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The Essential Phone is finally shipping next week

Ex-Android boss Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will start shipping next week, at least in one color, according to an email spotted by <i>9 to 5 Google</i>. "As shipment of your Pure White device is still a couple of weeks away, we want to give you the option to change your order from a Pure White to a Black …

Motorola patented a display that can heal its own cracked screen with heat

Motorola is thinking about a day where phones can heal their own cracks. A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in an effort to slightly repair the damage. The process relies on something called "shape memory polymer," …

The race to the bezel-less bottom is on

You probably haven't heard of the phone you see above. It's called the Doogee Mix. As you’ll have noticed, it’s in line with the biggest trend in phone design for 2017 — that of slimming down the bezels around the screen as much as possible.<p>Ever since this phone's namesake, the Xiaomi Mi Mix, broke …

How to spot a victim of modern slavery and what you should do

<b>Modern slavery is probably not something you think about in your day to day life.</b><p>But by having your wits about you and noticing situations where …

Police say modern slavery far more prevalent in UK than thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Modern slavery and human trafficking are more prevalent across Britain than previously thought as more international gangs realize they can make significant sums from it, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday.<p>Tourists carrying Union Flag umbrellas shelter from the rain …

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We need to abolish slavery - again. Here's what Australia can do | Lisa Singh

There is every chance that some of the things you bought today were produced by a forced labourer. As a society, we have to take action to end this<p>Lisa Singh is a Labor senator for Tasmania<p>If I was to ask someone whether they were aware that the food they’d bought and the clothes they wore had …

Modern slavery and human trafficking victims 'in every large town and city in the UK'

Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is much more prevalent than previously thought, with cases affecting "every large town and city in the country", the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.<p>The body is currently assisting on 300 live police operations targeting modern slavery, with …

Human Trafficking PSA Uses A Fake Hotel To Show The Signs

Crime Stoppers Toronto and agency Tribal Worldwide created a fake hotel website to show how travelers can spot the signs of human trafficking<p>As …

At Las Vegas's Mayweather-McGregor Fight, Watch For Trafficking

With a highly anticipated fight between boxing’s biggest star Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and MMA firebrand Conor McGregor just around the corner on August …

Massage parlors trafficked in sex, offered menu of acts from $40 to $400, police say

A seven-month sting run by Miami Beach detectives has shuttered four massage parlors, led to three arrests and uncovered what authorities say was a …

Filipino maid falls to her death in China; questions on human trafficking raised

Image from Facebook/Asuncion Lairocse Lorain<p>Like most Filipinos seeking greener pastures, Lorain Asuncion left her family in the Philippines to earn …

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Babysitter, 17, 'forced to snort crystal meth and work as a prostitute for 10 days'

Christopher White, 19, and Adria Regn, 28 from New Jersey falsely imprisoned the girl, prosecutors say.<p>A New Jersey couple tricked a teenager into …

Fujitsu Receives AT&T 2016 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.<p><b>Richardson, TX, August 10, 2017</b><p>Fujitsu Network Communications is receiving the 2016 AT&T* Global Supplier …

IKEA adds HomeKit to existing smart bulbs with software update, new multi-color bulbs coming in October

IKEA announced earlier in the year that HomeKit integration was on the way for its smart bulb range by the ‘fall’. Slightly earlier than expected, the company pushed a software update to its WIRELESS hub today that enables HomeKit for its Tradfri lighting range.<p><b>Update</b>: IKEA appears to have jumped …

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Possibility of 4TB SSDs in future MacBook Pro machines via latest Samsung chips

The latest MacBook Pro machines offer up to 2TB SSDs, with an iFixit teardown revealing that this is achieved by using two 1TB Samsung V-NAND boards …<p>Samsung has now announced that it’s managed to double the capacity of these in a version to be available in 2018.<p>Samsung announced a 1Tb V-NAND chip …

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Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and memory cards. Clouds might be lingering over the …

