The Sustainable Future of Food Must Bring Everyone to the Table

Nov 24, 2022

How can we feed the world sustainably? Right now, 325 million people are acutely hungry. 35 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. The world’s food systems are uneven, fragile, and only becoming more fragile with the climate crisis. “When we talk about from farm-to-fork, we need to transform the food system in a way that, yes, it supports our environment, yes, it supports our health, but also that it provides the economic return to all of the stakeholders ac ...read more

TikTok seeks 1 billion DAU and plans to expand in Brazil: report

Nov 24, 2022

TikTok is reportedly setting a goal of reaching more than 1.05 billion daily active users worldwide by year-end. Credit: 123RF With less than two months to go until 2023, the wildly short video platform TikTok is reportedly setting a goal of reaching more than 1.05 billion daily active users (DAUs) worldwide by year-end. The platform will have to add more than 200 million DAU to achieve this goal. A TikTok spokesperson told Chinese media outlet LatePost that the company hopes TikTok t ...read more

Smartphone shipments fall 9% worldwide in Q3

Nov 24, 2022

Global smartphone shipments fell 9% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022, the worst quarter since 2014, according to a new report released on Tuesday by Singapore market analysis firm Canalys. Major Chinese vendors Xiaomi, Oppo (including OnePlus), and Vivo together accounted for 33% of the global smartphone market by shipments in the third quarter of this year. However, while Xiaomi stood still with a market share of 14%, Oppo and Vivo saw slight yearly decreases in their global ship ...read more

Google will soon test Project Starline video chat booths in the real world

Nov 24, 2022

Google's elaborate video chat booths will soon exist as more than just a clever design exercise. Ars Technica reports the company will start installing Project Starline prototypes in some of its corporate partners' offices for "regular" tests later this year. In other words, Google will see how its "magic windows" work beyond on-campus demos. Program partners include Salesforce, T-Mobile and WeWork, among others. The in-house demos have included over 100 companies spread across healthcare, medi ...read more

'Liz Truss the brief?' World reacts to UK political turmoil

Nov 24, 2022

Image source, Reuters Image caption, It's not just the UK's media that has been following the political chaos The UK's economic and political turmoil over the past few weeks - culminating in nearly all of Liz Truss's original finance plans now being axed - has been watched around the world. It is rare for close allies to comment on each other's key policies at home - and if they do, it's unlikely to be an outright criticism. But at the weekend US President Joe Bide ...read more

Baidu secures approval to deploy HD maps for driver assistance systems

Nov 24, 2022

Baidu said on Monday that it has received permission from regional authorities in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou to provide automakers with its high-definition mapping technology to enable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on production vehicles. The company claimed that its lane-level HD map and in-car software would allow vehicles to change lanes and recognize traffic lights automatically. Automakers must apply for licenses to collect and use geographic data i ...read more

Should You Get a Rowing Machine?

Nov 24, 2022

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) Rowers are having a moment. Hydrow seems to be forcefully inserting itself into our Instagram feeds (or is that just mine?), and even Peloton is selling one of them. We can probably credit the Crossfit boxes of the world for the machines’ ubiquity, as rowers provide a brutal workout but also stand up neatly against the wall when you aren’t using them. So is a rower right for you? Let’s take a look. Rowing is not strength training ...read more

Apple pauses plan to source YMTC storage chips: report

Nov 24, 2022

Apple initially planned to use YMTC's storage chips as early as this year and had already completed supplier verification. Credit: YMTC Apple has paused its plans to use storage chips from Chinese supplier Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) due to mounting geopolitical pressure and criticism from US policymakers, sources told Nikkei Asia on Monday. Why it matters: Apple’s reported move comes a week after the US announced sweeping export controls on China’s semiconductor industry, ...read more

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn debuts new electric crossover and pickup truck

Nov 24, 2022

Foxconn showcased two new electric vehicle models on Tuesday but said that it currently has no plans to introduce them to the market itself, as Apple’s manufacturing partner looks to demonstrate its car-making capabilities to potential big industry clients. The Model B electric crossover has an advertised range of 450 kilometers (280 miles) on a single charge, while the Model V pickup truck, which gets up to 420 kilometers of range, will be built in its factories in Taiwan, Thailand, and ...read more

China’s CATL will power one of US’s largest battery storage projects

Nov 24, 2022

Chinese battery maker CATL said on Monday that it will supply its lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery packs to Primergy Solar, an American renewable energy infrastructure operator, for its $1.2 billion Gemini Solar+Storage Project outside of Las Vegas. Once constructed, the cornerstone project will be one of the largest solar power and battery storage facilities in US history, capable of storing more than 1.4 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of solar power in Clark County, Nevada. CATL previously had pl ...read more

Filippo Ganna smashes cycling's hour world record

Nov 24, 2022

Ganna's new world record is 1.244kms further than the previous mark Italy's Filippo Ganna has smashed cycling's hour world record - registering 56.792km in 60 minutes on a track in Switzerland. He beat the previous UCI mark, 55.548km, set by his Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Dan Bigham in August, by a margin of 1.244km. Ganna, 26, rode a specially designed 3D-printed Pinarello bike at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen. "It's amazing, fantastic for me and the staff who've worked on ...read more

Shein launches clothing resale program

Nov 24, 2022

China’s fast-fashion retailer Shein has launched an online peer-to-peer resale platform called SHEIN Exchange. The new service can be accessed through the existing SHEIN app and official website, allowing users to buy and sell previously owned Shein products, the company said on Monday. The service is now available to US customers, with plans to expand globally next year. The launch of the resale program was met with criticism over the company’s business model, which encourages the overco ...read more