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Apple boosts its 'Project Titan' electric car plan by hiring the cofounder of EV startup Canoo, who also spent 30 years at BMW

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin / WireImage Apple hired a former BMW exec and Canoo cofounder to work on its electric car project, Bloomberg first reported. Ulrich Kranz spent 30 years at BMW before setting up startup Canoo, which he became CEO of in 2019. Apple is reportedly building a self-driving electric car, but has made no public announcements. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former BMW executive and cofounder of autonomous electric ve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Bmw, Nissan, Huawei, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Reuters, SPAC


Apple's Orders for Key iPhone 13 Camera Component Expected to Outstrip Entire Android Market

Major camera upgrades coming to the iPhone 13 series are putting increased pressure on suppliers to meet Apple's demand for key lens components, according to a new DigiTimes report. Apple has reportedly put Taiwan-based makers of voice coil motor (VCM) components on notice to increase their capacity by 30-40% in order to meet the company's demand, which is expected to outstrip the entire Android market this year. The sources pointed out that the next-generation iPhones are expected to have u...
Tags: Apple, US, Taiwan, Huawei, Digitimes.com, DigiTimes, iPhone 13


Global smartphone market continues rebound with 26% Q1 bump

More signs of the global market righting the ship after a disastrous 2020. point to 26% increase in global sales year over year for the first quarter of 2021. The overall increase is an impressive one, though it comes after a couple of years of market slow down, followed by a step drop amid the pandemic. Manufacturers got hit from all sides last year. 2020 kicked things off with a manufacturing slowdown, as China and greater Asia were the first to be impacted by the effects of Covid-19. In th...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Asia, Hardware, China, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Gartner, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi Vivo


US Pentagon Changes Its Mind About DJI Drones

After temporarily grounding its fleet of more than 500 DJI drones in January 2020 over cybersecurity concerns, the Pentagon has finally cleared two of DJI's drones of any security risks. An analysis of the two DJI drones built for government use found "no malicious code or intent" and are "recommended for use by government entities and forces working with US services," a report summary said. Pocketnow reports: Specifically, the Pentagon has cleared only two drone models so far -- the DJI Mavic P...
Tags: US, Tech, Pentagon, Interior Department, Huawei, Commerce Department, Matrice, Pocketnow


Biden bans US investment in Chinese military and tech surveillance sectors

Executive order will enforce a ban on 59 companies including Huawei and chip maker SMIC as president expands Trump-era policyJoe Biden has signed an executive order that bans American entities from investing in dozens of Chinese companies with alleged ties to defense or surveillance technology sectors.In a move that his administration says will expand the scope of a legally flawed Trump-era order, the US treasury will enforce and update on a “rolling basis” the new ban list of about 59 companies...
Tags: Technology, China, US, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Biden, Huawei, Trump, SMIC, Biden Administration


White House expands investment ban on Chinese tech and telecom companies

The Biden administration has replaced and expanded Trump-era restrictions on investing in certain Chinese firms deemed supportive of that country’s surveillance and military apparatus. Major tech, space and telecom companies are listed in the initial 59 covered by the executive order, with more to come by order of the Treasury. “I find that the use of Chinese surveillance technology outside the PRC and the development or use of Chinese surveillance technology to facilitate repression or serious ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Government, White House, China, Tech, Telecom, Treasury, Biden, Huawei, Defense Department, ZTE, Trump, China Mobile, China Unicom, PRC, SMIC


Delivery, drones and DHL

Locus (not to be confused with this Locus) is one of those names that’s been popping up a lot in the news — and this roundup — over the past year. Last time we spoke to the Massachusetts company, it was around a sizable raise — $150 million to be nearly precise. That effectively valued the company as a unicorn. Core to the company’s successes are its partnerships (as is the case with any robotics fulfillment company). DHL has been a big (or the biggest) name in the mix since 2017. Amid pandemic ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Tech, Ford, Dji, Pentagon, Toyota, States, Robotics, DHL, Huawei, Hyundai, Loon


Huawei's HarmonyOS Arrives With iPad-Inspired Tablet UI, Apparent Android Base

Two years into its ban from the US Government and, in turn, access to the Play Store on its Android-powered devices, Huawei is unveiling HarmonyOS. The platform is an alternative to Android that powers TVs, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. 9to5Google reports: Announced at an event today, Huawei is positioning HarmonyOS as an operating system that can handle just about everything, from the smartphone in your pocket to IoT devices such as "power sockets and lamps." The company says the goal...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Huawei, Evan Blass, EMUI, Techradar, Twitter Android Authority


Daily Crunch: Spotify’s new ‘Only You’ feature expands on personalization investment

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 2, 2021. It’s a good day in the tech world because former unicorn Spotify is out with new features about you. Yes, the company is taking its yearly listening review to a midyear format and packing its app with even more personalized mixes. My playlists are why I won’t leave Spotify until the heat death of the universe, so ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Taylor Swift, Etsy, Tech, Gm, Electric, Huawei, Shopify, Naspers, Accel


