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Oppo Find X

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Oppo's newly announced Find X smartphone skips the notch on its 6.4" display, and instead has a slide-up camera system that is concealed when the handset is powered off or the camera app is closed. When either of those things are opened, the entire top section automatically slides up to reveal a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, 3D facial scanning system, and 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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DJI Headquarters Drone Tower

Photo credit: Foster + Partners

DJI has catapulted to become the world's best known drone maker, and that means a new headquarters is in store. Called the "Drone Towers," these buildings will be located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and feature quadruple-height indoor drone flight testing spaces as well as a stunning sky bridge to showcase new technologies. It was designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Facial Recognition Students

The school in China has made a facial recognition system that scans the studentís behaviour in the classroom.

Posted by Mr. Raymond on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Facial recognition technology isn't something new, but students at the No. 11 Middle School in Hangzhou, China, have their faces every 30 seconds to make sure they are paying attention. It's officially called a "smart classroom behavior management system," and consists of three cameras positioned above the blackboard that constantly feed information to an AI-powered software, which then analyzes the students' facial expressions to see if they are paying attention. Continue reading for five more bizarre, yet true, things.

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Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone was officially launched this week at a press event, and this flagship device is the company's first with a notch. Featuring a 6.21-inch OLED display, four-way curved glass back panel, an aluminum frame, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, a 12-megapixel dual-camera, dual-frequency GPS, and even an Explorer Edition with transparent shell. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.

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Huansu Hyosow

Yes, just months after Lamborghini launched the Urus, a knockoff vehicle has already surfaced, and it's officially known as the Huansu C60 Hyosow. Manufactured by BAIC-owned Huansu, this sport utility vehicle will sell for between 100,000 and 150,000 yuan ($15,570-$23,355) in China, powered by a 150 horsepower 1.5-liter engine. Continue reading for more side-by-side comparison images and information.

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Starbucks China

Photo credit: Guo Qichang / AP Images via Hypebeast

China is Starbucks' second largest market and they aim to become the first by opening a new store every 15 hours through the year 2022, which would mean a total of at least 6,000 stores in the span of just 4-years or so. To help make this plan a reality, Nestle SA finalized a $7.2-billion deal with Starbucks, which would mean sourcing branded products to local supermarkets, restaurants and catering companies. Continue reading for another video tour of the world's largest Starbucks and more information.

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Mini Bugatti Chiron
Photo credit: Car Scoops

This isn't the first Bugatti Chiron knockoff / kit car we've heard about, but it's definitely the most unique. China-based Shandong Fengde specializes in creating miniature electric versions of popular supercars, and these LSEVs (Low Speed Electric Vehicles) can be driven without a license,as their top speed is limited to 37 mph. The Chiron you see above is powered by a 4000-watt electric motor producing 5.3 hp, with a 93-mile range when fully charged. Each one will cost you approximately $6,000, or $5,000 if purchased in lots of 10+. Continue reading to see the Lamborghini and Audi models.

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Red Magic Smartphone

China, ZTE's sub-brand Nubia announced the launch of its first gaming smartphone, called the Red Magic, and it's definitely no slouch, especially since the handset can be picked up for just $399. Featuring a 5.99" Full HD+ display with an edge-to-edge 2.5D NEG T2X-1 display (18:9 aspect ratio / 1500:1 contrast ratio), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, an Adreno 540 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal dual-channel flash memory, and coolest of all, a GameBoost mode, which frees up memory-intensive resources to delivers the highest possible frame rates. Continue reading for an unboxing video, more pictures and information.

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Xiaomi Black Shark

What makes the Xiaomi Black Shark a gaming smartphone? Well, it comes with an attachable analog stick controller that snaps onto the display, as well as true "liquid cooling," which reduces temperature by up to 8° Celsius. Priced at $480, it also features a Snapdragon 845 CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, a 1080p 21:9 display, and 4,000mAh battery. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

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LSEV 3D-Printed Car

Italy-based X Electrical Vehicle is heading to China to manufacture LSEV, the world's first mass produced 3-D printed car that it hopes will hit the streets by 2019. Comprised of just 57-parts and priced at around $9,500, this low-cost electric vehicle boasts a top speed of 42 miles per hour and a range of 93 miles, perfect for getting around the city. The tiny vehicle is mostly made of nylon, weighs just over 950 pounds and can comfortably seat two people. The company claims that it has already received 7,000 orders, and if manufacturing remains on schedule, it will arrive in China by Q2 2019. Continue reading for more pictures and the full video overview.

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