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Android 7.0 Nougat Allo Duo

This is how Google might fix its messaging system

This is how Google might fix its messaging system

By about 10 hours ago.

You might not remember them if you don’t follow Android news closely, but Allo and Duo are Google’s latest messaging and video chatting apps. Introduced at Google I/O in May, the two apps are supposed to launch at some point in the future, and they’ll be available on Android and iPhone. Google did not fully explain what’s in store for the Android versions of the apps, but an alleged beta tester revealed on Reddit how these apps should work inside Android 7.0 Nougat. More →

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Pokemon Go All Pokemon In US

Someone already caught all 142 Pokemon in America

Someone already caught all 142 Pokemon in America

By about 11 hours ago.

Someone has already managed to find every single one of the 142 Pokemon characters in Pokemon Go that are roaming the US, but that doesn’t mean that person is done hunting. In all, there are 151 animals that are waiting to be caught, including a few rare ones that have yet to make an appearance in the game. More →

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iPhone Security Touch ID

Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

By on July 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

A few months ago, Apple was embroiled in a high-publicized legal battle with the FBI over mobile security. If you recall, the controversy began after Apple refused to create a custom version of iOS that would have enabled authorities to bypass the lockscreen on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. In defending Apple’s position, Tim Cook boldly said that the FBI wanted Apple to create the “software equivalent of cancer.”

Ultimately, the legal dispute fizzled out after the FBI managed to purchase software from a third-party that enabled it to bypass the lockscreen without Apple’s assistance. With that as a backdrop, we recently stumbled upon a report detailing a novel way that law enforcement authorities in Michigan managed to access a locked iPhone of a murder victim, without any help from Apple or even having to lay out hundreds of thousands of dollars to a third-party.

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Star Trek Beyond Review Round-up

Star Trek Beyond review roundup: Another big-budget disappointment?

Star Trek Beyond review roundup: Another big-budget disappointment?

By on July 22, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

It’s finally Star Trek season and the latest installment in the modern Star Trek reboot is out in theaters around the world. Star Trek Beyond marks a special moment in Star Trek history, celebrating the 50th birthday of this storied franchise. After all this waiting, Beyond is finally out and Trekkies will surely want to watch it regardless of what reviews say.

But we’re going to give you a review roundup anyway.

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Pokemon Go Sponsored Poke Stops

A sneak peek at Japan’s sponsored Poke Stops in Pokemon Go

A sneak peek at Japan’s sponsored Poke Stops in Pokemon Go

By on July 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Now that Pokemon Go has finally launched in Japan, trainers are finally getting their first look at sponsored locations. In case you haven’t heard, developer Niantic Labs is partnering up with some big-name sponsors to convert certain locations into Poke Stops and gyms inside the game, starting with McDonald’s.

The image you see above from Toru Hanai at Reuters is our first look at a sponsored Poke Stop, which unsurprisingly looks a great deal like a normal Poke Stop.

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Here’s your chance to ace 6 CompTIA & Microsoft certification exams & jumpstart your new career

Here’s your chance to ace 6 CompTIA & Microsoft certification exams & jumpstart your new career

By on July 22, 2016 at 7:50 PM.

If you’ve been looking to jumpstart your career in the IT sector, look no further than iCollege’s Essential CompTIA and Microsoft Windows Server Administrator Certification Bundle. It’s available for only $65, and offers 5 courses to prep you for six premium IT certifications. More →

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Netflix Subscriber Growth Decline

The real reason Netflix’s subscriber growth is falling

The real reason Netflix’s subscriber growth is falling

By on July 22, 2016 at 7:20 PM.

Netflix’s earnings results earlier this week didn’t give investors much to cheer about. While the streaming giant’s overall number of subscribers increased over the quarter, the company experienced their slowest rate of subscriber growth in history. As for the reason why, Netflix casually dismissed the data point and instead blamed the tech press for focusing too much on its plans for a $1 increase.

But the idea that Netflix subscribers — including those who were previously grandfathered in under old pricing schemes — would brazenly cancel their subscription over a meager $1 price increase just didn’t make a whole lot of sense to some, including CNBC’s Jim Cramer. Appearing on Squawk on the Street on Tuesday, Cramer instead laid out an opposite theory, namely that users are canceling their subscriptions because of a lack of content.

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Tesla Upgrade

Imagine how fast this 1,000 horsepower Tesla is going to be

Imagine how fast this 1,000 horsepower Tesla is going to be

By on July 22, 2016 at 6:40 PM.

A regular Tesla with all the bells and whistles produces 532 horsepower. This is enough to literally scare people shitless, or thoroughly embarrass the crotchiest of crotch-rockets. So why would you hack yourself together a 1,000hp custom electric vehicle? Because speed is a drug, and 1,000 all-electric horsepower is a great middle finger to the internal combustion engine.

Jason Hughes is well known within the EV community as a Tesla hacker. He retrofitted an Autopilot system to and older Tesla Model S, but his new project is way more ambitious. He’s planning on fitting a Tesla drivetrain and Chevy Volt batteries into some kind of non-electric vehicle, quite possibly an old Mitsubishi.

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Kickass Torrents Online KAT Clones

Kickass Torrents is back but don’t trust any of the clones just yet

Kickass Torrents is back but don’t trust any of the clones just yet

By on July 22, 2016 at 6:10 PM.

Anyone who used to get their movie fix via torrenting sites are probably still mourning the unexpected departure of Kickass Torrents (KAT). The site became the world’s biggest piracy resource after The Pirate Bay went offline for more than a month following a police raid in December 2014. However, the US government led an operation that ultimately took down Kickass Torrents this week. The site went down almost immediately after its alleged owner was arrested in Poland a few days ago.

Since then, Kickass Torrents resumed activity online, but you should be very wary of the unofficial sites that pop up after takedowns like this. Some of them may have ulterior motives in mind apart from simply restoring a renowned piracy site. More →

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Nvidia Titan X 2016 Price Release Date

Nvidia’s new Titan X graphics card might actually be worth the $1,200 asking price

Nvidia’s new Titan X graphics card might actually be worth the $1,200 asking price

By on July 22, 2016 at 5:38 PM.

Over the past several weeks, Nvidia and AMD have been attempting to one-up each other by launching increasingly affordable graphics cards. Nvidia struck first with the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. AMD followed with the $199 RX 480. Nvidia hit back days later with its own sub-$300 GTX 1060.

But after weeks of fighting over the low-end, it’s time to bring out the big guns.

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Galaxy Note 7 Leak

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

By on July 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

This has been a big week of firsts for eager Samsung fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the company’s upcoming new flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 7. After a few rounds of new photos leaked earlier in the week, we showed you the first ever video of a working Galaxy Note 7 on Thursday. The new flagship phablet appears to be everything we’ve come to expect after weeks of leaks and rumors — and that’s a good thing, because leaks have thus far painted a very impressive picture.

Now, another first: A video posted on Weibo by an anonymous user appears to show the Galaxy Note 7’s new iris scanner in action. More →

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