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The US DOC gives Huawei a 90-day window to support existing devices

Enlarge Huawei The Trump administration is working to ban Huawei products from the US market and ban US companies from supplying the Chinese company with software and components. The move will have wide-ranging consequences for Huawei’s smartphone, laptop, and telecom-equipment businesses. For the next 90 days, though, Huawei will be allowed to support those products. […]

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Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store

Enlarge / Huawei’s latest flagship, the P30 Pro. Huawei President Trump issued an executive order last week banning “foreign adversaries” from doing telecommunication business in the US. The move was widely understood as a ban on Huawei products, and now we’re starting to see the fallout. According to a report from Reuters, Google has “suspended” […]

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There’s a new Minecraft game coming, and it’s played entirely in augmented reality

You’ll be able to build structures and worlds on your table with friends… Microsoft …and then deploy them full-size in the real world. Minecraft You can also find and collect monsters to use in your builds. Microsoft Microsoft may believe it has made augmented reality’s killer app: the just-announced Minecraft Earth for iOS and Android. AR on […]

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These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers

Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. Christiaan Colen / Flickr This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license. From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the UK […]