Huawei’s smartphone shipments could drop by 40%-60% in 2019

Under pressure from the U.S.-China trade war, Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei sees a revival of the company’s fortunes only in 2021. As per a report from Bloomberg, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is preparing for a 40% to 60% decline in sales from the international market. According to Bloomberg’s report which cites sources familiar with the…

Carmakers and tech giants tap VR to tackle boredom for self-driving car occupants

While self-driving car technology advances are solving a host of problems, the one problem that is being introduced is boredom. How do you occupy the passengers of the vehicle as the car accelerates and steers sideways? With the advent of autonomous vehicles, there will be no need for the driver to sit tight and pay…

China’s Great Firewall blocks news of Hong Kong protests

China’s firewall although broadly effective, is not 100% full proof, content posted on individual accounts were not immediately censored. In a significant development, Chinese censors are working hard to block and erase news of the Hong Kong protests on social media and search platforms. There has been a surge of interests from mainland Chinese users…

FB’s cryptocurrency get major backing

Backers include PayPal, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s cryptocurrency has received backing from more than a dozen companies including PayPal Holdings Inc, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, each company will invest nearly $10 million…

Trump meets Apple CEO Tim Cook ahead of imposing new trade tariffs on China

The new wave of tariffs which could go into effect from August 1, is likely to cover consumer electronics, including smartphones and tablets. With U.S. President Donald Trump deliberating whether to make good on his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining un-tariffed Chinese exports to the United States, Trump met Apple’s CEO Tim Cook…

Chinese IP Addresses Of Hackers Revealed By Telegram For Attack During HK Protests

China was the country of origin for the hacking of and a massive cyber attack on the messaging service of Telegram, said the company’s founder Pavel Durov. Confirmation of the company being the victim of a “powerful” Distributed Denial of Service attack was made by Telegram on Wednesday. The company said that the attack managed…

US’s Largest Meat Firm Tyson Foods Enters Fast Growing Alternative Meat Segment

The largest meat producer of the United States Tyson Foods made its first foray into the market of alternative vegan meat with its launch of first plant-based and blended products, along with its new Raised & Rooted brand as the company attempts to expand its range of protein products. The alternative meat market is being…