Germany has announced that it will allow Huawei hardware into its 5G networks. The move, according to mobile carriers, will mean customers get 5G sooner and excess costs are avoided.
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Roku has announced that Apple TV is available from the Roku Channel Store. The launch caused Roku's stock price to rise by 10%. From November 1, users will be able to consume Apple TV+ content too.
The privacy search engine, DuckDuckGo, has announced a couple of new features. It has refined the dark theme and included OS theme detection. There are new servers in India to boost speed too.
The Tor Project has announced the availability of OnionShare 2.2. With the new update, users can now share and receive files and even host their own Onion site accessible via the Tor Browser.
Google has launched online debit card payments through Google Pay in Brazil. Due to fraud, some online retailers don't allow debit cards, with this announcement, Google enables debit cards to be used.
The G7 has drafted a new report that will be presented to finance ministers this week during a meeting. It looks at the dangers of stablecoins, like Libra, and highlights what needs to be addressed.
The Libra Association has lost its backing from Mastercard, Visa, eBay, and Stripe. Facebook said it was a short term blow, but in a way, liberating. The firms could return once regulation is sorted.
A new report from a House of Commons committee in the UK has found that drones pose a disproportionate danger to helicopters than other aircraft. Contributors recommended new legislation in response.
Waymo has announced via e-mail that it plans to begin operating fully self-driving vehicles, without safety drivers, in Phoenix, Arizona in the near future. It's unclear how many vehicles there'll be.
Huawei and the Swiss telecomm, Sunrise, have announced that they've recorded downlink speeds of 3.67Gbps, the fastest that they've recorded to date. It's unclear when customers will benefit.
Sensor Tower has revealed that Call of Duty Mobile has set records in terms of total downloads, beating the likes of Fortnite and PUBG. It also earned more first-week revenue than those two games.
Twitter has issued an apology to users after security information, including phone numbers and email addresses, was inadvertently used for targeted ads. This data was not available to third parties.
Google has announced that Grasshopper, a tool to help get people get started with programming, is now available on the desktop. Previously, it was only available via Android and iOS apps.
Google has released stream transfer for its Google Home devices allowing you to take your content from room to room with little interruption. You can also move content from one device to a group.
Sony has announced that the 7.00 update will be rolling out to PS4 consoles around the world this week. It includes improvements to the Party feature, and improves Remote Play support.
Mozilla has finally added a kiosk mode to Firefox in the latest Nightly builds of the browser. The feature has been requested several times over the years, the first time being 18 years ago.
PayPal has announced that it has withdrawn itself from the Libra Association, the governing body of the Libra cryptocurrency started by Facebook. The news follows speculation that the firm had doubts.
Apple has announced that iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices produced after October 2018 are eligible for a free repair if they're failing to boot. A serial number checker determines eligibility.
Calibre 4.0 has been released two years after the last major update. This version introduces a text-focused e-book reader and new server capabilities, giving more control to remote users.
Uber has announced the availability of Uber Works in Chicago. The app hopes to give temporary workers and employers looking for temporary labour an easy way to get connected in a transparent manner.
Tesla has reported that it shipped 97,000 vehicles in the third quarter which means it missed analyst targets by 447 units. To meet its yearly target it needs to deliver over 104,800 units in Q4.
Mozilla has recently added a new feature to its Firefox Nightly builds that allows users to set a search engine for normal browsing and private browsing. It could help the firm bring in more money.
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could see delays after insiders revealed that Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and PayPal all have doubts over the proposed cryptocurrency due to the scrutiny it's under.
PayPal has announced that it has brought 70% equity interest in GoPay allowing it to operate in China. PayPal has become the first foreign payment platform to be allowed to operate in the country.
Virgin Media has announced the launch of Gig1 in Southampton. The £62 per month service will roll out to 15 million homes across the UK by 2021. The firm is putting on a free concert to celebrate.
AMD has announced the global availability of new Ryzen PRO 3000 Series processors and a new Athlon processor. The firm also stated that Lenovo and HP will be shipping PCs with these processors in Q4.
Mozilla has deprecated TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in the latest Firefox Nightly builds. The move comes in preparation for most major browsers, including Chrome, disabling those protocols in March next year.
Google has announced that new Android 10 and Android 9 devices will ship YouTube Music out of the box. The move brings Google one step closer to retiring its older Google Play Music service.
Canonical has announced the availability of the Ubuntu 19.10 beta images. The next few weeks will allow the public to test the software and report any bugs before the stable version is released.
Microsoft has blocked a raft of file extensions from being downloaded by Outlook web users. The firm said that organisations can manually whitelist any file extension types if they need them.
Uber is due to roll out Uber Pro across the United Kingdom in the coming months. The launch will be phased and finally be completed by January. Drivers can get a variety of rewards through Uber Pro.
Dropbox has announced Dropbox Spaces, a drastic evolution on shared folders that aims to meet the needs of today's workload. The firm will release some features like Dropbox Transfer later on.
Boston Dynamics has announced that it is going to sell and lease its robot dog, Spot. The firm only has a limited number so it wants customers who have interesting usage applications for Spot.
Ofcom has said that several leading broadband suppliers will offer fairer pricing for out-of-contract customers from March 2020. From February, customers will be notified when they're out-of-contract.
Transport for London has issued Uber with a 2-month private hire operator license with new conditions attached. In the last few hours, Uber's stock price has fallen, possibly as a result of the news.
Google has won a case at the ECJ over its refusal to wipe search results under right to be forgotten rules. The court said right to be forgotten rules must be followed in the EU, but not globally.
LG and Unity have announced a partnership which will allow developers to use LGSVL Simulator on Unity Simulation. The solution should allow autonomous vehicles to be developed quicker.
Google has announced that customers in the United States will be able to begin subscribing to Google Play Pass this week. The service gives users full access to apps without ads or in-app purchases.
Opera has announced that Opera Mini users can share files offline with each other. As it uses direct Wi-Fi to make the connection, transfers are 200 times faster than transferring over Bluetooth.
Fitbit is allegedly in talks with the investment bank, Qatalyst Partners. The two are discussing the future of Fitbit following its struggle to get a foothold in the smartwatch market.