TikTok vows legal battle as Biden signs ownership bill

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U.S. President Joe Biden has signed a bill into law that requires ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of TikTok, to sell its ownership of the app within the next nine months or face a ban. Continue reading “TikTok vows legal battle as Biden signs ownership bill”

AT&T restores full service after outage in U.S, denies cybersecurity breach

An outage on Thursday disrupted AT&T services for customers across the United States, affecting their ability to make calls, send texts, or use their phones. Continue reading “AT&T restores full service after outage in U.S, denies cybersecurity breach”

iPhone survives 16,000 feet drop from Alaska Airlines flight

On Friday, January 5th, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, a Boeing 737 Max 9 flying from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California, experienced a mid-air depressurization incident, shortly after takeoff. A plug door, a specific panel of the fuselage near the rear of the aircraft, blew out at around 16,000 feet. Continue reading “iPhone survives 16,000 feet drop from Alaska Airlines flight”

Murena Fairphone 4 with /e/OS now available in the US

Fairphone has introduced the Murena Fairphone 4 in the United States, collaborating with /e/OS since 2020 to offer a privacy-focused operating system to Fairphone users. Continue reading “Murena Fairphone 4 with /e/OS now available in the US”

Amazon unveils new Fire TV Omni QLED and Fire TV 2 series

Amazon expands its TV lineup with three new sizes of the Fire TV Omni QLED Series and the affordable Fire TV 2-Series. The Omni QLED series will also bring the Fire TV Ambient Experience to more countries, including the UK, Germany, and Mexico. Continue reading “Amazon unveils new Fire TV Omni QLED and Fire TV 2 series”

LG 2023 OLED TVs start rolling out, pricing revealed

LG has announced pricing and availability of its highly anticipated 2023 OLED TVs in the US. These TVs come with the most advanced range of LG OLED TVs yet, self-lit picture quality, powerful image processing technologies, and an upgraded webOS platform, providing access to an ever-increasing library of lifestyle services and enhanced personalization features. Continue reading “LG 2023 OLED TVs start rolling out, pricing revealed”

U.S. DOJ sues Google of monopolizing in ad technology

The U.S. Justice Department and 8 states filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, alleging the company has unlawfully maintained a monopoly in online advertising technology. Continue reading “U.S. DOJ sues Google of monopolizing in ad technology”

FTC is suing Microsoft to block its $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard purchase

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint on Thursday to try to stop Microsoft from buying Activision Blizzard. They say that if Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard, competitors will lose access to popular games like Call of Duty, which will hurt them. Continue reading “FTC is suing Microsoft to block its $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard purchase”

US FCC bans equipment from HUAWEI, ZTE and more Chinese companies

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules prohibit the importation or sale of communications equipment deemed a threat to national security. The Commission, Congress, and the Executive Branch have taken multiple steps to build a much more secure and resilient supply chain for communications equipment and services in the US. Continue reading “US FCC bans equipment from HUAWEI, ZTE and more Chinese companies”

Xiaomi receives relief as US Judge suspends US DoD Blacklist decision

Back in January, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released a blacklist of 9 companies that they claimed to be under the control of the Chinese Military, among which Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi was included. After contesting the decision last month, a U.S. federal judge has now temporarily blocked the DoD from enforcing the consequences of the decision.

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USA temporarily renews HUAWEI General License for another 45 days [Update: Extended till May 15]

Update: March 11, 2020 — US Department of Commerce has extended the Temporary General License (TGL) for HUAWEI through May 15, 2020 and said that it has provided this opportunity to receive input from public. Continue reading “USA temporarily renews HUAWEI General License for another 45 days [Update: Extended till May 15]”

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Aura Pink and Aura Red rolls out in the US

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note10 in Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black and Aura Blue colors, and India got the Aura Red version, while the new Aura Pink version was introduced in Singapore recently. Now the company is expanding the two color variants to the US, just in time for the holiday season. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G are not available in these new colors. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note10 Aura Pink and Aura Red rolls out in the US”

Apple Research App gets three new medical research studies

Apple’s Research App has launched three new studies in partnership with leading academic and research institutions namely – the Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. Apple users can now participate and contribute to new medical research with the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold reservation begins April 12 in the US, Galaxy S10 5G sale in May

Samsung introduced its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone and the Galaxy S10 5G at its Unpacked event in February.  The company already announced that it the Galaxy Fold will be available in U.S. starting April 26th. Now it has confirmed that people can reserve the Galaxy Fold starting today, April 12th before you can pre-order it from April 15th. It will be available through Best Buy or Samsung Experience Stores as well AT&T and T-Mobile starting April 26th. Samsung already announced that the phone will be available at US$ 1,980 (Rs. 1,40,760 approx.).

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Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 2 V launched in the US on Cricket and Verizon

HMD Global has announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers Communications, Inc. in Canada. As a part of the collaborations, the company is releasing the Nokia 3.1 on Cricket’s 4G LTE network and Nokia 2 V on Verizon.  Continue reading “Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 2 V launched in the US on Cricket and Verizon”