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PC World Latest NewsNov 27, 2022
Missed out on the Powerball? This puzzle might help, and it's $20 today only.

So, this year, why not take an additional foray with Lady Luck with The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle, a unique prize puzzle? Today only, you can get it for the Black Friday doorbuster price of just $19.99. Prices will return to normal after that, but with limited inventory, we might sell out before the sale ends!

As the name suggests, this puzzle might pay you a lot of cash. Designed by MSCHF, the makers of The One Million Dollar Puzzle, this puzzle doubles down on the original best-seller by offering two grand $1,000,000 prizes. And all you have to do is complete a puzzle. Scan your 500-piece completed puzzle (it's a giant QR code), and you'll find out immediately how much you've won. Prizes can run as low as $1, but with several prize tiers, you might get a nice chunk of change.

Right now is your chance to get 


EngadgetNov 25, 2022
FCC bans telecom and video surveillance gear from Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese companies
Last year, the Biden administration signed the Secure Equipment Act into law, which aimed to block the authorization of network licenses from several Chinese companies whose hardware has been deemed a national security threat. Today, the FCC announced that it's officially implementing that ruling, which means some future equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua won't be authorized for sale in the US. Existing equipment from those companies, which are all listed under the FCC's "Covered List," aren't affected by the law.

"The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorized for use within our borders, and we are continuing that work here," FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. "These new rules are an important part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications."

To be clear, the FCC isn't completely blocking all hardware from these companies. And for some, like Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua, Rosenworcel writes that it's specifically focusing on gear related to "the purpose of public safety, security of government facilities, physical surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes." If those companies can show that they're not marketing that equipment for government use — for example, directing it consumers instead — they may be able get authorized by the FCC.

This latest move follows years of conflict between the US and companies closely tied to Chinese governments. That's included placing several notable Chinese compan


EngadgetNov 23, 2022
Protests break out at a major iPhone factory in China
Foxconn's largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China has been hit by worker protests including violent confrontations, Bloomberg has reported. Videos show hundreds of workers marching and confronting a manager, along with several instances of violence. Employees are reportedly upset over lesser benefits and longer wait times for bonuses, according to videos posted on Weibo seen by Engadget Chinese.

One clip shows workers shouting "Defend our rights! Defend our rights!" while confronting police, while another shows a group of employees surrounding a manager in a conference room. In the latter, one person says "I'm really scared about this place, we all could be COVID positive," while another adds "you are sending us to death." 

Other videos show white-suited individuals attacking someone with sticks, and workers surrounding and rocking an occupied police vehicle. In several clips, workers complained that they were never sure about receiving meals and about inadequate COVID protections. News agencies including Reuters have not yet verified the authenticity of some of the videos, though.

With continued COVID-19 outbreaks, Foxconn has implemented strict "closed loop" quarantine rules, forcing staff to work and live on-site, isolated from the outside world. "It's now evident that closed-loop production in Foxconn only helps in preventing COVID from spreading to the city, but does nothing (if not make it even worse) for the workers in the factory," a Hong Kong advocacy group told Reuters. Thousands of workers may have

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