shenzhen

CRISPR

Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies ‘Will Be Dealt With Seriously,’ Chinese Investigators Say

A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
Sarah Emerson
1.22.19
CRISPR

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
12.4.18
DIY

How to Turn an Old iPhone Into a Flash Drive

YouTuber Scotty Allen is back with a new and glorious Frankenstein's monster of tech.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.4.18
surveillance state

China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Send Jaywalkers Fines Through Text Messages

It’s the latest update to a widely deployed facial recognition surveillance system in China.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.28.18
china

Shenzhen's Homegrown Cyborg

Three days with Naomi Wu, the face of China's cyberpunk city.
Sarah Emerson
3.25.18
Interviews

A Q&A with the Woman Who Designed Her Own 'Hacker Heels'

SexyCyborg’s Wu Ying shoes combine femme fashion with some clever tech.
Rachel Pick
9.9.15
Features

The Changing Face of Shenzhen, the World's Gadget Factory

Inside the megacity where 90 percent of the world's gadgets are made.
Tim Maughan
8.19.15
Motherboard Blog

China's Self-Sustaining Man Is Cyberpunk in Real Life

Mr. Chen's resourcefulness and self-sustaining lifestyle is a model of inspiration and a testament to China's own burgeoning entrepreneurial identity.
ALEC LIU
2.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Meet the Young Chinese Workers Who Made Your Computer

Foxconn's workers, in general, don't dislike their jobs significantly more so than workers anywhere else, Frederik Balfour cheerily reports in a cover story in "Bloomberg Businessweek".
ALEX PASTERNACK
9.13.10