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According to a supply chain report from Taiwan Media, Economic Daily, the new iPad (Apple iPad 7) will begin mass production in July.It also reports that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will also commence mass production in the fourth quarter of this year.In addition, the report also claims that Taiwanese manufacturer, Radiant Opto-Electronics, will become the exclusive backlight module supplier for the new iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro.The Apple iPad 7 may refer to the rumored 10.2-inch model, which is expected to be the successor to the 9.7-inch iPad, and several sources said that Apple will launch the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019, including well-known analyst Guo Minghao.In other reports, there are rumors that Apple will tailor a low-cost iPhone for the Chinese market.It is believed that the new mobile phone for the Chinese market will remove the Face ID (face recognition system) and switch to the on-screen fingerprint solution.
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Like most consumer electronics, the Nintendo Switch game console is produced primarily in China.But now, due to the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, Nintendo is moving at least part of its Switch manufacturing to Vietnam.Nintendo says the shift begins this summer, and is a measure of "diversifying risks."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Nintendo's moving production of the Nintendo Switch, at least partially, from China to Vietnam.The move is a direct response from Nintendo — a major electronics maker — to the ongoing trade war between the United States and China.
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A pair of Singaporean crypto boffins has just pocketed US$1.5 million in seed funding for their new startup, Torus.That’s on top of a previously secret US$500,000 pre-seed investment, the founders tell Tech in Asia.What Yong Zhen Yu and Leonard Tan – who collectively have eights years experience in the blockchain realm – have come up with is an easy login system for decentralized apps, also known as DApps.It allows people to sign up for these blockchain-based apps (which you won’t find in Apple’s or Google’s app stores) with their Facebook or Google logins, thereby simplifying what is currently a lengthy and cumbersome process.Yong shows me an example on his laptop.He signs up for a decentralized game called Etheremon, which involves installing a Chrome extension.
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The US currently has the fastest 5G speeds in the world, according to new tests from Opensignal, with users able to access up to 1.8Gbps on their devices.This is 2.7 times faster than the 678Mbps maximum achievable on US 4G networks - an early indicator of the performance gains afforded by next generation infrastructure.Opensignal, which records ‘real life’ readings from user smartphones, tested networks in eight countries where 5G is already available – including the UK.It attributed the US’s strong performance to the fact that operators there are using millimetre Wave (mmWave) spectrum that offers high capacity but shorter range.This compares to all other nations which are using mid-range spectrum below 6GHz.In second place was Switzerland, where 5G users can enjoy 1.1Gbps (a 2.6-fold increase), while Australia was the only country where 4G outpaced 5G.
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, has been cutting the prices of its 2018/2019 flagship smartphones.The latest of these is the portable pseudo flagship, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.According to the company, this smartphone now has a 300 yuan ($44) price cut to sell for 1999 yuan ($290).According to Lei Jun, this smartphone has 7 major similarities as the flagship Xiaomi Mi 9.Similarities between Xiaomi Mi 9 & Mi 9 SERear Sony 48MP pixel IMX586
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Our favorite compact cars under $50,000Sure SUVs dominate the automotive landscape these days, but there are still smaller offerings that provide good looks, great value and maybe just a little bit of fun.What are Roadshow's editors' picks for the best compact and subcompact cars on sale today?Keep on clicking to find out.Get Your Local Price Read First Take2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo first drive: Better (and more expensive) with age
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Instagram is trying to make that much harder to be an arsehole on its platform – and even get arseholes to consider the error of their ways.In a blog post on Monday, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced a two-pronged approach to fighting bullying on the platform, a familiar problem on social media that he said the company could do more to curb.One new feature will flag comments deemed by artificial intelligence as potentially offensive before they’re posted, encouraging the posters to reconsider whether their thoughts should be shared.When a user attempts to post a comment flagged in this manner, they’ll see a pop-up with that asks them “to rethink comments that seem similar to others that have been reported.” According to Mosseri, Instagram is already rolling out this feature.The other anti-bullying measure will put more power into the hands of those who are experiencing forms of harassment on the platform, allowing them to “Restrict” comments by another user, a setting that will make the restricted person’s comments on the user’s photos invisible to everyone but them.Users who have been Restricted “won’t be able to see when you’re active on Instagram or when you’ve read their direct messages,” Mosseri said.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) can ease the strain on China’s overburdened healthcare industry while increasing access to higher quality health services, said Ericson Chan, CEO of Pingan Technology.Why it matters: Just 8% of China’s hospitals have received a triple-A grade, a classification that is reserved the specialized healthcare facilities.According to Chan, these hospitals service 50% of all patients in the country.The majority of China’s premier hospitals are found in large cities like Beijing and Shanghai, creating an unequal distribution of health services.“You need to wait for more than three hours before you can see a doctor, and the consultations are no more than seven or eight minutes.” —Ericson Chan, CEO of Pingan Technology, told CNBC.Details: AI could help to alleviate some of these problems, as well as the issue of overworked doctors.
