Executive’s arrest, security worries stymie Huawei’s reach – Associated Press
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Executive’s arrest, security worries stymie Huawei’s reach – Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan,…

This week’s top stories: Google Discover dark, Chrome OS 71, Android meets Fuchsia, more – 9to5Google
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This week’s top stories: Google Discover dark, Chrome OS 71, Android meets Fuchsia, more – 9to5Google

In this week’s top stories: We soothe our eyes with the new, darker look for Google Discover, enjoy the benefits of Android and Chrome OS being ‘Better Together’, and uncover part of Google’s plans for the future of Android and Fuchsia. Our top story this week is the availability of dark theme for Google Discover,…

Regulators OK $15B merger of troubled South Carolina utility – wpde.com
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Regulators OK $15B merger of troubled South Carolina utility – wpde.com

by MEG KINNARD and JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated PressSCANA Energy logo (PRNewsFoto/SCANA Energy)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A power company’s $15 billion deal to purchase a troubled South Carolina-based utility after a costly nuclear construction failure won approval Friday from state regulators.Following more than an hour of comment and debate, South Carolina’s Public Service Commission approved Virginia-based…

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review: The rise of the mid-range – Android Authority
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review: The rise of the mid-range – Android Authority

To a lot of people, Samsung just makes flagship devices like the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9. However, it also makes a range of mid-tier devices with its “J” and “A” series. The “J” phones are the more competitively priced and the “A” range is designed to be more premium. I recently got…

In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front – The New York Times
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In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front – The New York Times

The memos were concise and direct.An executive at Johnson & Johnson said the main ingredient in its best-selling baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos, the dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. He recommended to senior staff in 1971 that the company “upgrade” its quality control of talc.Two years later, another executive raised a…

Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ( ͡° ͜ʖ a pointless side project? [APK Teardown] – Android Police
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Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ( ͡° ͜ʖ a pointless side project? [APK Teardown] – Android Police

Google Play Games is officially going dark. Well, the latest update is making its dark theme accessible to everyone. But that’s not the only thing this update brings, there are now app shortcuts and a new sorting feature for achievements coming soon. A teardown also shows the team is preparing to add Minesweeper to the…

Apple says it’s adding hundreds of jobs in Boston – Boston.com
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Apple says it’s adding hundreds of jobs in Boston – Boston.com

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move.…

BMW tries to revive lagging 3 Series sales with new 2019 design that’s more, well, BMW-like – CNBC
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BMW tries to revive lagging 3 Series sales with new 2019 design that’s more, well, BMW-like – CNBC

Source: BMW 2019 BMW 330i  BMW likes to boast that it builds “the ultimate driving machine,” and if any individual model has deserved that reputation, it’s the 3 Series sedan. While BMW produces a broad range of vehicles — traditional sedans, sports cars, wagons and a growing list of sport utility vehicles — no vehicle…

Asian shares wobbly, euro steady after ECB ends QE – Reuters
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Asian shares wobbly, euro steady after ECB ends QE – Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in…

‘Red Dead’ Gold Turns Massive Western Video Game Romp Into Dull Online Grindfest – Variety
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‘Red Dead’ Gold Turns Massive Western Video Game Romp Into Dull Online Grindfest – Variety

December 13, 2018 3:22PM PT “Red Dead Online,” the online multiplayer game developed in parallel with “Red Dead Redemption 2,” is being criticized for its digital economy, which is paying out gold at such a slow rate that it would take over 4,000 hours for a player to earn enough to purchase all items in-game.…