• ELECTRONICS
    Donald Trump is short-circuiting the electronics industry

    For more than a year now, President Donald Trump has been playing chicken with China, instituting increasingly expensive tariffs to add pressure for a trade deal that never seems to materialize. So far, those tariffs have kept clear of consumer goods like smartphones or televisions, with the most damaging taxes restricted to intermediary products like […]

  • CLOTHING
    If Rental Is the Future of Clothing, This Woman-Led Company Will Power How We All Dress

    It’s 2019, and Christine Hunsicker finally admits that her company, Gwynnie Bee, was a massive experiment. The company, which was founded in 2011 as a plus-size clothing subscription rental service, and has now shipped more than five million boxes of clothing sized 0-32, was Hunsicker’s way of testing her more ambitious business hypothesis: Could you build a technology and warehouse engine […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Why Quantum Computing’s Time Is Now

    DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing.  Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information.  A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication. Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Is The Global Economy Half The Apple It Used To Be?

    For the first firm to crack the trillion-dollar valuation ceiling, Apple’s performance is usually a bellwether of broader market confidence and conspicuous consumption among fawning technophiles. It should worry more than Apple investors that the usually reticent firm when it comes to company performance has warned the world of economic deceleration in “Greater China,” a […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Stranded In Airport For 7 Months, Syrian Man Is Granted Asylum In Canada

      Hassan al-Kontar, 37, left his home in Syria for the United Arab Emirates in 2006. For seven months, Hassan al-Kontar was trapped in air-conditioned purgatory. Stranded in Terminal 2 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he slept under stairwells and lived off leftover chicken-and-rice dinners from AirAsia flights. He documented his daily life in video […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s Latest Chip for Always-On, Always-Connected Windows 10 Machines

    Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips designed to power business machines. Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon” processor chips historically have been at the heart of mobile phones like Alphabet’s Google Pixel phone and many Samsung Electronics Co devices. Over the past year, though, Qualcomm […]

  • NEWS
    Chicago Airport Plan Is Just One of Many Elon Musk Dream Projects

    A newly announced project by billionaire innovator Elon Musk for a tunnel transit system that would carry travellers to and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport at up to 150 mph (241 kmph) is just another project on a growing list of Musk dream projects. A look at some of the SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s most ambitious projects, where they stand now […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Amazon’s Alexa is now at home in new subdivisions, hotels

    Armida Rosales and her husband, Arnold, had not thought much about voice-activated technology in their new Maple Valley home, but Amazon’s Alexa was included and the family likes the convenience. Rosales is seen in an Echo “Spot” camera. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times) Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    How Honor Is Working With Local Partners to Customise AI for Indian Users

    HIGHLIGHTS Huawei has invested substantial efforts in AI development Honor 10 comes with a proprietary NPU chip for AI Honor is unlikely to move to stock Android anytime soon Huawei-owned Honor, which started off as an online-exclusive brand and recently moved on to offline sales as well in India, has seen its product portfolio and market presence grow […]