China unveils financial incentives to boost adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

On Monday, China finance ministry stated, it plans on rolling new policies to support hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in order to boost the industry’s supply chain and related technologies. China has emerged as the world’s biggest market for new energy vehicles (NEVs), which includes plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles as well as and hydrogen fuel…

Pressure In UK On Google And Facebook To Stop Children’s Ads

An open letter signed members of parliament of the United Kingdom, academics and children’s-rights advocates have urged tech firms to stop advertising to its users who are under the age of 18 years. The letter says that it is not only n individual’s privacy that is undermined by behavioural advertising but it also pits “susceptible”…

TikTok Like App Launched By YouTube In India, To Be Taken To Other Market Soon

Google’s YouTube is here with its own version of the popular video sharing app TikTok. The launch of Shorts, its new short-form video feature, was announced by the Google-owned company earlier this week. The first place where YouTube intends to launch the early beta version of the product is India where the government had banned…

Trump does not want ByteDance to have controlling stake in TikTok: senior administration official

According to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, regardless of how China’s ByteDance positions the divestment of its short video sharing app TikTok, U.S. President Donald Trump does not want it to have a controlling stake in TikTok, since it will place Americans’ personal information at risk. Despite China’s bravado…

Prices of Huawei phones rising every hour on fears on shortages

Chinese consumers are rushing to purchase Huawei’s smartphone featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing that the company’s production of its premium handsets will face punitive curbs by U.S. trade action. According to Huaqiangbei, smartphone vendors in China’s southern city of Shenzhen, are seeing a steady rise in the prices of used and new Huawei phones…

Heightened demand for human augmentation technology: survey results by Opinium Research

According to a research report commissioned by Kaspersky, two thirds of those who were surveyed in leading Western European countries consider technology induced augmentation of human body parts, most of which are related to improving health, will improve their lives. With technological revolutions shaping humanities near future, tech leaders opine it will change every aspect…

ByteDance Seeks Majority Ownership In TikTok As Trump Says Oracle Close To TikTok Deal

He had heard that Oracle Corp was very close to a deal over ByteDance’s TikTok, said United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday even as reports quoted sources that the Chinese owner of TikTok was seeking to hold on to a majority stake in the US business of its popular short video sharing app.  …

Hit Games Like Animal Crossing Drive Surge In Nintendo’s Online Subscriptions

An upsurge in its number of users during the novel coronavirous pandemic for its Switch Online subscription service was reported by Japan’s gaming company Nintendo on Wednesday. The company said that the surge in demand for its services was led by hit titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This has helped the company to…