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Officials who are US allies among targets of NSO malware, says WhatsApp chief

Will Cathcart claims government officials around the world among 1,400 WhatsApp users targeted in 2019Senior government officials around the world – including individuals in high national security positions who are “allies of the US” – were targeted by governments with NSO Group spyware in a 2019 attack against 1,400 WhatsApp users, according to the messaging app’s chief executive.Will Cathcart disclosed the new details about individuals who were targeted in the attack after revelations this wee...
Tags: Technology, US, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Mobile Phones, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Cathcart, NSO, NSO Group, Will Cathcart


Corning Made a New Type of Gorilla Glass Just for Smartphone Cameras

Corning’s Gorilla Glass has long been used to create super-strong see-through panels used on the front and back of phones, tablets, and more, but now Corning has created a new version of its durable silica designed specifically for use in smartphone cameras.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Glass, Mobile Phones, Materials Science, Corning, Corning Inc, Gorilla Glass, American Brands, Technology Internet, Gorilla Glass Jaymin Amin, Gorilla Glass Dx


The Pegasus project: why investigations like this are at the heart of the Guardian’s mission

Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner reflects on our recent investigation into NSO Group, which sells hacking spyware used by governments around the world, and explains why journalism like this is so vital When the Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, first told me about a huge data leak suggesting authoritarian regimes were possibly using smartphone hacking software to target activists, politicians and journalists, perhaps the worst part is that I wasn’t particularly surprised. R...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Malware, Mobile Phones, Investigative journalism, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Guardian, Pegasus, Katharine Viner, Paul Lewis, NSO Group


OnePlus' AirPods Pro Clone Might Be a Solid ANC Alternative

OnePlus has been making wireless earbuds for the last few years, but now it feels like the company might be finally ready to compete with the big brands with the announcement of the new OnePlus Buds Pro. Read more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, Mobile Phones, Oneplus, Oneplus 2, Mediatek, iPhone accessories, VOOC, AirPods, Technology Internet, Oneplus Nord N200 5g


Leaks Suggest Samsung's New Foldables Could Be Priced Closer to a Standard Phone

Earlier this week, Samsung officially announced that its next Unpacked event will take place on August 11, and now due to a recent leak, we may have just gotten a much better idea of how much all of Samsung’s new gadgets will cost a few weeks early. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Phablets, Samsung Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Max Weinbach, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, Samsung Galaxy Z Series


Now You Can Make Your Own Foldable Phone With This DIY Kit

Royole was technically the first company to reveal a folding phone with a flexible AMOLED screen, and now it’s helping anyone build their own with a DIY kit that comes with almost all the parts you need.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Electronics, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Flexible Electronics, Flexible Display, Foldable Smartphone, Display technology, Royole, Sam Rutherford, Organic Electronics, Royole Flexpai, Technology Internet


Samsung Will Show Off Its New Foldables at Unpacked Event Aug. 11

After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially announced that its next Unpacked event will take place virtually on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Tizen OS, One UI, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, Samsung Galaxy Z Series, Technology Internet, Draftsamsung Unpacked Event


‘Like Uber for snake emergencies’: tech takes the sting out of bites in rural India

Venomous snakebites cause tens of thousands of deaths each year. But homegrown apps are coming to the rescue – and protecting reptiles from reprisalsWhen 12-year-old Anay Sujith felt a sharp sting in his leg while asleep in his hut in a village in Kerala, “I started yelling and woke up my parents,” he recalls. They immediately sought help – not with a phone call, but through an app.A team from Kannur Wildlife Rescuers (KWR) reached the boy’s home, in Ramatheru village in the coastal city of Kann...
Tags: Health, Technology, Animals, India, Environment, World news, Mobile Phones, South and Central Asia, Wildlife, Conservation, Snakes, Global development, Kerala, Russell, Kannur, Global Health


7 Cool Pixel Features You Can't Get on Other Android Phones

The Google Pixel series of phones hasn’t really caught the imagination or attracted the sort of sales in the same way that its big-name Android rivals have, but Google actually introduced Android features first on its Pixel lineup. Here are a few of the most important Pixel exclusives that make it more tempting to buy…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Shazam, Pixel, Alphabet Inc, Google Pixel, Google camera, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 4, Technology Internet


MAGA-Branded 'Freedom Phone' Is a Black Box That Should Be Avoided at All Costs

Be it Parler, Gab, or GETTR, recent times have seen no shortage of dollar-sign-eyed entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on conservative America’s disdain for “liberal” Silicon Valley. It was only a matter of time before someone tried to invent the MAGA phone.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Technology, America, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Blackberry Priv, Duckduckgo, Trump, Mediatek, Matthew Hickey, Erik Finman, Maga, Android OS


You'll Be Able to Use a Stylus With Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3

