Why Donald Trump’s war on Big Tech is doomed to fail

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Donald Trump is mad at Twitter, Facebook, and other big technology companies, and in an Oval Office statement on Thursday, he pledged to do something about it. “A small handful of social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States,” he said. “They’ve had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter, virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences.” After his comments, Trump signed an executive order designed to bring social media companies to heel. But Trump has a problem: US law doesn’t give the president much actual authority… Read More

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Microsoft discounts Surface Pro 7 with bundles including Type Cover keyboard

Surface Pro deals are offering some fantastic bundles this weekend, with the Surface Pro 7 shipping with the expensive black Type Cover included. You can save up to $250 on these premium tablets, and pick up everything you need to get started with Microsoft’s latest Pro 7 for as little as $699. All of these Surface Pro deals sit at around that price point this weekend, but you can swap and change between processing performance and the included keyboard as you wish. That means you can choose between i3 and i5 processors and 4GB or 8GB RAM to get your bundle exactly right, though with so little in it at… Read More

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Land an unlimited data SIM only deal for just £16 a month with this incredible offer

Three seems to be doing everything it can to maintain a tight grip on the unlimited data SIM only deals market. It already had the cheapest price out there by a long way, but sure…why not knock a few more quid off! Now, exclusively for you readers of TechRadar, Three’s unlimited data offer has come all the way down to just £16, making it possibly the best SIM plan we’ve ever seen. While you’re not going to be able to beat the above for pure value, some may still find the £16 a month bills a little too steep. For those, Three still looks like the way to go, offering… Read More

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Here’s why your next phone will have superfast Wi-Fi

Qualcomm has unveiled its first ever Wi-Fi 6E chips, in a move that could propel the new wireless standard into the mainstream. The firm announced Wi-Fi 6E chips for both mobile phones (set to land in H2 2020) and wireless routers (which are already available to purchase). The new chips will allow devices to capitalize on the rapid speeds and lower latency on offer with Wi-Fi 6E, which utilizes the high-level 6Ghz spectrum. Wi-Fi 6E gets major boost with 6GHz spectrum allocationOpenRoaming offers frictionless Wi-Fi connectivityFCC may open up new bandwidth for Wi-Fi 6E devices Wi-Fi 6E chips Wi-Fi 6 refers to a generational shift in wireless communications – often… Read More

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