Tag Archives: US

Challenged by China and Russia, US builds force for future space wars

WASHINGTON: The United States has met a mounting 21st century strategic challenge from Russia and China with the creation of a full-fledged US Space Force within the Department of Defense. Acting on an ambition by President Donald Trump that had met resistance at first, the White House signalled its determination to not cede superiority in a Star Wars-like future of killer satellites and satellite-killer weapons. Trump made the ... Read More »

Tesla’s service and used car revenue is growing, but can’t make up for a plunge in US vehicle sales

While Tesla’s overall sales dropped 39% in the U.S. during the third quarter, the company is seeing robust growth on “services and other” revenue, which includes sales of used cars. Revenue in that category jumped 68% to $548 million from $326 a year earlier, according to Tesla’s latest financial filing. Over the first nine months of 2019, it grew 91% to $1.65 ... Read More »

Frankfurt Motor Show: Cars that show us how future looks like

One of the world’s most significant international exhibitions in the automobile industry, the Frankfurt Motor Show is an annual event held in Frankfurt, Germany, under the formal name of “Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA)”. For its latest iteration, the IAA has played host to almost all major automobile manufacturers around the world. Since everybody has jumped about the electric vehicle bandwagon, a ... Read More »

ROE Carbon series LED panels selected for US auto shows

Moving LED video walls, created with ROE Visual LED products including lightweight Carbon Series LED panels, have been used by Creative Technology in auto shows in North America in 2019. The video walls created for CT partners at Imagination, a global brand experience partner, and Ford, were seen in live press events at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, held ... Read More »

Eight sports cars rendered as SUVs show us the horrors of crossovering

Crossovers and SUVs are all over the place today, and they’re driving current car sales through the roof. With companies like Bentley, Alfa Romeo and Lamborghini joining the SUV bandwagon, there’s little sacred territory left. Well, someone asked himself how iconic sports cars would look like SUVs, so here’s the short answer: most of them would look horrid. Some of them, I don’t ... Read More »

North Korea: US ‘never out of diplomatic solutions’

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said the US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North Korea. It comes after President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” to the country’s military ambitions. Russia has also warned the US against taking military action, saying it would be “fraught with unpredictable consequences”. North Korea caused alarm ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump Reportedly Still Using an Unsecured Android Device

Contrary to the reports that the Donald Trump had ditched his Android mobile phone for a potentially more secure device, the 45th US President is still using his old device to post on Twitter. According to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump has been using his old, unsecured Android phone to post on Twitter since moving ... Read More »

Google Planning to Launch Mid-Range Android One Smartphones in the US This Year

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched back in 2014, is aimed at manufacturing affordable devices that meet a certain set of quality standards and are targeted at emerging markets. However, the search giant is now reportedly planning to launch mid-range Android One smartphones in the US later this year. The US-targeted Android One devices are expected to cost between ... Read More »

Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Grow in US, EU, Japan as Android Smartphone Sales Drop: Kantar

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iPhone’s market share in the US has climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year in the three months ended November last year. The data shows that early holiday sales boosted the already growing iOS market share to 43.5 percent in the US while Android’s share came down 5.1-percent on-year to 55.3-percent ... Read More »