Huawei Likely Edged Apple For Number Two in Global Smartphone Sales in 2018

Huawei shipped over 200 million smartphones in 2018. Their top sellers were the P20, Honor 10 and Mate 20 series. In 2017, Huawei shipped 153 million phones. Samsung shipped about 300 million phones. Apple shipped 10 million more phones in the first quarter of 2018, but it is believed Apple underperformed through the rest of …

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Southeast Asian Companies success model is copying from China

Southeast Asian companies are copying business models proven to work in China. A decade ago Chinese companies had success with “Copying to China” what worked elsewhere. Now others have success with “Copy From China”. Chinese companies adopted the business models of established US technology and internet companies. They are replicating Tencent Holdings’ WeChat super-app model, …

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Software defined radios are key to satellite direct to future smartphone communication

Nextbigfuture was able to ask Rob Hoyt of Tethers Unlimited how he will be able to use 27 large high low-earth orbit satellites to provide high-speed internet directly to smartphones. The GlobalFi approach will be to put all of the antenna gain required on the space side, so it can close high-throughput links to ordinary …

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Facebook and WhatsApp activated mobs resulting in murders and ethnic violence

Increased social media anti-refugee activity was correlated to increased anti-refugee crime. A research paper “Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime” identifies the link between social media and hate crime in Germany. There is linkage between social media and hate crime. In Germany, the recently emerged right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) …

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Memristor based equation solver could cut energy used by 100 times for longer lasting smartphones

Up until now small variations in the current passing through a memristor device was not precise enough for numerical calculations. The Nanoelectronics group, University of Michigan, got around this problem by digitizing the current outputs—defining current ranges as specific bit values (i.e., 0 or 1). The team was also able to map large mathematical problems …

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Lucid AI and software removing barriers to a world with mainstream 3D experiences and VR shopping

Lucid is scaling its core 3D software technology into more mobile and smart devices featuring dual or multi-cameras. Lucid’s proprietary real-time 3D Fusion technology, which mimics how the brain processes and learns from what humans see with two eyes, will enable device manufacturers to leverage dual and multi cameras to capture 3D and depth. Lucid …

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