China launches second module of its new space station

Digital Trends

China has launched another module to its space station in progress, Tiangong. News Space China space tiangong

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HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

VRScout

It’s no secret that China loves VR. That fact became even more apparent earlier this month when the company launched their first Vive-dedicated store and demo center in Shenzhen, China, according to reports by RoadToVR. Alvin Wang, President of HTC Vive China, recently shared several photos of the flagship location via his Twitter account. First official #Vive #Flagship store opens in Shenzhen China! News China VR HTC HTC Vive Vive Focus Vive Pro

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

VRScout

That appetite appears to be most ravenous in China, where all signs point to strong consumer adoption rates for AR. Mainland China already accounts for one-third of the sales of headsets that power high-end AR experiences. Data from IDC suggest that AR/VR device sales in China will expand four-fold through 2017 after surging by 325% last year, led by screen-less head-mounted displays that typically use a mobile phone, such as the Mira Prism.

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China could bring first Mars samples to Earth before NASA

Digital Trends

China is aiming to bring the first rock samples from Mars to Earth in 2031, two years before NASA plans to perform the coveted feat. News Space China cnsa Mars NASA sample return mission

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China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology

VRScout

In an effort to deter the rampant spread of “fake news,” Chinese regulators working on behalf of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) have announced new rules that will ban the use of “deepfake” technology to produce and distribute fictional news stories.

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VR Will Be Huge in China

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China Says They May Have Found Traces Of Alien Life

Slashgear

Professor Zhang Tongjie of the China Extraterrestrial Civilization Research Group at Beijing Normal University says they may have found signs of alien life.

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China VLOG: VR in China 2020 | Digital Reality Online games

VRGames

VR cafe is having exceptionally well known in China despite the simple fact that the price for ?ne ne video game is not so inexpensive. Yesterday we were being … source.

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How China's COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Affect Apple

Slashgear

China's latest COVID-19 lockdowns may have a big effect on global supplies of Apple products, depending largely on how long quarantines last. News Technology

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Report: China’s Tencent Forms XR Unit to Build Its Own Metaverse

Road to VR

Tencent, the China-based multinational known for WeChat and a host of mobile games, reportedly announced to staff that was creating a unit dedicated building out its XR offerings. The post Report: China’s Tencent Forms XR Unit to Build Its Own Metaverse appeared first on Road to VR.

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Boeing 737 Crashes Vertically Into Mountain in China With 132 on Board

GizModo VR

A Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines with over 130 people on board crashed into a mountain on Monday, according to Chinese state media outlet CGTN.

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The newest iPhone factory will not be in China

Digital Trends

Except, this time around, it's not in China. Mobile News Apple Apple iPhone China India iPhoneYet another iPhone factory is expected to churn out millions of iPhones.

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Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

VRScout

Tuesday’s visit included a stop to the Chinese Academy of Science, showcasing China’s scientific and technological achievements since Xi Jinping took power in 2011. But the North Korean leader did express his admiration for China’s accomplishments in a note. “Under the wise command of the Communist Party of China, we will achieve better scientific performance,” he wrote, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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Shocking Photos Show China's Historic Drought

GizModo VR

Conditions in China are devastatingly hot and dry—and they’re dragging on. Government officials say that the heat the country has been experiencing for weeks is the most intense heat wave China has seen since modern records began in the early 1960s.

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Plane Crash in China Remains a Mystery, 132 Assumed Dead

GizModo VR

After a day of rigorous searching, Chinese investigators are still unable to find any survivors from the aftermath of a China Eastern Airlines plane that nosedived into a mountain.

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HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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China Just Made Crypto Transactions Fully Illegal

GizModo VR

After spending the past few months rounding up an untold number of crypto criminals across China, it looks like local authorities have finally had enough.

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Apple Removes Popular Quran App in China: Report

GizModo VR

Apple has taken down an app that allowed users to read the Muslim holy book, the Quran, in China, according to a new report from the BBC. The app, known as Quran Majeed , is incredibly popular around the world and is currently ranked 51 in Google’s U.S. App Store for reference materials.

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China Halts Climate Talks With U.S.

GizModo VR

China and the U.S., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China said it would be pausing cooperation and… Read more. the world’s biggest and second-biggest polluters, respectively, aren’t talking to each other about climate change any more.

