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Google's new font is a beautiful typeface for East Asian languages

Google's new font is a beautiful typeface for East Asian languages 5 billion people in East Asia.The two companies worked with local foundries in China, Japan and Korea to design all the 65,535 glyphs in each of the seven weights, to make a staggering total of 458,745 glyphs.

Tale As Old As Time: Lonely Engineer Builds, Marries Robot

Tale As Old As Time: Lonely Engineer Builds, Marries Robot If you can’t be with the one you love, love the robot you built.Fed up with his love life—or lack thereof—31-year-old artificial intelligence expert Zheng Jiajia “married” the female humanoid he designed.

Shared bikes are so popular, they've have squeezed humans out of this park

Shared bikes are so popular, they've have squeezed humans out of this park The shared bikes were so popular with visitors at Shenzhen Bay Park, that nearly two-thirds of the park's boardwalk was clogged with bicycles: Park managers said that over 300,000 people had visited the park on Apr.3 alone, and they rode in on over 10,000 bicycles, according to China's state-run news website The Paper.

Clean energy projects soared in 2016 as solar and wind got cheaper

Clean energy projects soared in 2016 as solar and wind got cheaper Global investment in clean energy fell in 2016 — and that's largely a good thing.Companies and governments added a record 138,500 megawatts of new wind, solar, biomass, waste-to-energy, geothermal, small hydro and marine sources in 2016, the report found.

Man drives his car into the middle of a river because his GPS said to

Man drives his car into the middle of a river because his GPS said to This white Hyundai ended up in the middle of the river in Anhui, east China.The driver told local county police he was merely following his GPS, and did not realise that the dirt path he was on was leading to water: Police took about half a day to pull the car out of the water with a truck and bulldozer.

China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei in patent dispute

China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei in patent dispute Well folks, it looks like the court agrees — Samsung has been ordered to cough up $11.6 million in the patent case.

Chinese travellers are cutting up their United Mileage cards in anger

Chinese travellers are cutting up their United Mileage cards in anger The incident was top on Weibo on Tuesday, with the hashtag #美联航强制乘客下机# , or "United forces passenger off plane.Despite this, the translated comment has sparked fresh outrage on Weibo, where people are boycotting the airline and cutting up their membership cards.

Round 3: Google's AlphaGo To Take On Go World Champ

Round 3: Google's AlphaGo To Take On Go World Champ Not satisfied with AlphaGo steamrolling Go world champ Lee Sedol four games to one, Google will pits its artificial intelligence program against China’s top players and leading AI experts in a five-day festival next month.Developed by Google’s DeepMind, the software in 2015 became the first computer Go program to beat a human professional.

New luxury internet cafes in China are ensuring gamers won't ever want to leave

New luxury internet cafes in China are ensuring gamers won't ever want to leave If all you've known about internet cafes are dingy darkened rooms where people stare into screens, you've got to see some of the new, slick gaming havens that are popping up in China.The Wolfz 狼域电竞俱乐部 gaming lounge, opened this week, is a 1,700 square foot space in south China's high-tech hub of Shenzhen.

China's top social network paid a salary nearly double that of Apple's highest paid person

China's top social network paid a salary nearly double that of Apple's highest paid person That's higher than the top salary of $35 million (HKD 274 million) it paid out to one individual in 2015.7 million (231 million HKD) and $33.

Chinese 'Breaking Bad' professor cooked 425 lbs of methylone after realising there was heavy demand

Chinese 'Breaking Bad' professor cooked 425 lbs of methylone after realising there was heavy demand A Chinese associate chemistry professor was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for manufacturing drugs and selling them abroad.He sold at least 193kg (425 lbs) worth of methylone to buyers in Britain, Canada, the U.

China's answer to PayPal is coming to the rest of Asia

China's answer to PayPal is coming to the rest of Asia On Wednesday, Ant Financial, which runs Alipay, announced its merger with HelloPay.While HelloPay is hardly as ubiquitously used in Southeast Asia as Alipay is in China, the merger should pave the way for Alibaba's plans to spread Alipay outside of China.

Vandalism and theft are plaguing bike-sharing companies in new cities they go to, too

Vandalism and theft are plaguing bike-sharing companies in new cities they go to, too The majority of these shared bikes are stationless, which means they don't need to be docked at a designated spot.They lock themselves after your ride is over, and you're meant to just leave the bike standing by the kerb.

Nasty homophobic banner at college game gets fought with an uplifting expression of love

Nasty homophobic banner at college game gets fought with an uplifting expression of love But a group of mothers have risen up to fight against the hatred.The initial banner in the now-viral image, was unfurled by two graduate students from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan.

This city installed subway gates on the sidewalk to stop people jaywalking

This city installed subway gates on the sidewalk to stop people jaywalking Thoroughly sick of jaywalkers, the Chinese city of Wuhan has decided to go big and install subway-style gates on its sidewalks.The gates remain closed when the red light is on, preventing pedestrians from dashing across the road, reports state media outlet, People's Daily.

Science journal retracts 107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors

Science journal retracts  107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been "compromised.The publisher said it found that the papers, which are required to be peer-reviewed, had been submitted to reviewers who had fake email addresses.

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week.More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result.

Starbucks Trolled In China With Ridiculous Containers

Starbucks Trolled In China With Ridiculous Containers So, it doesn’t matter what sized silly container people brought!Though, it’s unclear if everyone in the photos was in on it, or if everyone who brought ridiculous containers were purposely trolling Starbucks.