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Your phone’s gyroscope can listen to you with a hack

Your phone’s gyroscope can listen to you with a hack

Hacking your phone’s gyroscope is not a simple task. It’s not going to happen overnight, and unless there’s some method we’re not yet aware of, it’s not going to happen without your permission - yet. Several researchers have discovered a way to make a gyroscope listen in on your voice, on the other hand, and it may be possible to turn a normally harmless piece of equipment into a spy machine soon.

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Sounds of Street View brings ambient audio to Google Maps

Sounds of Street View brings ambient audio to Google Maps

Google Maps might be the go-to for all your travel or location discovery needs, but they lack one important thing: sound. It’s hard to recreate what you might experience in a given area, but one ambitious project is giving Street View just that. Sounds of Street View brings a more ambient feel to your 'pivot and leap' browser experience.

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Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Account switching in the Chrome browser can be a bit of a pain. Log off, log in, or find your way through the settings muck. However you do it, it’s not easy for households with multiple users. A new feature in Chrome Canary, a deep precursor to the Chrome browser you might be using, suggests Google is going to put account management front and center.

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Google has a new enemy: sharks

Google has a new enemy: sharks

Look, I don’t know what it takes to lay thousands of miles of undersea cable, but I know there are some vicious animals under the surface. Google is finding that one out the hard way; it seems sharks are biting their various data cables laid under the sea.

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Samsung digs into Apple at airport wall outlets

Samsung digs into Apple at airport wall outlets

This week we’re seeing Samsung extend their "wall huggers" campaign for those smartphone users who hang out around power plugs with some "wall hugger" advertisements. You may see these little signs appearing near or directly around wall outlets in airpots, showing consumers what they’re missing, so to speak.

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Google Now suggests a new flight when yours is cancelled

Google Now suggests a new flight when yours is cancelled

We’ve all been there (and if you haven’t, you’re lucky); a flight gets delayed or cancelled, and you’re scrambling to find a different route to your next appointment. It’s not an everyday occurrence, but it’s one that can bring you a lot of stress when it happens. Google may be here to help, though, and using one of their better services to do so.

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