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Huawei unveils smart displays under Honor brand equipped with alternative operating system to Android

Huawei Technologies debuted its much-anticipated operating system in smart displays by Honor, one of its brands, as the Chinese telecoms equipment giant prepares for a possible future without access to Google’s Android.The new Honor smart displays come with a pop-up camera for video chat and facial recognition and allow all devices equipped with the company’s self-developed Harmony OS to interact in a seamless way, Honor president George Zhao Ming said on Saturday.Users can share information,… Source link

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Chinese chip maker Loongson Technology to invest US$2.1 billion in a new smart industry park in Zhejiang as China pushes for tech self-reliance

Chinese chip maker Loongson Technology plans to invest 15 billion yuan (US$2.1 billion) for a smart industry park in China aimed at attracting smart devices manufacturers and research and development enterprises, as the country pushes for self-reliance in advanced technologies amid increasing efforts by the US to contain China’s tech development.Located near the Yiwu international trade comprehensive reform pilot area in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, the park will cover an area of over 5.3… Source link

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Huawei plans to first equip its own Hongmeng OS on new smart display devices from Honor, people say

Huawei Technologies will first equip its self-developed operating system on new smart display products to be launched by budget brand Honor this weekend, according to people familiar with the situation, as the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor continues to battle the effects of being placed on a US trade blacklist.The long-awaited OS, known as Hongmeng and now seen as a potential replacement for Google’s OS after Huawei was banned from buying American-made technology, will be introduced… Source link

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HCM City to host smart factory conference – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A conference will be held in HCM City on August 15 to discuss trends in smart factory solutions and how to build a smart industrial zone and factory environment among other topics. — Photo courtesy of the organiser HCM CITY — Vietnamese market and incentive policies for high-tech investment, trends in smart factory solutions and smart solutions using AI and IoT are among the topics that will be discussed at a conference in HCM City next month. At Smart Factory Conference, experts will also discuss…

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China’s internet giants fight for dominance in smart speakers as they target the half a billion users not yet online

Ruan Long works as an internet professional in Beijing but even he was surprised at some of the unexpected uses of the smart speaker he recently brought home.For one, his second child, now an eighteen-month-old toddler, has already been interacting with the gadget, though he is unable to recite the full name of songs, like his grandparents can. “At first, the smart speaker ignored him most of the time, as he would mumble the wake-up word ‘Xiaodu’ as ‘Aodu’,” he said.When it comes to Ruan’s… Source link

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Smartphone use, internet access critical to building a ‘smart’ HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, speaks at a conference held yesterday in the city on information and communications applications for a smart city.  VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — To achieve smart-city status, at least 90 per cent of residents in HCM City should be using a smartphone by 2022, a top official said at a communications conference held in the city on Tuesday. Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Minister of Information and Communications, said that smartphones were being used by only 60 per cent of people in the city that leads the…

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Singapore first in SEA to officially get Google Nest Hub smart displays and they go for $189 each, Digital, Singapore News

We know, we know the Google Home Hub Google Nest Hub has been out since late last year, but at least it’s finally here in an official capacity (listings have been up on Lazada for months already, mind you).  Today, Google unveiled the Nest Hub in Singapore. As a refresher, this is its smart home interface that provides visual feedback for Google Assistant via a 7-inch touchscreen display. No longer will you have to wait awkwardly around your Google Home device to listen and give commands — now you can…

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5 smart tricks Singaporeans use to save money when travelling, Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

Every so often, you’ll find a friend announcing their holiday on Instagram, turning us green with envy as we watch their feed fill up with photos and videos of their trip. A recent survey by Picodi has revealed the travelling habits of Singaporeans, including that 38 per cent of Singaporeans go on holiday twice a year.  To delve deeper on how they afford it, here are some of the most popular ways they use to save money when travelling. 1. BUYING TICKETS IN ADVANCE In the survey, 68 per cent of Singaporeans state that they buy tickets in…

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Ministry issues ICT reference framework for smart city development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The ICT reference framework for the development of smart cities (version 1.0) has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — The ICT (information and communication technology) reference framework for the development of smart cities (version 1.0) has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications as a basis for localities and businesses to develop smart city projects.  The ICT reference framework is a set of functions to link smart regions, applications, and urban services to ensure consistency and synchronisation in smart city development,…

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Alibaba ties up with Audi, Renault and Honda to offer smart voice services in cars in China

Alibaba Group Holding announced partnerships with auto giants Audi, Renault and Honda on Tuesday, as the e-commerce juggernaut rolls out voice discovery services in cars at a time when smart speaker devices have become a battlefront among internet companies.Under the agreement, new cars with smart and internet-enabled features from the companies in China, will integrate Tmall Genie Auto, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform developed by Alibaba AI lab.Alibaba Group Holding announced… Source link

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