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Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you’re really recording us

The Amazon Echo and Google Home promise only to listen when we give a “wake word.” But how often do they go off on their own?

7 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Essential Reportedly Cancels Its Second Phone, Might Sell Itself Off

Last year Andy Rubin’s smartphone company Essential launched their first smartphone, the Essential Phone. It was a game changer in the sense that it introduced the notch in full screen smartphone ...

9 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Internal Documents Claim Apple Knew The iPhone 6 Was Prone To Bending

Several years ago when the iPhone 6 was first launched, many lauded Apple’s brand new design, although that quickly turned sour when it was discovered that the iPhone 6 had started to bend ...

9 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Apple offers £54 credit to iPhone users who replaced battery last year

Apple is offering global users a refund for replacing their batteries. To be eligible, users need to have replaced their battery on an iPhone 6 or newer model in 2017.

18 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Amazon Music app now offers hands-free control thanks to Alexa

Amazon Music's mobile app introduced Alexa voice control back in September, but there was a catch: you still had to tap a button to take action. Why couldn't you just talk ...

9 hours ago from Engadget

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Apple To Allow All Users To Download Their Collected Data

Apple has always touted themselves as being a company that values the privacy of its customers and users, going as far as taking jabs at Facebook during the social network’s data privacy scandal. ...

21 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world

Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will make it a lot more versatile. At the annual ...

6 hours ago from Engadget

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Another T-Mobile bug gave anyone access to your sensitive info

A security researcher recently discovered a bug on T-Mobile's website that allowed anyone to access subscribers' personal details. Those include users' full names, addresses ...

24 minutes ago from Engadget

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FBI misstated number of encrypted phones due to error

FBI officials say a programming error led them to vastly overstate the number of cell phones that investigators could not access because of encryption.

Wed 23 May 18 from Phys.org

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