A person uses a Vision Pro headset in a store in Beijing, China, 24 February 2024. Photo: EPA-EFE
Apple

Savvy Chinese merchants offer Apple’s Vision Pro for rent as official release awaited

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Savvy merchants are renting out Apple’s Vision Pro headset as Chinese consumers await official release date in country.

A person uses a Vision Pro headset in a store in Beijing, China, 24 February 2024. Photo: EPA-EFE

Savvy Chinese merchants offer Apple’s Vision Pro for rent as official release awaited

Savvy merchants are renting out Apple’s Vision Pro headset as Chinese consumers await official release date in country.

26 minutes ago

Chinese EV maker Nio signs licensing deal with Middle East start-up Forseven

Deal highlights the increasing influence Chinese companies have on the development of the global EV industry, analyst says.

1 hour ago

Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai says e-commerce giant is set to bounce back: CNBC

Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai says e-commerce giant is poised to bounce back as restructuring process helps company improve competitiveness and customer service.

3 hours ago
A car takes shape on an EV production line at the NIO Second Advanced Manufacturing Base in Hefei, in east China’s Anhui Province, on February 1, 2024. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese EV maker Nio signs licensing deal with Middle East start-up Forseven

Deal highlights the increasing influence Chinese companies have on the development of the global EV industry, analyst says.

1 hour ago
Alibaba

Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai says e-commerce giant is set to bounce back: CNBC

Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai says e-commerce giant is poised to bounce back as restructuring process helps company improve competitiveness and customer service.

Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai says e-commerce giant is poised to bounce back as restructuring process helps company improve competitiveness and customer service.

3 hours ago
Electric & new energy vehicles

Li Auto forecasts first-quarter sales drop, reports record profit

The bearish forecast was revealed after Li Auto reported a record quarterly profit that beat analysts’ expectations.

The bearish forecast was revealed after Li Auto reported a record quarterly profit that beat analysts’ expectations.

3 hours ago

You can see through the screen of Lenovo’s first transparent laptop

The 17.3-inch prototype device also has a transparent base that doubles as a virtual keyboard and a drawing tablet.

4 hours ago
You can see through the screen of Lenovo’s first transparent laptop

China’s Honor bets on AI smartphones to grow global market share

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

5 hours ago
China’s Honor bets on AI smartphones to grow global market share

Li Auto forecasts first-quarter sales drop, reports record profit

The bearish forecast was revealed after Li Auto reported a record quarterly profit that beat analysts’ expectations.

3 hours ago

You can see through the screen of Lenovo’s first transparent laptop

The 17.3-inch prototype device also has a transparent base that doubles as a virtual keyboard and a drawing tablet.

4 hours ago

China’s Honor bets on AI smartphones to grow global market share

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

5 hours ago
Virtual Reality

Apple’s Vision Pro lifts the prospects for extended reality sector: Rokid CEO

Rokid chief executive Misa Zhu Mingming said Apple’s Vision Pro headset is expected to spur broader demand for more affordable and ergonomically designed AR and VR wearable devices.

Rokid chief executive Misa Zhu Mingming said Apple’s Vision Pro headset is expected to spur broader demand for more affordable and ergonomically designed AR and VR wearable devices.

15 Feb 2024 - 5:30PM

Is AI the killer app for smart glasses? This Singapore-based start-up thinks so

Brilliant Labs says AI is to smart glasses what multitouch was to the smartphone as it jumps into a market reinvigorated by Apple’s Vision Pro.

Brilliant Labs says AI is to smart glasses what multitouch was to the smartphone as it jumps into a market reinvigorated by Apple’s Vision Pro.

11 Feb 2024 - 7:00AM

Chinese start-up counts on Apple’s headset to unleash XR demand

With Apple on track to launch its Vision Pro headset next year, GDI thinks the world is ready to embrace VR and related technologies.

With Apple on track to launch its Vision Pro headset next year, GDI thinks the world is ready to embrace VR and related technologies.

17 Sep 2023 - 9:00AM
Virtual Reality

Apple’s Vision Pro lifts the prospects for extended reality sector: Rokid CEO

Rokid chief executive Misa Zhu Mingming said Apple’s Vision Pro headset is expected to spur broader demand for more affordable and ergonomically designed AR and VR wearable devices.

Rokid chief executive Misa Zhu Mingming said Apple’s Vision Pro headset is expected to spur broader demand for more affordable and ergonomically designed AR and VR wearable devices.

