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Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi launched three smartphones that are part of its new Redmi 6 series today in India. That includes the Redmi 6A, the Redmi 6, and the Redmi 6 Pro, with prices ranging from $84 to $154. While the 6 Pro is a new model in Xiaomi’s budget lineup, the other two handsets are merely iterations of their predecessors from last year.

According to data by IDC, Xiaomi sales account for almost 30 percent of phones in India. And it has achieved that number by mostly championing the segment of mid-range ($80-$200) phones. And it’s great, but it is becoming awfully difficult to keep up with Xiaomi’s offerings as there are so many to choose from each year – and many of them compete with each other at the same price point.

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The Note 8 proved to be great return to form for one of Samsung’s best-loved productivity-focused lines. Yes, it was let down in a few areas — battery life being the main sore point — but the camera was most definitely not one of those. Is a camera improvement alone enough to justify an upgrade? Probably not, but if it were, is the camera exponentially better on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
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Today, for Chrome's 10th birthday, Google's given its prized web browser a ton of new features, starting with a redesign aimed at speedier browsing.

Other new treats in the browser update (available now) include a new password manager, a smarter Omnibox search bar and improved autofill of web forms.


Available now by updating to version 69, this new version of Chrome delivers change in areas that are increasingly important for today's users, that weren't as important a decade ago.
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You wait for years for a full-frame mirrorless camera to show up from the most dominant brands in photography, and then two show up at once. Right after Nikon announced its first serious step into high-end mirrorless with the Z7 and Z6, it looks like Canon’s own effort is imminent. Leaks from Japanese website Nokishita have revealed images of the camera, its spec sheet, and details on the initial lens lineup.

The camera is apparently called the EOS R, and looks a lot like a slimmed-down full-frame DSLR. The controls appear to be tweaked somewhat, with unmarked dials (not PASM) and a curious left-right switch on the back. The screen is fully articulated, and there’s a secondary information display on the top. The full-frame sensor is reportedly 30.3 megapixels, which would put it between the Nikon Z7 and Z6.

Read more at: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/3/17813738/canon-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-leak-photos-specs-date
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A report from Coinbase and Qriously found 42 percent of the world's top 50 universities now offer at least one blockchain or crypto course, and 9 percent of students have taken a course.
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Apple has accidentally leaked final images of its new iPhone XS models...

Credit for the discovery goes to 9to5Mac and its almost infallible tipster Guilherme Rambo who has attained finalised press photography of the new iPhones, along with confirmation of a new colour.
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IFA 2018 is underway in Berlin. It’s one of the world’s largest consumer electronics shows, with companies like Samsung, Microsoft, and LG represented. Here’s what we expect to see.
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LG has unveiled the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV and is showing it publicly at IFA 2018. Here's why we're excited to see an 8K OLED, even though naysayers suggest its a technology before its time.
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Millions of us have discovered browser extensions like AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin can declutter web pages. Now, judging by new data released by Mozilla, it seems we're also discovering we can block website software that tracks us on the internet, too.

With the November release of Firefox 57, the first Firefox Quantum version, Mozilla added an option to let people block all trackers. Since then, the fraction of people who enabled Firefox's tracking protection feature has grown, from none to 1.3 percent.

Read more at: https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-shows-we-block-ad-trackers-on-web-not-just-use-ad-blockers/
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The new software has features aimed at improving battery life and fighting tech addiction.
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Serverless, Inc came to the serverless game early, creating an open source framework for developers back in 2015. Today, they want to build on that earlier product to give developers more control over deployment and delivery of serverless applications.
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Despite having an app simply ripe for multitasking as users pull up extra info related to the books they're reading, Amazon's Kindle app is just now delivering support for Android's split-screen viewing feature. It added support for split view on the iPad back in March, but with this update all of your Android 7.0 (and higher) devices should be ready to go.
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If you're a Gmail and Dropbox user, keeping all your files in one place is about to get a lot easier thanks to a new Dropbox add-on for Gmail.

