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Sunday
Apr212019

Samsung is reportedly postponing launch of the Galaxy Fold in China

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One might not be related to the other but recent events suggest otherwise. Confused? Well, Samsung is reportedly postponing its Chinese launch of the upcoming Galaxy Fold smartphone. According to SamMobile, the postponement was reportedly due to an issue with the venue, but said other activities related to the launch have also been delayed or canceled. According to Engadget’s Chinese Editor-in-Chief Richard Lai, planned events for the Galaxy Fold in Hong Kong and Shanghai happening on Tuesday and Wednesday have been postponed as well.

The rumoured postponements come after reports that some review units encountered a variety of issues just a few days after the tech journalists got their hands on them. Samsung already issued a statement on these problems and seemed to have plans to push through with the US launch on April 26th. Now, we’re keeping watch to see if the company sticks to that plan.

Sunday
Apr212019

Netflix might have a couple more Beyoncé specials coming post-‘Homecoming’

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Looks like Beyoncé’s Homecoming isn’t a one-time special for Netflix. Rumour has it the superstar has signed a US$60 million three-project deal with the streaming service. The amount might seem exorbitant, but Netflix is known for shelling out hundreds and millions of dollars to secure rights to specials and sign exclusive deals with showrunners, comedians, and artists. Vulture reports that HBO was interested in getting rights to Homecoming, but they couldn’t match the deal Netflix offered Beyoncé. Either camp refused to comment on the report, so now we just have to wait and see if there is any truth to the rumours.

Saturday
Apr202019

Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup – 4/14 – 4/20

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Apple and Qualcomm announce surprise settlement

Volkswagen showcases ID Roomzz concept at Shanghai Auto Show

Acer launches built-for-creators ConceptD 9

Facebook brings dark mode to all Messenger users

‘Something big’ is coming to the Google Pixel universe

Netflix and Mark Millar announce next comic book project called ‘Space Bandits'

There are issues with the Samsung Galaxy Fold review units

Mike Myers gets Netflix show where he’ll play multiple characters

Alexa can control Apple Music on Sonos speakers in a handful of countries

Samsung releases statement on broken Galaxy Fold review units

How You Can Upgrade and Modernize Your Business

Original ‘Burnout Paradise’ game will have its servers shut down by August 1st

Canadian group sues government over Google-backed smart neighbourhood in Toronto

Apple expands Recycling Programs with more drop-off locations for used devices

Sidewalk Labs wants to develop street signs that let people know what data is being collected from them

Netflix retells the story of the Central Park Five with ‘When They See Us’

‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ goes big and explosive with new trailer

CIA accuses Huawei of being funded by Chinese state security

Saturday
Apr202019

CIA accuses Huawei of being funded by Chinese state security

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The US government has been adamant about stopping countries from adopting Huawei’s technology. While it hasn’t been able to show direct evidence, one of the latest allegations against the company was shared by a source speaking to The Times, the unidentified source claims the CIA told UK intelligence officials as well as the other Five Eyes nations (Australia, Canada, and New Zealand) that Huawei has received funding from Chinese state security. These include the People’s Liberation Army, the National Security Commission, and a “third branch” of China’s state intelligence network.

As expected, Huawei declined to comment on the claims and said these were “unsubstantiated allegations backed up by zero evidence from anonymous sources.” There hasn’t been direct evidence shown yet whether Huawei is actively installing back doors and spying facilities in its equipment. But these accusations do suggest that the company might be getting some direction from Chinese intelligence outlets. Whether US allies will heed the warnings remain to be seen. They might need to produce actual evidence before its closest allies will reject the company outright.

Source: Engadget