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How to protect your phone from border guards, and why it's probably a bad idea

How to protect your phone from border guards, and why it's probably a bad idea If the government wants your data, they're probably going to get it — one way or another.And of course, there are different considerations to be made if you're a U.

The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveals a lot about its home button

The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveals a lot about its home button The latest leak potentially reveals what it'll be like to use the phone without a physical home button.Three images and a 5-second video posted by Slash Leaks show the Galaxy S8 in, uh, some of its glory.

Samsung's gonna delay the Galaxy S8 again, report says

Samsung's gonna delay the Galaxy S8 again, report says But it looks like you'll have no choice but to suck it up and wait a little longer for Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S8.Noted phone leaker Evan Blass says his trusted sources have told him Samsung's moving the Galaxy S8's global release date from April 21 to April 28.

A Google Pixel 2 without a headphone jack wouldn't be the end of the world

A Google Pixel 2 without a headphone jack wouldn't be the end of the world Though it sure looks like Samsung's Galaxy S8 will keep the headphone jack, Google is reportedly looking to kill the classic headphone port for the Pixel 2, 9to5Google reports.The Google fan blog says it's seen an "internal Google document" that claims the headphone jack's going away.

If the CIA can hack connected devices, you must demand better privacy protection

If the CIA can hack connected devices, you must demand better privacy protection That's the message from cybersecurity experts Mashable spoke to on a day of explosive allegations following the latest WikiLeaks dump.Wikileaks dumped a trove of documents on Tuesday that allegedly show a range of techniques the CIA uses to hack or get around privacy protections such as encryption.

Google says it already fixed 'many' of the security flaws from Vault 7 leak

Google says it already fixed 'many' of the security flaws from Vault 7 leak On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released a large trove of documents, allegedly containing CIA hacking tools and security exploits for all major software platforms, including Android.Now, Google has publicly responded to the leak, claiming "many" of the vulnerabilities are already fixed.

Salman Khan may soon have his own line of smartphones

Salman Khan may soon have his own line of smartphones The 51-year-old Bollywood actor’s Being Human charity is planning to launch a range of smartphones in India, reports the Economic Times.According to the report, the first batch of smartphones will be priced under $300 and will try to rival offerings of Chinese companies Xiaomi, and Oppo.

Why the Samsung Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor is in such an awful spot

Why the Samsung Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor is in such an awful spot Ever since leaked images showed us the terrible placement of the fingerprint sensor on the upcoming Galaxy S8, we've been trying to figure out why Samsung would make such an awful, user-hostile design choice.As a result of Synaptics' failure, Samsung was reportedly forced to move the fingerprint sensor from the front of the S8 to the backside, or do without a fingerprint sensor at all.

Here's how (and why) you should fax your local politicians about Trump

Here's how (and why) you should fax your local politicians about Trump If so, you could get in contact with your senator or congressperson — by fax.A new service called Resistbot, which launched on Wednesday, allows Americans to send faxes to the politicians who represent them, all just by texting "Resist" to 504-09, Recode reports.

Put a lock screen on your phone, sheeple!

Put a lock screen on your phone, sheeple! ) of respondents didn't even use a lock screen on their smartphone.Those without lock screens must be very open to anyone scrolling through their phones.

U.S. carriers want you to buy the LG G6 so badly, they're giving out free TVs

U.S. carriers want you to buy the LG G6 so badly, they're giving out free TVs carriers have announced the LG G6 will launch on April 7.At first glance it might seem like LG's making the same mistake it's made in the past, and not undercutting the iPhone on price.

6 persistent phone charging myths, debunked

6 persistent phone charging myths, debunked Charging your phone should be easy — just plug it in and forget about it.First, a note about exploding phones: Almost all smartphones these days use lithium-ion batteries, and yes, those batteries have been known to blow up occasionally.

Everything you need to know about the Android O developer preview

Everything you need to know about the Android O developer preview However, the feature set is out in the open with the release of a developer preview build for recent Google devices.How, Android O brings PiP to all phones and tablets.

OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is the phone Batman's been waiting his whole life for

OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is the phone Batman's been waiting his whole life for A matte black OnePlus 3T.The startup phone maker announced on Wednesday plans to sell a "Midnight Black" version of its flagship OnePlus 3T.

New Snapdragon 835 tests show Qualcomm's latest SoC doesn't beat the 821 in every scenario

New Snapdragon 835 tests show Qualcomm's latest SoC doesn't beat the 821 in every scenario The new Snapdragon 835 uses a CPU core that Qualcomm calls the Kryo 280, but that chip isn’t based on its prior Kryo CPU at all.The new Built On ARM Cortex Technology license allows companies to make more significant deviations from ARM’s base plans without having to build entirely custom chips.

Apple all set to begin manufacturing iPhone 6, 6s, and SE in India

Apple all set to begin manufacturing iPhone 6, 6s, and SE in India Mashable reported last month that Apple intends to start manufacturing in India by as early as late April, starting with last year’s iPhone SE model for the first several months.The company will also be assembling the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s models in the nation, reports WSJ, citing a government official.

You soon won't need a card to withdraw cash at this shady bank's ATMs

You soon won't need a card to withdraw cash at this shady bank's ATMs And so, as of March 27, the San Francisco-based company is giving its account holders a way to access their money at 13,000 Wells Fargo ATMs across the U.Reuters reports that instead of the old fashioned insert-a-card-into-the-machine routine, customers can use the Wells Fargo app to generate an eight-digit code.

A new update will finally kill the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 once and for all

A new update will finally kill the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 once and for all The last remaining Galaxy Note 7 phones that haven't been returned will finally be put out of their misery.Earlier this year, Samsung said 97 percent of Note 7 devices had been recalled in the U.

He created Android and left Google. Now he's taking on the iPhone.

He created Android and left Google. Now he's taking on the iPhone. More than a decade after Andy Rubin sold his Android mobile operating system to Google, he's back in the mobile phone game.On Monday he posted a tweet with a sneak peek at the upcoming phone from his new company, Essential.

Android founder's new smartphone teased, lacks corners and bezel

Android founder's new smartphone teased, lacks corners and bezel Anyone who follows Android news knows Andy Rubin as the man who founded Android.The company has been toiling in secret since its inception, but Rubin teased its first phone the other day.