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Trump punishes Huawei for coronavirus
Published in Network
Friday, 27 March 2020 11:13

Trump punishes Huawei for coronavirus


Will ban US chips

Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies as punishment for “China spreading the coronavirus”.

Gates blasts Trump in TED talk
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:07

Gates blasts Trump in TED talk

Turns out he was right all the time

Five years after Bill Gates warned the world that it was not ready for a pandemic, the former Microsoft CEO has said “I told you so” during an hour-long TED broadcast.

Trump backs Ellison in API court case
Published in News
Friday, 21 February 2020 09:22

Trump backs Ellison in API court case


Everything should belong to my golf buddies and supporters

The Trump administration urged the US Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Alphabet's Google, boosting Oracle's bid to collect more than $8 billion in royalties for Google's use of copyrighted programming code in the Android operating system.

Trump mulls blocking shipment of chips to Huawei
Published in Mobiles


Will lean on TSMC to get Huawei to pay for it 

The Trump administration is considering changing US regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei from companies such as Taiwan's TSMC.

Consumer electronics suffering from Trump's trade war
Published in News


But AR specs could replace the smartphone

A major concern for consumer electronics companies continues to be the impact on sales, profits, and supply chains as a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, according to beancounters at analyst outfit GlobalData.

Trump splashes out on  $4.8 trillion artificial intelligence plan
Published in AI


Will get China to pay for it

The Trump administration unveiled its $4.8 trillion budget proposal which, among other things, includes plans to increase federal funding for the development of AI and quantum computing.

Johnson fudges Huawei strategy
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:53

Johnson fudges Huawei strategy


Where there's a will, there's Huawei

The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Dominic Cummings Boris Johnson will give Chinese firm Huawei a limited licence to sell its kit in the country.

Trump claims credit for “new” Apple factory
Published in News


Which has been running for nearly seven years

There are few times that we feel sorry for Apple’s spiritual and temporal head Tim Cook, but yesterday, where he had to give US President Donald Trump a tour of his Texas factory, was one of them.

Senators ponder stopping Putin choosing the next US government
Published in News


Again

A bipartisan panel of US senators yesterday called for sweeping action by Congress, the White House and Silicon Valley to ensure social media sites aren't used to interfere in the coming presidential election, delivering a sobering assessment about the weaknesses that Russian operatives exploited in the 2016 campaign.

Apple hit by Trump trade tarriffs
Published in News
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 11:14

Apple hit by Trump trade tarriffs


Looks like it will be paying big tariffs 

Apple was denied relief for tariffs on five Chinese-made components for the upcoming Mac Pro computer, even after the company announced it was keeping some assembly operations in the US.