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That China’s Huawei is working on an Android alternative is perhaps nothing new.The brand new operating system is already been tested on the upcoming Mate 30 flagship, as reported earlier.That of course means some privileged individuals are already having a taste of the new OS on Huawei Mate 30.Now, a few reviews are already dropping in from China from these early testers who have revealed a few points that set the homegrown OS from the Android-based EMUI custom user interface that the company currently uses.First off, it is reported that quite a number of features on the OS are at the moment not usable.Perhaps Huawei decided to lock out those features for or just maybe they are still been fine-tuned.
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The latest products of Huami were announced less than a month ago.But the company is going to release new product(s) in the nearest future.Today, it released a poster and also sent out invitations for the upcoming wearable.It turns out the company will hold a new product launch conferment in Beijing on July 16.At the event, Huami Science and Technology will unleash a new AMAZFIT GTR smartwatch.As the poster shows, the theme of the conference is ‘GRAND TOUR RACING’.
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Tabled in Parliament, the Point-to-Point Passenger Transport Industry Bill aims to allow The Public Transport Council to set a pricing policy for the fares of ride-hailing operators such as Grab and Gojek, Vulcan Post reported.The new bill proposes to issue two types of licenses that will regulate taxi services and ride-hailing services.It also reportedly reflects some suggestions that the Land Transport Authority has gathered from the public.More details about are set to be revealed during the bill’s second reading next month.
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Most recently, Nintendo dropped a trailer on July 8 which, among other things, showed us four new Pokemon.Here's everything we know so far.Sword and Shield aren't the first Pokemon games developed specifically for the Switch.They follow Pokemon Let's Go: Pikachu and Let's Go: Eevee, reimagined versions of 1998's well-regarded Pokemon Yellow.This likely means a harder experience than that found in the Let's Go games, which, while a delight to play, presented almost no challenge whatsoever to the PokeMasters among us.Another Let's Go feature noticeably absent from the Sword and Shield trailer is rideable Pokemon, which replaced bikes and flight skills (known in the games as HMs).
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The newly discovered kilometre-sized asteroid dubbed 2019 LF6 has the shortest solar year around our Sun – compared to all the other space rocks found floating around the Solar System at just 151 days.2019 LF6 belongs to a small group of space rocks classified as “Atira” asteroids, which orbit betoween teh Earth and the Sun.Astronomers have only discovered 20 of these up to date.A year on 2019 LF6 lasts just 151 days, that’s two weeks shorter than another Atira asteroid known as 2019 AQ3, which previously held the record for having the shortest year at 165 days.The lump of rock has another oddity too.“You don't find kilometre-size asteroids very often these days," Quanzhi Ye, a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology who was on the team that helped discover 2019 LF6, explained on Monday."Thirty years ago, people started organizing methodical asteroid searches, finding larger objects first, but now that most of them have been found, the bigger ones are rare birds.
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When you talk about recording videos these days, most people will probably presume you’ll be using a smartphone.That’s especially true when it comes to live streaming, since it’s the most direct way to capture and send to the Internet anyway.With the new PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X II, the camera maker is trying to appeal to “visual storytellers”, a.k.a.Both cameras, despite, their differences, stem from a common base.both have a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and powered by the latest DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor.They boast of ISO levels up to 12,800 which may look low but Canon is proud of that fact that it’s the highest in the PowerShot line.
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Huawei obtained a permit last Friday allowing the tech giant to draw up high-definition navigation maps in China, a move that will aid the development of simulation software for autonomous vehicles.Why it matters: The securement of mapping licenses is a key step for Chinese self-driving players who want to collect and reserve such data for training driverless vehicles.China strictly prohibits companies from collecting data on mapping and surveying in the country without approvals.Only a handful of Chinese entities have received such permits to date and they are mostly state-owned enterprises.Details: The country’s natural resources ministry granted the permit on Friday which removes barriers for Huawei, a key Tier 1 supplier for future smart connected vehicles.Huawei aims to offer auto technology solutions in three areas: 4G/5G telecommunication modules for connectivity; processing chips as artificial “brains” for self-driving cars; and cloud services for AV development like simulations and real testing, said Rotating-Chairman Eric Xu at this year’s Auto Shanghai show in April.
