Honor 10 – more than half a Huawei P20

Huawei's Honor brand launched the Honor 10 on a global basis today (May 15th) following its China-only launch a few weeks ago. The Honor 10's…

Huawei seeking to ‘own’ smartphone photography with P20 series

Huawei today launched the much-leaked, but much needed P20 and P20 Pro series smartphones. These add to the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro to create a…

Ready Player One – Lessons for the future of virtual reality

March 2018 will see the release of the latest Stephen Spielberg blockbuster, Ready Player One. The film is based on a book of the same name written…

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Autonomous Vehicles To Drive Semiconductor Development

As vehicles transition from present day Level Two vehicles to full Level Four and Five autonomy, they will need to handle substantially larger…

Blockchain: a disruptive force

In recent months, the success of Bitcoin has focused attention on its underlying technology, blockchain and led to the realisation that blockchain…

AI – Chip Vendors Betting on Artificial Intelligence

Overview: GPUs and AI-specific processors have the potential to displace the traditional CPU in the next few years with profound implications for the…

Vodafone in Consumer IoT Push

Vodafone has launched four devices under a new IoT brand, V by Vodafone. The devices cover a number of different areas: V-Auto, a dongle that plugs…

Advanced Audio Tech Drives New Applications in Smartphones and Beyond

New developments in high definition audio will enable startling new capabilities in smartphones and other connected devices in the IoT, healthcare…

Huawei joins Apple in launching AI-capable smartphones

Huawei today launched its Mate-10 series of smartphones at a high profile event in Munich, Germany. That it chose to do so on a day that was declared…

Bezel-less and Alternative Aspect Ratio Displays: new attempts at hardware differentiation

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Leveraging Curved Technologies to Improve Smartphone Aesthetics and Ergonomics

Curved glass and curved display technologies are being used by handset OEMs to create more aesthetically beautiful smartphone designs as well as to…

Huawei overtakes Apple as world’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a…

Huawei Surpasses Apple to be the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Huawei rising on its momentum has surpassed Apple consistently for the first time to capture the second spot globally Hong Kong, Seoul, New Delhi,…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

Wearables: Can a smartwatch hack it as a sports watch?

Huawei launched the second edition of its Huawei Watch series at MWC earlier this year. The watch comes in two flavours: Classic and Sport. The one I…

IoT-based Telematics Will Revolutionize Productivity in Commercial Vehicle Fleets

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, commercial fleet operators are turning to ever-more sophisticated IoT-based telematics systems,…

Amazon Echo Look: playing a longer game

Amazon is introducing a new variant of the Echo voice assistant, Echo Look. It is currently available only by invitation at a cost of $199. It is…

Amazon & Social ‘e’nfluence

The ecommerce battles are rising with Amazon being at the forefront of the landscape but many regional competitors  (Flipkart in India, Lazada in…