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People watch a screen showing information on 5G technology during the Mobile World Conference in Shanghai on June 27, 2018. (Photo by - / AFP) / China OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

America Races China for the Future: 5G Technology Battle Goes Global

The United States and China are in a race to develop fifth-generation (5G) cellular wireless technology, which could determine who controls mobile telecommunications in the future, and experts and lawmakers warn the U.S. could lose unless the Trump administration does something fast.

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Amazon to Provide Internet Connections from Space

Amazon has partnered with satellite company Iridium Communications on a project called CloudConnect to bring Internet connectivity to places in the world which currently lack connections.

American internet and social media companies have launched a crackdown on neo-Nazi and white supremacist material on their sites, sparking warnings that the web's grand promise of free speech is on the rocks.

Minister Claims India Invented the Internet 3,000 Years Ago

Chief Minister Biplab Deb of Tripura state in India closed out his first month in office with a speech at a computerization workshop on Monday in which he claimed India invented the Internet about 3,000 years ago.

In race for 5G, China leads South Korea, US: study

U.S. Takes Third Place in Race for 5G Wireless, China in the Lead

A new report from telecommunications research firm Analysys Mason judges the United States to be in third place for the race to establish a nationwide 5G wireless network, lagging behind China and South Korea but just ahead of Japan.

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Climojies: Snowflakes Demanding New ‘Climate Change Emojis’ to Text about Global Warming

The young folks of Generation Z apparently want to talk about climate change. A lot. But one website is wondering how a right thinking, modern, mobile-using Generation Z’er can properly talk about climate change without a new set of emojis to facilitate the discussion. And so, the site is demanding the implementation of tiny new icons to cure that first world problem.

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Hayward: How China’s Viral Authoritarianism Infects the West and Threatens the Enlightenment

China’s challenge to the United States over the coming decades will not only be a contest of economic and military might. It will be a clash of ideologies, as President Xi Jinping made quite clear in his marathon address to the 19th Communist Party Congress. China is betting that its brand of authoritarianism will go viral and infect not only Eastern nations it hopes to bring under its hegemonic sway, but the Western world as well.