Laptops/Tablets

Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, reported flat revenue for the April to June quarter when many Chinese cities were hit by COVID-19 lockdowns, marking its most subdued result in eight quarters. Total revenue during the period was $16.96 billion (roughly Rs. 1,34,800 crore), up 0.2 percent from the same quarter a year ago
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The budget tablet market in India is currently flooded with plenty of options, but most of them are from manufacturers such as Samsung and Lenovo. These products offer enough power to get the basic job done and nothing more as their focus is generally on offering a big display with a big battery, but not
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The US on Friday adopted new export controls on technologies that support the production of advanced semiconductors and gas turbine engines that it said are critical to its national security. The “emerging and foundational technologies” covered by the move include gallium oxide and diamond, because “devices that utilize these materials have significantly increased military potential,” the
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Huawei said on Friday its first-half net profit more than halved as a difficult economy curtailed demand from customers, compounding troubles brought by US technology restrictions. Revenue dropped 5.9 percent year-on-year during the period to CNY 301.6 billion (roughly Rs. 3.6 lakh crore), with a sharper decline during January-March. “While our device business was heavily impacted, our
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A newly commissioned supercomputer in Australia has processed a series of radio telescope observations, including a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant. Called Setonix, the newly commissioned supercomputer at the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre has created a highly detailed image using data collected by ASKAP (Australian Square Kilometre Array) radio telescope. Operated by the
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Toshiba reported a 44 percent improvement in profit in the last quarter as the Japanese technology giant worked to revamp its brand image and reassure investors about its management. Tokyo-based Toshiba said Wednesday that it recorded a JPY 25.9 billion (roughly Rs. 1,540 crore) profit in the April-June period, up from 18 billion yen the year
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The government is exploring the adoption of a common charger for a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets, and has called a meeting on August 17 to discuss the issue with the industry, a senior consumer affairs ministry official said on Tuesday. The meeting with mobile makers and sector-specific organisations has been scheduled to
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US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to provide $52.7 billion (roughly Rs. 4,19,400 crore) in subsidies for US semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the US more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts. “The future is going to be made in America,” Biden said, calling the measure “a once-in-a-generation
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Apple has asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China comply with the latter’s customs regulations to avoid them from being held for scrutiny, according to a Nikkei report on Friday. Sino-US trade tensions have escalated following US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan. The iPhone
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