had his babel fish and Star Trek had the communicator, but Microsoft Research has been demoing an actual real-time English to Mandarin translation engine that works within seconds. Microsoft's chief research officer Rick Rashid showed off the technology at the company's Asian 21st Century Computing …
Iain Thomson, 8 Nov 2012
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China punts free condoms at iPhone owners

The Chinese are testing an iPhone app for ordering government-funded contraception, but with limited success as the state won't stump up for the quality brands. The service currently covers Beijing, and will provide three packs of ten every two months, with free delivery if you're central enough. While you're browsing you'll …
Bill Ray, 24 Oct 2011
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China plays follow the phone

China is planning to monitor population flow by tracking mobile phones, in the interests of traffic management, though more nefarious motivations do suggest themselves. The system, which has been announced by the "Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission", involves tracking handsets as a proxy for people, in order …
Bill Ray, 4 Mar 2011
Nokia Wank

Forget the Jesus Phone, here's the Rude Phone

NSFW It costs $78, it is available in black, red or white and it is called the WANK E5. No, not an personalised number plate, but the name of a Nokia handset on sale at SoloMobi, a Chinese retailer. Going Solo? That sounds about right. We guess the name will change soon enough; and before sniggering too hard, we happily …
Drew Cullen, 23 Jul 2010
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Max Planck Institute punts 'hot, young housewives'

Chinese-savvy subscribers of the German-language Max Planck Research got a unexpected treat when the magazine featured a cover punting "hot, young housewives" in an ad for a Hong Kong strip club. The publication apparently believed the text "depicted classical Chinese characters in a non-controversial context" but, as Oz's The …
Lester Haines, 11 Dec 2008
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Chinese boffins show off unbelievably tight ring

Chinese nanojewellery experts have managed to fashion an exceptionally tiny ring out of just 36 atoms of gold. Incredibly minuscule as the golden nano-ring is, however, it is in fact the world's largest of its type. Brainboxes Shu-Yan Yu, Yi-Zhi Li, and Vivian Wing-Wah Yam - working at universities in Beijing, Nanjing and Hong …
Lewis Page, 15 May 2008
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Archived Chinese scholar to sue Google and Yahoo! over search censorship

A pro-democracy Chinese activist plans to sue Google and Yahoo! for removing his name from their web search results. Last week, The Times reports, former university professor Guo Quan published an open letter to Google, the world's largest search engine, threatening to sue stateside because his name no longer appears on the …
Cade Metz, 7 Feb 2008
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Chinese couple give birth to @ symbol

The world is atwitter over a report that a Chinese couple hopes to name their baby after an email address - but the tale sounds awfully familiar to The Reg. Citing recent comments from China's State Language Commission, The Associated Press is reporting that the unidentified couple wants to call their baby "@" - the symbol …
Cade Metz, 16 Aug 2007

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