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Breakthrough cheap catalyst can make hydrogen fuel for hours on end

This week in future tech, attempts to make large-scale hydrogen gas production affordable have resulted in a new, cheap catalyst. Before hydrogen vehicles can take to the road en masse, a readily available and affordable source of locally produced hydrogen gas is needed. Now, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

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Huawei is in early talks about licensing 5G tech to U.S. firms

(Reuters) — Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or …

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Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company – TechCrunch

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional …

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Cisco CEO Says 5G Networks Could Be Active In 2 to 3 Years

“The carriers today are building the consumer 5G networks, and they don’t require a massive backbone upgrade when you just increase bandwidth to lots of mobile phones.” Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins stopped by Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to discuss 5G, intellectual property and reports of China bullying companies. “When they begin to build out …

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China’s Political Correctness: One Country, No Arguments

Hong Kong’s protests have disrupted Yang Yang’s family life. Though the 29-year-old lives in mainland China, he was inspired by the demonstrations to write a song about freedom and upload it to the internet. When censors deleted it, he complained to his family. They weren’t sympathetic. “How can you support Hong Kong separatists?” they asked. …

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Blizzard Faces Wide Backlash Over Hong Kong ‘Hearthstone’ Ban

Update: In a hot piece of end of Friday news Blizzard officially responded to the controversy. You can read the lengthy attempt at spin on their blog, but long story short Blitzchung is getting his money back and everyone’s bans are being reduced to six months. People don’t like that this still implies calling for …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook lambasted for pulling Hong Kong protest app

Apple Inc. took down a Hong Kong protest app late yesterday after pressure from China, only to prompt a torrent of criticism today from some quarters. On Wednesday, China state media criticized Apple for allowing the app in the App Store, calling the technology “poisonous.” The app in question, HKmap.live, allowed users to locate Hong …

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Cowardly kowtowing to China means Hong Kong blood is on Apple’s hands

It’s easy to sum up one of today’s most pressing geopolitical issues: American companies must choose whether to apply American standards to their foreign operations, or follow foreign standards — no matter how inapposite they be to U.S. employees and customers — when doing business outside U.S. borders. Thanks to its dealings in China, Apple …

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US Government Blacklists 28 Chinese Facial Recognition and AI Companies

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new batch of Chinese companies are waking up to the harsh reality of US technology bans today. The US Commerce Department has updated its “Entity List” with 28 more Chinese firms, most of which are known for producing AI …

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Flaw in D-Link routers opens the door to hackers but company won’t do anything

Routers from Taiwanese firm D-Link Corp. have a serious vulnerability that can allow hackers to steal data, but in unexpected twist, the company is doing nothing to address it. The vulnerability was detailed by security researchers at Fortinet Inc. Oct. 3, after D-Link was informed of the issue in September. The vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-16920, starts with a …

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By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift

SHANGHAI — The world has largely sat by for nearly two years as China detained more than one million people, mostly Muslims and members of minority ethnic groups, in internment camps to force them to embrace the Communist Party. Now, the Trump administration is taking the first public steps by a major world government toward …

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Eight Chinese tech firms placed on U.S. Entity List for their role in human rights violations against Muslim minority groups – TechCrunch

Eight Chinese tech firms, including SenseTime and Megvii, have been added to the U.S. government Entity List for their role in enabling human rights violations against Muslim minority groups in China, including the Uighurs. The firms were among 28 total organizations, mostly Chinese government agencies, that were implicated “in the implementation of China’s campaign of …

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