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Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store [Updated]

Enlarge / Huawei’s latest flagship, the P30 Pro. (credit: Huawei) Update: Statements from Google and Huawei, other companies join the ban Huawei sent a statement to Ars Technica and others about the ban, saying “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering …

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Here is our super spoiler-y review of the Game of Thrones series finale

Game of Thrones proved to be the most polarizing and controversial yet.”> Enlarge / The eight and final season of Game of Thrones proved to be the most polarizing and controversial yet. (credit: HBO) The series finale of Game of Thrones defied pretty much all the predictions as to who would emerge triumphant and sit on …

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Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store

Enlarge / Huawei’s latest flagship, the P30 Pro. (credit: Huawei) President Trump issued an executive order last week banning “foreign adversaries” from doing telecommunication business in the US. The move was widely understood as a ban on Huawei products, and now we’re starting to see the fallout. According to a report from Reuters, Google has …

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Required gamer viewing: The history of M2’s Japanese retro-port empire

You may not know Japanese game studio M2 by name, but you’ve probably played one of its retro-revival projects. [credit: My Life In Gaming ] If you speak a certain language about classic video games, you probably know about M2, a Japanese game studio responsible for dozens of impressive arcade and console ports to newer …

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Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets

When Opera Software unveiled a new look and feel for its browser earlier this year, the company made a big deal of the impending changes. “We put Web content at center stage,” the Opera team declared on its blog. And early previews of the design appeared to be quite pared down, allowing users to browse “unhindered …

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How tech companies are shaping the rules governing AI

Enlarge (credit: Mina De La O | Getty Images) In early April, the European Commission published guidelines intended to keep any artificial intelligence technology used on the EU’s 500 million citizens trustworthy. The bloc’s commissioner for digital economy and society, Bulgaria’s Mariya Gabriel, called them “a solid foundation based on EU values.” One of the …

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Everyone is “gun-fu” fighting: John Wick 3 is almost as good as the original

John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum.“> Enlarge / “It wasn’t just a puppy.” Keanu Reeves is back, declaring war on the High Table in John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum. (credit: Lionsgate) John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum is blowing up the box office this weekend with a projected $56.8 million opening. No sequel is likely to match the …

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Thanks Autopilot: Cops stop Tesla whose driver appears asleep and drunk

Enlarge (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) Police in the Netherlands on Thursday arrested a Tesla driver who had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel while driving down the highway. A Dutch police agency reported the arrest on Instagram. A 50-year-old man was spotted driving close to the car ahead of him on the A27 road. “When …

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