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A new leak says theOnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 are launching in the US on October 26

We all know that the OnePlus 8T is being announced on October 14th sporting a 120Hz Ultra-smooth display and a fancy glass rear panel, but it seems that the brand is launching a couple of more affordable phones in its new Nord series less than two weeks later. Dubbed the Nord N10 5G and Nord […]

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Huawei says that phones running EMUI 11 will be able to ‘upgrade’ to HarmonyOS

Huawei held its annual Developer Conference yesterday and besides announcing some very interesting laptops, smartwatches, and earphones, also revealed that its HarmonyOS will debut on smartphones during 2021, which is big news in itself. Today brought another intriguing factoid with Huawei saying that devices running on EMUI 11, which is only just beginning to roll […]

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Microsoft says Apple’s game streaming policy will lead to ‘a bad experience’

Earlier today, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to give companies such as Microsoft and Google a way to offer their video game streaming platforms on iOS, but did so with a major caveat. Apple said those companies could release catalog-style ap…
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Uber CEO says his company can’t hire all of its drivers in California

Whatever the outcome of its ongoing legal spat with the state of California, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi doesn’t believe his company can employ all the people who drive for the platform in California, at least not without a fundamental rethinking of i…
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Microsoft says it’s aiming to close TikTok deal by September 15th

Microsoft added a dose of clarity to the reports of its impending TikTok purchase tonight, issuing a blog post that confirms it’s pursuing discussions with ByteDance. The company notes that CEO Satya Nadella discussed the matter with President Trump,…
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Google says that something special is coming today – likely the Nest smart speaker

After a week that saw the new Nest smart speaker make its debut in a certification image from its Japanese certification that gave it a rather drab appearance with Google hastily sending out a press render and promo video to tech sites, it seems that today is the day that all will be revealed. Well, […]

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Nintendo says 140,000 more NNID accounts have been illegally accessed

Nintendo shut down NNID logins back in April after it discovered hackers had compromised some 160,000 accounts using legacy credentials. Now, the company says that figure was more like 300,000. In a Japanese language statement posted today, Nintendo…
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Elon Musk says Starship is SpaceX’s ‘top priority’ from now on

Don’t expect SpaceX to lavish much more attention on Crew Dragon now that it has launched people into orbit. CNBC said it had obtained email from Elon Musk asking staff to treat Starship as the “top SpaceX priority,” pushing them to “dramatically and…
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Zuckerberg says he will ‘review’ policies after employee backlash

Mark Zuckerberg shared a seven-part plan following widespread criticism from employees over his handling of Donald Trump’s Facebook posts last week. The update comes after a week of increasingly vocal dissent from within the company. In the note, Zuc…
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Latest leak says OnePlus Z will be using a Snapdragon 765 CPU, not a MediaTek chip

The OnePlus Z is leaking again, but this time we’ve actually got something interesting to talk about. The phone was originally tipped to a use a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 CPU, which was believable; OnePlus has always used Qualcomm processors, but MediaTek’s latest offering is a pretty solid bang for the buck without compromising performance. This […]

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Google says nationwide coronavirus website is in development

President Trump misspoke when he said Google was developing a national screening and test result site for potential coronavirus patients (that's just Verily's Bay Area pilot for now), but there was apparently a degree of truth involved. In a series…
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Ring says its app will allow more control over data shared with Google, Facebook

A couple of weeks ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published the results of its investigation into data the Ring app is sharing with third parties. While the Amazon-owned company has faced criticism over its links to law enforcement and the se…
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New music label says it can use AI to find the next big artist

At this point, artificial intelligence isn't a new concept to musicians. We've seen artists like Björk and Arca use the technology to create new musical arrangements. But a new label called Snafu Records thinks it can also use AI to discover the…
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Huawei says it may ‘never’ return to using Google apps on its phones, even if the ban is lifted

In a recent post, I asked if Huawei is still relevant in the west considering that the US ban is still in effect but maybe the better question to ask would have been if Huawei would return to using Google’s apps and services if or when the ban is lifted. According to Huawei’s Product Manager […]

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CDC says a toxic compound may be responsible for vaping illnesses

The Center for Disease Control is edging closer to an explanation for vaping-related lung illnesses. The agency has determined that vitamin E acetate, a compound present in all 29 lung tissue samples obtained from patients, is a "potential toxin of…
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Huawei’s Richard Yu says that Google apps could roll out to Mate 30 Pro overnight once the US ban is lifted

