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Pixel Experience released for all Treble phones

Pixel Experience released for all Treble phones

If Google's not going to release the Pixel-based Android for the masses, then XDA member jhenrique09 will! This developer created a software build that makes the Pixel phone experience universal. Or at least universal inside the realm of phones that run Project Treble. Is your phone one of the lucky few?

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Fortnite Shopping Cart: This is it!

Fortnite Shopping Cart: This is it!

It's finally time - the time has come for the elusive Shopping Cart to arrive in Fortnite! With the ability to ride and coast, push, or push whilst someone else rides, no one is safe from its eternal pain delivery. This is a vehicle for Fortnite - but it's not motorized. Users aren't going to be able to chase after their opponents unless they happen to be at the bottom of a hill. This isn't going to change the whole game, it's just going to make the game feel a little bit more fun.

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Massive Attack album stored in DNA

Massive Attack album stored in DNA

Massive Attack's album Mezzanine is 20 years old. To celebrate, the band is working with scientists to store the album on DNA. Once coded, the band's classic album could last for at least hundreds of years, maybe thousands of years or longer. The technology that allows this was developed at ETH Zurich, and that's where the band went to get their business done.

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Razer GDPR update: Old software wont work anymore

Razer GDPR update: Old software wont work anymore

This morning Razer began rolling out an update for the Razer Phone, an update that'll change just a couple things. The most important part of the update is a series of upgrades that'll bring the Razer Phone up to full GDPR standards. "Razer highly values its users’ privacy, and therefore we are adding the highest standards of GDPR requirements from the across the globe to the Razer Phone," said a Razer representative. "We welcome the implementation of GDPR as it is an important step to enabling and empowering individual privacy rights."

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Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera has pushed out an update for its Android mobile app and with it comes several new features, not the least of which is night mode. As in other apps, the new night mode turns the interface black and gray, making it easier to stare at for long periods of time at night, as well as reducing eye strain for individuals sensitive to bright backlights.

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Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri vulnerable to inaudible commands

Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri vulnerable to inaudible commands

Smart assistants, especially those in smart speakers, have to always be listening. There is no other way to have them ready to answer your questions or obey your commands at a moment's notice, whether or not you have trigger phrase for it. Unfortunately, this also means that they will always be receiving and hearing any and all audio to intercept commands. The problem, according to researchers, is that these smart assistants might follow even those commands that you might not be able to hear.

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Outlook users will soon be able to pay bills from their inbox

Outlook users will soon be able to pay bills from their inbox

Microsoft Outlook users will soon be able to pay their bills directly from their inbox, the company has revealed. The new feature, which is powered by Microsoft Pay, will simplify the bill-payment process by adding support for various payment processors, billing services, and invoicing services. Several companies are in the pipeline for support at launch.

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Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Users can now work with Smart Compose for Gmail right this minute - just after Google first announced the feature at Google IO 2018. This feature makes Google's machine learning smarts take a crack at guessing what you're about to type - and offering to type it for you. That means that when you're about to email your upstairs neighbor, Gmail might just suggest "Again, I don't want to nag, but I wish you'd do your gymnastics a bit earlier (or far later) than 2AM."

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Download Android P Public Beta for these 11 phones

Download Android P Public Beta for these 11 phones

Today we're having a peek at the Android P Public Beta as it's made available through Google. This system update installs a beta version of Android P (PPP2.180412.013 on your smartphone this afternoon. This update is a "pre-release" edition of Android P, and should be treated as such. Users must opt-in to the Android Beta program to be a part of this preview update.

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Android P just got one serious security fix (long overdue)

Android P just got one serious security fix (long overdue)

This week we've learned of a fix to a security flaw in Android that's plagued the platform for years. The problem begins at a piece of Android called /proc/net. That's a bit of Android which currently has no restrictions for apps - they're able to read this bit of your phone's code any time they like. With this access, an app can see your TCP and UDP files, and check what you're connected to.

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Federated Learning: Google wants your data

Federated Learning: Google wants your data

Google's going to present themselves as a responsible force for good at Google IO 2018. They'll be rolling with a message that centers on not just the responsible handling of data, but the measured, reasonable use of smart devices. They're going to do this in several ways - one of which is with the concept "Federated Learning."

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Wink just killed its Apple Watch app

Wink just killed its Apple Watch app

Wink users relying on the smart home hub to control their automation from their Apple Watch look set to be frustrated, with the functionality being quietly retired. The company confirmed the news in an iOS app update released this afternoon.

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