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Why a single pixel on this wallpaper crashes Android phones?

Why a single pixel on this wallpaper crashes Android phones?

Recently a vulnerability in Android 10 was exposed, when a simple photograph of St Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, set as wallpaper caused smartphone screens to turn on and off unceasingly, making some handsets unusable. Phones with the image used as wallpaper stuck in a bootloop and users were compelled to reset their phone to get rid of it.

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The electric truck wars are getting interesting

The electric truck wars are getting interesting

No longer can the automotive industry afford to move at its old, glacial pace, not when the players in the electric truck wars are starting to show their hands. Pickups, vans, and utility vehicles in general have typically lagged behind their passenger vehicle counterparts when it comes to embracing new tech, but with no reasonable person able to write off electrification as a passing fad, it's time for trucks to get charged up.

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The Apple ARM move demands a classic Mac reboot

The Apple ARM move demands a classic Mac reboot

The dawn of Apple's switch of macOS to run on Arm processors is finally almost here, at least if the leaks are correct, and I'm hoping it gives one misunderstood Mac product another chance to prove its merit. Rumored for years, it's a blow to Intel and potentially some work for developers between WWDC 2020 and the arrival of the first hardware come 2021.

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How SpaceX’s launch of NASA astronauts defines future of commercial spaceflight

How SpaceX’s launch of NASA astronauts defines future of commercial spaceflight

Elon Musk and his ultimate dream of colonizing Mars made its maiden steps when SpaceX Falcon 9 took flight with the company’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 spacecraft from the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020. This is for the first time NASA has taken flight from American land in a spacecraft developed by an American company for its Commercial Crew Program.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 6: Video game choice paralysis

Conquering the Backlog Part 6: Video game choice paralysis

One thing I often struggle with when it comes to gaming is choice paralysis. I’ll know I want to play something, but when you’ve got an extensive backlog of games to choose from, deciding on what to play can be a tricky thing. The same concept applies to all forms of entertainment, whether you’re deciding on the TV show or movie to watch next or you’re trying to pick a book out of the pile of unread tomes that sits in front of you.

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Why was The Last of Us 2 delayed so many times?

Why was The Last of Us 2 delayed so many times?

Anticipation surrounding The Last of Us: Part 2 seems to have been going on for years. Naughty Dog got gamers excited since its first look back in 2017 – a return to its brooding vision of a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a mutated strain of fungus that turns humans into terrifying zombies.

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What to expect from future smartphone batteries

What to expect from future smartphone batteries

As smartphones become more and more advanced; chips and operating systems powering them become more energy efficient; we still live with handsets that last a day or two before having to recharge. We are still distant from a phone that backs a week’s power, but the tech world is headed for a power revolution which will improve battery life to complement the growing trends in smartphone technology.

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How Trump’s war on Twitter affects social media

How Trump’s war on Twitter affects social media

The Trump administration have released an executive order to hold Twitter and social media platforms responsible for posts found on their sites. The executive order gives more power to federal regulators to argue that social media companies are violating free speech rights when they censor posts or limit user privileges.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 5: Retro gaming failures

Conquering the Backlog Part 5: Retro gaming failures

I’m finishing week five of my challenge to complete as many games in my backlog as possible throughout the rest of the year, and like the last few weeks, I haven’t made a ton of progress toward that goal. Some of that is down to Terraria, which I’m slowly working my way through with friends after the Journey’s End update earlier this month, but Terraria isn’t the entire reason. I’ve also been on something of a retro gaming kick this week, and that presents its own challenges when it comes to actually completing games.

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Why Hollywood is counting on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to be a success

Why Hollywood is counting on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to be a success

Summer blockbusters this year are done for. Most have shifted to later this year or 2021 – Mulan was pushed from March 27 to July 24; Black Widow from May 1 to November 6; and Wonder Woman 1984 from June 5 to August 13. But one film sticks out, stubbornly standing its ground as a 2020 summer blockbuster – Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated Tenet.

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The smartphone market is changing and manufacturers won’t like it

The smartphone market is changing and manufacturers won’t like it

The COVID-19 coronavirus has really changed the world as we know it. From canceled events to permanently closed businesses to new trends, our lives are slowly but surely being transformed to the point that things may never be the same again. This is the "new normal" that will be our world for the next months or even years and it will affect everything, including the mobile industry. We're already seeing some of the immediate effects of that and smartphone makers will have to adapt quickly or risk not only missing out on a new opportunity but also losing out in the market.

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The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance that you have a favorite game controller. Even PC die-hards like me can’t deny that some games are simply better with a controller, which means that many of us have our favorites too. There have been plenty of game controllers throughout the years; some of them certainly better than others. Here’s SlashGear’s ranking of the best of the best.

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