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Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

Given that the app updates automatically for most users, you won't even realize when your phone was updated to the new version. APKMirror founder and Android Police writer Artem Russakovskii not...

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Cray lands $600M Nuclear Security Administration supercomputer contract

Cray lands $600M Nuclear Security Administration supercomputer contract

The NNSA said El Capitan will be used to support the needs of its three main research laboratories, including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandi...

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Huawei readies for connected device era with Harmony OS

Huawei readies for connected device era with Harmony OS

The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will ship with EMUI 10 based on Android Q , but they might not include pre-installed Google services due to the ongoing conflict with the United States authorities. ...

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Driver busted in the U.S. with 8 separate phones playing Pokemon GO

Driver busted in the U.S. with 8 separate phones playing Pokemon GO

The sergeant, however, did advise the motorist not to stop along the highway shoulder unless there was an emergency. Next to the driver was a piece foam holding eight different phones, all with P...

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Oculus co-founder's exit is latest in string of Facebook departures

Oculus co-founder's exit is latest in string of Facebook departures

Facebook is looking internally and externally to find a replacement for Mitchell, according to someone who spoke with WIRED. Mitchell is the final Oculus co-founder to leave the firm after Brend...

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Apple Debuts Credit Card That Can't Be Paid Off Without an iPhone

Apple Debuts Credit Card That Can't Be Paid Off Without an iPhone

Apple says on its official Apple Card site that users must enter their personal banking information into the Wallet app , or use Apple Cash, in order to make card payments. Ideally, Apple would hav...

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Google Assistant can now nag your family with assignable reminders

Google Assistant can now nag your family with assignable reminders

So at least you'll (hopefully) be safe from distant relatives. And if you can't remember which reminders you've assigned, you can ask Google to read those back to you as well. If parents want to ass...

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Verizon to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner

Verizon to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner

We are proud of what the team has accomplished and are happy to have found the ideal partner in Automattic , whose expertise and track record will unlock new and exciting possibilities for Tumblr an...

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Nokia to support first Android phones for another year

Nokia to support first Android phones for another year

Usually, they end security support for 2 years but now they are extending it to their 2017 devices. HMD Global isn't the only Android phone manufacturer to support devices over two years after rel...

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Google Chrome update brings Android-like media controls, automatic clicks, more

Google Chrome update brings Android-like media controls, automatic clicks, more

In addition to a touchpad or a connected mouse, the feature can be used with head tracking as well. It also makes it easier to see which tabs or apps are playing audio and pause or resume them right...

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Blockchain Firm BitFury Launches Artificial Intelligence Division

Blockchain Firm BitFury Launches Artificial Intelligence Division

Del Maffeo said he joined Bitfury because he believes the company's successes in blockchain and HPC confirms its strong commitment to increasing market access to emerging technologies. Blockchain,...

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Tuesday Poll: Are You Still Rocking Widgets?

Tuesday Poll: Are You Still Rocking Widgets?

Spotify has just announced that it will remove the homescreen widget from the Android app at some point this week. Instead, Spotify is informing people to use its playback notification and device ...

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Mobile and AT&T work together to fight robocalls across their networks

Mobile and AT&T work together to fight robocalls across their networks

AT&T and T-Mobile both offer free blocking services, but they both also charge $4 a month extra for their most thorough blocking services. The protocols use digital certificates to ensure the incoming...

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United Kingdom government considering hands-free phone ban

United Kingdom government considering hands-free phone ban

The MPs called for more severe penalties "commensurate with the risks", as road deaths linked to phone use have risen steadily over the past decade. The cross-party committee acknowledged there woul...

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No Man’s Sky BEYOND is off to a rocky start

No Man’s Sky BEYOND is off to a rocky start

Maximum player count on consoles has increased from 4 to 8 and on PC from 4 to 32. It's not clear from Hello's notes the extent of these fixes for the current crop of crashes, or if further fixes ...

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Motorola One Zoom leak reveals price, images, features, specifications

Motorola One Zoom leak reveals price, images, features, specifications

First, he reiterates that the phone is called the Motorola One Zoom and not the Motorola One Pro. This information comes courtesy of tech leaker Roland Quandt , who has a fairly solid track recor...

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DJI’s New Osmo 3 Gimbal Is Foldable & Perfect for Travel

DJI’s New Osmo 3 Gimbal Is Foldable & Perfect for Travel

Yes, this isn't a joke, the gimbal can actually fold down practically in half, making it way more portable than its predecessor. Elsewhere, DJI has kept the per charge Li-ion battery life of 15 hour...

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WhatsApp close to adding fingerprint locking feature to Android app

The authentication is required only when you open WhatsApp . The feature will work on Android Marshmallow and above. If you disable the "Show content in notifications" option, WhatsApp will no long...

