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The U.S. Justice Department is appealing the AT&T and Time Warner deal

Not even a month after AT&T purchased Time Warner for $ 85 billion, the U.S. Justice Department is now appealing the deal.

A court document was filed on Thursday, July 12, confirming the news. The appeal is being led by District Court Judge Richard Leon.

Per CNBC, Leon noted in his 200-page appeal filing that “the government failed to meet its burden to establish that the deal would significantly decrease competition.”

On June 15, AT&T officially completed its  [Read More…]

U.S. government signs an agreement with ZTE to lift export ban

ZTE will once again be able to conduct business with American component vendors.

ZTE’s woes in the U.S. are about to come to a close. The Chinese telecommunications giant has signed an agreement with the Department of Commerce that will lift the export ban — which will allow ZTE to do business with American suppliers like Qualcomm. ZTE was issued a denial order in April after it was revealed that the manufacturer violated sanctions against North Korea  [Read More…]

ZTE is being allowed to temporarily operate in the U.S. until August 1

ZTE’s back and forth with the U.S. continues.

A new month means new beginnings, a fresh start, and more ZTE drama. Most recently, it’s been announced that the United States Department of Commerce is allowing ZTE it resume some of its operations in the U.S. until August 1, 2018.

According to a report from Reuters, ZTE will be able to “engage in commercial transactions needed to maintain existing networks and equipment in the United States.”

Things were  [Read More…]

The Nokia 7 Plus isn’t officially available in the U.S., but here’s why you should buy it anyway

This is your best chance to pick up the Nokia 7 Plus if you’re living in the U.S.

The Nokia 7 Plus is the best $ 400 phone you can buy right now, but unfortunately it isn’t officially up for sale in the U.S. HMD Global is currently focusing on Asian markets, and while the Nokia 6.1 is available direct from Amazon for $ 269, that’s the only Nokia-branded phone sold officially in the U.S.

However, the  [Read More…]

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, reimposes sanctions on ZTE

ZTE’s woes continue as the U.S. Senate rolls out a new bill that prohibits the manufacturer from doing business with U.S. firms.

It’s a turbulent time for ZTE. The U.S. government issued a Denial Order against the company back in April, essentially prohibiting the Chinese manufacturer from buying hardware components from the likes of Qualcomm or Intel. The order effectively killed ZTE’s smartphone business as it prevented Google from certifying the manufacturer’s phones.

It looked like  [Read More…]

Samsung to use 100% renewable energy in the U.S., China, and Europe by 2020

The renewable energy will be used at the company’s factories and offices.

On Thursday, June 14, Samsung announced a big change in the way it powers all of its operations. By 2020, the company aims to use 100% renewable energy at factories, offices, and operational facilities throughout the United States, China, and Europe.

While these three regions are Samsung’s main focus at the moment, it says it’ll “seek to further increase its use of renewable energy around  [Read More…]

The $159 Nokia 3.1 is now available for pre-order in the U.S.

The phone officially launches on July 2.

Late last month, Nokia took the wraps off of three new mid-to-low range Android phones. One of the handsets the company announced, the Nokia 3.1, is now officially up for pre-order in the United States.

The Nokia 3.1 is an Android One phone, meaning that it comes with a stock build of Android and promises for fast software updates and regular security patches. Powering the handset is the octa-core MediaTek  [Read More…]

Asus ZenFone 5Q now available for $299 in the U.S.

You can buy it at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg.

During MWC 2018, Asus announced the ZenFone 5, 5Z, and 5 Lite. The 5 and 5Z picked up a lot of attention for being shameless iPhone X clones, but the 5 Lite ditched the notch in favor of a basic, functional budget offering. Today, it’s been confirmed that the phone is now available in the U.S.

Launching in the States as the ZenFone 5Q, the phone  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy J3 and J7 mid-rangers coming to the U.S. in early June [Update]

The J3 will cost $ 209 on AT&T.

We’re just a few short months away from the Galaxy Note 9, but before we can get our hands on Samsung’s latest and greatest, we’re going to be served with two typical and unsurprising mid-range phones. This year, we’re getting updated models of the Galaxy J3 and J7.

Samsung says the two phones “focus on the key features that users love: sharp displays for movies and apps, great-low-light cameras  [Read More…]

U.S. government reportedly unhappy about Google’s relationship with Huawei

The U.S. is targeting Huawei again? Shocker.

Huawei has been in the United States’ crosshairs pretty much since the beginning of the year, resulting in a completely botched launch of its Mate 10 Pro flagship on U.S. carriers.

Now, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Congress is giving Google a hard time over its continued relationship with the Chinese company.

WSJ reports that Congress is unhappy with Google continuing to license the Android OS  [Read More…]