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22 Oct 2019
Microsoft acquires start-up Mover, shortly after buying Movere, to get more data into its cloud (Oct 21)
Mover can help move files from Box and Dropbox into Microsoft services like OneDrive and SharePoint.
Amazon's Alexa and Google Home's smart assistant were vulnerable to a security issue that could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on people without their knowledge or entice users to hand over sensitive information, researchers say.
Apple's CEO has served on the school's board since 2013.
Namely, that any viable replacement the company could use in place of the Android mobile OS won't be ready for a while - perhaps years.
A Core i5 processor with hyper-threading
The UK government has announced a partnership with Arm to develop cybersecurity solutions for hardware used by businesses.
21 Oct 2019
Samsung admits to major security flaw in its phones that lets anyone bypass fingerprint sensors (Oct 18)
Samsung explains a security flaw that lets anyone's fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10 or Note 10.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020, CEO Lei Jun said on Sunday, speaking at the World Internet conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen.
A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Friday that the company is prepared to be "open and transparent" as it looks to persuade the U.S. government that it can be trusted and that national security concerns about its technology are unfounded.
House and Senate members from both sides of the aisle criticized Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter.
Now that it's cut a deal with News Corp to supply headlines.
18 Oct 2019
Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday.
China's economy grew at its slowest pace since the early 1990s in the third quarter, official figures showed. In the three months to September, the economy expanded 6% from a year earlier, falling just short of expectations for 6.1% growth.
Fitbit is developing a method to detect irregular heart rhythm in time through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, as the wearable device maker looks to match a feature available on rival Apple's Watch.
Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with Asus.
It meanders on its own accord and shows passengers the world in a whole different light.
Following a discrimination settlement, the tech giant lunges toward transparency.
The child labor activist, who works for Indian NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan, had launched a pilot program 15 months prior to match a police database containing photos of all of India's missing children with another one comprising shots of all the minors living in the country's child care institutions.
17 Oct 2019
Invite to November event promises the unveiling of a "reinvented icon."
Microsoft's independent board directors bumped Nadella's base salary for the most recent fiscal year.
Revenue fell for the fifth quarter in a row.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff argues that companies have been too focused on shareholders at the expense of employees, customers and the communities they serve.
The firms intend to bring cellular connectivity to Microsoft's Internet of Things solution.
The Brussels-based institution believes that part of Broadcom's business could be creating "serious and irreparable harm to competition."
16 Oct 2019
The purchase is meant to support Intel's focus on the edge computing market for 5G networks.
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.
Google helped kickstart people's interest in virtual reality. Now it's giving up.
After months of leaks, Google just made the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL official.
Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off. Sales at his Malaysia-based Hotayi Electronic are surging, it's hiring more workers, considering an expansion, and picking and choosing orders.
Will China's revised cybersecurity rules put foreign firms at risk of losing their secrets? (Oct 13)
'Chinese government is putting in place new tools that make it much more difficult for companies to keep their information private,' cybersecurity expert says
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The emergence of two new wireless standards will cause IT decision-makers to think carefully.
15 Oct 2019
Microsoft president Brad Smith thinks it's time antitrust laws are updated for the digital age.
The list of OEMs includes vendors from around the world - Arcadyan, Askey, AVM, Casa Systems, Compal, Cradlepoint, Fibocom, FIH, Franklin, Gemtek, Gongjing, Gosuncn, Inseego, LG, Linksys, MeiG, Netgear, Nokia, Oppo, Panasonic, Quanta, Quectel, Sagemcom, Samsung, Sharp Corporation, Sercomm, Sierra Wireless, Sunsea, Technicolor, Telit, Wewins, Wingtech, WNC, and ZTE.
The producer price index (PPI), considered a key barometer of corporate profitability, dropped 1.2% year-on-year in September, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data showed on Tuesday.
Intel has now officially denied the rumor, stating that it still has plans to bring chips with the 10nm process to the desktop.
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China's Huawei Technologies is ready to enter into a "no backdoor" agreement with India to allay security concerns, the telecom group's local head said on Monday, as the giant South Asian country prepares to launch next generation 5G networks.
Germany has finalised rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China's Huawei Technologies.
A tentative truce between the United States and China has raised hopes - yet again - that the two economic superpowers are inching toward a resolution to the trade war.
Instead of a pop-up selfie camera, the Z20 uses two screens to get rid of any display notches.