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Supreme Court: prosecutors need warrant for phone location data

The US Supreme Court has ruled that officials must have a warrant to acquire a week or more of phone location data. Such information, particularly when mapped over a large period of time, has the potential to reveal sensitive details about someone, such as who they associate with, religious beliefs, and more.

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PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour has announced a partnership with Facebook that will result in more than 60 hours of live coverage being streamed on Facebook Watch, the social network’s video platform. Exclusive live Saturday and Sunday coverage will be made available on Facebook Watch, where the public can watch it for free. The streams will pull content from a total of eight … Continue reading

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Samsung 100% renewable energy vow sets two-year deadline

Samsung announced an ambitious new environmental pledge today, revealing that it will transition to 100-percent renewable energy in the United States, Europe, and China. This is an expansion of the company’s existing renewable energy initiative, expanding it to cover Samsung’s total operations in the three aforementioned locations

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Bixby smart speaker details surface

For as much talk as there’s been about Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker, the device is still shrouded in mystery.

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Hasbro just trademarked the smell of Play-Doh

As unusual trademarks go, scents are some of the rarest, but that hasn’t stopped Hasbro from trademarking the distinctive smell of Play-Doh. Little changed since 1956, when Play-Doh was first created, the scent is one of the most distinctive aspects of the modeling dough experience, its makers argue. “The scent of Play-Doh compound has always been synonymous with childhood and … Continue reading

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Phone batteries exploding at recycling facilities and dumps

Lithium-ion batteries are exploding at dumps and recycling plants across the United States – and that’s a problem. These types of batteries come most often in the device that’s likely in your hand or pocket – your smartphone.

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Samsung hit with patent lawsuit over Galaxy S biometrics tech

Encryption technology research firm PACid Technologies has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing upon its biometric patents.

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I Always Do This to Dress Up My Jeans

Works every time.

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Android Go released in USA today on an $80 phone

ZTE just became the first smartphone brand to release an Android Go phone in the United States. Android Go is a version of Android that makes “entry-level” smartphones perform their best, making their value propositions far more exciting than in phones of the recent past.

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Czech Republic extradites suspected Russian hacker to the US

The Czech Republic has extradited Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin to the United States, where he's accused of several hacking attempts dating back to 2012. A US federal grand jury had indicted him in 2016 for breaking into DropBox, Formspring and L...

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