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Android P could predict your frequently changed toggle settings in the future

Between adaptive brightness and more flexible audio options, Android P is giving users more ways to create a truly personal smartphone experience. That personalization could extend to your frequently changed settings as well. XDA-Developers combed through a “settings suggestions” app in...

Android

Yes, more ads! Six-second, unskippable Snapchat ads rolling out now

AdAge There are new Snapchat ads on the Snapchat app that are six seconds long – and unskippable. The new Snapchat ads are part of an experimental program to raise ad-viewing time within the app. The current average ad-viewing time in Snapchat is only two seconds. Everyone loves ads, w...

Android

The HTC Exodus is a blockchain-powered smartphone. But why?

HTC today dropped a surprise announcement: it will release a blockchain-powered smartphone called the HTC Exodus. The company will create a blockchain network where each HTC Exodus will act as a node. However, it’s not clear what the HTC Exodus can do that any other smartphone on the market...

Android

Get a free 43-inch 4K TV when you pre-order the LG G7 ThinQ in Canada

LG Canada LG is giving away a 43-inch 4k smart TV to people who preorder its upcoming LG G7 ThinQ flagship smartphone in Canada. The promotion will run from May 18 until May 31, meaning there is plenty of time for you to decide if you want to preorder the device. The offer is available to those wh...

Computing

Best business antivirus of 2018: Our top paid security tools for SMBs

If you're looking to protect your company PCs from malware, and you don't want to go with a free version, then our list of the best business antivirus software is here to help.Each entry in this list has been carefully chosen for its business features, such as remote installed and managed by a centr...

Tech

WhatsApp revamps Groups to fight Telegram

Facebook just installed its VP of Internet.org as the new head of WhatsApp after its CEO Jan Koum left the company. And now Facebook is expanding its mission to get people into “meaningful” groups to WhatsApp. Today, WhatsApp launched a slew of new features for Groups on iOS and Androi...

Tech

A dozen Google employees quit over military drone project

Enlarge / A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. (credit: USAF / Airman First Class Adarius Petty) Despite protests from employees, Google is still charging ahead with a Department of Defense collaboration to produce machine-learning software for drones. Google hasn't listened to a contingent of its empl...

Tech

Uber ends mandatory arbitration in sexual assault, harassment cases

Enlarge / Headquarters of car-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, California, October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Just over a year ago, an ex-Uber engineer, Susan Fowler, stepped forward with a harrowing tale of...

Tech

Hurricane season begins in two weeks, but hype season is in full swing

Enlarge / Hurricane Maria closes in on Puerto Rico in 2017. (credit: NOAA) After the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season—certainly the busiest and most destructive since at least 2005, and among the top five in the historical record—coastal residents in the United States, Carib...

Tech

Supreme Court declines to hear “podcasting patent” case, handing win to EFF

Enlarge (credit: Patrick Breitenbach / Flickr) Podcasters, you can now engage in your lengthy Maron opens without the feeling of being legally targeted by a Texas company that many would consider to be a patent troll. On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case of...


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