China denies launch of “state-backed ride-hailing platform”

Jan 20, 2023

China on Thursday rebuffed earlier reports of the launch of a state-backed ride-hailing platform. Xuexi, an app that studies Chinese political thought and is overseen by China’s Publicity Department, said in a statement that a mini-program within the app called “Qiang Guo Jiao Tong” is not a “state-backed ride-hailing platform as reported by some media.” It is an interface connecting another trucking app that the government launched in April 2021 to help drivers streamline the ro ...read more

Life as a 21st-Century Trucker

Jan 20, 2023

1 When Jay LeRette preaches the Word, he transforms from a mild Midwesterner—one who loves country gospel, rides a horse he has trained to roll over and grin, and has, himself, a whinnying laugh—into a human incandescence. Sixty-four, 5' 5", and dressed like a cowboy, he increases in stature; his voice crescendos to cracking. “The devil’s learned to use us and abuse us, to beat the snot out of us,” he says, then uppercuts the air. “Amen, Chuck?” A man in the second row w ...read more

What to Do When You’re Blinded by Another Car’s High Beams

Jan 20, 2023

Photo: trambler58 (Shutterstock) Like everything else in the modern age, car headlights have enjoyed a steady advance in terms of technology and function. Back in the earliest days of cars, headlights used to be called headlamps because that’s what they were—gas-fueled flames inside a glass enclosure. Eventually, car makers migrated to electric headlights, and these have progressed from relatively weak “sealed-beam” lights to today’s LEDs—which are great for light ...read more

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Tennis Betting: Everything You Need To Know

Jan 20, 2023

Are you seeking out a novice’s manual to betting on tennis? Here’s our five step manual that will carry you to track tennis betting tips as a newbie or an early beginner. Tennis is also one of the most famous sports activities for betting fanatics. Tennis is considered to be one of the top four sports for betting after soccer, football, and basketball. Internationally, it is also considered to be the second most popular sport in the world. If you are new to sports activities and tenn ...read more


Stay or leave: Chinese tech workers caught in Silicon Valley’s big tech layoffs

Jan 20, 2023

The article was first published in the tech section of Tencent News in Chinese and translated by TechNode. “You are impacted” or “You are not impacted” On Friday, at the end of a crazy week, Andrew Chen picked up my call. It was Nov. 11, 2022, and Meta had just concluded its biggest round of layoffs ever. Months earlier, he had left China’s troubled online education industry and returned to the United States to join the tech giant Meta. He had set his sights on either Meta or Googl ...read more

Hands-on review: Corsair Katar Elite wireless mouse

Jan 20, 2023

Corsair sent over one of its Katar Elite wireless mice to test out. They also sent out a massive Corsair MM700 gaming mat to try the mouse with. It's a really unassuming mouse in black with an RGB Corsair logo. It has a classic design with two buttons on the left side, the standard three-button/scroller on the top with a DPI toggle button in the middle. Both sides have a textured grip. The mouse is also asymmetrical and suitable for left-handed use, although the two buttons on the side may be h ...read more

Tips for gambling responsibly online

Jan 20, 2023

We all can agree that gambling is pretty popular among most countries. It’s a great way to occupy your time as well as gain some income along the way. But just like every other activity, there are pros and cons to it. With gambling, if you don’t learn to be more responsible while playing, you might end up losing way more than you should.  If you are looking for ways to start gambling responsibly, here are some of the tips to consider!  Prepare a proper gambling budget Without a ...read more


Climate change: Invest in technology that removes CO2 - report

Jan 20, 2023

Image source, Getty Images Image caption, The report says natural CO2 removal processes like forests and soil are not going to be enough to stop temperature rises. By Jonah Fisher BBC Environment Correspondent Technology to remove the planet-warming greenhouse gas CO2 from our atmosphere must be urgently ramped up, leading climate experts say in a new report. Scientists say big cuts in CO2 emissions won't be enough to limit global warming. And nature alone w ...read more

The premium bourbon: Weller Special Reserve!

Jan 20, 2023

The bourbon world is vast and complex, with many excellent whiskeys. W.L. Weller Special Reserve is a high-quality and premium bourbon. Weller is one of the most expensive bourbons. Furthermore, It has also won numerous awards for its flavour and comes from one of the world’s oldest distilleries. Moreover, people love to enjoy it on different occasions such as birthday parties or festivals. History of Weller Special Reserve!! Buffalo Trace Distillery manufactures Weller Reserve bourbon. The b ...read more


How small businesses survive global market shocks

Jan 20, 2023

Image source, Sherene Headley Image caption, Sherene Headley's Chinese manufacturer bills her in US dollars By Jill Martin Wrenn Reporting Sherene Headley got a big surprise when she checked the invoice from her manufacturer in China this past autumn. The founder and chief executive of Mokkah, a London-based company that makes shoes in large sizes for women, had ordered 57 pairs of black suede boots to sell to customers. But the manufacturer's invoice, which ...read more