• Apple Removes Hong Kong App After Facing Criticism from Chinese Authorities

    Apple has sided with China a day after facing criticism from the country's state media and removed an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track where the police were. According to media reports, Apple said it removed HKmap.live from its App Store a few days after it approved it. The reason:......view more

  • Cree To Set Up SiC Corridor

    Why Cree has shifted SiC wafer expansion plans from North Carolina to New York state, reports Rebecca Pool. As Cree forges ahead with its $1 billion SiC capacity expansion, company chief executive, Gregg Lowe, recently revealed a detour from the original plan. Following a mighty ......view more

  • Smartphone Typing Speeds Catching up with Keyboards

    The largest experiment to date on mobile typing sheds new light on average performance of touchscreen typing and factors impacting the text input speed. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Cambridge and ETH Zürich analysed the typing speed of tens of thousands of users on both phones......view more

  • Industry bodies tie-up to stop child labour in mica mines

    Ending child labour in mica mines is the aim of a collaboration between the Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative – the latter part of the Responsible Business Alliance. In a memorandum of understanding, they have agreed to the development of a global standard f......view more

  • HP Inc. Unveils a Broad Restructuring Plan, With Massive Layoffs and a Huge Buyback Program

    HP Inc. late Thursday Oct.3 unveiled a broad corporate restructuring plan that includes reducing its head count by as much as 16%, shifting its business model in printers, boosting its dividend, and expanding its stock-repurchase program. The company also provided better-than-expected profit guid......view more

  • Avnet Stock Tumbles on Loss of Texas Instruments Distribution Deal

    Avnet shares are trading sharply lower Friday after the electronics- component distributor disclosed that Texas Instruments has decided to end the relationship between the two companies. According to an Avnet filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Texas Instruments (ticker: TXN)......view more

  • The GM strike is really about the switch to electric cars

    From the outside looking in, the talks between the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) striking members and the management of General Motors look like normal disagreements over pay. In reality, they’re really about the future of cars in the U.S. UAW members’ anxieties and uncertainties are actually shared......view more

  • Hero to zero in 60 seconds!

    An Arizona man sprung into action and chased down a driverless Tesla being summoned by its owner because it looked like a runaway car. On September 28, a Tesla owner in Phoenix decided to test out his electric car's new 'Smart Summon' feature in a packed parking lot.     The S......view more