Equipment

The right to repair: in the EU, companies must extend the warranty on smartphones and other equipment for another year after repair

The European Parliament will introduce amendments to the law on the right to repair, which will require companies to extend the warranty on smartphones and other equipment after repair for another 12 months, writes Android Authority. These amendments state that EU member states may extend this additional warranty period. Currently, ... Read more

Swarovski introduces AX Visio smart binoculars that identify birds and animals

Swarovski has introduced smart binoculars AX Visio that can identify the bird you are looking at. The development was shown at the CES 2024 exhibition in Las Vegas, writes Engadget. All you have to do is point the device at the bird and make sure it is in focus. Then ... Read more

Global PC shipments fell by 13.9% in 2023, growth expected in 2024 – IDC

Global shipments of traditional PCs in the fourth quarter of 2023 decreased by 2.7% to 67.1 million units compared to the same period in 2022. A year earlier, this figure reached 68.9 million units. This is evidenced by preliminary estimates of the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to experts, the ... Read more

Apple Vision Pro may appear in stores in late January

Apple’s Vision Pro headset is in mass production and will start shipping in the first week of January 2024. This opinion was expressed by Min-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, writes Wccftech. According to his estimates, the first batch of devices may appear in stores at the end ... Read more

Canalys predicts recovery in the PC market, with shipments growing by 7.6% in 2024

Global PC shipments in 2023 will decrease by 12.4% compared to 2022 and amount to 248.5 million units. Last year, they reached 283.7 million units. This is stated in the forecast of the analytical company Canalys, writes TechPowerUp. However, experts note that PC shipments in the world are now on ... Read more

HP lost 15% of its annual revenue, but expects the market to recover with the advent of AI computers

In the last fiscal year, which ended on October 31, HP generated revenue of $53.7 billion. This is 15% less than the previous year, according to The Register. Pre-tax profit amounted to $2.39 billion last year, compared to $4.32 billion a year earlier. “We knew from the start that it ... Read more

Self-repair of Apple equipment will be available to customers everywhere in the US

Apple is expanding its commitment to provide the parts, tools, and information needed to repair its products on their own. The manufacturer made the announcement during an event at the White House, writes The Verge. Apple is already obliged to provide these materials in California, where the relevant legislation has ... Read more

Apple spends $558 to produce iPhone 15 Pro Max – 12% higher than the 2022 model

The iPhone 15 Pro Max costs Apple $558 to produce. This is 12% more expensive than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, writes AppleInsider with reference to Nikkei. However, the difference is also noticeable for other current models. For example, the iPhone 15 Pro cost Apple $523, which is 8% more ... Read more

In California, the right to repair equipment has become law. What does this mean for manufacturers?

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Right to Repair Act into law. This will make it easier for equipment owners to repair their devices themselves or send them to independent workshops, writes The Verge. Manufacturers now have to provide the appropriate tools, parts, software, and documentation for seven years after ... Read more

Indian police accuse Xiaomi of funding a news site under investigation

Indian police have accused Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and Vivo Mobile of helping to illegally transfer funds to a news portal under investigation. This was reported by Reuters with reference to a police report. We are talking about the news resource NewsClick. Its founder-editor, Prabir Purkayastha, was accused of conspiring ... Read more

Sony PlayStation buys premium headphone brand Audeze

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE, a division of Sony PlayStation) has entered into an agreement to acquire premium headphone manufacturer Audeze. This was reported by Engadget. This will help the company continue to innovate when it comes to the soundtrack of PlayStation games. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. ... Read more

India has produced more than 2 billion mobile phones and has plans for the semiconductor industry

As part of the “Made in India” initiative, the country’s total production of mobile phones in 2014-2022 crossed the 2 billion mark. This is stated in the report Counterpoint Technology. The estimates also show an average annual growth rate of 23%. It was driven by strong domestic demand, increased digital ... Read more

Mastiff or Jackal: UK plans to send armored vehicles to Ukraine

Although Germany refused providing Armed Forces of Ukraine with Marder IFV, Australian armored vehicles Bushmaster PMV have already arrived in Ukraine, and soon we’ll receiveBMP-1 and Т-72 tanks. We will soon get even more armored vehicles. Great Britain is considering the transfer of Mastiff or Jackal armored vehicles to Ukraine. ... Read more