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Researchers from China’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Nanjing University have developed an innovative alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) display that is thin enough to be worn on skin, similar to a temporary tattoo. It links with a human-machine interface that enables information to be displayed directly onto human skin. It consists of an electroluminescent layer made of light-emitting microparticles sandwiched between two flexible silver nanowire electrodes. Read more for additional pictures and information.
US Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper released a statement claiming that China is manufacturing and selling weaponized drones to the Middle East, while it prepares to export its next generation stealth UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles]. Chinese weapons manufacturers are also selling drones advertised as capable of full autonomy, including the capability of conducting lethal targeted strikes. Read more for a video and additional information.
Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Mi Watch, and just like the Apple Watch, this square-shaped device comes equipped with a digital crown and a button. Other features include an always-on 1.78-inch AMOLED display (326 ppi), 570mAh battery good for 36 hours of use, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and eSIM support for 4G connectivity, all running MIUI for Watch. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Shanghai police arrested 25 suspects over a counterfeit anime toys / figure operation that netted over $42,000,000 USD. It all kicked off when back in June, police in the Huangpu district received a tip from an unnamed source and discovered these roughly made toys being sold in many shops, which included famous brands like Bandai Namco, Megahouse and Nintendo. Read more for additional pictures and information.
There are smartwatches, and then the LEMFO LEM T, which could be the world’s largest. Featuring a 2.86-inch LCD display, MT6739 processor, up to 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 2700mAh battery. Is this powerful enough to run intensive games like Fortnite or PUBG? Most certainly not, and playing on your wrist is another issue. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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CGTN (China Global Television Network) in Beijing has releases surveillance footage captured by dashcams, security cameras, etc., of a giant meteorite that appeared overhead in northeast China, or to be more specific, Songyuan in the province of Jilin, on October 11th at 12:16 a.m. local time. It literally turned night into day and cast dark shadows as it streaked through the sky. Read more for the clip and additional information.
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Let’s face it, facial recognition systems will soon be installed just about everywhere for surveillance purposes, but those looking to defeat them might have to resort to extreme measures, such as this wearable face projector by Jing-Cai Liu. This invention is exactly as it sounds, or a headband of sorts equipped with a small projector that can distort your face instantly. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Beijing Daxing International Airport was officially opened to the public on September 26, 2019, with the first commercial flight landing there at 10:12 (UTC+8) that same day. It will serve as a hub for SkyTeam alliance airlines and some Oneworld members, and after nearly five years of construction, the $63 billion structure features a 7.5 million square foot terminal sitting on 18 square miles of land, making it the world’s largest airport. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Nubia Z20 is now available in China and it’s not a folding smartphone, yet sports two displays. Its front panel houses a curved-edge, notch-less 6.42-inch display and out back, there’s a flexible 5.1-inch HD+ AMOLED display that is near invisible when not in use. Other features include a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.