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Google Play security will extend to apps shared offline

Issues of control aside, there are technical and practical benefits to getting your Android apps from Google Play Store instead of third-party repositories or, worse, free-floating APKs. The biggest problem with that, however, is that installing apps, or even just browsing, requires an Internet connection, which might not be available at all times in all markets

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Virtual reality headsets make it easier to give kids shots

Children aren’t the most receptive when it comes to needles, but virtual reality is helping change that. A new study details research into the use of VR headsets in the doctor’s office, specifically as a tool to distract kids from the mild pain associated with getting a shot or blood drawn.

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Volvo just made a huge recycled plastic promise

Volvo plans to dramatically increase the green credentials of its cars, promising to use at least 25-percent recycled plastics from 2025. The push will see the Swedish automaker offset its use of new plastic – both in the cabin and elsewhere in the construction of its vehicles – by introducing a greater percentage of reused materials.

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Galaxy S9 AR Emojis welcome two classic Disney characters

Given the box office success of the Incredibles 2, you’d think Samsung and new partner Disney would promote it to no end. You might, however, be a bit late to the news because that already happened late last month when The Incredibles, including the beloved Jack-Jack, were transported to Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones and transformed into AR Emojis. This … Continue reading

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It’s hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it’s Volvo’s first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker – which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles – has been talking up the tech that goes into cars … Continue reading

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Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered teaser videos shows off sexy front end

Fans Volvo cars that have a performance bent are looking forward to June 20 when Volvo officially unveils the all-new S60. That range will include a Polestar Engineered version that we talked about earlier this month. Ahead of that official launch on the 20th, Volvo has posted a teaser to Facebook that focuses mainly on the front end of the … Continue reading

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Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Android has, justified or not, earned a reputation of being easily compromised by malware, especially when installing apps from third-party sources. On the desktop side, that has traditionally been Windows’ infamy.

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Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage: you can’t have it

It’s an unfair and honestly unreasonable fact of life that not all smartphones of the same model are created equal.

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Instagram lets creepers be creepers by dropping alerts for Story screenshots

Back at the beginning of February, Instagram announced that it would begin notifying users when other people snapped a screenshot of the Stories they shared. Snapchat, which has been a continuous source of inspiration for Instagram, has done something similar for years, so it wasn’t really surprising to see Instagram follow suit in this instance. What is surprising is what’s … Continue reading

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HoloLens 2 tipped to use Qualcomm XR1 VR chip

Inside the Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented/mixed-reality headset is tipped the most major appearance of Qualcomm’s own XR1 VR chip. This processor isn’t technically as powerful as the Qualcomm Snadpragon 845, but according to all the information we have on the XR1 so far, it’s made for and capable of running a device just such as this.

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