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Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves For example, apps can employ ultrasound cross-device tracking (uXDT) to find out where you are or what you’re watching.The research was funded by the German government, and surveyed top Android apps to see how many were using uXDT technology.

Samsung, T-Mobile Offer Buy-One-Get-One Free Deal on Galaxy S8

Samsung, T-Mobile Offer Buy-One-Get-One Free Deal on Galaxy S8 In this case, Samsung and T-Mobile are teaming up to offer customers an option that’s refreshingly free of gotchas.Here’s how the deal works: You buy two new Galaxy S8 phones, activate at least one of them on T-Mobile, and Samsung issues you a rebate of up to $750 within 7-10 days of activation.

Samsung Demos Stretchable OLED Display

Samsung Demos Stretchable OLED Display It’s been showing off flexible AMOLED panels for years, but now it’s demoing something new: stretchable OLEDs.Instead of simply bending and flexing, you can change the shape and size of these panels without distorting the image.

The Essential Phone's Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint

The Essential Phone's Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint Now, the company has announced Sprint, and only Sprint, will be the carrier partner for the Essential Phone.It’s the only US carrier partner for the Blackberry KEYone, the HTC U11, and a few others.

5 Features That Will Reshape Phones

5 Features That Will Reshape Phones A taller screen ratio can more effectively use the surface area and make a phone more comfortable to hold.A taller screen like the G6’s 18:9 panel is comparatively narrow, while still having a large diagonal measurement.

Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests

Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests For as long as we’ve had benchmarks, we’ve had companies willing to cheat on those benchmarks to make themselves look good.XDA-Developers managed to get their hands on a OnePlus 5, however, and the results are damning.

Dad takes daughter's phone away, follows up with best troll

Dad takes daughter's phone away, follows up with best troll One dad decided to make the whole ordeal 1200 times worse with a note.According to a Reddit post Tuesday morning on r/pics, a dad had slipped a note under her daughter's bedroom door that appeared to display a series of text messages.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5: Is a Budget Flagship Good Enough?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5: Is a Budget Flagship Good Enough? The OnePlus 5 has much of the same hardware as the Galaxy S8, but it costs hundreds of dollars less.The Galaxy S8 is a more attractive phone with great build quality, but the OnePlus 5 is not far behind.

CopyCat Android Malware Infected 14 Million Devices Last Year

CopyCat Android Malware Infected 14 Million Devices Last Year Security firms are reporting on a particularly successful strain of malware called CopyCat, which reportedly hit some 14 million devices last year, and successfully gained root access on about 8 million of them.Once installed on a device, CopyCat uses a suite of five previously patched vulnerabilities to attack a device.

Adobe to Kill Flash Plugin by 2020

Adobe to Kill Flash Plugin by 2020 There was a time when Adobe Flash powered almost anything on the internet that moved.This was the first mobile phone with a browser you could use without wanting to claw your eyes out.

Apple Ordered to Pay $506 Million in CPU Patent Dispute

Apple Ordered to Pay $506 Million in CPU Patent Dispute In 2015, a jury found Apple had infringed on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and hit the company with a $234 million verdict for infringement.Two days ago, a judge more than doubled the amount Apple had to pay, resulting in total charges of $506 million.

Your next phone's probably gonna have an ugly cutout right on its screen

Your next phone's probably gonna have an ugly cutout right on its screen The phone's hardware is nothing special, but the screen, which has a whopping 87.5 percent screen-to-body ratio and a cutout for the selfie camera, is a total showstopper.

Essential Phone Production Has Started, Launches Next Week

Essential Phone Production Has Started, Launches Next Week Now, Rubin is heading up an effort to build new phones at his new company, Essential.The long-teased Essential Phone PH-1 was unveiled at the end of May, and at that time Rubin said the device would be in our hands inside of a month.

LG Adds FM Radio Support in Current, Future Phones

LG Adds FM Radio Support in Current, Future Phones It can be difficult for other companies to stand out in the US, but LG may have hit on an interesting way to do so, by offering free FM radio on its phones.A list of devices that support FM Mode is available at NextRadio’s website.

Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat

Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of people tapping away at a shattered smartphone screen as they wait for their next upgrade window to open.Despite all the advances in screen tech over the years, most smartphones are still highly susceptible to this kind of damage.

Google Launching Android O During Solar Eclipse, Will Probably Call It 'Oreo'

Google Launching Android O During Solar Eclipse, Will Probably Call It 'Oreo' Starting in Android O, apps will be able to implement “notification channels.Video apps will be able to add support for picture-in-picture mode in Android O as well.