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There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

Yet another LG G5 leak ahead of official unveiling bares all

<b>Update:</b> Blass has since tweeted a more polished leaked image of the LG G5, included below.<p>LG was planning on giving the world its first look at the G5 in Barcelona this Sunday just ahead of the Mobile World Conference, but peeks of the device have been cropping up all over the place. However, a …

Mobile Technology

The LG G5's screen is 'always on'

LG's G5 is set to be a major departure from the company's previous flagship phones, with an entirely new design featuring an unusual accessory slot at the bottom. And LG just announced a new feature — according to a GIF posted to Facebook and reproduced below, the phone will have an "always-on" …

I bought my mom a Chromebook Pixel and everything is so much better now

Sometimes less is more<p><i>This is</i> The Divergence<i>, a weekly column from The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, exploring the spaces around modern technology.</i><p>My mother loves Steve Jobs so much she got a little teary when I gave her a Chromebook Pixel for Christmas. She didn't open the box for almost 10 …

iPhone

This Tablet Can Replace Your Television

Over the past couple of years, the consumer tech industry has been wrestling with hurdles impeding its growth. First, people have stopped upgrading …

LG G5 said to feature first of its kind modular design

<b>Update:</b> <i>Hoping to learn more about the LG G5, we reached out to a source familiar with LG’s plans for the G5. Our source didn’t directly address whether or not the rumor of a modular design is accurate, though the source did state that</i> <i>LG’s “next phone is going to have a lot of competitors slapping</i> …

Mobile Technology

SlimType is a QWERTY keyboard cover for the Galaxy S6

It seems that BlackBerry isn’t alone in wanting to revive the QWERTY keyboard for mobile phones, as Norwegian company One2Touch has just unveiled its own physical keyboard accessory for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but not the Plus model, called the SlimType.<p>The SlimType connects up to the …

Gear & Gadgets

Flagship Yu Yutopia launched for Rs. 24,999

Smartphone manufacturer Yu, which is partly owned by Micromax, has launched its latest handset for the Indian market today. Its top-of-the-line Yu Yutopia packs in some pretty serious hardware and won’t break the bank either.<p>The Yu Yutopia boasts a 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, which is …

Mobile Technology

Announcing the results of Best of Android and Readers' Choice 2015

We don’t think about it, but we Android fans are very lucky. Every end of the year, we get to look back and say “wow, what a year is has been!”<p>In 2015, the vibrant Android ecosystem reached new heights. Phone makers launched amazing flagships with stylish designs and impressive features. Budget …

Phones

Samsung agrees to pay $548 million to Apple for patent infringement

It all began back in 2011. Apple sued Samsung for infringing the company’s patents for things like “multi-touch gestures” and “tap to zoom” capabilities. The next year, a court ruled in Apple’s favor. Apple requested $2.5 billion in damages, but the judge decided that Samsung should pay …

Patents

The head of Tesla's Autopilot feature now works for Google

There seems to be a trend with companies that are vying for the top spot in the race to build the first completely autonomous car – poaching other companies’ employees. Numerous reports claim that Tesla and Apple have been trading employees as of late, and many other companies do the same. Now, …

Tesla

OnePlus responds to USB Type-C cable confusion

Goolger Benson Leung has been calling out a lot of USB Type-C adapter cable manufacturers lately for not correctly sticking to the official specifications and potentially causing damage to older charging hardware. One of the companies caught out was OnePlus, which supplies a USB Type-C cable and …

Mobile Technology

Hurts so good: 12 hours with the new Samsung Gear VR

I have long been fascinated with the idea of virtual reality, but despite the explosion of VR devices and media over the last few years, I haven’t really spent much time trying it out. I’ve done a total of maybe 15 minutes in an Oculus Rift and another 20 in Google Cardboard. I’m a dilettante of …

Google Search can now answer much more complex questions

For some, Google Search has become something of a personal assistant. As Google’s voice recognition algorithms have improved, the feature’s ability to fetch information and obey commands on the fly has become more and more useful. Today, Google made some changes to the way Search processes …

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump and T-Mobile's CEO clashed on Twitter, and things got ugly

In one corner, folks, we have an outspoken businessman running for president. In the other, the outspoken CEO of T-Mobile.<p>Grab some popcorn, because …

Nexus 6P vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5

When the Nexus 6 was released last year, Google and Motorola took the Nexus line up a notch, bringing the world a powerful Nexus device that was more comparable to its competitors than ever before, though it still lacked in a few areas such as camera, and offered a less premium plastic build. With …

Phones

BlackBerry Vienna: company's second Android phone shows up in leaked image

We never thought BlackBerry would be so enthusiastic about releasing Android phones. CEO John Chen recently mentioned there were other Google-powered handsets in the works, and now we are seeing the first images of what could be the next BlackBerry Android handset.<p>This image comes from renown …

Mobile Technology

Nitpicking the Nexus 5X: Gosh the grievances!

