The Moto X4 reboots Motorola’s midrange X series with a glass design, dual camera, and some nifty software tricks. Take a closer look in our Moto X4 hands-on review.
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Juniper Networks acquires Cyphort, maker of a machine learning-powered analytics engine that can be integrated with existing security tools — The Silicon Valley startup makes security analytics software. Financial terms were not disclosed. — Juniper Networks announced Thursday it plans …
Becoming a better professional by spending some time playing on your phone sounds like a crazy claim that’s too good to be true. After all, aren’t smartphones making us dumber? Well, in some cases yes. There isn’t much evidence proving that scrolling through Instagram will make you a genius, but there definitely are some beneficial apps for you to use. Most of the apps make bold claims about their benefits, but these filtered ones have the science to back them up. 1. Make Better Decisions with Sleepbot As a working professional, getting a full eight hours of sleep may seem…
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We love Oxenfree around these parts. The paranormal thriller captures the awkwardness of being a teenager incredibly well, tasking players to uncover the mystery of an abandoned military base while managing relationships with friends along for the ri…
Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robots has created its own fully programmable version of R2-D2 from the Star Wars films.Pocket-lint has previewed the new Droid ahead of its official launch. Is this the Droid you're looking for?R2-D2 Droid hardware…
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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will be conducting assessments of government agencies over the coming year to confirm their compliance under privacy obligations.
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A notorious hacker collective gave Wikileaks a scare late Wednesday night, hijacking the organization’s front page and making it appear as though the site itself had been seriously compromised. The group, known as OurMine, openly mocked Wikileaks on its own homepage, claiming they “hacked” the site. However, the truth is a little more complicated.
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A South Carolina couple claims in a proposed federal class-action lawsuit (PDF) that Amazon sold defective eclipse-watching glasses that partially blinded them during the historic coast-to-coast solar eclipse on August 21. Corey Payne and fiance Kayla Harris say in their lawsuit that because of the eyewear Payne purchased from Amazon, the couple is now suffering from “blurriness, a central blind spot, increased sensitivity, changes in perception of color, and distorted vision.” Amazon issued a recall of defective and perhaps counterfeit eclipse eyewear in an e-mail sent out to customers before the event. Payne said he did not receive the message. His suit seeks to represent others who were injured or may be injured from the eyewear purchased on Amazon. The alleged Tennessee-based maker of the glasses, American Paper Optics, is not named in the suit. The suit seeks funds “for medical monitoring” because “Plaintiffs and members of the proposed class have or will experience varying degrees of eye injury ranging from temporary discomfort to permanent blindness.” The suit also demands unspecified monetary damages, punitive damages, and legal fees and costs.
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Google has just announced an update to its mobile keyboard for Android, Gboard, that makes it easy to express whatever your emotions are. Google is rolling out the update over the next few days, so you may not be seeing it right now. If you are, though, you now have the ability to download stickers and insert them directly into … Continue reading
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Twitch released a desktop app earlier this month offering more functionality than its browser version, but they saved even bigger news for PAX West. Today at the games show, the streaming channel platform announced that creators will soon be able to…