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China's Anti-Teslas: Cheap Models Drive Electric Car Boom

A Trumpchi GA5 hybrid electric car is displayed at an electric car dealership in Shanghai, China, January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, but are mainly locally-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range than those offered by foreign automakers such as Tesla (TSLA.O) and Nissan (7203.T).

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Japan Space Agency Fails To Launch Mini Rocket

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's SS-520 satellite launches at its Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo January 15, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS
 
Japan's space agency said on Sunday it failed to launch a mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to failure of the communications systems.

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Gadget Trash Is Piling Up In Asia

A truck full of electronic waste in Shantou City, China.

In Asia, electronic trash has reached new heights.

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Battery With Inbuilt 'Fire Extinguisher' Developed

Lithium-ion batteries power many popular devices.Researchers have designed a lithium-ion battery that contains a fire-extinguishing material, which is released if the battery gets too hot.

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Airbus CEO Sees 'Flying Car' Prototype Ready By End Of Year

Pic: ReutersAirbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday.

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China, Europe Drive Shift To Electric Cars As U.S. Lags

Pic: ReutersElectric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America.

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The 'Apple Of China' Admits It Grew Too Quickly

Xiaomi was once hailed as an Apple (AAPL, Tech30) slayer, an ambitious startup that quickly outpaced the iPhone maker in smartphone sales in China.

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Trump's Effort To End Era Where US Is 'Hacked By Everybody'

The incoming Trump administration has promised to create a brand new "hacking defense" policy to protect the federal government and American companies.

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Samsung Electronics To Disclose Note 7 Probe Results On Jan. 23

Pic: ReutersTech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will announce the results of its investigation on what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch on fire on January 23, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.

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Facebook Germany Says It Will Start Tackling Fake News In Weeks

Pic: ReutersFacebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news.

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