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Huawei canceled a Windows laptop launch this week after being blacklisted from buying products from American companies by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the CEO of Huawei's consumer division confirmed to CNBC.

Why it matters: This is one of the first instances of the Chinese-owned Huawei delaying or canceling products since the Trump administration effectively barred all U.S. telecommunications firms from using Huawei equipment and blocked its access to U.S.-made goods.

Our thought bubble, per Axios' Ina Fried: Laptops aren't Huawei's most important business. They make most of their revenue from selling network equipment and phones, but it’s an example of some the ripple effects from the U.S. ban.

Background: Being placed on the "Entity list" — the second half of the administration's one-two punch against Huawei— makes it more difficult for U.S. companies to export goods to Huawei. The new laptop launch has been indefinitely postponed, CNBC reports.

Go deeper: How the new Huawei ban will affect the U.S.

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Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kidstech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.

In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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