Why Donald Trump’s war on Big Tech is doomed to fail

Patrick

Donald Trump is mad at Twitter, Facebook, and other big technology companies, and in an Oval Office statement on Thursday, he pledged to do something about it.

“A small handful of social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States,” he said. “They’ve had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter, virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences.”

After his comments, Trump signed an executive order designed to bring social media companies to heel. But Trump has a problem: US law doesn’t give the president

Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

Patrick

Xiaomi launched in India with its high-end Mi series phones, but much of the company’s success in the market has been built on the back of its exceedingly popular Redmi series. In fact, the last major Mi-branded product in India was the Mi Mix 2, a device that got a fair amount of hype but didn’t do much for Xiaomi.

Last year, Xiaomi decided to spin off Redmi into a separate brand in a bid to shake off its affordable device connotations. Now, with the launch of the Mi 10, the company is making moves to carve out a

Redmi Note 8 review: A quality mid-range smartphone

Patrick

While the Redmi Note Pro series is the mid-range leader for Xiaomi, the company has maintained a fantastic tier-two option for users who don’t want to spend as much, but still want some of the niceties introduced by the new generation of hardware. Accompanying the Redmi Note 8 Pro, a phone that we rated very highly in our review, is the all-new Redmi Note 8. The phone comes in somewhere between the Redmi Note 7S that it replaces, and the higher-end Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The Redmi Note series has almost always been an easy recommendation for its

Asus Chromebook Flip C436 review: Electrified elegance

Patrick

The Asus Flip C434 was one of the best Chromebooks we reviewed last year. Asus refreshed its flagship convertible at CES 2020 in January and cranked things up a notch. The company says the Chromebook Flip C436 is a clear improvement over its predecessor, and in fact shouldn’t even be compared to the older model. The C436 jumps to the premiere segment for Chromebooks in the $800 range. The result? An attractive, powerful machine that might give Google and Samsung a run for their money.

In the Android Authority Asus Chromebook Flip C436 review we determine if this new machine

Subscribe US Now