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Smartphone Spying Op Targeted Thousands With Malware, Phishing – PCMag

January 19, 2018 6:17:46 am | 0 Comments

Whoops! A global spying operation possibly out of Lebanon has accidentally revealed itself thanks to an exposed server on the open internet. Security researchers from Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation spotted the server, and said the spying op pulled hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data from infected Android phones and Windows machines, making it…

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Google's Experimental Fuchsia OS Seen To Work On The Pixelbook – Tech Times

January 19, 2018 4:58:27 am | 0 Comments

At CES, LG introduces new smart home products with artificial intelligence Google’s secret operating system called Fuchsia OS has been demonstrated to work on the Pixelbook, normally powered by Chrome OS. The software, however, remains a work in progress and will take more time to reach release status.  ( Ron Amadeo | ArsTechnica ) Google‘s…

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Sublime to crazy: 5 concept SUVs, cars wow the Detroit auto show – USA TODAY

January 19, 2018 4:35:00 am | 0 Comments

GAC Motor unveils it’s concept car the Enverge.(Photo: ROMAIN BLANQUART, USA TODAY NETWORK) DETROIT — Every major auto show usually has at least one concept car, an exercise in automotive design meant to ignite passions and imagination about the future of transportation. This year’s North American International Auto Show, which opens to the public Saturday,…

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Apple and Amazon Have Their Reality TV Moment – Bloomberg

January 19, 2018 3:15:40 am | 0 Comments

Reality television has come to Silicon Valley. Apple Inc. announced this week that it was accelerating “investing and job creation.” The numbers were HUGE. The company promised a $350 billion contribution to the U.S. economy over the next five years. Not only that. Apple pledged 20,000 new jobs in its homeland over that same period.…

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LG patents a folding phone that morphs into a tablet – The Verge

January 19, 2018 3:02:00 am | 0 Comments

An LG patent filed to the World Intellectual Property Organization shows a potential folding hybrid tablet and phone device, as spotted by GSMinfo. The patent describes the device as a “mobile phone with a flexible display which can be folded in half.” It was initially filed in July 2017 before being published on January 12th,…

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South Korea, Italy also calling out Apple for slowing iPhones – TechCrunch

January 19, 2018 1:53:34 am | 0 Comments

Apple continues to get into hot water over a power management feature that throttles performance on older iPhones to avoid unexpected battery shutdowns. A South Korean consumer group has now filed a complaint, though it’s not clear whether the complaint will trigger a formal investigation (via Reuters). The group, Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty, had already…

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Samsung patents phone with in-display camera – SlashGear

January 19, 2018 1:47:20 am | 0 Comments

The bezel-less phone display battle has already started but the fighters remain ill-equipped to handle it. OEMs have scrambled to redesign their phones, some more or less ending up in failure. Samsung somewhat missed its chance when the in-display fingerprint sensor didn’t make it in time. But, at least based on a patent, it seems…

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This is our first look at what might be Google's new operating system for phones, tablets, and computers – Business Insider

January 18, 2018 11:31:02 pm | 0 Comments

The home screen of Fuchsia OS is very different from that of OSes like Windows 10 or macOS.Ron Amadeo/ArsTechnica Google is the company behind two of the most well-known and popular operating systems (OS), Chrome OS and — more notably — Android. However, it’s kind of an open secret at this point that the search…

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Ars Technica's Ron Amadeo shows off Fuchsia OS running on a Pixelbook – Android Police

January 18, 2018 8:08:00 pm | 0 Comments

Fuchsia OS, Google’s operating system that’s neither Android nor Chrome OS, is gradually becoming more and more functional. The open-source OS which Google really doesn’t want to talk about has recently added support for the Pixelbook as a test device, and now AP alumnus and Ars Technica editor Ron Amadeo has managed to get it working on one.…

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Despite Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales still 'on a record-setting pace' – VentureBeat

January 18, 2018 4:18:31 pm | 0 Comments

Console gaming is hot, and the Nintendo Switch is a big reason for that. Through the first 10 months of a console’s life, Nintendo’s hybrid home/handheld system is the fastest-selling system ever in the United States. But that hasn’t hurt PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales, as those devices are still selling faster than their…

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