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Huawei and ZTE declared national security threats by FCC
Mehreen Kasana
It's not clear how the equipment used will now be replaced, and that could create major problems for telecommunications in the United States.
Culture
The week in technology, in photos
Input Staff
The biggest, strangest, most interesting moments of the week as seen by photographers around the world.
Culture
Trump wants to help Cisco buy Nokia or Ericsson to rival Huawei at 5G
Mehreen Kasana
The administration is considering tax breaks and other incentives to make it easier for U.S. companies to compete with Huawei.
Culture
‘Betty’ star Rachelle Vinberg’s quarantine diary / Fran Drescher’s 5G conspiracy theories
Input Staff
On this episode, we go Hollywood with stories about two very different actresses.
Input/Output
Dear Fran Drescher, 5G is not causing cancer or 'corona'
Ryan Houlihan
The flashy girl from Flushing is sharing conspiracy theories and I hate it.
Culture
YouTube will remove videos peddling that ridiculous coronavirus 5G conspiracy
Ian Servantes
At least three 5G towers have been targeted in the U.K.
Tech
Scientists rule 5G is safe, surprising no one except the tinfoil-hat brigade
Tom Maxwell
It's not going to melt your brain, ruin your fertility, or kill your crops.
Tech
HTC's Exodus 5G is an ultra-secure smart router that can also help you manage your Bitcoin
Matthew Wille
Your router wishes it was this router.
Tech
OnePlus is teasing something with '5G' and 'snow' and it's not a phone
Raymond Wong
If it's not a phone or a "commercial product" then what could it be?
Tech
FCC to pay satellite companies billions to make space for wireless networks
Mehreen Kasana
It's the only fair way to go about it, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
Tech
iPhones are going to get bigger this year and 5G is to blame
Raymond Wong
If you want the best, you're going to have to tolerate even larger iPhones.
Tech
Report: 5G iPhones are coming this year
Craig Wilson
A reputable analyst says both sub-6GHz and mmWave variants are in the works.
Tech
Samsung dominated 5G phone sales in 2019
J. Fergus
It ended the year with more than half the 5G market
Tech
AT&T’s 5G coverage expands to six new cities
Tom Maxwell
But it’s the slower, low-band 5G.
Tech
Qualcomm is awfully excited about the 5G iPhone
Raymond Wong
Android's important, but you can't ignore the iPhone.
Tech
T-Mobile announces the first “nationwide” 5G network, but is it fast enough?
Felix Kalvesmaki
The network has more coverage, but it's way slower than AT&T and Verizon's 5G.
Tech
Huawei sells out of 5G versions of Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro phones in China “in one minute”
J. Fergus
Mainland sales bolster company despite trade war blacklist.
Tech
Google now lets you play with AR dinosaurs in Search
Tom Maxwell
Search for a dinosaur on Google and tap "View in 3D" to see one enter your home.
Tech
Police bust organized crime networks linked to special Android smartphones
Tom Maxwell
EncroChat sold "secure" phones that were used to facilitate organized crime. Apparently they weren't secure enough.
Tech
Palmer Luckey's AI surveillance system will be Trump's virtual border wall
Tom Maxwell
A government contract awarded to Anduril calls for 200 surveillance towers by 2022.
Tech
Turns out Tesla's Model 3 makes a great and affordable cop car
Tom Maxwell
Police drive a lot, so the savings on gas and maintenance from driving a Tesla mean the cars pay for themselves really quickly.
Tech
Pixel Factory is the colorful, Bluetooth-enabled Etch A Sketch of our dreams
Matthew Wille
And you don't have to wait much longer to get your hands on one.
Design
Donut Robotics has made a smart face mask with built-in translation
Mehreen Kasana
For $37, you can preorder the mask that connects to your phone via Bluetooth for making calls or translating your speech.
Tech
Tesla has more Cybertruck pre-orders than the number of cars it's delivered in two years
J. Fergus
Whether Tesla can meet demand on time remains to be seen, though. Its track record on that front is abysmal.
Beastly hype
Samsung ‘accidentally’ leaks bronze Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Raymond Wong
Okay, this "Mystic Bronze" looks hot. Like really hot.
Tech
Redditor who reverse-engineered the TikTok app claims it's a huge data collection scheme
Matthew Wille
Whether or not this is true, it's a reminder that TikTok — and the tech world as a whole — have a long way to go when it comes to data transparency.
Tech
Google Photos stops automatically backing up images from WhatsApp, Messenger, and other apps
Tom Maxwell
You can re-enable the feature, however.
Tech
This MIT robot could autonomously disinfect local food banks
J. Fergus
The robot could be used in factories, schools, and other high-traffic places.
Tech
Google swallows up AR glasses-maker North and axes its beleaguered 'Focals'
Tom Maxwell
The company will help Google create an "ambient computing" future.
Tech
Amazon Prime Video will let you create a 100-person Watch Party
Tom Maxwell
Do you even have that many friends?
Tech
Facebook wants to make VR shades so we can ditch clunky headsets
Mehreen Kasana
When it comes to technology you have to wear, less tends to be more.
Tech
Voodle is like TikTok for workplaces and wants to replace meetings
Tom Maxwell
The company thinks many meetings are longer than they need to be. But can people really compress them to one-minute videos?
Tech
Lululemon is buying home-workout company, and Peloton rival, Mirror
Tom Maxwell
Home workout solutions are in high demand right now.
Work it out
India has banned almost 60 Chinese apps including TikTok and WeChat
Tom Maxwell
The government says the move has been prompted following security concerns.
Tech
Minecraft is now home to a virtual library of censored journalism
Tom Maxwell
Using Minecraft as the platform means even users from countries with strict censorship should be able to access the contents.
Culture
The New York Times has ditched Apple News because it's not good for business
J. Fergus
The legacy publication wants to focus on direct relationships with its audience.
Media
Tesla appears to be testing LIDAR after Elon Musk trashed the technology
Matthew Wille
Maybe for the Cybertruck or a Tesla semi-truck, by the look of things.
Tech