$17.6 Billion Laser Technology (Solid, Liquid, Gas and Others) Market – Global Forecast to 2025

The “Laser Technology Market by Type (Solid, Liquid, Gas and Others), Revenue (Laser Revenue and System Revenue), Application (Laser Processing and Optical Communications), End User, Geography – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Laser Technology Market Size is Expected to Grow from USD 11.7 Billion in 2020 to USD 17.6 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 8.6%

Increasing demand from healthcare vertical and Better performance of lasers over traditional material processing techniques are the key factors driving the growth of the Laser technology market.

Solid type lasers to hold the largest size of Laser technology market during forecast period

The market for solid lasers accounted for the largest size in 2019. A solid laser is the one that consists of an active medium in the solid form. The active medium in a solid laser comprises a glass or crystalline host material, which is

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Blink’s Outdoor Security Camera is solid, but the last-gen XT2 was better

I like the $100 Blink Outdoor and recommend it if you don’t already have a Blink system — and if you’re looking for a reliable, versatile outdoor camera with a long-lasting battery that doesn’t cost a fortune. That said, the last-gen Blink XT2 also cost $100 and had free cloud storage, unlike the new Blink Outdoor, which is moving over to Amazon’s Ring camera cloud model via a new Blink Subscription Plan. 

Like

  • The one-camera kit costs $100

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  • You have to pay for cloud storage

Customers do get a free trial of the Blink Subscription Plan through 2020, but after that, you have to decide if you want to only receive alerts and view the live feed — or if you’re fine forking over the cloud service fee to review saved clips, which will start at $3 per month. Blink has also said that existing customers with Blink

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The role of solid state chemistry in the development of metal-ion batteries

The role of solid state chemistry in the development of metal-ion batteries
Credit: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Professors from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST), Lomonosov Moscow State University and College de France shared their vision on the importance of solid state chemistry in advancements currently awaited from contemporary and prospective metal-ion batteries. The opinion was contributed as an invited review to Nature Communications.


Metal-ion batteries are the main drivers enabling a smooth transfer to renewables and green energy for a sustainable planet. The artfully designed electrode materials have greatly contributed to the development of high-performance Li-ion batteries that was eventually hallmarked by the 2019 Nobel Prize, which had signified the role solid state chemistry. Targeted design of novel metal-ion battery materials to bring the technology to the next level clearly stands as a great challenge for today’s chemistry community.

The individual properties of atoms and ions encoded in the Periodic Table along with the fundamental

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While the German Smartphone Market Plunged 27% in Q2 due to COVID-19, Apple and Xiaomi bucked the Trend with Solid Growth

 

Germany smartphone sales saw a big fall of 27% in Q2 2020 compared to a year ago. Europe’s largest economy went into a nationwide lockdown in mid-March in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. But this drastic measure ended up pushing the economy into a recession in the second quarter. The nation’s GDP decreased sharply to 10.1% while consumer spending shrank by 10.9%. Smartphone market tumbled due to closures of almost all physical shops and many consumers putting off their next smartphone purchase due to the prevailing economic uncertainty.

 

Apple saw growth with an increase in share to 23% from 16% a year ago. Apple’s growth in the second quarter was due to strong demand for the new iPhone SE 2020.

 

The affordable iPhone with new hardware caters to more price-conscious buyers amid a COVID-19-driven recession.

 

2 X chart  Germany smartphone market by brand

 

As Huawei begins to lose ground in Germany, Xiaomi is taking up the

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Oppo Watch review: Late to the party, but a solid debut from smartphone newcomer

The good

The Oppo looks, well, like a smartwatch. The polished, black glass screen and rubber band are simple, sleek and refined. Call it uninspired if you will, but there isn’t much wriggle room to defy expectations in smartwatch design aesthetics.

As far as the profile goes, I actually quite liked the size and shape. It didn’t feel bulky on my wrist, was wearable throughout the day, and I found myself using it as I would a regular watch: to check the time. 

Android’s WearOS software makes using the Oppo Watch intuitive and straightforward, with no additional bells and whistles. In short, the software is about as groundbreaking as the design. There’s no point in reinventing the wheel.

Switching between apps is easy and responding to text and Facebook messages using the handy voice input was fun, even if it made me look like Inspector Gadget. 

Be warned, though, talking

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Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

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