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HTC “Flounder”, possibly the Nexus 9, passes WiFi certification

HTC “Flounder”, possibly the Nexus 9, passes WiFi certification

The Android tablet fans have been waiting for may have just cleared WiFi certification. An HTC tablet, going by the codename “Flounder”, quietly passed through the WiFi certification board earlier this month. Though we don’t get a glimpse of what specs this one has under the screen, it tells us enough to make us believe even more your Nexus 10 replacement is an HTC device — and won’t have a 10-inch screen.

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Gmail, other Android apps hacked with 92% success rate

Gmail, other Android apps hacked with 92% success rate

A group of researchers are claiming they’ve been able to hack Gmail and other services with a 92% success rate. Among those found to be vulnerable to the attack were several apps which house important financial info, as well as personal data. The group is set to release their findings at a cybersecurity conference in San Diego soon.

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Secret app constantly patching, becoming more secret

Secret app constantly patching, becoming more secret

This week white hat hacker Ben Caudill has revealed the identity of a friend in the app Secret. He’s done this with a simple method that allows him to identify the Secrets (generally anonymous) posted by those he has on his contacts list. While this may seem like a death-bell for the app that prides itself on anonymity, it’s all par for the course.

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Samsung Gear VR: everything you need to know (before the fact)

Samsung Gear VR: everything you need to know (before the fact)

It’s less than a month now before we expect Samsung to reveal their own Android-powered VR headset the likes of which we’ve seen before only a few times. With "devices" like Google Cardboard already released in small supply, Samsung is readying their own headset that’ll work with Samsung smartphones specifically. This is the Samsung Gear VR.

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Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

Ouya, which is trying in earnest to make a home on your living room shelf, has inked a deal with Xiaomi to bring their software to the Chinese market. An agreement between the two was confirmed by Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman and Xiaomi executives. Though not a hardware distribution agreement, the deal will see the Ouya platform on various Xiaomi devices.

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