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2 weeks ago

Twitter acknowledges major leak of usernames and passwords

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Twitter has acknowledged that "numerous" usernames and passwords seems to have been leaked. The company says that while it is confident that its own servers haven't been breached, it would appear that the leaks came from attacks on other websites and services.

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2 weeks ago

Cyanogen OS 13.1 brings mods from Microsoft and more to the OnePlus One

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Cyanogen OS 13.1 is currently rolling out for OnePlus One owners. It includes new mods from Microsoft as part of its partnership with Cyanogen.

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2 weeks ago

Beta impressions with Pokémon Go!

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The long wait for Pokémon Go is almost over, and it's time for a first look.

For quite some time now we've been waiting to get that first official glimpse at Pokémon Go, the new game from Niantic. Pokémon Go brings the handheld pocket monster game to the mobile platform, and lets anyone in the world became a world class Pokémon trainer. The game is only available in Beta right now, but we should see a full release later this year.

If you want all the fine details you can check out our Pokémon Go game guide, or keep reading to see our thoughts on how the game feels so far.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: A great fitness wearable, but with a little extra

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Samsung Gear Fit 2

The fitness band world has some very entrenched incumbents, but Samsung wants to get in on the party.

The quick take

Samsung learned a lot of lessons with its Gear S2 smartwatch and applied them smartly to the Gear Fit 2, its newest fitness tracker. The light, comfortable, powerful and nice-looking wearable handles all your fitness and activity tracking needs, while also adding in a little bit of the experience you'd expect to find on a fully fledged smartwatch. The software can be a bit more than some will want to deal with, and not everyone wants to use S Health for their data tracking, but the price is right and Samsung has put together a great total package.

The Good

  • Dedicated GPS
  • Smartwatch-like notifications
  • Great display
  • Solid hardware

The Bad

  • Too big for small wrists
  • Screen shape isn't ideal for notifications
  • Less battery life than other fitness bands
  • Some won't want to use S Health

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2 weeks ago

Pokémon Go game guide: It's time to catch them all!

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Time to take hold of your dreams, become a Pokémon trainer, and catch 'em all!

Just about everyone knows about Pokémon, a game where you travel the world in order to collect every pocket monster on the planet. For over a decade it has won hearts, and now, Pokémon Go is coming to a mobile phone near you. Whether you are rocking an Android or an iPhone, this game is going to be available to play.

We've got all the details that you need to hit the ground running. We cover how to find and catch Pokémon, how Gyms and teams work, what items you can hope to find, and how evolution is going to work. Pokémon Go is still in the beta phase and not yet available to download but we've been deep in the trenches, catching, hatching, and evolving Pokémon ahead it's official launch, which is scheduled for sometime later this year. We've got the definitive guide to Pokémon Go. Keep reading for all the details!

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2 weeks ago

Take advantage of the Massive 24-hour Vainglory Spring Sale

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The mobile MOBA Vainglory is having a massive spring sale tomorrow for 24 hours where every hero is a whopping 25% off. Not only that but each and every hero will be in the free rotation too, allowing you to try before you buy. The promotion will start at 6 a.m. ET on June 11.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi is launching a dedicated Mi Community in India, beta signups now live

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Xiaomi is launching a Mi Community for its Indian fans. The manufacturer is taking registrations for 500 beta testers, and the forum is set to go live on June 20. Through the Mi Community, fans will be able to share feedback, suggest new ideas, take part in contests, and more. The members in the community will also be eligible to attend product launches, and win "exclusive prizes."

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2 weeks ago

Samsung exec says bendable displays are 'right around the corner'

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A Bloomberg report from earlier this month suggested that Samsung will unveil two phones with foldable screens at next year's Mobile World Congress, but according to the head of Samsung North America, the technology is "relatively right around the corner."

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2 weeks ago

Samsung rolls out June security patch to the Galaxy Note 5 in Australia

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Pay is going live in Singapore on June 16

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Earlier this year, Samsung announced that its contactless payments service will debut in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia. Today, the manufacturer revealed that Samsung Pay will go live in the country starting June 16. Customers using the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note 5, and the S6 edge+ will be able to access the digital payments service.

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2 weeks ago

India rejects Street View

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The Indian government has rejected Google's bid to bring its fleet of Street View vehicles into the country. The country's Home Ministry said that giving Google the ability to record street-level imagery would be detrimental to national security, as the vehicles could potentially record sensitive government installations.

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2 weeks ago

You can now reply to comments on Facebook with a video

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If you're an avid Facebook user, you'll be glad to know that the social network has enabled video replies to posts and status updates. The camera icon — which let you add photos in replies — now allows you to record and share videos as comments.

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2 weeks ago

Moto Z specs

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Moto Z and Moto Z Force

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are exciting, but what powers them?

Motorola hasn't always packed bleeding-edge specs into its flagship phones, but the Moto Z and Moto Z Force break away from that trend a bit. You're very much getting top-end specs in these phones, which is refreshing to see. If you want to see everything that these phones offer on the inside, this is the full list of specs.

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2 weeks ago

How to use Trusted Devices in Android

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Using Smart Lock is an easy way to mix security with convenience — keep your Android locked unless you want it unlocked.

Introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Smart Lock includes the addition of what's called a Trusted Device. A trusted device is anything — from an Android Wear smartwatch to a smart luggage tag to your car's stereo — that can be connected to your phone via Bluetooth, or a programmable NFC tag that's been set up to unlock your phone when the two are close enough to communicate.

While folks who are truly security-focused won't use any of the Smart Lock options (if someone steals your phone they will probably steal your smart watch, too) they are one of those good things that get more people to lock their phone because it's more convenient to unlock it — just like a fingerprint scanner. Anything that causes more people to protect their data and keep things locked away, the better we say.

This post was previously published. It has been updated with more current information and instructions.

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2 weeks ago

The Moto Z is coming to Canada this fall, but the Force is not with you

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Get the Moto Z — later this year.

Canadians will be able to purchase the Moto Z in the fall, but the Moto Z Force, the phone's unbreakable counterpart, will remain a Verizon exclusive.

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