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Privacy International hits out at unconsented Facebook tracking within apps

Privacy International hits out at unconsented Facebook tracking within apps

After spot testing 34 popular (10-500 million users) Android apps , the group found that 23 of them were sending data over to Facebook without any kind of user consent - and even for those without a ...

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Amazon's Shares Jump 6 Percent After Record-Breaking Holiday Sales

Amazon's Shares Jump 6 Percent After Record-Breaking Holiday Sales

The record orders for Amazon were part of what appears to have been a good holiday season overall. Amazon customers worldwide ordered more items than ever before this holiday season, accordin...

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As of late afternoon, no CenturyLink ETA for restored Internet service

As of late afternoon, no CenturyLink ETA for restored Internet service

The head of the Federal Communications Commission said he has directed the FCC's public safety staff to launch an investigation into the nationwide outage . If you have a cell phone and need to c...

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PS Plus January 2019: Steep and Portal Knights free for PS4

PS Plus January 2019: Steep and Portal Knights free for PS4

Steep is a snowboarding game by Ubisoft Annecy, the studio now working on The Division 2 alongside Massive Entertainment. Portal Knights is an independent survival action role-playing video g...

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Elizabeth Kids Track Santa Online via NORAD Site

Elizabeth Kids Track Santa Online via NORAD Site

Collman and the president had been connected through NORAD , the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which on Christmas Eve is tasked with tracking Santa's movements as he delivers gifts ar...

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Apple: Some New iPads Are Slightly Bent, But That’s Totally Normal

Apple: Some New iPads Are Slightly Bent, But That’s Totally Normal

Following the video, a number of users on social media platforms and on the MacRumors forum have posted photos of their 2018 iPad Pro with a bend or curve that they claim happened gradually over...

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Mobile will also offer the 5G Galaxy S10

Mobile will also offer the 5G Galaxy S10

Smartphones with model numbers that are attributed to upcoming Galaxy S10 models have surfaced on browser benchmark sites. The idea behind Bright Night centers on taking better photos in the dark....

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PH improved to 8th place as most gender equal country - WEF

PH improved to 8th place as most gender equal country - WEF

Zahidi said participation of men in the workforce has increased more than women. This serious gender imbalance at birth puts it at the bottom of the WEF's rankings in terms of women's health and survi...

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Microsoft Officially Launches Windows Sandbox

Microsoft Officially Launches Windows Sandbox

To start up quickly, the Sandbox simply boots up from a VM snapshot instead of going through the entire Windows boot process. This will allow Windows 10 users to run specific programs in an isolated...

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How to Play Music from Apple Music on Amazon Echo with Alexa

How to Play Music from Apple Music on Amazon Echo with Alexa

The new support is rolling out to the Alexa mobile apps, giving users the option of enabling Apple Music as a music service. The rollout has started in the U.S. To ensure better security, the se...

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Microsoft addresses faulty Surface Pro 4 firmware issue with device replacements

Microsoft addresses faulty Surface Pro 4 firmware issue with device replacements

The teaser doesn't reveal much details (except for semi-hidden renders of the device), but the hashtag #OnTheGo all but confirms that it's the Surface Go we are talking about. Surface Go brings t...

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Facebook bug exposes millions of users photos

Facebook bug exposes millions of users photos

Facebook said the bug had to do with an error related to Facebook Login and its photos API. One such tool involves the Photos API, which lets developers request access to users' photos to pr...

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How to Unlock Bayonetta in Smash Bros Ultimate

How to Unlock Bayonetta in Smash Bros Ultimate

This may cause matchmaking to take more time. Other changes go to the online matchmaking, which has been less than ideal at launch. There is also no guarantee that matchmaking will be done exactly a...

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Sundar Pichai tells Congress Chinese search engine isn't coming soon

Sundar Pichai tells Congress Chinese search engine isn't coming soon

Rishma is now pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations and has a special place in her life for sifting through all sorts of random trivia, thank you very much. "There are a number of f...

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Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Even if Apple does force all iPhone users in China to upgrade to the current version of iOS, Qualcomm is still seeking a settlement. Apple states that, "based on the iPhone models we offer today i...

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OnePlus 6T sales grow 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T sales grow 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6

It comes with OnePlus' new fast charging tech that it calls Warp Charge 30. Buyers can also avail some exciting launch offers on the new 6T variant. The number "30" in Warp Charge 30 indicates the...

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The Witcher x Monster Hunter collaboration starts early 2019

The Witcher x Monster Hunter collaboration starts early 2019

Offering a hefty preview, the Trial Version allows new players to experience quests up to the 3-star level and online multiplayer up to Hunter Rank 4. Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter World's...

