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Report: Tariffs Could Raise Laptop, Phone Prices 22 Percent

  Ever since the Trump Administration kicked off a trade war with China, there have been questions about what kinds of impact this could have on the consumer electronics market. The Consumer Technology Association has released its own report estimating the potential impact if the Trump Administration’s latest round of …

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Police Can Unlock Any iPhone With Cellebrite’s New Tool

  It used to be trivially easy for police to scoop up all the private data on cell phones seized in the course of an investigation. The era of smartphones brought new challenges and new opportunities for investigators. While smartphones contain so much more information than the flip phones of …

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Samsung, AMD Ink Radeon License Agreement

  Samsung and AMD have signed an agreement to license Radeon IP to the mobile giant. It’s a major move with significant long-term ramifications for Samsung as it seeks to further develop its own SoCs, and it’s part of a long-term trend towards increased specialization. Ten years ago, AMD sold …

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BMW Service Outage Breaks CarPlay Functionality

  It’s an unwritten rule that the infotainment systems built into cars are terrible, but systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have saved many drivers from the monstrosities designed by automakers. Owners of some BMW vehicles have found themselves unable to access CarPlay lately, and that appears to be …

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Global Smartphone Sales Drop, but Huawei Sees Massive Growth

  It used to be a foregone conclusion that smartphone makers would see substantial year-over-year sales increases. After all, everyone wanted smartphones. Today, everyone still wants smartphones, but they already have at least one. The market has plateaued, and companies like Samsung and Apple are seeing phone sales level off …

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Apple Will Pay Qualcomm $4.5B to Make Nice, Use Its Modems

  Earlier this month, Apple and Qualcomm suddenly announced they would bury the hatchet and work together again on 5G technology. This came after an ugly period of war between the two companies, in which Apple reportedly deliberately engaged in a bad-faith attempt to persuade regulatory bodies that Qualcomm’s licensing …

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