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Put Android Oreo on your PC with Android-x86 8.1 RC1

There is no shortage of ways you can run Android apps on a PC, be it a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. But, as we’ve learned recently, not all of them are that trustworthy after all. Ensure that nothing suspicious creeps completely undetected is one of the benefits of open source

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Ex-CIA engineer charged in ‘Vault 7’ leak

Last month when we learned that Joshua Schulte still had not been charged for allegedly providing CIA hacking information to Wikileaks despite being in custody for months, his family said he was a "scapegoat" for the data bungle. Today he was charged...

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One leak: everything you need to know

Xiaomi isn’t exactly known for playing by Google’s rules so the Mi A1, its first Android One smartphone was both a surprise and almost considered a fluke. A deleted Twitter poll, however, proved that vanilla Android One was more popular than its own MIUI skin. While Xiaomi will hardly give up its customizations because of that, it seems it has … Continue reading

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Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban in the US

The Trump administration's decision to work with Chinese President Xi Jinping to bring ZTE back to business didn't sit well with lawmakers from both sides.

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Huawei might be blocked from Australian 5G network

While ZTE is fighting for survival in the US, fellow Chinese company Huawei is also struggling in Australia.

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What’s on TV: ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Preacher’ and ‘Westworld’

The FIFA World Cup is already rolling along, but this week we're getting ready for the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage on Netflix. AMC has the season premiere of Preacher and Comedy Central brings Drunk History while Westworld wraps up season two...

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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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IBM’s Project Debater is an AI that’s ready to argue

A large group of journalists and IBM employees sit quietly while a black monolith (yes, like the one found in 2001: A Space Odyssey) with a display shows three animated blue balls floating in front and behind each other. The assembled humans are wait...

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Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid recent reports

Add Microsoft to the list of companies whose government deals are provoking outrage both inside and outside their offices. The Redmond firm sparked a wave of criticism on social networks after users discovered a January blog post noting that the comp...

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Roku could launch a store for streaming subscriptions

Roku is planning its own Amazon Channels-style à la carte marketplace for video subscription services, sources told Variety.

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