GoPro to Move US-Bound Camera Production Out of China

GoPro on Monday took the first steps to move most of its US-bound camera production out of China by the summer of 2019 to counter the potential impact from any new tariffs. The company had previously said it was being “very proactive” about the situation regarding tariffs as US and China ramped up its bitter trade war, in…

Google Home Officially Gains Hindi Language Support

Google on Thursday announced its smart speaker Home will now be able to respond in Hindi with uniquely Indian contexts. Already available on smartphones in Hindi, people can now talk to Google Assistant smart speaker in the language, the company said in a statement. To note, this is just the official announcement, as Google Home was spotted gaining Hindi support last week….

SK Hynix Posts Record Third-Quarter Profit as Chip Outlook Dims

South Korea’s SK Hynix posted record third-quarter operating profit on Thursday despite softer chip prices, beating expectations thanks to a seasonal sales boost for mobile devices and strong server demand. The world’s No.2 memory chipmaker said July-September operating profit rose 73 percent year-on-year to KRW 6.5 trillion ($5.7 billion). That compared with a KRW 6.3 trillion average forecast from…

MediaTek Helio P70 SoC With Enhanced AI Engine, Improved Performance Launched

MediaTek on Wednesday announced the launch of the Helio P70 system-on-chip (SoC). The Chinese fabless semiconductor firm said the new SoC features an enhanced AI engine, as well as upgraded imaging and camera support, boosted gaming performance, as well as improved connectivity when compared with previous generations. It is meant to power “full-featured smartphones at affordable…