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Cliffside hotel pods offer the ultimate panoramic views at terrifying heights

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If you’re afraid of heights, look away. A man in China tried fleeing a hotel bill by escaping through a high-rise window, and climbing onto thin telephone wires to get to another building all the way across the street. Unfortunately, he appears to have underestimated how difficult that would be, and he’s seen struggling to keep his balance, even swinging his body over the swaying wire to anchor it. SEE ALSO: Man refuses to let his fear of heights ruin this breathtaking view Eventually, he ends up trapped between two wires, dangling at a height estimated to be around the […]

China’s biggest tech CEO makes a grand entrance at a stadiumas Michael Jackson

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You probably wouldn’t see Tim Cook doing this anytime soon. Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO and Asia’s richest man, turned up at his company’s 18th anniversary birthday bash dressed as Michael Jackson. SEE ALSO: The guy who started DJI becomes Asia’s youngest tech billionaire He first rode onstage in a black motorcycle, before getting off and striking a number of poses, in a black and gold outfit similar to Jackson’s iconic Dangerous World Tour suit. Image: weibo Image: WEIBO But because he was wearing a mask, the stadium of 40,000 Alibaba employees only broke into surprised applause when he stepped forward […]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is a gorgeous beast of a phone

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2Image: Xiaomi Xiaomi is probably the only company who’d dare launch a new flagship phone one day before Apple’s big iPhone announcement.  But the Chinese smartphone maker has done it in style. The company launched the Mi Mix 2, a beautiful, nearly bezel-less device with pretty crazy specs and a moderate price.  SEE ALSO: Xiaomi advertises its first Android One phone as ‘similar to iPhone’ Just like its predecessor, the Mi Mix, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 has a huge screen with a very narrow bezel on top and on the sides. The only noticeable bezel rim, really, […]

Whoops, Unilever insists its KJU body soap isn’t named after Kim Jong-un

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lol you did watImage: AFP/Getty Images That new KJU line of body soaps and mist fragrances from Unilever isn’t named after Kim Jong-un, Unilever would like you to know. It’s just that after the name was created and even trademarked, that the company realised what it had done. SEE ALSO: Kim Jong-un just called Trump mentally deranged and everything is fine “It was only after we trademarked it that I realized that it also stood for Kim Jong-un, but never mind,” Alan Jope, the company’s head of personal care, was quoted by Bloomberg as saying. The new KJU line Image: […]

China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

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Expect more of these on China's roads.Image: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images China is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising announcement was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started planning out a timeline for the end of petrol and diesel cars, and light commercial vehicles. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s most expensive cars just got a price cut China, the world’s biggest car market, sold 28 million cars last year. That’s a third of the 88 million cars and vans sold around the […]

U.S. Army just kicked Chinese drone company DJI out of all official operations

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Image: Alex Segre/REX/Shutterstock The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security. The maker of the drones in question: China’s DJI (also known as SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd.). SEE ALSO: A man escaped maximum-security prison in South Carolina thanks to a drone An Aug. 2 U.S. Army memo obtained by sUAS News and later verified by Reuters advises that all service members “cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media and secure equipment for follow-on direction.” Later, the memo gets more […]

Ford scrubs its cars off their new car smell, for a sensitive-nosed Chinese market

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That “new car smell” can be pretty divisive. Some of us love it, yet the rest absolutely can’t stand it. In China, it seems the majority hate it. And the fast-growing market is so valuable that Ford is going out of its way to get rid of the new car smell, so people don’t get turned off. SEE ALSO: Made-to-order amphibious car lets you ride from land to water According to Reuters, Ford has appointed 18 “golden nose” smell experts in its Chinese research plant, to weed out anything that contributes to a perceptible odour in a car. A lot […]

Stripe strikes a deal with two of China’s biggest mobile payments players

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Alipay and WeChat Pay are coming to Stripe.Image: Getty Images/Mashable Composite Online payments firm Stripe has struck a deal with two of China’s biggest mobile payments providers, effectively opening its clients to a huge, new market. Stripe will now allow the hundreds of millions of users on Alipay and WeChat to pay on its platform. With this deal, retailers who use Stripe to process payments will now be able to welcome Chinese shoppers onboard the majority of whom use the two Chinese platforms when they shop online. Far fewer use credit cards. SEE ALSO: China’s answer to PayPal is coming […]