Following the recent Google Android Prohibition and Qualcomm and Intel cut the links with Chinese society, more popular technology giants are doing the same. Now, the UK-based ARM chip designer has also suspended operations with Huawei.
In simple terms: this is another blow for Huawei that could actually hinder the company's ability to produce future smartphones.
Here's what we know earlier this week: Without an appropriate Android license, Huawei will not be able to release new phones with the Google Play Store and Google services outside of China.
This mania make new Huawei phones useless in almost the entire Western world, where the Google app store and its services are impossible to replace on Android.
The only competitive alternative for consumers would be to use an Android phone manufactured by a different company (Samsung or OnePlus) that is not affected by the United States. Commercial ban or skip the ship to the iPhone.
It is worth mentioning that the Trump administration to have relaxed its ban on Huawei with a 90-day exemption period during which the Chinese company can still continue to send software updates to existing device users, but it is only d & # 39; 39, temporary relief.
In the long run, unless the United States and China correct things, Huawei may have to switch to its own operating system he's no longer allowed to use Android. However, the challenge would be to convince developers to transfer their applications to a new operating system.
Removing Android software is one thing and it would not happen overnight, but suspending ARM activities with Huawei is probably a more serious problem for your smartphone business.
Without ARM, Huawei's Kirin mobile chips, which are based on the designs of the British chip company, would actually be blocked. As the Notes from the BBCAlthough Huawei's mobile chips are produced in China, the underlying technology is "created by ARM".
"ARM complies with all the latest restrictions set by the US government," an ARM spokesman said in an email. "No other comments for the moment."
The sad reality is that almost all mobile processors are based on ARM chip technologies, even the custom A-Series chips from Apple present on its iOS devices.
Even though Huawei managed to move from US component suppliers to, for example, Asian suppliers for parts like Corning Gorilla Glass or cellular modems, it is virtually impossible to build a competitive smartphone without a chip using ARM technology. Without a chip or "brain", there is no phone and no new phones, Huawei's dream to overtake Samsung as the world's leading smartphone maker would be annihilated, not to mention take a huge part of his income.
Huawei can get out of this situation in several ways: 1) the US system and China eats a trade agreement and everything returns to normal and partners of Chinese society are starting to work with it again 2) Huawei switches all its suppliers components to countries other than the United States. 3) Huawei becomes totally independent and designs and manufactures all its technologies. The latter would be the most difficult and would take years to complete and who knows if the effort was worth it.
If something does not happen soon, the phone business of the company could be delayed for several years.
UPDATE: May 22, 2019, 4:48 pm EDT Statement added by ARM.
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($ 99 is a bit higher than the current original price, but the deal is still such a flight – the exact same model is $ 79.95 on The site of Instant Pot.)
The Instant Pot Lux is the simplest in the range, but it still replaces six appliances: It's a pressure cooker, a pressure cooker, a rice cooker , a steamer, a heater and a stir fry bread. It's also one of the only models not to make yoghurt – but if you do not make your own yogurt anyway, it saves you from wasting money on a function that you would not use it.
In addition to replacing these devices, the Lux also comes with 12 built-in programs to solve the problem: bean / chilli, meat / stew, soup / broth, stir fry, poultry, steam, freezer, multigrain, rice, pressure cooker, hot, and cook slowly.
Regularly $ 79.95, you can save $ 30.07 and get an instant pot for $ 49.88.
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This fact is highlighted by the Google shopping page – A detailed list, extracted from your Gmail inbox, of everything you have purchased in the years provided with a confirmation email. The level of detail is staggering.
These books that you bought in 2013 when you were fascinated by the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis? The same pair of shoes that you ordered over and over again for years? (Yes, these are personal examples.) They are all there, in a nice little list compiled usefully.
This so-called feature was brought to the attention of the internet on Friday, while CNBC reported This does not only exist, but removing items is an extremely tedious process.
To remove your purchase of spicy tuna roll, for example, in April 2015, you must go back and delete the e-mail receipt associated with the purchase. Google says that in some cases you can also click on the item in question, then on the "i" button, then select "From where does it come from", then "Delete", but this option will not Was not proposed to this reporter.
Imagine doing one or the other of these tasks for each item accumulated.
