Wearables are a big thing in Africa and Middle East
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Not really sure why


While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.

AI bike hits the road
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There is at least one AI golden bike in Beijing... that's a fact 

CoolQi Bike unveiled the Golden Edition of its AI shared bikes at Peking University. CoolQi has over one million bikes in 50+ cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Tianjin, Shenyang, Changsha, Taiyuan, and Shijiazhuang, but this is the first one with brains.

HTC hopes to wow Apple fanboys with VR
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Well they do have more money than sense


HTC has said its virtual reality (VR) headset will be compatible with Apple's High Sierra operating system (OS), which is scheduled for release later this year.

Chipmakers sliding away from smartphones and PCs
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Going where the money is


Wandering around  Computex in Taipei it is fairly clear that there has been a sea change in what chipmakers are targeting.

Fitness trackers can’t measure calories
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Chocolate teapots


Fitness devices are reasonable at monitoring heart rate but can’t track calories burnt to save their lives.