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Samsung could launch a Galaxy S10+ with 10GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic finish

The Galaxy S10 leaks are increasing in frequency in the run-up to Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in San Francisco on February 20th. The latest leaked render shows three Galaxy S10 variants encased in transparent protection and now details about the top of the range Galaxy S10+ handset that features a ton of RAM, storage, and […]

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Huawei is in even more hot water for stealing T-Mobile tech

Huawei’s 2018 was not good from a PR standpoint, and I don’t think 2019 is going to be much better. The company is now in some trouble for alleged theft of technology from T-Mobile from a few years back, and federal prosecutors are looking into criminal charges against the company, adding to the pile. The […]

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Facebook introduces political petitions to your News Feed

Facebook's efforts to improve civic engagement are expanding beyond easy access to politicians and voter registration campaigns. As of January 21st, it's launching a Community Actions feature in the US that brings political petitions to the News Fee…
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Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a "first-look" deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will…
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Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused's Garmin Foreru…
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GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers hit by shutdown

People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation campaign fo…
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Wear OS 2.3 begins rolling out via OTA

Besides a re-branding from Android Wear, 2018 saw Wear OS receive some much-needed attention from Google with a couple of updates and a slightly newer processor (Snapdragon Wear 3100) for the wearable platform. Now, it seems that Wear OS v2.3 is in the process of rolling out via OTA. According to DroidLife, the Montblanc Summit 2, Fossil Sport, and some TicWatch smartwatches […]

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What we’re buying: A terrible replacement baby monitor

This week's IRL tale has nothing to do with new year's resolutions. Thankfully. Instead, Senior Editor Dan Cooper tries to replace his decent (but broken) baby monitor, and finds that cheaper models no longer cut it.
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Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants

Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsung's Galaxy S10, and now he's tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, you're apparently looking at the…
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DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks after midterms

The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last year's midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr…
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Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets FDA approval for ECG feature

Verily announced a health watch in 2017 aimed at unearthing insights into medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD. One of the focus areas for Alphabet's health division and its prescription-only Study Watch is cardiovascular health, a…
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LG is planning on launching a phone with an attachable second screen

LG has a few concepts in its graveyard of ideas, including small secondary displays and external modules. Both of those ideas have been wiped from their current crop of flagships, but it looks like they’ll be reviving both ideas in one swoop, whether or not that’s a good idea. The device will reportedly feature a […]

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Mystery company buys Meta’s augmented reality tech

After a promising start, AR startup Meta's assets have been sold to an unknown buyer, reports TechCrunch and other sites. Meta fell on hard times in September after a promised $ 20 million investment from a Chinese company fell through over trade tens…
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Early Android Q build features System-wide Dark Theme, Desktop Mode, and new Accessibility options

Although we are only in January, an early build of Android Q has appeared that shows the presence of a system-wide dark theme, revamped privacy and permissions, new accessibility options, and the hint of a Desktop Mode. Join us after the break for more details. According to the XDA, this early build of Android Q has an option in […]

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Android Q may include a dark theme and desktop mode

Many Android users still don't have Pie yet, but details are already emerging for its follow-up. XDA says it has obtained a very early build of Android Q (Quiche? Queso?) that hints at Google's plans. For one, there's a system-wide dark theme. Th…
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Android Pie beta registrations open up for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+

It isn’t long since Samsung began rolling out the Pie-based firmware for Galaxy Note 8’s One UI beta program, and now it seems that the Korean electronics giant is expanding the rollout to the Galaxy S8 and S8+.  According to SamMobile, the beta firmware is initially rolling to Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in India, intending to expand […]

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SEC brings charges in connection with hack of its financial system

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it is bringing charges against a Ukranian hacker for breaking into the agency's corporate filing system to access nonpublic information. The SEC is also charging a number of in…
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Mercedes’ connected A-Class sedan will start at $32,500

Ever since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first A-Class destined for the US, there's been one question on would-be drivers' lips: just how accessible is this tech-savvy Merc, really? Now you know. The brand has revealed that the 'entry' 2019 sedan will…
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[Sponsored] The Alldocube X is a crowd-funded Galaxy Tab killer

The Alldocube X tablet is a crowdfunding success story, but it’s also a tablet aimed right at high-end devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4. Not only does the Alldocube X match many of Samsung’s specs, but it also sports a sourced Samsung 2K Super AMOLED display at a fraction of the cost. Not only are […]

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NBCUniversal to launch ad-supported TV streaming service in 2020

NBCUniversal isn't going to twiddle its thumbs while competitors like CBS dive deeper into streaming video. The broadcaster has unveiled plans for an ad-supported streaming service that will launch sometime in early 2020. It'll be 'free' if you wat…
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Facebook Stories test helps you invite friends to events

It's hard to make events exciting in Facebook. You can plan things down to the smallest detail, but that won't matter if people don't notice your event amid all the puppy videos and heated debates. Facebook may have a simple solution: put events wh…
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Google Assistant Connect is Google’s answer to a smart, connected device ecosystem

Google Assistant is one of Google’s biggest focuses right now, which is pretty evident if you’ve seen how many Google Assistant compatible devices have been announced at CES this year. But to really grow and permeate every connected device around a home, Google’s going to need to tackle the smaller gadgets, too. Google Assistant Connect […]

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Galaxy S10 release date expected to be March 8th

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 family of phones is expected to be announced at an Unpacked event on February 20th in San Francisco, but when will you actually be able to buy one of the phones? You won’t have to wait too long after the event, fortunately, as sources have confirmed some earlier reports of an official […]

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Canada adopts strict rules for drone flights

