In Price and Value, Chinese Phone Makers Outpace Apple in Much of the World

As the phone market in China reaches saturation and sales shrink over all, the country’s hardware makers are pushing hard, and increasingly winning fans, in places like France, Germany, India and Southeast Asia, where consumers find that the phones can do just about everything an iPhone can do at a fraction of the cost.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/technology/china-smartphones-iphone.html 05-jan-2019

The 10 most intriguing inventions of 2018

From programmable pills to power-generating boots, here are some of the most unusual technological innovations we covered this year.

We are all about emerging technologies here at Tech Review—including those that might never make it past the “emerging” stage. Here are some of the more recondite inventions we have covered this year, many of them plumbed from the arXiv, the pre-publication academic paper database.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612683/the-10-most-intriguing-inventions-of-2018/ 05-jan-2019

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