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Xiaomi to equip smartphones with Samsung camera sensors as South Korean giant retreats from China

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch two smartphones using Samsung camera sensors, amid the latter’s retreat from China.Xiaomi’s co-founder and president Lin Bin said at a briefing in Beijing that the two companies would launch two new phones, one 108-megapixel Xiaomi brand smartphone and a 64-megapixel Redmi brand smartphone that will both contain some of Samsung’s camera technology.The company did not give more details about these phones nor did it… Source link

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NEA issues summons to resident after thermal camera catches smoker in HDB corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Bedok resident has been asked to provide details of a person smoking at the corridor of his unit, after a thermal camera installed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) caught the smoker on several occasions. In a letter dated June 6 sent to the lessee of a unit at Block 620 Bedok Reservoir Road, NEA stated that a surveillance camera had caught on video “people smoking at the corridor… and entering/exiting from the unit” on 12 occasions from April 11-14. Smoking at HDB common areas is an…

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Stocks Blog: China markets fall as Trump targets mainland surveillance camera makers

Good morning, traders. China’s surveillance camera sector is now in the Trump spotlight. In addition to Hikvision Digital, which fell yesterday on news reports it was being targeted, Megvii, Zhenjiang Danhua Technology, Meiya Pico and Iflytek could be banned from U.S. components or software, Bloomberg reports. We’ll keep you up on the fallout in markets from the new tech storm added to the tariff tornado, plus the latest on rare earth-linked stocks, which are getting a new boost from… Source link

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How 9/11 and China’s plan for blanket surveillance helped Hikvision and Dahua dominate the global CCTV camera market

China is famous for its one-industry towns. Gurao in southern Guangdong province is known for making bras. Qiaotou in Zhejiang province produces most of the world’s buttons. The city of Tianjin to the north is a major manufacturer of bicycles.Then there is Hangzhou’s Binjiang district, east of the Qiantang River that winds through the city, about 10 kilometres from the famed West Lake, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Once mostly farmland, the Binjiang district is now home to many manufacturers,… Source link

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Leica Camera backs away from promotional video depicting ‘Tank Man’ in Tiananmen Square

Leica Camera AG has sought to distance itself from a promotional video – depicting photographers covering the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown three decades ago – that has landed the German company in hot water in China.The five-minute promotional video, “The Hunt”, depicts various dark moments of war and conflicts through the lenses of photojournalists. But its main plot follows a Western journalist inside a Beijing hotel in 1989, who tries to go outside to document the shooting but is… Source link

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Singapore gym flamed online after discovery of CCTV camera placed near changing room, Singapore News

A gym is in hot water after the questionable placement of a surveillance camera sparked furore online. But what made matters worse was the gym’s cringe-worthy response which left many netizens angry and confused. In a Facebook post on March 15, Virgin Active Singapore addressed concerns of a CCTV placed near what appears to be a changing room. In the post, the gym stressed that the camera “is pointed at a communal area where our female members can pick up a bathrobe to put on” before plugging their gym membership benefits.  The post…

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Chinese surveillance camera supplier Hikvision posts slowest profit growth in a decade

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, a key camera supplier for China’s surveillance system, reported the slowest annual pace of profit growth in more than a decade amid growing headwinds in overseas markets. Net income in 2018 rose 20.5 per cent to 11.3 billion yuan (US$1.76 billion), the Hangzhou-based company said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Thursday. Revenue climbed 23 per cent to 51.2 billion yuan. The company said it maintained a high level of investment into research development while continuing to develop domestic and overseas markets. Its…

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GoPro to move US-bound camera production out of China to avoid trade war tariffs

GoPro will move most of its US-bound camera production out of China by the summer of 2019, becoming one of the first brand-name electronics makers to take such action to minimise the impact of the escalating trade war. The company is still deciding where to relocate the manufacturing operation, although cameras headed for other countries will continue to be made in China. “Today’s geopolitical business environment requires agility,” GoPro chief financial officer Brian McGee said on Monday. “We’re proactively addressing tariff concerns.” The trade war between the world’s two biggest…

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Mercedes driver caught on camera allegedly harassing cyclist, Singapore News

A Mercedes-Benz driver was caught on camera allegedly harassing a cyclist earlier this month in Kranji Way. In a video on the Roads.sg Facebook page, two cyclists can be seen cycling on the road when a blue Mercedes-Benz sounds its horn while speeding towards them. The video was recorded by the rear camera mounted on the bicycle of another cyclist who was in front of the two. The incident happened at about 10am. One of the cyclists is seen moving out of the car’s way after hearing the horn. The…

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China’s two largest surveillance camera makers take a beating from US ban

Investors on Friday dumped shares of the world’s top two security camera makers – Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejian Dahua Technology – after they warned that a move to ban the use of Chinese made surveillance equipment by the US federal government could have wider ramifications on their business. The US Senate passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday, under which the US government will be banned from buying Chinese-made surveillance equipment from several Chinese firms. The US president is yet to sign the bill into law.…

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