U.S. accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up; hearing adjourned

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:29
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition.
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U.S. court issued Huawei CFO arrest warrant in August

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:29
A New York court issued an arrest warrant for Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Aug. 22, asking she be detained to stand trial to face U.S. charges, according to documents released during her bail hearing in Canada on Friday.
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Explainer: How does extradition to the U.S. work?

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:29
The arrest in Canada of a top Chinese technology executive for possible extradition to the United States has roiled markets and cast doubt on a recent U.S.-China trade truce.
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Canadian court bail hearing for Huawei CFO adjourned until Monday

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:21
A bail hearing for the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was adjourned until Monday, after
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'Individual-1' memes are everywhere after 'substantial' prison time suggested for Cohen

Mashable - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:16

Grab your popcorn. Refill your tea. Individual-1 is getting meme'd. 

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York filed separate memos giving their sentencing recommendations for Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. Manhattan prosecutors suggested "substantial" prison time of between roughly four and five years, while Mueller noted Cohen has been helpful to his investigation even though his crime was "serious." 

Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in August, and last week pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. New York prosecutors have been handling the financial crimes while Mueller has been focused on the lying part. Cohen asked for no time behind bars because he's been so chummy with Mueller, and Mueller didn't give a suggested timeframe for his sentence.  Read more...

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Comic for December 07, 2018

Dilbert - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:59
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These sunglasses from Bose double as speakers

Mashable - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:09

Bose designed a pair of sunglasses that have a built-in speaker system

Stream music, connect to virtual assistants, and make calls, all while staying shady and looking cool.  Read more...

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Facebook to buy back additional $9 billion of shares

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:56
Facebook Inc will buy back an additional $9 billion of its shares, as it looks to pacify investors following a slump in its stock.
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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg face off in Epic Rap Battles of History

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:43

Oooohhhhhh, the Epic Rap Battles of History video guys are back after a two-year hiatus, and they're coming for two of the most shade-able figures in the tech world: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

Epic Rap Battles is a video series that pits public figures against each other with fictional and non-fictional beefs. In 2016, their two rhyme spitters where none other than, you guessed it, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

This time around, the robotic Zuckerberg faces off against the pompous Musk. Each  brags about their achievements, and rags on the other for their personal and professional, erm, shortcomings. Read more...

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Exclusive: Amazon targets airports for checkout-free store expansion

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:28 Inc is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travelers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy.
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FCC to probe whether major carriers gave false coverage information

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:12
The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was investigating whether major wireless service providers submitted false information about their coverage areas.
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Exclusive: Chat-service firm Slack taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:07
Slack Technologies Inc, a provider of chat and direct messaging services for businesses, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year as an underwriter, people familiar with the matter said.
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Trump called Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' and 'lazy as hell'

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:02

Remember Rex Tillerson, Trump's largely accomplishment-free Secretary of State?

Well he's back, this time with some long overdue criticism of our Commander in Chief.

On Thursday, Tillerson spoke at a fundraiser for for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The former Secretary of State "let loose," as much as that limestone rock of a man can be loose about anything.

"When the President would say, 'Here's what I want to do and here's how I want to do it.' And I'd have to say to him, 'Well Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law. It violates treaty,'" Tillerson said. Read more...

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Why Japan's giving out free homes, and how you can get one

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:52

Ever dreamed about moving to Japan? The prospect is more enticing than ever because Japan is giving out homes for free, or at a very low price. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. There’s just one thing you’re going to need first, and there may be a catch. Read more...

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U.S. to reveal charges against Chinese hackers: sources

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:44
Federal prosecutors are expected to unveil criminal charges as soon as next week against hackers linked to Chinese intelligence for allegedly stealing data from U.S. companies, according to people familiar with the matter.
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The internet is not having the new portion recommendation for fries, it's pretty bleak

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:38

A professor out of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that people should only be consuming 6 fries per serving...yes, 6

Of course, the internet had something to say about it. Still, studies have shown a connection to eating fries and it is something to be considered, to an extent.   Read more...

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Arrested Huawei CFO potentially faces decades in jail

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:27

Things are not looking up for Huawei's CFO. 

Wanzhou Meng, arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver and facing possible extradition to the U.S., had a bail hearing today in which it was made clear that she is looking at some serious jail time for allegedly misrepresenting to authorities the relationship between Huawei and SkyCom, which did business in Iran. 

According to AP, the prosecutor said she portrayed the two companies as separate, while the U.S. claims Huawei and SkyCom are connected, and thus Huawei violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. 

SEE ALSO: China demands release of Huawei executive arrested in Canada Read more...

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Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensues

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:14

Ugh, don't you hate it when the police rush you into turning yourself in?

A Facebook post led to an unexpectedly hilarious exchange between the Richland Police Department and a wanted criminal who was taking his sweet time.

SEE ALSO: Puppy detained by police has now been released after massive social media campaign

For its weekly "Wanted Wednesday," the Washington police department posted a mugshot of 38-year-old Anthony Akers, who allegedly violated his probation. He has a history of illegal possession of prescription drugs and resisting arrest, according to the Tri-City Herald.

But Akers, clearly exasperated by the attention, didn't want to be rushed.  Read more...

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Elon Musk tells '60 Minutes' he has 'no idea' how to smoke weed

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:09

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a puff off a joint three months ago and people are still talking about it. 

In a preview Friday for an upcoming 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, Musk defends his brush with marijuana. 

"I am somewhat impulsive and don't want to adhere to some CEO template," he says. When she grills him on the pot, he replies, "I do not smoke pot. As anyone who watched that podcast can tell I have no idea how to smoke pot, or anything."

SEE ALSO: OK, everybody: Stop pot-shaming Elon Musk

It's pretty evident from footage of Joe Rogan's podcast that Musk didn't inhale and didn't really know what he was doing, but it hasn't stopped everyone from Fox News to NASA from making the smoking incident into a huge deal. Read more...

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