We have very interesting news this weekend. North Korea is still fighting with the USA, HTC plans to make some changes in 2015 and LG partnered with Mercedes to make self-driving cars.
The reason for North Korea’s internet outage is still unknown, but leaders believe the USA is behind the whole thing. In fact, they go as far as taking the comment to insult against USA President Barack Obama.
The comment was carried by the official KCNA news agency, in which it’s stated a spokesperson said the following: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”
Opinion: Those are some pretty harsh words. Meanwhile, the USA is not ready to comment on any of this just yet.
HTC may be one of the best high-end smartphone manufacturers, but they don’t hold the same grip on the affordable market. You can leave that to Xiaomi, Motorola and the like. IF the latest statement from HTC North Asia president Jack Tong is true, this is about to change.
The company is said to be focusing on affordable smartphones come early 2015. With more devices coming, HTC has already started advertising the Desire 820. This would be among the first devices to bring the mid-range market good alternatives.
Opinion: Manufacturers have started to realize that dominating the affordable market is key to success. I don’t think HTC can beat others in price, but they can bring in costumers thanks to their known designs and build quality.
The next big thing in automotive is definitely self-driving technology. Soon many vehicles across the world will be able to drive themselves, and Mercedes Benz is already working on its own autonomous vehicles.
The car manufacturer and LG have partnered up to make this possible. LG will be developing a set of camera systems for automated driving. In exchange, Mercedes will be licensing parts of their 6D Vision technology to LG.
Opinion: Mercedes is known for quality and innovation. This new technology will definitely have its demand, and will likely come attached with a very heavy price tag.