Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to go "Gangnam Style" — but in a trademark act of irreverence, he's thrown in a pair of handcuffs and a poke at Chinese censors. In a video posted on YouTube, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics...
Technology and manufacturing company Honeywell International Inc. said Wednesday it agreed to buy Saia Burgess Controls for $130 million. Saia Burgess controls is based in Switzerland and it is owned by Johnson Electric Group of Hong Kong.
China's biggest rare earths producer has suspended production in an effort to shore up plunging prices of the materials used by makers of mobile phones and other high-tech products. State-owned Baotou Steel Rare Earth (Group) Hi-tech Co. said in a statement released through the Shanghai Stock Exchange...
China has announced it is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium imposed after Japan's Fukushima disaster. The government said Wednesday that it hopes to generate 30 percent of China's power...
Chinese solar equipment maker LDK Solar is selling a stake in the company of about 20 percent to Hen Rui Xin Energy, a state-run Chinese company, for around $23 million. LDK Solar Co. said Monday that Hen Rui Xin is buying approximately 26.7 million shares...
The Chinese government is backing the use of the 2.6 GHz band for TD-LTE, the same band Clearwire plans to use for its TD-LTE network in the United States. The announcement is a victory for Clearwire, which has been working with China Mobile to build global support for TD-LTE in the band through the Global TD-LTE Initiative.
ZTE announced that it has won the contract for China Mobile’s TD-LTE rollout in five major Chinese cities. According to the contract, ZTE will construct China Mobile’s TD-LTE networks in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shenyang, with more than 13,000 carrier frequencies...
Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of Digital Radio and Network Audio technology, today announces the launch of Venice 6.5, its most cost-effective module for network audio devices. Following the launch by Apple last month, the module supports iPhone 5 docking using the new Lightning connector...
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced that the company will address processor demands and small cell base station solutions during the 2012 China Small Cell Symposium in Beijing...
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, announced expansion with Beijing Yupont Electric Power Technology Co., a leading innovator in the Smart grid and Automated Meter Reading Segments.
Beijing authorities have completed a network of monitors that will more accurately measure air quality in the pollution-ridden city. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center have begun releasing real-time data on small particulates known as PM2.5 from another 15 monitoring stations.
The Ericsson digital power module has been named as a winner in the annual Electronic Products China Top Product Awards in recognition of the company's expertise in developing innovative and highly efficient products that reduce the environmental impact of electronic equipment.
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is warning American companies that China's two leading technology firms poses a national security threat. "We hope the U.S. will do more to benefit the interests of the two countries, not the opposite," said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei.
Nokia and Oracle have struck a mapping deal that will give Oracle customers access to the Finnish phone maker's location platform, the companies announced Monday. As part of the agreement, Nokia's Location Platform will be integrated into Oracle Fusion Middleware Map Viewer, described as "a J2EE service for rendering maps and creating mashups using spatial data."
The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system but says it thwarted the effort. A White House official said the attack targeted an unclassified network. He said the attack was identified and the system was isolated to prevent spread. He said there was no indication that any data was removed.
China aims to become a world technological power by 2049 and strives to be a leader in innovation and science, according to a newly-released government guideline on its technological development. The framework document sets the goal for the country to be "in the ranks of innovative nations" by 2020, urging efforts to deepen the reform of the scientific and technological system.
The framework document sets the goal for the country to be "in the ranks of innovative nations" by 2020, urging efforts to deepen the reform of the scientific and technological system. It also aims to step up the building of a national innovative system so to lay a foundation for the country to become a technological power when celebrating the centennial anniversary of New China in 2049.
Apple's efforts to create its own mapping software has led to a different set of maps for its new mobile operating system built specifically for China. When the Silicon Valley company released its iOS 6 mobile operating system, customers who upgraded their devices began to complain that one of the marquee technologies–a new maps app to replace Google's maps service–had misplaced or missing labels for businesses, landmarks and roads.
Lenovo Group Ltd. set to overtake Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) as the biggest PC maker this year, now has its sights on the smartphone and tablet markets, as it takes on Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in China. “We want to test the market, see the first steps toward success in China, then roll out to the rest of world,” Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said.
Harry Shum, Microsoft's global senior vice president in charge of the development of the company's global search engine, announced that a new version is now available for Bing Chinese search, Cn.bing.com. The new version reportedly features a new dynamic front page, more concise web search pages, and more accurate results.
Nokia will build an experience innovation center in Beijing to provide a mobile Internet entrepreneurial solutions platform; serve developers and entrepreneurs; and promote the building of a world-class software ecological park in Beijing.
The new edition of Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology fair will open from 20 – 22 September 2012 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, China. The fair is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., held a groundbreaking ceremony for a major new memory fabrication line in Xi'an, China. Once completed, the new facility will make use of advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class technology in producing NAND flash memory chips, a critical component powering IT and mobile applications for high-speed and large-density data storage.
European astronauts could hitch a ride into orbit aboard Chinese spacecraft before the end of the decade, a senior official at the European Space Agency said Tuesday. The head of ESA's human spaceflight division said his agency
Cambridge, Mass – August 6, 2012 - One size fits all? Not on the Web. Users from different countries and cultures actually interact with information in different ways. To explore how people click and tap through the vast network of online offerings, a team of computer scientists from Harvard have launched the "Lab in the Wild".