The Huawei rollercoaster continues as Google gets a green light to license Android again

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Barely a month after the U.S. government placed a ban on companies doing business with Huawei due to an unspecified national security threat, President Donald Trump has seemingly softened his hard stance. In a press conference at the G20 Conference Saturday, he announced that “American companies will continue” to do business with the beleaguered telecom giant.

While it’s unclear whether that extends to the 5G network technology that Huawei is developing, it most certainly applies to Google and Android. Under the terms of the previous ban, Google was barred from selling an Android license to Huawei, meaning its phones could use the base open-source code, but would not have access to the all-important Play Store and Google apps.

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The Raspberry Pi 4’s Most Interesting Quirks

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The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $35 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even be your next budget computer, assuming you can stomach some of the trade-offs enthusiasts have identified in their early testing.

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Credit Karma Will Give You a Year Of Free Tax Audit Protection, For a Limited Time

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Getting audited by the IRS sounds like less fun than a root canal performed by an art history graduate, but for a limited time, Credit Karma will give you a level of protection for free, just for signing up.

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Tech firm Cisco plans large office in Old Post Office

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Technology firm Cisco Systems is close to becoming the latest office tenant in the redeveloped Old Post Office along the Chicago River.

Cisco is negotiating a lease for about 130,000 square feet in the 2.8 million-square-foot former old main post office, according to real estate sources.

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How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

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Welcome back to another week of Tech 911—Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a special project. I’ll let Lifehacker reader Joel explain:

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city to hire outside firm to help with workers’ comp program

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Chicago will transfer day-to-day control of its $100 million-per-year city workers’ compensation program, which for decades largely was handled in secret under the auspices of now-indicted Ald. Edward Burke, to a private company, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday.

A recent outside audit of…