World’s biggest tech show opens with rollable TVs and robots galore
by admin | Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest tech and gadget show, opened its doors on Tuesday (January 8), with thousands of technology enthusiasts heading to Las Vegas to get a peek at the latest innovations.
Drawing a big crowd was LG’s rollable television — a 65 inch TV that rolls itself away into a sleek piece of furniture when it’s not being used.
LG spokesman Bob Lawton said the versatile television, which can be placed against a window or in the middle of a room, would begin shipping in the second half of 2019. The price has not yet been set, he said.
Robots, as always, were everywhere at CES. From a robot you can play ping-poing with to a robot personal assistant. Chinese company VxFly, which also makes an underwater robot, launched its electric propelled kickboard, designed to help children learn to swim. The LESWIM will retail at $199, the company said.
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
TAIPEI, Taiwan – President Tsai Ing-Wen said her government is not intimidated by China’s military drills which a senior U.S. official described as “coercion” and a threat to stability in the region.
On Monday (April 15), China’s People’s Liberation Army said its warships, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft had conducted “necessary drills” around Taiwan, saying the movement was part of a routine.
“As president, I want to tell you that Taiwan is not intimidated. These actions only serve to strengthen our resolve. Our military forces have the capacity, determination and commitment to defend Taiwan and not allow coercion to dictate our own future,” Tsai said in her speech during a forum co-hosted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 40th anniversary of Taiwan-U.S. ties under the Taiwan Relations Act.
Tsai revealed that the Trump administration had notified Taipei of its third arms sale to Taiwan and the training of pilots at the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona which she said are measures so important to Taiwan’s national defense.
“I will reiterate here as well, that we will not give up even one inch of our sovereign territory, we will always insist on our democratic freedom,” she said.
The event was attended by a delegation led by Paul Ryan, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, who criticized China for not renouncing use of force to achieve its goal of unification.
“These kinds of things should stop, they are irresponsible and they undermine the framework that has enabled peace and stability and development for decades. It’s counterproductive,” Ryan said.
The visit by U.S. officials comes just weeks after Tsai said the United States was responding positively to Taipei’s requests for new arms sales to bolster its defenses in the face of growing pressure from China.
The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help provide the island with the means to defend itself and it is the self-ruled nation’s main source of arms. (REUTERS)
Salvador also said that the Palace is against the presence of these Chinese vessels and insists that they should leave the West Philippine Sea.
“They will know that we are against it. That we will not allow it. That we will not tolerate such presence in our territory. They have no business being there. It is if they continue to be present to our territory then it is an assault to our sovereignty,” he said.
The Department of Foreign Affairs already submitted a diplomatic protest against China regarding the presence of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island.
President Rodrigo Duterte also said he will not allow Chinese vessels to occupy Pag-asa Island. Duterte is also prepared to apply stronger measures if there are Filipino fishermen or soldiers affected due to the presence of Chinese vessels.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
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