ARM suspends business with Huawei

Cambridge headquartered ARM UK-based chip designer has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei according to an internal memo. ARM instructed  employees to halt ” all active contracts, support entitlements and any pending engagements with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown, as its design contained US origin technology.…

Gas Hydrates protecting an ocean inside Pluto

  According to a global research team an insulating layer of gas hydrates could be protecting an ocean on Pluto. A Texas-sized white-coloured basin with an icy surface named Sputnik Planitia, was revealed in Pluto’s first ever close-up images. Scientists said the gas layer could exist beneath the icy surface, backing their claim with computer…

Rihanna launching new Fenty fashion line LVMH

  Rihanna, one of the best-selling music artist worldwide, has teamed up with LVMH to create luxury clothing and footwear brand, making the largest luxury group by revenues. Luxury brands like Christian Dior, Dom Perignon Champagne and Sephora owner said the new brand of ready-to-wear shoes and accessories would be named Fenty ready for spring…

Facebook has chosen London as the hub for WhatsApp payments

  Facebook has chosen London as the centre for a push into payments on its WhatsApp messaging service monetising fast-growing platform. The App which has 1.5bn users globally, will expand its workforce by a quarter  and hiring of over 100 people with most additional staff  will be in London and Dublin. Facebook said it chose…

Highly successful eCommerce in rural India

In rural India internet usage is turbocharged by lower data prices,  ecommerce growth is now the fastest outside India’s eight tier one cities, and industry rivals like Amazon which has committed over £5bnand local rivals are competing fiercely for a new wave of customers. Young entrepreneur Ananda Mishra founded his small ecommerce business Grozip in…

Tencent’s new “Tech for good “ vision

China’s Tencent is going on centre stage for its vision of ethics in artificial intelligence in a break with the company’s traditional reclusive style. It changed it favoured approach to ethics that combined not only socially beneficial use of AI for medical purposes or agriculture but also a social contract between companies and users to…

Apple brakes through $1tn barrier

  Apple revisited $1tn valuation on iPhone yesterday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief at signs that it has put the worst of the iPhone tumble behind it. The tech had predicted a quicker rebound than expected from a six month revenue slide, caused by weaker iPhone handset sales, especially in China. The…

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…

3rd planet discovered in two-solar system

Astronomers from the San Diego University has discovered a third planet in a two-star system  named Kepler -47  which is seven times the size of the Earth and the largest in its system. The team  used NASA’s Kepler space telescope to find the Neptune-to-Saturn -size planet orbiting between two previously known planets. Kepler-47 is 3,…

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.