Trump extends the Huawei / ZTE ban by another year – TechCrunch

Donald Trump signed an extension of last year’s national emergency statement this week to prevent trade with certain overseas telecommunications companies. The extension takes place almost a year after the first appointment, this time until May 2021. According to the original language, the regulation relies on the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to “address the threat posed by the unrestricted …

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Chrome blocks battery vacuum ads in the August update

Chrome plans to block resource-intensive ads that consume a lot of battery from August, Google announced today on its Chromium blog (via VentureBeat). Chrome blocks ads that break down cryptocurrency, are poorly programmed, or are not optimized for network usage. We recently found that a fraction of a percent of the displays consume a disproportionate amount of device resources such …

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Sony integrates the image sensor into an AI chip for a smarter camera

Sony’s new image sensor with AI processing. Sony Sony has announced an image sensor with artificial intelligence called the intelligent image system for smarter cameras. The processor will provide faster data transfer, better security and less power consumption, Sony said on Thursday. It is part of the effort to develop cameras equipped with AI. Sony, a top manufacturer of image …

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Stream HBO Go and HBO Now with the Watch Party app Scener

Setting up a virtual watch party without special software can be painful. It is easy to get out of sync and trying to talk to friends can result in uncomfortable audio feedback. However, there are several apps that help optimize the process, including Scener, which is now compatible with HBO Now and HBO Go. Users with a subscription to one …

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Pixel 4a may be cheaper than expected

The Pixel 3a was arguably the best pixel of its generation, offering so much of what makes Pixel phones great – mostly camera and software – for a much cheaper price of $ 399. And although almost every rumor has hinted at $ 399 for Google’s budget phone so far, a rumor going around today suggests that the phone may …

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Senate votes to re-approve FISA surveillance powers

Senator John Thune (R-SD), Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leave for a lunch on Republican politics in the Hart Senate office building in Washington on May 5, 2020 of the Senate, DC. photo:: Drew Angerer (Getty) In a vote between 80 and 16 on Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a law to restore controversial …

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