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April 16, 2018, 9:55 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with 5.8-inch 4K HDR display and dual cameras focusing on ultra-low-light performance, with photos of up to ISO 51,200  —  ISO 51200 sensitivity  —  Less than two months after unveiling the Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress, Sony is back again with the Xperia XZ2 Premium.
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Baidu launches Totem, a stock photo service that uses blockchain to timestamp submissions and track ownership of each original photograph  —  Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
CTIA Study: China and South Korea ahead of US and Japan in rolling out 5G due to a combination of factors, including a clear rollout plan and government backing  —  For all the talk from the US carriers, China holds a narrow lead as the country most suited to jump to 5G, according to a new study.
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Wall Street Journal:
Amidst tariffs brawl with US, China is delaying reviews of Qualcomm's NXP deal and Bain's acquisition of Toshiba's chip unit, raising fears both deals may fail  —  Qualcomm and Bain Capital are most at risk if the delays scuttle their respective deals  —  BEIJING—China is slowing reviews …
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the history and challenges of devising standout names for computer viruses and vulnerabilities, thousands of which are now discovered each year  —  Techies turn to puns, historical references in desperate efforts to devise standout monikers; the problem with Badlock
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
China issues official national guidelines for testing of self-driving cars on public roads, including that a human must always be in the driver's position  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has laid out national guidelines for testing self-driving cars as it looks to keep pace with the United States …

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