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    The Samsung Galaxy Be aware 20 Ultra’s 120Hz display screen is good for gaming, with a significant refresh amount that make game titles more responsive and seem a lot smoother in-action. Viewing smartphones tout 120Hz shows is outstanding, primarily contemplating a lot of higher-stop TVs, displays, and sport consoles battle to strike regularly large refresh...
    A ROMANIAN pickpocketing gang terrorising Brits in Majorca by using child thieves to steal £11million from holidaymakers has been arrested. Police in Spain say the criminals stole from British and Irish tourists in a long-standing scheme that went for more the a decade. 8Spanish police arrested 34 alleged members of a criminal gang said to...
    If you’ve been looking for a OnePlus 7 Pro, there’s a chance you’ve had a tough time finding one. It’s completely sold out on OnePlus’ site, but right now, Daily Steals is offering this phone for $450, which matches the lowest price that we’ve seen yet. To get this price, enter the code VERGEONEP in...
    The Microsoft Surface Duo is a smartphone I haven’t tested yet—but based on what I do know, it already has me worried. It’s somewhat like the new crop of foldable phones in that it can fold and flip, and it runs Android 10 just like the Galaxy Fold. It also demands a sky-high price like the upcoming...
    Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News) The mobile phone war between Google and Apple will heat up this fall as both companies offer new devices and new versions of their operating systems. But there’s no need to wait if you’re looking for a bargain. Apple released its $399 iPhone SE in April and Google is...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has banned the Chinese app TikTok on state government phones, citing security concerns. Ricketts announced the ban Wednesday, days after President Donald Trump ordered a sweeping ban on dealings with the app's Chinese owners. Ricketts said Nebraska's ban is intended to protect the state against cyberattacks. “The...
    A former chief of Britain’s security service, MI6, warned top politicians in Britain that if their children use the Chinese social media app Tik Tok, the communist regime may have a backdoor into their private data. Nigel Inkster, the former director of operations and intelligence for the British Secret Intelligence Service, said that TikTok could...
    GOOGLE is working on an Android phone powered earthquake alert system. The first part of the system has just started rolling out and if you opt in your accelerometer data will be used to create an earthquake detecting algorithm. 3The system will warn people to take cover Accelerometers measure vibrations or motion speeds of objects....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Android phones will be used to sense earthquakes around the world and may one day be able to provide global warnings, with the first mass alert system unveiled Tuesday in California, Google announced. Google, which helped develop Android, worked with California and the U.S. Geological Survey to build the quake alerts...
    California earthquake early alerts will be a standard feature on all Android phones, avoiding the need for users to download the state’s MyShake app to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to create earthquake alerts on all...
    California earthquake early alerts will be a standard feature on all Android phones, avoiding the need for users to download the state’s MyShake app to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to create earthquake alerts on all...
    California's earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state's MyShake app in order to receive alerts, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said.The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to build the quake alerts into...
    California earthquake early alerts will be a standard feature on all Android phones, avoiding the need for users to download the state’s MyShake app to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to create earthquake alerts on all...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — California’s earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state’s MyShake app in order to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android,...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state's MyShake app in order to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – California’s earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state’s MyShake app in order to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to build...
    cell phones around the world have something known as the International Mobile Equipment Identification code (IMEI, for its acronym in English). We could say that this is something like your national identity card. It is a series of 15 digits that allows you to identify a computer, block it if it is stolen or verify...
    By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google's Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California. Japan, Mexico and California already use land-based sensors...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  Google is adding California’s earthquake early warning system as part of its Android operating system for mobile phones, the company said Tuesday. The feature means that the state’s earthquake early warnings will be piped into phones using the Android system without the need to download a separate app. Gov. Gavin Newsom welcomed...
    Security researches warn over one billion Android phones are at risk of becoming a spying tool for hackers. The team found 400 vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, which are staples in the smartphones. The flaws, collectively called 'Achilles,' lets cybercriminals access photos, videos, location data and other sensitive details on the handset. First uncovered by...
