Category Archives: Tech News

FCC looks to approve SpaceX’s satellite internet plan

SpaceX is planning to send up a pair of its own satellites in this weekend’s launch, in order to test a proposed space-based broadband internet service. But if you want get into the broadband business, first you have to get past its U.S. gatekeepers: the FCC.

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Six top US intelligence chiefs caution against buying Huawei phones

Six top U.S. intelligence chiefs told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.

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CIA, FBI, NSA: We don’t recommend Huawei or ZTE phones

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. The U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t thrilled about the idea of U.S. citizens using phones from certain Chinese manufacturers.

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Flipboard CEO: Apple News is ‘living in the past’

Shots have been fired in what is ramping up to be a war of the news reader apps. At the Code Media conference on Tuesday, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue shared his not-so-subtle thoughts on one of his company’s biggest competitors, Apple News.

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A self-driving truck drove from California to Florida with minimal human intervention

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WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in Africa

African countries notched a 12%-growth in active social media users to 191 million last year, according to a report by global digital agencies, We Are Social and Hootsuite. Of those, mobile users accounted for 172 million, most of whom used only two Facebook-owned platforms: WhatsApp and Messenger.

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Report: Messenger Kids advocates were Facebook-funded

A growing chorus of academics, parents, and technologists has been sounding the alarm about kids and social media. Throughout 2017, new research highlighted increases in anxiety, loneliness, sleeplessness, and dependence among teens, who are social media’s most dedicated users.

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