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Android device updates: Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play Nougat updates detailed

Samsung also shared which batch of phones are going to get Nougat as the update rolls out to more hardware.

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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

However, security experts claim that the threat is 'remote' and 'limited in scope,' and call for a retraction by The Guardian.

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Google shutting older versions of Drive, G Suite apps

Google will begin to phase out legacy versions of its Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps beginning March 1.

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Trump nominee suggests IRS cybersecurity and staffing boosts

Steven Mnuchin, a former CIO and executive vice president for Goldman Sachs, told senators on Thursday that he is “very concerned about the lack of first-rate technology at the IRS” as well as staff cuts in recent years.

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Report: Samsung puts blame on battery size, suppliers for Galaxy Note7 fires

As Samsung prepares to release the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note7 fires, a new report says the battery itself was the problem.

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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over the past two years, Google has convinced developers to patch security issues in over 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store.

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iPhone 7 Plus accounts for bigger piece of U.S. pie

U.S. iPhone buyers significantly shifted purchase preference to the larger 7 Plus in 2016, a research analyst said Thursday.

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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

Microsoft’s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant's standing to raise the...

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Trump’s phone replaced with more secure device

President-elect Donald Trump has turned over the Android phone he used for tweeting and will use a more secure phone with encryption capabilities that was approved by the Secret Service, according to news reports.

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New Senate bill seeks sweeping H-1B changes

Among many other provisions, the legislation "explicitly prohibits" the replacement of American workers by visa holders.

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Data shows Tesla vehicle crashes dropped 40% with Autopilot

After ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla sedan with its semi-autonomous Autopilot engaged, the Department of Transportation also determined that the technology reduces crashes.

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Inside Intel's bold plan to personalize live 3D sports broadcasts

Viewers may soon see a big change coming in the way they experience the chills and thrills of live sports broadcasts. It'll customizable, interactive, and it will put them at the center of the experience.

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Assange seeks to discuss his US extradition with the feds

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he stands by an earlier pledge to face trial in the U.S., but he is first urging federal investigators to name the exact charges against him.

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China said it plans to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of this year, tweaking an exascale delivery date that's already well ahead of the U.S.

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Mozilla's new corporate logo evokes URL lingo

Mozilla yesterday unveiled a new logo for the company and foundation that includes typographical elements of a standard URL.

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Robot reporter gets first article published in China

We're at "the beginning" of human jobs being replaced by robots, one analyst says.

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Developers invited to try out Rust Language Server alpha release

The server enables IDEs and other tools use Mozilla's Rust programming language

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