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T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei trouble as chance to clinch U.S. deal

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T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners' offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their $26 billion merger deal, sources said, underscoring the lengths to which Washington has gone to shut out the Chinese company. Like all major U.S. wireless… Read

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Artificial intelligence's rise exposes gaping gender gap

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The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence. To get a sense of just how monumental a task the tech community faces, look no further than the marquee gathering for AI's top scientists. Preparations for… Read

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How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks

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You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning. Technology companies are pushing the "smart home" hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you needed. But before you succumb to the… Read

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Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

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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… Read

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Japan plans tighter regulation of tech giants

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Japan is planning to tighten regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook after an expert panel called for better oversight on competition and privacy, an official said Thursday. Japan has followed in the footsteps of other countries in scrutinising the dominant role played by the world's largest information technology… Read

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Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

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Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday the two solar-powered rovers have become inactive and are probably… Read

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Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

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Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship hit an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) before beginning its gliding descent, said mission official Enrico Palermo.… Read

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Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

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Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11 months after Apple CEO… Read

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Japan rules out asking private firms to avoid telecoms gear that could be malicious

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Japan's government has no plan to ask private companies to avoid buying telecommunications equipment that could have malicious functions, such as information leakage, its top spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said on Thursday. The comment suggests Japan does not intend, for the moment, to extend to private firms a policy of not… Read

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Hitachi moves to buy ABB's power grid unit for $7 bil

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Japan's Hitachi is moving to purchase the power grid business of Swiss engineering giant ABB for a deal worth as much as $7.05 billion, local media reported Wednesday. The electronics giant is in "the final stage of talks" to acquire the ABB unit for up to an estimated 800 billion… Read

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