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U.S. Intel Directors Warn Against Using Huawei, ZTE Phones

Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U.S. consumers not buy phones from Huawei or ZTE, according to a report from CNBC. The six intelligence chiefs, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and the director of national intelligence made the remarks at a recent security hearing. “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any […]

Ferrari Gives Us a Teaser Video of the 488 Special Series

Under the category of worst kept secret, is that there is more powerful version of the Ferrari 488 GTB on the way. The car will be pack less weight, boosting power and re-tuning the suspension and aero. Today Ferrari itself finally gave us an official teaser on its Facebook page. We here at ToT Bet […]

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Ruled Illegal In Germany

Back in 2015, the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV) kicked off a lawsuit against Facebook due to the default settings and terms of service it presented to anyone creating an account. VZBV claimed they were in breach of consumer law. This week, a German court decided that Facebook’s use of personal data is indeed […]

ARM Debuts Project Trillium – The Focus Is On Machine Learning and Object Recognition

ARM today announced Project Trillium, a suite of products meant to bring machine learning to mobile devices. While Project Trillium will first target smartphones, Arm says it will eventually scale to both less and more powerful devices as needed. The two central pieces of Project Trillium are the Arm Machine Learning core and the Arm Object […]

Subaru to Produce Limited Edition Model Line-up for Fiftieth Anniversary

Subaru of America debuted new limited editions of each model in its lineup, including the Outback wagon, and Crosstrek and Forester small SUVs, at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show recently. The new vehicles include special paint, badging and design accents to commemorate 50 years of sales in the U.S. The 2018 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek and […]

Qualcomm Announces Two Major Customers Will Leave If Broadcom Buys It

Qualcomm warned investors that two of its most important customers have threatened to take their business elsewhere should Qualcomm be acquired by Broadcom. Qualcomm didn’t name the customers, but said together they contribute a combined $1 billion in chip revenue. Qualcomm’s most important customers are Apple and Samsung, followed by Huawei, LG, Sony, Oppo, and […]

AT&T Closes Acquisition of FiberTower

AT&T has finalized its acquisition of FiberTower and in the process gained a foothold in the spectrum needed to deploy 5G. Specifically, AT&T now owns 375 MHz of 39 GHz spectrum (aKA mmWave) in the top 100 markets around the country. AT&T said it paid $207 million for FiberTower. The deal was approved by the FCC […]

Jennifer Salke Now Has the Top Amazon Studios Job

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke named as new head of Amazon Studios, replacing ousted Roy Price. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” said Jeff Blackburn, SVP Business Development & Entertainment at Amazon. “She’s built an impeccable reputation as a big leader […]

Twitch Will Soon Ban Users Based ‘Hate’ on Other Platforms

Directing “hate or harassment” towards someone on Twitch using other services will be considered a policy violation. Conduct Twitch deems “hateful” on any platform will result in an “immediate indefinite suspension”. Sexual conduct rules have also been changed to consider the “context” of a stream. Moderators will pay attention to clothing, the title of a […]

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Latest Offer – Leaves Door Open

Qualcomm‘s board of directors today unanimously rejected Broadcom‘s revised bid to acquire the company for $121 billion. Qualcomm’s board continues to insist that Broadcom is undervaluing Qualcomm’s overall worth. Further, Broadcom has not explained how it will address the potential loss of shareholder value should the acquisition fail. However, Qualcomm said its board of directors […]

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