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Apple accounted for nearly two-thirds of first-quarter smartphone sales in the so-called premium segment, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, but providing no figures to back up its claim.

Published in Mobility

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is the cheapest device in this flagship line and thus lacks many of the features that are part of the Find X5 Pro and the Find X5, its more expensive cousins. The price ($799) also reflects that.

Australians are closing the skills shortage gaps and adapting to the new digital era, according to the fourth annual Global Skills Report released by online learning platform Coursera which also shows that out of 100 countries, Australia’s global ranking has improved since last year, jumping from 40th to 39th in technology skills.

Published in Recruitment

There is little doubt in the mind of any observer of the smartphone industry that, after the disappearance of Huawei as a frontrunner, two Chinese brands — Oppo and Xiaomi — have been vying to take up the fight to market leaders Apple and Samsung.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has released a model in its Reno line in Australia after more than a year, putting the Reno8 Lite 5G on sale from Thursday for $599.

Published in Mobility

Secureworks Counter Threat Unit researchers find evidence that threat group Bronze President appears to be changing its targeting, believing it to reflect changing intelligence collection requirements of the People’s Republic of China.

Published in Security

British security researcher Kevin Beaumont has listed details about a backdoor that is claimed to infect Linux systems, with the consulting firm PwC having documented it as well. Both claim the threat emanates from China.

Published in Security

There was once a time when the launch of a smartphone, be it an Android model or one of Apple's suite, was an occasion. The company behind the device made a song and dance about it, and the media tended to follow suit.

The shortage of semiconductors in the US will persist for at least the next two years, the chief executive of Intel says, as the company reported 13% less revenue from PCs for the first three months of 2022.

Published in Hardware

Smartphone sales in China fell by 14% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that a total of 74.2 million units changed hands.

Published in Mobility

Autonomous driving technology company Pony.ai has been approved to operate public driverless robotaxi services in Beijing, with the public now able to experience a driverless robotaxi for first time in the Chnese capital.

Published in Automotive

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has released another device in its A series, the A96, retailing for $399 and available for purchase right away.

Published in Mobility

Security firm Mandiant says it has not mentioned any zero-day exploit usage by Western government agencies in a report about incidents in 2021 because it did not find any exploits which it could identify with reasonable confidence as coming from these sources.

Published in Security

A prominent technology analyst firm claims the global shortage of semiconductors is likely to ease significantly in the second half of this year, but cautioned that lockdowns in China could get in the way.

Published in Hardware

Global smartphone shipments fell by 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022 due to sluggish demand, the technology analyst company Canalys claims, but with no numbers to back it up.

Published in Mobility

After one reviews a number of Android phones, it becomes difficult to pick points of difference that make a newer model better than something which was launched in the past.

Global semiconductor revenue increased by 26.3% year-on-year in 2021, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that this brought the dollar figure to US$595 billion (A$802 billion).

Published in Hardware

When the phrase "the Pacific family" is used by the Australian Government, one knows what is happening: some Australian politician has gone across to one of the Pacific islands, handed out a bit of dosh, and tried to heavy the natives to fall in line with Australian policies. Which mirror American policies – or perhaps that last bit goes without saying.

Published in Open Sauce

Honda Motor Company plans to launch 30 electric vehicle models by 2030, with more than two million units being produced monthly, the company has announced.

Published in Automotive

Revenue from global PC shipments was up in the first quarter of 2022, but shipments fell, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this was the first year-on-year fall for a quarter since 2020.

Published in Hardware

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