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Man who hit cops with laser, then crashed as he fled, ordered to prison

Enlarge (credit: FreeGreatPicture) A Fresno, California, man has been sentenced by a federal judge to 18 months in prison after having pleaded guilty to firing a laser at a police helicopter. On Monday, Michael Alvarez became the latest person to be convicted in a string of prosecutions brought b...

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Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better

Canonical recently released Ubuntu 18.04, the company's latest iteration of its popular Linux distribution, nicknamed Bionic Beaver. Ubuntu 18.04 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and will receive updates and support from Canonical until April 20...

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Apple reportedly removing apps that share location data with third parties

Enlarge (credit: ymgerman / Getty Images News) Apple is reportedly enforcing some of its privacy rules more stringently for apps in its App Store. According to a report by 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker started removing apps that share location data with third-parties without "explicit consent" from u...

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Georgia governor vetoes cyber bill that would criminalize “unauthorized access”

Enlarge / Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, with wife Sandra Deal, receives the Infinity Gauntlet from Mitch Bell on April 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is not known if he used the gauntlet to apply the veto stamp to Senate Bill 315, which would have criminalized some security research while allowin...

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Intel graphics cards could see a CES 2019 unveiling

Intel has been rumored to be working on a discrete graphics card for some time now, and we may well see it announced at CES 2019.At least that’s the word on the Internet according to Anthony Garreffa from TweakTown. According to an industry source within Intel, Garreffa alleges that Intel&rsqu...

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Whisper it – encrypted direct messages might be coming to Twitter

A recent discovery in the official Twitter app for Android suggests that it will soon support encrypted direct messages.Eagle-eyed developer Jane Manchun Wong discovered the option in the app's APK (Android Application Package – essentially the app's installer).  Back in 2016, whistleblow...

Android

Android TV With Android P Gets Quicker Setup, Autofill, Other Goodies

During the “What’s New in Android TV” session at Google I/O 2018, the team talked about Android P making its way to the platform. With Android P, we’re actually getting some nice improvements, particularly to the setup process. Once Android TV units get Android P, they will g...

Android

That Goofy Android TV Dongle From the FCC is Real as the ADT-2

Remember that random dongle that showed up at the FCC a few weeks back, looking like a knockoff Chromecast, 3rd party Android TV unit? It’s real! Sort of. Google actually announced it today at I/O as the ADT-2, a developer unit that won’t ever be sold in stores. Seriously, that dongle I...

Android

Video: Android P Beta First Look and Tour!

Want to see exactly how to work the new navigation gestures in Android P on a Pixel 2 XL? We’ve got you, my friend. After playing with the latest Android P Developer Preview for the past couple of hours, we’ve put together a quick video to show off some of the new changes. In this clip,...

Android

Google News Replaces Play Newsstand, Uses AI to Curate What’s Important to You

Google announced a massive update for Google News at I/O this morning, one that incorporates plenty of AI to bring the best of the news straight to your Android device. Set to replace the existing Google News and Weather app on your phone, the new Google News utilizes AI to “find the best of h...


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