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Bezelless Sharp FS8010 and FS8016 to arrive on July 17

By | 2017-07-01T19:10:06+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Sharp did the whole 'nearly bezelless' thing in the smartphone world way before the Xiaomi Mi Mix made it cool last year. And now the Japanese company is getting ready to take things to the next level, if a new rumor out of China is accurate. An unnamed source has revealed that Sharp

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Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom

By | 2017-07-01T13:10:57+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing company GameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Africa mobile carrier Vodacom Group to bring GameMine’s subscription-based mobile games to the South African market. More than 175 GameMine

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Moto X4 to be the new mid-tier smartphone on Google’s Project Fi

By | 2017-07-01T18:08:49+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Yesterday the official Twitter account for Google's MVNO, Project Fi, said we should expect a mid-tier priced smartphone to be supported by its network "later this year". It didn't provide any hints as to what exact device that would be, only mentioning that it would come from one of Google's partners. Today a

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From BlackEnergy to ExPetr

By | 2017-07-15T02:41:04+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Much has been written about the recent ExPetr/NotPetya/Nyetya/Petya outbreak – you can read our findings here:Schroedinger’s Pet(ya) and ExPetr is a wiper, not ransomware. As in the case of Wannacry, attribution is very difficult and finding links with previously known malware is challenging. In the case of Wannacry, Google’s Neel Mehta was able

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Real estate site Redfin files for IPO

By | 2017-07-01T11:48:29+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. The Seattle-based company unveiled its filing, suggesting that it will raise $100 million, a placeholder that is subject to change. The timing of the filing implies that Redfin is likely to debut in late July or early August. Because of the JOBS

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vivo X9s will come with the Snapdragon 660 on board, benchmark reveals

By | 2017-07-01T16:54:50+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Chinese smartphone maker vivo will officially unveil the X9s and X9s Plus next week, on July 6 to be precise. So far both models have passed through TENAA, which outed most of their specs, but some mysteries have remained. For example, one had to do with the chipset the devices are using. Now

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Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop

By | 2017-06-30T22:58:14+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Snap Map is Snapchat’s plan to tie together its online content with ways to augment your offline reality, and it’s got the patent to back it up. Augmented reality location startup Drop tells TechCrunch that Snap Inc. acquired its intellectual property in 2015, including its “Location-based messaging” patent. In 2013, Drop developed an app that

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Facebook now finds Wi-Fi networks nearby

By | 2017-07-01T15:36:09+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Last year Facebook started testing a new function in its mobile apps that shows you where to find free, public Wi-Fi networks nearby. Today this has been deemed mature enough to roll out to all Facebook users on its Android and iOS apps. Once you get the new functionality baked into your app,

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Google.org, BlackRock and others commit $2.2 million to Fast Forward’s nonprofit tech accelerator

By | 2017-07-01T10:46:48+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

As impact investing gains traction in the market, a new accelerator for tech nonprofits called Fast Forward has raised $2.2 million in philanthropic funding from the nonprofit arms of some of the world’s largest companies and financial services firms. BlackRock, Google.org, Comcast NBCUniversal, and AT&T joined Zendesk, Twilio.org, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Nasiri and Rita

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Sony to unveil flagship smartphone with 6″ 18:9 screen at IFA, rumor says

By | 2017-07-01T14:29:18+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Earlier this month, Japan Display (JDI) announced its first nearly bezelless touchscreen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It's a 6-inch panel that's called Full Active and has 1,080x2,160 resolution. Today a new rumor posted on Weibo claims Sony will use this exact screen in an upcoming flagship smartphone that it will be making

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