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America has banned China firms from doing THIS – EU and UK welcomes them

Security services in the US are considered among the best in the world, yet Brussels has decided against advice from Washington over tech firm Huawei. The European Commission has backed the Chinese company which will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the 5G wireless technology roll out. The tech giant has a range of mobile phones and the company’s 5G technology is among the cheapest and most advanced in the world. Huawei, believed to be in bed with the Chinese state, will be involved in critical networks for decades…

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Lifestyle 

Obesity WARNING: Energy drinks ‘have more than an ENTIRE day’s sugar recommendation’

Energy drinks should be banned from sale to under-16s, urged campaign group Action on Sugar. They played a “huge” role in children’s sugar intake, which is linked to obesity, and even some types of cancers, claimed the group’s Chairman. The claims came after an Action on Sugar report revealed 78 per cent of energy drinks exceeded the maximum daily sugar recommendation for children, aged between seven and 10. The children’s recommended sugar limit is 24g a day – the equivalent to about six teaspoons of sugar. But, some energy drinks…

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Technology 

AT&T beaming AirGig broadband from power lines – CNET

AT&T’s AirGig technology sends data along antennas mounted to power line towers or poles. AT&T Sure, you can dig trenches across the land and fill them up with fiber-optic cables, but AT&T has begun testing what it says is a promising alternative called AirGig that relies on radio signals instead. Unveiled last year, AirGig sends data from one antenna to another along power lines in rural, suburban or urban areas. It also sends data to nearby buildings at speeds of about 1 gigabit per second — something like 15 times…

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Science 

Scientists finally know why meteors explode just before hitting Earth

Mankind hasn’t had to deal with much in the way of deadly meteors over the years, but on the few occasions when one of the pesky space rocks does target Earth, they often self-destruct in the air before it even reaches the ground. For years, researchers have puzzled over why that happens, but a new study published in the Meteoritics & Planetary Science suggests the first concrete explanation. Using a recent meteor explosion event — the rock that detonated in the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia — as an example, scientists…

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Space 

Registering C-band dishes a costly, cumbersome task for customers, SES says

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a more accurate database of C-band satellite dishes, it should make the process of registering those dishes less expensive and time-consuming, fleet operator SES said Dec. 6. In a letter recounting a Dec. 4, meeting between Luxembourg-based SES and representatives of the FCC, SES argued that its C-band customers have little incentive to register their dishes, since registration is a voluntary process that can cost over $1,000 per site. The FCC is pushing for an updated registry of C-band users to…

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Technology 

T-Mobile rips Verizon’s 5G broadband plan as ‘unrealistic’ – CNET

T-Mobile is getting into the holiday spirit — by laying into rival Verizon. On Monday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere used Twitter to call out Verizon for its plan to speed up wireless broadband service, using a next-generation cellular technology called 5G. Specifically, he criticized the rival for missing a self-imposed deadline of deploying commercial service by 2017 (which CNET first reported).   Verizon said last week that the planned rollout of its 5G broadband service would instead happen in the second half of next year, starting with Sacramento, California, and expanding…

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Technology 

What Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip may mean for Galaxy S9 – CNET

Your next Android smartphone is about to get a lot smarter.  Qualcomm on Wednesday detailed its upcoming Snapdragon 845 processor, which will likely power most high-end Android phones launching in 2018. The chip boasts improved image- and video-capture abilities, smarter artificial intelligence features, “lightning-fast connectivity,” “vault-like security,” and better performance and power efficiency. In other words, the rumored Galaxy S9 could let you shoot more true-to-life video and photos, use a smart assistant to analyze the images, upload them quickly and keep them secure on your phone. You’ll be able to…

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Technology 

Broadband price shock as YOUR bill set to rise by £7 per month

GETTY BT broadband prices may increase by £7 per month Your broadband bill could soon increase by a staggering £7 per month. That’s the latest news from Openreach who says they are planning the increase to help get better speeds into more UK homes. Speaking recently at an event in Birmingham, Sharon White, Chief Executive at Ofcom said the UK still lags well behind other countries for broadband speeds and the communications regulator wants to see more operators rolling out improved fully fibre networks to homes. But boosting the UK’s…

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Technology 

Galaxy S9 release date could be imminent as Samsung reveals major news

The Galaxy S9 looks likely to be Samsung’s next big release and this latest news could prove it will launch very soon. The Korean technology firm has just revealed that it has begun production of its next generation processor which could power the all-new S9. In statement on their website Samsung confirmed that it has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products built on its second generation 10-nanometer FinFET process technology. The Korean technology firm also revealed that this chip will be used in digital devices scheduled to launch early…

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Technology 

Verizon: No, no, we’re a big tech company – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. The phone thing is just a minor part of the business now. Verizon/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Forget the battles with AT&T and T-Mobile. That’s just so much small-fry nonsense. Verizon now wants you to think of it in the same breath as, you know, the likes of Google or Apple. To help you make this Evel Knievel-like mental leap, the company is launching a new campaign touting how Verizon is now joining the ranks…

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