Friday, 28 February 2020

Tech

Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

MONACO: Monaco became the first country in Europe to inaugurate a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm Huawei, which is seen by the US as a major security risk. As mobile operators shift away from slower 3G and 4G networks, Europe has been torn over ...

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Cyber attacks cost $45bn in 2018

WASHINGTON: An estimated two million cyber attacks in 2018 resulted in more than $45 billion in losses worldwide as local governments struggled to cope with ransomware and other malicious incidents, a study showed Tuesday. The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance, compiling data from the U.S. and some international sources, said ...

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Samsung in hot water over splashy smartphone ads

Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its ...

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Google backs down after New Zealand murder case gaffe

WELLINGTON: Google agreed Friday to change how it publishes New Zealand news after top officials in Wellington lashed the US tech giant for breaching court suppression orders in a high-profile murder case. Google had refused to tighten publication standards after sending out a news email to public subscribers in December ...

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German court fines Facebook over hate speech action failings

BERLIN: A German court fined Face­book two million euros for not being transparent enough over the action it is taking to curb online hate speech. Under a new regulation that came in force on January 1st, 2018, compa­nies like Twitter and Facebook have 24 hours to remove posts that open­ly ...

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LG to launch 5G-based cloud gaming service this year

SEOUL: LG Uplus Corp. said it will release a cloud-based virtual reality (VR) gaming service later this year, taking advantage of its low-latency 5G network. The nation’s No. 3 mobile carrier said it will launch a wide range of VR games for head-mounted displays connected to its 5G network in ...

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Apple moves Mac Pro production to China from US

WASHINGTON: Apple Inc is shifting manufacturing of its new Mac Pro desktop computer to China from the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes at a time when the Trump administration has threatened to impose new levies to cover nearly all ...

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Huawei, CMPak complete joint innovation of 5G MIMO link

KARACHI: Pakistan CMPak and Huawei have success­fully completed a joint innovation and com­mercial deployment of the longest distance microwave MIMO link. According to the company, the industry’s longest distance microwave MIMO link in­novation test which reached 11km with 5Gbps capacity, this is the first commercial use of 5G microwave MIMO ...

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