All aboard the notch train! Apple mandates that all new apps support the iPhone X display

If anyone needed further proof that Apple is all aboard the notch train, its latest memo to developers should suffice. As if to corroborate the supply chain findings of its most reputable analyst, Apple is now demanding that all new apps submitted from April onwards, should natively support the screen cutout of the iPhone X, and it says so explicitly in an email distributed to developers.
In other words, the notch is here to stay, and this jibes with KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo numeorus memos to clients that Apple will issue three iPhones …

Samsung and KDDI demonstrate 5G technology while on a moving train

Samsung and Japanese telecom company KDDI announced this morning that last month they were able to demonstrate the use of 5G technology on a moving train. During the testing, successful handovers of downlink and uplink transmissions were achieved while the train was moving at a speed of 100 km/hour (equivalent to 62.1 mph). While this was going on, Samsung and KDDI were able to post a peak data speed of 1.7Gbps.

The equipment employed consisted of Samsung’s pre-commercial 5G end-to-end solution. This package includes a 5G router, a 5G radio, and virtualized RAN and core. And the testing …

China’s futuristic train that floats above traffic now lies deserted

QINHUANGDAO, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 07: A Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) runs on tracks on September 7, 2016 in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province of China. Medias reported in April that the Qinhuangdao Municipal Government has signed strategic agreement with TEB Technology Development Co.,Ltd to restore the road after the TEB 1 testing successfully until the deadline on August 31. Reporters witnessed on September 7 that the TEB 1 seems to be still testing. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) It felt pretty awesome to witness the future of transportation unveiled this summer as China’s Transit Elevated Bus Train (TEB) took to the urban streets of Qinhuangdao for testing. One would think that after such an accomplishment the vehicle would be put to use as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, that is not what’s happening. A new report from Shanghaiist tells… Read More

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