The leaders of Japan and China got off to a tense start but have made significant progress in turning around their relations in recent years.Asia Politicsread more
Tech's hottest IPOs of the year, including Beyond Meat and Zoom, dropped on Monday, falling more than the broader market.Technologyread more
Stocks in Asia slipped in Tuesday afternoon trade, while investors looked toward a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to happen...Asia Marketsread more
A week of dovish fireworks out of the central banking community has just gone by with most of the world's leading central banks now guiding towards easing in light of downside...Commentaryread more
"We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country," Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office.Politicsread more
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a phone conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, China's Ministry of Commerce...World Economyread more
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a plan Monday to forgive the country's $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab, intensifying the higher education policy debate in the 2020...Personal Financeread more
While earnings usually come in substantially ahead of expectations — as much as 4 or 5 percentage points is not unusual — the downward direction in the outlook doesn't speak...Earningsread more
U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway will not testify before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week on her alleged violations of...Politicsread more
"We missed being the dominant mobile operating system by a very tiny amount. We were distracted during our antitrust trial. We didn't assign the best people to do the work,"...Technologyread more
PatientsLikeMe was bought by UnitedHealth following a review by Trump's Treasury Department, which scrutinized the start-up because it's backed by Chinese cash.Technologyread more
Besides charging your phone, smart watch and wireless headphones, you could soon be charging your shoes too.
Puma is about to release it's own self-lacing training shoes that will rival Nike's high-tech sneakers that can do the same.
Puma's smart shoes, called the Fi, are connected to its app which enables the laces to be tightened or loosened with the swipe of a finger. It currently only works with an Apple iPhone or Apple Watch, but will soon be available on Android phones too.
Each smart training shoe will have a battery based under its sole that can be charged through a wireless charging dock or by swapping out the batteries.
Puma's designers said the battery would last about a week with normal use.
Fi won't be on the market until Spring 2020 and will be sold for $330. That's slightly less than Nike's Adapt BB, a self-lacing smart basketball shoe which will retail for $350.
"We really wanted to tackle digital technology to bring something into the physical world," Puma's Global Director of Innovation, Charles Johnson, told CNBC at a preview event in Hong Kong.
"It's definitely where I see things going and we already have ideas about how it will evolve. Not just ideas," he said. "We've prototyped some things that will use this technology beyond where it's at."
Johnson said they could eventually open up the technology to developers that would allow third parties to create a variety of apps based around its smart shoe.
Puma is the third largest athletic shoe company behind both Adidas and Nike.
— Clarification: This article has been updated to reflect that Puma is the third largest athletic shoe company.