Now that the LG Nexus 5X has hit the hands of some of the more hardcore haves, I thought it would be a good time to sound off on some of the sour spots. Make no mistake, the <i>device is a fantastic product</i> and <i>a worthy upgrade</i> from the original Nexus 5. Still, I tend to test out a <i>lot</i> of phones for …

Phones

Snapdragon 810 vs Exynos 7420 vs Helio X10 vs Kirin 935

Which is the best Android smartphone SoC? We test the Snapdragon 810, the Exynos 7420, the MediaTek Helio X10, the Kirin 935, and the Snapdragon 801. But before looking at these chips, let’s start with a high level look of mobile processor technology.<p>What is a SoC?<p>The SoC defines what a smartphone …

Mobile

New York's Attorney General probing state broadband speeds

For an industry obsessed with accuracy, it seems hilarious that the broadband speeds that you pay for are so vague and ill-defined in reality. It's a situation that has angered New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (pictured), so he's launching a statewide probe into users internet speeds.</i> …

BlackBerry details the security measures it baked into the Android-powered Priv

I think we all agree that security concerns regarding the Android platform are a bit over-hyped. Some significant threats (like the Stagefright vulnerability) show up from time to time, but those are rare. The average user should be fine as long as he knows how to identify a potentially dangerous …

BlackBerry

This tour of Google's NY HQ was shot with the new Nexuses

Curious about the new Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones <i>and</i> what goes on inside Google’s New York headquarters? Well, Youtuber’s <i>Nat and Lo</i> can help you with both, as they have taken the two new smartphones out for a test run around Google’s offices, using them to film the entire video above without the …

Android News

OnePlus 2 invites no longer expire in just 24 hours

Like the OPO before it, OnePlus has done a lot of questionable things with the OnePlus 2, such as being slow to get the phone into the hands of consumers and putting up odd contests including one where they ask people to trade their Note 5 for a OnePlus 2. Thankfully, it’s not all bad – OnePlus’ …

Mobile

The CEO of Tag Heuer nailed a 'huge problem' with the luxury Apple Watch

Speaking to CNBC on Monday, Jean-Claude Biver said: "Above $2,000," or£1,310, "the connected watch has a huge problem. There is no eternity, it means it will become obsolete, and who wants to buy a $10,000 - $20,000 watch, that becomes obsolete after five or 10 years?"<p>The vast majority of Apple's …

Stagnation situation: Apple's new line-up reflects Android's dominance

<i>Apple.</i> The name, the image, the products, the passion. <i>Steve Jobs.</i> The man, the myth, the legend, the leader. Said alone, either has the ability to agitate; said together and hot damn, that’s some bad weather. For ages nothing could be more detestable to the average Android fan than any given …

Galaxy Note

How to Give Your Phone a Near-Stock Android Experience

A major hallmark of the Android operating system is flexibility. When developers get their hands on that flexibility, it’s understandable that they would want to gear up their device with as much customized software as possible. A number of phones produced today come with extensive modifications …

Google Now

Best portable projectors - here are our top rated picks

Until recently, pocket-sized portable projectors were nothing more than a novelty. They were fun, but didn’t offer very good viewing experiences. They’re still niche products, but lately there has been an upswing in quality. Quite a few OEMs are now stepping up their game in this arena, delivering …

Gear & Gadgets

Canon's 120-megapixel camera plumbs the depths of your pores

In case you thought current cameras didn't expose your physical flaws enough, this week's Canon Expo featured a prototype of the company's EOS series packing a whopping 120 megapixels. For contrast, Canon's current offerings top out around 20 to 50 megapixels. But 120? That's enough to capture …

Our Best of IFA 2015: the 5 most impressive products from the show

Rain and chill blanketed Berlin last week, adding a gloomy hue to a cityscape that, even in the nicest of weathers, can be described as austere. But there was no gloom in the buzzing halls of Messe Berlin, the sprawling exhibition venue where IFA takes place every September.<p>A spectacle of light, …

Gear & Gadgets

Moto X Pure review