Google breaks up with Huawei, blocking it from Android apps and services

Google breaks up with Huawei, blocking it from Android apps and services

In a surprise bit of weekend news that could have major implications on the smartphone market, Reuters reports that “Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software, and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.” Translation: Huawei can no longer implement a full-fledged version of Android on […]

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Walmart is hiring more robots to replace human tasks like cleaning floors and scanning inventory

Walmart is hiring more robots to replace human tasks like cleaning floors and scanning inventory

Walmart is hiring robots to replace human tasks that humans didn’t “enjoy doing.” In a bid to save on labor costs, it’s betting on robots to clean floors, sort inventory, and replenish out-of-stock items in its stores, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Walmart has several jobs in mind for the new robots. Robot […]

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Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones

Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones

Google’s automated calling service, Duplex, is starting to roll out to iPhones and a lot more Android phones. The service, which lets a human-sounded robot voice make phone calls on your behalf to book restaurant reservations, launched on the latest Pixel devices in December. Google announced in March that it would come to more phones […]

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Apple’s new AirPods come with a wireless charging case, Hey Siri support, and more battery life

Apple’s new AirPods come with a wireless charging case, Hey Siri support, and more battery life

Apple’s week of surprise product launches continues with the announcement of the second-generation AirPods, which will include a wireless charging case and a new H1 chip that the company claims offers improved battery life and “Hey, Siri” support to trigger the virtual assistant without pressing a button. The new wireless charging case works with standard […]

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Apple confirms March 25th event, expected to announce new TV service

Apple confirms March 25th event, expected to announce new TV service

Apple has officially confirmed that it will hold an event on March 25th where it’s is expected to announce its long-rumored TV streaming and Apple News subscription services. As usual, the invitation doesn’t have much to go by, but the animated countdown GIF and “It’s show time” tag seem to hint that the new TV […]

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Huawei Launches New $2,600 Foldable 5G Phone to Rival Samsung

Huawei Launches New $2,600 Foldable 5G Phone to Rival Samsung

Huawei Technologies Co. announced a smartphone that unfolds into a small tablet computer, potentially rendering the need to carry two separate devices obsolete. The Mate X supports next-generation 5G networks and will cost 2,299 euros ($2,606) when released in the summer. It’s the second folding phone announced by a major manufacturer within a week. Samsung […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds leak in TV commercial

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds leak in TV commercial

If there was a Guinness World record for most leaked phone, Samsung would win. We’ve seen Galaxy S10 hands-on photos, videos, press renders, leaks from Samsung’s website, and even Samsung allowing consumers to reserve a Galaxy S10 before it’s officially announced tomorrow. If you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Galaxy […]

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Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps

Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps

At last year’s I/O developer’s conference, Google showed off a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps, which would provide people with directions from your phone’s camera in realtime. As my colleague Chaim Gartenberg noted, it’s a bit like what was promised with Google Glass, but without the headset. The Wall Street Journal’s David Pierce […]

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Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe

Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe

Apple has quietly been putting considerable effort into building faster and more efficient chips that can help differentiate its hardware from the rest of the consumer electronics pack, and today it’s taking its next (and possibly largest) step in that strategy. Apple is paying $300 million in cash to buy a portion of Dialog Semiconductor, […]

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