Coroner: 4 of 8 boat dock fire victims were…

Investigators are focusing on one boat in particular as the cause of a massive Alabama marina fire that killed eight people

UK to Enlist Huawei to Help Build 5G Network…

UK to Enlist Huawei to Help Build 5G Network Despite US Warnings The Trump administration has been pushing for a total ban on Huawei products, stating Beijing could potentially use the tech for spying. The administration also warned that information shared between the U.K. and U.S. could be put at risk. On Tuesday, the British government announced that it will allow Huawei to assist in building their 5G network. Huawei, who has been operating in the U.K. under government supervision since 2003, will reportedly be excluded from "security critical" areas. Ian Levy, National Cyber Security Centre, via CNN Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport A "disappointed" Trump administration will continue to encourage "all countries" to avoid using Huawei equipment. Trump administration official, via CNN

Boris Johnson's 5G Decision Doesn't Make US Happy

The UK said Tuesday it will let the Chinese tech firm Huawei build part of its 5G network, and the US isn't happy about it. The White House, worried the company will use its access to spy for Beijing, had wanted Huawei blackballed from the job. Coverage: Compromise: Boris Johnson's...

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G…

Britain has decided to let Huawei have a limited role in supplying new high-speed mobile gear to wireless carriers

Commerce Department Temporarily Shelves New…

The Defense and Treasury departments are worried that potential revenue loss to American companies could hurt research and development budgets.

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With Lawyers Gone, Holmes Phones In to Arizona…

Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System Over 1.2 million residents in Seattle's King County will be able to vote via their smartphones. This type of voting process is a first for elections in the U.S. It is already being used in a current election concerning a board of supervisors. The election started on January 22 and will last until February 11. To vote, residents must provide their names and birthdays in a web portal. They must also provide signatures, which can be verified since voting in Washington is done through mail. Paper copies of electronic votes will also be counted for the election. King County director of elections Julie Wise says the mobile system makes it easier for people to vote. Julie Wise, via statement

Apple's Banner Holiday-Season Quarter Tops…

Apple's fiscal first-quarter results released Tuesday provided the latest proof that the fears hanging over the consumer electronics icon might have been unfounded. The company's profits and revenue topped analyst projections.

Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked recommended safety…

Investigators said the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land

Tinder Adds New Safety Features

Tinder Adds New Safety Features The dating app is adding a panic button that will alert authorities if a user feels unsafe on a date. The new section of the app, called Safety Center, will be available to U.S. users next Tuesday. Another update will include the option for users to inform friends of their location. Tinder’s parent company, Match, will roll out the safety features to its other companies, OkCupid, Hinge and Match.com later this year. Users will have to download the safety platform, Noonlight, in order to enable the features.

UN Experts Want Immediate Probe of Alleged Bezos…

The world's richest man had his phone hacked during what he thought was a friendly chat with Saudi Arabia's crown prince, insiders say, and now UN experts are calling for an "immediate investigation" of the allegations by "the US and other relevant authorities." Sources tell the Guardian that investigators have...

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with…

California state officials say marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives

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Who's Buying Social Media Impeachment Ads During…

Republicans aren't shy about mentioning impeachment in their ads — it's led to huge returns. Democrats haven't invoked it as heavily.

Facebook Translation Gives Chinese Leader…

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently visited Myanmar , and on the second day of his visit, some awkwardness ensued online. A statement about the visit published on the Facebook page of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi referred to Xi—but when the page was translated to English, his name came...

Instagram Is Ditching the IGTV Button

Instagram Is Ditching the IGTV Button The platform has over a billion monthly active users, but people are staying away from the IGTV icon in the top right corner. An Instagram spokesperson says that is why the feature is being taken away. Instagram spokesperson, via TechCrunch The change means that you will have to spend a little more time finding the service's long-form content. Instagram debuted IGTV back in 2018 as an alternative to YouTube. According to The Verge, it has struggled, with only a small amount of downloads of the standalone app.

NUG CEO Says Its 'Live Resin' Vapes Emphasize…

The California-based cannabis company is pushing its line of "live resin" vaporizers that it's promoting as a clear-cut alternative to off-market and potentially dangerous vape products.

UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

Britain faces a crucial choice over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks

Build a Music Playlist for Your Pet With Spotify

Build a Music Playlist for Your Pet With Spotify Based on what type of pet you own, 'Spotify for Pets' will make a list of tunes. @SpotifyNews, via Twitter As of now, the feature is available for cats, dogs and birds. You can also use it if you own a hamster or iguana. Spotify says it conducted an online survey with pet owners across the globe. The streamer found that most believe music helps pets with stress and makes them happier. It also recorded that over 70 percent of owners play tunes just for their pet. Nearly 20 percent even named their pet after a musician or band.

SpaceX Destroys a Rocket to Test Escape System

In a counterintuitive safety test, SpaceX launched, then—less than 90 seconds later—destroyed a rocket Sunday at Cape Canaveral. The idea was to assess the survivability of the Crew Dragon capsule in a catastrophic rocket failure, NBC reports. The capsule is to take NASA astronauts to the International Space...

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GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric…

General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people

Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019…

Two things helped drive Netflix's 2019 growth: new international members and strong original content.