An FCC probe will investigate whether Ajit Pai favored conservative broadcaster Sinclair

9 days ago   |   By The Verge

The FCC inspector general is investigating whether agency chair Ajit Pai timed policy changes last year to improperly benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group. The New York Times reported today that inspector general David Hunt accepted a request from Reps. Elijah Cummings and Frank Pallone, Jr. , who asked Hunt to determine whether the Trump-era FCC's actions showed “a pattern and practice of preferential treatment” toward Sinclair. Pallone and Cummings, among others, believe Pai's FCC may have rolled back anti-monopoly rules to pave the way for Sinclair's acquisition of Tribune Media.
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The FBI may have investigated a YouTube threat from the alleged Florida shooter last year

The FBI may have investigated a YouTube threat from the alleged Florida shooter last year

9 days ago   |   By The Verge

The FBI reportedly investigated a YouTube account that may have belonged to the alleged killer in yesterday's Florida school shooting. BuzzFeed writes that vlogger Ben Bennight emailed the agency in September of last year, saying someone had left a comment claiming they were “going to be a professional school shooter.” The commenter's username was “Nikolas Cruz,” also the name of the 19-year-old alleged shooter in Broward County, Florida. According to BuzzFeed , the FBI followed up with an in-person interview but didn't contact Bennight again, until calling him up shortly after Cruz was...
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Huawei launches a Surface rival and two-and-a-half tablets

Huawei launches a Surface rival and two-and-a-half tablets

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Huawei unveils trio of tablets: MediaPad M5 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch and Pro

Huawei unveils trio of tablets: MediaPad M5 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch and Pro

It's been rather quiet on the Android tablets front of late. Which is perhaps no surprise, given that even Apple's iPad range is seeing an overall decline in sales. No biggie... Read more ...

ZTE launches the Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita: budget-friendly wide screens...

ZTE launches the Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita: budget-friendly wide screens, dual cameras

ZTE is well-known for offering bargain devices - from the most powerful flagships to its entry-level phones, we usually expect to see a bang-for-the-buck ratio between hardware... Read more ...

Huawei mocks Samsung ahead of Galaxy S9 launch

Huawei mocks Samsung ahead of Galaxy S9 launch

Companies often try various ways of getting to their customers, including taking a jab at competitors. Just in time for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Arabian... Read more ...

ZTE's Tempo Go Will Be Its First Android Go Phone for the US

ZTE's Tempo Go Will Be Its First Android Go Phone for the US

ZTE today announced the Tempo Go, a version of the Tempo X that adopts the Android Go platform. Android Go is Google's slimmed-down version of Android for ultra low-cost... Read more ...

OnePlus 5, 5T can stream HD video if you mail it in

OnePlus 5, 5T can stream HD video if you mail it in

For all the praise surrounding last year's OnePlus 5 and the newer OnePlus 5T, the phones have been missing one important feature, a surprise considering how they're billed as... Read more ...

LG's V30S ThinQ has last-generation speed and next-generation smarts

LG's V30S ThinQ has last-generation speed and next-generation smarts

LG is starting to think different about phone releases. If you were hoping for a new LG flagship phone at Mobile World Congress, you got your wish. Well, sort of. Instead of... Read more ...

Huawei MediaPad M5 Hands-on Review

Huawei MediaPad M5 Hands-on Review

Huawei has announced three new tablets in its MediaPad range. Differentiated by screen size and some subtle feature changes, we've been trying out the new MediaPad M5 tablets... Read more ...

Watch live as Nokia unveils its first new Android phones of the year at MWC 2018

Watch live as Nokia unveils its first new Android phones of the year at MWC 2018

It's Sunday in Barcelona, Spain, which means Mobile World Congress 2018 has already begun. Well, the Congress itself doesn't open until Monday morning, but many of the biggest... Read more ...

ZTE will deliver the first Android Oreo handset for the U.S. market in March

ZTE will deliver the first Android Oreo handset for the U.S. market in March

Things have been mostly quiet on the Android Go front since Google announced the low-power mobile operating system back in May - aside, of course, from an unexpected name... Read more ...