In March, Dropbox announced a new partnership with Google Cloud in a bid to centralize content, secure collaboration, and make for more effective communication. In other words, allow Google services users to seamlessly store and share content using their Dropbox accounts. A key part of making that happen was Dropbox integration with Gmail, which happened today through the launch of a Dropbox add-on for Gmail.

Read more at: https://www.pcmag.com/news/362719/dropbox-now-fully-integrates-with-gmail
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Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, a noted Apple analyst, suggests that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may not go on sale until October. The delay is said to be down to production problems with the innovative backlighting system, which is believed to be key to the near-bezel-free design.
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Target is one of Google Cloud’s newest big customers, furthering a trend of major retailers opting to join up with Amazon Web Services’ cloud rivals as they do battle with Amazon on the commerce front.

RELATED: Google nearly doubles spending on capital projects as it continues major cloud investment…
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One of the British divers who helped rescue the Thai soccer team just confirmed what many suspected about Elon Musk's somewhat bizarre attempt at helping: It was never going to work.

In an interview with CNN, British diver Vern Unsworth called Musk's submarine "just a PR stunt" that "had absolutely no chance of working."

Read more at: https://mashable.com/2018/07/14/thailand-cave-rescue-diver-says-elon-musk-submarine-pr-stunt/?europe=true&utm_cid=hp-hh-pri#qrBK7SfqLaq2
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Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake-news peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s r…
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The BBC has a problem. For almost a century, the British broadcaster has run a variety of national and regional radio stations to great effect in the UK. Their influence, though, has waned in recent years as podcasts and music-streaming services have exploded in popularity. In response, the Beeb has embraced the podcast medium, packaging up new and long-time shows including The Archers, Desert Island Discs and The Infinite Monkey Cage. But the threat of Spotify, Apple Music and now YouTube Music still looms. What, if anything, should the BBC be doing to counter these apps? With BBC Sounds, the organization may have finally found its answer.

The new iOS and Android app, available today, will eventually replace iPlayer Radio. At its core, the service is still a hybrid radio and podcast player. The broadcaster, however, is changing the way it surfaces content to better match the experience found on major streaming services such as Spotify. There are Collections, for instance, with labe
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ls like Funny Chat, Upgrade Your Life, Live Sessions and Dance Mixes. The app has categories, too, including hip hop, classical, crime and science and technology. All of these contain a mixture of hand-picked podcast and on-demand radio.

Read more at: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/26/bbc-sounds-on-demand-radio-podcasts-app/
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We are living in the information age, but that doesn’t mean that we have all the time in the world to ingest everything that we want. A startup that is aiming to help with that has raised a round of funding to grow its business. Blinkist, a Berlin-based startup that presents condensed version…
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This week in iPhone news, developers with access to the iOS 12 preview found major security improvements that'll come to iPhones everywhere. Are they meant to keep out government officials, hackers, or both? And gamers are one step closer to streaming video games to their iPhones and iPads, now that Valve's made a change to its Steam Link app, in an ongoing saga. Here are the latest stories on all things iPhone.
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Huawei has reportedly ordered 6.9-inch display panels from Samsung for an upcoming device. Samsung is expected to supply the panels in Q3 2018. This means the device could be released in either Q4 2018 or Q1 2019.
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“‘You Are Now Connected On Messenger’ Is The Worst Thing On Facebook” BuzzFeed’s Katie Notopoulos correctly pointed out in a story yesterday. When you friend someone on Facebook or Messenger, or an old friend joins Messenger, you often get one of these annoying notific…
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After a week of rumors, Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired GitHub, the popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service. The price of the acquisition was $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. GitHub raised $350 million and we know that the company was valued at about $2 billion in 20…
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“Ad blocking hasn’t vanished. It’s still a threat that can’t be forgotten. Publishers still need to find a route forward.”
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Family subscriptions for music streaming services are great value in big households. Now Pandora is offering a family subscription for $15, matching similar deals from Spotify and Apple Music.
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Let’s be honest, the RED Hydrogen One is destined to be a niche product. With a “holographic display” and a $1,200 starting price point, the thing wasn’t really designed with mainstream consumers in mind. An announcement of a forthcoming camera from the company doesn’t do a lot to change that, but it does shed a bit more light on who, precisely, the company is targeting here.
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The search-focused publisher has broken three of its largest sites into groups of vertical-focused sites.
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Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.
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Microsoft and Case Western Reserve University today announced a partnership to bring quantum-inspired algorithms and the HoloLens to MRIs.
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Tossing up which way to go with a new iPad purchase? Worried you're missing out if you stick to the basic iPad? Worry no more! Here's all the reasons you need to feel good about skipping the Pro option.
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New apps and updates to existing software are published in the App Store and other software marketplaces all the time, and keeping track of them all is an impossible task for most people. AppleInsider has gathered together some of the highlight macOS and iOS software updates and new apps that surfaced in the last week.
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Microsoft is committed to cross-device features
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Apple’s 2018 iPhone line-up is widely expected to include a 6-inch/6.1-inch model with a similar design to the iPhone X but using a cheaper LCD display to target a $7-800 price.
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Tad Friend writes that thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.
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Amazon is reportedly inviting customers into a New York office in order to keep tabs on their body shape and size. Volunteers will visit the office in order to allow Amazon to better understand how bodies change shape over time.
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Encrypted messaging app Telegram has already raised such a mind-boggling amount of cash from private investors that it’s scrapping its plans to carry out a broader initial coin offering available to the public, per the Wall Street Journal.
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I want to live in the Gemini’s universe. It’s one where the promise of on-demand hardware has been fulfilled. Where crowfunding, rapid prototyping, scalable manufacturing all of those good things have improved our lives by giving us the devices we both want and need. It’s the utopian dream of 2011, fully realized.

