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China VC Weekly: Chinese Language, Agritech and Noodles

Last week saw a fundraising announcement from the Singapore-based Chinese language learning platform LingoAce. Guangzhou-headquartered agricultural drone maker Jifei Technology raised a record $182 million. Chinese noodle shop chain Hefu Noodle bagged a new round of investment from Tencent and others. Chinese language learning platform LingoAce raises $6 million  Singapore-based LingoAce – an edtech platform offering online…

HomeKit Weekly: Signals for HomeKit lets you communicate with your family without shouting

One of the headline features of the HomePod mini is the new intercom system where you can send messages to different rooms in the house. Intercom will work across HomePods, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. As much as I am looking forward to trying out the intercom system, as a dad of…

China VC Weekly: Mixed Reality and Cleaning Technology

(Source: Nreal) Qualcomm-backed mixed reality powerhouse Nreal bags $40 million from Kuaishou One of China’s most prominent mixed reality startups, Qualcomm-backed Nreal, announced the completion of a $40 million B1 round of financing led by the Chinese short-video giant and TikTok nemesis Kuaishou. Other investors included GP Capital; CCEIF Fund, under state-owned China Electronics Corporation…

Weekly poll review: iOS 14 is a solid upgrade, might even get some to switch

Last week’s poll shows that iOS 14 is a solid upgrade – one in four voters think it will allow them to continue happily using their current iPhone, another one in five are looking forward to upgrade to the iPhone 12 to get the OS in its best form. Is it good enough to help…
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Google Maps 18 AU/NZ Shopping Centres with Street View

Posted by Jason Cartwright on November 27, 2020 Most of us have used Street View to virtually walk down the streets of destinations we plan on visiting, or relocating to, but have you ever considered virtually walking around shopping centres? This week Google released the first 18 locations across Australia and New Zealand that have…
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Review: Unistellar eVscope reveals the excitement of astronomy with iPhone and Apple TV

Astronomy is a field that is often complex for the casual observer. In combination with the iPhone and Apple TV, the Unistellar Enhanced Vision telescope demystifies the complexities and provides an approachable viewing experience. Read more to see our experience. What is an eVscope? Technically, the eVscope is a telescope, but on the inside, it…

Black Friday Android app deals: Lumino City, Iron Marines, Pocket City, Kingdom Rush, more

Black Friday 2020 is here and the Google Play app store has now exploded with even more top-notch Android app deals. We have been seeing major price drops on the best titles for Android over the last couple days, with just about everything else going on sale this afternoon. Highlights of today’s collection include Lumino…

Review: Mecool’s KM3 Android TV box is only for the power user on a budget

Media platforms have existed for your TV for years, but Android TV is perhaps one of the most powerful. It has more potential you can unlock compared to a Roku or an Apple TV, but a lot of that depends on the hardware available. “Power users” demand a lot of ports and capable specs, and…

Government must hold technology companies to account on e-waste

MPs urge UK government and global technology companies to deal with ‘tsunami of electronic waste’, which is throwing away valuable resources vital for building a sustainable future By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 26 Nov 2020 16:00 Government action is needed to ensure multinational technology companies such as Amazon and Apple take more responsibility…