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Huawei enters the virtual reality fray with a new wearable headset that connects to your phone

posted onApril 15, 2016
by l33tdawg

One week after unveiling its P9 flagship smartphone, Chinese electronics giant Huawei has now joined the throng of tech companies embracing virtual reality (VR), with a new wearable headset of its own.

Unlike Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR, Huawei is adopting a Samsung Gear VR-style approach, which means that this only works in tandem with your smartphone. But it’s actually more like the LG 360 VR, insofar as you connect your phone to the unit via a USB cable. So it merges the power and processor of the phone with a built-in screen inside the headset itself.

Huawei eyes U.S. enterprise market despite political challenges

posted onApril 23, 2015
by l33tdawg

Past political trouble in the U.S. isn't stopping Huawei Technologies from selling its enterprise services in the country.

The Chinese company, which was labeled a U.S. national security threat in 2012, has been effectively blocked from selling telecommunication gear to U.S. carriers. Government officials there are concerned about Huawei's alleged ties with the Chinese government, even as the company has repeatedly denied the claims.

Huawei investigates Huawei investigators and finds no evil

posted onMarch 31, 2015
by l33tdawg

Chinese equipment supplier Huawei has been facing fears in the UK over exactly how secure their gear really is. To assuage these fears the company created the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) in Oxfordshire back in 2010. The tricky part is, many of the employees and officers of the HCSEC are also Huawei employees.

It doesn’t take a genius to question whether Huawei is the right entity to determine if Huawei products pose a threat. And so, in an attempt to legitimize the HCSEC Huawei created the HCSEC Oversight Board – again, with Huawei employees in place.

Hands-on with the Huawei Watch: The most watch-like smartwatch yet

posted onMarch 6, 2015
by l33tdawg

Huawei might not be well-known in the US, but behind Apple and Samsung, the Chinese company is currently battling for the #3 smartphone spot with Lenovo and Xiaomi. At Mobile World Congress this year, the company surprised us by taking on the Android Wear smartwatch category, and the result is something that looks really good—easily the best smartwatch of MWC.

Huawei's elusive founder tries to dispel spying concerns, and air of mystery

posted onJanuary 23, 2015
by l33tdawg

U.S. security concerns may still haunt the reputation of Huawei Technologies, but the Chinese company’s elusive founder brushed off any involvement in state-sponsored cyber espionage in a rare interview on Thursday.

“We are a Chinese company, but we will never hurt another country,” said Ren Zhengfei, in an webcast interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Britain to give Huawei all-clear on security centre

posted onDecember 4, 2013
by l33tdawg

Britain will clear Chinese telecoms equipment firm Huawei to run a UK-based cyber security centre if it agrees to tighter rules to allay spying and hacking fears, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Huawei supplies software and equipment which channels phone calls and data around Britain and has found itself at the centre of a debate, particularly in the United States, over whether it is a risk for governments to allow foreign suppliers access to their networks.

Taiwan spooks warn governments off Huawei

posted onOctober 29, 2013
by l33tdawg

The Taiwanese intelligence agency does not want government agencies to use Huawei products, and said the Chinese vendor should be banned from official bids for being a security risk.

According to Taipei Times, the director of the National Security Bureau Tsai Der-sheng issued the recommendation at a meeting of the parliamentary foreign affairs and national defence committee.

Huawei: We're No Government Mole

posted onOctober 22, 2013
by l33tdawg

Chinese telecom firm Huawei continues to try to clear its name and compete as a respected vendor in the worldwide market, after the U.S. House Intelligence Committee last October warned that Huawei poses a security risk. The Committee advised U.S. businesses involved in critical infrastructure, such as financial and utilities, not to use components from Huawei or ZTE, another Chinese firm.