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Trump live streams on Twitch for 2020 election rally

Trump live streams on Twitch for 2020 election rally

Politicians are always looking to ways to appeal younger generations, and that's led some of them to turn to video game streaming platform Twitch. We can now add US President Donald Trump to that list, as he used the platform to stream a campaign rally from Minneapolis last night. That was likely the first of many Twitch livestreams for the President, who already has a verified account.

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FDA moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Here’s what we know

FDA moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Here’s what we know

The FDA is taking steps to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes amid ongoing reports of a serious lung condition that has caused at least six deaths and more than 450 cases, including hospitalizations. The announcement was made today by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who said in a statement that these devices are paving the way for a new generation of nicotine addicts.

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Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

US regulators at the EPA and DOT are threatening California with legal action, after the state agreed a voluntary emissions deal with four big automakers that was more stringent than that imposed by the Trump administration. Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen defied the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation earlier this year, and inked an agreement with California for tougher pollution standards.

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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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Trump killed Huawei’s smart speaker

Trump killed Huawei’s smart speaker

Huawei had planned to unveil a smart speaker made in collaboration with Google at IFA later this year, a new report claims. This smart speaker project was reportedly worked on for around a year before it 'suddenly' came to a stop amid Trump's blacklisting of Huawei in May. Had the speaker been brought to market, the sources claim, it would have offered consumers Google Assistant as an alternative to the existing Home speakers.

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With no Android Plan B, Huawei bets on Google securing ban exemption

With no Android Plan B, Huawei bets on Google securing ban exemption

Google is hunting official permission to keep supplying Android to Huawei, the Chinese phone-maker claims, as uncertainty around the US government's blacklist on trade continues to overshadow its device roadmap. Despite rumors that Huawei has been developing its own operating system, known as Hongmeng OS, the company insists that right now it's counting on Android alone.

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Huawei’s US trade problems aren’t over

Huawei’s US trade problems aren’t over

President Trump may have signaled Huawei's sales ban woes could be easing over the weekend, but the Chinese electronics company isn't out of hot water yet as further uncertainty clouds the compromise. Initially, reports from the G20 summit confirmed that Trump had said "US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei."

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Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Apple's much-vaunted US production of the last-generation Mac Pro won't continue with the new "cheese grater" model, it's been reported, despite increasing political pressure for American tech companies to shift manufacturing out of China. The Cupertino firm made headlines back in 2013 with its willingness to prioritize American production of the cylindrical Mac Pro, despite the costs involved.

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Trump berates NASA for Moon work after pushing 2024 lunar mission

Trump berates NASA for Moon work after pushing 2024 lunar mission

On Friday, President Trump published a tweet berating NASA for talking about the very Moon mission his administration thrust upon the space agency. Trump's public shaming of the agency doesn't appear to be about its public talks related to the effort, but rather is an attack directed at the lunar mission itself...the same mission his administration has made its main focus.

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The WiFi, Bluetooth and SD alliances just let Huawei back in

The WiFi, Bluetooth and SD alliances just let Huawei back in

Huawei has quietly been restored to membership of three key tech associations, having been temporarily stripped of membership after the Trump administration barred US companies from working with the Chinese firm. Huawei's dire month started with reports that its phones would be prevented from using key Android apps after Google complied with the new trade block, and then proceeded to get steadily worse.

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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’s Android nightmare just got much, much worse

Huawei’s Android nightmare just got much, much worse

Google will cut off Huawei’s access to key Android apps and updates, it’s reported, as the Chinese company takes another hit in the US government’s trade war. Although relatively absent from US shelves, Huawei has a huge smartphone business in Europe and Asia, which could well be significantly impacted by the change.

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