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Chinese tech firms hit by trade war

If the upcoming results from China’s top technology, e-commerce and consumer electronic firms are anything to go by, then the trade war with the US is starting to have a significant impact.

According to analysts, tech companies in China are set to report a sharp slowdown in revenue growth for the June quarter, as both the Chinese economy and consumer spending have slowed. China’s economic growth fell to just 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least ...

Apple's diversification strategy pays off

Apple’s revenues hit a solid $53.8 billion in the last quarter of which the iPhone contributed $26 billion and, in response, the company’s shares have jumped. The tech giant is almost back to a valuation of $1trn.

Confidential details are being picked up by Siri

Contractors, working for Apple, regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex, as part of their job of providing quality control when it comes to the company's Siri voice assistant.


What are the prospects and challenges for the UK when it comes to the development and application of AI?

Radio silence

According to a security researcher, the state of IoT security is dire and to support his claim he points to the fact that over 2 million security cameras, baby monitors and other IoT enabled devices are still vulnerable – four months on from when he disclosed a variety of design flaws.

What will a phone look like in ten years?

Remember predictive texting? It was a huge improvement from the multi-tap approach. Mobile phones have come a long way since then and advancements in the industry are not slowing down. Sophie Charpentier, the Graphene Flagship Business Developer for Electronics, predicts what we can expect from the smartphone of the future

Fintech is now the new normal

In the latest issue of New Electronics, we take a look at fintech and how technology is impacting banking and financial services. Like self-driving cars or artificial intelligence, new technologies are having a massive impact on our financial lives at a time when consumers expect on-the-go, 24/7 access to, use and management of their money.

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