In the Gemini universe, the PDA never went away. It simply adapted. All of those irritated anti-touch typers had nothing to complain about. Sure, the iPhone still moved a billion units, because Apple, but the physical keyboard simply evolved alongside it, because tech should adapt to people and not the other way around.
Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/28/is-the-world-ready-for-the-return-of-the-pda/
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Google’s new Gmail design battles against Microsoft Outlook for business customers
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Apple’s new iPhone SE is shaping up to be the biggest upgrade the smallest, most affordable iPhone has seen in years. Alongside more powerful internals, the 4-inch device is expected to come with a tweaked design that makes way for one of iPhone X’s best features.
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Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that …
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Would being asked to pay Facebook to remove ads make you appreciate their value or resent them even more? As Facebook considers offering an ad-free subscription option, there are deeper questions than how much money it could earn. Facebook has the opportunity to let us decide how we compensate it f…
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You’ll soon be able to draw on the world around you and shoot back-and-forth Instagram Boomerang GIFs with the Facebook Camera. Bringing additional creative tools to the Facebook Camera could make it a more popular place to shoot content and help the company compete with Snapchat. “We wanted …
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Apple has announced a brand new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, available later this week. The product features a special red back design and a black bezel. For iPhone X, there is no new h…
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While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace.
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Check out Apple's latest tablet from every angle.
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Prepare to get excited about the Galaxy Note 9. Following some serious concerns, new information has broken from a top class source, which reveals the Samsung’s massive smartphone may be one of the year’s most exciting releases after all…
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You know what tech startups hate? Complicated legal compliance. The problem is, Facebook isn’t a startup any more, but its competitors are. There have been plenty of calls from congress and critics to regulate Facebook following the election interference scandal and now the Cambridge Analytica deba…
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Britain has announced a plan to establish a special 'task force' for crypto assets, in a statement from the office of the Treasury of the UK.
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Facebook has booted Cambridge Analytica, a data firm once hired by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and its UK-based parent company SCL Group after it allegedly received user data improperly downloaded and shared by a University of Cambridge professor.
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There's a new name for Google's smartwatch platform.
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The folks at New York-based startup TypingDNA have come up with a way to make 2FA a lot easier, and it's one of the most interesting ideas in biometrics I've heard of in a while - and it now works as a two-factor authentication tool right in your browser.
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Microsoft now sees over 600,000 PCs exposed to coin-mining malware each month.
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Musk gave an ambitious deadline for flying SpaceX's BFR from a stage at SXSW.
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Digitimes is reporting that Apple will release a brand new ‘entry-level’ 13-inch Retina MacBook in June, with a lower cost than the current 12-inch MacBook.
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Google Chrome does an okayish job of saving your logins on various sites, but dedicated password management apps are way better. If you've been meaning to switch, you'll be glad to know that a recent update to the browser now lets you export your passwords so you can import them into a different app easily.
