China Clearly Signals It's Prepared to Use a Key Component in Phones as It Fights U.S. Trade War

The Chinese government is showing signs that it’s ready to use rare earth metals as a bargaining chip in the trade war between the U.S. and China that’s escalated over recent weeks. China supplies roughly 80 percent of all rare earth metals used by the U.S. in everything from smartphones to X-ray machines, which means…

Elon Musk's Boring Company Secures $48.6 Million Contract in Las Vegas Despite Embarrassing Demonstration in L.A.

The city of Las Vegas has approved a $48.6 million contract for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground transit line that’s scheduled to be completed by January 2021, just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show. But it remains to be seen whether Musk’s high-speed transportation concept can really live up…

U.S. Considers Export Ban on Surveillance Company That Helps Send Muslims to China's Concentration Camps: Report

The U.S. government is considering a tech export ban that would target Hikvision, a Chinese video surveillance company that’s been instrumental in sending anywhere from 1 million to 3 million Muslims into China’s network of secretive concentration camps, according to a new report from the New York Times.

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