Qualcomm, Apple Threatened by GlobalFoundries Complaint Against TMSC

GlobalFoundries is going on the attack against TMSC over 16 patents that cover crucial aspects of cutting-edge chips used in a wide range of products, including most phones. Both companies manufacture such chips. TMSC’s customers include Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Marvell, and Broadcom. GlobalFoundries is filing lawsuits this week in both the US and Germany — including with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) — seeking orders that will prevent the import of chips produced with the infringing technology, and products containing those chips. If successful, it would essentially block the import of all modern phones to the US.

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Fairphone 3 available next week with Sky Mobile

Fairphone 3 available next week with Sky Mobile
OK, wind the clock back to 2016 and you may remember our early hands-on with the Fairphone. The premise is really quite simple. It’s a smartphone, but one that’s actually easy to fix.

I listened to Daria from Fairphone who explained just how easy it is to fix regularly broken bit, like the screen. They wouldn’t be drawn on the possibility of actually upgrading your phone by adding up-rated parts, but now you can get the all-new Fairphone 3. It’s available for €450 on their website very soon and you can get all the spare parts for this and the earlier models there too.

Fairphone 3 available next week with Sky Mobile

Specs include a Qualcomm 632 CPU (64-bit Octa-Core at 2.2GHz) with a 12 megapixel dual-pixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. There’s also software optimization for improving low-light conditions.

Fairphone 3 available next week with Sky Mobile

Other details include 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and Android 9 running the show. It’s got a replaceable 3000mAh battery, 5.65″ Full HD+ 18:9 screen, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C, a fingerprint scanner and 4G capabilities.

Fairphone 3 available next week with Sky Mobile

The great news for the company is that they’ve partnered with Sky Mobile (which uses the O2 masts) to offer the sustainable phone on their network. Pricing starts at £21 per month on a 2GB plan, and that’s on a 12 month contract – you can make it even cheaper if you have it over 24 months. Get details on the Sky offer right here.

Fairphone ensures that the phone is created via responsibly-sourced components and supply chains that come from conflict-free locations. Materials are recyclable and, by making the phone easy to repair, designed to be kept for longer.

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Proper news coverage is dead.

Proper news coverage is dead.I’ve written previously about the state of our news. It’s become twisted, unsubstantiated, click-bait nonsense which – for the most part – is only ever put online or in print to annoy, generate clicks and increase ad revenues.

Thanks to the advice of Presidents, global leaders, Facebook and Twitter, we’ve stopped believing “Main Stream Media” and now tend to base our decisions and assumptions on questionable un-researched, biased garbage.

The likes of Daily Mail, like all other newspapers, are seeing their printed circulation dropping off a cliff. Instead they have to fill the void with “sticky” articles which enrage and promote “interaction” with inflammatory and incitive pieces. These generate the ad-revenue they crave at the expense of journalistic integrity, investigiative journalism or research.

But now things are going to get worse, with the release of a more capable Talk to Transformer. It comes courtesy of a new and larger OpenAI model with an even fuller 1558M model ready to go in a few months.

In a statement, OpenAI has stated that …

Humans can be convinced by synthetic text. Research .. says (that) people find GPT-2 synthetic text samples almost as convincing as real articles from the New York Times (83%)

All that’s needed is a first sentence on Talk to Transformer. The rest of the article gets written for you.

Welcome to a new world people. A world where computers now write the “news”.

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Sprint Launches 5G in NYC, LA, DC, Phoenix

Sprint today launched 5G service in four new cities, and launched one new 5G phone: The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, available starting today. In New York City, 5G covers 1.7 million people, and parts of Manhattan from Central Park to the southern tip. It also covers La Guardia and JFK Airports, parts of Flushing and Rockaway Beach in Queens, Red Hook in Brooklyn and Concourse in the Bronx. In New Jersey, Sprint will cover areas of Hudson County including Union City and North Bergen. In Los Angeles, 5G now covers covers approximately 1.2 million people with service available from Marina del Rey to Downtown L.A., and West Hollywood to Culver City. In addition, Sprint 5G is also available in parts of Orange County, Pasadena and Cerritos. In Washington, DC, 5G covers approximately 520,000 people with service available in popular parts of the District, as well as areas of Montgomery County, Arlington, and Fairfax County. In Phoenix, 5G covers approximately 740,000 people with service available across the greater Phoenix metro area with service in parts of Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale. The company also announced expanded 5G coverage in existing 5G cities of Kansas City, Dallas-Ft Worth, Atlanta, and Houston. Sprint also announced that its Unlimited Premium plan now includes a free three-month trial of the Hatch game-streaming service. The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is very similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, simply with 5G.

