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Chinese tech company unveils ‘Little White Dragon’ pony robot that kids can ride

Xpeng Motors unveils robotic unicorn

On Tuesday, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng Motors unveiled its first smart vehicle, a four-legged robot pony that children can ride called the “Little White Dragon.” 

Children’s toy: Designed by Xpeng Robotics, the Little White Dragon pony is equipped with power modules, motion control, obstacle detection, face and voice recognition and the ability to express emotions through its front face screen, Seeking Alpha reported.

Malaysian students invent device that makes ocean water drinkable for ‘sea nomads’

James Dyson Award where Malaysian students will compete

An invention that could provide clean drinking water to “sea nomads” — communities living near the ocean — has earned three Malaysian students a spot to compete at the James Dyson Awards, an annual competition that recognizes young design engineers with inventive solutions to real-world problems.

Malaysia’s best: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) sophomores Bennie Beh Hue May, Loo Xin Yang and Yap Chun Yoon won the top prize of 10,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($2,400) in Malaysia’s search for its official entry to the international design competition, MalayMail reported.

Asian American Founders Launch FAM App to Take on Clubhouse

Editor’s Note: This post was made in partnership with FAM. The app is available to be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

A new audio-focused social platform founded by Asian American entrepreneurs is hoping to attract more users with its promise of inclusivity and focus on culture and education.

FAM app, which recently launched on iOS and Android, is directly taking on Clubhouse — a similar product that made headlines after spikes in users earlier this year.

China Blocks Clubhouse App After Local Users Discuss ‘Sensitive Topics’

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Days after becoming an instant hit to Chinese users, audio chat app Clubhouse was reportedly blocked by government sensors in China.

Chinese users failed to access the invitation-only social networking platform on Monday, reports CNN. Upon logging in, users were reportedly greeted by a red error message that read “a secure connection to the server cannot be made.”

Korean Mom ‘Reunited’ With Her Dead Daughter in VR

Aided by virtual reality technology, a South Korean mother was recently “reunited” with her daughter who passed away in 2016. 

“I Met You,” a televised documentary from the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, told the story of Jang Ji-sung, a mother whose 7-year-old daughter Nayeon died of an incurable disease. The program uploaded a touching clip of the virtual reunion on its YouTube page on Thursday.