US 5G ban fails to dent Huawei revenue

The Shenzhen-based Huawei’s first quarter revenue rose 39 per cent from the previous year to Rmb179.7bn (£21bn), suggesting US efforts to persuade countries to ban the Chinese group’s telecoms equipment from their 5G networks have not tempered growth. Although Australia and Canada have joined US in blocking Huawei kit several European countries have effectively rowed…

Weed culture

In England and Wales, 30 per cent, around 10 million adults, 16 to 64 have tried the drug at least once, according to the annual crime survey. Cannabis is classified as a Class B or middle risk substance, as around the world or “420” – Cannabis users will be lighting up to celebrate “weed culture”…

Crash of the Hyper modern dream machine

Concorde had completed 25 years of successful flights whisking wealthy passengers from rock stars to diplomats to corporate titans  – between continents flying twice the speed of sound. This is a tale of Concorde crash, the investigation into its causes and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future. Charles Lindbergh in his Spirit…

House prices drop

Slow down in the residential property market spreads beyond London as annual house price growth in the UK is at its weakest level in almost seven years. House prices in the South-East of England  fell for the first time since 2011 in February  on year earlier, according the Office of National Statistics as London prices…

New 3D-printed device generates electricity from snowfall

The researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles  have designed a scientific device using 3D printing which can generate electricity from falling snow.  Researchers are also found that when falling snow touches sillicon, a charge is produced which the device captures, creating electricity and could be used to monitor athletes performance.

Apple and Qualcomm settle after two years of patent disputes

Apple and Qualcomm have decided to drop all ongoing litigation and settle their royalty disputes by reaching an agreement on global patent license and chipset supply. The Trump administration’s  vision of finding a national technology front runner for the forthcoming wave of 5G wireless communication may be coming true. Qualcomm’s legal settlement with Apple this…

Reliance in talks to buy Hamleys

Asia’s richest person Mukesh Ambani  is in talks to buy loss-making British toy store chain Hamleys which is now owned by Chinese fashion retailer  C Banner  who bought the  Hamleys in 2015 for £100m in cash. Reliance, the retail arm of Reliance Industries  currently has a licence to sell Hamleys products in India.  

Bugs shut down 24-hour US-Apple store

Bugs of a different kind, bed bugs temporarily shut down a 24-hours on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Staff were ordered to pack their belongings in plastic bags last Friday after a bed bug was spotted in a manager’s office. Eventually a beagle dog sniffed out the bugs in the locker area. According to an…

AI – China at the forefront of a major economic transformation

For the first times since the industrial revolution, China will be at the forefront of a major economic transformation – the advent of revolution in Artificial Intelligence according to Kai-FU Lee , former president of Google China and now a leading venture capitalist in Chinese technology. China’s “Sputnik movement”, when Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo defeated Ke…