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Chinese software developer launches new operating system
China Electronics Corporation (CEC) launched a new-generation self-developed operating system, Kylin V10, in the south China city of Guangzhou.
KFC To 3D Bioprint Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets In Russia
KFC has announced that it will partner with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinted lab-grown chicken. It is a part of the global fast food giant’s aggressive strategy towards alternative protein in the wake of the...
The Quantum Internet of the Future is Here
Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced America’s Blueprint for the Quantum Internet. When developed with DOE’s National Labs and private sector partners, the Quantum Internet will offer a world of new possibilities and opportun...
With US ban on TikTok on the table, opponent of move warns of retaliation against American firms
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has started running Facebook ads warning about the Chinese-owned app. ‘Foreign tech companies should not be kept out of the US market because of rumours and innuendo,’ analyst says
Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country's Richest Man.
On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man. Goog...
Why China-based TikTok became the fastest growing social media app in the West, and how fashion and beauty brands have embraced its Gen Z vibe
Known for its funny videos, lip-synched songs and dance videos, TikTok has grown its reach during the Covid-19 pandemic. TikTok stars with their millions of fans have been courted by fashion labels and become A-list influencers
How Hong Kong’s smart mobility ambitions will be boosted by 5G roll-out
Hong Kong’s ASTRI, whose mission is to enhance the city’s hi-tech competitiveness, is working on 5G applications to boost the autonomous vehicle experience. Widespread 5G service coverage is expected to drive the roll-out of various smar...
China climbs to 14th place in global start-up ecosystem as Beijing focuses on tech development, says report
Beijing, which came in as the top city for start-ups in Asia, climbed from 17th to No 6 globally while Shanghai jumped from 31st to 10th globally. The US, UK and Israel were the top three start-up nations globally
Microsoft and Google to replace journalists with robots
Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories.
SpaceX: Capitalism at its Finest (Mini Documentary)
China has new US$1.4 trillion plan to seize the world’s tech crown from the US
The tech investment push is part of a fiscal package waiting to be signed off by the National People’s Congress, which convenes this week. This initiative will reduce China’s dependence on foreign technology, echoing objectives set forth...
Amazing Trusted Thailand: The robots protecting shoppers from COVID-19 in Thailand
Tapping his little metal feet on the spotless shining shopping centre floor, K9 the robot is ready for work. K9 patrols the ground floor of a mall with hand sanitiser strapped to his back, ready to dispense it to any passing shopper.
Top Disney streaming executive Kevin Mayer to become CEO of popular video app TikTok
Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but was passed over for the chief executive job at Disney
Facebook seals biggest deal since WhatsApp with Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani
The world’s largest social media company will pay US$5.7 billion for a 10 per cent stake in Jio Platforms, a unit of India’s Reliance Industries. The deal would allow Facebook to step up its expansion in a country that is rapidly embraci...
How is coronavirus benefitting technology companies?
We are no longer physically shopping or eating in restaurants. And a flight to one of the world's favourite destinations, is now only a dream.
Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR
Apple's augmented reality plans may have received a quiet but important boost.The 9to5Mac team claims that Apple is the midst of acquiring virtual event broadcasting company NextVR in a deal worth about $100 million. While the deal hasn'...
Forget Zoom? Skype unveils free 'Meet Now' video calls
Skype has rolled out Meet Now video meetings that are free and don't require downloads or signups
These 'disease hunters' developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19
Nearly two decades ago, when 9/11 spurred governments to invest in fighting bioterrorism, a group of disease experts figured out how to track pandemics using data from emergency rooms with a technique called 'syndromic surveillance.' Now...
Smart Contact Lens: The Trillion Dollar Cyborg Revolution
Smart glasses may be the hot topic when it comes to the combination of technology and eyewear, but a new startup is focusing on bringing contact lenses into the conversation. Mojo Vision, a California startup, unveiled a smart contact le...
Coronavirus: Hospital ward staffed entirely by robots opens in China
A temporary coronavirus hospital ward in China is being staffed entirely by robots. Around 200 patients with mild symptoms will be fed and treated by machines, while medical staff issue commands from outside
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