'Are Aligned' turns VR into a party game anyone can enjoy

There's no doubt that VR can be an isolating experience. When you've got a headset and headphones on, you're effectively blocked out from the world. That's something developer Danny Dang wants to fix with <i>Are Aligned</i>, a virtual reality party game he developed during Viacom Next's Music + VR …

Snapchat CEO: Our dancing hot dog is “the world’s first augmented reality superstar”

Snap’s stock is down by nearly 16% at the moment, but there’s no stopping Snapchat’s dancing hot dog filter. During the company’s second-quarter earnings phone call today, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the popular filter—which has spawned a cavalcade of memes—had been viewed more than 1.5 …

Galaxy Note 8 Leak Reveals Samsung's Secret Feature

We know almost everything about the Galaxy Note 8, but just weeks before launch it appears this massive smartphone has one final secret hidden in its biggest upgrade…<p>The usually reliable ETNews (via The Information) says Samsung has managed to integrate pressure sensitive technology into the Galaxy …

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Amazon calls a $350,000 truce on the cloud wars and joins a Google-born cloud project

That's what Amazon Web Services (AWS), did when it officially joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) on Wednesday, just two weeks after Microsoft joined as well.<p>With Amazon's membership, CNCF now has the support of all five of the top cloud service providers, which is good news for …

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HBO hacker offered $250,000 for 'cooperation'

The HBO hacker is at it again. Just over a week ago, a hacker (or hackers) leaked the script for episode four of the latest seasons of Game of Thrones — and the cast’s personal phone numbers in the process. Today, he was at it again, leaking an email from HBO executives offering $250,000 as part of …

LG might finally enable FM radios in US phones

Radio might be so last century, but it's a cheap and effective format for broadcasting media -- and it won't cost you any data to tune into. Many foreign-built smartphones actually come with radio tuners, but they're hard to find in devices meant for the US -- if they aren't disabled by carriers. …

Crunch Report | Facebook Launches ‘Watch’ for Original Shows

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows<br>• Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth<br>• Consumer Reports pulls Microsoft Surface recommendation, citing high breakage rates<br>• 500 Startups’ Australia accelerator program is axed by its partner before it even …

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft today announced a new version of Windows 10 that’s specifically geared toward professional users that use high-end hardware to support mission-critical workloads. As rumored, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will feature Microsoft’s server-grade file system (the Resilient File System), …

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Uber’s new in-app chat will help you avoid exchanging creepy texts with your driver

:Thumbs-up emoji:<p>It was always a bit weird to wait for your Uber driver and then suddenly receive a text from an unknown number. “Where are you?” Often the driver would skip the anonymous text altogether and just honk their horn until you got the hint. (Literally while I’m writing this, a black car …

Apps

Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.: sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.<p>If Amazon moves ahead, it would represent the …

Chinese app developers reported Apple to antitrust regulators, alleging monopolistic behavior

<i>Update: CNBC reports that Chinese regulators are now examining the complaint. No formal investigation has been opened at this stage, however.</i><p>To be clear, the Chinese regulators are not formally investigating Apple over any breach of antitrust laws. Instead, the SAIC is only reviewing the complaint. …

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This Ritzy Hotel’s Website Is Hiding Very Dark Secrets in Plain Sight

As you scroll through the Hotel De Jeunesse’s new website, you’ll realize this is no ordinary place to spend the night. In fact, you’ll be shocked to …

Pro-Trump trolls silent after “alt-right” ship detained in Mediterranean for apparent human trafficking

<b>Right-wing protesters at an anti-immigration demonstration organized by the racist movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, or Pegida, in Dresden, Germany on October 19, 2015 (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)</b><p>An anti-immigrant group chartered a boat to disrupt humanitarian missions …

Federal Judge Notes Good Done by Gay Escort Site, Sentences Founder to Six Months in Prison

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Jeffrey Hurant, founder of Rentboy.com, to six months in federal prison for promoting prostitution.In a turn both …

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