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China Ends Foreign Ownership Cap On EV Battery Makers

The Chinese government has announced that it has lifted the cap on foreign ownership of companies that make batteries for new-energy vehicles (NEVs) and companies that make electric systems for automobiles. The move could have consequences for possible investments in China by EV companies like …

Samsung unveils world's first UFS memory cards — the successor to microSD

What comes after microSD cards for removable storage? Samsung has the answer: UFS. The company announced today the world's first removable UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory cards, offering storage capacity of either 32, 64, 128, or 256 gigabytes, and performance speeds that simply blow older …

Phones

10 Ways to Reduce Vacation Stress so You Can Truly Unwind

Going on vacation has been proven to be good for your health. In fact, studies have shown that men who fail to go on vacation at least once a year …

Weekend Box Office: ‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Just Had The Best ‘Original’ Opening EVER

Going into the weekend, most analysts had <i>The Secret Life Of Pets</i> projected to earn between $70 and $80 million, which would’ve been massive for an original, non-sequel, animated movie. Many assumed that <i>Finding Dory</i>‘s still prominent place in theaters would hurt another animated film somehow. …

Can Xbox's New Asia Head Win The Hearts And Minds Of Asian Gamers?

Bradley Hopkinson is a man on a mission.<p>The newly appointed General Manager, Consumer Group Asia at Microsoft comes on board during an interesting time for the computer giant. Under CEO Satya Nadella, the Redmond-based company has seen a renessaince of sorts, shedding the ultra-corporate image that …

A wild Pokemon Go appears in Asia

Enterprising trainers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei were momentarily able to start hunting for Pokemon on Monday when the servers to Nintendo's wildly popular, region-locked Pokemon Go briefly went live.<p>The app wasn't, and still isn't, officially available in those countries, but Apple owners …

Pokémon

Japan stocks rally after Prime Minister Abe election win

<b>Japan's share market rallied after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government claimed a major election victory over the weekend, spurring hopes of further economic stimulus under his leadership.</b><p>Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed 4% higher at 15,708.82 points.<p>The broader Topix gained 3.8% to end at …

Wal-Mart offers 'free shipping with no minimum' to tackle Amazon's Prime Day

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) will offer free shipping with no minimum purchase on all online orders for five days starting on July 11, stepping up its battle against Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) highly publicized shopping event “Prime Day”.<p>Shopping carts are seen outside a new Wal-Mart …

eCommerce