From first to sixth: Huawei’s phone business tanks thanks to US sanctions

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Enlarge / A live look-in at Huawei headquarters.

The US sanctions on Huawei are really taking hold now. A new report from Canalys Research shows Huawei dropping all the way down to sixth place for worldwide phone sales in Q4 2020, a dramatic drop from its first-place perch earlier in the year. In Canalys’ current market share table, Huawei has been banished to the “other” category.

Being stuck in “other” means there’s no clear year-over-year drop listed in Canalys’ data, but it does mention Huawei sold 32 million phones in Q2 2020.

These great-sounding Master & Dynamic earbuds are $80 off at Best Buy

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If you are in the market for a new pair of wireless earbuds and want something with an unconventional design, Master & Dynamic’s MW07 Go true wireless earbuds are $120 at Best Buy today. That’s $80 off their usual price of $200.

At first glance, the MW07 Go look like they might be uncomfortable inside your ears, but don’t let the looks fool you. The Verge’s Cameron Faulkner reviewed these earbuds in 2019 and noted they are much more comfortable than their appearance suggests. These buds also have great sound, last up to 10 hours on a single

Wahoo Elemnt Rival review: Out of its element

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The Wahoo Elemnt Rival is the brand’s first stab at a multisport watch. While it is particularly focused on triathletes, it has a range of additional features that seek to appeal to a wider audience. Yet, this device has little to help it stand out among the competition, and it omits many features that have become standard. That said, those invested in the Wahoo ecosystem and/or committed to triathlon training may find some things to like here.

Get all the details in our full Wahoo Elemnt Rival review below.

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Samsung’s profits rose in 2020 despite the pandemic

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Samsung Electronics has reported its fourth-quarter earnings, confirming that the company made more money in 2020 than the year before despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating profit was up to 35.99 trillion won ($32.1 billion) off 236.81 trillion won ($211.5 billion) in revenue for the year, increases of 29.6 percent and 2.78 percent respectively.

Samsung says its fourth-quarter results were helped by its “company-wide efforts to ensure a stable supply of products and services globally” in the pandemic environment. Quarterly profit was up 26.4 percent year-on-year, largely driven by the display and memory businesses, though the latter was

Apple reportedly set to mass-produce iPads outside China for the first time

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Apple could start manufacturing iPads in Vietnam by the middle of this year, marking the first time a “significant number” of the tablets would be produced outside of China, Nikkei reports. As well as shifting iPad production, Apple is also reportedly increasing the number of iPhones manufactured in India, where it’s produced some iPhone 11 units since last year. It will reportedly begin producing iPhone 12 series devices in the country as early as this quarter.

The report paints a picture of a company that’s increasingly keen to diversify its manufacturing out of China, despite hopes that trade

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