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Dust Storm Sends China’s Mars Rover Into Safe Mode

GizModo VR

China’s Zhurong rover is currently in safe mode as it waits out a Martian dust storm, according to Chinese state-run media , and it may remain in safe mode until the end of 2022.

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China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor

VRScout

China’s VR news anchor is here and able to deliver the news 24/7 in a professional manner. Xinhua's first English #AI anchor makes debut at the World Internet Conference that opens in Wuzhen, China Wednesday pic.twitter.com/HOkWnnfHdW. — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 7, 2018. For now… Image Credit: China Xinhua News / BBC. The post China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor appeared first on VRScout.

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China's Baidu Launches Self-Driving Taxis in Densely Populated Shenzhen

GizModo VR

Chinese tech firm Baidu launched its self-driving taxi service in downtown Shenzhen on Thursday, marking the company’s first deployment of autonomous vehicles into a densely populated area of China.

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New Crew Arrives at China's Space Station for 'Most Complicated' Mission Yet

GizModo VR

Three astronauts just boarded China’s Tiangong space station, where they will spend the next six months conducting science experiments, as well as attempting to expand and complete the nascent orbital outpost.

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China’s Propaganda Ministries Dislike the Algorithmic Feed, Possibly Even More Than You Do

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HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

Road to VR

HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year. China alone made up nearly half of Ready Player One’s gross worldwide earnings, which DeadLine reports account for more than $200 million of the ~$500 million gross box office numbers.

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Plane Crash in China May Have Been Intentional

GizModo VR

Initial investigations into the China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed into a mountain suggests that someone intentionally caused the plane to plummet.

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China's Mysterious Spaceplane Still Hasn't Landed Yet

GizModo VR

China recently launched a secretive reusable spaceplane, and the mysterious spacecraft is still flying around with no information on when it is meant to land.

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Pico Neo 3 launched in China for around $390, Pro edition to come to the West for $699

The Ghost Howls

Pico Neo 3 launched in China. The Pico Neo 3 is coming to China with interesting titles in the Pico Store like SuperHot, Synth Riders, Red Matter, and more! I really hope that this can finally unlock the VR market in China for all my friends that are trying to push VR there.

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Inside TikTok's Attempts to ‘Downplay the China Association’

GizModo VR

Chief among them: China. Leaked documents from within TikTok reveal how the company games out responses to tricky questions — and highlight what the company thinks its biggest public perception problems are. Read more.

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China Secretly Tested New Hypersonic Missile in August: Report

GizModo VR

China secretly tested a new hypersonic missile this past August, according to a new report from the Financial Times.

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Virgin Galactic Chairman Says Nobody Cares About Genocide of Uyghurs in China

GizModo VR

Numerous reports out of China have documented how the Uyghurs have been subject to forced abortions , systematic… Read more.

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China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

Road to VR

Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies. Last week the first ever World Conference on VR Industry event was hosted in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi, China, which reportedly attracted 2,000 attendees. According to our friends at Yivian , a VR news publication based in China, the capital will be split between a $28.8

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China Finally Completes Its Rival GPS Network

GizModo VR

On Tuesday, China launched the final satellite in its BeiDou Navigation Satellite (BDS) System, marking the completion of its homegrown GPS-esque navigation system. china beidou gps glonass galileo

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China's Rising COVID Cases May Affect iPhone Availability

Slashgear

Make sure you're prepared for a potential availability crunch as a resurgence of COVID-19 cases hits China. Planning to buy an iPhone this summer? News Technology

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Clubhouse's Short Life as a Free Speech Haven In China Is Over

GizModo VR

Clubhouse, the voice-only chat app that everyone will not stop talking about, appears to be muzzled in China. This morning, journalist and internet freedom advocate Michael Anti tweeted that Clubhouse is “now blocked in most cities in China.”

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China’s lunar sample contains glassy beads and impact fragments

Digital Trends

The lunar sample taken by China's Chang'e-5 mission has been analyzed and found to contain some 'exotic' fragments. News chang'e 5 China Moon space

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Report: The Owner of TikTok is Considering Buying One of China’s Leading VR Headset Makers

Road to VR

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of social media app TikTok, is reportedly considering purchasing Pico, one of China’s leading VR headset makers. The post Report: The Owner of TikTok is Considering Buying One of China’s Leading VR Headset Makers appeared first on Road to VR.

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