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Tag: Technology

Huawei braces for a steep drop in overseas smartphone sales

Huawei sales and marketing managers are internally charting a drop in volumes of anywhere between 40 million to 60 million smartphones this year.

I, Chatbot: Getting your news from a talkative automaton

Jam is one of a new generation of sophisticated chatbots that mimic how real people write in messages and on social media to inform their readers.

Huawei to countries: Welcome us in and we’ll invest big time

Huawei promises big investment into tech infrastructure of countries that welcome the Chinese tech giants.

Google brings AR lions and tigers and bears to Search

Google has announced that select animal search results on certain smartphones will now be accompanied by a 'View in 3D' option.

Samsung’s top brass convene as south Korea’s chip exports plunge

South Korea reports a 30.5% decline in semiconductor export for May.

Telenor-Axiata merger crucial to keep up with technology, says PM

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says 'we will retain control of our own telecom operations in Malaysia'.

Rise of the Machines: AI beats humans in multiplayer shooter

The team led by Max Jaderberg used a modified version of Quake III Arena, a seminal shooter that was first released in 1999 but continues to thrive in the eSports world.

HP unveils world’s first wood finished convertible PC

HP has debuted a convertible Envy PC reimagined with an authentic wood finish – a first not only for the company, but for the entire industry.

Spotify finally adds sleep timer to mobile application

Over 10 years since the streaming service was launched, Spotify has finally added a much-needed feature to the mobile application.

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban

Amazon defends its work and says all users must follow the law, it also added a web portal for people to report any abuse of the service.

Uber and Lyft to turn the wheels on car ownership

Labour trends like working remotely or from home had contributed to the reduced interest in cars.

Take this app: tech firms tackle opioid crisis with software

These new treatments have the potential supplement, and in some cases replace, pharmaceuticals to treat addiction and an array of other issues.

Nvidia revenue forecast beats estimates on higher demand for graphic chips

Gaming tech company Nvidia expects sales of its graphics chip to benefit from a recovery in the gaming market.

WeWork posts US$264 million quarterly loss as it expands globally

WeWork would probably be the second-biggest if it goes public this year as expected.

Trump signs executive order effectively banning Huawei

Members of Congress says the order was squarely aimed at Chinese companies like Huawei that US intelligence officials say could be used by the Chinese state to spy.

In robotics classes, Armenian teens dream of high-tech future

The school's gleaming facade and huge windows contrast with dilapidated Soviet-era residential buildings nearby.

Older of two students arrested in Colorado shooting appears in court

The two teenagers are accused of opening fire on fellow students in two classrooms.

Like Uber, but for organs: First kidney delivered by drone

Current transport methods involve expensive chartered flights or even variable commercial flights, occasionally resulting in delays.

SoftBank invests US$125 mln in Alphabet venture

This new venture aims to provide high-speed internet to remote areas by fly networking equipment at high altitudes.

5G means your toothbrush and fridge talking to you, just don’t...

Smartphones will soon connect us to all our gadgets but we’ll need to make time to interact with our families too, says IT expert

Coming soon to China: The car of the future

Manufacturers are no longer selling vehicles but they are also developing new tech.

Capcom Home Arcade is an arcade stick with 16 games built...

With a roster of retro classics spanning "Final Fight" and "Mega Man" to "Street Fighter II" and "Darkstalkers," the Capcom Home Arcade packs a combination punch through high-quality parts and a relatively high price tag.

PlayStation exec talks PS5 console details, rules out 2019 launch

Mark Cerny has sketched out some of the next PlayStation's hardware specifications: a solid state hard drive, custom 8K graphics chip and 3D audio, and compatibility with the PS4 and PS VR.

Parrot launches drone equipped with thermal imaging camera

The drone's gimbal tilts vertically to +/- 90° in order to film all kinds of terrain from various angles.