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Australia Bars China’s Huawei From Building 5G Wireless Network

BEIJING — The fog of cyberespionage concerns surrounding Huawei has for years kept the Chinese technology giant largely out of the United States. Now it has cost the company potentially lucrative business in another country: Australia.<p>Huawei said on Thursday that the Australian government had …

Scott Morrison

These phone models have highest failure rate: is your device on the list? (Update: Blancco responds)

<b>Update, July 20, 2018 (02:42AM EST):</b> Blancco, the company behind a report covering smartphone repairs and failure rates, has responded to <i>Android Authority</i> regarding its study. The report found that devices from Samsung and Xiaomi had the highest failure rates.<p>The company’s report originally noted …

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

USB Type-C

Plume is launching a $60/year subscription service for its Wi-Fi routers

Mesh Wi-Fi systems have exploded in popularity over the last few years, with some of the standouts including the likes of Google Wifi and Eero. Plume …

Vivo NEX specs: 6.59-inch display, Snapdragon 845, 4000mAh battery

Vivo's new NEX phone is pretty crazy looking — at least if you didn't get a glimpse of these features with the Vivo Apex concept phone. But now that …

Vivo announces Nex phone with no bezels, no notch, and a pop-up selfie camera

Vivo has announced a new flagship device called the Nex, a phone that the Chinese company claims “fulfills the bezel-less dream.” The Nex is based on Apex, the impressive concept phone we saw at Mobile World Congress in February. Like Apex, the Nex avoids the now-ubiquitous display notch by …

Google to Face Antitrust Fines on Android Within Weeks

Google faces fines for hindering competition with its Android mobile phone system as European Union antitrust watchdogs get ready to add to last …

Prince Estate Plots New Album ‘Piano and a Microphone 1983’

On what would have been his 60th birthday, the Prince estate announced Thursday that it is prepping a new album of previously unreleased home …

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Elon Musk has launched Falcon Heavy, but how long does it take to get to Mars?

Ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars?<p>With Elon Musk's successful launch of the world's most powerful rocket – SpaceX's Falcon Heavy – on February 6, humans journeying to Mars looks increasingly likely.<p>The problem is that there's an immense distance between Earth and Mars, which means …

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Space<p>Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars …

Roadsters

Norovirus Cases at Olympics More Than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The number of confirmed cases of norovirus at the Winter Games has risen to 86 from 32 in just two days as Olympic officials struggle to track the source of the outbreak on the eve of the opening ceremony.<p>Hong Jeong-ik from South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and …

Norovirus

Turkey, Russia and Iran leaders to discuss Syria in Istanbul: Turkish source

ANKARA (Reuters) - The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed on Thursday to meet in Istanbul to discuss the conflict in Syria, a Turkish presidential source said.<p>FILE PHOTO - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani together with his counterparts, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan, …

STILL TALKIN’! Quincy Jones Calls Michael Jackson A Song Thief, Alleges Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye & Marlon Brando Had Sex & Says Trump Is 'Limited Mentally'

<b>Quincy Jones</b> clearly gives zero f****s because he’s spilling some epic tea. Go inside to find out why he bashed <b>Michael Jackson</b> and the young <b>Beatles</b>, …

Get the Royal Yacht Britannia's Official Scone Recipe and Have Afternoon Tea Like the Queen

It doesn’t get much more English — or more royal — than sitting down for afternoon tea.<p>And of course, tea isn’t complete without a scone (or two!). …

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500

TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this year.<p>The quake, recorded at 9:48 p.m. on Sunday, …

Sound problems start popping up with the smaller Google Pixel 2

Google has had a <i>really</i> rough launch with the Pixel 2 XL, including inventory woes and a serious slew of screen problems. Up until now, the smaller …

Apple iOS 11.1 Release, It's A Big One

Apple iOS 11.1 is the big one. Following the rushed releases of iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.3 (which caused more problems than they fixed), Apple has launched a new iOS 11.1 update which tackles by far the biggest problem facing iOS 11 upgraders today: <i>battery life</i>.<p>Popular YouTuber …

Nissan’s IMx electric concept car wants to get to know you

Nissan’s latest electric vehicle concept aims for crossover appeal, with a design that goes well beyond the Nissan Leaf in terms of aggressive styling and visual appeal. The IMx also focuses on self-driving technologies, and on learning a user’s preferences and providing them with a wraparound …

Kaspersky Researchers Uncover Flaws in Popular Dating Apps Like Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble

Popular dating apps such as OkCupid, Tinder, and Bumble have vulnerabilities that make users’ personal information potentially accessible to …

Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is totally delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more.<p>On Wenesday, Quartz just launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much automated …

Verizon will allow 4K video streaming for $10 extra a month

Ouch.<p>Starting on November 3rd, Verizon customers who want to stream full 4K video on their phones can finally do so. Just two months ago, the company had split its unlimited plans into two tiers; one capped streaming at 480p, while the more expensive one was capped at 720p (1080p for tablets). Now, …

Cisco, Google Cloud forge hybrid cloud partnership: Here's why they need each other

Google Cloud was flanked by AWS-VMware on one side of the hybrid cloud equation and Microsoft Azure on the other. Cisco's available partner base was …

Microsoft kills Kinect, its motion control camera for Xbox and Windows

Microsoft is no longer making the Kinect, as Co.Design first reported. The motion-sensing and voice-recognizing device for Xbox One and Windows will disappear from store shelves once the current stock runs out.<p>Microsoft once touted Kinect as an essential component of the Xbox One. Now, as the …

Google's experimental Android app dramatically improves nighttime photography

Most modern smartphones are capable of truly stunning photos. One of the ways in which they falter, however, is in low-light situations. Even cheap DSLR’s or mirrorless cameras are miles ahead of the best camera phones when it comes to shooting in dim settings, at least for now.<p>Google researcher …

The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2017

But a high salary doesn't hurt, either.<p>US News & World Report recently released its 2017 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. You can read more about the methodology …

See how Sony Xperia Touch turns any table, counter or wall into an Android 'phone'

Polaroid just reinvented its iconic camera

LAS VEGAS — The classic Polaroid camera just got revamped for the modern day.<p>While Polaroid has previously launched instant print cameras mixed with …

Cool New Stuff at CES 2017: Pictures

Samsung takes wraps off $150 million fund for early startups

Are you building the next big thing in virtual reality, artificial intelligence or the internet of things? If so, you probably would be interested in the $150 million fund announced Wednesday by Samsung Next, formerly known as the Samsung Global Innovation Center.<p>The latest fund targets pre-seed …