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Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next product will be "game-changing"

Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next product will be "game-changing"

1 hour ago   |   Phone Arena

Bloomberg today has it that Essential Products Inc., maker of the intriguing Essential Phone that debuted last year, may be up for sale. Reportedly, people familiar with the...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. A US couple said their Alexa device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a person in their...
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California court: Defendants get crack at some social media

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

Facebook and other social media companies can be compelled to give criminal defendants preparing for trial user content that is already public, California's highest court ruled...
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Bourjois' AR Magic Mirror Eyes An Extra Prize: Facebook's Deep Links Tool

1 hour ago   |   Forbes

The upgraded ‘blended reality' magic mirror not only elicits a bespoke interactive experience and a compelling physical-virtual frisson, it's even laying the groundwork...
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Ireland's Abortion Vote Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

Facebook and Google took steps to prevent foreign online influence in Ireland's abortion referendum on Friday. Here's how those efforts are working out.
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Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones

5 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   9 articles

Apple Inc has blocked the plans of the biggest distributor of PC-based video games to extend its reach into iPhones, according to the game distributor, a sign that Apple is...
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Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next phone will be "game-changing"

Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next phone will be "game-changing"

6 hours ago   |   Phone Arena   |   5 articles

Bloomberg today has it that Essential Products Inc., maker of the intriguing Essential Phone that debuted last year, may be up for sale. Reportedly, people familiar with the...
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Oregon family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own

7 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc's popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation.
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Facebook is making two-factor authentication even easier to set up

Facebook is making two-factor authentication even easier to set up

7 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

Facebook has become so ingrained in our lives that even a massive controversy like Cambridge Analytica collecting our data won't stop hundreds of millions of people from...
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​Australia's Facebook investigation expected to take at least 8 months

7 hours ago   |   ZDnet

Australia's acting Information and Privacy Commissioner told Senate Estimates her office is compiling the investigation strategy and working through those matters, expecting no...
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Apple wins $539 million in damages from Samsung in design patent...

Apple wins $539 million in damages from Samsung in design patent infringement retrial

This could be the end... well, no, probably not. In what feels like a never-ending technology patent spat, Apple has just been awarded a hefty amount of damages from Samsung... Read more ...

Essential reportedly cancels next phone, considers sale

Essential reportedly cancels next phone, considers sale

It's barely a year since Android founder Andy Rubin launched Essential, a new smartphone startup, and he's already considering giving it up for sale. According to Bloomberg... Read more ...

Detroit: Become Human Reviews Are In, Here's What The Critics Are Saying

Detroit: Become Human Reviews Are In, Here's What The Critics Are Saying

The release of Detroit: Become Human is fast approaching. The game is due for release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 tomorrow and reviews are already piling in for the game... Read more ...

Motorola Moto Z3 Play announcement set for June 6

Motorola Moto Z3 Play announcement set for June 6

Motorola has started sending out press invites for a product launch event on June 6 in Brazil. While the invite does confirm a smartphone will be the star of the event, the... Read more ...

HTC U12+, VIVE Focus integration bridges the mobile, VR divide

HTC U12+, VIVE Focus integration bridges the mobile, VR divide

HTC has just unveiled its 2018 flagship, the HTC U12+, proving that it's not yet done in the mobile market. It is perhaps no coincidence that it scheduled that announcement... Read more ...

Apple rejects Valve's Steam Link, the app won't come to iOS

Apple rejects Valve's Steam Link, the app won't come to iOS

Valve announced early this month that it will make game streaming from PC/Mac to mobile devices possible via Steam Link app. Initially, the app was launched on Android, but... Read more ...

Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more

Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more

Android Pay users have been able to dip into their PayPal accounts for a little over a year. Now, the money transfer service has partnered with Google to provide a more... Read more ...

Steam Link app isn't coming to iOS

Steam Link app isn't coming to iOS

In light of Facebook's most recent and biggest scandal, Apple has often touted its more direct and human-curated system of screening apps that go into its app stores. While... Read more ...

Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago

Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago

Here's a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio - of... Read more ...

Certain Android phones have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

Certain Android phones have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

According to a report published by Avast Threat Labs, several hundred Android handsets made by ZTE, Archos and myPhone come pre-installed with malware called "Cosiloon." The... Read more ...