May 02, 2:04 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 05/02/19 AT 12:16 AM Mondelez International, one of the world's largest confectionaries and the maker of Cadbury, Chips Ahoy! and Oreo, said it's considering adding CBD (cannabidiol) to new snacks it plans to develop.CBD is a phytocannabinoid derived from marijuana and hemp plants and is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't cause the high associated with imbibing cannabis. A high is caused by another chemical compound called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD is better known for its health benefits such as easing pain and managing anxiety. “Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way,” said CEO Dirk Van de Put on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."Van de Put, however, said CBD might not be a fit for the company’s existing family brands. This being the case, … [Read more...] about Oreo-Maker Mondelez To Add CBD Snacks To Product Line
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News Cisco Embraces Wi-Fi 6, Launches New Products and Resource Center for Devs Cisco this week announced a new line of solutions to help enterprises embrace "Wi-Fi 6" (a.k.a. 802.11ax or "high-efficiency wireless"), as well as a new resource to help developers create solutions that take advantage of the connectivity improvements Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will offer. 802.11ax was created in 2013 and is expected to launch later this year. More information on the standard can be found on the project's Web site here. Cisco says that companies can expect big things from Wi-Fi 6. "Beyond being significantly faster than the previous generation, Wi-Fi 6 delivers up to 400 percent greater capacity and is more effective in high-density settings like large lecture halls, stadiums and conference rooms," the company stated in its announcement of the new product line. "Latency is vastly improved, allowing for near real-time use cases." Some of the products and features that Cisco announced for Wi-Fi 6 … [Read more...] about Cisco Embraces Wi-Fi 6, Launches New Products and Resource Center for Devs — ADTmag
Forward-looking: It’s no secret that lithium-ion batteries aren’t perfect, but their supposed successor—solid-state batteries—are yet to make it into high-volume production, but that's starting to change. According to Chinese media outlets (via Electrek), a startup called Qing Tao Energy Development Co, which was spun off from Tsinghua University, has deployed the first solid-state battery production line in the country. Solid-state batteries use both solid electrodes and solid electrolytes, instead of the liquid or gel-form electrolyte found in lithium-ions. This makes them not only safer than today’s batteries, but also able to achieve a higher energy density. According to the startup, it has achieved an energy density of over 400 Wh/kg, beating new Lithium-ion’s capacity of 250 to 300 Wh/kg. The company has invested 1 billion yuan ($144 million) into the project, and the line has a capacity of 100 MWh per year. That would only be enough for 2000 … [Read more...] about China’s first solid-state battery production line starts operations
In a recent article, Bloomberg questions whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk has forgotten about the company’s “Gigafactory 2” based in Buffalo, New York. After describing the factory — built with $750 million of taxpayer funds — as looking like an “empty Walmart Supercenter,” the report reveals that Tesla walled off areas of the plant to hide the full extent of its idled production lines. In 2016, construction on Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 was completed at its location in Buffalo, New York. Since then, it appears that the factory has not done very much despite costing New York taxpayers $750 million to fund the construction of the production plant. In an article titled “Did Elon Musk Forget About Buffalo?” Bloomberg takes a look inside the Tesla facility. Bloomberg states:Tesla has presented the Buffalo operation as a sort of sequel to the Gigafactory, the company’s enormous battery plant near Reno, Nev. But where that … [Read more...] about Bloomberg: Tesla Built Walls Inside New York Factory to Hide Idled Production Lines
Most analysts expected the "more affordable" Apple iPhone XR to grab the majority of new iPhone sales once the phone was released on October 26th. That's because of the model's pricing, which starts at $749 for the 64GB version compared to $999 for the comparable iPhone XS unit, and $1,099 for the 64GB iPhone XS Max. While the iPhone XR has the same A12 Bionic SoC under the hood, and carries most of the same features as its more costly siblings, it does not have 3D Touch and it sports a single camera on back. The iPhone XR also is equipped with a 6.1-inch LCD display compared to the 5.8-inch and 6.4-inch AMOLED displays used on the iPhone XS and XS Max, respectively.But something has gone haywire with these analysts forecasts. It appears that the iPhone XR is not selling as well as anticipated. Recently, banking and securities firm JP Morgan told its clients that it now expects the cheaper 2018 iPhone model will account for 39% of new iPhones sold in the second half of 2018, down from … [Read more...] about Apple tells Foxconn and Pegatron to forget about opening additional production lines for iPhone XR?