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Segway hack: Hoverboard fires were tip of the iceberg

Segway hack: Hoverboard fires were tip of the iceberg

Hoverboard fires weren't enough to deter some users from rolling these two-wheeled vehicles. Now we've got hackers taking to the streets, too. What one security company found in a popular Segway-brand Hoverboard will be enough to turn your stomach - or at least scrape up your knees as your Hoverboard is remotely commanded to stop, quite abruptly.

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iOS 10.3.3 released: Why it’s an iPhone and iPad must-have

iOS 10.3.3 released: Why it’s an iPhone and iPad must-have

Apple has released a new version of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including a number of security patches affecting Safari, Messages, and more. The update, iOS 10.3.3, weighs in at 138.5 MB, and is as always a free download. Apple's advice is that iPhone and iPad users should install it as soon as possible.

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Facebook paywall could trade fake news for subscription fees

Facebook paywall could trade fake news for subscription fees

For years now, it's been the same old story: Facebook has a massive user base but hasn't quite figured out how to make money from it yet. Facebook has tried a variety of different money making methods, but later on this year, we'll see it try something new. According to new reports, Facebook is planning to implement a subscription service that essentially allows publishers to put a paywall in front of their articles on the platform.

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This is Donald Glover as Lando (and Chewie’s wife?!)

This is Donald Glover as Lando (and Chewie’s wife?!)

Today we've gotten a couple looks at what Donald Glover is going to look like in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film. While it should be relatively obvious that his appearance won't change drastically - Lando's just a man, after all - we do get to see some sweet costume images. Very, very small images that I feel border on cruelty - thanks Ron Howard! Now, to start making that super-duper-early cosplay jacket in yellow...

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Galaxy S8 Bixby Voice: How to get started

Galaxy S8 Bixby Voice: How to get started

This week Samsung's Bixby Voice feature begins to roll out to users everywhere - here's how to get it. This system is a relative long-time-coming, when we consider how long it was since Samsung revealed the feature for the phone. Just as the phone itself was first announced, so too was Bixby's ability to speak with its master - you, the owner of the Galaxy S8.

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As Nokia 8 nears, HMD’s veteran CEO suddenly departs

As Nokia 8 nears, HMD’s veteran CEO suddenly departs

The company bringing Nokia phones back from the dead has parted ways with its CEO, on the eve of what's expected to be the company's most exciting smartphone. HMD Global Oy holds the licensing rights to the iconic Nokia name, and has been using it to sell not only a range of Android-powered devices but a range of super-affordable feature phones. Until now, the company has been led by former Nokia veteran Arto Nummela.

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Samsung Bixby Speaker shelved claims report

Samsung Bixby Speaker shelved claims report

Samsung's Bixby Voice may have finally arrived on the Galaxy S8, but there could be a big wait involved before it gets a standalone Bixby Speaker to take on Amazon Echo. Although the company is believed to be working on a so-called smart speaker, taking on Google Home, Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo, and the upcoming Apple HomePod in the process, the going hasn't been easy, it seems. Now, one report out of South Korea suggests the project has been put on the back-burner.

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Atari, Sega Genesis retro consoles pricing and pre-order revealed

Atari, Sega Genesis retro consoles pricing and pre-order revealed

Back toward the beginning of June, AtGames announced an impressive line up of six new retro consoles - three each based on the Atari 2600 and the Sega Genesis. At the time, the announcement only focused on the games and the features of these retro consoles, offering no details on pricing or release dates. AtGames has sorted at least some of that out for us, revealing today how much these consoles will cost and when you'll be able to pre-order them.

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Mercedes wireless charging car system will launch in 2018

Mercedes wireless charging car system will launch in 2018

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its first wireless charging system for its electrified cars in 2018, aiming to cut out a lingering headache for plug-in EV owners. Expected to be offered as an option for select vehicles in the automaker's range, the wireless charging tech will require hardware changes to the car. However, after that's been carried out, it should make recharging it a no-brainer.

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Android 911 reboot issue isn’t just a OnePlus 5 problem

Android 911 reboot issue isn’t just a OnePlus 5 problem

Yesterday, we told you about a OnePlus 5 user whose phone would reboot every time they made an emergency call. A few other OnePlus 5 users were able to replicate this issue, which made it seem like the latest phone from OnePlus shipped with a pretty major problem. Today, however, we're discovering that the problem may extend beyond the OnePlus 5 and affect other Android headsets.

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iPhone 8 Touch ID panic button tipped in new Apple patent

iPhone 8 Touch ID panic button tipped in new Apple patent

Apple is working on turning its biometric sensor into a secret panic button, with Touch ID potentially being used to send out a cry for help if you're getting mugged. Detailed in a freshly published patent, granted to Apple earlier this week, the so-called "Biometric Initiated Communication" method relies on the ability of the fingerprint sensor to differentiate not only between different fingertips but how they make contact. It could potentially mean the iPhone 8 is able to use Touch ID as another input option.

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Galaxy Note recycling sees Samsung go green before Note 8

Galaxy Note recycling sees Samsung go green before Note 8

Samsung may be rebooting a few hundred thousand Galaxy Note 7 handsets as Note 7 FE refurbs, but that still leaves millions of the recalled phablets needing to be dealt with. Rather than junk them, however - and facing pressure from environmental agencies - the South Korean firm has detailed exactly how it plans to make the most of the components that went into the ill-fated phone. However, it's unlikely you'll end up seeing some zombie parts showing up in future Samsung devices.

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