The Chinese government is tracking down people on social platforms like Twitter and WeChat who share what officials consider to be negative information about the coronavirus outbreak, Vice reports. The regulation of protest and dissent is not new in China, but people who have shared information about the virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan describe relatively tame social media interactions that nonetheless resulted in both direct and indirect responses from the Chinese government, according to Vice. … [Read more...] about China reportedly using WeChat and Twitter to find and silence people sharing coronavirus information
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The Huawei devices won't be available in the US, but the Mate lineup highlights how Huawei is using stock Android, its latest Kirin processors, 5G connectivity and perks that may appeal in Europe and elsewhere. CNET outlined the devices including the MatePad Pro, a 10.8-inch tablet that rhymes with Apple's iPad Pro and an update to Huawei's Mate X foldable device. … [Read more...] about Huawei’s challenge: Sell its new Mate lineup outside of China without Google services?
Jurassic sceneIn recent years many fossils have emerged from sites dating to the Middle-Upper Jurassic Period, about 160 million years ago. In a new study detailed in March 2014 in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers reveal several of these Jurassic sites supported similar species, suggesting they can be recognized as representing a single fossil fauna and flora — now named the Daohugou Biota after a village near one of the major localities in Inner Mongolia, China. … [Read more...] about In Photos: Wacky Fossil Animals from Jurassic China
On closer inspection, the fish possesses a complex arrangement of smaller bones known as a premaxilla and maxilla on its upper jaw, a dentary, or mandible, on its lower jaw, as well as cheekbones. These complex facial bones are characteristic of bony fish and land animals, including humans, making this bizarre-looking fish the most ancient animal with what humans would recognize as a face, Zhu said. … [Read more...] about How Cheeky: Fossil Fish Is Oldest Creature With a Face
Following its addition to the U.S. Entity List, Huawei's partnership with Google for its phones all but ended. As a result, the Chinese smartphone maker could no longer ship its phones with Google's app store or the company's tailored suite of apps, such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps, collectively known as Google Mobile Services (GMS). … [Read more...] about Google warns users against sideloading its apps on Huawei devices