UK wants WhatsApp to open a backdoor with federal services
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Companies should take “more active role” combating criminal violence, hate messages


In the ongoing battle between state governments and national security agencies to ascribe regulations for encrypted IP-based communications, the UK government has now asked WhatsApp to open its encryption to security services in the world effort to combat off-grid cyberterrorism efforts.

Apple wins in Beijing in iPhone patent case
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Shenzhen company plans to appeal

Over the weekend, a Beijing court overturned a local intellectual property bureau’s ruling that Apple had violated a defunct Shenzhen company’s patented design with the iPhone 6. The ruling is the latest indicates that Chinese courts will not always rule in favor of its home markets.

Uber suspends self-driving initiative
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No one injured at the scene or inside the vehicle


Uber announced on Friday that it would be suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona.

Would you trust windows in your Microsoft cars?
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Cortana, Office365, Skype, and Azure cloud integration in the car


Microsoft said that it will begin licensing some of its intellectual property (IP) for internet-connected automobiles in an effort to usher in a new wave of real-time communications, roadside assistance, infotainment services, and self-driving features for consumers over the next few years.

Pre-5G networks come in late 2017
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Work on 5G NR standard started this month


Last month, during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, there were several media and press events held to demonstrate the business and consumer impacts that 5G wireless networks will have on the global economy and daily life once the networks begin to appear  over the next couple of years.

Google announces real-time location sharing on Google Maps
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Available for Android and iOS in coming weeks


Google has decided that it will bring real-time location to Google Maps for Android users, iPhone users, mobile web and desktop users, letting anyone with a shared link to know where you are while you're traveling.

Acer founder snubs Taiwanese university students
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Benefiting others improves individual-societal relationships


The founder of Acer Inc, who began his company back in 1976 and has now witnessed it become the sixth largest PC vendor in the world, admits he is not a fan of how Taiwanese students behave themselves during university graduation ceremonies.

Acer expects significant growth in Chromebooks, gaming PCs
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Windows Mixed Reality headsets will also play a minor role


According to a recent report from top executives at Acer, the company expects to experience double-digit growth this year in the gaming PC and low-cost Chromebook markets, with most of the growth being generated from Chromebooks in particular.

Intel releases its first Optane PCI-E SSD
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First 3D XPoint SSD reaches 550K IOPS with 10 microsecond latency

Over the weekend, Intel pushed ahead with the release of its first consumer and enterprise SSD based on 3D XPoint technology, with latency rates roughly one hundred times lower than NAND flash alternatives that have dominated the market since 2007.

Wireless charging demand to pick up with next iPhone
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Physical Direct Connection (PDC) technology to improve chassis yield rates

Consumer demand for wireless charging is expected to pick up following the arrival of the next-generation iPhone lineup later this year, according to research from Digitimes and information from smartphone chassis makers.