Tag Archive: U.S.


Huawei founder denies spying on U.S. for the Chinese government

Ren Zhengfei also gave praise for President Donald Trump.

Throughout all of 2018, Huawei was placed under heavy scrutiny from the United States government over concerns that the company was using its technology to spy on the U.S. and provide information to China’s Communist Party.

Now, for the first time in over four years, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei has made a public statement to international media.

At a roundtable meeting in Shenzhen, Zhengfei said:

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Should you import the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to the U.S.?

Best answer: There are several reasons to buy the Mate 20 Pro over the Note 9 or the Pixel 3. The phone is powered by a 7nm Kirin 980 chipset that isn’t likely to be available on a Samsung phone until the end of Q1 2019, and the camera has a host of features that allow it to stand out. Then there’s the two-day battery life, gorgeous QHD+ AMOLED display, and exquisite design.

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AT&T has launched 5G in parts of the U.S. Here’s why it’s a big deal

More beta than must-have, but it’s still an important step.

I remember the first LTE products; they weren’t phones but big, bulky Wi-Fi hotspots with tiny displays that terminated in USB-A connections. They’d plug into laptops so give them internet access, magically, and used giant SIM cards that seemed to take up the entire length of the stick.

Well, here we are at the launch of 5G and things aren’t looking that different. Today, AT&T has announced  [Read More…]

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger is getting closer to U.S. approval

The catch? T-Mobile’s parent company needs to stop using technology from Huawei.

Remember back in April when T-Mobile announced that it was partnering up with Sprint to create one new network? According to a report from Reuters, the merger could be approved by the U.S. government as soon as next week.

However, as with most things, there is a catch. If T-Mobile wants the deal to go through, its parent company Deutsche Telekom needs to stop using  [Read More…]

Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. law enforcement officials.

Canadian authorities have arrested Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng on behalf of U.S. law enforcement officials. The Globe and Mail reports that Meng is currently being extradited to the U.S. on the suspicion she violated sanctions against Iran. She was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, with a court hearing set for December 7.

In a statement to the publication, Justice Department  [Read More…]

The $159 Amazfit Verge smartwatch is now up for pre-order in the U.S.

The Verge is a fitness-focused smartwatch from the Xiaomi-backed Amazfit.

Amazfit made its formal debut in the U.S. earlier this year with the $ 79 Bip, and the company is launching its latest smartwatch in the country, the $ 159 Verge. The fitness-focused smartwatch comes with GPS + GLONASS for tracking workouts indepently of your phone, and it can automatically identify 11 forms of activities, including running, walking, climbing, cycling, tennis, and more.

There’s a 1.3-inch AMOLED  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile review: A cheaper, better prepaid cellular plan in the U.S.

Great low-cost cell service.

AC Score 4

Cell phone plans are a necessary evil in the modern world, so it seems like everyone is trying to get to a cheaper plan to save some money. There are a few great prepaid plans out there, but the best that I’ve found is Mint Mobile.

Mint Mobile — formerly Mint SIM — has been around for a  [Read More…]

Nokia 7.1 review: One of the best smartphone values available in the U.S.

You won’t find a better way to spend $ 350 on a smartphone this year.

The $ 200 to $ 400 price range is one of the most competitive in the United States, and while it’s long been dominated by brands such as Motorola, LG, and Samsung, Nokia’s steadily been making its voice heard and letting everyone know that it too can deliver excellent smartphones at even better prices.

Handsets like the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.1  [Read More…]

Motorola One headed to U.S. as Best Buy exclusive

The Motorola One was announced at IFA 2018, but saw only an international release at the outset. But just in time for the holiday season, Motorola is bringing its Android One smartphone to the U.S. The Motorola One will be sold exclusively through Best Buy, with online sales beginning on November 9 and in-store sales beginning on November 11. It should also be noted that the black version will only be sold online, and the white version will only be  [Read More…]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify in the U.S. House this November

The company’s being questioned on a bias against conservatives.

On Friday, September 28, Reuters reported that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be testifying in the United States House Judiciary Committee this November following concerns from Republicans that Google shows a bias against conservatives.

Pichai will be asked about whether or not Google’s search algorithms are influenced in any way to be biased against conservative viewpoints and more favorable to liberal ones. Along with this, Pichai will also  [Read More…]