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Samsung update One UI finally reaches wearables
Posted by Chris Burns on May 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3 are in for a treat in the very near future as the company brings One UI to the bunch. As we’ve had experience with each of the devices on the list as well as Samsung’s One UI on smartphones of several sorts, today we’re exploring the company’s approach in … Continue reading […]

Impossible Foods new fake-meat sausage arrives on Little Caesars pizza
Posted by Chris Davies on May 20, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Impossible Foods is spreading its faux-meat, with a new plant-based sausage set to appear on the Little Caesars Impossible Supreme pizza. The latest in the company’s meat alternative line-up, the new Impossible Sausage is described as “spicy-sweet” and will be trialed on the new pizza. Work on the sausage began earlier in 2019, Impossible Foods says, after being approached by … Continue reading […]

Sony's noise-cancelling XB900N offer more bass for less money
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the gold standard for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Not only are they comfortable, but they sound amazing. And while their biggest downside is the $350 price tag, Sony has a solution for that too. The company'... […]

The best software for camera lovers
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Mention video-editing software and two products will immediately spring to mind: Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. There's a third option, though, that every professional and aspiring filmmaker should consider. DaVinci Resolve 15 is a single applicat... […]

Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population density with demographic estimates, how people move an... […]

Lutron Aurora Philips Hue dimmer is the smartest smart-switch yet
Posted by Chris Davies on May 20, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Philips Hue smart bulbs inadvertently cut off from the network could be a problem no longer, with Lutron launching an Aurora dimmer accessory that also prevents accidental switch-offs. Hue bulbs are now a mainstay of many smart home installations, however they typically come with one lingering problem. For the bulbs to work, the power must remain switched on. That means … Continue reading […]

Sony studio will turn PlayStation games into movies and shows
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm

Sony is no longer content to wait for media giants to produce shows based on its games. The company has formed a PlayStation Productions studio that will produce movies and TV shows based on games. Sony Studios will help distribute the material, bu... […]

Huawei speaks out on Android ban
Posted by Chris Davies on May 20, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Huawei has reacted to Google’s block on key Android apps and features at the behest of the US government, insisting that existing devices won’t suddenly lose features, and pointing to its own enhancements to Android. The Chinese telecoms company found itself added to the Trump administration’s blacklist late last week, a decision which could have a massive impact on smartphone … Continue reading […]

Google quietly drops its most creative Pixel accessories
Posted by Eric Abent on May 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Buying a case alongside a new phone is something a lot of people do, and ever since the days of the Nexus 6, Google has offered some pretty unique cases for its first-party phones. First we had Live Cases, which could be matched to a live wallpaper and even featured an NFC button on some models that could be used … Continue reading […]

Play 'Doctor Who: The Edge of Time' in VR this September
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:08 pm

While you can't warp time to see the twelfth season of Doctor Who any sooner, this September, you'll be able to dive into the show in a new way. BBC Studios is bringing the series to life as a VR video game, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. This is the... […]

T-Mobile and Sprint make promises to clinch FCC's merger approval
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:49 pm

T-Mobile and Sprint are still determined to secure a merger, and they've just made a fresh round of promises to win regulators' hearts. The carriers have made new commitments to the FCC that would guarantee wider access to high-speed mobile internet... […]

Intel, Qualcomm and other chipmakers cut off supplies to Huawei
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Huawei has more to worry about beyond Google's decision to suspend Android support. Bloomberg sources said that American chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Xilinx had told staff they wouldn't supply Huawei with parts "till further notice," lea... […]

Next optical atomic clock chip is smaller than a coffee bean
Posted by Ewdison Then on May 20, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Most of us take time for granted and presume that seconds are just, well, seconds. For some applications in science and technology, however, being precise down to the millisecond can make a world of difference. For that kind of precision, atomic clocks are the name of the game and the NIST’s in-development clock has a beating hart so small that … Continue reading […]

Google says a recovery phone number does wonders for security
Posted by JC Torres on May 20, 2019 at 12:19 pm

We hear lots of stories of people getting hacked or getting duped into giving out personal information but despite their growing regularity, few take action to protect their online identities. Many presume it’s not going to happen to them until it does. Some consider the setup a hassle while others find entering a PIN code in addition to a password … Continue reading […]

Existing Huawei phone owners can breathe easy just for a bit
Posted by Ewdison Then on May 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

If you imagined Samsung having a PR panic attack over the Galaxy Fold fiasco last month, you can probably imagine how Huawei is taking all the recent news that has been gnawing at its image in the past days. The US is finally ready to show it has more than just bark and has started to push Huawei into a … Continue reading […]

The Morning After: Impossible Foods' next project is sausage meat
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:34 am

Welcome back! We kick off the week with bad news for Huawei as Google complies with US government requirements regarding the phone maker, suspending the transfer of proprietary hardware and software. In better news for the planet, we go behind the sc... […]

T-Cell “training” video could help fight Type 1 diabetes
Posted by JC Torres on May 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