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Microsoft today announced its AI Platform for Windows developers, a new set of tools that will soon help developers to bring the machine learning models they..
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Washington state Governor Jay Inslee Monday signed the nation’s first state law intended to protect net neutrality, setting up a potential legal battle with the Federal Communications Commission.
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A former Google employee is claiming that the company discriminated against white and Asian male candidates during the recruiting process. Arne Wilberg, who worked as a recruiter for YouTube for seven years, filed a civil lawsuit against Google in January for allegedly retaliating against him when he objected to the company’s recruiting practices.
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Sure, it looks identical to Apple's phone. But is that such a bad thing?
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Google has published research on the application of Europe's "right to be forgotten," showing what sorts of links people want removed.
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The decision clears up questions over whether the FTC has the authority to go after broadband providers it believes are treating consumers unfairly.
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The iOS Security Guide has previously indicated that iCloud services relied on Google competitors Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful phone with a critical flaw. The fingerprint sensor is in the wrong damn spot. A phone is only as good as its usability and, to me, the S8 is crippled with its fingerprint sensor located off center. It drives me mad but Samsung finally righted the wrong with the S9.
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Now we know the first big tech company to go public in 2018. On Feb. 23, Dropbox announced its plans to raise $500 million through an IPO on Nasdaq (pdf) under the ticker "DBX." The plans filed confidentially in January were unsealed by the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. Dropbox is popular among individuals users who like the simplicity of the company’s cloud storage products, but it has struggled to make inroads in the enterprise space.
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The third time proved to be the charm. Amazon briefly topped 1,500 the previous two days before settling below the magic mark.
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Vulnerabilities in Tinder and in Facebook’s Account Kit tool could have allowed a hacker to take over a user’s Tinder account—gaining access to their private messages—using only the victim’s phone number.
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Google's Reply app for Android lets you respond to messages from a variety of services with a single tap, and its beta is showing a lot of promise already.
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Google decided last week to remove the 'View image' button from search results that would directly open the file in a new tab. Thankfully, there's a fix.
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Apple has released new software updates to address the Telugu character bug that affected devices running the latest public version of Apple’s software. Updates available today include iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 11.2.6 for Apple TV, watchOS 4.2.3 for Apple Watch, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update for Mac.
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The Wikimedia Foundation has killed off Wikipedia Zero, an initiative to deliver the online encyclopedia at no charge to mobile users around with the world.
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A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore's claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding..
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Litecoin (LTC) has had a rough few months. From its all-time high of $375 in December, the Bitcoin fork dropped to a mere $105 just nine days ago. Along the way it seemingly lost support from its creator, Charlie Lee, who sold all of his holdings late last year. But things are looking up again. From its recent low of $105, LTC has spiked over 100 percent to hit prices of $212 as of this writing. In the last 24 hours alone, the volatile cryptocurrency is up more than 30 percent.
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On Apple's recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook reported slightly reduced iPhone sales numbers, but he insisted the iPhone X was outselling all other iPhones.

