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Friday February 23, 2018
Apple Is Reportedly Planning AirPod Upgrades
AirPods, Apple's hugely successful wireless earphones, look like they're getting an upgrade this year and a tweak next year. Look for voice-activated Siri AirPods in 2018 and a waterproof pair in 2019.

Chips, Data, Cameras: Hockey Goes High Tech at Olympics
At the Olympics, data on speed, acceleration, stopping, distance traveled, shift lengths and ice time is available to teams in what could be the next step for puck and player tracking across hockey.

Google Pay Is In, Android Pay and Google Wallet Are Out
Two-and-a-half years after it launched its Android Pay system for mobile purchases, Google is revamping its digital payments platform to make it "simpler, safer, and more consistent" for users.

Andy Rubin's Essential: Mixed Reviews, Poor Sales and a Lawsuit
For Android founder Andy Rubin and his new smartphone venture Essential, the first year has been a rough stretch. Essential has received mixed reviews and been targeted by a lawsuit.

Qualcomm Unveils X24 Modem for 2 Gbps LTE Speeds
While the world waits for the arrival of high-speed 5G mobile connectivity, Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X24 LTE modem can boost 4G network download speeds to as much as 2 Gbps, the company says.

Huawei Branded a Security Threat by CIA, FBI
Six different directors of U.S. agencies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA, specifically called out Huawei as posing a security risk to consumers. Huawei vehemently disputes the claims.

NYPD Arms Cops with iPhone Crime-Fighting Tools
An old police academy in Gramercy Park has become the city's newest Apple store. There are no glass walls and brightly lit tables, but there's still a line out the door -- of cops waiting for iPhones.

What To Expect at MWC 2018: Spotlight on Network Innovations
With Mobile World Congress opening Feb. 26 in Barcelona, phone makers including Samsung, LG, and Motorola are preparing to launch their latest devices. This year's theme: Creating a Better Future.

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Buyout: What Comes Next?
Wireless giant Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's latest $121 billion takeover offer but said the company is prepared to sit down with Chief Executive Hock Tan to discuss the proposal.



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