iPhone 7 vs. Android Hacks

This is the Israeli company that can hack any iPhone and Android smartphone

By about 47 mins ago.

This is the Israeli company that can hack any iPhone and Android smartphone

If Cellebrite sounds familiar, that’s because the name of this Israeli company came up during Apple’s standoff with the FBI over breaking iPhone encryption. The agency managed to crack the San Bernardino iPhone with the help of an undisclosed company. Many people believe it was Cellebrite that came to the rescue. Meanwhile, the company revealed that it could hack just about any modern smartphone, but refused to say whether its expertise is used by the police forces of repressive regimes.
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MacBook vs. Pixel 3 Andromeda

Google is working on a MacBook killer running a special breed of Android

By about 7 hours ago.

Google is working on a MacBook killer running a special breed of Android

Google has already started teasing its October 4th event where Pixel smartphones are meant to show up. But that’s not everything Google is announcing in early October. The most important thing the company might unveil is the Andromeda operating system, a merger between Android and Chrome OS.

Andromeda isn’t a commercial name, but rather an internal codename for the initiative, which will represent a major shift in Android strategy. Google will be able to take the best from both worlds and release other types of Android devices, including better laptops and tablets. The first laptop running Andromeda will come out next summer, per one report.

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Google Self-Driving Car Worst Accident

Google’s self-driving car crashed, and humans are responsible

By about 8 hours ago.

Google’s self-driving car crashed, and humans are responsible

Google is one of the first companies to start testing autonomous vehicles technology. Unlike Tesla, which does it with the help of commercial vehicles, Google’s self-driving car fleet isn’t available to regular customers. But the cars do roam public roads, and they are involved in accidents from time to time. The worst such event happened a few days ago, and humans are apparently responsible for it.
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Google Pixel Launch Andromeda

The Pixel phones may not be the most interesting thing Google unveils next month

By about 8 hours ago.

The Pixel phones may not be the most interesting thing Google unveils next month

Google started teasing its October 4th mobile event a few days ago, and if you’re familiar with recent rumors you probably know two things about it: the Nexus phone is dying, and the Pixel phone will replace it.

Google will have other hardware on display during the event, but the company is also expected to unveil a massive milestone for Android. Andromeda, as a new operating system is internally called, might be the most important thing coming out of Google’s October 4th event.
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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Drill Hack

Please don’t drill a headphone jack into your iPhone 7

By about 9 hours ago.

Please don’t drill a headphone jack into your iPhone 7

I can’t believe I actually have to write this, but here we are. Absolutely don’t try to fix the iPhone 7’s headphone jack problem by drilling a hole where the port used to be. Apple did not leave the internal components in there. You won’t be able to use your 3.5mm headphone jack with a custom made hole.

Instead, you’re going to ruin a very expensive handset. Honestly, I refuse to believe anyone would actually believe Apple would do such a thing in the first place.

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Best Buy Ignite Kickstarter Program

Best Buy is bringing exciting crowdfunded products to its retail stores

By about 10 hours ago.

Best Buy is bringing exciting crowdfunded products to its retail stores

The problem with crowdfunding projects is that you can never know which ones to trust. They all look great on paper, but making new products with limited resources can be challenging for some startups — assuming they don’t plan to rip off excited buyers in the first place. But there are great projects coming out of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and retailers are starting to pay attention to them. Amazon already set up its own virtual shop for startups, and Best Buy is about to follow suit.

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Relaunch

Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 relaunch in Korea

By about 11 hours ago.

Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 relaunch in Korea

The unexpected Galaxy Note 7 recall represents Samsung’s biggest embarrassment in recent history, and probably the most annoying scandal its mobile division ever experienced. The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t fighting the iPhone 7 Plus in store, as Samsung intended it to be. Instead, Samsung has to complete its recall before starting sales in the markets where the Android phablet was originally launched.
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Galaxy S7 Edge Explosion

Galaxy S7 edge explodes in the Philippines

By about 11 hours ago.

Galaxy S7 edge explodes in the Philippines

The Galaxy Note 7 is the only Samsung phone that experienced widespread battery issues that lead to explosions and fires. Samsung had to recall the handset and offer replacements and refunds to affected buyers. Samsung fixed the problem, and successfully replaced hundreds of thousands of units around the world. However, Samsung has to clean up its image as well, and that’s a tough task when other Samsung phones explode.
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iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode Photo Samples

iPhone 7 Plus photo samples: The ‘DSLR’ iPhone in action

By on September 23, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

iPhone 7 Plus photo samples: The ‘DSLR’ iPhone in action

The iPhone 7 is the biggest thing in tech happening this month. Of the two new iPhones, the iPhone 7 Plus is the one that stands out thanks to its dual-lens iSight Duo camera system that packs both a wide-angle and a telephoto lens. Extra RAM, and Apple’s custom image signal processor complete the camera package of the phablet, which might be the first iPhone to offer DSLR-like effects.

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Safe Galaxy Note 7 Battery

Samsung is X-raying Galaxy Note 7s to make sure they’re safe

By on September 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Samsung is X-raying Galaxy Note 7s to make sure they’re safe

Samsung confirmed it has already replaced around half a million Galaxy Note 7 units in the US, but it’s still only halfway there. The company is also taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its customers, including a software update that helps them identify safe batteries, and lowers the maximum charge of bad batteries. But that’s not the only thing Samsung is doing to make sure its unprecedented battery problem is fixed for good.

Regulators ordered Samsung that Galaxy Note 7 replacement batteries go through x-ray testing before shipping, and that Samsung conducts additional quality testing going forward.

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Disney Star Wars Movie Release Schedule

Is Disney working on a fourth ‘Star Wars’ trilogy?

By on September 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Is Disney working on a fourth ‘Star Wars’ trilogy?

Disney has Star Wars movies coming out every year from now until 2020, including the remaining two episodes in the third trilogy and three anthology films. But the company is also developing Star Wars anthology stories that are supposed to bridge the gaps between regular movies. So what happens come 2021? Expect more Star Wars.

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