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Cook tells Trump that tariffs will hurt Apple’s competition with Samsung

Cook tells Trump that tariffs will hurt Apple’s competition with Samsung

US President Donald Trump is prepared to make the hard decisions in the country's trade spat with China. It seems, however, that he might be willing to yield some ground if those decisions actually put big US companies at a terrible disadvantage. That is practically the image painted by Trump's statements, saying that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a very compelling argument on how the upcoming 10% tariff could adversely affect its competition with Samsung who isn't affected by such tariffs at all.

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5x ways Nubia Z20 makes iPhone and Galaxy look like antiques

5x ways Nubia Z20 makes iPhone and Galaxy look like antiques

The brand Nubia has a phone that's been rumored for a while but didn't really appear as big hype news until this week. Today the Nubia Z20 was revealed in full by the company, coming with a set of features that I and we did NOT expect. Not because the features weren't leaked or rumored, but because they didn't seem ... sensible? This phone has features that you probably never imagined you'd ever want in a phone.

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New China tariff victims are nerds, gamers, and your wallet

New China tariff victims are nerds, gamers, and your wallet

Tariffs levied against imports of China-made goods mean higher prices for your favorite gadgets, gear, games, and collectables of all sorts. That's the situation in a nutshell. Today, more than ever before, it's become clear how major this disruption will be to your wallet. You, the SlashGear reader, the gamer, the smartphone user, the nerd - you could be any or all of these, and more. If you want to buy new games, gadgets, toys, or gear that were imported from China, you're gonna have to pay up!

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New Nintendo Switch China launch is true red tape nightmare

New Nintendo Switch China launch is true red tape nightmare

If you've been following Nintendo news throughout the year, then it's probably already clear that the company wants to bring the Switch to China. In other regions around the world, the Switch has enjoyed a lot of success, but China is still an untapped market along with being one of the biggest for gaming. It makes sense that Nintendo would want to bring the Switch to China, especially when you consider the emphasis on mobile gaming within the country.

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TikTok’s ByteDance aims for a user-tracking hammer phone

TikTok’s ByteDance aims for a user-tracking hammer phone

Several companies are coming together to great a smartphone, and it's going to be a big deal. It'll be a big deal, that is to say, if they actually get to the point where the machine is produced. One other prerequisite for this phone's success: It'll have to be a lot more well-executed than what we've seen from companies like this in the past. Take, for example, the HTC Facebook phone.

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Trump says Huawei can buy from US suppliers with one big exception

Trump says Huawei can buy from US suppliers with one big exception

In what is seen largely as a reversal of its recent trade ban, President Trump has declared that China's Huawei can once again purchase equipment from US suppliers. The decision was announced to reporters following the recent G20 summit in Japan, where Trump met with China's President Xi Jinping to discuss the trade hostilities between the two countries.

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Huawei returns to Microsoft Store [UPDATE]

Huawei returns to Microsoft Store [UPDATE]

Laptops made by Huawei were removed from the online Microsoft Store on May 21st, 2019, and they're back. Now the lot has returned to the online store as if they'd never left, without explanation on the part of Microsoft or Huawei proper. The disappearing and return of these machines is quite likely due to the recent mess Huawei's found itself in here in the United States gadget market.

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China deploys robots in schools for daily health inspections

China deploys robots in schools for daily health inspections

More than 2,000 preschools in China have introduced robots used for daily health inspections, according to a new report. The robots, which feature fun designs that won't frighten children, utilize tech to detect signs of a potential illness. If a robot finds evidence that a child may be sick, it alerts human operators who can then do their own evaluation and decide whether the student should be sent home.

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Meizu 16Xs released with 6.2-inch display for $245 USD

Meizu 16Xs released with 6.2-inch display for $245 USD

There's a new phone from Meizu out this week with a 6.2-inch Samsung-made AMOLED display for $245 USD. This device has a 4000mAh battery inside, 48MP triple lens camera system on its back with "super wide angle" and a ship date within two weeks of now. The only real drawback here is the lack of a US-specific release, as it'll be directed first at Europe, then to India and Asia-based countries in July.

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Amazon adds 20,000 Traditional Chinese language books on Kindle

Amazon adds 20,000 Traditional Chinese language books on Kindle

Amazon has announced the launch of support for Traditional Chinese language books on Kindle. The collection includes more than 20,000 books in Traditional Chinese available across the Kindle platform, including on the Kindle mobile apps, Kindle Fire, and Kindle eReader devices. The selection includes translated bestsellers and works from popular authors like Liu Cixin and Qiong Yao.

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The reality of Trump’s Huawei ban keeps unfolding

The reality of Trump’s Huawei ban keeps unfolding

The reality of Huawei's uphill struggle is becoming clear, the implications of the US ban on American companies working with the Chinese telecoms firm exposing its dependence on the West - even as President Trump undermines his own argument for it. What began with Huawei being blocked from using key Android apps, services, and technologies has snowballed into a potentially business-shattering firewall that leaves the Chinese company out in the cold.

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Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Today we're going to run down the effective Huawei ban list, the basics in China-based spy fears, and the fallout. This has a little to do with ZTE, a lot to do with China's government, and what might be the worst bout of luck a company ever had (with regard to their native country's timing for a trade war with the United States). But most importantly, we're going to list all the places Huawei's been banned, rejected, or removed in the recent past. SEE: Updates at the end of this text.

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