Monday , 20 May 2019

Technology

Several chip companies, including Qualcomm and Intel, have reportedly stopped supplying Huawei after blacklist

Several key suppliers are reportedly cutting off Huawei after the Trump administration added the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant to a trade blacklist last week. According to Bloomberg, semiconductor companies Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom will no longer supply Huawei until further notice. This follows another report earlier today that Google has suspended some trade with Huawei, leaving it ... Read More »

Samsung vs LG TV: which TV brand is better?

Looking into getting a new television? We don’t blame you: every year a new round of TVs get released to market, with bigger panels, better visuals, and overhauled processors just demanding a place in your home. But when it comes to LG vs Samsung TVs, which one should you choose?Let’s face it, most televisions look largely the same at first ... Read More »

Google says its app store will continue to work for existing Huawei smartphone owners

Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions of users worldwide even as it remains unclear if the Chinese tech giant will be able to use the fully-functioning version of Android in its future phones. Existing Huawei phone users will also be able ... Read More »

Google proves that recovery numbers are crucial for account security

While it may be frustrating to have to remember multitudes of passwords, have your accounts linked to your mobile number, or set up two-factor authentication, Google has released data showing just how effective some of these security techniques truly are.Google’s Security Blog has published research on the effectiveness of “basic account hygiene”, finding that “simply adding a recovery phone number ... Read More »

TikTok owner ByteDance’s long-awaited chat app is here

In WeChat -dominated China, there’s no shortage of challengers out there claiming to create an alternative social experience. The latest creation comes from ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup and the operator behind TikTok, the video app that has consistently topped the iOS App Store over the last few quarters. The new offer is called Feiliao (飞聊), or Flipchat in ... Read More »

Huawei suffers major Android setback as Google pulls access to core apps and services

In what will likely be a significant blow to its global smartphone and tablet business, Huawei has today learned that Google is planning to pull the Chinese company’s access to many of its core Android apps and services, including the Google Play Store, Gmail, Search and Chrome. The move will mean that Huawei is limited to using the public version ... Read More »

These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence for women in countries like the United States, in developing countries three times as many women die from the disease. Breast cancer survival rates range from 80% or over in North America, Sweden and Japan to around 60% ... Read More »

How to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6 online – stream the finale from anywhere

A staggering 71 episodes later and one of history’s greatest TV shows is coming to a dramatic end. Yes, this is a sad moment for everyone but much like Jon trying to find the good in Daenerys, we’re looking to the positives and finding you the best ways to watch season 8, episode 6 of Game of Thrones.Season 8 has ... Read More »

Game of Thrones petition reaches 1M signatures ahead of finale

Life is short, difficult and, most likely, ultimately meaningless. In this age of immediate fan service, it’s important to remember that you can’t always get what you want. That goes double when it comes to the final season of a beloved television series (I’m looking at you, The Wire). TV, like life, rarely has a satisfying ending. But perhaps the ... Read More »

Google reportedly suspends select business with Huawei following U.S. ban

The Trump administration Huawei ban is sure to have wide-ranging and long lasting effects for all parties. In the meantime, it seems, a number of those involved in the periphery are treading lightly in hope of not burning bridges on either side. Google has taken accidental center stage, in its role providing Android and a variety of apps for the ... Read More »