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Judge temporarily halts $10 billion Microsoft cloud contract with Pentagon

The motion was granted as part of a suit Amazon brought protesting the Defense Department’s selection process for the contract.

What you need to know A judge ordered a temporay halt on Microsoft’s work on a $ 10 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon filed a motion asking the court for the order in January. Amazon is pursuing a lawsuit alleging bias in the government’s selection process for the contract.

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Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung isn’t all that quick with updates, but plenty of people were thrilled about finally getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update on their Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update came with features like picture-in-picture and autofill as well as a new version of Samsung Experience.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a major problem with the update. The problem itself is unknown, but Samsung has halted the update from further rolling out. The company is working on a new build of Oreo for  [Read More…]

HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

Update: HTC has confirmed to us that it’s halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update.

If you’ve yet to update, well, sit tight. If you’re one of the ones experiences issues, we’ve got a forum thread on it here.

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Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm over safety issue

Nest has put a halt to sales of their connected Nest Protect smoke detector over concerns that the alarm could be unintentionally deactivated. Protect smoke alarms have a “Protect Wave” feature which allows users to deactivate the alarm when it’s activated under not dangerous conditions (say, smoke from cooking) by waving at the alarm. The Nest Wave feature has been found in Nest’s own testing to be possible to be deactivated under “a unique combination of  [Read More…]