So you’d like to see America’s trade war in action, would you? Here’s an example: Apple’s been denied a tariff exemption for some five components used in its new Mac Pro. First reported by Bloomberg, Apple may wind up paying up to 25% more for the Mac Pro’s power adaptor, charge cable, cooling system, and an IO circuit board. Also on the list are the Mac Pro’s o...[Read More]
Huawei is not only the world’s third-largest buyer of semiconductors but, through its subsidiary HiSilicon, one of China’s biggest semiconductor makers. Being shut off from US suppliers impedes both the competitiveness of its products and the development of its own chip-making capacity.
Under pressure to come up with a solution, Huawei announced a new, lean operating system, Harmony OS, to the world on August 9. Similar to Android, Huawei’s new operating system can easily work across multiple device types, from TVs to smartphones.
Trump’s trade war is based on a simplistic understanding of the trade balance. Expanding tariffs to more and more goods will weigh on U.S. consumers, workers and businesses. And there’s no guarantee that the final outcome will be good when the dispute ends.
If you want to see how Donald Trump keeps his promises, here’s where to do that We don’t really get involved in politics, unless it has some bearing on the technology world or it’s really, really funny. This one falls under the first category, sort of. America has a new president in Donald Trump, who was inaugurated over the weekend. So here’s the deal. The first 100 days o...[Read More]
“Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President,” the headline on Facebook screamed. Another read: “Wikileaks CONFIRMS Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS… Then Drops Another BOMBSHELL!” But neither of these were true. There are part of a massive spate of misinformation and propaganda that many are arguing might have influenced the US presidential elections. “...[Read More]
The Coen brothers are writing a Silk Road movie Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Burn After Reading… there’s plenty in the Coen brothers’ oeuvre to adore. So deep is our Coen love the kooky siblings could write a silent cooking show and we’d probably watch (and love) it. So we’re pretty excited to hear they’re writing a film called “Dark Web” that...[Read More]
Nintendo’s re-releasing a Classic Mini NES (and 30 games) Nostalgia is a powerful force. It’s the reason you’re seeing the words ‘remake’ and reboot’ a whole lot, as well as an entire line of films that were first made in the 1980s and 1990s. Nintendo’s not stupid, they’re aware that people are always keen on recapturing a piece of the past, which mu...[Read More]
A censorship storm erupted at Facebook last week that further underlies how central the social network is to our lives. An investigation by tech news website Gizmodo revealed that conservatives stories are being suppressed in the “trending” news section, even though they are “organically trending among the site’s users”. Facebook hired journalists, who are called “new...[Read More]