It's Canada's turn to implement rules for drone flights, and those in the pipeline could make the American approach seem lenient. Transport Canada has adopted new regulations that will require the registration of any drone weighing between 250g and…
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After Math: How we survived CES 2019

As cleanup crews descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center and the events attendees reluctantly make their ways home, it's hard to believe that the weeklong technology expo is already over. We saw autonomous bread machines, self-driving semis, and e…
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Epic’s updated game store refund policy matches Steam

The Epic Games Store wasn't all that refund-friendly on launch. You could only ask for two refunds in an entire year (albeit after unlimited hours of play), and you had to submit details like your IP address in a support ticket to have a hope of gett…
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Redmi Note 7 is official with a huge 48MP camera, 6.3-inch Full HD display and 4,000mAh battery

Known for producing budget-conscious handsets for Xiaomi in previous years, Redmi has officially launched its very first handset as an independent entity. The newly announced Redmi Note 7 features a metal and glass design, along with a 6.3-inch display, a massive 48MP rear camera, and a big 4,000mAh battery.  Besides being the first phone to be […]

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The best portable mini projector

By Daniel Varghese and Adrienne Maxwell This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full portable mi…
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IMDb launches ad-supported free streaming service ‘Freedive’ in USA

IMDb has today announced a new, free and ad-supported streaming service called ‘Freedive’, though it has a rather small offering and is US-only for now. This move adds to Amazon’s growing digital ecosystem and gives Amazon a serious competitor to the new Roku channel, which also features a ton of free, ad-supported content. Since Netflix incepted the […]

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Sony was accidentally blocking Kodi on their smart TVs, but a fix is coming

Now that the CES fun is out of the way, it’s time to get back to the regular news, like major manufacturers screwing up simple things. That’s what we’re all here for, right? Anyway, turns out Sony has been blocking Kodi from being installed on their recent smart TVs running Android TV, and while it’s […]

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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown…
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US Secret Service is probing how crooks use smart credit cards for fraud

Credit card thieves have been taking advantage of smart card technologies to avoid getting caught, according to Krebs on Security. The US Secret Service offices in New York and St. Louis have apparently been working on a criminal investigation involv…
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VLC reaches three billion downloads, will soon add AirPlay

VLC, the video player that'll crunch every format you've heard of, plus all the ones you haven't, is about to hit a huge milestone. Variety spotted an installation at VideoLan's CES booth that's counting ever-closer to the three billion download mark…
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It’s official: Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 at Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20

After endless rumors that the Galaxy S10 would launch before MWC 2018 kicks off next month, we now know that Samsung will hold an Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th. The Korean company will not only unveil up to three variants of the Galaxy S10 but possibly also show off its Galaxy X […]

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Fiat Chrysler settles with US over diesel emissions cheating

Fiat Chrysler is about to pay a stiff penalty for its alleged diesel vehicle emissions cheating. The automaker has reached a settlement with the Justice Department, EPA and California that will see it make amends for claimed violations of the country…
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EU courts told ‘right to be forgotten’ law should not apply globally

Europe's "right to be forgotten" law has consistently proven challenging since it was passed in 2014. For starters, requests may only be granted if information is considered "inadequate" or "irrelevant", but there's no clear ruleset for those terms,…
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Honor 10 Lite Specifications

Huawei’s budget e-brand has unveiled a new budget champion in the form of the Honor 10 Lite that boasts a £199/€229 price tag. Coming in cheaper than the Honor 8X (reviewed here) that launched just a few months ago, the 10 Lite boasts an all-glass design, a Full-HD display with a dewdrop notch, a big […]

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The Honor View 20 squeezes lots of quirks into a gorgeous body

To say Huawei has a complicated relationship with the United States is a pretty massive understatement, but it's still here at CES showing off laptops, a mobile photo printer and the surprisingly nice Honor View 20. (A note for people who don't routi…
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PAX Labs CEO on how technology will demystify cannabis

PAX makes some of the most popular cannabis vaporizers around. By fusing technology, with innovative software, the company hopes to take the mystery out of getting high. But, there are problems. Many people don't know where to start, it's still i…
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DFree helps the incontinent heed the call of nature

Most folks have little trouble recognizing when their bladders are nearly at capacity and are able to plan accordingly. However for the elderly, disabled, and infirm, doing so isn't always quite so easy. But that's where the DFree from Triple W comes…
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LiFiMax’s invisible light internet works with up to 16 users

If you need to connect multiple folks in a room but are concerned about security or radio frequency pollution, French company Oledcomm has a new LiFi tech solution. LiFiMax mounts on a ceiling like a smoke detector or light and provides up to 16 dong…
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HTC’s next VR headset is the Vive Cosmos

The Vive Cosmos exists and it's built for folks who may have hesitated to buy a VR headset in the past. With this device, HTC is emphasizing comfort, simplicity and ease-of-access. Just like the Vive and Vive Pro, the Vive Cosmos needs a processing…
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Samsung’s smart televisions to gain official iTunes app and AirPlay 2 support from spring

CES 2019 has barely begun and there’s already an announcement from Samsung that is so far out of left field that you may have to check that it isn’t April’s Fool’s Day. The Korean company has just issued a press release stating that an official app for Apple’s iTunes will roll out to its Tizen-powered […]

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Google’s Fuchsia OS will support Android apps, and that’s a big deal.

In a small update to part of their Android Open Source Project repository, Google has quietly confirmed that their up-and-coming Fuchsia operating system will be able to run Android apps, and that’s a big deal. Fuchsia was first incepted over two years ago in August 2016, at least in a public Github repository, and it immediately lit […]

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