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AdUps Chinese spyware still on Android phones, including Blu

They say good things never last and bad things last for ages. That seems to be the case with AdUps, a Chinese ‘technology firm‘ that was blatantly installing spyware on countless of Android smartphones worldwide. Despite being involved in a scandal that even got the US Homeland Security‘s attention, AdUps‘ operation continues and its spyware still infects entry-level and budget Continue reading

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LG G6 sales aren‘t doing it for the company

The LG G5 was an utter flop last year. But if LG was hoping the G6 would be its salvation, better luck next time. The Korean giant has just released its second quarter financials and, while it‘s doing OK over all, its mobile division isn‘t turning out to be so healthy. LG says that its mobile business basically saw no Continue reading

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Professor Einstein robot is your own personal teacher

The average consumer can buy a robot that vacuums their carpet, cleans their grill, but how about one that exists solely to educate? Thus enters Professor Einstein, a personal robot measuring more than a foot tall with an appearance like the man after whom it is named. Professor Einstein offers various facial expressions, understands what you‘re saying to it, and Continue reading

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Amazon ‘The Hub‘ brings delivery lockers to apartment complexes

Amazon currently offers delivery lockers at certain destinations such as colleges, but it wants to make things even more convenient for its customers. The company has quietly introduced a new product for apartment owners, giving them the option to have Amazon parcel lockboxes installed directly on the property. With these, residents can retrieve their packages from a secured box rather Continue reading

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Tasty One Top smart cooktop works with companion recipe app

A new smart device designed for home cooking has launched, and it‘s called the Tasty One Top. This induction cooktop is the brainchild of GE Appliance‘s First Build Team and BuzzFeed Product Labs, and it works with a companion app that brings hundreds of recipes to a user‘s smartphone. When the two products are used together, the cooktop will do Continue reading

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CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone hits PC and Xbox One

When Infinite Warfare arrived, it came in a bundle with a remastered version of Modern Warfare, the fourth game in the franchise‘s lineup. That bundling was disappointing to some, but such disappointment was eradicated late last month with the announcement of a standalone copy. While that standalone copy went live on June 27, it was only the for the PlayStation Continue reading

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Sling TV gets pay-per-view: UFC 214 is kicking things off

Sling TV has announced the arrival of pay-per-view on the service, giving subscribers the opportunity to watch events in the same way they would with traditional television services. The very first pay-per-view event to arrive on the service will be UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2. This will just be the start of the events, though, something the company says Continue reading

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Samsung Pay may arrive on top Android phones from other companies

Samsung Pay may be arriving on top-tier smartphones from competing companies, according to sources, expanding its presence in the market. The mobile payment platform is a popular alternative to Android Pay and Apple Pay, but it is currently limited to a number of high-end Samsung phones, as well as select lower-range handsets. The company has been in talks with OEMs Continue reading

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5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

There‘s a whole lot of conjecture out there this week about the Galaxy Note 8, this supposed iPhone 8 killer Samsung‘s rolling out next. Of course we wont have any completely official details until Samsung holds their big event for the device, as per usual - and the same is true of the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, and Continue reading

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Apple gets 5G license to test its wireless tech for future iPhones

Though 5G is still years away, companies are already preparing for the faster technology, and Apple is no exception. The company was recently granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission that allows it to test its wireless technology with 5G broadband using both the 28GHz and 39Ghz bands. The testing can be done in two different locations in California. Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but there‘s a (reasonable) catch

If you‘ve been looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch, you‘ll be pleased to know that GameStop has them in stock right this minute. The popular console has been hard to find ever since launch, and even though those stock issues have been easing in some areas, they haven‘t gotten much better in others. You can get one from GameStop Continue reading

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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII gives opulence a high-tech reboot

A new Rolls-Royce is something special, but a new Rolls-Royce Phantom is something rare. Having debuted back in 1925, until now only seven generations of car have borne the nameplate. Now, with the arrival of the new 2018 Phantom, there‘s an eighth generation, and it promises to be the most luxurious, the most powerful, and the most cosseting of any Continue reading

