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Give US gov't 'substantial portion' of TikTok's sale price
- August 05, 2020

The Chinese government, via the China Daily , however, threatened that it had "plenty of ways to respond if Trump's administration carries out its planned smash and grab". Trump's stance was slammed by critics who said it appears unconstitutional and akin to extortion. The name is hot, the brand is hot. The report does note that selling its USA operations to Microsoft might be preferable for TikTok's parent company ByteDance. (more...)
Unlocked Galaxy Z Flip 5G is now available for pre-order Unlocked Galaxy Z Flip 5G is now available for pre-order
- August 05, 2020

Samsung released its earnings results for between April and June and despite the pandemic, the company's operating profit jumped 23 percent from the same time past year, reaching $6.81 billion even as its revenue dropped. On the back, the Z Fold 2 5G has a triple camera system featuring a 64MP main camera alongside two 12MP cameras. The 32MP front camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-mo selfies. (more...)
Chinese firm files $1.43bn lawsuit against Apple in patent fight -NK#137264
- August 05, 2020

Shanghai Zhizhen first sued Apple for patent infringement in 2012 regarding its voice-recognition technology. The lawsuit could prevent the top USA smartphone maker from selling nearly all of its products in China, its second biggest market after the domestic arena. (more...)
NVIDIA, Mercedes Partner Up to Develop Next-Gen Car Computer
- August 05, 2020

Under the new partnership, Mercedes and NVIDIA will create a "revolutionary in-vehicle computing system and AI computing infrastructure" which will be rolled out across the automaker's lineup starting in 2024. Additionally, the system will allow for consumers to buy a auto, then add new safety and convenience features to it via software updates at a later date. (more...)
NIH leads adaptive phase II clinical trial for COVID-19 mAb NIH leads adaptive phase II clinical trial for COVID-19 mAb
- August 05, 2020

The drug is already being tested in hospitals to study whether it can work as a treatment in patients who have the disease. The trial may investigate other experimental therapeutics later under the same trial protocol. Monoclonal antibodies are made in a lab to mimic the body's natural antibodies. This antibody was isolated from a COVID-19 patient in Washington state in the early months of the pandemic, Fauci said. (more...)
Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple's AirDrop
- August 05, 2020

You'll see a list of nearby devices, and when you select one, Nearby Share will utilize the best possible transit method, like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Google's answer to Apple's AirDrop has been rumoured, teased and leaked for quite a while now but today is has become official with Google announcing it on their blog . (more...)
ByteDance defends strategy after Trump calls for USA ownership of TikTok ByteDance defends strategy after Trump calls for USA ownership of TikTok
- August 05, 2020

TikTok has repeatedly denied that it could be used by the Chinese government as the company's USA user data is already stored on US-based servers and backed up in Singapore, so it is not subject to Chinese law. The Trump administration's threat to ban ByteDance's viral teen phenomenon and other Chinese-owned apps could significantly hamper their access to global user data, which is an immensely valuable resource in a modern Internet economy. (more...)
Best Pixel 4a Deals: How to pre-order Google’s new budget beast Best Pixel 4a Deals: How to pre-order Google’s new budget beast
- August 04, 2020

It's not just stock Android but has a bunch of Pixel-exclusive additions like a new Google Assistant, call screening, and a lot more. The module is located at the upper left corner of the back panel. The USB-C fast charging is limited to just 18 watts. Google officially announced not one, but three Pixel phones today. It is around $50 cheaper than Apple iPhone SE (2020), which means Pixel 4a will be priced at $349 when the device is equipped with the same camera system found on the Pixel ... (more...)
PS4 Controllers Won’t Work With PS5 Games PS4 Controllers Won’t Work With PS5 Games
- August 04, 2020

When the PS4 came to market, it no longer supported external devices that the PlayStation 3 had supported. While there isn't much on the docket for the PS5, Sony also said that it would have a "few" updates on third-party and indie PS5 games that were revealed in June. (more...)
OnePlus Nord open sales delayed in India OnePlus Nord open sales delayed in India
- August 04, 2020

