26 Results in category Technology

MoBikes "Forbidden" from Shenzhen Bay Park and Port

on 02/09/2018 - 04:30 pm

Shekou News recently reported that MoBike will use a combination of Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence to formally launch an "electronic fence" in Shenzhen during the Spring Festival in order to guide bicycle users to the proper use of and orderly parking of their bicycles.

The first batch of "forbidden zones," to be set up during the Spring Festival, include Shenzhen Bay Park, Shenzhen Bay Port and other areas. These forbidden zones will be marked in grey in the MoBike APP. Users who park and lock a Mobike in these grey areas, will immediately receive an automated message reminder to persuade them to move their bike to an area marked "P" (demarcating parking s ...

Robo-Cops Patrolling Shenzhen North Railway Station During Spring Festival Travel Rush

on 02/08/2018 - 07:03 pm

A police officer helps a child interact with one of the automated police robots at Shenzhen North railway station during the Spring Festival travel rush in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, on February 7, 2018.

Some 20 robot policemen are patrolling the north railway station in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, to help keep passengers safe during the Spring Festival travel rush.

The robots, about 1 meter high, have been on the job since Wednesday. They can aid their human colleagues in duties, such as asking passengers passengers not to smoke and searching for suspects.

Passengers can also get in touch with the human policemen through the ...

China Lifts Ban on Mobile Phone Use on Flights

on 01/19/2018 - 05:41 pm

According to a notice issued by the CAAC on Tuesday, airliners can now make their own rules for passenger use of electronic devices and apply for approval from the CAAC.

Two major airlines in China, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines, have announced that passengers on their flights can use their mobile phones during flights from Jan 18th.

Currently, many other airlines are evaluating making the change. “Spring Airlines will complete an evaluation as soon as possible, and passengers are expected to be able to use their electronic devices, including mobile phones, in the first half of this year," says Spring Airlines spokesman Zhang Wu'an.

The Mobile restriction, put in ...

China Telecom Shenzhen Denies VPN Blocking Claim

on 01/09/2018 - 01:37 pm

Yet another VPN scare has hit expat news recently; this one claiming that telecoms in China will block VPN use by January 11th, 2018. You've probably already seen it. We're not going to do it any justice by reposting it. Since the report does claim; however, that the big Telecom companies will be the ones behind the blocking, we thought we'd jump right to them and ask some questions. We called the China Telecom office here in Shenzhen to confirm the claims.

The conversation was a simple one. Since the reports spreading quickly over the web say that companies should register with their ISP to avoid interruption to their VPN service we started by asking how to register.

Question: "How do ...

WIN Millions at International Innovation Competition in Shenzhen!

on 12/26/2017 - 04:43 pm

Applications for the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition are now being accepted! The competition will be held in nine cities across eight countries. The regional competition will be held in Sydney Australia and the finals will take place in Shenzhen in April 2018.
The International competition aims to bring the best tech talent to Shenzhen. More than 100 finalists and their projects will take part in various rounds of fierce competition for their chance to win. The competition provides winners with support such as talent incentives, industry awards, science and technology finance and project incubation for talents, teams and projects in Shenzhen; no ...

China Sentences Man to 5 1/2 Years in Prison for Selling VPN

on 12/22/2017 - 08:19 am

Wu Xiangyang has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for selling a virtual private network (VPN) to bypass the Great Firewall, according to the South China Morning Post. The man, from Guangxi autonomous region in Southern China, is also reported to have been fined 500,000 RMB in Pingnan county for not having the proper licence for his VPN business.

Wu marketed his services on his own website, Taobao and other social media sites and is said to have brought in 792,638 RMB in revunue with 500,000 in "illegal" profits from his business; which ran from 2013 to June of this year.

Wu's fine and prison term is heftier than those given to Deng Jiewei, who was sentenced earlier this year to ...

Why You're Using VPN All Wrong and How to Fix it.

on 11/27/2017 - 01:08 pm

With China blocking many popular foreign websites, VPN software has become an almost essential tool for foreigners wishing to enjoy life and conduct international business in the country. Constant crackdowns on VPN providers, moments of internet tightening, and bad connections; mean that even while using VPN, the Internet can still seem unbearably slow and difficult to use.

We've asked various VPN providers for suggestions and have been testing a popular solution, including during the week of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China; and we've found a solution that has kept us happily surfing the web; even during the crackdowns.

NOTE: This article is intended for non- ...

Octopus Cards Discontinued! What Happens to Your Money?

on 11/07/2017 - 01:39 pm

Octopus Cards Limited recently announced that all first generation Octopus Cards will become invalid on January 20, 2018.

The company decided to replace these cards in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest security and technological advances, and to add the Octopus Online Payment Service and the ability to transfer money to and from Octopus via O! ePay.

If you have a card that looks like one of these...

Then you need to replace it.

Can't tell if you need a new card? Here's how to be sure:

1. Check the last digit. The card numbers of First Generation On-Loan Octopus have no brackets around the last digit.

2. Listen for the special sound
Each batch of the ...

Last Chance to Check out the World's Most Innovative Products

on 11/07/2017 - 09:19 am

Today is the last day of the Shenzhen 2017 International Industrial Design Fair, the largest industrial design fair in Asia, currently taking place in Hall 2 of the Shenzhen Exhibition Center.

The Fair, which focuses on “Future Design & Smart Manufacturing” has been showcasing more than 7,000 pieces of innovative design products from more than 30 countries and regions.
Stop by to check out the hottest products released from the International Consumer Electronics Show as well as current trends in industrial design as well as exhibitions showcasing the newest intelligent hardware, wearable robots, drones, palm-sized personal assistant robots and more.

New Wi-Fi Vulnerability Discovered that Puts us All at Risk

on 10/17/2017 - 10:44 am

Just hours ago, a worst-case scenario for Wi-Fi devices was released to the public.
Security researcher at a university in Belgium, Mathy Vanhoef, has discovered and publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol used by Wi-FI networks that completely defeats the encryption that their WPA2 provides. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt WiFi traffic, so chances are you are affected.
"This affects ALL modern Wi-Fi equipment, from mobile phones to tablets to workstations, routers, printers and more. This is a big deal and has very widespread security implications."
Due to its wide impact, we've gathered a few important ...