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The Morning After: The best Roomba yet and Stop BEZOS

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Now that yesterday's very important social media testimony for Congress is over, we're taking a look at what everyone has learned. Also, there's a nearly perfect Roomba, and we've reviewed Samsung's new Galaxy W...

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Sandberg’s ‘alternative facts’ comment won’t help Facebook’s cause

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, addressing social media's role in election meddling and their platforms' efforts to combat it.

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US says ZTE can resume limited business while sanctions are debated

The Trump administration has handed ZTE another lifeline, Bloomberg reports, allowing it to resume certain business activities while US lawmakers decide how to deal with the company going forward. In April, the US Commerce Department banned ZTE from...

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Galaxy S10 info leak: Release, Reveal timing

A Samsung Galaxy S10 leak this week showed us that while the Galaxy Note 9 will be the star of late 2018, next year will belong largely to the S. This isn’t the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S – not exactly – but it is a milestone year for Samsung

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ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

One of the smartphones ASUS unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2018, the ZenFone Q5, is now available to purchase in the United States. As we previously explained, the Q5 is basically a “Lite” version of the ZenFone 5 model, one sporting a traditional (read: notch-free) design. The phone was announced alongside the ZenFone 5 and 5Z models.

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Bipartisan bill aims to prevent the government from forcing backdoors

A number of US Representatives introduced the Secure Data Act today, bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing the government from forcing backdoors into encrypted products and services.

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The AT&T LG G7 ThinQ isn’t happening – but something else is

LG told us we could expect its new G7 ThinQ on all the major US carriers, but it seems at least one is sitting out the new Android smartphone. Though unveiled earlier this week, the G7 ThinQ isn’t due to hit shelves until the start of June, with preorders expected across multiple carriers toward the end of May.

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James Webb Space Telescope delay pushes launch to May 2020

NASA has once again bumped the James Webb Space Telescope’s launch date, this time from next year to May 2020. The delay follows an assessment that determined more time is needed for everything to be a success.

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Congress wants answers from Facebook about Cambridge Analytica

You knew it was just a matter of time before Congress joined those investigating Facebook's data sharing debacle, even if it's only in a tentative way. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to explain how Cambridge...

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Essential already patented the Vivo Apex’s pop-out selfie-cam

The thing about a good idea is that, all too often, someone else has had it before you. That certainly seems to be the case with Vivo’s attention-grabbing Apex concept smartphone from Mobile World Congress this past week. Vivo got plenty of attention for its Android handset’s trick, pop-out front facing camera.

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