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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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NASA seeks extra $1.6 billion to boost its return to the Moon

NASA seeks extra $1.6 billion to boost its return to the Moon

In order to meet the Trump administration's desire to return to the Moon by 2024, NASA will seek another $1.6 billion for its fiscal year 2020, it has been revealed. The deadline is a revision of the previous 2028 goal of returning humans to the lunar surface; Vice President Pence declared the new 2024 goal during the National Space Council meeting held earlier this year.

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Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

In a statement to Congress this morning, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released many relatively shocking accusations about a sitting President of the United States. The bit that's most important to our part in this story is the tech angle - that of the hacking of emails before the election of our President. The part we're talking about today includes Cohen admitting that Trump was "a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails."

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Space Force to be overseen by US Air Force under newly signed directive

Space Force to be overseen by US Air Force under newly signed directive

The Trump administration is moving forward with its Space Force plans, officials have announced. Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4 today for establishing the Space Force under the Department of the Air Force, though the proposal still has to be submitted to Congress. The Air Force has estimated a substantial cost for the new military service at $13 billion.

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Secret Service reveals plan to test facial recognition tech at White House

Secret Service reveals plan to test facial recognition tech at White House

The US Secret Service (USSS) plans to test facial recognition technology at the White House, the agency revealed in a newly published document. The USSS released a statement detailing its plan, which includes testing the technology on employees as a stepping stone toward potential deployment as a new security feature. The test has raised concerns among some biometric security critics.

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