China EV price war: Xpeng, Huawei-backed Aito join Tesla in cutting prices

Jan 18, 2023

Logo of Chinese car manufacturer Xpeng Motors. Credit: 123RF China’s electric vehicle price war has edged up a notch, with Xpeng Motors and Huawei-backed Aito now following Tesla in slashing prices on their lineups, responding to intensifying competition as Tesla’s China-made vehicles gain market share. Why it matters: These latest price cuts could force more EV makers to follow suit, hitting profit margins that have already been squeezed by the recent sharp rise of battery raw m ...read more

Apple announces powerful Mac mini with M2 & M2 Pro chipsets

Jan 18, 2023

Apple has announced the release of updated Mac mini systems with their new M2 M2 Pro chipsets.  Apple says that compared to the previous generation Mac mini, their new M2 and M2 Pro chips bring a faster next-generation CPU and GPU, much higher memory bandwidth, and a more powerful media engine to Mac mini, delivering extraordinary performance and industry-leading power efficiency. “With incredible capabilities and a wide array of connectivity in its compact design, Mac mini is used in so man ...read more

What is Thyme? | Top 4 Benefits of Thyme

Jan 18, 2023

What is Thyme? | Top 4 Benefits of Thyme. If you are interested in learning more about Thyme, please contact us. Discover the culinary and medicinal properties of thyme, a perennial herb well known for its fragrant leaves and multiple culinary uses.  Thyme can enhance the flavor of meats and sauces and also offer health benefits, such as improving immunity and reducing respiratory problems.  Introduction: This herb has been used for centuries for culinary, medicinal, and decorative pur ...read more


Lenovo goes bigger, bolder with new dual-screen Yoga Book 9i

Jan 18, 2023

As hybrid living continues to blur the lines between work and recreation, Lenovo has introduced bold new products to address the wide-ranging needs of the modern consumer.  The new, cutting-edge Yoga Book 9i hails a new chapter for Yoga in incredible innovation, premium style, and performance for versatile experiences. Redefining what an all-in-one desktop computer could look like, the Yoga AIO 9i is more than meets the eye.  In tablets, the new feature-rich Lenovo Tab Extreme and Lenovo Smar ...read more

World Cup: Chaotic scenes in Buenos Aires after celebrations

Jan 18, 2023

Some Argentinian football fans clashed with police on the streets of Buenos Aires after World Cup victory celebrations. Clashes began when riot police tried to remove people from the top of the obelisk monument in the city centre, according to local media. Millions of people peacefully attended a victory parade in the capital, however it was stopped after two supporters jumped from a bridge onto the open-topped bus that carried the players. Local press reported that at least one football fan ...read more

Freedom of Thought Is a Human Right

Jan 18, 2023

In his 2019 Stanford address, Tim Cook warned about the threat to our “freedom to be human” from technology that looks to get inside our heads and rearrange the furniture. His “freedom to be human” is, essentially, our fundamental right to freedom of thought—an absolute right that has been mostly overlooked until now. The importance of Tim Cook’s speech was the recognition that Silicon Valley itself could never have come into existence in the current climate. Technology that unde ...read more

Your pictures on the theme of 'bright lights'

Jan 18, 2023

We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme of "bright lights". Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world. Image source, Lucy Spiers Image caption, Lucy Spiers: "The reflections of the bright sign on the wet paving were so pretty and really caught my eye. Glad to see the same fish and chips van still operates on the Southbank and survived the pandemic." Image source, Simon Torr Image caption, Simon Tor ...read more

Douyin expects local life services GMV to double to RMB 150 billion in 2023: report

Jan 18, 2023

High sales for local life services point to the business becoming increasingly important for Douyin’s revenue growth in 2023. Credit: 123RF ByteDance-owned short-video platform Douyin, China’s equivalent to TikTok, has set RMB 150 billion ($22.2 billion) as its annual target for local life service sales in 2023, twice its actual gross merchandise volume (GMV) of RMB 77 billion in 2022, Chinese media outlet 36Kr reported on Jan. 15. Douyin’s local life services unit head told 36K ...read more

Didi gets approval for new user registration, closing 18-month investigation

Jan 18, 2023

Didi has been given the green light by the Chinese government to resume registering new users for its ride-hailing app and downloads through app stores after it made a “comprehensive rectification” over the past year, the company announced on Monday. This marks the official end of China’s 18-month investigation into Didi for alleged cybersecurity compliance issues, which began on July 2, 2021, just two days after the ride-hailing giant went public in the US. The company was delisted fro ...read more

Tencent and NetEase secure game approvals for third straight month as regulator issues 88 new licenses

Jan 18, 2023

On Tuesday, 88 China-made online games were licensed by China’s media regulator, including titles from Tencent, NetEase, and miHoYo. Shenzhen-based Tencent and Hangzhou-based NetEase received game licenses for the third consecutive month, in a sign that China’s long-running freeze on new gaming approvals may finally have thawed. Undawn, an open-world survival game developed by Tencent’s LightSpeed Studios, and Alchemy Stars, a role-playing mobile game developed by the tech giant’s ...read more