Tech

Samsung predicts earnings improvement after sluggish 2019

  • Jan 30, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea  — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its operating profit for the last quarter fell 33.7% from a year earlier but it predicted earnings will improve in 2020, driven by a gradually stabilizing computer chip market and increasing 5G smartphone sales. The South Korean tech gian

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UK to allow Huawei in 5G networks but not in ‘core’ parts

  • Jan 29, 2020

LONDON  — Britain decided Tuesday to give Huawei limited access to build parts of its new high-speed mobile network, in a setback for the U.S., which has been pushing allies to ban the Chinese company. The government said it is excluding “high risk” companies from supplying the sensiti

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GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

  • Jan 28, 2020

General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has a 35-year history of being on the cutting edge for the automaker, often with mixed results. GM hopes to break that streak late next year when the factory officially becomes the company’s first electric vehicle only facility. Detroit-Hamtramck will be t

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UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

  • Jan 28, 2020

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime M

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California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

  • Jan 25, 2020

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex

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The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

  • Jan 25, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — You may not think you’re in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures — could still be vulnerable to an attack similar to one the Amaz

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Stocks fall slightly as banks drop; Intel propels tech

  • Jan 25, 2020

NEW YORK  — Stocks fell slightly in early trading Friday as a blowout earnings report from chipmaker Intel propelled technology shares higher and offset declines in health care and financial companies. The technology sector was givenaaaa an additional boost from Broadcom, which landed a deal to su

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Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone

  • Jan 25, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — Want to find a legal marijuana shop in California? Grab your smartphone. In another step to curb the state’s flourishing illegal pot market, California regulators proposed rules Thursday that would require legal shops to post a unique black-and-white code in storefront windows

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London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

  • Jan 25, 2020

LONDON  — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the cameras to automatically scan the faces of people passing through small tar

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