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Huawei adds up the US ban impact and it isn’t pretty

Huawei adds up the US ban impact and it isn’t pretty

Though it was obvious that Huawei's blacklisting in the US would have a negative impact on it, thus far, the company hasn't given us a clear idea of just how much of a setback it is. Today that all changed, with Huawei cutting revenue projections based on the hit it expects from the ban. In doing so, Huawei indicated that it's taking a pretty big blow by finding itself at the center of this trade war between the US and China.

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Watch a US Navy warship swerve to avoid Russian destroyer crash

Watch a US Navy warship swerve to avoid Russian destroyer crash

The United States Navy has released two videos showing the 'unsafe maneuver' Russian Destroyer UDALOY I DD 572 made toward the USS Chancellorsville, a guided missile cruiser, while in the Philippine Sea. The incident took place at around 11:45AM on Friday, June 7, and involved the destroyer coming within approximately 50ft - 100ft of the USS Chancellorsville.

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FCC votes to allow default robocall blocking by carriers

FCC votes to allow default robocall blocking by carriers

Last month, the FCC announced that it planned to vote on a new ruling that would enable wireless carriers to block robocalls by default, a change that'll require customers to opt-out of the service if they don't want it. In an update on the matter released today, the FCC revealed that it has voted in favor of allowing robocalls to be blocked by default.

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Hawaii warns tourists about parasite that can infest human brains

Hawaii warns tourists about parasite that can infest human brains

If you're planning a trip to Hawaii, be mindful of what you eat, the state's Department of Health states in an advisory published last week. Officials are ramping up efforts to warn tourists about rat lungworm disease, an illness caused by a parasite that can infest human brains. The advisory follows an alert from the CDC that confirmed three new rat lungworm cases all linked to Hawaii.

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T-Mobile may need to create competing carrier for Sprint merger deal

T-Mobile may need to create competing carrier for Sprint merger deal

If T-Mobile wants the Sprint merger to happen, it may need to create a competitor with its own wireless network to get approval. The requirement comes from the Department of Justice, according to a new leak, which claims the department's antitrust division seeks the new carrier to ensure consumers have an adequate number of service options. Without this requirement, the number of national carriers in the US would be reduced from four to three under the merger.

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US Navy plans to deploy high-energy HELIOS laser on USS Preble in 2021

US Navy plans to deploy high-energy HELIOS laser on USS Preble in 2021

The United States Navy anticipates having its own anti-missile laser in operation by 2021, officials have revealed. The High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance system (HELIOS) will be equipped on the USS Preble, a guided missile destroyed based in Hawaii. The timeline was revealed by Rear Adm. Ron Boxall in a recent interview.

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Health officials and CDC discussed no-fly list for measles patients

Health officials and CDC discussed no-fly list for measles patients

Officials at both the local and state levels consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about putting some people who were potentially infected with measles on the Do Not Board list, it has been revealed. The discussions aimed to reduce measles exposure to unsuspecting travelers, some of whom may have been vulnerable to the infection. The talks took place as the CDC reported record infection numbers in April.

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Apple promises warnings if updating will slow your iPhone

Apple promises warnings if updating will slow your iPhone

Apple caused quite a stir when it became clear that the company was intentionally slowing some phones to compensate for aging batteries. The fallout from that revelation was rather wide reaching - not only did Apple end up discounting battery replacement charges for many iPhone models for a year, but it also added a toggle to iOS that allows users to decide for themselves if they want their phone's speed throttled to make up for their worn down batteries.

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This nasal spray stops med-resistant depression in trials

This nasal spray stops med-resistant depression in trials

The nasal spray medication called Esketamine was approved by the FDA this year for treatment of drug-resistant depression - and we've done a bit of an investigation. Over 17.3-million adults in the United States suffer from depression - that's over 7% of all US adults. It's safe to say this affliction affects the way we live our lives - and it'd be a pretty excellent day when we figured out how to adequately treat it.

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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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USAF seeks autonomous aerial rescue vehicle for combat missions

USAF seeks autonomous aerial rescue vehicle for combat missions

The United States Air Force has published a call for a large autonomous aerial vehicle that will be able to rescue and transport up to four people in remote combat zones. Details about the plan were recently published on the government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) website, where the USAF Research Laboratory specifies that the vehicle shouldn't have an 'onboard traditional pilot.'

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US Senator proposes bill to ban loot boxes in games for kids

US Senator proposes bill to ban loot boxes in games for kids

Loot boxes have proven to be a highly controversial subject in recent years, especially as publishers begin to blur the lines between purely cosmetic and pay-to-win microtransactions. Things came to a particularly ugly head when Electronic Arts launched Star Wars: Battlefront 2 with loot boxes that were widely considered to be over-reaching, and in the time since then, we've seen various governments around the world take a stance on the subject. It may not be long before we'll be able to add the US to that list.

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