CORSAIR Releases SCIMITAR RGB ELITE Gaming Mouse and MM500 3XL Mouse Pad

From Corsair Press Release: CORSAIR today announced the SCIMITAR RGB ELITE, the latest upgrade to the award-winning range of SCIMITAR RGB gaming mice, providing MOBA and MMO players with 17 fully programmable buttons and the patented Key Slider™ control system for convenient access to a multitude of shortcuts and macros, alongside a leading 18,000 DPI optical sensor. The SCIMITAR RGB ELITE will be right at home on the new CORSAIR MM500 Extended 3XL Premium Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad.

Xiaomi’s Mi 10 flagship 5G phones launch in China

From The Verge: Xiaomi just took the wraps off its latest 5G phones, the flagship Mi 10 series. Both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro feature 6.67-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED displays with a 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 processors, dual-mode 5G, Wi-Fi 6, up to 12GB of RAM, wireless charging, and quad-camera configurations with a trendy 108-megapixel main shooter that can record 8K video. Both phones will ship in China first before going international.

MWC 2020 phone event canceled because of coronavirus outbreak

From CNET: Mobile World Congress 2020 is canceled. The GSMA, the organization responsible for the Barcelona event, announced Wednesday that it's calling off this year's MWC, a major event for the mobile phone industry, given the number of companies withdrawing because of the coronavirus.

"The global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for GSMA to hold the event," John Hoffman, CEO of the GSMA, said in a statement.

Microsoft and Samsung partner on Xbox cloud-based game streaming

From The Verge: Samsung launched its new Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones yesterday, but the company also broadened its Microsoft partnership at the same time. Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up on a cloud-based game streaming service, and it’s likely this will involve xCloud appearing on Samsung devices in the future.

US Officials Say Huawei Can Access Government Backdoors

From PC Mag: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei can apparently access telecom networks through backdoors “designed for use by law enforcement,” according to US officials.

Companies manufacturing telecom equipment are required by US law to build backdoors for government authorities to tap into the networks. These backdoors are not accessible themselves to the companies without approval given by the network operator, and only law-enforcement officials or officials authorized by the carriers are allowed access, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Lyft's fourth-quarter earnings show $1 billion in revenue

From CNET: Lyft faced an uncertain fourth quarter in 2019 but still managed to beat analysts' expectations for revenue. The ride-hailing company reported its highest quarterly revenue to date, coming in at more than $1 billion.

The company focused on slimming down during the quarter that ended in December, scaling back its bike and scooter initiatives and laying off employees. Lyft pulled its scooter operations in six cities across the US, saying ridership wasn't what it expected and laid off about 20 people on that team.

Cooler Master Launches the MasterBox MB311L ARGB and MasterBox MB320L ARGB Desktop Computer Cases

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today announces two mATX ARGB Towers: the MasterBox MB311L ARGB (Mesh Front Panel) and MasterBox MB320L ARGB (Acrylic Front Panel). Following in the principles of the award-winning MB Series, versatility is paired with presentation to ensure that any gaming system built inside the MB300 series looks as good as it performs.

Intel and Vivo join Sony and Amazon withdrawals from Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus risk

From The Verge: Intel, Vivo, and NTT Docomo are joining Sony, Amazon, and others who have cancelled their presence at Mobile World Congress 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. LG, ZTE, Nvidia, and Ericsson have already cancelled various events that were set to take place at MWC in Barcelona, which is the biggest mobile technology trade show on the annual calendar. TCL also announced it would not be holding a press conference at the show, but the company still plans to attend.

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