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I was correct and despite the announcement of the Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL, it's clear that the Note 8 is still the best smartphone to end 2017. I felt comfortable when using Galaxy Note 8 over the last week. The Note 8 device has a Samsung DeX which enables users to connect to a larger display unit, a keyboard and mouse, turning the device into a PC.
  • Google unveils earbuds that can translate 40 languages

    Google unveils earbuds that can translate 40 languages

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    Anyone who does pre-order will also get a Google Home Mini smart speaker for no extra charge. "With Pixel Buds , I can use real-time Google Translate to have a natural conversation in over 40 languages", said Juston Payne, Google's hardware product manager, while speaking at a keynote.
  • Apple let Uber secretly record iPhone screens

    Apple let Uber secretly record iPhone screens

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    This particular entitlement, however, was meant to improve memory management for the Apple Watch . The app is now defending the entitlement by stating that it was being used to improve the performance of its Apple Watch app. "So they can potentially draw or record the screen", said security researcher Luca Todesco, who is also an Apple expert and a jailbreaker . "This API would allow maps to render on your phone in the background and then be sent to your Apple Watch", an Uber spokesperson is ...
  • Celebrate 25 years of ThinkPad with the ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25

    Celebrate 25 years of ThinkPad with the ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25

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    Powering the retro-looking device is a seventh generation Kaby Lake i7-7500U processor along with 16GB of RAM, GeForce 940MX graphics, 512GB SSD, Thunderbolt 3, LTE, gigabit Ethernet and 3x USB 3.1. The IBM-era 7-row keyboard is back, along with the traditional blue accented enter key and the key switch design that helped make the ThinkPad known as the premier option for business users throughout the years.
  • Destiny 2's Iron Banner and Prestige raid mode arrive next week

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    To access Iron Banner, you need to have beaten the campaign to find Lord Saladin in the Tower. The Iron Banner's use of the milestone system instead of bounties was also leaked last week. The Prestige Raid will also arrive next week, on Tuesday October 10 at 8 PM AEDT. An interesting thing to note about Destiny 2's version of Iron Banner is that, much like the new version of Trials, your Power level advantages are not enabled.
  • Apple Issues Emergency Patch to Fix Password Leak in Disk Encryption Utility

    Apple Issues Emergency Patch to Fix Password Leak in Disk Encryption Utility

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    Last week, I reported on a vulnerability that allowed a threat actor to access a user's Keychain in the newly released macOS High Sierra, as well as some older versions of Apple's desktop and notebook operating system. Apple says it improves "installer robustness", fixes a graphical problem with Adobe InDesign and addresses an issue with mail not sending from Yahoo accounts.
  • As Senate Russia probe expands, Trump wants focus on U.S. media

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    Why Now: A Tillerson resignation would create even more tumult in the Trump cabinet, after the departure last week of Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services . No verification from me. The Republican committee chairman, North Carolina Sen. What's Behind It: On Wednesday, the Republican chairman and Democratic vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee held a press conference to give an update on the Russian Federation investigation.
  • At last, Kachikwu meets Buhari over NNPC crisis

    At last, Kachikwu meets Buhari over NNPC crisis

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    The statement also referred to allegations that Duke Oil had received favourable treatment that gave it an advantage over competitors. "We are further aware that these have combined to make Duke Oil the highest money earner and at the same time the highest money "waster" because of the massive corruption in the way and manner they transact business".
  • Google building tabletop 'Manhattan' to challenge Amazon's 'Echo Show'

    Google building tabletop 'Manhattan' to challenge Amazon's 'Echo Show'

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    The new lineup of Echo products is smaller than their predecessor . Echo Spot is another version of the Echo. It has a new cloth-covering and an option for a slick wood veneer. It can also interface with camera-enabled smart devices to get views from gadgets like baby monitors or door cameras. If you are in the United States the Echo Spot will start shipping in December, 2017.
  • Gov. Brown signs law making California a sanctuary state

    Gov. Brown signs law making California a sanctuary state

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    Jerry Brown signed landmark "sanctuary state" legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities. Brown's decision to sign the bill will nearly certainly draw the ire of the President, who has threatened to withhold funds from sanctuary cities - a move that inspired several jurisdictions in California to sue his administration.