Billions in incentives? Huawei denies report that state aid has been a major driver for its growth story

A hot potato: A US media report paints an interesting picture about Huawei’s success by corroborating public records that show the company rising above its competitors using around $75 billion in state aid. The company denies these claims, arguing that it owes its success to its aggressive investment strategy that Continue Reading

What happened when six travellers were told they were not allowed to post to Instagram | Michael James Walsh, Naomi F Dale and Raechel Johns | Opinion- Tempemail

In the years since selfie sticks went global, it has become clear that the mobile phone has changed the way we travel. The ubiquity of social media means tourists can now produce content on the move for their networked audiences to view in close to real time. Where once we Continue Reading

Amazon turned in another stellar performance this holiday season

The big picture: Amazon on Thursday said customers shopped at “record levels,” ordering billions of items worldwide during the holidays. That’s great news for the retailer and investors alike but the magic isn’t over just yet as there are plenty of gift cards to be redeemed and cash to be Continue Reading

Activision adds a new snowball fight match to CoD: MW for the holidays

‘Tis the Season: If your dream of a white Christmas didn’t come, you might still be able to participate in some snow-time fun. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a limited-time Gunfight mode that has players using snowballs as throwable weapons. The weekly update also added some festive Easter eggs Continue Reading

Tesla’s latest update adds a full self-driving visualization preview, better voice commands, and more

What just happened? Tesla is ringing in the holidays with an incredibly meaty software update for its vehicles. The update has been in the works for some time now, but it’s finally out now. It brings an early look at Tesla’s full self-driving (FSD) tech, the new and improved “Camping Continue Reading

Black Mesa: Xen releases in Early Access with a 20-percent discount

Highly anticipated: Independent studio Crowbar Collective has gotten one step closer to a full release of its Black Mesa: Xen expansion. The developer soft-launched the title on Steam Early Access on Christmas Eve. While the game is still technically in beta, it is fully playable with about 10-15 hours of Continue Reading

Pentagon warns military members about using consumer DNA testing kits

Why it matters: Companies like Ancestry and 23andMe offer DNA testing kits that allow consumers to send in saliva samples for analysis and get back a DNA profile. The results can provide users with valuable insight into ancestry, paternity and even health conditions but may come with some unforeseen privacy Continue Reading