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The Trump administration recently announced that it has reached a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corporation. This deal would reduce the sanctions placed on the corporation and eventually allow American companies to provide exports to ZTE. However, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress believe that this deal could potentially compromise national security. President Trump tweeted about the recent deal, “Senator Schumer and Obama Administration let phone company ZTE flourish with no security checks. I closed it down then let it reopen with high level security guarantees, change of management and board, must purchase U.S. parts and pay a $1.3 Billion fine. Dems do nothing...”... Read more...
Well, we can't say that we saw this one coming – at least not so soon. We knew that Broadcom's hostile takeover of Qualcomm was on thin ice, especially considering that the latter thought that the former's offers have greatly undervalued the company. Tonight, however, President Donald J. Trump took matters into his own hands by unilaterally blocking any potential merger or acquisition of Qualcomm via an Executive Order. Broadcom is headquartered in Singapore, but has a significant business presence and offices in the United States. In fact, the company was in the process of relocating its headquarters to the U.S., but the executive order states that there is "credible evidence" that Broadcom... Read more...
Months after the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election concluded, there are still allegations that Russia meddled in the process to help sway voter opinion. Google has been running an investigation to see whether Russian operatives might have exploited its advertising system in an attempt to interfere with the election. According to people who claim to be familiar with the investigation, evidence has been found that Russian operatives did indeed use the advertising platform to spread disinformation. The sources claim that Google found tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents during the elections across multiple Google products including YouTube. Other places the ads showed... Read more...
One of the things that President Donald Trump had promised during his campaign, and has been pushing for since he took office, is to bring manufacturing back to the US. President Trump was quoted this week speaking about Apple's plans to bring some manufacturing operations back to the US. President Trump indicated, "I spoke to (Cook), he's promised me three big plants, three big plants, beautiful plants." This isn't the first time that we have heard Apple and its supply chain partners were eyeing bring some manufacturing back to the US. In January of this year, we talked about Foxconn and Apple eyeing a $7 billion display factory in the US that had the potential to employ 50,000 Americans. Foxconn... Read more...
The city of Chicago has witnessed a horrifying uptick in gun violence this past month. Forty-nine people were killed, while another 244 were wounded in the month of January alone. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police department Superintendent Eddie Johnson have unveiled a high-tech plan that they hope will reduce the number of shootings in the city. Image from: vxlaA disproportionate number of shootings occur in the impoverished neighborhoods of Chicago’s west and south sides. The idea is to focus on a small number of people who commit violent crimes in the places it most often occurs. The Chicago police department plan to increase the number of surveillance cameras in the neighborhoods as well... Read more...
President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding immigration may affect more than one hundred Google employees. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has ordered employees who are currently traveling with green cards and H-1B visas to return to the United States immediately. President Trump signed an executive order Friday that prohibits the entry of citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya for ninety days. During this period, the federal government will attempt to determine what information is needed to safely admit visitors from these countries.According to the executive order, “Deteriorating conditions in certain countries due to war, strife, disaster, and civil unrest increase... Read more...
The world of technology has changed dramatically since outgoing President Barack Obama first stepped into the White House as this nation's leader eight years ago. He was the first president to carry a mobile phone on his person, having turned in his personal handset for a Blackberry phone that had been heavily customized with security features (though he later traded that in for an iPhone). Today President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in, and he as well will use a secure mobile device, cleared by the US Secret Service for POTUS use. Trump represents a new era in a lot of ways. Whereas Obama was the first president of the United States to carry a smartphone, Trump will be the first to... Read more...
Being a country's president is undoubtedly one of the most stressful jobs on Earth, but at the same time, there are a few perks that come with the territory. We're not just talking about fine-dining every day, being treated like royalty, or living in one of the most prestigious buildings in the country. There's also the benefit being driven around in a modern marvel of automotive design, a literal tank that doesn't look like a tank and it's an all-class Caddy affair of course. With President-elect Trump set to be inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, some attention has turned to the presidential vehicle, which always brings with it an incredible spec sheet. Interestingly, while the presidential... Read more...
And this is why we can’t have nice things! Microsoft's Technology and Research Division along with Bing developed Tay as an exercise in testing its advancements in artificial intelligence. In the case of Tay, it’s a “female” chatbot that is targeted at millennials ranging in age from 18 to 24. “Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation,” writes Microsoft. “The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets, so the experience can be more personalized for you.” Microsoft unleashed Tay onto the world this week via “her” own Twitter account, and the Twitterverse quickly embraced the chatbot. What Microsoft didn’t... Read more...