Claim: Hybrid vehicles more fuel efficient in India and China

What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in—heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways—makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, according to new research by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Tegra 4 game console ready to launch



Phone maker ZTE and game developer The9 are reportedly prepping a new Android-based game console for a launch in China later this month.

Air pollution tied to China exports

Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published earlier this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Electric 'cycles gain ground in China

With pollution being a serious issue for those living in major Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, any form of greener transportation on the roadways has to be an improvement.

Helping China to the moon

Shortly after China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft departed Earth to land on the Moon, ESA’s network of tracking stations swung into action, providing crucial support for the vessel’s five-day lunar cruise.

Cisco, Microsoft and IBM paying a price in China for NSA shenanigans

It appears that Cisco Microsoft and IBM are paying the price for the US government's addiction to spying on the Internet.

Chinese couple sell baby for an iPhone

After advertising online since June, the couple managed to quietly give birth and get just over $8,000 for the newborn.   According to the Daily Telegraph:   After a home birth, designed to cover-up the crime, they handed over the baby girl and received a large cash payment into their bank account on the very same day.  

General Motors details electric car strategy for China

China, with one of the world’s largest populations, remains a market highly untapped by foreign automakers looking to sell electrified vehicles. General Motors is one looking to change that, holding a workshop recently in Shanghai where it showcased some aspects of its long term vehicle electrification strategy.

China employs 2 million web monitors

That's right: 2 million people who sit around, we presume, to look at what is going on the web so that the Chinese government can control it. They don't get to delete stuff, apparently, which is great because, that's a lot of deleters out there. No word on what the Chinese stand is on cute pictures of cats.

China's Video Game Ban is Over

We often take it for granted that we can buy and play video games whenever we want. We often forget that there are many places in the world that don’t have the freedom of choice that we do, especially when it comes to entertainment.

Exchanging trash for subway tickets in China

Beverage companies hate them, but time and again it’s been shown that states that mandate financial rewards for recycling enjoy much higher recycling rates. People love money. Fact. In the U.S. there are only a handful of states that offer these “bottle bills” and it’s still a pain in the butt process (collect cans, schlep to redemption center, wait in line for payment).

This Geak smartwatch runs Android Jelly Bean

The Geak smartwatch - which runs Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) - is powered by an Ingenic JZ4774 MIPS processor clocked @ a cool 1 GHz.

Irrational hackers are a bigger threat to US

Cybersecurity researchers are getting more worried that focusing on "rational" attackers such as the Chinese might be a dangerous way to go, and the country needs to fear the irrational types more.

USA tops on internet front: Antarctica not far behind

The CIA World Factbook is a really useful resource for discovering information about places you’ve never been.

Huawei CEO says his company does not spy

Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei, whose appearances are rarer than those of the Giant Panda, stepped into the limelight briefly yesterday to defend his company from spying allegations.

Lenovo takes aim at smartphone market

PC churner Lenovo is getting serious about the smartphone market, so serious in fact that it is planning to sell 60 million smartphones over the next 12 months.

Pentagon accuses Chinese government of hacking and hacking again

In the Pentagon's annual report to Congress, it has accused China, yet again, of hacking US establishments in an effort to gain industrial and defence secrets.

Chinese government behind cyber espionage

According to a Verizon RISK report, hackers affiliated with the Chinese government accounted for some of the most brazen and successful cyber espionage plots last year.

China wants to appoint a porn Czar

An alliance of Chinese internet companies is looking to clean up its act and it wants to enlist the help of a porn specialist. The appraiser will be tasked with reviewing websites, looking for pornographic content, then rating and managing the blue sites.

Nokia comes back from the dead

Former rubber boot maker Nokia is likely to report that it has come back from the dead.