    Google's newest smartphone, the Pixel 4A ( 9/10, WIRED Recommends), is the best it has ever made and it only costs $350. But it lacks some of the extras you can get on pricier phones, like wireless charging, waterproofing, and a screen with a wonderfully smooth 90 Hz refresh rate. If you want these features...
    Millions of Android phones are at risk due to an “Achilles” flaw in Qualcomm chips, which involves vulnerable code on almost half of all Android smartphones. Researchers have found that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip, one of the most widely used processors in Android phones, has hundreds of bits of vulnerable code that leaves millions of Android...
    Sunday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) discussed the threat to American national security concerns by Chinese-owned TikTok. Cotton called the social media application a “Trojan horse” on cell phones. “TikTok is like a Trojan horse on American cell phones,” he said. “And that’s why I commend...
    The company hasn’t been shy about wanting Huawei’s business. In its latest earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said Qualcomm was determining how it could sell to every phone maker, “including Huawei.” However, there weren’t indications of a lobbying campaign at the time. It also comes soon after Huawei settled a patent dispute with Huawei by...
    It has never been as easy to share photos, links, files, and more with others nearby on Android as it has been on iPhones. Apple users have AirDrop, which lets you seamlessly send almost anything to other nearby Apple devices with just a few taps. Now Google, the company that develops Android, is finally taking...
    We've only got so much time outside before it starts to get cold. We've collected deals from around the web on Bluetooth speakers, phones, and headphones you can take with you to enjoy the great outdoors. (Please wear a face mask and stay six feet apart from other people!) If you're relaxing inside instead, we've...
    Used to be that if you wanted a new phone, you had to choose between something cheap and something good. But a recent slate of smartphones like the new Google Pixel 4A and the Apple iPhone SE offer an appealing compromise: most of the features and processing power of a $1,000 phone for somewhere around...
    GOOGLE plans to launch its first foldable phone next year, according to reports, following in the footsteps of rivals Samsung and Huawei. A leaked document suggests the high-tech mobile, codenamed "Passport", will be part of the search giant's popular Pixel range of smartphones. 3Folding smartphones like the Huawei Mate X cost upwards of £1,500Credit: Reuters...
    US wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon go out of their way to make expensive smartphones seem affordable. You may wonder why you shouldn't buy a Samsung Galaxy S20 if you only have to pay $0 down and $47 a month for it? Whether you pay it all at once or in 24 monthly installments,...
    (Bloomberg) – Samsung Electronics Co. established its premium line of Android devices for the rest of the year with the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 series and a preview of the upcoming foldable Galaxy Z Fold 2 at its first virtual launch event. After losing the crown of the world’s largest smartphone maker to...
    Samsung aims to lift its sinking smartphone sales with three new models that will test consumer willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The latest Galaxy phones, unveiled Wednesday during an online showcase, will cost $1,000 to $1,300. Such prices are have become standard for top-of-the-line phones in...
    Samsung is promising to provide “OS updates up to 3 generations” for Galaxy phones, but that won’t apply to all the phones it makes. Samsung says it will happen for phones from the Galaxy S10 and newer, but that some of its lower A-series phones may not be up to it. In a statement to...
    By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer Samsung aims to lift its sinking smartphone sales with three new models that will test consumer willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The latest Galaxy phones, unveiled Wednesday during an online showcase, will cost $1,000 to $1,300. Such prices are have...
    Samsung aims to lift its sinking smartphone sales with three new models that will test consumer willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The latest Galaxy phones, unveiled Wednesday during an online showcase, will cost $1,000 to $1,300. Such prices are have become standard for top-of-the-line phones in...
    After that, as Android Police pointed out, things are unclear. The policy applies to “flagship models,” suggesting that entry-level devices like A-series phones will still only get two years of Android updates. In any case, the shift brings Samsung’s flagships a bit more into line with Google, which offers Android updates on Pixels for at...