Huawei Sure Picked an Odd Time to Launch a New Smartwatch

The Huawei Watch 3 is here, and as far as smartwatches go, it looks pretty good on paper. It’s just that, on the heels of Samsung giving up on Tizen and partnering with Google for a unified wearable platform, this doesn’t feel like an auspicious time to launch a flagship smartwatch running a proprietary OS.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Science, Microsoft, Samsung, Adidas, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Tizen, Fitbit, Huawei, Google Mobile Services


Huawei officially launches Android alternative HarmonyOS for smartphones

Think you’re living in a hyper-connected world? Huawei’s proprietary HarmonyOS wants to eliminate delays and gaps in user experience when you move from one device onto another by adding interoperability to all devices, regardless of the system that powers them. Two years after Huawei was added to the U.S. entity list that banned the Chinese telecom giant from accessing U.S. technologies, including core chipsets and Android developer services from Google, Huawei’s alternative smartphone operating...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Internet Of Things, Bluetooth, China, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Open Source Software


Huawei Rolls Out Its Own Operating System to Smartphones

Huawei has launched its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets, as it adapts to having lost access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist.
Tags: Google, Huawei


Huawei’s striking P50 smartphone exists, but the company can’t launch it yet

Huawei has teased the existence of the P50 Series smartphone during an online launch event but admits it cannot provide a launch date for the phone yet.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Huawei, P50, P50 Pro, P50 Series


Huawei Ex-director On Trial In Poland On China Spying Charge

An anonymous reader shares a report: Two men accused of spying for China went on trial Tuesday in Warsaw -- a Chinese citizen who is a former sales director of Huawei in Poland and a Polish cybersecurity expert. The men, Weijing Wang and Piotr Durbajlo, have both pleaded not guilty. At the start of Tuesday's session in Poland's capital, a prosecutor requested that the trial be held in secret because of the classified nature of some of the evidence. Defense lawyers objected, saying the nature o...
Tags: China, Tech, Poland, Huawei, Warsaw, Wang, Weijing Wang, Huawei Ex, Piotr Durbajlo, Durbajlo, Huawei Read


Huawei Borrows Heavily From iPad Pro With New 'MatePad Pro,' 'Harmony OS,' and 'M-Pencil'

In an attempt to rival the iPad Pro and iPadOS, Huawei today launched three new tablets as part of its "MatePad" tablet lineup, including a new 10.8-inch and 12.6-inch MatePad Pro and the MatePad 11. Image Credit: The Verge As The Verge reports, all three devices are the first Huawei tablets to run its own "HarmonyOS" operating system, announced earlier in 2019. In addition, the smaller 10.8-inch MatePad Pro and MatePad 11 also feature Huawei's own custom-designed Kirin processor, rather tha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, China, Huawei, Apple Pencil, Kirin, Evan Blass, Snapdragon Due, M Pencil


Huawei launches its own operating system on smartphones in challenge to Google Android

Huawei has launched HarmonyOS across several devices as it looks to wean itself off U.S. technology, a move that could pit it against...
Tags: Google, Huawei


Huawei to Roll Out Its Own Operating System to Smartphones

Huawei is launching its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets as it adapts to losing access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist.
Tags: Google, Huawei


Huawei operating system coming to smartphones in Asia

The system was developed after a trade ban blocked smartphones from working fully with Google's Android.
Tags: Google, Asia, Business, Huawei


Alibaba is making its cloud OS compatible with multiple chip architectures

Alibaba’s cloud computing unit is making its Apsara operating system compatible with processors based on Arm, x86, RISC-V, among other architectures, the company announced at a conference on Friday. Alibaba Cloud is one of the fastest-growing businesses for the Chinese e-commerce giant and the world’s fourth-largest public cloud service in the second half of 2020, according to market research firm IDC. The global chip market has mostly been dominated by Intel’s x86 in personal computing and Arm ...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, China, Cloud Computing, America, Tech, Intel, Computers, Computing, Alibaba, University Of California Berkeley, Huawei, University Of California, Semiconductor, Operating System, Idc


More People Are Buying Wearables Than Ever Before

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The wearables category of consumer devices -- which includes smartwatches, fitness trackers, and augmented reality glasses -- shipped more than 100 million units in the first quarter for the first time, according to research firm IDC. Q2 2021 saw a 34.4 percent increase in sales over the same quarter in 2020. To be clear: wearables have sold that many (and more) units in a quarter before, but never in the first quarter, which tends to be a s...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, Idc


US removes Xiaomi’s designation as a Communist Chinese Military Company

Xiaomi, one of China’s high-profile tech firms that fell in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, has been removed from a U.S. government blacklist that designated it as a Communist Chinese Military Company. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated the Department of Defence’s designation of Xiaomi as a CCMC in January, a filed on May 25 shows. In February, Xiaomi sued the U.S. government over its inclusion in the military blacklist. In March, the D.C. court grante...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Government, China, US, Tech, United States, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Huawei, U.s. Government, Trump, The Company, Department of Defence, Trump Administration, Communist Chinese Military Company