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Blu G9 Pro Includes Wireless Charging

BLU today announced the G9 Pro, the company’s latest higher-end phone in its lineup of affordable unlocked Android phones. Unusual features for its price class include wireless charging and triple rear cameras. The front sports an all-screen design with a 6.3-inch, full-HD display with a small notch. The glass rear has a shimmering blue/purple design. The main camera is 16 megapixel, assisted by a 5-megapixel depth camera for portrait mode. The third camera is a 20-megapixel module dedicated to night mode. The selfie camera clocks in as 24 megapixels. The G9 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. It comes with 128 GB of internal storage and supports an additional 128 GB via its memory card slot. It also has a large 4,000 mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging via USB-C. The phone also has a fingerprint reader on the back, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio. Included in the box are a clear case, fast charger, and 3.5mm earbuds. The phone is normally $250, but “lucky customers who are first in line will be able
to purchase the G9 Pro … for $199.99 while supplies last.” The phone is available now from Amazon.

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Hands On with the Blu G9 Pro

Blu’s latest “flagship” phone is really more mid-range, but it’s unique as a $250 phone with wireless charging and triple rear cameras. It doesn’t have everything, but the specs are decent, and if your priorities are screen and battery, it might be worth a look. We check it out in this hands-on.

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Bigger, taller, faster. 5G mast plans.

Not got much signal? Well, here in the UK your signal could be hampered by a couple of problems. First is the actual geography and second is the planning obstacles.

If there’s a “not spot” there’s also considerations on power, backhaul connectivity and the cost of renting the ground itself. It’s not easy to plug those holes, but a new overhaul of planning rules in England could alleviate some of those coverage problems.

The proposals involve relaxing the rules on mast height – here it’s 25m, which is 82ft. In addition to helping coverage, it means that existing masts could include additional equipment on that additional height. 5G kit could be placed on existing masts, which are already filled with 4G panels.

Bigger, taller, faster. 5G mast plans.

Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan, told the BBC that the higher masts could..

Potentially stop the proliferation of other masts – or even take away some.

And the point is there has to be a balance struck. We all want better phone signal. We all want to be able to download things much more quickly so we have to have the infrastructure there.

We have to make sure it’s done in a sensitive way, it respects certain areas of outstanding natural beauty.

In our recent 5G test it was apparent that 5G – even in London – needs a lot more masts before it can fulfill it’s promises.

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Mobile phone delivery scams on the increase.

Mobile phone delivery scams on the increase.

So you’re sitting at home and there’s a knock on the door. A brand new top-of-the-range phone has been delivered to your house. The package has your name on it, but you don’t remember ordering it.

Then there is another knock at the door and a courier asks for the phone back explaining: “We delivered it by mistake.”

What would you do? Hand it over?

If you do, it could prove to be an expensive mistake.

According to Which?, it is a delivery scam, and yet another way that sophisticated thieves/fraudsters are trying to rip us off. The scam involves crooks managing to get hold of your personal information then placing orders for high-value devices, then the crooks will try to intercept the delivery in the street. If this fails they often pose as a courier, and try to collect the “wrongly delivered” item from your house.

What should you do?

According to Adam French, Which? consumer rights expert:

If a courier unexpectedly comes to collect an item at your home, do not hand it over.

Check their credentials and call the company they claim to be representing. If you have any fears, contact the police.

“If you receive an unexpected high-value package such as a phone, contact the retailer immediately and arrange for it to be sent back,

“Identity theft is also on the rise so if you spot any suspicious activity on your account report it to your bank immediately. Ensure personal documents such as bank statements are not left lying around, and are shredded before throwing away.”

Gillian Guy chief executive of Citizens Advice stated:

Scams like this are on the rise in the UK.

Even in this digital age, where online scams are on the rise, scammers are continuing to use traditional routes to prey on people, using tactics like doorstep selling, sending unsolicited letters and cold calling. 

Unfortunately, it’s usually more vulnerable and isolated people who are affected.

The latest official figures published in the Crime Survey for England and Wales showed that there were 3.8 million fraud incidents reported in the year to March 2019.

That was up 17% over the year.

Meanwhile UK Finance reported 2.8 million cases of frauds involving UK-issued payment cards, remote banking and cheques – an increase of 39% from the previous year.

So keep a beady eye on your accounts and what is being delivered to your door.

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Verizon Taps Boingo for Indoor 5G

Verizon will work with Boingo Wireless, a specialist in building indoor wireless networks, to expand its 5G network to places like airports, stadiums and arenas, office buildings, and hotels. Boingo has been building dense indoor Wi-Fi networks for 15 years. Verizon’s mmWave 5G has short-range coverage similar to Wi-Fi.

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Verizon Launches Nokia 3.2 as Nokia 3 V

Verizon today launched the Nokia 3 V, which exactly like the Nokia 3.2 but with support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network bands. This $168 Android phone sports a large 6.26-inch HD display with a small notch, and a large 4,000 mAh battery. Other specs include a Snapdragon 429 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a memory card slot, and a 13-megapixel camera. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with Android 9.

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