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US sanctions are squeezing Huawei, but for how long?

Enlarge Barcroft Media | Getty Images Huawei, the crown jewel of China’s tech industry, is reeling from a financial one-two punch delivered by US chip sanctions and a campaign aimed at cutting international markets. But with Huawei rapidly expanding into new markets and the Chinese government investing heavily to gain technological independence from the West, …

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Qualcomm unveils the first 10-gigabit 5G modem

Qualcomm just reached a milestone in wireless data — if mostly a symbolic one. The company has unveiled the X65, what it says is the “world’s first” 10-gigabit 5G modem. While that’s not hugely faster than the 7.5Gbps of the X60, it promises a speed that was previously reserved for Ethernet and other wired connections. …

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Motorola’s latest batch of budget phones includes a cheap 5G model

Samsung isn’t the only company unveiling new devices earlier than usual this year — just ahead of CES 2021, Motorola has pulled back the curtain on its latest batch of smartphones. There are no flagship models in sight for now, but as usual, Motorola has a bevy of new options for smartphone shoppers on a …

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A new update makes it easier to move apps between the LG Wing’s displays

Richard Lai/Engadget If you’re the proud owner of an LG Wing, your quirky dual-screen phone is about to pick up new features. As spotted by Droid Life, Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has released a new update that builds out the Wing’s unique functionality and should make it easier to use. Most notably, there’s a new …

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Report: MediaTek takes over as world’s largest smartphone chipset vendor

Barcroft Media via Getty Images Move over, Qualcomm: According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, MediaTek has overtaken the San Diego-based chipmaker to become the world’s biggest vendor of smartphone chipsets by market share. While Qualcomm (understandably) held onto its title as the biggest purveyor of 5G-friendly chipsets, Counterpoint’s data suggests that more …

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Apple is full-steam ahead on replacing Qualcomm modems with its own

Enlarge / The iPhone 12. Samuel Axon As rumored many months ago, Apple’s silicon ambitions don’t end with replacing Intel CPUs with its own in Macs—it plans to ditch Qualcomm modems in favor of its own custom-designed chips for iPhones, according to Apple hardware tech lead Johny Srouji. Srouji confirmed the company’s plans when speaking …

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Baidu approved for fully driverless road tests in Beijing

Baidu A few months after Baidu’s robotaxi service arrived in Beijing, the company has received the first permits to run driverless vehicle tests in the city. China’s capital granted Baidu Apollo permission to deploy five such vehicles on public roads. The company plans to remove safety drivers from test vehicles after gradually reducing human intervention. …

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The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s latest premium CPU for smartphones

Qualcomm Every December for the last few years, Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation high-end CPU that ends up powering many flagship smartphones for the first half of the following year. Though 2020 might be different than previous years, the tech product cycle is not letting up. The company is announcing today that its latest premium …

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FCC launches a $9 billion fund to expand 5G in rural areas

Mark Wilson via Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission today launched the 5G Fund for Rural America, a 10-year, $9 billion program designed to help close the nation’s digital divide. The money will be used to expand 5G wireless broadband connectivity to areas of the United States that need this support, including regions without unsubsidized …

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iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

<a href=”https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+12+and+12+Pro+Teardown/137669″>iFixit iPhone 12 teardown</a> iFixit The first two models from Apple’s iPhone 12 have started shipping, and of course the folks at iFixit are busy taking them apart. As of this writing the detailed teardown is still incomplete, but they’ve exposed enough of the details to get a good look under those screens. The …

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