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chinaTrump is letting ZTE get back into business

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Chinese technology company, ZTE, earlier this month suspended its main operations after the US Commerce Department banned American supplies to its business. “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way …

appleApple is within 6% of being the first trillion dollar company

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Apple had a record valuation of $945 billion and is currently at $932 billion. Amazon is at $760 billion and Google is at $730 billion. Warren Buffett’s announced Friday that his company Berkshire Hathaway would be purchasing an additional 75 …

batteriesSila Nanotechnologies Silicon anodes will improve lithium ion batteries by up to 40%

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Sila Nanotechnologies has silicon-dominant anode products that drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling. Sila Nanotechnologies emerged from stealth mode last month, partnering with BMW to …

entertainmentExpected biggest video games of 2018

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The expected biggest video of 2018 is the video game developed by the maker of Pokemon Go. Harry Potter : Wizards Unite Developer Niantic Labs’ next game will be Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a new game that adapts the AR …

energyBreakthrough will make haptic touch technologies ten times more energy efficient

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Touch screens and touch feedback systems and other Haptic technologies are power-hungry. To create the virtual sensation of touch, motion generators called piezoelectric actuators are required, and those tiny components drain batteries fast. For the haptic revolution to become a …

communicationsHigher terahertz frequencies are usable for data transmission which will boost data 100 times over microwaves

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An off-the-wall new study by Brown University researchers shows that terahertz frequency data links can bounce around a room without dropping too much data. The results are good news for the feasibility of future terahertz wireless data networks, which have …

baiduBlackberry partners with Baidu on self driving car technology

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BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) announced today that the two companies will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide. The companies have signed a …

gadgetSee through walls with android smartphone attachment

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There is an $85 android smartphone add-on device that lets you clearly image through up to 4 inches of concrete wall. Walabot is a 3D RF imaging sensor. The 3D imaging is created using radio frequency technology, the same technique …

batteriesSamsung graphene coating for batteries to fully charge in about 15 minutes not 75 minutes

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Samsung has created a graphene ball coating for use inside a regular li-ion battery cells, which will increase the overall capacity by up to 45 percent and speeding up charging by five times. Nature Communications – Graphene balls for lithium …

chinaTencent is first Asian company to top US$500 billion

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Tencent, headed by Pony Ma Huateng, has seen its stock price soar nearly 120 per cent so far this year. The Shenzhen-based company reported third quarter net income rose 69 per cent on year, beating market estimates. Earnings were boosted …