Huawei Mate Xs Foldable Phone With Kirin 990 Chip, Redesigned Screen Launched: Price, Specifications

Huawei Mate Xs on Monday made its debut as the Chinese tech giant’s second foldable smartphone. It will be the company’s first such device to be available internationally, competing in a niche category with new models from Samsung and Motorola. Huawei’s first foldable phone – Mate X – never made it out of China. Huawei Mate Xs comes with the company’s in-house Kirin 990 chip, quad rear camera setup, and Android with EMUI 10.

Aerospace firm Ananth Technologies to build foreign-owned satellites in India

The Hyderabad-based Ananth, a supplier of systems for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) satellites, is opening a full-fledged satellite making facility later this month in Bengaluru


Raghu Krishnan  |  ETtech  |  February 11, 2020, 06:11 IST


Aerospace firm Ananth Technologies to build foreign-owned satellites in India


Aerospace firm Ananth Technologies has signed deals to build six foreign-owned satellites in India, a first by a private firm as it taps the country’s low-cost base to make satellites for global customers.

The Hyderabad-based Ananth, a supplier of systems for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) satellites, is opening a full-fledged satellite making facility later this month in Bengaluru, where it will build satellites weighing between 50 kg and 250 kg for customers in Sweden and France, chairman and managing director Subba Rao Pavuluri told ET.

“We can fully integrate satellites at around 30% lower costs (than in the West),” said Pavuluri. “We will also help them launch from Indian soil.”

He did not name the customers citing confidentiality agreements.

Ananth Technologies has been a supplier of satellite systems and sub-systems for India’s space agency and has also integrated the solar panels for these satellites. Its new facility is designed to fully integrate satellites for both local and overseas customers.

India’s decades-long expertise in building satellites has helped create a critical talent base, giving it an edge in tapping outsourcing avenues.

The country has an opportunity to integrate medium-sized satellites, Pavuluri said, because they are designed to last for over five years and companies invest huge sums in building them.

“We are offering end-to-end service. Integrating the satellite, identifying the rocket and launching them from Indian soil,” he said.

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has emerged as the preferred rocket to hurl small and medium satellites into space. In the five years to fiscal year 2019, Isro earned Rs 1,254.19 crore from launching satellites for global customers from the US, UK, Japan and Germany, among others.

Isro is developing a small satellite launch vehicle (SSLV), a rocket that can be turned around every two days and designed to hurl 400 kg satellites into low-earth orbit.

Antrix Corp, the commercial arm of Isro, had signed a contract in the past with EADS Astrium to build a communication satellite for British media firm Avanti Screenmedia Group Plc.

Isro has formed New Space India Ltd, a new entity to engage with the industry to build and launch satellites on Indian soil.

Other upcoming full-fledged satellite production initiatives include the proposed production facility to be built jointly by Berlin Space Technologies and Ahmedabad-based Azista Aerospace.

Analysts said “a lot of companies are planning to follow this model”, but it could be more interesting if the production of full-fledged satellites brings in a satellite services industry.

“These companies can be an outsourcing hub for manufacturing satellites for certain global companies and take advantage of the low-costs in (India),” said Narayan Prasad, an industry analyst and co-founder of “What is going to be more exciting is that if service providers in the field of communication or imaging emerge as a result of such satellite producing facilities.”



Romanian start-up Typing DNA obtained a financing of 7 million dollars from several funds

Romanian start-up Typing DNA obtained a financing of 7 million dollars from several funds

5 January 2020 16:10 , IT&C


The Romanian cybersecurity startup TypingDNA received a total investment of $ 7 million in a new round of type A, led by Gradient Ventures, the investment fund specialized in AI (Artificial Intelligence) of Google, as well as with the participation GapMinder Ventures and Techstars Ventures, along with other existing investors from previous rounds, reports a press release from GapMinder that invested $ 1.2 million in this new round.


The startup intends to use this new investment to expand its developer support network and provide more tools to integrate its API with existing web site development platforms, writes Agerpres .

This funding comes after TypingDNA obtained a $ 1.5 million investment in a Seed-type round led by GapMinder Ventures, in November 2018, with investors from the United States, the United Kingdom and Romania.

TypingDNA has developed its own artificial intelligence algorithms and technologies for user authentication depending on how they use the keyboard. Through a process of observing and learning how the user types, TypingDNA can recognize a particular user’s subsequent attempts by matching them to the known account. This technology, known as typing biometrics, will allow existing applications such as authentication, fraud detection, password recovery, in various fields such as banking, but also online assessment tests in the field of education to authenticate users more securely than forms. traditional 2FA authentication (with two factors).


“The progress of research, development and adoption of typing biometrics is of global importance. Keyboards are nowadays incorporated into almost any device, which makes that typing behavior the most widely available among users’ biometric data. will allow us to continue our mission of providing user-friendly, non-intrusive biometrics and increased security to people around the world, “said Raul Popa, CEO and co-founder of TypingDNA.


“We are very confident in the vision of the TypingDNA team and their evolution, and we are comfortable to continue their international development, beyond the current level of the $ 8.5 million that TypingDNA raised in the Seed rounds. and Series A “said Dan Mihaescu, Founding Partner of GapMinder.

TypingDNA, with offices in New York and Oradea, was established in 2016. The company started from Romania where it won prestigious awards and awards and opened offices in New York in 2018, following admission to Techstars business accelerator. TypingDNA currently has clients and partners from all over the world.

The power tool company behind DeWalt, Black & Decker and Craftsman is testing batteries that don’t explode

Here are two things you probably don’t know:

One, a whole bunch of the top power tool brands — including DeWalt, Black & Decker, Craftsman, Porter-Cable and more — are all owned by the same company, Stanley Black & Decker. Those 20-volt lithium-ion battery cartridges you stick into your drill, circular saw and weed whacker are all pretty much the same thing.

Two, a tiny startup called Amionx has figured out how to make lithium-ion batteries that don’t explode when they’re crushed, shot, or stabbed.

Having seen one of these batteries take a bullet before my very eyes, not to mention getting crushed and stabbed, my brain immediately jumps to the possibilities for the nearly fire-proof batteries if Stanley decides to make them a standard. It’s not that I’m champing at the bit for a safer battery for my DeWalt impact driver and leaf blower, or my Black & Decker string trimmer or pole saw. But if Amionx proves they can scale to the hundreds of interchangeable-battery power tools that Stanley offers today, it might open up the industry’s eyes to put them in laptops, phones, and electric vehicles where we could really use a meaningful battery life boost. The company says its safer batteries will need fewer protections, leaving more room for battery instead of heavy, rigid casings or protective circuits. The weight savings could mean more range for electric cars, and be a small assist in helping electric airplanes actually get off the ground.