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The Outer Worlds Is The Upcoming Sci-Fi RPG From Obsidian Entertainment

The Outer Worlds Is The Upcoming Sci-Fi RPG From Obsidian Entertainment

Your character awakens from hibernation, from there, you'll explore the colony, get to know the settlers, resolve conflicts and try to overcome the various threats coming your way. Published by Priva...

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CS:GO now Free-to-Play, adds Danger Zone battle royale mode

CS:GO now Free-to-Play, adds Danger Zone battle royale mode

Danger Zone's formula is pretty straight-forward - there's one map, Blacksite, where 16-18 players trek along, finding loot boxes, weapon caches and currency. As in other battle royale titles, player...

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Thousands of O2 users stuck offline in mobile phone blackout

Thousands of O2 users stuck offline in mobile phone blackout

Companies that share O2's network - such as GiffGaff, Sky Mobile and Tesco Mobile - are also being hit by the problems. A third-party supplier to the company had identified a "global software issue"...

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Qualcomm Releases 5G Enabled Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Releases 5G Enabled Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

It also features a Computer Vision (CV) ISP to enable cutting-edge computational photography and video capture features. However, in a saturated mobile market, it is up to device makers and carriers a...

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Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year

Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year

Much like the Galaxy S9 series, the Galaxy S10 family is expected to utilize the earpiece as another speaker when necessary and hence deliver a stereo audio experience which should once again be optim...

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Hyundai Palisade Arrives Ready To Haul Your Whole Family

Hyundai Palisade Arrives Ready To Haul Your Whole Family

LED illumination is optional out back. Hyundai said the Palisade's exterior was styled to stand out and exude security to appeal to "parents with growing families and active lifestyles". The for...

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AWS Announces 13 New ML Services and Capabilities, Including a Custom Chip

AWS Announces 13 New ML Services and Capabilities, Including a Custom Chip

The designers of DeepRacer have equipped the autonomous vehicle with an artificial intelligence (AI) technique called reinforcement learning , which was inspired by how animals learn from responses to...

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Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones

Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones

It's also relatively low-priced, with plans starting at $US20 ($28)/month for unlimited talk and text, with an additional $US10 ($14) for each GB of data. "You'll have reliable coverage and the Googl...

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More photos of Pixel 3 Lite leak online

More photos of Pixel 3 Lite leak online

And, unsurprisingly, the Pixel 3 XL is much bigger than the Pixel 3 Lite . But it certainly looks like the company has another variant on the way. Someone somewhere in Russian Federation managed ...

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Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer starts tomorrow for select players

Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer starts tomorrow for select players

Those who bought the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition will be the first to join the eagerly-anticipated online mode. It always seemed likely such a fighting format would be included in the o...

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Black Friday 2018: Here Are All The Best Deals!

Black Friday 2018: Here Are All The Best Deals!

From Xbox Ones to PS4s, we've seen the massive retailer slash prices on tonnes of games, console bundles and peripherals. You'll find everything from older titles at a dirt cheap $10 price tag such as...

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Instagram declares war on fake likes

Instagram declares war on fake likes

Dozens of companies openly advertise apps and services promising to let Instagram users quickly boost followers and likes, including Skweezer, Incentafan, Mr. If you've noticed any sudden drop in fo...

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The 10 Best iPad Pro Accessories

The 10 Best iPad Pro Accessories

So if you want to pick up a new Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar at this Black Friday price point then we advise you to move fast. As you will see, the anodization is easy to scratch off, and the ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to sport a 6.66-inch AMOLED screen

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to sport a 6.66-inch AMOLED screen

The latest report indicates Samsung is planning on announcing all four smartphones in mid-February. This is a brand new low price for the S8. Samsung is bringing the world's first smartphone wit...

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Black Friday 2018: Where to get the PlayStation 4 'Spider-Man' bundle

Black Friday 2018: Where to get the PlayStation 4 'Spider-Man' bundle

We called it "a console packed with raw potential" in our 2017 review and with many games now taking advantage of the 6TF of power and superb graphics capabilities, it's a great time to get in on ...

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Google Pixel 3 XL Users Now Complaining About Distorted Audio from Speakers

Google Pixel 3 XL Users Now Complaining About Distorted Audio from Speakers

It might take two or three seconds to take a photo in Night Sight mode. If you are into night photography or just want to take some pictures in the dark, such as in a dimly lit restaurant or monum...

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FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11943 broadband satellites

FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11943 broadband satellites

The deal means SpaceX is primed to build on its already formidable interstellar real estate, and make tangible headway in its pursuit of a space-based internet. The satellites will employ optical in...

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Galaxy S10's antenna and camera parts may be trusted to Chinese suppliers

Galaxy S10's antenna and camera parts may be trusted to Chinese suppliers

The series itself is expected to consist of three models, with the most affordable one reportedly marking Samsung's return to flat screens in the high-end segment of the market. Besides the three gl...

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