Facebook’s privacy problem begins at the top

Facebook’s privacy problem begins at the top

Next to Google, Facebook is perhaps the biggest tech company holds most of the population personal data. The amount of information, be it text or photos, that people upload, provide it data points that can be used to build very accurate profiles. Unlike Google, however, Facebook hasn't been grilled over its privacy practices, or lack of it, until recently. Now all its old practices, messages, and secret policies are being dragged into the spotlight, revealing that Facebook's culture of disregarding users' privacy comes from its top executives.

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Galaxy Fold AT&T pre-orders have been cancelled

Galaxy Fold AT&T pre-orders have been cancelled

The Samsung Galaxy Fold saga continues to be a rollercoaster ride with highs and lows and it hasn't even shipped yet. In fact, there's still some doubt whether it'll still ship at all, despite rumors and leaks claiming it will. AT&T isn't taking much stock in those unofficial sources, though, as it has cancelled pre-orders for the market's firs major foldable phone. While it still leaves the door open for future orders, it effectively raises doubts how soon that will happen if at all.

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Uber Elevate wants to start delivering Big Macs via drones by summer

Uber Elevate wants to start delivering Big Macs via drones by summer

Uber's growing empire has been besieged numerous times and in numerous but that hasn't stopped the company from dreaming big and trying to be big. While it's self-driving plans are still undergoing scrutiny, a part of its company is setting its eyes on something less controversial and potentially more lucrative, too. Uber sets its sights on the the clouds with its Elevate aerial arm and its plans to deliver food on rooftops in just a few months.

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scrcpy can now mirror Android screens on desktops with the display off

scrcpy can now mirror Android screens on desktops with the display off

There is no shortage of utilities and services that let users control their smartphones from their PCs. Even Microsoft is getting in on the game with the Your Phone app which is slowly improving but only for a limited number Android devices. If, on the other hand, you want a phone and OS-agnostic, "lag free", open source solution, there's always scrcpy. Now this little-known but powerful utility has gotten an important feature that lets it work even when the phones screen is turned off, sort of.

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Wear OS Tiles finally has an manager app on phones

Wear OS Tiles finally has an manager app on phones

Google hasn't exactly been the most consistent when it comes to its wearable platform. It rebranded Android Wear to Wear OS and changed the way the OS looked and behave. But after a brief period of activity, it let things slide again. Last month it attempted to revive interest in the platform with its new Tiles UI. Unfortunately, the initial rollout was incomplete and it's only now that a feature enabling Tiles to be moved, added, and removed from your phone is rolling out little by little.

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Phone external water cooling works but you won’t want to use one

Phone external water cooling works but you won’t want to use one

Phones are getting more and more powerful and every high-end phone boasts of extreme gaming performance. Of course, those don't come without drawbacks, the biggest of which is the thermal output of the hardware. That's why phone makers also often boast of some sophisticated cooling system inside. But what if you applied some external water cooling like you would on gaming PC? Long story short, it works but chances are you won't want to anyway.

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Moto Z4 has a secret feature if you have a Microsoft Surface Pen

Moto Z4 has a secret feature if you have a Microsoft Surface Pen

When the Moto Z4 launched just two weeks ago, there wasn't much applause for the rather disappointing Motorola "flagship". Aside from the Moto Mods support and the capability to get a 5G connection in the future, the Moto Z4 is pretty much a mid-range phone that fails to reach up to expectations of a 2019 flagships. It might, however, have an unpublicized feature that may make it a little more interesting to a certain class of users: active stylus support.

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ASUS ROG Strix GL10DH pairs AMD’s, NVIDIA’s best in one desktop

ASUS ROG Strix GL10DH pairs AMD’s, NVIDIA’s best in one desktop

E3 2019 might be wrapping up but ASUS is catching up with some last minute product announcements. Catering to all types of gamers, three new ASUS gaming computers are coming their way in the form and combination they need. From the ROG Zephyrus G GA502 laptop to the ROG Strix GL10DH desktop, ASUS brings the best of AMD's third-gen Ryzen CPUs with NVIDIA's RTX graphics to meet the demanding requirements of AAA PC gaming today.

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Marvel Hero Tales helps kids learn to read by creating comic books

Marvel Hero Tales helps kids learn to read by creating comic books

Video game developer Kuato Studios has unveiled Marvel Hero Tales, a new literacy app that taps Marvel's most popular superheros to help kids learn to read. The app was created by Kuato Studios and Marvel Entertainment, which are targeting kids ages 7 to 11. The app's content will be updated regularly, according to the developer, with new storylines and characters.

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Power company asks Epic Games to make bizarre Fortnite change

Power company asks Epic Games to make bizarre Fortnite change

Hit battle royale game Fortnite, a title known in part for its cartoonish design and unrealistic mechanics, features a number of elements that exist essentially as decorations. One of those elements is the lowly utility pole, which can be found dotting certain roads on the game's island. Most players probably don't notice the poles as they glide past overhead, but one public utility company has noticed them and it isn't happy.

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Study reveals Alzheimer’s vaccine protected mice from impairment

Study reveals Alzheimer’s vaccine protected mice from impairment

Researchers have announced the development of a vaccine that may prevent the formation of tau accumulation in the brain, in particular the tau tangles implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease. The news comes amid ongoing efforts to develop an effective Alzheimer's treatment, something officials have called critical as the number of cases are projected to skyrocket over coming years.

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Android phones can now be used as 2FA security keys on iOS

Android phones can now be used as 2FA security keys on iOS

In April, Google announced that consumers could start using their Android phones as physical security keys for two-factor authentication. The new option enables users to require login verification using a physical device, but eliminates the need to use a separate dongle. In an update about the feature today, Google revealed that Android phones can now be used as physical security keys for iOS devices, too.

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