Forget outer space or the deep ocean or even the quantum realm. Our bodies are a microcosm of its own, with many parts and processes we still don’t completely understand. One of those is our body’s own immune system that protects us from diseases. Its most lethal weapon, the T cells, are also unfortunately also the cause of some life-threatening … Continue reading […]

EVgo is installing fast chargers at Chevron filling stations
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

EV infrastructure company EVgo has teamed up with Chevron to install fast chargers at select filling stations in California. The chargers, with up to 100 kW of capacity, are now running at Menlo Park and under construction at other locations in Los A... […]

Facebook Research is developing touchy-feely curious robots
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:30 am

As a social media platform with global reach, Facebook leans extensively on its artificial intelligence and machine-learning systems to keep the site online and harmful content off it (at least, some of the time). Following its announcement at the st... […]

Westworld III trailer reveals a futuristic future world
Posted by Ewdison Then on May 20, 2019 at 10:27 am

As one series ends, another one is set to begin. Just before HBO aired the finale of Game of Thrones, it showed a glimpse of what’s coming for its other popular TV series. Compared to GoT, Westworld is both an old name and a new franchise and, thanks to that, its creators are able to take the world in a … Continue reading […]

Impossible launches sausage pizza with Little Caesars
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

Little Caesars, the nationwide pizza chain, will be the first restaurant to sell Impossible's new plant-based sausage product -- as a pie topping. Starting today, the Impossible Supreme Pizza will launch at Little Caesars branches in Yakima, WA, Ft.... […]

AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 6:44 am

As if Spectre and Meltdown weren't bad enough, researchers recently unveiled a quartet of new CPU flaws: Zombieload, RIDL & Fallout, and Store-to-Leak Forwarding, known as MDS vulnerabilities. They're serious enough that Intel-powered PC owners n... […]

HBO teases 2020 return for 'Westworld' with a new trailer
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 4:05 am

While everyone figures out what they think of the Game of Thrones finale, HBO has pitched a reason to stick around with its first trailer for the third season of Westworld. This one doesn't take us back to the Old West, India or an age of Shoguns and... […]

Huawei’s woes continues as Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom cut off supplies
Posted by JC Torres on May 20, 2019 at 3:52 am

When the US imposed a trade ban on ZTE last year, it almost caused the Chinese company to go bankrupt. While Huawei may last longer than its compatriot, it might not take long before the company is also brought to its knees. Google has already been reported to stop licensing its proprietary Google Play components for future Huawei phones. Now … Continue reading […]

Google quietly shelves custom Pixel phone cases
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:51 am

Google's Pixel 3a might have been good news for fans of mid-range phones, but it marked the death knell for one of the company's signature phone features: its customizable cases. The 9to5Google crew has discovered that Google axed the personalized M... […]

Pokemon GO debuts new Lures, new Pokemon, and Eevee evolutions
Posted by Ewdison Then on May 20, 2019 at 3:13 am

Pokemon is one of those almost never-ending franchises that keeps on adding new monsters. That’s great news for Niantic Labs because it won’t be running out of new content any time soon. They just Gen 4 critters from the Sinnoh region just a while back but now they’re adding a few more. But perhaps a bit more interesting for some … Continue reading […]

Korean government is moving from Windows to Linux
Posted by JC Torres on May 20, 2019 at 2:36 am

Microsoft Windows is the most used operating system in the world, at least when talking about desktop and laptop computers. In addition to the usual consumer and enterprise customers, it is also used in government offices and computers. That may have been the status quo but more and more governments are looking to other solutions for one reason or another. … Continue reading […]

Victim group says UK's revenge porn laws aren't working
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:27 am

The UK's move to treat revenge porn as a specific crime was supposed to catch perpetrators who'd otherwise slip through the cracks, but that doesn't appear to have worked out in practice. The Revenge Porn helpline has collected police data showing t... […]

LG makes its own AI chip to give its phones a boost
Posted by Ewdison Then on May 20, 2019 at 1:55 am

It may be bleeding from quarter after quarter of losses but don’t count LG out of the smartphone game just yet. It hasn’t thrown in the towel and is, in fact, bullish on pushing its mobile phones forward despite all odds. Its latest strategy is to put its eggs in the AI basket by making its own, still unnamed dedicated … Continue reading […]

Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active features to older smartwatches
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 am

You don't have to spring for the Galaxy Watch Active to put Samsung's latest software features on your wrist. The company is rolling out an update that brings the Active's One UI interface, health features and other optimizations to the regular Gala... […]

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Ajit Pai oks T-Mobile/Sprint merger, “requires” 5G rollout that’ll happen anyway
Posted by Jon Brodkin on May 20, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Consumer advocates protest loss of competition; DOJ could still block merger. […]

Lumentum says halting all Huawei shipments, cuts quarterly forecast
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Mobile phone parts producer Lumentum Holdings Inc on Monday was the first U.S. company to confirm formally it was halting shipments to Huawei Technologies, following export restrictions put in place by the United States Department of Commerce. […]

Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Apple Face ID parts supplier Lumentum Holdings Inc followed Google on Monday in clamping down on the business it does with Huawei Technologies, after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban on the Chinese firm on national security grounds. […]