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Newly Acquired Xbox Studios Could Release Games For PlayStation, Nintendo Consoles

Newly Acquired Xbox Studios Could Release Games For PlayStation, Nintendo Consoles

Microsoft could be targeting actual 4K 60FPS for games on Project Scarlett . In an exclusive interview with Gamespot , Spencer mentioned that consistency could be on the prime of the agenda for...

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Hackers can use smartphone charging cables to steal your data

Hackers can use smartphone charging cables to steal your data

Grover made the cables by hand, painstakingly modifying real Apple cables to include the "implant" containing the components that allow the computer to be accessed remotely. Until I, as an attacker, w...

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Snap Spectacles 3 announced with support for 3D videos at 60 fps

Snap Spectacles 3 announced with support for 3D videos at 60 fps

Spectacles 3 are priced at $380 - 2.5 times the starting $150 price point of the current generation. The Spectacles 3 are available for pre-order now and will launch in the fall. The Snaps also can...

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Facebook is finally testing Dark Mode

Facebook is finally testing Dark Mode

Nevertheless, it's a refreshing change for the app, which became even brighter and whiter with the launch of the new FB5 interface earlier this year. Different users prefer dark modes for different ...

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LG G8X ThinQ renders leaked ahead of IFA 2019

This handset will be coming with dual rear cameras like its siblings LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8S ThinQ which are placed horizontally on the back. According to OnLeaks , the G8X ThinQ measures 159.3 ...

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System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition is in development

System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition is in development

However, with this news it could mean that System Shock remake is nearly ready to be released. Focusing mostly on exploration and figuring out what exactly happen to the crew of the Von Braun, Sy...

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[Exclusive] OnePlus Planning to Launch OnePlus TVs on September 26

[Exclusive] OnePlus Planning to Launch OnePlus TVs on September 26

As for where will the company launch its television, it is expected to any of the three countries -the US, India or China. Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus' smart TV will likely come in variable siz...

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Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Instead of a battery diagnostic page which details health and whether the battery needs to be replaced, altered phones display a "Service" message. Hence, this is a way for Apple to catch in on the ...

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Google brings fingerprint authentication to Google websites on Android

Google brings fingerprint authentication to Google websites on Android

Online biometric authentication is available starting today on Chrome for Android. These enhancements are built using the FIDO2 standards, W3C WebAuthn and FIDO CTAP, and are created to provide simp...

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DSLR Cameras Can Be Infected With Ransomware

DSLR Cameras Can Be Infected With Ransomware

Digital cameras use Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), a standard protocol to transfer digital files. Once the attackers were range of the camera, they ran an exploit to access the camera's SD card and ...

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Android users can log into some Google services using their fingerprint

If you want to try this out for yourself, the feature is rolling out to Pixel devices right now and will be made available to all Android phones running 7.0 Nougat or later "over the next few days"....

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Pixel 4 Spotted in Real World Images, Shows off Thin Bezels

Pixel 4 Spotted in Real World Images, Shows off Thin Bezels

A comment from Zellweger to Alberto Villarreal, Creative Lead at Google Hardware, suggested that this was a Pixel phone and that it was captured at 20x zoom. To be clear, we don't know if everythi...

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Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics Pack canceled for being 'too technically demanding'

Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics Pack canceled for being 'too technically demanding'

It would seem that the future of the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack is no more! According to a Minecraft representative, "the pack proved too technically demanding to implement as planned"....

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Apple offers $1 million bounty for spotting iPhone security flaws

Apple offers $1 million bounty for spotting iPhone security flaws

The Cupertino company had its own reasons for not fixing the bug despite being aware of its existence. In terms of just what is exactly they expect from you to earn that milly, the researchers ( hac...

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Fortnite World Champ "Bugha" swatted during Sunday livestream

His father spoke to him while the game was in its heated final moments, and Bugha told him, "Dad, I actually can't.' A few moments later, the teenager realised the gravity of the situation - 'I got sw...

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Connectivity could make digital cameras vulnerable to ransomware

Connectivity could make digital cameras vulnerable to ransomware

You can read the full details of how the researchers pulled off the attack here, but the long and short of it is that they were able to take advantage of the camera's WiFi connection to encrypt all th...

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Samsung Galaxy A10s with Infinity-V display, dual-cameras announced: Features, specifications

Samsung Galaxy A10s with Infinity-V display, dual-cameras announced: Features, specifications

This is the Galaxy A10s, which as the name suggests, is an improved version of the Galaxy A10 . The phone features a 6.2-inch IPS Infinity-V screen (so a v-shaped notch) with a resolution of 720 x ...

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