Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in
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Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to…

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Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M
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Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M

Rover, a dog-walking and dog-boarding service that merged with DogVacay around this time last year, is now the second of such startups this year to raise a massive…

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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands
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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands

The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones…

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Edge Sense is starting to come into its own with HTC’s U12+
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Edge Sense is starting to come into its own with HTC’s U12+

Edge Sense has always been a gimmick — but who can blame HTC for embracing a gimmick. The company’s mobile division has been struggling in recent years, so…

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Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)
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Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)

Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the…

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IBM’s Verifier inspects (and verifies) diamonds, pills and materials at the micron level
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IBM’s Verifier inspects (and verifies) diamonds, pills and materials at the micron level

It’s not enough in this day and age that we have to deal with fake news, we also have to deal with fake prescription drugs, fake luxury goods,…

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Apple offers a $50 credit for some out-of-warranty iPhone battery purchases
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Apple offers a $50 credit for some out-of-warranty iPhone battery purchases

If you bought a battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone last year, you may be eligible for a $50 credit from Apple. The company issued a new support…

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Vivo’s all-screen phone with a flip-up camera could arrive in June
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Vivo’s all-screen phone with a flip-up camera could arrive in June

The all-screen smartphone is an inevitability. The question at this point, really, is who will get there first and how they’ll accomplish that feat. I spoke to a…

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Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis
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Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis

Samsung’s AR Emojis were met with a…lukewarm reception when they launched alongside the Galaxy S9. The augmented reality avatars were regarded as a me-too response to Apple’s Animojis…

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Instagram says ‘you’re all caught up’ in first time-well-spent feature
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Instagram says ‘you’re all caught up’ in first time-well-spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive,…

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