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Day: April 16, 2019

Intel giving up on 5G tech explains Apple’s sudden Qualcomm settlement

SOPA Images via Getty Images In a move that accompanies today’s shocking settlement between Apple and Qualcomm, Intel has suddenly announced it’s not even going to try building 5G modems for smartphones. Apple had attempted to replace Qualcomm as a supplier for its modem chips with Intel, but reported issues with implementing 5G tech were …

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Romanian Central Bank Official Says Crypto Will Not Fulfil Basic Roles of Currency

An official from the Romanian central bank has stated that cryptocurrency will not replace currency issued by central banks as it is not necessarily a currency. The news was published by local media outlet Business Review on April 16. Daniel Daianu, a member of the Romanian National Bank (BNR)’s Administration Council, reportedly stressed the necessity …

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Anti-vax moms sue NYC as US heads toward record measles spread

Enlarge / NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 10: A sign warns people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg on April 10, 2019, in New York City. As a measles epidemic continues to spread, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a state of emergency and mandated residents of the …

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Major Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Releases Updates to Two Blockchain-Related Products

Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) has released two new blockchain developments, a new version of its Blockchain Analyzer and a zero knowledge proof protocol. The company revealed the products in two separate press releases on April 16. EY has launched the second generation of its analytics tool EY Blockchain Analyzer. While the …

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Two reports describe major new iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 features

Enlarge / The front of the 2019 iPad Air. Samuel Axon Two reports by Guilherme Rambo at 9to5Mac citing “people familiar with the development” of both macOS 10.15 and iOS 13 may have revealed some notable new features in Apple’s operating systems for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. In the first report, published yesterday, Rambo describes …

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Blockchain Firm Digital Asset Integrates Smart Contract Language With Hyperledger

Blockchain software firm Digital Asset will integrate their smart contract language DAML with Hyperledger Sawtooth, a modular platform for distributed ledgers. Digital Asset announced the development in a blog post on April 16. In the post, Digital Asset revealed that it has begun working with Hyperledger members, Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP), in order to integrate …

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T-Mobile/Sprint merger is in danger of being rejected by DOJ

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile US and Sprint are facing potential rejection of their proposed merger at the US Department of Justice. DOJ staffers “have told T-Mobile …

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Apple and Qualcomm settle: Here’s what the battle means for your next iPhone – CNET

The frenemies have made up.  Apple and Qualcomm settled a two-year-old battle over patent licensing on Tuesday, a reconciliation that ended a trial that had started just a day earlier. The companies, which had been fighting in courts in China, Germany and other countries, in addition to the US, will end all worldwide litigation. Cupertino, California-based Apple …

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Kraken Exchange Joins Binance, ShapeShift in Delisting Bitcoin SV

Another major crypto exchange is delisting bitcoin SV (BSV) amid an ongoing feud between that cryptocurrency’s creator Craig Wright and outspoken members of the bitcoin community. San Francisco-based Kraken announced Tuesday that it will no longer support BSV, citing both community sentiment and ongoing litigation filed against the exchange by the coin’s advocates. Kraken will …

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