Exclusive: Huawei's U.S. research arm builds separate identity

Exclusive: Huawei’s U.S. research arm builds separate identity

(Reuters) – The U.S.-based research arm of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd – Futurewei Technologies Inc – has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the U.S government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD Futurewei has banned Huawei employees from its offices, moved Futurewei employees to a new IT system and forbidden them from using the Huawei name or logo in …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 software update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new software ahead of its fall public release. The first beta of tvOS 13 corresponds to the second tvOS 13 update made available to developers last week. Public beta testers can download the new update by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV and navigating to the Software Updates section under “System.” “Get Public Beta Updates” will need to be toggled on, and once it is, the Apple TV will download …

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Apple Outs iOS 12.4 Beta 5, watchOS 5.2 Beta 4, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta 3

Apple Outs iOS 12.4 Beta 5, watchOS 5.2 Beta 4, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta 3

Apple released today the fifth beta of its upcoming iOS 12.4 mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, along with new beta versions of the macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and watchOS 5.3 software updates. The iOS 12.4 beta 5 (16G5056d), macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 3 (18G59b), and watchOS 5.3 beta 4 (16U5558b) are now available for download via OTA (Over-the-Air) updates for registered developers with a paid and active Apple Developer account. These new betas come two week after the previous beta versions. If you’re running a previous beta version of iOS 12.4, macOS Mojave 10.14.6, or watchOS 5.3, you should …

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Google warns its employees that Pride protests are against the company’s code of conduct

Google warns its employees that Pride protests are against the company’s code of conduct

Employees are allowed to peacefully protest YouTube or Google during the Pride parade — as long as they are not marching with Google in an official capacity. According to internal memos sent to employees, anyone who chooses to walk the parade as a representative of Google and voice any protest will be considered in violation of Google’s code of conduct. The discussion came out of a broader conversation among the Gayglers listserv, one of Google’s LGBTQ groups, about petitioning San Francisco Pride to remove the company’s float from the parade. Some employees planned to march with Google, while also visibly …

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iOS 13: release date, beta and feature list

iOS 13 vs iOS 12: here’s what changed

iOS 13 has now landed in public beta form today, meaning that if you’re feeling adventurous you can download it now. The question you’ve got to ask yourself is whether it’s worth the bugs and instability to get on board early, and to help answer that we’ve compared iOS 13 with iOS 12, so you can see exactly what’s new and different. iOS 13 has most of the stuff iOS 12 has, but it also has a whole lot more, and lots of improvements, as you’ll see below. We’ve also highlighted which devices each version is actually available for, and …

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Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, says he'd start an AI company today

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, says he’d start an AI company today

Bill Gates Adam Galica | CNBC If Bill Gates were to drop out of Harvard University and start a new company today, it would be one that focuses on artificial intelligence, he said in an interview on Monday. The perspective shows that the Microsoft co-founder hasn’t lost interest in the technology industry where his company has operated for the past 44 years. “Given my background, I would start an AI company whose goal would be to teach computers how to read, so that they can absorb and understand all the written knowledge of the world. That’s an area where AI …

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Apple to Expand Seattle Presence With 2,000 New Hires Over Next 5 Years

Apple to Expand Seattle Presence With 2,000 New Hires Over Next 5 Years

Apple is planning to expand in Seattle with an additional 2,000 new hires over the course of the next five years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in a statement today. 333 Dexter, where Apple is rumored to be expanding in Seattle Apple has several offices in Seattle with teams working on iCloud, artificial intelligence, and Siri, and recent rumors suggested Apple was planning a major expansion, which has now been confirmed. From Durkan: “These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the best talent and city anywhere. Apple’s expanded footprint in Seattle is another example of the growing …

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Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Catalina, Here's How to Install It

Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Catalina, Here’s How to Install It

