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Motorola One Vision punch hole confirmed by 3D render

Motorola One Vision punch hole confirmed by 3D render

The processor isn't the only thing that Motorola is taking from Samsung for its unannounced Android One phone. A leak that dropped a few days ago revealed that Motorola might be the first phone maker aside from Meizu to use an Exynos processor from Samsung. A new render that claims to be the real Motorola One Vision now also confirms one other Samsung feature that will be available on the phone, making it the first Android One handset to have a punch hole style screen.

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The Facebook privacy plan should terrify you

The Facebook privacy plan should terrify you

Facebook may look pretty different in years to come. If chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is indeed serious with his 3,200 word essay, detailing a privacy-focused future for his company, it’ll fundamentally change the way we use and think about social media. Then again, that's a pretty big "if."

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Family Locator tracking app exposed real-time locations, personal data from users

Family Locator tracking app exposed real-time locations, personal data from users

Personal tracking apps can useful in the right situations; such as remembering visited locations or keeping tabs on loved ones. But this usefulness is dependent on the app keeping users' data safe and secure. Unfortunately for users of Family Locator, a tracking app for iOS aimed at families, it did neither, leaving a large amount of personal data, including real-time locations, exposed for anyone to find.

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Apple event will focus on subscription services for news, video, and maybe games

Apple event will focus on subscription services for news, video, and maybe games

Apple will be holding its spring press event on Monday, March 25th, but unlike its usual stage presentations the company won't be focusing on new hardware. Instead, last week we saw staggered announcements for new iPads, iMacs, and AirPods. This frees up Monday's event to reveal something else entirely: a new set of digital services for things like news, video, and possibly even games.

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Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can Review: A $250 trash investment

Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can Review: A $250 trash investment

When I mention the cost of this garbage can, you may recoil in horror. How dare I even consider recommending anyone pay two hundred and fifty US dollars for a can into which garbage should go? I thought the same thing at first, then I considered how often I'd replaced my kitchen garbage can in the last decade. Then I got to thinking about how much I hated the fact that no garbage can I'd ever owned really did a great job of masking smells of any significant strength, ever. Then I wondered if a can of this caliber could actually be a good investment.

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Why are airplane black boxes so important?

Why are airplane black boxes so important?

The “black box” on board the devastated Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was recovered on Tuesday at the crash site, and recently sent to France for further investigation. We hear the words “black box” whenever aviation accidents occur. It’s a colloquial term for what the experts call the flight data recorder, which records information of a flight that is essential for investigators to understand how it all went wrong.

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Netflix expands mobile-only plan test, but you probably can’t get it

Netflix expands mobile-only plan test, but you probably can’t get it

Netflix has expanded tests of its inexpensive mobile-only plan, according to sources, underscoring its exploration of other business models. News of the tests first surfaced out of Malaysia late last year, and according to a new report, Netflix has expanded that test into other countries. Under the plan, subscribers have access to Netflix's content, but only through the mobile app.

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Firefox for iPad gets split screen support, tab tiles, and more

Firefox for iPad gets split screen support, tab tiles, and more

Mozilla has revealed a new version of Firefox for iOS that enables iPad owners to better control their browsing experience. The new version brings support for a number of features, including split screen, and improves convenience in other areas, such as offering one-click access to Private Browsing mode. As part of its announcement, Mozilla acknowledged that "iPads aren't just bigger versions of iPhones."

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This smart toilet seat has built-in sensors to detect heart failure

This smart toilet seat has built-in sensors to detect heart failure

Imagine if your toilet seat could detect the signs of congestive heart failure -- it's an unusual idea, yes, but one that researchers have turned into reality. Researchers with the Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a smart toilet seat able to measure biometrics while the patient is seated, including heart rate, how much blood the heart is pumping, and more.

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You can leave Facebook now, so says I

You can leave Facebook now, so says I

It's time to quit Facebook, in my opinion. I have a number of reasons why, and today we're going to go through them, one by one. This should be a quick sort of pros and cons session about leaving the social network, but mostly without the pros. Other than the fact that you're already there, and it's easier just to stay than to prepare to go.

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Beats wireless earphones tipped as AirPods 2 alternative

Beats wireless earphones tipped as AirPods 2 alternative

Earlier this week, Apple made a few different product announcements, first announcing a new iPad Air and iPad mini, then the next day upgrading the iMac with some new silicon. The company topped off its string of product announcements by revealing a pair of 2nd-generation AirPods on Wednesday. Even with these new AirPods out in the open, Apple may not be done launching wireless earphones, as a new rumor claims that Beats is gearing up to release a truly wireless version of its PowerBeats earphones.

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OnePlus is the Apple of Android software updates

OnePlus is the Apple of Android software updates

Remember back in early 2016 when the OnePlus 3 was first released? Those were heady days - the world was different back then. Now we're nearly 3 years into the future, and a phone that launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is still getting updates. It got an update from Marshmallow to Nougat, then to Oreo, now it's about to get an update to Pie. Updates for three years - isn't that supposed to be a feature reserved for the elite kings of mobile, Apple, for the iPhone alone?

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