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China is a travel destination that is sure to be on the bucket list of many. It has a deeply fascinating history, an established...

Scientists gene-hack human cells with squid DNA to turn them invisible

The idea of gene-hacking, taking DNA from one organism and transplanting it into another’s cells, is certainly controversial. Some support it fervently while others...

IDC projects 12 percent drop in smartphone sales this year due to COVID-19

The outlook for the smartphone industry has been grim all year. A recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows how bad things...

Harvard’s cockroach-inspired microbot is the size of a penny

Most robots sacrifice a fair degree of dexterity when their size shrinks. That isn’t true for the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) developed at the...

Global semiconductor revenue up by 6.1 percent annually in April

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) recently noted worldwide component sales rose by 6.1 percent year-over-year in April. The trade organization also noted industry revenue...

Taiwan to offer foreign chipmakers $334 million in subsidies

Taiwan plans to attract foreign semiconductor manufacturers with NT$10 billion ($334 million) in subsidies, reports Bloomberg. The initiative would cover as much as half...

Amazon launching June fashion sale event to rebound from COVID-19

Amazon has plans to launch a fashion discount event later this month for third-party sellers, reports CNBC. The e-commerce giant is staging the initiative...

Report: Apple considering $334 million investment in new Taiwanese LED factory

Apple is considering an investment of NT$10 billion ($334 million) in a Taiwanese LED and microLED plant, reports Taiwan Sourcing Service Provider (CENS). If...

CES 2021 to be held both in-person in Las Vegas and digitally

The coronavirus pandemic has caused events of all sizes around the world to be canceled. Sadly, that includes annual tech events like Google’s I/O...

Inside the rise of esports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Traditional sports have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although some, like the NBA, are planning to resume their season, others are...

Report: Seagate to consolidate operations in US

Seagate, one of the world’s largest hard drive manufacturers, is committing to a large restructuring plan. As a whole, it aims to reduce its...

Samsung to expand V-NAND flash facility

Amid increasing demand for NAND memory, Samsung recently announced that it plans to expand its production capacity. Per a company press release, it will...

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Industry & Market Watch

Global semiconductor revenue up by 6.1 percent annually in April

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) recently noted worldwide component sales rose by 6.1 percent year-over-year in April. The trade organization also noted industry revenue...

Taiwan to offer foreign chipmakers $334 million in subsidies

Taiwan plans to attract foreign semiconductor manufacturers with NT$10 billion ($334 million) in subsidies, reports Bloomberg. The initiative would cover as much as half...

Samsung to expand V-NAND flash facility

Amid increasing demand for NAND memory, Samsung recently announced that it plans to expand its production capacity. Per a company press release, it will...

SMIC to raise $2.8 billion with Chinese stock exchange listing

The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has filed for a ¥20 billion ($2.8 billion) listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The chipmaker, which is...

Science & Tech News

Scientists gene-hack human cells with squid DNA to turn them invisible

The idea of gene-hacking, taking DNA from one organism and transplanting it into another’s cells, is certainly controversial. Some support it fervently while others...

IDC projects 12 percent drop in smartphone sales this year due to COVID-19

The outlook for the smartphone industry has been grim all year. A recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows how bad things...

Harvard’s cockroach-inspired microbot is the size of a penny

Most robots sacrifice a fair degree of dexterity when their size shrinks. That isn’t true for the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) developed at the...

Report: Apple considering $334 million investment in new Taiwanese LED factory

Apple is considering an investment of NT$10 billion ($334 million) in a Taiwanese LED and microLED plant, reports Taiwan Sourcing Service Provider (CENS). If...

Gadgets & Gaming

Inside the rise of esports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Traditional sports have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although some, like the NBA, are planning to resume their season, others are...

Zynga to acquire mobile game developer Peak for $1.8 billion

June 1 – Mobile gaming giant Zynga announced plans to purchase “Toon Blast” and “Toy Blast” developer, Peak, for $1.8 billion. Zynga expects the...

Nvidia’s AI recreated ‘Pac-Man’ from scratch by watching it

Nvidia is best known for its graphics cards and other computing hardware. However, it is starting to lean more heavily into the artificial intelligence...

How the Travis Scott Concert made people want to play Fortnite again

Here’s what you need to know about the Travis Scott concert in Fortnite and why it’s so important for Epic Games to nail it. If...