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Elon Musk said Tesla had seen a jump in demand in January. REUTERS Elon Musk’s recent decision to enact major price cuts for Tesla vehicles has reportedly angered customers who paid significantly more for the same models before the ...

Top Chinese memory chip maker YMTC said to be laying off 10 per cent of workforce after US sanctions

Top Chinese memory chip maker Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp (YMTC) is laying off up to 10 per cent of its workforce less than two months after it was added to a US trade blacklist. According to one source familiar ...

Folding iPad will launch next year, top Apple analyst Kuo says

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the company will launch a foldable iPad with a carbon fiber kickstand in 2024. Kuo’s prediction matches a 2022 report from CCS Insight which expected Apple to launch a foldable iPad instead of a ...

Hidden iPhone menu lets you edit and even ‘unsend’ any text

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Nasa building US facility that could house alien life brought back from Mars

Nasa has received the green light for a new facility to house Martian samples – and perhaps alien life. The facility, based in Texas, should be ready by 2033, when the samples from Mars' Perseverance rover are expected to ...

Almost 2k organisations registered with SMS registry that will roll out ‘likely scam’ alerts from Jan 31

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Chinese premium EV maker Xpeng brings in Great Wall Motor veteran Wang Fengying in bid for mass-market supremacy

Chinese smart electric-vehicle (EV) start-up Xpeng has appointed former Great Wall Motor executive Wang Fengying as its president, as the Guangzhou-based premium carmaker sets its sights on China’s mass market amid a rising preference for cheaper cars. Wang, 53, ...

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Urgent warning about tanning product Melanotan-II

Experts have warned those looking to get a quick tan not to turn to a product popular on social media, which has the potential to cause serious side effects including melanoma. To the horror of UNSW medical experts, influencers have ...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com pulls the plug on Indonesia and Thailand sites in Southeast Asia logistics pivot

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is pulling the plug on its Thailand and Indonesian platforms in a major setback for the company’s overseas expansion efforts, a move that comes as the country’s Big Tech firms rein in costs amid stalled ...

Chinese internet search giant Baidu plans to launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March, source says

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STYLE Edit: Hublot unveils 2 new meaningful luxury timepieces at LVMH Watch Week 2023 – an update to its debut Classic Fusion Original, and a Big Bang Unico Sorai for rhino conservation

Hublot unveiled two meaningful timepieces loaded with significance at LVMH Watch Week 2023, one that echoes its past and another that points us towards a hopeful future. In an homage to its creation story, Hublot introduced the Classic Fusion ...

Spat obstructs EV battery production

The development of measures to promote the domestic production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries remains deadlocked because of differing opinions between the Finance Ministry and the Industry Ministry, says a National EV Policy Committee source who requested anonymity. The ...

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A motorbike on display at Motor Expo 2022. The FTI expects motorcycle manufacturing for the domestic market to tally 1.75 million units this year. The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) estimates motorcycle production will grow by 4.17% year-on-year to ...

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Huawei’s focus on digitalisation of traditional industries at home has stopped the bleeding but will it work overseas?

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Paddington Bear on Mars? NASA images from the red planet capture the internet’s imagination

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