He omitted, though, to offer any actual number for X sales. Some experts fear the phone simply doesn't inspire.

I thought it wise, then, to go and talk to real people.
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HTC's smartphone and connected devices president and former CFO, Chialin Chang, has resigned. The move, spotted earlier by Engadget, was announced today and..
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Earlier this week, a portion of iOS source code was posted online to GitHub, and in an interesting twist, a new report from Motherboard reveals that the code was originally leaked by a former Apple intern, who took the files in order to help friends in the jailbreaking community.
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The private exploit seller is expanding its reach to acquire bugs in popular Linux builds.

Zerodium is offering $45,000 to hackers willing to privately report zero-day vulnerabilities in the Linux operating system.

On Thursday, the private exploit acquisition program announced the new addition to its bounties on Twitter. Until 31 March, Zerodium is willing to offer increased payouts of up to $45,000 for local privilege escalation (LPE) exploits.
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Facial-recognition technology is no longer a gimmick seen in dystopian science fiction movies. This is how it works.
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Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says the #MeToo movement, which has spurred women to share stories of sexual harassment, can spark lasting change in workplace policies and culture.
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SpaceX has done it again.

The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected, and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch of its massive new rocket, called Falcon Heavy.

That makes SpaceX, the game-changing company helmed by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the owner of the world's most powerful operational rocket.
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Apple's streaming platform is now adding U.S. subscribers at a faster rate than longtime competitor Spotify, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, whose sources say Apple Music is set to overtake Spotify in the United States if it holds at its current growth rate of 5 percent a month.
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Apple is providing iPhone 7 owners with free repairs if they have one of the "small percentage" of devices that do not properly connect with a cellular network.
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Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its..
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With the HomePod showing up on my doorstep next Friday, I’ve been doing some thinking about Siri lately. Why is the overall impression of Apple’s digital assistant so negative? There are recent surveys and tests showing it as being competitive with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana in some areas. There is real evidence that many “normal” users aren’t as dissatisfied with it as we in the tech community and the “Apple bubble” are. So what is the problem? Where is the disconnect?
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Apple’s earnings call yesterday was an upbeat one, and with good reason. The company reported that the holiday quarter saw it earn $88.3B in revenue and make $20B in profits – both all-time records. Revenue grew 13% year-on-year, earnings per share were up 16%,

Questions about how well the iPhone X has been selling were also answered, albeit somewhat obliquely. While Apple never breaks down iPhone sales into models, as that’s information it doesn’t want competitors to have, CEO Tim Cook did say that the iPhone X has been the top-selling model every week since its launch.
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The iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have similar camera hardware: Dual-rear cameras, 2x optical zoom, dual-optical image stabilization (OIS), 4K video and Portrait Mode. But despite these similarities, photos and videos from each look pretty different.

I compared these camera twins in a variety of locations around San Francisco. Both phones were left in Auto HDR and iPhone pictures were saved as HEIC files instead of JPEG -- a new file format that makes photo files smaller than JPEGs with minimal loss to image quality.
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The SoftBank Vision Fund has struck again. This time, it's investing $300 million in on-demand walking and dog care startup Wag. Wag has also brought on Hilary Schneider, formerly of identity theft protection company LifeLock, to serve as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Last year, Wag was reportedly in talks with a handful of investors, including NEA and Kleiner Perkins, The Information reported last week. SoftBank was interested, but reportedly didn’t want to invest in a round less than $300 million. That’s when NEA and Kleiner Perkins reportedly dropped out.

Wag, which launched back in 2015, offers on-demand walking and boarding for pups. The startup initially launched in Los Angeles and New York City before expanding to more than 100 cities across the country.
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Smart speakers have been called the Trojan horses of the smart home. They sit on your shelf, always listening for their wake word. They then send your queries and commands to the cloud, always learning more about you in the hopes of becoming even more useful. Amazon started the trend, first putting its Alexa assistant in the Amazon Echo, then the Show, Echo Plus, Dot, Tap, and Spot as well as allowing third-party device makers such as Sonos to have access.

The Google Home was next, followed by the Google Home Mini and Max, all of which feature Google Assistant and are making huge strides in the voice assistant market. They’re lagging behind the competition in some areas but dominating in others. Now it’s Apple’s turn, with the recently unveiled HomePod. Although we’ve only done preliminary tests of the latest smart speaker, we do have some idea about how these products will stack up against one another in terms of design, features, and pricing. Read on to find out more.
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So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it's real – and you can pre-order one now if you want need a ridiculous way to spend $500.

