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Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

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New web security standard promises safer, faster browsing

It's safe to say that web security could use a tune-up given the deluge of malware attacks and data breaches. Thankfully, it's about to get one. The Internet Engineering Task Force has approved Transport Layer Security 1.3, a new standard that makes some fundamental improvements to how and when web …

Google is starting to block GApps on 'uncertified' devices, but you can register an exemption for ROMs

Google has always controlled which devices ship with its proprietary GApps—a package that includes such necessities as the Play Store and Google Play …

Reddit bans its DarkNetMarkets subreddit

Reddit has officially banned the R/DarkNetMarkets and other communities dedicated to illegal dark web markets. Users attempting to access the …

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Google app hints at custom Routines in Assistant

You can already use Routines in Google Assistant, but you've so far had to tweak "ready-made" examples to fit your needs instead of creating your own from whole cloth. That might not be a problem before long -- <i>9to5Google</i> has discovered code in the latest Google app beta hinting at upcoming support …

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.<p>The #deletefacebook …

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How Apple can make a foldable iPhone good

If all the rumors are right, you won't be able to escape foldable phones if you try.<p>The latest scuttlebutt is that Apple is on track to join Samsung and Huawei in a growing group of device makers planning to make a foldable phone. While Samsung's may arrive by the end of 2018, a foldable iPhone is …

Elon Musk plans Boring Co. flamethrower rebranding to avoid customs scrutiny

20,000 preorders and it’s already stirred up plenty of controversy<p>In nearly every respect, The Boring Company flamethrower has been one of Elon Musk’s most talked-about creations just this year. After many comments of disbelief that the device actually existed, the flamethrower may be attracting …

Oracle's Silicon Valley campus is now home to a high school — here's what it's like inside

Oracle is known for its database technology, but it soon could be known for something else as well — educating kids.<p>Last month, the tech giant opened the doors of a brand new $43 million high school building built on its Silicon Valley campus. The building is the new home for Design Tech — also …

Trust is good, quantum trickery is better

An international team of scientists has proven, for the first time, the security of so-called device-independent quantum cryptography in a regime …

iOS 11.3 Beta to Get Throttling Kill Switch in February as Apple Trials 'Reserve a Battery' System in Canada [Updated]

Following a report that the United States government is investigating Apple's power management function that slows down some older iPhone models, Apple issued a statement on late Tuesday confirming that it has "received questions from some government agencies" and is "responding to them."<p>In the …

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