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10 Dec 2019
The company bribed Chinese government officials for at least 17 years.
Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today's best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there's a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer.
Apple's iPhone lineup could be getting a shakeup in 2020 with four new iPhone 12 models released in the fall and one surprise iPhone before then.
Alphabet is expanding its board of directors to include acclaimed biologist Frances Arnold.
Chinese tech giant Huawei plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system (OS) next year, and will promote them at home and abroad, a Huawei spokesman said on Monday.
9 Dec 2019
New Beijing "5-3-2" policy to give local tech scene a boost to the detriment of foreign companies.
Indian company Flipkart will sell Nokia's first TV
Beastly desktop is Apple's attempt to win back professionals who have gone over to Windows.
After more than seven years, it could soon be time to bid farewell to Apple's lightning charging cable.
Think: new chips, cheaper devices and broader networks.
6 Dec 2019
Samsung's upcoming flagship phone will be one of the first to use new features from the Snapdragon 865 processor.
It's building on the new XR2 platform for VR / AR
A survey by a Beijing research institute indicates growing pushback against facial recognition in China.
5 Dec 2019
Bigger-than-expected spending plan marks return to free-spending days of 'Abenomics'
Wall Street rebounded on Wednesday as investor optimism got a boost from U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks that talks with China on an interim trade deal were going "very well."
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday that will require manufactures of smartphones, computers, and Smart TVs to install Russian software on them before they can be sold in the country.
Pablo Escobar's brother released a foldable smartphone that he claims can only be destroyed by fire (Dec 4)
Roberto Escobar, 71, is releasing a foldable phone through his investment company, Escobar Inc. It's called the Escobar Fold 1, and it's named after his brother.
4 Dec 2019
The brand is ready to break out of its cheap-phone rut with high-end 5G phones for 2020, using the just-announced Snapdragon 865 processor.
Huawei is facing a growing backlash on social media in China after new details came to light in the case of a former employee who was arrested and jailed for 251 days following an unproven accusation of blackmail from the company.
High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk testified at his defamation trial on Tuesday that his "pedo guy" Twitter message at the center of the case was not meant to be taken literally and was sent in response to an "unprovoked" insult he received from the man now suing him.
An FBI branch office warns smart TV users that they can be gateways for hackers to come into your home. Meanwhile, the smart TV OEMs are already spying on you.
3 Dec 2019
Samsung's foldable smartphone follow-up to the Galaxy Fold may cost around $1,000, according to a report from South Korea.
Apple's answer to OLED could arrive as early as next year
Apple is expected to release four 5G-capable iPhones in 2020, according to a forecast report from JPMorgan released Monday.
Samsung's Galaxy S11 has leaked and leaked again, revealing a series of radical new features. And now Samsung confirmed its new smartphone for the first time.
2 Dec 2019
The U.S. government may expand its power to stop more foreign shipments of products with U.S. technology to China's Huawei, amid frustration the company's blacklisting has failed to cut off supplies to the world's largest telecoms equipment maker, two sources said.
Factory activity in China unexpectedly returned to growth in November for the first time in seven months, but the gains were meagre with more U.S. tariffs looming within weeks unless Beijing and Washington agree to defuse their damaging trade war.
Chinese telecom giant has reduced reliance on U.S. suppliers, report finds
People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country's hundreds of millions of internet users.
29 Nov 2019
EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world's most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years.
"We plan to engage directly with HP shareholders to solicit their support in urging the HP Board to do the right thing and pursue this compelling opportunity," Xerox CEO John Visentin writes.
French President Emmanuel Macron, asked about possible security risks posed by China's Huawei, said on Thursday that he would never look to stigmatize any particular telecoms operator or any particular country.
Robots are one step closer to gaining a human sense that has so far eluded them: Touch.
Revised third quarter growth was reported at 2.1% from 1.9%.
28 Nov 2019
Quantum dot tech that can last up to a million hours is the key.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi posted its slowest-ever quarterly revenue growth as the country's smartphone market grapples with a protracted lull in sales and larger rival Huawei increases its share of the market.
Apple is reportedly planning to shake up its iPhone sizes in 2020, including its biggest screen yet (Nov 27)
A report on Wednesday said Apple will offer models that are both smaller and larger than those currently available.
The Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like Huawei.
Alexa, you get me.
The robots will be controlled remotely by tablet and deliver a live camera feed