When asked for details about the delay, OnePlus representatives only referred to this forum post . Some pre-booked customers, who were promised dispatch on August 4, may also see some delay in shipping. That is, on August 6, it is going to be launched for the first time. For example, you can get £50 off the Nord if you trade-in a working OnePlus 5, which is incredibly generous given that OnePlus 5 model only cost £449 when it launched back in June 2017. (more...)
If Microsoft Buys TikTok, US Treasury Should Get 'Substantial' Cut If Microsoft Buys TikTok, US Treasury Should Get 'Substantial' Cut
- August 04, 2020

China accused the United States on Tuesday of "outright bullying " over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its USA operations to be sold to an American company. There's been no evidence that the threat is anything but theoretical, and the company claims that no U.S. user data is ever sent to China, but the White House has announced its intent to ban the app entirely unless there is a complete change of ownership. (more...)
$250 million fine looms over Twitter $250 million fine looms over Twitter
- August 04, 2020

Twitter noted in the 10-Q filing that the matter "remains unresolved, and there can be no assurance as to the timing or the terms of any final outcome". Twitter said at the time that the numbers and addresses would be used to secure users' accounts, but later admitted it had inadvertently used these details to personalise advertising it displayed. (more...)
WhatsApp’s ‘Search the Web’ Feature Lets You Verify Forwarded Messages WhatsApp’s ‘Search the Web’ Feature Lets You Verify Forwarded Messages
- August 04, 2020

Starting today, the company is testing a method to double check messages like these by tapping the magnifying glass button in the chat. Clicking on it will open a Google search query for this information, which should typically resolve any doubts you might have about its accuracy. (more...)
Google Launches Pixel 4a, a $349 iPhone SE Competitor Google Launches Pixel 4a, a $349 iPhone SE Competitor
- August 04, 2020

In the wake of a number of Pixel 4 leaks past year, the Californian company published an official image of the Pixel 4 camera design on Twitter with the caption: "Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go!" The ‌iPhone SE‌ is equipped with a 12-megapixel camera too, but it's an older camera originally introduced in the ‌iPhone‌ 8, and it doesn't have Night Sight like Google's model. (more...)
Microsoft Confirms Plans to Pursue Buying TikTok After Chat with Trump Microsoft Confirms Plans to Pursue Buying TikTok After Chat with Trump
- August 04, 2020

US officials have said TikTok poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. "We have always been committed to ensuring user data security, as well as the platform neutrality and transparency", Zhang said. There's more though - Microsoft says it's planning to complete their discussions with the China-run TikTok team no later than September 15 - and in the meantime. (more...)
Trump backs Microsoft TikTok purchase - but with a tight deadline Trump backs Microsoft TikTok purchase - but with a tight deadline
- August 04, 2020

Adding that the brand name is "hot" right now, Trump said, "It's a great asset, but it's not a great asset in the United States unless they have the approval of the United States". But according to The New York Times , the United States government has already ordered the Chinese company to divest the Musical.ly property it acquired in 2018, which helped TikTok turn into the social media powerhouse it is today. (more...)
EU Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong’s Election Delay, Candidate Disqualifications EU Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong’s Election Delay, Candidate Disqualifications
- August 04, 2020

When New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong last week, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy called it "a serious violation of worldwide law and basic norms governing global relations". Critics have warned that officials could use the controversial law to target political opponents and cited its unusual application to both Hong Kong residents and non-residents. (more...)
Curfew announced in Srinagar for two days Curfew announced in Srinagar for two days
- August 04, 2020

Officials said it was in the wake of a spike in COVID-19 cases. He said India was giving a false impression about resumption of normalcy in the IIOJK. A few months later, the right-wing Indian government of Narendra Modi instituted a controversial domicile law in the occupied valley. The song highlights the sufferings of Kashmiris, Kashmir uprising and human rights violations by Indian occupation forces in Occupied Kashmir. (more...)
Google to invest $450M in smart home security solutions provider ADT Google to invest $450M in smart home security solutions provider ADT
- August 04, 2020

The two companies plan to create smart home software and services using Google's Nest hardware and ADT's security expertise. Aside from making their mark financially, the ensuing "multiyear partnership" that Chandra describes will see ADT professional installers across the country being partnered with "Nest's portfolio of helpful home devices". (more...)
U.S. should get 'substantial portion' of TikTok operations sale price U.S. should get 'substantial portion' of TikTok operations sale price
- August 04, 2020

Mr Trump added that buying TikTok would funnel huge amounts of money to China . "I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the Treasury of the United States because we're making it possible for this deal to happen". (more...)

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