Canada arrests Huawei CFO on suspicion of violating Iran sanctions

Canada has recently arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran, according to The Globe and Mail. The CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday at the request of US law enforcement and is facing extradition to the US. It’s an extremely high-profile arrest, the first major […]

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Russian internet company Yandex is releasing its first Android Phone

Russian internet company Yandex is releasing its first Android Phone called the Yandex Phone. The Android 8.1 phone will be sold in Russia, complete with Yandex’s own maps, weather, and GPS apps. This is not the company’s only new product recently it has launched smart speakers with investments with Uber, and even self-driving cars. The Yandex […]

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Millions of smartphones in UK and Japan went offline due to Ericsson equipment issue

An Ericsson equipment issue caused mobile network outages across the UK and Japan which left millions without smartphone coverage, reports the Financial Times. The Telefónica-owned O2 network in the UK was down as of 5AM local time, just as Japan’s SoftBank was also experiencing difficulties. SoftBank has just over over 30 million subscribers in Japan while […]

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Pandora launches podcasts with personalized recommendations

Pandora has launched Podcasts feature today and it is now officially available for all listeners. The company announced the arrival in a blog post, saying it has hundreds of podcasts with over 100,000 episodes across genres like true crime, technology, music, and more. Now in the Pandora app, there will be a new tab called “Recommended Podcasts […]

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Facebook is currently testing a shopping mode for live stream

Facebook is currently testing shopping mode a new feature that will allow merchants to more efficiently sell items on a live stream. When a seller demonstrates items on their stream, customers might see a screenshot button that lets them take photos of items they want to buy and message the merchant directly. The merchant can […]

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Verizon is offering an emergency first responders discounts on unlimited plans

Verizon has recently announced a new discount for emergency first responders. The company already offers a special plans for government agencies, but this new discount is available to all personal consumer plans for first responders, not just their professional lines. State and local police, fire, and EMS workers are all eligible for the discount, either […]

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Google Translate now offers gender-specific translations for few languages

Google Translate will now show gender specific translations for some languages. Previously, Google Translate would only show one translation for words that could either have a feminine or masculine form. Translations for words like strong or doctor would skew masculine, while beautiful and nurse would skew feminine. Now, Google Translate will show both feminine and […]

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Google to replace radio as an audio news source

Google has recently announced that soon users be able to listen to an audio news playlist curated by Google Assistant to inform you on the topics you’re interested in. Google’s latest Assistant feature uses an artificial intelligence to help make these custom news bundles, and it’s available today for a limited number of users. The […]

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Qualcomm and Mozilla will launch a native version of Firefox browser for Windows on ARM

Qualcomm has announced today that it is working with Mozilla to bring a compatible version of Firefox to Snapdragon powered Windows computers on ARM. The new 64-bit version of Firefox will be optimized to run on these computers for better performance. Firefox is now making each browser tab run on individual cores in the CPU […]

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3 Astronauts set to launch to space station on Monday

Three space travellers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday for a six-and-a-half month mission, NASA said. The launch comes less than two months after a booster failure forced a Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague to […]

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