Huawei's HarmonyOS Is Finally Coming to Phones on June 2

Huawei has long been working on its own fork of Android, and on June 2, Huawei’s HarmonyOS will finally make its official debut on phones. Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Ars Technica, Chrome Os, Huawei, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Mobile Operating System, Harmonyos, Technology Internet, Fuschia Os


Huawei Founder Urges Shift To Software To Counter US Sanctions

Founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Ren Zhengfei has called on the company's staff to "dare to lead the world" in software as the company seeks growth beyond the hardware operations that U.S. sanctions have crippled. From a report: The internal memo seen by Reuters is the clearest evidence yet of the company's direction as it responds to the immense pressure sanctions have placed on the handset business that was at its core. Ren said in the memo the company was focusing on software...
Tags: Tech, Huawei, Reuters, Ren, Huawei Technologies Ren Zhengfei


Huawei’s ‘replacement’ for Android will launch June 2, but does it stand a chance?

Trump’s ban on Huawei was arguably the biggest single blow to the smartphone ecosystem in recent years, crippling the company’s prospects in western markets where access to Google services is essential for Android users. Since then, Huawei has been focusing on building its own mobile OS, and we now know it is set to arrive soon: Huawei announced that HarmonyOS — known as Hongmeng in China — will launch on June 2. HarmonyOS has technically been around as an OS for the internet-of-things for a whi...
Tags: Google, Startups, China, Huawei, Insider, Trump, Plugged


US-Backed Consortium Beats China's for Massive 5G Contract Blanketing Ethiopia

"A U.S.-backed consortium beat out one financed by China in a closely watched telecommunications auction in Ethiopia — handing Washington a victory in its push to challenge Beijing's economic influence around the world," reports the Wall Street Journal: The East African country said Saturday it tapped a group of telecommunications companies led by the U.K.'s Vodafone Group PLC to build a nationwide, 5G-capable wireless network. The group had won financial backing for the multibillion-dollar p...
Tags: Washington, China, Africa, US, Tech, Beijing, Vodafone, Ethiopia, Huawei, ZTE Corp, Huawei Technologies Co, International Development Finance Corp, U K s Vodafone Group PLC, Zemedeneh Negatu, Fairfax Africa Fund LLC


Huawei's Cloud Services Find Government Buyers

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is finding plenty of government buyers for its cloud services despite growing suspicion of the company, according to new data compiled by the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Reconnecting Asia Project. From a report: Middle-income countries without strong civil freedoms are the most common customers for Huawei's cloud and e-government services. By the numbers: CSIS researchers found 70 agreements in 41 countries between governments (or state-owned ente...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Tech, Zambia, Huawei, Freedom House, CSIS


Huawei Could Eavesdrop on 6.5 Million Dutch Cellphone Users Without their Knowledge

"Chinese technology provider Huawei was recently accused of being able to monitor all calls made using Dutch mobile operator KPN," writes the Conversation. Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: The revelations are from a secret 2010 report made by consultancy firm Capgemini, which KPN commissioned to evaluate the risks of working with Huawei infrastructure. While the full report on the issue has not been made public, journalists reporting on the story have outlined specific con...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, Tech, Legislation, Netherlands, Huawei, Slashdot, Capgemini, KPN


6 reasons why you should get involved in Malaysia’s booming tech industry

I was lucky to attend the “Malaysia: Tech Rising Star in Southeast Asia” webinar earlier this week. Featuring a variety of speakers from different fields of expertise, the event was organised by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) in partnership with the Department of International Trade (DIT) and also the Northern Powerhouse initiative. One thing clear from the outset was the passion and enthusiasm that the presenters had for what Malaysia has to offer on the global stage. Indeed, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, England, Southeast Asia, International Trade, Tech, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Linguistics, Yorkshire, Huawei, Northern England, Brexit, Commonwealth


Huawei eavesdropped on 6.5 million Dutch mobile users — here’s how

Chinese technology provider Huawei was recently accused of being able to monitor all calls made using Dutch mobile operator KPN. The revelations are from a secret 2010 report made by consultancy firm Capgemini, which KPN commissioned to evaluate the risks of working with Huawei infrastructure. While the full report on the issue has not been made public, journalists reporting on the story have outlined specific concerns that Huawei personnel in the Netherlands and China had access to security-ess...
Tags: Security, Startups, China, Tech, Netherlands, Huawei, Capgemini, KPN


China expresses concern over its absence in India’s 5G trials

China expressed concern on Wednesday over India’s move to not grant any Chinese firm permission to participate in 5G trials in the world’s second largest internet market as the two neighboring nations struggle to navigate business ties amid their geo-political tensions. India’s Department of Telecommunications earlier this week approved over a dozen firm’s applications to conduct a six-month trial to test the use and application of 5G technology in the country. Among those who have received the ...
Tags: Asia, Australia, Government, China, India, Nokia, Samsung, Tech, WTO, Huawei, Ericsson, Airtel, ZTE, 5g, Chinese Embassy, U S U K



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