Tag Archive: U.S.

U.S. DOJ indicts Huawei for racketeering and stealing trade secrets

Huawei is also being dinged for allegedly trading with North Korea and Iran.

What you need to know Huawei has been indicted for racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets by the U.S. DOJ. The firm reportedly offered bonuses for employees who could steal secrets from competitors. This marks a significant escalation in the U.S. government’s campaign against the Chinese firm.

The U.S. Department of Justice today charged the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its subsidiaries with  [Read More…]

Service appears to be restored across most U.S. carriers

Everything’s broken.

Updated 2:27 PM ET: A couple of hours after this outage began, things seem to have calmed down. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Straight Talk all have substantially less reports flowing in. Things have also settled a bit with Verizon, but as of 2:09 PM ET, there were still 1146 outage reports.

What you need to know As of January 31, every major phone carrier is having service issues. Affected companies include Verizon, Sprint,  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip could go on sale in the U.S. next month for $1,400

The foldable phone will ship with a pre-installed screen protector.

What you need to know A new rumor claims Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Flip will be priced at $ 1,400 in the U.S. The foldable phone is likely to go on sale in the country on February 14 as an AT&T exclusive. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Z Flip alongside the Galaxy S20 trio on February 11.

A report published by The Korea Herald late  [Read More…]

New U.S. Huawei ban pulled amid Pentagon disagreement

New Huawei bans are in limbo because of disagreement in the Trump administration.

What you need to know The U.S. Commerce Department was set to put new bans on the sale of U.S. technology to Huawei. Pentagon officials reportedly disagreed with the ban, and the Commerce Department has pulled the ruling. A Trump administration Cabinet meeting next week will likely decide the fate of this ban.

Earlier today, we found out that the U.S. Commerce Department had  [Read More…]

Huawei may power British 5G in defiance of the U.S. ban

Even global spying allegations can’t stop the onslaught of 5G.

What you need to know Reuters sources say British officials have proposed resuming purchases of Huawei equipment. Huawei would have a limited role in the build out of the nation’s 5G networks. The move would likely anger U.S. officials but may be necessary for a timely network rollout.

Huawei may catch a break in the United Kingdom as officials are considering allowing the purchase of network equipment  [Read More…]

Huawei says it can withstand further U.S. escalation

“The impact on Huawei’s business would not be very significant.”

What you need to know Huawei says it is ready for a U.S. escalation of what it sees as an anti-Huawei “campaign”. The telecoms firm has been under a prolonged siege by U.S authorities as they allege espionage. The firm spent “billions” building out a plan B in preparation and is now preparing to launch its P40 and P40 Pro without Google Play Services.

After being blacklisted  [Read More…]

The $129 Nokia 2.3 is now available in the U.S. with a 4,000 mAh battery

No Cyan Green, though.

What you need to know HMD Global has opened pre-sales for the Nokia 2.3 in the U.S. on Best Buy. The new handset will set you back $ 129. It ships in only two colors, ditching HMD’s Cyan Green for just Sand and Charcoal shades.

HMD Global is bringing its visually arresting new budget phone, the Nokia 2.3, over to the U.S. It’s starting pre-sales this week at Best Buy, with Amazon coming  [Read More…]

How to watch Studio Ghibli films on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, & Japan

Netflix has just announced that beginning on February 1 it will begin bringing Studio Ghibli films to its service. In total, there will be 21 films that make an appearance, and they will come in three phases. The films will be made available globally through a distribution partner Wild Bunch International, though this rollout will exclude some big markets.

For those not familiar, Studio Ghibli was founded back in 1985 by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the  [Read More…]

A U.S. senator wants the ad blocking industry investigated

Acceptable Ads are unacceptable.

What you need to know Senator Ron Wyden has asked the FTC to investigate the ad blocking industry for anti-competitive practices. The Senator calls out AdBlock Plus’ acceptable ads policy as unacceptable. He urges for more transparent disclosure in cases where advertisers pay to be whitelisted.

United States Senator Ron Wyden has called on the FTC to investigate what he critiques as anti-competitive practices by the ad blocking industry.

In a letter surfaced  [Read More…]

Samsung is bringing its rugged new Galaxy XCover Pro to the U.S.

The rugged mid-ranger will be sold via Verizon Wireless in the United States.

What you need to know Samsung will be bringing its new Galaxy XCover Pro to the U.S. market later this year for $ 500. The rugged Android smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity-O display and a large 4,050mAh removable battery. Just like previous rugged Galaxies, the XCover Pro is MIL-STD-810G certified and also has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

Samsung  [Read More…]