This week’s Friday reading for your enjoyment, suggested by the Global Sources analyst team.
Creating patterns from microscopic particles and droplets using the power of sound in the air bodes well for the future of biofabrication. This technique, called sonolithography, can also be applied to a variety of materials, including conductive inks used in electronics.
With the current pandemic hitting businesses hard, it is no surprise that online sales channels have become more common. More businesses started banking on e-procurement, electronic data interchange (EDI) and other online trade channels to improve logistics and reduce costs. Although the growth is highly uneven across many industries, one thing is certain – online is going to be the way forward for the B2B ecommerce industry.
Covering canals and other waterways with solar panels can prove to be beneficial, as it can help with water evaporation prevention. This could save 63 billion gallons of water in California alone. More research is being done about a plethora of its other advantages. Global Sources is home to various verified suppliers of solar panels and other solar powered device, which are all ready for import.
Admittedly, this listicle is from 2020, but so far here at the end of Q1 2021, it’s holding up pretty well – still relevant for tackling the biggest tech trends we’ll see this year. It goes into detail on how the current pandemic will be the driving force of various trends such as AI, robotics, ‘as a a service’ and 5G.
As the global chip shortage continues, all eyes are on Taiwan now, hoping that this one of Four Asian Tigers, given its prowess and edge over others in chip-making, can help mitigate the problem. But can the island really live up to that expectation, or is there still no end in sight to this drought?
Technology is revolutionizing the world as we know it and leading us into the future and beyond. Nowadays, almost everything in homes is automated and connected – from lighting to cleaning and security. It’s not surprising that the smart home industry is rapidly growing, and demand for home automation products is witnessing an upward trend. Get the lowdown on the best smart home devices to source in 2021.
According to documents obtained by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and seen by MacRumors, the headset will be incredibly light, weighing in at less than 150 grams, which is even less than an iPhone 12.