Big tech lobby groups soften anti-China bill
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Friday, 09 February 2018 11:28

Big tech lobby groups soften anti-China bill


It would hurt US business

An attempt by US politicians to harm Chinese trade has backfired after it emerged it would do more harm to IT companies who are dependent on China.

Samsung signs chip deal with the Chinese
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:00

Samsung signs chip deal with the Chinese


Might create a DRAM unit in China


China’s state planner and South Korea’s Samsung have signed a memorandum of understanding for further cooperation on semiconductors.

Intel warned Chinese about Spectre and Meltdown before the Americans
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US spooks read about it in the tech press


Chipzilla warned specific customers, including Chinese tech firms, of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws before notifying the US government.

OnePlus sent data back to China again
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 29 January 2018 11:38

OnePlus sent data back to China again


OnePlus still phones home

In October 2017, a researcher caught OnePlus silently collecting all sorts of data from its users. That created a bit of a stink and OnePlus promised it would not happen. But it seems there's still a OnePlus app that can grab data from the phone and send it to servers in China without a user's knowledge or consent.

Chinese demand an investigation into iPhone throttling
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This is getting worse

Apple’s worse nightmare is that the Chinese government might take steps to interfere with its flagging sales behind the bamboo curtain, but it is starting to look like its phone throttling antics might create a perfect storm.

China wants to take AI lead from US military
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:25

China wants to take AI lead from US military


Beating US military intelligence should not be that difficult

China is providing some significant competition for the US on the subject of AI.

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:47

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List


America not going to be great again anytime soon

China appears to have made the semi-annual Top 500 Supercomputer List its kingdom. Not only does it top the list but also has 202 ranked systems on the list.

Amazon’s denies Cloud leaves China
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:40

Amazon’s denies Cloud leaves China


Web services have not been sold off

Amazon has denied that it has given up on trying to provide its lucrative cloud services in China and has flogged off the operation to its Chinese partner.

Chinese authorities also advertise on Facebook
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Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:41

Chinese authorities also advertise on Facebook


Why should the Russians have all the fun?

While the Russians using Facebook advertising to help Donald Trump win the election has garnered all the attention, the Chinese government has also been buying adverts.

China might stall Broadcom and Qualcomm merger talks
Published in PC Hardware


Might prevent its own chip moves


A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom and Qualcomm is pretty unlikely to get much support from the Chinese authorities.