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Android device microphones can be remotely activated for spying, says former gov official

Android device microphones can be remotely activated for spying, says former gov official

Following Edward Snowden's NSA-related leaks, government intrusion into one's data via the technology that permeates our lives has been a hot-topic issue (again), spurring other leaks and anonymous statements of arguably less grand proportions. One such example is a report by The Wall Street Journal this evening, which spoke to former U.S. officials and sources familiar with technology they say the FBI uses to spy on suspects.

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Retina iPad mini tipped for fall release with Samsung components

Retina iPad mini tipped for fall release with Samsung components

It's very likely that we'll see an updated iPad mini later in the fall, but rumors about whether or not it will include a Retina display have been flying around like swarms of flies. However, another report claims that a Retina-equipped iPad mini will arrive sometime in the fourth quarter, with the display being made my Samsung.

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Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

It's about that time for a Kindle Fire upgrade, and it seems Amazon is on it already, which makes sense considering the Nexus 7 received a refresh and the iPad has gone through some major transformations in the past couple of years. Specs of the next-generation Kindle Fire series have been leaked, and they're a doozy.

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MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for October arrival

MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for October arrival

The MacBook Air has already seen its glory day with a Haswell upgrade last month at WWDC 2013, but the MacBook Pro was disappointingly skipped over and still has yet to get the new chips. However, it's reported that we may see new MacBook Pros come our way in October during Apple's annual fall event.

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LG G2 tipped for September US arrival on Verizon

LG G2 tipped for September US arrival on Verizon

We've been hearing way too much about the LG G2 lately, and it's making us more anxious than ever. We know that LG will officially unveil the new handset on August 7, but leaked details about the phone's release have surfaced, along with word that Verizon will be a launch partner for the new smartphone.

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Canon 75MP DSLR reportedly in testing phases

Canon 75MP DSLR reportedly in testing phases

Canon hasn't been at the center of rumors lately, but it's said that the company is working on an extremely impressive camera that's almost too good to be true. Canon is reportedly testing a new DSLR with a pro-sized body similar to that of the 1D X, but what's most impressive is that the camera boasts a 75MP sensor.

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Apple iPad 13-inch model tipped for testing alongside larger iPhones

Apple iPad 13-inch model tipped for testing alongside larger iPhones

While Apple most-recently went smaller with the iPad, moving down to a 7.9-inch display with the iPad mini, but it seems Apple will be moving in the opposite direction if a recent report is to be believed. It's said that Apple is testing out 13-inch iPad prototypes, as well as larger displays on iPhones that exceed the current 4 inches.

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Nexus 7 2 Best Buy ad affirms full HD display

Nexus 7 2 Best Buy ad affirms full HD display

We might have already heard quite a few ramblings of the next-generation Nexus 7, but nothing is quite as solid as a leaked retail store circular ad. A leaked Best Buy ad shows off the next-generation Nexus 7, revealing not only its $229 price tag, but also the 1920x1200 full HD display gracing the front of the tablet.

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Moto X press image leaks ahead of August event

Moto X press image leaks ahead of August event

The cat's finally out of the bag, and we'll be getting our first official look at the heavily-rumored Moto X come August 1, but there are a still a few days left before that happens, leaving the door wide open for even more leaks and rumors to make their way to the front. This time around, we're treated with a clean press shot of the Moto X.

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Retina iPad mini arriving in October, based on LG display shipments

Retina iPad mini arriving in October, based on LG display shipments

Rumors have been buzzing about a Retina-equipped iPad mini for quite some time now, with recent reports noting a 2014 release date, but according to a new report, we could see the high-res iPad mini sometime in October, based on reports that LG is cranking up shipments for display units in the third quarter.

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Nexus 7 2 leak reveals Android 4.3, wireless charging

Nexus 7 2 leak reveals Android 4.3, wireless charging

As Google's press event next week creeps up on us, rumors of the next-generation Nexus 7 are heating up big-time. A leaked product information tag of what is said to be the second-gen Nexus 7 shows us what we might expect in the refreshed tablet. These features include Android 4.3, wireless charging, and dual cameras.

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Sony RX100 II camera lens attachment tipped for smartphones

Sony RX100 II camera lens attachment tipped for smartphones

The Galaxy S 4 Zoom offers a point-and-shoot style camera attached to the body of a smartphone, but if you're wanting something with robust camera sensor that can be removed when you don't need it, you're not going to find it sadly. However, it's rumored that Sony will be releasing a camera lens attachment with the same specs as the RX100 II that was recently unveiled.

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