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The Debate At The Heart Of The Digital Age

<i>This column was posted today on the Box blog here.</i><p>As we’ve all seen by now, last week the US Government made an unprecedented request to Apple: help create software to bypass the iPhone’s self-destruct capabilities, thus weakening the security protections its customers (consumers, businesses, and …

Privacy

Watch The Samsung Galaxy S7 Unpacked Conference Live Right Here

Samsung’s unpacked press conference at MWC in Barcelona is about to begin. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST).<p>We’ll have a live team on the ground to cover all of Samsung’s announcements. Rumor has it that Samsung is about to announce not one, but two new flagship …

Phones

HP's monster spec Windows 10 smartphone is a brave move

With Mobile World Congress unofficially kicking off already, seeing new smartphones announced isn’t much of a surprise. Seeing a Windows smartphone from HP with a ridiculously impressive spec list was, however.<p>Called the Elite x3, the device offers up a 6-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) …

Sony's new Xperia smartphones arrive with a range of odd connected devices in tow

Sony has launched two new smartphones today in the form of the Xperia X and Xperia XA at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona today.<p>The two new X series are the first of the ‘new-look’ Xperia brand. Both are available in a range of colors, as well as being offered in a gold version. The XA model …

Sony's 2016 Xperia X-series Include Breakthrough Qnovo Battery Tech

It looks like we’ll finally see some breakthrough battery improvements introduced this year and Sony, not Apple or Samsung, is the manufacturer bringing it to its latest smartphones. Sony’s 2016 lineup of Xperia smartphones, launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain today, will include Qnovo …

Mobile

Planet Earth is getting a second season that was partially filmed by drones

<i>Planet Earth</i> is returning to TV later this year, and this time, it'll be in 4K. The original 11-part series debuted in 2006 and was the first BBC nature documentary to be filmed in high definition. It helped propel HDTV's popularity, and this new season will take those stunning nature shots a step …

Snoop Dogg

Google Has Quietly Changed How You See Ads On Its Site

Google has removed ads from the right side of its desktop search results, and has placed them on the top and bottom of search pages.<p>Instead, the …

AdWords
General Motors

Android flavors through the years

Android through the years

Android News

Most Americans Say Apple Should Help Unlock Terror Suspect’s iPhone

By<p>Elizabeth Dwoskin<p>Elizabeth Dwoskin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lizzadwoskin<p>elizabeth.dwoskin<p>elizabeth.dwoskin@wsj.com<p>A slim majority of Americans supports the U.S. government’s effort to get Apple to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.<p>In the …

Silicon Valley