Tag: U.S.

Vietnam’s top carriers avoid Huawei 5G gear, citing security concerns

Concerns over the security of Huawei 5G networking hardware have spread to an unexpected country — Vietnam — where mobile carriers are reportedly excluding the embattled Chinese company’s gear from their launch of 5G services. Top carrier Viettel has instead selected Ericsson, Nokia, and Qualcomm 5G components, Bloomberg reports, citing network safety rather than political […]

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Center for Data Innovation: U.S. leads AI race, with China closing fast and EU lagging

While the United States currently has an edge in the race to develop artificial intelligence, China is rapidly gaining ground as Europe falls behind, according to a report released today by the Center for Data Innovation. The study arrives amid a wide-ranging debate about which region has gained AI leadership, and the implications that holds […]

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Huawei plans ‘invincible’ overhaul after ban, says U.S. lags in 5G

With no deal to resume normal U.S. business operations on the horizon, embattled Chinese mobile supplier Huawei is reportedly embarking on a major overhaul that will “help [it] achieve victory,” with a planned completion date within the next three to five years. The company plans an “invincible iron army” to avoid crumbling under a U.S. […]

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Homeland Security Committee head seeks greater U.S. role in 5G standards

(Reuters) — A Republican lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation to boost the presence of U.S. firms in global industry standards bodies to combat China’s rising influence in next-generation 5G cellular network technology. The bill, from U.S. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, presses the secretary of state to boost the “representation and leadership” of the United […]

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U.K. clears Huawei to supply some 5G gear as U.S. prepares to ease ban

Huawei’s reputation may have been irrevocably damaged by accusations of espionage, but the Chinese manufacturer appears poised to regain some of its business in both the United Kingdom and United States — albeit under continued clouds of suspicion. A key U.K. parliamentary committee is now recommending that Huawei’s gear be allowed at the edges of […]

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Kansas City radio host, station part ways after comments about Andy Reid

Kansas City radio host Kevin Kietzman and Union Broadcasting, Inc., which owns Sports Radio 810 WHB, announced Friday that the two sides “have mutually agreed to part ways” following Kietzman’s controversial comments regarding Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. “We would like to thank Kevin for his dedicated service over the last 22 years,” Union president Chad Boeger said in […]

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Apple: U.S. tariffs will cut our economic contribution and aid rivals

Facing the imminent imposition of 25% United States tariffs on virtually all of its Chinese-manufactured products, Apple is publicly urging the U.S. government “not to proceed with these tariffs,” which it claims will cut its contributions to the economy and help foreign rivals. The request was disclosed today (via CNBC) in a letter sent on Monday […]

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Apple expands repair service to all U.S. Best Buy stores

Best Buy’s Geek Squad already provided repair services for Apple products as an Authorized Apple Service Provider, but as customers noted,  the service wasn’t always fantastic. Today, Apple announced that Best Buy has expanded its Apple service and repair capabilities, widening the number of locations where customers can receive “expert service and repairs” for Apple […]

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Facing tariffs, Foxconn promises to assemble U.S. iPhones outside China

(Reuters) — Foxconn, the world’s top contract electronics assembler, said it had enough capacity outside China to meet Apple’s demand in the American market if the need should arise for the iPhone maker to adjust its production lines due to the U.S.-China trade war. The comments come as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to […]

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HTC releases Vive Pro Eye in North America for $1,599

Having already released Vive Pro Eye in China and Europe, HTC today began selling the enterprise-class virtual reality headset in North America, and there’s one surprise: it starts at only $1,599 U.S., rather than its roughly $2,000 price elsewhere. But there may be other costs for U.S. and Canadian customers to consider, as well. Featuring […]

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FCC names winners of $2.7 billion 24-28GHz millimeter wave auctions

Millimeter wave spectrum will deliver the fastest version of 5G services, and after six months of semi-secretive auctions, the Federal Communications Commission has finally announced the winners of 28GHz and 24GHz U.S. spectrum. The commission raised over $2.7 billion across the auctions, and the winners were mostly major players in the telecom industry: AT&T bid […]

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Trump’s glib approach to Huawei invites nasty unintended consequences

The U.S. government has spent the last year and a half making the case that Huawei is an international security threat — a telecommunications hardware company that could help China’s government surveil communications and seize control of 5G-networked assets. But President Donald Trump suggested yesterday that this “very dangerous” company may not be such a […]

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