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19 hours ago

'BadUSB' malware highlights the danger of plugging random mystery drives into your computer

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New malware exploits USB, but isn't really that scary

Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It's called 'BadUSB', and it's a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the firmware that controls the basic function of USB devices. The researchers claim that it's not a problem that can be patched, saying that they're "exploiting the very way that USB is designed," but in the end all they've done is highlight that you shouldn't go around plugging USB drives, devices, or whatnot that you don't trust into your computer.

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21 hours ago

Hulu finally adds some free viewing options to Android app

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Hulu Plus has been updated for Android users so that you don't need a Plus subscription to stream select video content. Previously, the Android app requires that users pay for the $7.99 monthly subscription to access video content, but now it looks like Hulu is freeing up some of that content to non-subscribers.

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21 hours ago

Verizon Galaxy S5 getting OTA with myriad of interface and app fixes

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T-Mobile's Galaxy S5 isn't the only variant getting an update today, as GS5 owners on Verizon are getting a more sizable update with a proper changelog from the carrier. After pulling down the OTA you'll be on software version KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9, which updates a few of Verizon's applications and makes a whole bunch of small tweaks.

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22 hours ago

Updated Qi wireless charging means your phones won't have to be directly touching the charger

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The new Qi v1.2 specification will enable wireless charging through even greater spans than before. The current Qi standard is capable of blasting power wirelessly through up to 7mm of space, but the new standard amps that up to 45mm (1.77 inches). This will make it much easier to embed Qi chargers inside of things (like desks, tables, cars, blocks of cheese, etc).

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22 hours ago

Top 8 LG G3 camera tips and tricks

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LG G3 Camera

The G3 has a pretty great camera, but here are a few tips to make the most of it

The LG G3 has received plenty of credit for its fantastic camera. From general image quality to laser focusing and UHD video, this phone can do just about anything you want it to in the imaging department. When you first launch the camera not every feature will be immediately apparent to you, though — we're here to help with that.

Read along and see the top eight tips and tricks for making the most of your LG G3's camera.

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22 hours ago

Guardians of the Galaxy table now available for Zen Pinball HD

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Just ahead of the movie's release in theaters tonight, Zen Studios has added a Guardians of the Galaxy table to its library of in-game purchases for its free Zen Pinball HD game for Android via Google Play.

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23 hours ago

Wunderlist 3 adds public list sharing and real-time sync

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The popular to-do app Wunderlist received a nice update today, bringing along some features that will certainly keep it at the top of its game. Thanks to a redesign and some backend changes, Wunderlist 3 now offers public lists and real-time sync — allowing users to immediately see changes rather than waiting for a 15 minute refresh. Making lists public also moves Wunderlist 3 away from a personal to-do app, into a better, full-on list app with even more uses.

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1 day ago

French telecom Iliad making a surprise $15B bid for control of T-Mobile US [update]

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French telecom Iliad wants to drink Sprint's T-Mobile milkshake

Update: Iliad has confirmed with a press release that it is indeed making the bid for T-Mobile, and has submitted the offer to T-Mo's Board of Directors. Iliad's owners and Board of Directors have unanimously approved the deal, which would see Iliad paying $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile, valuing it at $36.20 per share, a 42 percent premium over its current stock price.

Original story: In a bid that's come way out of left field, French telecommunications firm Iliad SA is also offering to buy a controlling stake in T-Mobile US. T-Mobile, itself a subsidiary of T-Mobile Germany, has been engaged in long-running negotiations with US rival Sprint. The $15 billion bid from Iliad comes as a surprise, not just for their previously unexpressed interest, but that Iliad is a smaller company that T-Mobile in both terms of subscribers and value.

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1 day ago

Small update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 provides 'improvements'

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile's network should be on the lookout for a new but small software update, which should offer some performance improvements.

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1 day ago

Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case

Add some extra ruggedness to your Galaxy S5 with this case from Urban Armor Gear

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't the most fragile phone on the market, but perhaps you looked towards the Galaxy S5 Active with envy over its rugged qualities. But you can make up that sort of ruggedness with a good Galaxy S5 case. Well, with the Composite Hybrid Case from Urban Armor Gear you can have a little of that on the regular Galaxy S5 and toughen it up for the rigors of everyday modern life.

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