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BlackBerry KeyOne specs vs. HTC U Ultra, Google Pixel, iPhone 7

Added: 25.02.2017 19:15 | 3 views | 0 comments

Just how well does BlackBerry's keyboard-toting "comeback" phone stand up against the other guys?

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Uber's no good, very bad month

Added: 25.02.2017 13:50 | 3 views | 0 comments


Nobody wants to be Uber right now.
In the past month, the San Francisco ride-hailing firm faced a  and , which have devastated employee morale and steered users away from the service. Then it was slapped with a lawsuit Thursday, in which Waymo — Google’s...

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Google Pixel vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Which camera is better?

Added: 25.02.2017 13:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

Google says its newest phone has the best camera on a phone, ever. Can it beat the iPhone 7 Plus?

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Google Cracked SHA-1 Encryption: What Does It Mean?

Added: 25.02.2017 10:51 | 0 views | 0 comments


Google has cracked the code for the the SHA-1 algorithm, which is a crucial aspect of the internet's security. This likely means SHA-1's encryption usefulness has come to an end.

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In Pittsburgh's fight against blight, some areas left behind

Added: 25.02.2017 8:01 | 6 views | 0 comments


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Across Penn Avenue from bustling Bakery Square - home to corporate offices of UPMC and Google - stand two new five-story glass apartment buildings.
Residents at the Bakery Living complexes enjoy amenities that include a pool, gym, lounge, free coffee and bike paths. They're less than a ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Android Messages Replaces Messenger as Default Messaging App

Added: 25.02.2017 6:01 | 0 views | 0 comments


Google already has three messaging apps apart from Android messages — Hangouts, Allo and Duo.

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Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid user data exposed by massive security flaw

Added: 25.02.2017 5:21 | 1 views | 0 comments


The good news is that hackers do not appear to have taken advantage of a severe Cloudflare security bug that would have given them access to sensitive customer data including passwords and authentication tokens. The bad news is that the bug was only recently discovered, which means it went undetected for nearly five months.
Cloudflare is a content delivery serviced used by more than 5.5 million sites, including plenty of popular ones that you might use on a regular basis such as Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid. In other words, it's probably a good idea to change your passwords immediately.
The bug was initially discovered by Google’s Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy, . He then Cloudflare once he realized what he discovered, comparing it to Heartbleed in scope and severity. The company promptly fixed the issue.
"The bug was serious because the leaked memory could contain private information and because it had been cached by search engines," Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming wrote in a  on the company blog. "We are disclosing this problem now as we are satisfied that search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive information. We have also not discovered any evidence of malicious exploits of the bug or other reports of its existence."
The security bug could have exposed plenty of user data, including passwords, cookies, tokens used to authenticate users, and even Cloudflare’s encryption keys used to protect server-to-server traffic. And all that data was then cached by search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing, which would have given hackers nearly live access to the data.
Even though Cloudflare acknowledged the issue, Ormandy took issue with the company’s disclosure. "It contains an excellent postmortem, but severely downplays the risk to customers," he wrote in an update. He was also the one to mention the names of the companies that may have been affected by security breaches in a Twitter message.
https://twitter.com/taviso/status/834900838837411840
1Password said in a that thanks to its triple encryption layer, no sensitive data was ever exposed to hackers.

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Google’s Pixel XL works much better on Verizon than T-Mobile for one weird reason

Added: 25.02.2017 4:21 | 5 views | 0 comments


It's 2017, which means we're long past the days when your phone should lock you in to one particular carrier. Unfortunately, Google doesn't seem to agree.
A  Cellular Insights takes a deep dive into how the Google Pixel XL performs on different networks. According to their testing, 3x Carrier Aggregation -- a feature that combines different LTE bands for blazing-fast speeds -- doesn't work on T-Mobile, but does on Verizon.

The end result will be slower speeds for T-Mobile users compared to Verizon, even if the two networks are totally equal in one place. It's a handicap for T-Mobile, as most customers won't know that it's the phone causing the slowdown.
The reason for the lack of 3xCA on T-Mobile appears to be software related. 3xCA works just fine on Verizon, and Google advertises 3xCA as a feature for the Pixel XL. Cellular Insights explains the problem:
"Despite the device being fully unlocked and (at least initially) marketed in North America as Cat 9 capable, Google exercises the right to enable and disable not only LTE bands and CA combos on “per operator” basis, but capabilities and features as well, such as LTE Category and Higher Order Modulation. We simply can not rationalize the reason behind this decision, but it is hard to imagine that this was an accident, knowing that T-Mobile is one of the very first U.S. operators to rollout 3xCA, as well as one of the first operators globally to activate DL-256QAM, UL-64QAM, EVS, etc. We are hoping that one of the upcoming Google OTA updates will take care of T-Mobile specific carrier profile, allowing the Pixel XL to take the full advantage of the network."
With your tinfoil hat on, there's one obvious explanation for this behaviour: Verizon is the exclusive carrier retail partner for the Pixel and Pixel XL in the States. If you want a Pixel on T-Mobile, you'll have to buy it outright unlocked from Google and get your own T-Mobile SIM. Hypothetically, there might be some agreement between Verizon and Google to only enable certain network features on Verizon, giving the network a sly upper hand.
Google did not immediately return a request for comment.

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Google Cracked SHA-1 Encryption: What Does It Mean?

Added: 25.02.2017 4:01 | 0 views | 0 comments


Google has cracked the code for the the SHA-1 algorithm, which is a crucial aspect of the internet's security. This likely means SHA-1's encryption usefulness has come to an end.

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