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Facebook’s plan to create its own cryptocurrency have forced China’s central bank to step up research into creating its own digital currency, as Libra could potentially pose a challenge to Chinese cross-border payments, monetary policy, and even financial sovereignty, a People’s Bank of China (PBOC) official said on Monday.“If [Libra] is widely used for payments – cross-border payments in particular – would it be able to function like money and accordingly have a large influence on monetary policy, financial stability, and the international monetary system?” asked Wang Xin, director of PBOC’s research bureau during an academic conference hosted by Peking University’s Institute of Digital Finance.According to Wang, PBOC has been paying “high attention” since Facebook released in June a white paper that outlines its plans to create its own long-awaited cryptocurrency and a related blockchain-based financial infrastructure project.China maintains a blanket ban on new listings or trading of any digital currency, including bitcoin, as Beijing regards digital tokens as a source of financial risk.At the same time, China’s central bank has been longing for a “sovereign” digital currency that would fall under its control, although it has so far made little progress.Concerns have risen, in some quarters, that Libra will fuel a new round of international currency competition and a challenge to financial sovereignty.
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Singapore Exchange (SGX) has made an undisclosed amount of investment in local fintech company Smartkarma to tap into the startup’s investment research network.Existing Smartkarma backers Sequoia Capital India and Wavemaker Partners also participated in the investment, according to a statement.The development comes as the startup nears the global launch of its corporate solutions, a range of services for C-suite and investor relations personnel of listed companies.SGX, which was a pilot partner during the development of the service, will be the first exchange to bring the global platform to all its listed and upcoming companies as well as global bond issuers.Companies listed on the exchange will be able to leverage Smartkarma’s network of independent analysts and investors.“As SGX continues to uphold the standard and availability of research coverage through initiatives such as partnering with the Monetary Authority of Singapore on Grant for Equity Markets, we are also investing in new models to serve investors and companies now and in the future,” said Chan Kum Kong, head of research and retail for SGX.
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Astronomers have discovered an usual asteroid that sets a record for the shortest year among space rocks smaller than a planet.The asteroid cataloged as "2019 LF6" orbits the sun in just 151 days.It whips around space in a very unusual elliptical loop that sees it sometimes coming closer to the sun than Mercury on one end and then traveling out past Venus on the other.This makes it just one of 20 so-called "Atira" asteroids known that orbit the sun entirely inside Earth's own orbit.But 2019 LF6 is doubly rare because it is also relatively big, measuring around a kilometer across."You don't find kilometer-size asteroids very often these days," Caltech's Quanzhi Ye, the asteroid's discoverer, said in a statement.
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The chance to bag a big name-brand 4K TV on the cheap should never be overlooked, even more so when the model on sale is a member of Vizio’s oft-raved-about D-Series — and that’s exactly what we’re looking at today.Fortunately, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can spread the cost over twelve months at $44 per month.Let’s talk about the TV at hand.Run that name through our metaphorical TV-model-number-to-English translator, and it will return something along the lines of: “A versatile 4K TV with a 4K Upscaler and multi-format HDR to boot, and a Chromecast baked in under the hood for enhanced streaming.”I usually never buy expensive electronics and opt for the cheapest option, and I almost did when looking up 4K TVs but I ended up spending an extra $80 for this and couldn’t be happier.” Another concurred, adding: “It’s pretty incredible.”Most of the features the Vizio D-Series bundles are somewhat standard for a 4K TV, like the 4K Upscaler, which takes standard HD and Full HD content and transforms it into 4K Ultra HD.
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Adweek’s events at this year’s International Festival of Creativity in Cannes were made possible by our partners Screen Vision Media, Engine, American Express, Marriott Bonvoy, Roundel, The Trade Desk and Nielsen.Check out the best shots from the event presented by PwC as well as Adweek’s upcoming events if you want in on the action.(L. to r.) Joon Park, creative director, Droga5; Criseli Saenz, diversity and inclusion coordinator, Omnicom; Droga5’s Astrid Andujar, art director, and Ola Abayomi, account director; Ashley McGowan, client solutions manager, Facebook.Sean T. Smith for AdweekCMOs convene to mine the future of marketing.Sean T. Smith for Adweek
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