Trump’s Tech Clampdown Could Hurt Huawei’s New Phones

The battered Chinese giant won’t say how many of its new handsets it can produce. U.S. restrictions may have curtailed access to essential components.

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Apple iPhone 12 Review: Superfast Speed, if You Can Find It

The new iPhone has an improved design, but it’s undermined by the wireless industry’s messy rollout of ultrafast 5G networks.

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Making Remote Schooling a Family Affair

Parents are more crucial then ever to their children’s education. Here are two programs, thousands of miles apart, that have helped get them involved.

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When Learning Is Really Remote: Students Climb Trees and Travel Miles for a Cell Signal

Schools are closed in Indonesia because of the pandemic, but for the rural poor who lack internet access and smartphones, online education is particularly difficult.

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The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

Washington sent offers to cellphones in Russia and Iran of rewards of up to $10 million for information on hackers trying to attack American voting systems.

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With Covid-19, Broadband Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue

In a pandemic-plagued country, high-speed internet connections are a civil rights issue.

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How to Buy Tech That Lasts and Lasts

All of our tech products will one day become obsolete, but here are some strategies to buying gadgets that you can enjoy for many years.

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A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet

A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

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Did Mom Take Her Medicine? Keeping Eyes on Elders in Quarantine

Technology can help families monitor the health and safety of older people kept from their families by the coronavirus.

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HBO Max Wants to ‘Crush’ Netflix. Is It Too Late?

AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on Wednesday. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.

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Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

Our crummy connections are the biggest tech headache in the pandemic. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what to do about them.

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Desperate for Wi-Fi, Many Have Nowhere to Go but a Parking Lot

With cafes and libraries closed, Americans without internet access are sitting outside them to get free and fast connections.

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Facebook Invests $5.7 Billion in Indian Internet Giant Jio

It was the largest bet by the social network on the developing market, where millions of people have gone online in recent years.

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

A conspiracy theory linking the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless technology has spurred more than 100 incidents this month, British officials said.

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Teachers’ Herculean Task: Moving 1.1 Million Children to Online School

New York City’s 75,000 public school educators are facing a challenge unlike anything in their careers. For students to avoid permanent setbacks, the success of remote learning is critical.

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