15 Feb 2024 - 5:30PM

Is AI the killer app for smart glasses? This Singapore-based start-up thinks so

Brilliant Labs says AI is to smart glasses what multitouch was to the smartphone as it jumps into a market reinvigorated by Apple’s Vision Pro.

Brilliant Labs says AI is to smart glasses what multitouch was to the smartphone as it jumps into a market reinvigorated by Apple’s Vision Pro.

11 Feb 2024 - 7:00AM

Chinese start-up counts on Apple’s headset to unleash XR demand

With Apple on track to launch its Vision Pro headset next year, GDI thinks the world is ready to embrace VR and related technologies.

With Apple on track to launch its Vision Pro headset next year, GDI thinks the world is ready to embrace VR and related technologies.

17 Sep 2023 - 9:00AM

Tech Spotlight

Tech | OPINION
US multinational Nvidia’s industry-leading graphic processing unit. Global equities pushed higher last week as investors digested a record-breaking week powered by Nvidia’s blockbuster results and the artificial intelligence boom. Photo: AFP

Inside Out | Is an AI revolution truly under way? Not so fast

While generative AI holds transformative promise for some, for others it heralds large-scale job losses and widespread ethical and security challenges. Even if this technological revolution lives up to its potential, it is clear its benefits will take years to reach consumers and firms in poorer countries.

25 Feb 2024 - 9:16PM

Opinion | When Sora meets VR, AI offers great rewards – and risks

OpenAI’s groundbreaking Sora, which generates video from text prompts, could offer never-before immersive experiences when combined with virtual reality – but could also boost misinformation and erode trust.

OpenAI’s groundbreaking Sora, which generates video from text prompts, could offer never-before immersive experiences when combined with virtual reality – but could also boost misinformation and erode trust.

23 Feb 2024 - 7:30PM
When Sora meets VR, AI offers great rewards – and risks

Opinion | Social media is changing landscape for migrants, not always for the better

The plight of US-bound Chinese migrants duped by false information on social media highlights how people smugglers prey on those seeking a better life. Tech companies must work with governments and civil society organisations to remove misinformation online that promotes illegal activity.

The plight of US-bound Chinese migrants duped by false information on social media highlights how people smugglers prey on those seeking a better life. Tech companies must work with governments and civil society organisations to remove misinformation online that promotes illegal activity.

15 Feb 2024 - 5:23PM
Social media is changing landscape for migrants, not always for the better

The View | AI: US and China must rise above a zero-sum race

As the dominant AI power, the US should understand that its latest salvo in the tech war risks undermining technological advances that depend on collaboration as much as competition.

As the dominant AI power, the US should understand that its latest salvo in the tech war risks undermining technological advances that depend on collaboration as much as competition.

13 Feb 2024 - 4:30PM
AI: US and China must rise above a zero-sum race

Opinion | We all have a duty to ensure our teenagers are safe online

While the internet provides young people with a valuable platform, it also exposes them to cyberbullying, privacy concerns, social media pressure and more. Keeping youth safe online requires active involvement from parents, teachers, tech companies and policymakers.

While the internet provides young people with a valuable platform, it also exposes them to cyberbullying, privacy concerns, social media pressure and more. Keeping youth safe online requires active involvement from parents, teachers, tech companies and policymakers.

13 Feb 2024 - 9:15AM
We all have a duty to ensure our teenagers are safe online
A Baidu employee works on an AI-powered driverless taxi simulator at the company’s Apollo Park centre in Beijing on January 30. Artificial intelligence is poised to make many driving jobs and those in other professions obsolete in the near future, increasing the need for governments to make the transition more equitable. Photo: EPA-EFE

Opinion | Don’t fear an ageing population – rising inequality is the real enemy

Population ageing isn’t a major challenge because automation and AI are making human labour not only unnecessary but undesirable. Instead, the growing wealth being amassed by a powerful new elite from the use of this technology needs to be redistributed more equitably.

3 Feb 2024 - 4:30PM
A woman plays a game at an internet cafe in Beijing on January 26. The nature of the gaming industry and the perceptions surrounding it are changing. Photo: AFP

Opinion | How gaming can go beyond entertainment to transform lives

Long viewed as childish entertainment at best and an addictive pursuit at worst, gaming is now recognised as a serious moneymaker. The concept of gamification, however, has highlighted the potential for wider application of game design, while the enthusiasm of gamers can be channelled for social causes.

2 Feb 2024 - 6:06PM