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HTC Exodus 1s brings full bitcoin node support and hardware wallet

HTC Exodus 1s brings full bitcoin node support and hardware wallet

Following a teaser about it earlier this year, HTC has officially released its new Exodus 1s, a smartphone it claims can run a full Bitcoin node. The device is billed as a 'cryptophone,' one targeted at cryptocurrency enthusiasts who want to merge their favorite obsession with their handset. The model also features a hardware wallet that's isolated from the operating system for storing crypto coins.

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Samsung gives Note 10 and S10 security advice as it preps fingerprint fix

Samsung gives Note 10 and S10 security advice as it preps fingerprint fix

By now, you've probably heard of a worrying flaw with the ultrasonic fingerprint readers present in the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10. When using some third-party screen protectors on either phone, the fingerprint reader can apparently grant access to fingerprints that weren't previously registered. Obviously, that entirely defeats the purpose of securing your phone with a fingerprint in the first place, so it goes without saying this is something that needs to be fixed.

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OnePlus 8 Pro renders show off quad rear camera

OnePlus 8 Pro renders show off quad rear camera

The OnePlus 7T is barely out of the gate and already we're onto talk of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Today, a new set of renders surfaced, showing off what the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to look like. There aren't any massive changes that immediately jump out, but one thing that's definitely worth talking about is the quad-camera setup around the back.

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Pokemon GO update: Unique Halloween forms list and Meloetta clue

Pokemon GO update: Unique Halloween forms list and Meloetta clue

Today a whole bunch of new Pokemon appeared in the game Pokemon GO, and we've got the lot here in a list - with additional updates! We've gone through the game to read the latest game files to see all code changes - there's just a few. We've also worked with our friends in the field and the community at The Silph Road on Reddit to confirm all the forms of Pokemon that've gone live this week! It's the best time of the year in Pokemon GO - spooky Halloween event time!

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Samsung promises fix for flawed fingerprint security on these flagship 2019 phones

Samsung promises fix for flawed fingerprint security on these flagship 2019 phones

Earlier this week, news of a particularly troubling flaw with the Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint reader broke. Apparently, phones that had certain third-party screen protectors installed could potentially accept fingerprints that weren't previously registered to the device. This, of course, means that someone who isn't you could gain access to your phone, and that's never a good thing.

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Pokemon GO code peek: All the new Gen 3 Pokemon spawning this week

Pokemon GO code peek: All the new Gen 3 Pokemon spawning this week

This week Niantic made some big changes to Pokemon GO for the newest Pokemon generations released to the game. Before this week, almost all Pokemon from Generation 1 and 2 have been able to appear in the wild as a wild spawn. Starting this week, Generation 3 and forward will begin to spawn not only their most basic Pokemon, but some evolved types, too! New Pokemon in the wild as of this week include such massive monsters as Slaking, Shiftry, Flygon, and Aggron!

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Pixel 4 Face Unlock doesn’t care if you’re sleeping

Pixel 4 Face Unlock doesn’t care if you’re sleeping

Google's Face Unlock on the new Pixel 4 may make accessing the new Android smartphone more straightforward, but it could also make it easier for others to unlock the device when you're sleeping. The latest in the Pixel series does away with the fingerprint sensor on the last-generation Pixel 3, instead recognizing faces for what Google has said will be faster and more secure.

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Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

There's a bit of a security flaw in the Samsung Galaxy S10 right about now that's important to all users of said phone. The flaw comes in the form of 3rd-party screen protectors with tiny patterning in their build. The silicone of the screen protector can do more than just protect against drops and scratches - it can potentially register as part of your fingerprint by the fingerprint reader in the phone.

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FLUX Beamo revealed: $800 for the world’s smallest CO2 laser cutter

FLUX Beamo revealed: $800 for the world’s smallest CO2 laser cutter

The FLUX Beamo was revealed today as a compact, easy to use CO2 laser cutter and engraver. This machine was made to fit "any" home, office, or classroom at 24.2 x 17.52 x 6.97-inches and puts several high-end features in an affordable package. This device has an 11.81 x 8.27-inch work area and cuts with a diode laser across a wide variety of materials.

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OPPO Reno 2 Euro pricing and release date set, camera detailed [Update]

OPPO Reno 2 Euro pricing and release date set, camera detailed [Update]

Yesterday, Google pulled out the big guns with its Pixel 4 reveal, but we aren't done with the fall flagship events just yet. At an event in London today, OPPO officially launched the Reno 2 in Europe and revealed more details about it. With release day right around the corner, we also learned how much the Reno 2 will cost when it lands in Europe, and it seems poised to undercut flagships from major manufacturers pretty significantly.

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Pokemon GO early-access ticket costs you $8 in real money

Pokemon GO early-access ticket costs you $8 in real money

There's a new form of money-making rolling in to Pokemon GO, and it comes in the form of an $8 USD ticket for an in-game event. The ticket is listed as "US$7.99 (or the equivalent in your local currency)" and will remain on sale in the in-game store until November 2, 2019. For 8 dollars you get a Special Research "story event" that includes an "early-access encounter" with Regigigas - plus a few other things.

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Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

While users can still upload Original Quality media to Google Photos with the Pixel 4 - and other devices - the unlimited storage bit does not apply. This is not the first time Google's removed the original major selling point of the Pixel lineup - it's just the first time it's come as a sort of a miniature shock. The first time this happened, it was with the Pixel 3a.

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