Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Is Huawei Ban Easing Out? Microsoft Store Quitely Starts Selling Mate Book
Microsoft store has quietly started to add Huawei Mate Book for the online buyers. Is it a sign of easing out of Huawei ban? In a recent interview, the Huawei chief had said that there will be a $30 billion loss for the telecom major due to the US trade ban. Despite all the hardship that the company is facing, it has filed for yet another patent for a new foldable phone. There’s a chance that the US government might give some relief if the news of soft lobbying by US chipmakers in favour of Huawei is true. Link.
Is Your Samsung Smart TV Hackable?
Samsung recently released a tweet stating that its smart tv can get infected with malware. But it soon deleted the tweet. Back in March 2017, there was news of CIA hacking into the smart tv for spying on people. Is there a connection? Link.
Are You Excited for Facebook’s Cryptocurrency?
Today, Facebook is set to launch its own cryptocurrency. With the massive reach of Facebook, the latest cryptocurrency might bring online payments with the digital currency to mainstream. Link.
iPhone 5G to Hit the Markets by 2020
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, apparently the most trusted source for Apple rumours, iPhone 5G will hit the stores by 2020. There’s also a plan to launch a smaller iPhone, according to the analyst. Link.
Virtual Influencers Taking Over?
According to the New York Times report, virtual influencers are generating a huge following on social media sites such as Instagram. For example, a virtual character Lil Miquela, created by a Silicon Valley-based firm has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram. Link.