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Chinese flying taxi maker Ehang gets approval to test drone deliveries for cargo weighing over 150kg
Ehang is the world’s first autonomous aerial vehicle company approved to conduct commercial trials of passenger drones for transporting heavy cargo, it says. The pilotless 216 flying car can hold two passengers and travel at up to 130km per hour.
As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person's movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks.
False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated with a misleading claim.
XAG, one of China’s largest makers of agricultural drones, expects its JetSeed direct seeding system to become more widely adopted. Competition with DJI in China remains heated, as the world’s biggest maker of commercial drones sharpens its focus on industrial applications.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would limit liability protections social media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc began selective fact checks of his posts on the platform.
TikTok's poaching of Disney's Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people familiar with the plans said.
Although people have been turning to online services during the Covid-19 pandemic, China’s economy shrank 6.8% in first quarter. Some sectors such as online education, remote working and gaming, have seen a surge in their traffic during the health crisis.
Tencent targets more console games as industry booms amid health crisis lockdowns and social distancing
The Chinese Internet giant recently closed deals with Japanese console gaming developers Marvelous and PlatinumGames. A collaboration with Activision Blizzard resulted in Tencent’s most successful console-to-smartphone gaming effort to date, Call Of Duty: Mobile.
As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, a deep-rooted tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight.
US President Donald Trump on May 27 threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter moved a day earlier to add fact checks to two of his tweets.