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Qualcomm achieves first end-to-end 5G system based on 3GPP Standard

A huge step for wide-spread 5G services. As we move further and further into a world filled with streaming, cloud storage, and other data-reliant tasks, access to ultra-fast data speeds is becoming more and more important. Qualcomm’s been one of the leading forces when it comes to building 5G-compatible hardware, and the company recently announced that it worked together with ZTE and China Mobile to achieve the first ever 5G Interoperability Data testing (IoDT) system that’s fully compliant with the 3GPP R15 standard. The demonstration of this system was done…

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Android 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro now on sale at Vodafone UK; first 1,000 orders get a free Huawei Watch 2

Huawei’s latest flagship is now available from Vodafone UK. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is now up for sale from Vodafone UK. You’ll be able to pick up the handset for £46 per month for 24 months when you pay an upfront fee of just £10, which gives you access to unlimited texts, calls, and 4GB of monthly LTE data . Vodafone is incentivizing the launch by giving away a free Huawei Watch 2 to the first 1,000 customers. If you need more than four gigs of data, Vodafone’s Red…

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Business 

Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Policy Ignores Key Lesson From Great Depression

President Donald Trump declared his nearly two-week trip through Asia “tremendously successful,” but economic history should make us more skeptical. During the trip, the president continued to promote his so-called “America first” trade policy. He is orienting the country distinctly toward protectionism and claiming that unilateralism in trade is good for America. Here is the problem: President Trump’s approach to trade seems to be based on a false understanding of how the global economy works, one that also plagued American policymakers nearly a century ago. The administration has forgotten an important lesson of the Great…

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First Hijabi Barbie Gets Mixed Reactions From Twitter Users

Famous Barbie doll manufacturer Mattel unveiled their first hijab-wearing Barbie, which was modeled after American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who competed in the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, donning the headscarf. Apart from the cultural attire, the doll itself is designed after Muhammad, which means the Barbie is dark-skinned, instead of porcelain. Also the doll’s signature miniature waistline, which has often been criticized for being a sex-symbol, has been traded for a curvier figure. The doll comes complete with fencing gear, including a mask, a sabre and training…

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US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns. The digital pill approved Monday combines two existing products: the former blockbuster psychiatric medication Abilify – long used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – with a sensor tracking system first approved in 2012. The technology is intended to help prevent dangerous emergencies that can occur when … Read the referenced story here: US…

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FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.   The drug Abilify MyCite was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The drug Abilify was first approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the ingestible sensor, made by Proteus Digital health, was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said in a statement Monday that the digitally enhanced medication…

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Android 

Google Pixel Buds: What I learned in my first afternoon with the headphones

Can these headphones really be worth $159? Google’s Pixel Buds were one of the more … under-the-radar announcements back at Google’s October hardware launch event. What with the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Home Mini, Home Max and new services, a pair of Bluetooth earbuds kind of got lost in the shuffle. But now the short-supplied wireless headphones are shipping to reviewers and some early buyers alike, and I have a pair in my ears right now. I’ve used the Pixel Buds for just an afternoon, but here’s what I’m finding about…

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Business 

Sean Parker, Facebook’s First President, Worries What It’s Doing To Kids

Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, is now worried about the ramifications of the social media platform he helped usher into the world. “I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because [of] the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or two billion people and … it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” said Parker. “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” Parker spoke Wednesday at…

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Recipes 

Speculoos Brownie Cake + First Look at Baker’s Royale Cookbook

I have been a long-time follower of Naomi Robinson’s blog, Baker’s Royale. It was her lush and textured photography style that initially drew me in, but it’s been her delicious, homemade desserts that keep me coming back. Her new book, also titled Baker’s Royale, is full of beautifully shot, approachable recipes – 75 of them! Continue reading “Speculoos Brownie Cake + First Look at Baker’s Royale Cookbook” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Speculoos Brownie Cake + First Look at Baker’s Royale Cookbook

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Andy Rubin expected to show off Essential’s first phone on May 30

A fresh player in the Android smartphone game. Essential, the phone brand founded by Andy Rubin, is building up the hype to making an announcement next week. Essential has launched a new Twitter account and is teasing some sort of announcement for May 30 Almost ready to share with you what we’ve been up to. Please follow our new twitter handle @essential and stay updated… — Andy Rubin (@Arubin) May 25, 2017 Hi, welcome to our Twitter page. We’re here to let you know something big is coming May 30th!…

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