technology

June 30, 2019

As part of the continuing trade negotiations, the issue of Huawei would be saved until the end of the trade talks, with President Trump saying, We’ll have to save that to the very end, we’ll have to see.” In other words, the question of lifting the ban on Huawei selling its products, which include smartphones, laptops and communications infrastructure technologies, to the U.S. has not been changed.

June 28, 2019

Ahead of a high-stakes meeting Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Trump has expanded a new battle front with Beijing and other leading U.S. foes: a technology war.

June 27, 2019

For better or worse, Windows functionally powered the majority of the consumer PC revolution, particularly during the internet-fueled boom days of the late 1990s and early 2000s. But according to Gates, his biggest mistake was in failing to see the threat Android presented, and missing the mark when it came to ensuring that Microsoft continued to dominate phones the way it had dominated in mobile.

June 25, 2019

Today, our reasons for returning to the Moon are even stronger than they were fifty years ago. Going back to the Moon isn’t a symbolic effort: we need an American presence there to keep us at the forefront of technological development, to identify and manage lunar resources, and to power our missions to Mars.

June 25, 2019

The U.S.-China trade war is at heart a battle for tech supremacy and the huge commercial and national security advantages that come with it. Think artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles. China’s bold plan to dominate in these areas helped galvanize the Trump administration after U.S. businesses operating in China complained for years about forced technology transfers and intellectual property theft.

June 23, 2019

It’s one of the most contentious fronts in the U.S.-China trade war: so-called forced technology transfers. The term refers to a spectrum of practices through which foreign companies that want to operate in China are induced to part with their know-how. That may be simply through a requirement to form a joint venture with a local firm, or more insidious bureaucratic methods like overly intrusive inspections.

June 23, 2019

At least a half-dozen separate pieces of broadband legislation are working their way through Congress, and panelists assembled by the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition on Wednesday commented on the pros and cons of how these bills would deploy broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved areas of the country.

June 23, 2019

The US and China have been locked in a race for the world's most powerful supercomputer. China was in the lead with its Sunway TaihuLight, which has a 93 petaflop capacity. But the US surpassed that last year, when it released the Summit, which can run at 200 petaflops -- or 200 quadrillion calculations per second.

June 20, 2019

Tech industry executives for years have promised that drones -- aircraft vehicles that operate without a pilot on board -- are the future of delivery. The small, buzzy aircraft have increasingly emerged in the skies above U.S. cities, dropping products including food and medical supplies at or near peoples’ doorsteps.  But mainstream implementation of drone delivery services is likely still years off...

June 20, 2019

Members of the Senate Commerce security subcommittee examined the impact of banning Chinese-made drones, or components for drones, during a hearing on Tuesday. The senators compared the debate on drones to the recent decision by the Department of Commerce to blacklist Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in May, a move that barred U.S. firms from working with the company.

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