Battle lines have been drawn as the United States, or more specifically, President Donald Trump, seems to have settled into full-scale trade war against China. Recent months have seen tensions mount as shots and counter shots have been taken, with the two countries squaring off and going head to head. The latest move saw President Trump file a ban on Huawei products in the United States in perhaps one of the most outlandish and brazen moves possible. Huawei is, of course, the Chinese brand most commonly known for making smartphones. It is also no secret that Huawei also happens to be the fastest growing and second biggest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.
Facebook recently unveiled it’s new dedicated hardware; Portal. At first glance, the small tablet seems to be a nifty little gadget, capable of only a few basic functions, but impressive in its design. The Portal is a dedicated video chat device, sharply reminiscent of video communication devices many 80s movies were sure would dominate the future.
Of course, video chat never really did dominate long distance communication as was anticipated. Mostly because sending a text is the logical, obvious alternative, not requiring that anyone comb their hair or force a smile. Still, the Portal is impressive in its adaptability. [Read more…]
Apple officially became the first US company to reach a market capitalisation, or stock market value, of over one trillion dollars on 2 August 2018. Experts explained that it could move back and forth over this line due to market volatility, but as of the beginning of September it has held onto its 4-comma value. [Read more…]
The 2018 World Cup had a number of spectacular moments. But perhaps one of the most impressive did not take place on the field. Instead, it took place during an interview, where science fiction became reality. Belgium national team player Eden Hazard gave an interview straight after his team had beaten Brazil in the quarter final, and it seemed about as interesting as any number of other interviews that had taken place. [Read more…]
Brand names go a long way in this day and age. When you think computers Microsoft is likely the first name that comes to mind, which says a great deal about the reach and power of the brand. It is little wonder then that Microsoft is one of the top 5 most valuable brands in the world. Few brands come close to the staggering value of Microsoft, and even fewer manage to outdo the global software giant. It does speak volumes, however, that the top 5 of the biggest brands in the world are technology related for the first time ever in history. [Read more…]