Flaws in
major chips to invite hacking

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researchers discovered major flaws, known by the names Spectre and Meltdown in
chips made by Intel, ARM and others could let hackers steal key information such
as passwords and encryption keys from your computers and mobile devices. The
chipmakers promise quick fixes are ready to tackle this vulnerability.


to bring 5G this year

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is bringing real mobile 5G to 12 cities in late 2018, which will provide faster
speed to realize 4K streaming and online VR/AR on mobile device. It is unclear which the
targeted markets and models of devices are to first adopt this upgrade. Besides AT&T, other carriers are committed to their own 5G launch timeline, with
Verizon testing 5G home broadband now, Sprint setting to launch a 5G network in
2019 and T-Mobile in 2020.


Brain-to-Vehicle Technology

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the Japanese automaker is researching a new technology to help drivers execute
evasive maneuvers faster. This technology detects drivers’ brain waves before
driving hitting a brake, swerve or other evasive actions, and initiate those
actions on a semi-autonomous vehicle 0.2 to 0.5 second in advance. This
technology is still in very early stage of development.


continues its global expansion

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Chuxing, China’s biggest ride-sharing company bought controlling stake in 99,
the leading ride-sharing app in Brazil for $1 billion. This investment is an
extension of a global rivalry between Didi and Uber, as Didi’s founder and
chairment clearly stated in previous interviews, “Globalization is a top
strategic priority for Didi”.


Model 3 lagging in delivery in Tesla’s record year

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delivered more than 100,000 vehicles in 2017, hitting its annual projection.
Yet the company is still severely lagging behind with its Model 3 deliveries as
only 1,550 were in the hands of non-employee customers in Q3 and 2,425 were
manufactured in Q4. Tesla is aiming to boost Model 3 production to 2,500 per
week and ultimately reach 5,000 per week by the second quarter of 2018 to catch
up with delivery schedules on hundreds of thousands of reservations. 

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