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. […]

Nearly half of Juul's Twitter followers are too young to buy e-cigarettes: study
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according a study published on Monday. […]

Report: Sony employees caught off guard by Microsoft cloud partnership
Posted by Kyle Orland on May 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Decision reportedly came after discussions with Amazon fell through. […]

Huawei mobile users ponder switching brand after Google news
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Time to abandon the Huawei phone? That was what some owners asked after U.S. tech giant Google said it would suspend its business with China's top mobile maker, threatening future access to Gmail, YouTube and Chrome. […]

Smartphone maker Xiaomi's first-quarter revenue jumps 27%, beats estimates
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp reported better than-expected quarterly revenue on Monday due in part to steady growth in sales outside its home market. […]

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost
Posted by Eric Berger on May 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Still missing? The total cost. And that's probably by design. […]

Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store [Updated]
Posted by Ron Amadeo on May 20, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Trump's Huawei ban means no early access to Android Q, no Google app ecosystem. […]

Infineon denies report it has suspended Huawei shipments
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

German chipmaker Infineon is continuing most shipments to Huawei, it said on Monday, denying a report in Japan's Nikkei daily that it had suspended deliveries to the Chinese telecoms firm. […]

Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei: Nikkei
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

German chipmaker Infineon has suspended shipments to Huawei Technologies, in a sign that Washington's crackdown on the Chinese tech company is beginning to hamper its supplies beyond the United States, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Monday. […]

Chips are down: Huawei U.S. blacklisting knocks semiconductor stocks
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm

U.S. and European chipmakers fell sharply on Monday amid worries the Huawei Technologies suppliers may suspend shipments to the Chinese firm due to a U.S. crackdown. […]

Spain's Telefonica says is reviewing U.S. Huawei order
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:14 am

Spain's Telefonica is reviewing a U.S. order which hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, to see if it will affect its customers, a spokeswoman for the group said on Monday. […]

China's tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:11 am

Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country's regulatory environment is "bleak". […]

Cybersecurity firm Siemplify raises $30 million, brings total to $58 million
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:08 am

U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity provider Siemplify said on Monday it raised $30 million in private funding, bringing its total raised to date to $58 million. […]

China's NetEase to launch first official Pokemon game in China
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:55 am

Chinese gaming giant NetEase said on Monday that it would partner with The Pokemon Company and Marvel to release new games for the domestic market, as it looks to add more foreign content to its roster and shore up revenue. […]

Berlin: We're examining impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei on German firms
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

The German Economy Ministry is examining the impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on German firms, a spokeswoman said on Monday. […]

Deutsche Telekom declines comment on Huawei reports; vendor review continues
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:24 am

Deutsche Telekom declined to comment on reports that some Western companies were reducing their exposure to Huawei after the Chinese company was blacklisted in Washington, but said a network vendor review was continuing. […]

Dialog Semi declines comment on Huawei shipments
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

Anglo-German chip designer Dialog Semiconductor declined to comment on Monday when asked whether its shipments to Huawei had been affected following a crackdown on the Chinese company by the U.S. administration. […]

STMicroelectronics declines to comment on Nikkei report on Huawei shipments
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 7:07 am

STMicroelectronics declined to comment on Monday on a report in the Nikkei Asian Review that said it was set to have meetings this week to discuss whether to continue shipping to Huawei. […]

Here is our super spoiler-y review of the Game of Thrones series finale
Posted by Jennifer Ouellette on May 20, 2019 at 6:29 am

"If you were hoping for a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." […]

Tencent Video delays 'Game of Thrones' finale in China, prompts fan uproar
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 5:21 am

China's Tencent Video has delayed the broadcast of the "Game of Thrones" finale, according to an official message published by the online streaming site on Monday, prompting uproar among fans of the popular TV series in the country. […]

U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:44 am

Chinese state media on Monday criticized the United States for its complaints about intellectual property theft, calling them a "political tool" intended to suppress China's economic development. […]

Required gamer viewing: The history of M2’s Japanese retro-port empire
Posted by Sam Machkovech on May 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm

The story of one studio, dedicated to preserving Japan's best console, arcade games. […]

Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors’ wall of defense
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm

Portland leading scorer Damian Lillard has had a difficult time with a hovering Golden State defense and, with his team facing elimination from the NBA Western Conference finals, the Trail Blazer All-Star has a decision to make. […]

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus—how does American luxury stack up?
Posted by Eric Bangeman on May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln goes all-in on luxury with the $67,000 Black Label Nautilus. […]

Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets
Posted by Ars Staff on May 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

While not as innovative as its mobile brethren, new release closes the gap with Vivaldi. […]

How tech companies are shaping the rules governing AI
Posted by WIRED on May 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Industry group urges EU policymakers not to draw "red lines" around specific uses of AI. […]

Everyone is “gun-fu” fighting: John Wick 3 is almost as good as the original
Posted by Jennifer Ouellette on May 18, 2019 at 11:31 pm

Latest installment showcases some of the finest stuntwork you're likely to see onscreen […]