Jan 17

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids’ tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

“According to educators Joe Clement and Matt Miles, coauthors of the recent book “Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse is Making Our Kids Dumber,” it should be telling that people like Gates set strict rules on tech use.”

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Jan 15

Why you might want a foldable Samsung Galaxy phone

“Samsung’s foldable phone for 2018 is pretty much a done deal — the head of Samsung mobile said so — but will you really want one?That will depend, for one thing, on what we mean by “foldable.”

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Jan 14

Google is now testing its mysterious Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook

“Google has been experimenting with a new operating system, Fuchsia, for more than a year. Created by Google and open-sourced for a developer community to contribute to, Fuchsia is still a mysterious operating system that the search giant hasn’t detailed at all.”

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Jan 13

This $20 Raspberry Pi rival runs Android and offers 4K video

“The price of high-spec rivals to the $35 Raspberry Pi computer continues to fall. The latest low-cost Pi competitor to launch is the Orange Pi One Plus, a $20 board that on paper offers smooth 4K video playback, alongside HDMI 2.0a and Gigabit Ethernet.”

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Jan 12

Google pushes out January security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices

“The classic New Year Day’s hangover is apparently not a thing for Google, seeing how the search giant is pushing out the January security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices.”

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Jan 08

Samsung’s next tablet could have a rollable OLED display with fingerprint sensor

“Samsung has been granted a patent for a rollable OLED display with a built-in fingerprint scanner, hinting at the future of where its mobile devices could go.”

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Jan 06

Is Apple really going to buy Netflix?

“Apple could soon make a bid for Netflix, according to Citi analysts. While it’s complicated and far from certain, there’s a decent chance it might actually happen, and it all hinges on Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut.”

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Jan 03

Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first ‘killer app’

“January 2, 1979: Entrepreneurs Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston incorporate their company Software Arts to publish a little program called VisiCalc.”

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Jan 02

Hackers Broke Into Forever 21’s Payment System For Over Half of 2017

“Hackers breached “various point of sales terminals” at retailer Forever 21’s storefronts throughout the country, collecting “credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and sometimes cardholder names” from April 3rd to November 18th, 2017, CNET reported.”

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Dec 29

Signal strength may be hidden by carriers in a future version of Android

“Someday in the not-too-distant future, your Android phone might try to hide the quality of your current cellular connection from you.”

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