Tag Archives: US

Is technology killing us?

Looking back 50 years ago, the average lifestyle of the typical American was completely different. To second this, in only a change of two generations, the life of our parents would be more homogenous to our grandparents than to us — the millennials and the Gen Z. The way we interact and see our culture is questionable, leaving us with ... Read More »

MWC 2019: The coolest gadgets and tech that impressed us in Barcelona

Attendees take pictures of the Mate X foldable phone just outside of Huawei’s booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (Express photo by Anuj Bhatia) Another MWC is over. The world’s biggest mobile show, held annually in Barcelona, Spain, had a lot to offer this year. We saw many new smartphones and gadgets over four exhausting days. Some felt ... Read More »

CES Countdown: ‘Technology is enabling us to bring the future forward

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — There were some pretty cool electronics Sunday, Jan. 6, with everything from artificial intelligence, home and cyber security to skin care technology. CES brings the best of the tech industry into one place, and people travel from and far to get the first look. More than 4,000 technology companies, manufacturers and developers are preparing to show off ... Read More »

Facebook Users Seeking Cambridge Analytica Information Must Wait, US Judge Says

Facebook users who say their personal data was misused, potentially to distort the last US election, must wait to see if they can wring more information from Cambridge Analytica, the disappearing company that played a key role in the drama. The political consulting firm is winding down in both Britain, its home country, and in a New York Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. ... Read More »

US Tech Market Poised For A Strong 2018, But With Doubts About 2019

At the midpoint in 2018, the US tech market is on track to grow by 6.7% in 2018, the fastest growth since 2012. However, 2019 is looking more uncertain, and we forecast that growth in US business and government spending on tech goods, software, services, and staff will slow to 5.5%. ForresterFORRESTER Three factors are driving this strong performance for the ... Read More »

YouTube Picture-in-Picture Rolling Out for Android Users in US Without a Paid Subscription

HIGHLIGHTS The feature was previously available only for YouTube Premium/Red members It is available on devices running Android 8.0 and above Only US users have currently received the feature Google brought native Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support to the mainstream with Android Oreo last year. This was followed by YouTube bringing support for the feature in its Android app earlier this year, albeit only for its paid ... Read More »

No Agreement Yet Between US, China on ZTE: Trump Aide

The United States and China have not yet reached a deal on Chinese telecoms giant ZTE that would lift crippling sanctions against the company, top US economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Wednesday. “No decision has been reached by both sides as of now,” Kudlow told reporters. ZTE was fined $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,000 crores) in March 2017, but in April, Washington banned the ... Read More »

ZTE Saved From Brink After $1-Billion Fine Deal With US

HIGHLIGHTS ZTE agreed to pay a $ 1 billion fine ZTE will also overhaul leadership US President Donald Trump is seeking trade concessions from China China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker ZTE secured a lifeline from the Trump administration on Thursday after agreeing to pay a $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,700 crores) fine and overhaul leadership in a deal that will lift ... Read More »

US Ban on Sales to ZTE Triggers Patriotic Rhetoric in China

A US ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corphas unleashed a patriotic backlash in China’s cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world’s two largest economies. The United States this week imposed a ban on American companies selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years, saying it had broken a settlement agreement with repeated false statements – a move that threatens ... Read More »

Facebook, Alphabet, Twitter CEOs Invited to Testify at US Senate Hearing

A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter next month, the latest indication that the controversysurrounding Facebook’s data privacy practices now threatens to envelop the whole of Silicon Valley. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa, on Monday scheduled an April 10 hearing on the “future of data privacy and social media” – and the ... Read More »