According to one Google Support Page, this list comes from "(orders) placed with Google services, such as Google Play Store, Google Express or via Google Assistant", in addition to receipts (orders) or confirmations received in Gmail. "
And while the fact that Google has this information can not be surprising, seeing everything in one place can be an overwhelming experience.
We contacted Google to try to determine what the company would do with this list and if there was a way to prevent purchases from being consolidated in the future. We have not received any response at press time.
However, we know a simple method to unsubscribe: stop using Gmail.
UPDATED: May 17, 2019, 2:15 pm PDT A Google spokesperson provided the following statement:
"To help you visualize and remember your purchases, bookings, and subscriptions in one place, we've created a private destination that you can not see." You can delete this information at any time. no information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads.This includes confirmation and confirmation e-mails posted on the purchase page.We are always working to help people understand and manage their data. "
This article has been updated to clarify that the purchase page in question is part of a user's Google Account.
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Since Wednesday, several popular Facebook groups have switched their private settings to "secret" as a result of banning a popular meme group page with nearly 500,000 members. The group Crossovers Nobody asked (CNAF) seems to have been targeted by a collective known as , who falsely reported CNAF for its hate speech.
The Indonesian Review Board's news quickly spread to Facebook, prompting many of the major groups on the platform to change their privacy settings to "secrecy" as a precautionary measure. Secret Private Settings for Facebook Please include the community of all but its current members.
"Rumors that similar pages of the same kind caused the change have sparked a lot of enthusiasm," said a director of a similar political group with more than 400,000 members in a statement to Mashable. "(There was) afraid that (the group) could be an upcoming target."
"Prevention is better than cure," said another Facebook group in response to why they had changed its privacy settings.
Facebook informs its users via a notification when a group in which they find is changing its privacy settings. This caused confusion among many users when they were in their accounts and they were greeted by a blizzard of notifications regarding settings.
Shortly after the group withdrawal attempt, Facebook users would have discovered the identity of the Indonesian Commission's reporting officer. This led to an explanation and excuses on the part of the individual.
"The reason for this mischief was to remove or destroy anything that was negative in Facebook, such as SARA (religious jokes), a hoax and others who break the rules of Facebook," the apologies said. on an Indonesian Facebook page. "Also … (I found) hate speech or religious jokes."
"I am deeply sorry for what has happened to everyone and for our wrongdoing, and as IReC leader I will stop IReC's operations and take responsibility for everything that has happened" he continued.
Earlier this month, Facebook its website and mobile apps to strongly promote its Facebook Groups feature. The company has been heavily for his confidence in the news and for his various over the years
As early as Thursday afternoon, the group that the IReC had deleted, Crossovers Nobody asked, has been restored on Facebook.
"I've since changed (the settings) because it would appear that the fright is based on the content of our page," said the administrator of the policy group.
UPDATED: May 17, 2019, 9:56 am AEST A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to certain groups that the offending content was targeted: "We deleted several groups from Facebook after detecting content that violates our rules, and since then we have discovered that this content is being sent to legitimate groups and non-violent, strives to restore all affected groups and prevent this from happening again. "
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The social network is tweaking its news feed algorithm to try to show more messages from your closest friends. To do this, however, the company takes a new approach: ask users to tell them directly who their best friends are.
Facebook has always tried to predict who your closest friends are by looking at signals like the ones you interact with most often. But with change, society will explicitly start asking people who are their best friends to incorporate this information into their rankings.
"We started interviewing people on Facebook to ask them to list their closest friends," wrote Facebook. A declaration. "We're looking at patterns that come out of the results, some of which include being tagged on the same pictures, reacting and commenting on the same messages and connecting to the same places – and then we use those templates to inform our algorithm. "
The company said the change was meant to improve the relevance and that did not mean you would see more friend content. "
But the update says a lot about how Facebook is thinking about News Feed's future. Last month, the company showed to rethink the application and the website This puts less emphasis on News Feed to display more content from groups and stories. And Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly stated that he believed that Facebook users were increasingly geared towards sharing private and ephemeral content.
This is a problem for News Feed, which was built around the idea of mass sharing. And even if the news feed is not going to disappear anytime soon, the fact that "close friends" have more content could help them to feel more relevant.
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