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Google Search autoplay videos are being tested on some users

If you hate Facebook‘s autoplaying videos, just wait. Google has introduced the same feature into search results for some users, though it depends on the results you get. The feature has been confirmed by Google as a test, though the company didn‘t go into any details. It is limited to desktop at the moment, at least based on user feedback, Continue reading

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Elder Scrolls Legends released today (mobile download)

A lot of people were disappointed that there wasn‘t a showing from Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2017 last month, so if you need a way to pass the time while we wait for that announcement to eventually arrive, you might want to have a look at Elder Scrolls Legends. Bethesda‘s free-to-play card game is going live today on mobile Continue reading

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Tardigrade genome sequences reveal mystery of amazing resilience

The tardigrade or water bear, if you prefer is an incredibly resilient micro animal capable of surviving conditions that would kill just about everything else on Earth. Research has found the microscopic animal is capable of surviving the radiation of space, freezing temperatures, dehydration, and much more; in fact, it is estimated that the tardigrade will outlive all Continue reading

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WhatsApp just hit a major milestone

Financial reports have been landing over the past couple of days, and in determining the who had a good quarter and who didn‘t, we can safely count WhatsApp among the winners. As part of its end-of-quarter financial report, WhatsApp announced that it has surpassed a major milestone in terms of user count. If there was ever any question that WhatsApp Continue reading

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Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Before we go any further, Star Wars fans, I recommend you turn back - this is the sort of leaked set of images that change the movie. This is an image - and a set of images - that make the way you see the film different, especially if you‘d planned on going to the theater this December with a Continue reading

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This iPhone 8 leak has the biggest hidden feature yet

This morning a set of images leaked with iPhone 8‘s name on them - figuratively, of course, but still - this leads to the next big mystery. The next phone from Apple will very likely be part of a set of three, the other two set in the standard line of phones as iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. But Continue reading

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Apple kills iPod nano and shuffle

Both the iPod touch models left in this backwards, messed-up world have been given boosts to storage while the classic iPod nano and iPod shuffle have been discontinued. It‘s like Apple didn‘t even care about the people who were putting off buying an iPod shuffle for the past several years - it‘s as if they didn‘t even think of me! Continue reading

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ROCCAT Khan Pro gaming headset announced with Hi-Res certification

ROCCAT today announced a new gaming headset called the Khan Pro, and it seems to be aimed at gamers who want every edge they can get in competitive games. The Khan Pro is a stereo headset that comes with a built-in microphone and delivers what ROCCAT claims to be unheard of sound clarity. Just be warned that it might cost Continue reading

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The Moto Z2 Force hands-on : 2x cameras and a Moto Mod

The Motorola-made Moto Z2 Force is out in reviewers hands - ours included - and today we‘re taking a peek at what‘s in the box. In our full Moto Z2 Force Review we‘ll have a peek at what it means to use this device on a long-term basis. For now, we‘re looking at the basics. That means unboxing the device Continue reading

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Twitter‘s user growth just came to a halt

Twitters latest round of financials isn‘t looking all that hot. The social media company has delivered its reporting for quarter 2, and on top of posting a loss, it also didn‘t experience any significant user base growth throughout the three month period. That, as you can probably guess, isn‘t very encouraging for a company that still has yet to turn Continue reading

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Trailer: Namco Museum turns Nintendo Switch into vintage arcade cabinet

All the NAMCO games you could possibly want to play will be coming to Nintendo Switch in one single title: Namco Museum. This game‘s first full-length launch trailer was launched today, and it looks pretty gosh-darned solid. This Namco Museum title has been launched before for other devices - and it wouldn‘t be surprising if we saw it again in Continue reading

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Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

This year is the year of fingerprints for security - if it weren‘t already abundantly clear, here‘s another bit of proof. This is the VeriMark Fingerprint Key by Kensington. This device is just about as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets - or as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets when it‘s not already embedded into a device. This fingerprint Continue reading

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