CES

Everything We Know About Apple's Next iPhone Announcement

iPhone season is upon us.<p>The Super Bowl for Apple fans has almost arrived and this year could bring some major changes to the Cupertino-based …

Innovation

Ford’s New CEO Has a Cerebral Style—and to Many, It’s Baffling - WSJ

Senior executives at Ford Motor Co. have come to expect emails from their new boss, Chief Executive Jim Hackett, that include links to TED Talks and articles from Science Daily. They often come around 11 p.m., when he catches up on his reading.<p>The former chief of an office-furniture maker, Mr. …

Profit

Faraday Future’s FF 91 starts down the assembly line

EV startup Faraday Future (FF) has announced that the first complete body-in-white for its upcoming FF 91 luxury EV has initiated full-vehicle …

Electric Vehicles

Y Combinator will expand to China with Qi Lu as CEO

Y Combinator is planning to launch a startup accelerator in China. YC China will also have its own CEO: artificial intelligence champion Qi Lu. The former Baidu and Microsoft executive will also act as head of YC Research, which will open offices in Seattle.<p>“One of the things that Qi and I really …

Startups

Intel confirms three security flaws in its chips

Top U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. on Tuesday confirmed that three more severe security flaws were found in some of its microprocessors that could pose …

News (China)

Tencent-Backed Chinese EV Maker Seeks $1.8 Billion U.S. IPO

NIO Inc., the electric-car maker backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering as it gears up to …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Unilever to use JD.com to move products across China

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese ecommerce firm JD.com has agreed a deal with Unilever to move products like Lipton’s tea and Lux soap between warehouses across China as the consumer goods firm looks to expand sales in more remote parts of the country.<p>A sign of China's e-commerce company JD.com is seen …

eCommerce

YouTube is paying its stars again, report says

Google's YouTube is paying its digital stars up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to vouch for new features it rolls out, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the deals.<p>In a statement, YouTube said it has "no new initiative in place."<p>"We have always invested in our …

Social Media

Comment: How AI and convergence turns electronic engineers into invention developers

If there is one thing to be learned from the numerous consumer electronics trade shows that have taken place in recent years, it’s that leveraging …

Machine Learning

Nvidia is a ‘top pick’ because of the chipmaker’s upcoming chips, Cowen says

Nvidia's shares will rise in the coming year due to strong sales from its new graphics chips, according to a Cowen analyst.<p>The firm reiterated its …

Consumer Tech

Crafter’s paradise: The US creativity market is a $44 billion industry

The total size of the US creative industry is now $43.9 billion, according to new research from the Association For Creative Industries, until recently known as the Craft and Hobby Association. That’s an increase of 45% from the $30.1 billion measured last time the study was done in 2011, using …

Hobby Lobby

How a Billion-Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Startup Lost Its Way

Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014. It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects …

Automotive Industry

Routes: Alaska at SFO + Southwest, Delta, American, Korean, Frontier

Alaska will drop a San Francisco route this fall<p>In route news, Alaska Airlines will drop a Midwest route from San Francisco; Southwest begins new service out of Los Angeles and Denver; American will fly a new transpacific route – but only temporarily – in January and adds a pair of domestic routes; …

San Francisco

The Samsung Galaxy S10 To Use Ultrasonic Fingerprint Recognition.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) The under-screen fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy S10 is likely to be the strongest selling point. The feature was rumored to …

Mobile

Microsoft nearly banned Gab over post saying Jews should be raised as livestock

Anti-Semitic posts deleted after Azure threatens to stop hosting "free speech" site.<p>The Microsoft Azure cloud computing service threatened to stop …

Rights & Freedoms

The Vegas That Doesn’t Need to Stay in Vegas

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But does it have to? A recent trip revealed a whole new side to Sin City filled with art, wildlife, …

Sin City

Amazon doubles down on vehicles as the next domain for digital brain Alexa with new tools

Amazon’s mission to put Alexa everywhere took another step forward today with the announcement of a new set of tools to build the digital assistant …

Amazon

Belun brings AI to wearable healthcare devices

Wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches are gaining popularity in the global market. Hong Kong startup Belun Technology has …

Hong Kong

These appliance finishes will make you forget stainless steel

Home Appliances

Five Intriguing, Forward-Thinking Chinese Car Brands

by Jaclyn Trop<p>For an outsider, the streets of many Chinese cities can feel like a parallel universe. Of course, Chinese drivers are fond of Buicks and Mercedes-Benzes, but the recent proliferation of homegrown brandsespecially from electric vehicle-makersis giving the worlds largest automotive …

Electric Vehicles

Faraday Future Makes First Body-in-White for FF 91

Faraday Future secured a <b>manufacturing plant in Hanover, California</b>, last year, with the goal of starting production on its first vehicle in 2018. And …

Electric Vehicles

BLOC President and CEO Shidan Gouran Selected to Lead an Educational Session at Major CES 2019 Event

<i>Recognized for his in-depth expertise with blockchain technology and the consumer electronics industry, BLOC’s President and CEO Shidan Gouran has</i> …

Blockchain

A Chinese electric car startup that has delivered zero cars is now valued at $3.6 billion

How deeply convinced investors are of the strength of China’s electric vehicle market? They’ve put hundreds of millions of dollars into EV startups that have yet to mass produce their vehicles.<p>The latest example is Xiaopeng Motors, an Alibaba-backed EV startup that completed a four billion yuan …

Business

High tech beauty trends that will change your skin

The largest consumer electronics trade show, formerly called Consumer Electronics Show and now solely known as CES, is happening in Las Vegas this week, with Quartz reporters reporting for a special edition of the Daily Brief—but it’s not just robo-cars and virtual reality. CES is an opportunity …

Skin Care

Medical Guardian made a smartwatch for seniors

Center City-based <b>Medical Guardian</b>, makers of medical alert products for older adults, just went live with a product for the “new senior” — a …

Wearable Tech

Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

<b>Date: August 7, 2018</b><p><b>Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM</b><p>You must be registered to participate!<p>Water conservation is more important now than ever and in no place …

Landscape Architecture

AirSelfie2 ‘flying camera’ drone debuts at retail and on Amazon

The idea of getting a drone to follow you around and take selfies for you is quite cool. And AirSelfie Holdings is taking it to the next level with AirSelfie2, its second shot at a “flying camera” drone.<p>The AirSelfie2 goes on sale at Best Buy and online at Amazon today, after debuting on …

Drones

Goldman Sachs downgrades Intel shares to sell due to its chip ‘manufacturing issues’

Intel's chip manufacturing technology issues are a big problem, according to Goldman Sachs.<p>The firm lowered its rating to sell from neutral for Intel …

Business

Cowen upgrades Qualcomm as several catalysts make chipmaker's shares a 'compelling' buy

Cowen bumped its rating on shares of Qualcomm to "outperform" from "market perform" on Monday.<p>"Several potential catalysts could unlock significant …

Consumer Tech

Huawei in British spotlight over use of U.S. firm's software

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies is facing increased scrutiny in Britain because it is using an aging software component sold by a firm based in the United States, one of the countries where lawmakers allege its equipment could facilitate Chinese spying, sources told …

Wind River