Huawei launched the new Mate 30 Pro in Munich yesterday without Google apps and services installed out of the box thanks to the company getting caught in the trade war between the US and China. It’s a great shame that consumers outside of the US are beginning to feel the impact of the trade dispute, […]

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NASA says satellite that India shot down may threaten the ISS

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine called India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible, terrible thing" that could endanger astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Addressing employees, he said a missile that shot down a satellit…
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Meizu says its port-free Zero phone was a failed marketing stunt

You may recall that a little over a month ago, Meizu launched a crowdfunding campaign for its futuristic "Zero" port-free smartphone, but at $ 1,299 a piece (plus that single $ 2,999 "Exclusive Pioneering Unit"), it comes as no surprise that the overly…
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HTC says it hasn’t given up on mobile yet, plans to release new phones soon

The former ‘King of Android,’ HTC, has been absent from our minds in recent months that have seen flagship smartphones launched by just about every other handset maker. With the exception of the ludicrous blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, HTC has been quietly existing in the shadows of its competitors, with its most recent offering being the […]

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FCC investigator says Pai didn’t give Sinclair preferential treatment

More than a few people thought FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was acting suspiciously ahead of the failed Sinclair-Tribune merger. The regulator's Office of the Inspector General, however, would beg to differ. The watchdog has published a report determining…
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US says ZTE can resume limited business while sanctions are debated

The Trump administration has handed ZTE another lifeline, Bloomberg reports, allowing it to resume certain business activities while US lawmakers decide how to deal with the company going forward. In April, the US Commerce Department banned ZTE from…
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Tesla says it’s being underpaid because its batteries are too fast

It looks like Tesla's batteries are too fast for their own good. As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the company claims it's not being properly paid for the electricity its South Australia battery farm is generating for the country's power grid. An…
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Too in love with your phone? That’s a problem says new Motorola study

For years now leadership, management and self-improvement gurus have talked about people needing to establish a better work-life balance. Prepare for a new term to start being tossed about courtesy of Motorola who recently coined “phone-life balance.” The nature of that balance is in a bad place according to a recently completed study commissioned by […]

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Redbox says Disney lawsuit is a baseless attempt to stamp out rivals

Last month, Disney filed a lawsuit against Redbox claiming that the rental company was violating Disney's copyrights. Redbox buys the Disney discs it rents at retail and when those discs come with download codes for digital copies, Redbox sells them…
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New report says HTC’s U11 EYEs will launch on January 15th with 6-inch 18:9 display

CES 2018 hasn’t exactly been a motherlode of excitement for the smartphone segment, with most announcements centering around accessories such as smart speakers with Google Assistant built-in and Razer’s Project Linda. Luckily, thanks to a certain serial leaker, we now know that HTC is planning on launching a brand new handset called the U11 EYEs […]

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Apple says slower performance of older iPhones is intentional

You're not alone if you've noticed a slowdown in the performance of your older iPhone. The thing is, it may be more related to your battery than the phone itself. After a post on Reddit and a followup by benchmarking software Geekbench's founder, App…
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Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill

Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles, the startup found the app provided 99 percent contrac…
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Qualcomm touts some Android firsts the chipmaker says they brought us

Likely as a bit of a dig at Apple and the iPhone ecosystem, a day before Apple reveals their latest updates to the iPhone line of devices Qualcomm posted about some of the “firsts” the company has achieved for Android devices. Some of these pre-date their adoption by Apple and some may still be exclusive […]

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Carphone Warehouse says a lack of ‘innovation’ is hurting sales

Your smartphone is probably the most important technology purchase you'll ever make. It travels everywhere you go, delivers the sum of total human knowledge and helps you capture important memories with photos and video. In fact, they're so good at p…
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Google says its partners will have Android 8.0-flavored hardware by the end of 2017

You want Android 8.0 Oreo pretty bad, so Google is pushing its partners to get the latest version of its platform onto new and existing devices. It’s typical for Google’s in-house devices to get software updates first. That’s why no one should be surprised that Oreo will be on the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, […]

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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone will be released “in a few weeks”

It looks like the wait for the Essential Phone to be released is coming to an end soon. When a phone launches, the expectation is that it’ll be released in a couple of weeks. Companies don’t like waiting to long to go from launch to release as all of the hype generated typically dies off. […]

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DJ Koh says Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 8 in August