    This week, Virginia plans to release a COVID-19 exposure notification app based on the specifications published by Apple and Google in April. The app, called COVIDWISE, is the first fully deployed implementation of Apple and Google’s system in the US, and was beta-tested by the state department of health. The specification is designed to preserve...
    BERLIN – Girls have studied harder and spent longer on creative projects than boys during Germany’s coronavirus pandemic, but both have frayed their parents’ nerves more than they did before schools closed in March, a survey found. The average time that children have spent on schoolwork has fallen to 3.6 hours a day since...
    SOUTH Korean tech titan Samsung has unveiled its latest crop of Galaxy Note smartphones during a live-streamed launch event. Announced Wednesday, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra boast 5G connectivity and gigantic screens to match their sky-high price tags. 5The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hits shelves later this monthCredit: Samsung/The Sun Samsung Galaxy...
    SOUTH Korean tech titan Samsung has unveiled its latest crop of Galaxy Note smartphones during a live-streamed launch event. Announced Wednesday, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra boast 5G connectivity and gigantic screens to match their sky-high price tags. 5The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hits shelves later this monthCredit: Samsung/The Sun Samsung Galaxy...
    At its second annual Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, Samsung has announced a spate of new devices, including new flagship smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and wireless earbuds. The media event, for the first time in its history, was an entirely virtual affair, and it was livestreamed directly from South Korea to eliminate the need for...
    Samsung Galaxy Note 20Verizon Samsung on Wednesday announced a bunch of new products, including phones, tablets, a watch and new earbuds. This is typical timing for Samsung, which usually likes to get its best new products out in August before the fall when Apple typically launches its new iPhone and Apple Watch. Samsung was the...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Girls have studied harder and spent longer on creative projects than boys during Germany's coronavirus pandemic, but both have frayed their parents' nerves more than they did before schools closed in March, a survey found. Average time that children have spent on schoolwork has fallen to 3.6 hours a day since then,...
    Today, Samsung is going to announce a giant pile of new gadgets. Here’s what to expect: Two Note 20 phones, a couple of Tab S7 Android tablets, a new Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Ear Buds Live. I am on record that Samsung should have the guts to call those earbuds Ear Beans because tech needs...
    Google has introduced a new way for Android users to protect crucial files like ID documents, particularly in developing countries where devices are often shared. Called “Safe Folder” and located in the Files by Google app, it lets you protect documents, images, videos and audio files with a 4-digit PIN code, on top of your...
    A recent ban on photo-taking devices inside Chinese state granaries has prompted concern China could be suffering from a grain shortage, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Monday. China Grain Reserves Cooperative (Sinograin) issued an order last week banning all photo-taking devices from a storehouse unit in Heilongjiang, a northeastern province bordering Russia. The ban followed...
    Google Nearby ShareGoogle Google on Tuesday announced Nearby Share, a new technology for Android phones that will let you send pictures, files, links and more to other Android phones that are nearby. It's very similar to Apple's AirDrop option on iPhones, Macs and iPads. Apple first released AirDrop in 2011, so Google's a bit behind in...
    Hi everybody. I’m back to writing this newsletter after some time off and somehow, magically, still somewhat refreshed by my week off in the woods of northern California. If you’re a new subscriber, welcome! This is a newsletter about computers and consumer tech. I’m not going to try to catch you up on everything that...
    By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has started selling a long-delayed budget smartphone boasting the same high-quality camera and several other features available in fancier Pixel models that cost hundreds of dollars more. The Pixel 4a unveiled Monday will be available Aug. 20 after months of delay caused by...
    SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has started selling a long-delayed budget smartphone boasting the same high-quality camera and several other features available in fancier Pixel models that cost hundreds of dollars more. The Pixel 4a unveiled Monday will be available Aug. 20 after months of delay caused by supply problems triggered by the pandemic....