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US blocks five more Chinese tech companies for national security reasons

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first_img Tags Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 3 In addition to being put on the entity list last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order essentially banning the company in light of national security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge.Huawei is expected to take a $30 billion hit to its revenue as a result, although CEO Ren Zhengfei earlier this week said he is not too concerned about the loss.Huawei has filed a motion in US court to have US legislation that bars federal agencies from buying its products ruled unconstitutional, and has also sent an ex parte memo to the FCC in which it objects to being banned on the grounds of national security threats. Why Microsoft is selling Huawei laptops again Huawei ban: Full timeline on how and why its phones are under fire Now playing: Watch this: 4:49 Hardware and software vendors have been fleeing Huawei: Amazon Japan reportedly no longer offers Huawei devices for sale, and last month, Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates, though the US Commerce Department granted it a three-month general license to update existing devices.In a turnaround, Microsoft began selling its existing inventory of Huawei MateBook laptops earlier this week, saying it “will continue to respond to the many business, technical and regulatory complexities.”Huawei at the end of May moved to trademark the name of its operating system, Hongmeng, in Peru. Share your voicecenter_img Comments 13 Photos The Huawei ban Huawei against the world (The 3:59, Ep. 564) Computers Mobile Politics The US government is blacklisting more Chinese tech companies. CBS/iStockphoto The US Commerce Department has blacklisted another five Chinese tech companies, preventing them from buying US-made chips and components. Like Chinese tech giant Huawei last month, the companies were added to the United State’s “entity list” (PDF) due to national security concerns. The filing, spotted earlier Friday by CNBC, blocks China-based Higon, Sugon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit, Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology and Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology.Sugon and Wuxi lead China’s exascale high-performance computing development, the filing says. Sugon’s computers have military users, while Wuxi is owned by the 56th Research Institute of the General Staff of China’s People’s Liberation Army “to support China’s military modernization.”Higan develops integrated circuits, electronic information systems, software and computer system integration, while the Chengdu entities design X86 architecture chips and produce integrated circuits.As pointed out by CNBC, US chip companies’ stock fell following the announcement, with Nvidia down by 1%, Xilinx by 2.2% and Advanced Micro Devices by 2%. Legal Huawei Donald Trumplast_img read more

RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

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first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 49.3525 rupees and the euro 65.6263 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (March 1, 2012) were 49.1545 rupees and 65.5692 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 78.6827 as against 78.2490 on the previous day (March 1, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 60.61 as against 60.67 the previous day.last_img read more

The game theory

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first_imgKhoj International Artists’ Association presents two exhibitions that explore the world of games and gaming. The first exhibition is titled ‘Of Games: Frameworks In Question’ which will juxtapose art with games and gaming technologies including the old board games of India like Ganjifas, Parallel by Harun Farocki and video games Like Osmos and Otomata. The selected works will capture image making process explored in both, games and art, and highlight the audience engagement while gaming. An interrogation of cross pollination between games and arts is the underlying theme of the exhibition. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The games that will showed at the exhibition include computer games like Façade by Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern, Osmos by Hemisphere Games, Otomata by Batuhan Bozkurt and traditional games like Ganjifa cards and Pallankuzhi from the collection of Crafts Museum, Delhi. There will also be a video work titled Parallel by Harun Farocki (supported by Max Mueller Bhawan/Goethe Institute, Delhi).Through the artworks, the exhibition poses questions of aesthetics of gaming images, game design and development as artistic intervention and gaming references of digital art. The exhibition is broadly exploring two ideas: imagery of art when borrowed from games, and the hybridity of game-world narratives.Can a game be art? The traditional games exhibited here, Ganjifa cards and Pallankuzhi, demonstrate artistry in their production and presentation—but at what point does the playing of the game itself become an art form? They both necessitate an intersection of skill and chance within an alternate reality—a microcosmic world of variables, reactions, and outcomes. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe works in the exhibition include computer based games like Façade by Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern, 2005. With the Facade project, the promise of algorithmic storytelling was demonstrated for the first time at such a scale. Algorithmic storytelling is the art of telling a story which is not scripted yet. The author  or the developers in this case develop the individual characters and their mechanisms of response and parlance but nothing more. In run-time it actually seems like the characters have a mind of their own, but they are always responding within the parameters of their programmed nature. This idea is a very strong meme in games (procedural narratives etc) and in the futuristic visions and ideas for storytelling. Apart from the above exhibition, Khoj is also bringing for works done in a month long residency in a parallel exhibition titled ‘Of Games: Theatre in Code’, that will also be on view till September 19, 2013. 11. am to 7 p.m. Akshay Rathod, Centaur, Gayatri Kodikal, Oleomingus, Pramod Kumar and Vishal Dar are the six practitioners/groups who have been developing projects exploring the game-world and its experience from different perspectives. They will present a game prototype in the opening.last_img read more