Apple released today the first public beta of its upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15 operating system for Mac computers to allow public beta testers to give it a try on their Macs and send feedback. Announced earlier this month, macOS Catalina 10.15 is the next  major release of the macOS operating system featuring the new Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts apps, an all-new SideCar feature that lets you extend your Mac’s display to an iPad device as a secondary display, as well as new security features to increase the protection of your Mac. macOS 10.15 Catalina also promises a Screen Time …

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Digital Trends Live: Dual-Screen Microsoft Surface, Surveillance Drones

Digital Trends Live: Dual-Screen Microsoft Surface, Surveillance Drones

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we take a look at the top trending tech stories of the day, including Microsoft’s reported dual-screen Surface, Amazon’s surveillance drones, Bitcoin’s comeback bid, a flying taxi test over Oregon, pizza-making robots, another SpaceX rocket launch, and more. We then talk with Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, about the challenges of making an oven that can work in space to bake fresh chocolate chip cookies from DoubleTree by Hilton. Bill Ottman, chief executive officer and founder of Minds.com, joins the show to talk about creating a social network built on the premise of …

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Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Says His Greatest Mistake Was Losing to Android

Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Says His Greatest Mistake Was Losing to Android

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has acknowledged that leaving Android as the standard non-Apple mobile platform was his “greatest mistake ever.” The 63-year-old executive underlined that while Microsoft is still a “very strong” entity, it would be “the leading company” instead of “a leading company” if it had managed to recognise and take on the Android onslaught. Gates expressed his disappointment while speaking at an event hosted by early-stage venture capital firm Village Global. Interestingly, Gates didn’t blame Steve Ballmer as the culprit for the Android debacle, though many believe that it was Ballmer who largely brought the Redmond company to …

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Huawei splits off US research arm, reports Reuters

Huawei splits off US research arm, reports Reuters

Guests hold umbrellas with Huawei logos at the Songshan Lake New Campus in Dongguan, China, May 31, 2019. Jason Lee | Reuters The U.S.-based research arm of China’s Huawei Technologies – Futurewei Technologies – has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the U.S. government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter. Futurewei has banned Huawei employees from its offices, moved Futurewei employees to a new IT system and forbidden them from using the Huawei name or logo in communications, a Futurewei employee told Reuters on condition of …

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Apple Providing watchOS 6 Beta to Select AppleSeed Members

Apple Providing watchOS 6 Beta to Select AppleSeed Members

Apple today started offering the watchOS 6 beta to select AppleSeed members, allowing some non-developers to test the software for the first time. AppleSeed is a version of the public beta testing program that’s invite only, making it more selective and limited than the open betas that are provided to all public beta testers. As AppleInsider notes, some AppleSeed members are now receiving invites for watchOS 6. We are extending you an exclusive invitation to join the AppleSeed Program and to take part in shaping watchOS 6. As a participant, you’ll get to test-drive pre-release software and provide your feedback. …

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AMD Ryzen 7 3800X destroys Intel i9 9900K in early benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X destroys Intel i9 9900K in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 3800X that have appeared on Geekbench show the new silicon hammering the Intel i9 9900K. Must read: Top 10 iPhone privacy and security tips you should check today The benchmark results, first reported by Wccftech, show the Ryzen 7 3800X hitting a multi-core score of 34,059, compared to 31,471 for the i9 9900K. That’s a huge difference, and the sort of performance lead that you’d expect to translate into a noticeable speed increase in the real-world. On the single-core front, things are a little different. Here the i9 9900K scores a healthy 6,633, …

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Here's How to Install iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Public Beta on Your iPhone and iPad

Here’s How to Install iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Public Beta on Your iPhone and iPad

Apple has released today the first public beta of its upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 operating systems for supported iPhone and iPad devices through the company’s Apple Beta Software Program. Announced earlier this month duringApple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) 2019 event, the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 operating systems for iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices are now avaiable for public beta testing. This means that anyone who wants to install them can do so right now without needing an Apple Developer account. Both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are very similar in features, promising a long-anticipated Dark Mode, up to …

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