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Deal: Samsung offers up to $310 off the Verizon Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, along with the Galaxy Note 8, are three of the best Android smartphones you can buy today, and Samsung has just launched deals for all of them. As Droid Life noted, you can now get $280 off the Galaxy S9, $290 off the Galaxy S9 Plus, and $310 off the Galaxy Note 8...

Android

Here’s how to set up a VPN on your Chromebook

There are three ways to set up a Chromebook VPN. The first and easiest method is to use a Chrome extension if your provider offers one. Install it, toggle the service on, and you’re good to go. The second option is to use an Android app, but this only works on Chromebooks with acces...

Tech

CivTech Scotland wants to procure what no one knows exists

Here’s a tale of two organizations. When it comes to banking, I can walk up to an ATM anywhere in the world, slide in a card, hit a couple of buttons, and walk away with cash, often in less than 20-30 seconds. It’s magical, but so quotidian that we easily forget the vast technical infras...

Tech

Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release

Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of King.com’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for smartphones. The startup was founded by four former King.com staffers — Simon Davis, Fadzuli Said, Benjamin Chevalier and Saurabh Shukul &m...

Tech

Drip Capital helps exporters access working capital

Drip Capital is raising a $20 million funding round from Accel, Wing VC and Sequoia India. The company is helping small exporters in emerging markets access working capital in order to finance big orders. The startup also participated in Y Combinator back in 2015. Many small companies in emerging ma...

Tech

Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’

Space is a big place, and mostly empty — but there’s no shortage of objects which, should they float our direction, could end life as we know it. A new national plan for detecting and handling such objects was proposed today, and it includes the possibility of nuclear strikes on the inco...

Software

macOS 'Quick Look' exploit could reveal all your encrypted data

Quick Look is one of macOS’s most convenient features, but one developer has proven it’s also extremely vulnerable to hacking.Apple's Quick Look mechanism generates and caches thumbnails of files, images, folders and other data to give users fast and easy access. That’s generally w...

Apple

Car Consortium That Includes Apple Announces Digital Car Key Specification for Smartphones

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization that includes Apple, today announced the publication of a new Digital Key Release 1.0 specification, which is a standardized solution designed to let drivers download a digital vehicle key onto their smartphones. Described as an organization fo...

Apple

AMC Launches 'Stubs A-List' MoviePass Competitor for $19.99 Per Month, Launching June 26

AMC today announced the upcoming launch of a new movie-watching service that's designed to compete with MoviePass, allowing AMC customers to watch several movies per week for a monthly fee. While MoviePass permits customers to watch one movie per day for $9.95 per month, there have been questions a...

Apple

Instagram Launches New 'IGTV' Video Hub for Longer-Form Content [Updated]

Instagram today announced the launch of IGTV, a new video streaming service that's designed to compete with YouTube. The news was shared during a live broadcast from Instagram's headquarters in San Francisco. With the launch of IGTV, which is mobile first and built with smartphones in mind, content...


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