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[VIDEO] Miniature Toys: Streets of Old Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based miniature toy shop King & Country produced all-metal, hand-painted military and civilian miniatures, with themes that range from ancient Egypt to World War II. One of the shop’s best-seller, the “Streets of Old Hong Kong” [...]

[VIDEO] Tesla Reveals Insanely Fast Next-Gen Roadster

Paul Ridden reports: Tesla’s Roadster first broke cover in July 2006, and was rolled out two years later. The electric sportscar was rated by the EPA as being good for 244 miles (393 km) per charge, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0-97 [...]

AI Can Be Made Legally Accountable for Its Decisions

Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars say AI systems should be able to explain their decisions without revealing all their secrets. By Emerging Technology from the arXiv Artificial intelligence is set to play a significantly [...]

China’s AI Awakening 中国 人工智能 的崛起

The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it. Will Knight reports: On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a [...]

Abe, Trump Reaffirm Plan to Maximize Pressure on DPRK

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed that Japan and the United States would take the initiative to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, at a bilateral meeting held Monday at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s [...]

China’s Dangerous Return to One-Man Reign

By ending collective leadership, Xi Jinping revives the specter of chaotic power struggles. Andrew Browne writes: Liu Shaoqi, one of Mao’s designated successors, died on a prison floor in his own filth. Another, Lin Biao, perished in a plane [...]

Kevin Spacey Suspended from ‘House of Cards’

Stuart Oldham reports: “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey has been suspended from the Netflix drama amid mounting claims of sexual assault. Producer Media Rights Capital took the action of suspending Spacey Friday evening. A source close to the [...]

Robots Aren’t as Smart as You Think

As robots get good at mimicking human behavior, people can be deceived into thinking they have human intelligence. So let’s put them to the test. Angelica Lim writes:  A few years ago I met a robot in a Japanese-style café in Osaka. She wore a [...]

The Chinese World Order

Andrew J. Nathan writes: Ten years ago the journalist James Mann published a book called The China Fantasy, in which he criticized American policymakers for using something he called “the Soothing Scenario” to justify the policy of diplomatic [...]

Report: North Korea Agents Arrested in China

(UPI) — North Korean agents who attempted to assassinate Kim Han Sol were arrested in Beijing, according to a South Korean newspaper. The JoongAng Daily reported Monday Chinese authorities have detained a group of North Koreans connected to a [...]