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will be announced next month. We knew this even though it wasn’t official, but now it’s official. Samsung’s DJ Koh, head of the mobile division, was speaking at a press conference in Taiwan when he revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 becomes official in August. The confirmation aligns with previous launches […]

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Motorola says Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto X Pure Edition is in “final field testing”

No, the Moto X Pure Edition doesn’t have Android 7.0 Nougat despite what you’ve heard. It’s been a very bumpy path for owners of the Moto X Pure Edition who’ve wait so long for the software update. Google released Nougat almost an entire year ago, and the 2015 that runs stock Android is still without […]

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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone should ship in about 30 days

Now we know when you should expect to see the Essential Phone ship in the United States. Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference hosted by Recode, Essential’s Andy Rubin revealed that its first phone should ship in around the next 30 days. Neither Essential nor Rubin would share anything about availability beyond pricing in […]

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Microsoft says it already patched ‘Shadow Brokers’ NSA leaks

Yesterday, the mysterious "Shadow Brokers" posted some hacking tools for Windows that were allegedly stolen from the NSA. All of them were at least a few years old, but exploited flaws in several versions of the operating system to move across networ…
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Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work

Google made significant strides in shutting down malicious apps and distributing security updates last year, but has identified areas of improvement in a year-in-review blog post.

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Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you

Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

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Lily Drone team says it has no timeframe for issuing refunds

When Lily Robotics announced that its self-flying, follow-along camera drone wouldn't be produced, it promised to refund $ 34 million in pre-orders back to its customers. That's still the plan, but according to a new refund request form, the company i…
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Computer says no: New Jersey is using an algorithm to make bail recommendations

If you get arrested in New Jersey, you could find yourself either approved or denied bail based on the recommendation of an algorithm. And, believe it or not, it could help banish bias.

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Homeland Security contractor says Chinese software secretly infected Blu phones

Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.

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NASA says Ceres’ brightest crater is made of salt

The scientists in charge of NASA's Dawn spacecraft has released more high-res images of Ceres, along with information that sheds more light on what it's made of. One of the new images is another close-up of its famous Occator Crater taken from a diff…
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NYC district attorney says smartphones should be ‘answerable to search warrants’

In Manhattan, there are 423 Apple devices that have been lawfully seized since October 2014. The reason they’re sitting around like bricks? NYC District Attorney Cyrus Vance points to Apple’s default device encryption in iOS 8.

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Still waiting for your Mavic Pro drone to arrive? DJI says it’s working on it

The Mavic Pro drone garnered a lot of attention when DJI unveiled the compact and foldable quadcopter in September. It started shipping last month, but a number of problems has left many pre-order customers still waiting for their machine to arrive.

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British psychosexual therapist says easy access to porn ‘damaging men’s health’

Young men addicted to online porn are showing up in clinics with erectile dysfunction in increasing numbers, says a U.K. psychosexual therapist. ED is more typically found with older men with diabetes, MS, or cardiovascular disease.

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Galaxy Note 7 to get Nougat in “two to three months,” Samsung mobile chief says

The Galaxy Note 7 could get Android 7.0 Nougat in “two to three months,” according to Samsung mobile head Koh Dong-jin. In other words, those who plan on picking up a Galaxy Note 7 are looking at getting the latest Android version loaded on their new smartphone by November at the latest. From Dong-jin: “It […]

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Apple says Spotify wants ‘preferential treatment’ for iOS app

It didn't take long for Apple to respond to Spotify's claim that it's using App Store approvals a way to handle competitors. In a letter obtained by BuzzFeed, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell described the allegation as "troubling" and that Spotify…
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Google takes on Apple with better revenue deal for app developers, report says

On the same day that Apple revealed it’s improving its revenue deal for app developers, a report suggested Google is planning a similar change, though with one important difference.

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Galaxy S8 will have a 5.5-inch 4K display, research firm says

The Galaxy S7 hasn’t been out very long, and the rumors for its replacement are already starting. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is being rumored to sport a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display, according to market research firm UBI Research. Is there much of a need for a 4K UHD display at this point? Not really. There’s hardly […]

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Samsung says that it hasn’t given up on Android Wear just yet

Looks like we shouldn’t expect any more Samsung Android Wear devices. The company is completely done with Android Wear, according to a Samsung executive in a recent report. Looks like Samsung honestly thinks Tizen is the future.

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NBA commissioner says Nike’s tech will take league to a level Adidas never reached

In a recent interview, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that Nike’s dedication to sports science and wearable technology will do a better job as the league’s official apparel provider than Adidas did.

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