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A judge has stopped the plan to post 3D-printed gun blueprints online

July 31, 2018 Alex 0

A judge today granted a request for a restraining order temporarily blocking a controversial plan to post 3D-printed gun blueprints online.

The restraining order was one more turn in a years-long legal skirmish over Defense Distributed, a Texas organization run by a man named Cody Wilson that is looking to make homemade firearms available to the masses through 3D printing. Wilson said he had planned to post the blueprints on August 1, after reaching a settlement with the Trump administration last month that allowed the plan to go forward, but files were released — and downloaded — before that date.

“This site, after legally committing its files to the public domain through a license from the U.S. Department of State, has been shuttered…

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Huawei shipped more smartphones than Apple in the second quarter

July 31, 2018 Alex 0

Huawei overtook Apple and moved up into second place in market share of worldwide smartphone shipments in Q2 2018, according to data from IDC, Canalys, and Strategy Analytics. The company shipped over 54 million handsets in the second quarter compared to the 41.3 million iPhones that Apple sold and Samsung’s 73 million units. “The arrival of Huawei in the second position marks the first quarter since 2Q10 where Apple has not been the number one or two smartphone company in terms of market share,” IDC said in its press release.

According to IDC’s figures, Q2 market share breaks down as follows: Samsung had 20.9 percent, Huawei had 15.8 (a new record for the company), and Apple had 12.1 percent share. Xiaomi and Oppo rounded out the list….

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