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1. Huawei gets a temporary delay in the states
After Huawei's Stateide business deals are limited, the US government has given the Chinese smartphone giant a delay. The company is allowed a Temporary General Licenseso that it can continue to be key aspects of its US operations.
- The most important thing to collect? Huawei is again allowed to buy American goods and provide Android software updates for existing Android phones.
- This means Huawei may continue to run official updates and security spots for Huawei and Honor phones for the next 90 days.
- The company can also Continue buying parts to keep its existing networks – some of which cover the USA and Europe.
- The permit is said to be introduced to telecommunications operators who rely on Huawei's equipment to make other arrangements.
- "The temporary license also makes it possible to reveal security issues and for Huawei to become involved in developing standards for future 5G networks," he wrote. Reuters.
What is the catch?
- Huawei may only purchase US goods maintenance of existing infrastructure, not to work on new developments.
- This means that Huawei will not roll out any new hardware in the US that relies on US components – such as those that could be used in rural networks.
- Huawei is expected to be provided 25 percent of rural network infrastructure (Fierce Wireless).
- further, the license is only valid until 19 August 2019, although government can choose to expand it.
- If the license is not extended, Huawei will return under its previous restrictions. This means that it will not be able to do business with US companies without government approval and will not have its Android license.
What is Huawei's reaction?
- according to Global Times ChinaHuawei founder Ren Zhengfei said the 90-day license was not "significant" for the company.
- Ren claims Huawei is prepared for US trade sanctions and its core business activities won't suffer any setbacks.
- Despite Huawei's confidence in US technology, it can be true: the company is preparing for potential US trade and Android restrictions for years (Android Authority).
- Reuters also said Ren said the US had underestimated Huawei's capabilities.
Is there an end in sight?
- The US Huawei spit continues, but it may be over before any major disruption is caused.
- Huawei believes it can help with the component stock it has, and the US will want to avoid long-term trade sanctions.
- Earlier this week it was estimated that US government's export controls on technology can cost US companies up to $ 56.3 billion in export sales over five years (ITIF).
- And it's just American companies: hindering Huawei is hampering the global technological landscape.
- It is in the interests of the US and China to resolve matters quickly, but what really happens is behind the scenes.
2. Google Glass gets another pass
It's been a while since we heard something from Google Glass, but it hasn't kicked the bucket yet. Google has has just announced a new model, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, and it's now available. Here's what it brings:
- Qualcomm XR1 chip for faster processing and lower power output.
- Faster charging with USB-C.
- Better Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
- A superior, 8MP camera.
- Safety frames by Smith Optics (needed by some workplaces).
- Can also be worn like ordinary glasses (large!).
A World Glass Comes Back?
- For general consumers there is not much to see here.
- Glass Enterprise Edition 2, as the name suggests, is still aimed at business users.
- And the upgrades, while worth it, aren't very exciting.
- The new glass is priced at $ 999, but you will only be able to consider it as a business user with a specific use case.
- You can watch the trailer for the new glasses here.
- Perhaps the most important news is that the project of Alphabet's X division is being moved to Google's AR / VR department.
- This suggests that there may be bigger and better things in the future of the AR headset – perhaps even greater consumer focus.
4. Google discussed it new AI translation model called Translatotronwhich, to the best of his knowledge, is the first end-to-end model that can directly translate speech from one language to another in another language. " It's a technical topic, but it's very interesting. (Google AI Blog).
6. SpaceX at 60 & # 39; Starlink & # 39; Internet satellites start Thursday (Space). Third time is a charm.
8. Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Instead of upgrading to Windows 10, the South Korean government switches to Linux. The move is expected to cost $ 655 million. And more than a handful of driver-related headaches, I suspect (Tom's Hardware).
9. Need to buy a Huawei device now? (Android Authority).
10. AMD says its slides are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities (Engadget).
11. "On March 25, Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Card – the future of credit cards." WTF? Fiasco! Another Apple Blunder! Did Tim Cook lose it? Steve Jobs will never do it! The truth is, Steve Jobs actually did it. At least he tried. " The Spirit of the Apple Card is over is a great, short read (Ken Segall).
12. Telegram founder explains why WhatsApp will never be safe (Telegram).
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