As a final blow, the Trump administration revoked dozens of licenses from Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel. The action taken by Donal Trump is his last effort to weaken the world's largest telecommunication company, which they termed as a matter of national security. According to Reuters, the Semiconductor Industry Association said on Friday that the Commerce Department had issued "intents to deny a significant number of license requests for exports to Huawei and a revocation of at least one previously issued license." Some licenses were apparently under review status for many months and are now being denied just a few days before President Trump has to leave the office.
Earlier, almost 150 licenses were said to be in the review status for $120 billion worth of products and technology. Of these, a vast majority of licenses have been reported to be denied, while the eight other licenses were revoked to maintain consistency with the licensing rules. A source confirmed that another $280 billion worth of licenses for Huawei hasn't been processed yet. Huawei suppliers have already been notified of the license cancellation. They have 20 days to respond to the decision. The Department of Commerce has 45 days to issue any changes to the decision, or it becomes the final decision. Companies will have another 45 days to appeal against the final decision.
Meanwhile, Huawei has restarted its efforts to rejuvenate the supply. According to a recent Nikkei Asia report, the company is trying to find more investors to bring in some cash and move forward against all the odds. In fact, the device manufacturer has already acquired stakes in 20 semiconductor suppliers to cover the gap. Huawei has been under fire from the Trump administration since May 2019 and today's action will put the company more in heap.
If we told you there was a way to play the lottery without actually playing the lottery you'd probably think we'd gone a little crazy. However, as is often the case in the mobile world, crazy can become a reality with a little thought and innovation.
Lottoland is not only one of those apps that fuses creativity and imagination to bring about a new way of playing the lottery, but it also gives you a way to win millions with a few swipes of your screen. Available for iOS and Android devices, the Lottoland App basically gives you access to dozens of international lotteries within a single platform.
Get More for Less
The reason Lottoland is unique is the way players get to ante-up. Instead of investing directly in a game. Lottoland essentially allows players to bet on a draw. For example, instead of purchasing a EuroMillions ticket, players spend the same amount of money, choose their numbers and wait for the draw.
Because of its funding structure, Lottoland is able to cover the prizes available in the real EuroMillions so players win exactly the same as they would if they bought a standard ticket. However, the benefit of using the Lottoland app is that players not only get access to a series of unique deals but more games. Because you don't have to be situated in a specific location in order to play a certain lottery, Lottoland offers more gaming options.
Moreover, because Lottoland has the power to set its own prices, players can pick up free tickets, enjoy reduced entry fees and get two tickets for the price of one. Essentially, the app allows you to get more value from each draw.
Lottoland App Key Features
Still not convinced that a mobile lottery app is better than purchasing a physical ticket? Here's a quick rundown of the key features you'll get when you download the Lottoland app:
• Free app download.
• Welcome offer including free lottery tickets when you make your first deposit.
• Instant access to dozens of international lotteries.
• Extra gaming options including slots and scratchcards.
• Automatic win notifications.
• Set-up automatic purchasing orders.
• In-app discounts e.g. in September 2016 you could play EuroMillions for £2 rather than £2.50.
• Ability to join international syndicates increased chances of winning.
Although the Lottoland app doesn't give you the ability to play a lottery directly, that doesn't matter. In fact, you'll not only get to play more games for the same price as you normally would, but you'll also get access to exactly the same prizes as well as additional bonuses and benefits.
Mobile apps have changed the way we access our favourite games and the lottery is no different. If you're looking for a better way to win a million, Lottoland is certainly worth a look.
Check Point is a security farm that has recently unveiled the alarming fact that over 900 million smartphones around the world are susceptible to hacker attacks due to what is known as the QuadRooter vulnerability. If you are wondering what is QuadRooter, it is actually a short name for four vulnerabilities that are currently plaguing Android handsets that have Qualcomm chipsets inside. Through exploitation of the susceptibilities, hackers can gain root access to these devices, if the user is tricked into installing a malware onto his/her phone that does not require any apparently visible permissions to do the harm.
On reporting this issue to Qualcomm in April, 2016, the company acknowledged the high risk threat and has since developed and provided the necessary software patches to the smartphone manufacturers. The potentially affected devices include the biggest brands and their flagships in the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, LG G5, Lenovo Moto X 2016 and BlackBerry DTEK50. All handsets that have the August security patches from Google installed on them are protected against three of the susceptibilities, but the fourth one is still to be addressed in the upcoming September patch. Check if your device is a part of the 900 million club by downloading and running the QuadRooter Scanner application from the Play Store.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)