Musk revealed the flamethrower on Saturday, after some digging tipped its existence late last week. The Boring Company Flamethrower is functional, too, as you can see from this Instagram featuring some Boring Co. staff, presumably well safety trained, firing off two of the things IRL.
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Google has been dabbling in the realm of Internet-based calling for years. First it was Gmail, then Hangouts got in on the action. While there were ways (a... by Cody Toombs in APK Teardown, Applications, Downloads, News
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He’s back again. Acclaimed KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been prolific in January and now he brings us insight into Apple’s iPhone plans for 2018 and not everyone is going to like them…

In three new reports each attained by MacRumors, Kuo states Apple will launch three iPhones based on the iPhone X design this year: a second generation 5.8-inch iPhone X, a 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ and a long awaited and supersized 6.1-inch ‘iPhone X SE’. So far so good and there’s more good news as well.
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A recent survey from McAfee highlights some interesting trends and serious concerns for how people secure and protect their personal information as we head into Data Privacy Day.
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Raenette Yangson was sentenced to three years in federal prison yesterday after it was discovered that she had embezzled more than $750,000 from her employer. She worked for Western Construction and Equipment in Anchorage, Alaska, and it took a bizarre…
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China’s crackdown on Bitcoin miners has prompted a flood of second-hand equipment onto the market, easing a global bottleneck for the servers used to generate the coins, North American crypto miners say.
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Apple wants to change how you access your medical records.

Today the company officially unveiled its plan to make iPhone owners' medical records available at the touch of a button via its Health app.

Though not entirely unexpected (rumors of Apple's plans have been swirling for months), the announcement confirms that Apple's ambitions in the healthcare space go far beyond simple fitness tracking. The feature, which will be available to iPhone and Apple Watch owners once the iOS 11.3 update rolls out later this year, stands to completely change how people access and track their medical history and care.
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Samsung is officially announcing the long-awaited Galaxy S9 smartphone on February 25th, at a special event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

It's pretty minimalistic, but it contains one big hint as to what this event holds. For starters, there's the big 9, which seems to give the game away.

Otherwise, the only thing we have to go on is the tagline: "The camera. Reimagined." This tracks with a leak earlier this month, holding that the the biggest difference between the previous S8 and the new S9 will be found in the camera.
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The Android 8.1 Oreo beta update is now available for the Nokia 8. The software introduces some new features like revamped menus and the correct burger emoji.
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The iPhone X has been with me constantly for more than two months. There’s a lot to like and some not to like.

In this review, I’ll start with the don’t-likes
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HTC has some big news for anyone that owns a U11, at least on Sprint. HTC has received technical certification for the latest software update from the carrier, which means you can expect the Android Oreo 8.0 update to start rolling out on Monday. Good way to start the week, no?

This update will bring all of the regular goodies from Android 8.0 while building on Edge Sense, arguably the U11’s most unique feature. You’ll get picture-in-picture, enhanced notifications, and better security through Google, and more emoji.
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Apple this morning announced the expansion of its "Everyone Can Code" initiative to 70 educational institutions across Europe, and following the announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at Harlow College in Essex, one of the schools that will adopt the new curriculum.

The Guardian shared several of Cook's comments, which covered overuse of technology and boundaries for children.

Cook said he believes there are concepts that can't be taught using technology, and in many courses, technology shouldn't dominate.
"I don't believe in overuse [of technology]. I'm not a person that says we've achieved success if you're using it all the time," he said. "I don't subscribe to that at all."

"There are still concepts that you want to talk about and understand. In a course on literature, do I think you should use technology a lot? Probably not."
According to Cook, Apple cares about children out of the classroom, a topic that's notable as Apple investors recently urged Apple to do more to
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protect children from smartphone addiction.

Apple in early January said in a statement that it thinks deeply about how its products are used and the impact they have on people, including children. Apple takes its responsibility to protect children "very seriously," and has promised more robust parental controls for iOS devices in the future.
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What, you thought they were done? Never one to rest on their laurels,

Apple actually snuck out one last Public Beta build late Friday/early Saturday. This release took a little longer than previous builds to download and install. If you haven't already, set aside a chunk of time this morning and grab it.

Is there anything new in iOS 11.2.5 Public Beta 7? Nope. At least, nothing that anyone but an Apple developer would care about. This has been a rather tame beta cycle, with its biggest feature being an addition to Siri's repertoire. Of course, the emergency bug fixes of iOS 11.2.2 have been rolled into this release as well, along with a host of other bug fixes and behind- the-scenes code changes.