If you were a fan of Samsung’s phablet-sized Galaxy Note, you can rest easy knowing at least its companion stylus will remain available for other devices. Samsung’s most tablet-like phone may not be making an appearance this summer at the company’s upcoming Unpacked event, but an FCC filing indicates that its best…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Samsung, Smartphones, Ipads, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Phablets, Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, Classes Of Computers


New Pixel 6 Leak Reveals Specs Months Ahead of Launch

Google isn’t expected to announce its next flagship phones until sometime this fall, but now a recent leak may have just revealed the specs for the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro months ahead of schedule. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Qualcomm, Pixel, Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Jon Prosser, Technology Internet


Test Your Android Phone’s Water Resistance With This Handy App

Today I learned that you can test the water resistance of a smartphone without throwing it into a giant pool. All you need is a water resistance tester app, like the one that’s been making the rounds on Reddit.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Reddit, Oneplus, Barometer, Cloud Clients, Ray W


The FBI's Fake Encrypted Honeypot Phones Are Showing Up Online

About a month ago, it was revealed that an encrypted phone company was actually a front for called “Trojan Shield.” The company, which was really a law enforcement honeypot, sold a product called “ANOM,” an encrypted chat application installed on specific, hardened phones that the bureau was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Craigslist, Time, Smartphones, Snapchat, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Netflix, Mobile Phones, Secure Communication, Microsoft Kin, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet, Anom


OnePlus Admits It Throttles Popular Apps on Its Flagship Phones

After a recent investigation by Anandtech pointed out that a number of popular apps were experiencing sluggish performance on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus has now admitted to throttling hundreds of popular apps to help “reduce power consumption.”Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Samsung, Snapchat, Mobile Phones, Oneplus, AnandTech, Oneplus 5, Andrei Frumusanu, Technology Internet, Draftlist Of Oneplus Products


Qualcomm Just Released a $1,500 Smartphone for Some Reason

Qualcomm makes the chips found in practically every Android phone, but today the company is stepping away from its usual role. With some help from Asus, Qualcomm is announcing the first phone of its own.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Twitter, Science, Technology, Samsung, Intel, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Nvidia, Nintendo, Amd, Qualcomm, Snapdragon


New Leaks Just Gave Us the Best Look at Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 Yet

It’s been more than two years since Samsung released the original Galaxy Buds, so it’s time for a refresh. And thanks to a slate of new leaks, we may have just gotten the best look at Samsung’s next wireless earbuds yet. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Headphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Evan Blass, Carl Pei, AirPods, Inductive Charging, Pixel Buds, Portable Electronics, One UI


Raylo nabs $11.5M to get more mobile users to lease and reuse

UK-based smartphone subscription startup Raylo has tucked $11.5 million in Series A funding into its top pocket, led by Octopus Ventures. The equity round follows a debt raise last year — and brings Raylo’s total raised since being founded back in 2019 to $40M (in equity and debt). Its roster of investors to date also includes the Macquarie Group, Guy Johnson of Carphone Warehouse and the co-founders of Funding Circle. The new funding will be used to charge up a subscription smartphone play th...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Gadgets, Europe, UK, Technology, Hardware, Berlin, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, United Kingdom, Computing, Finland, Mobile Device


Samsung's Next Two Foldable Phones Apparently Revealed in New Leaks

Ahead of their rumored launch sometime in August, Samsung’s two next-gen foldable phones have seemingly just been revealed in a series of leaked photos sporting some interesting upgrades. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Phablets, Samsung Galaxy, Evan Blass, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, Samsung Galaxy Z Series, Technology Internet


Are tech companies taking away our ‘right to repair’?

The Australian government is looking at whether it’s easy enough to repair things that we use everyday – also known as the right to repair. A draft report released this month says it’s not – especially when it comes to farming equipment, cars and smartphones – and has recommended a suite of changes to improve our right to repair and to reduce the amount of electronic waste created in Australia. Guardian reporter Josh Taylor explores why it’s so hard to get your gadgets fixed and asks how that co...
Tags: Technology, Australia news, Mobile Phones, Josh Taylor, Australia Guardian


The OnePlus Merger With Oppo Might Be the End of Android Enthusiast Phones

One over-used description of Android is the “platform of choice,” but what happens when those choices all become...exactly the same? The that OnePlus is headed for “deeper integration” with its overseas parent company, Oppo, could cause a shakeup in the Android smartphone landscape.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Motorola, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Nexus, Huawei, Oneplus, Oxygenos, Hasselblad, Oppo, Carl Pei, OnePlus 3


US lawmakers want to restrict police use of ‘Stingray’ cell tower simulators

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Share on Twitter Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. According to BuzzFeed News, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ted Lieu will introduce legislation later today that seeks to restrict police use of international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catchers. More commonly known as Stingrays, police frequently use IMSI catchers and cell-site simulators to collect informat...
Tags: Column, Technology, Mobile Security, California, Montana, US, Tech, Sms, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Mobile Phones, United States, Telecommunications, Judge, District Of Columbia, Mobile Phone


Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the first mobile phone call

On June 17, 1946, a fellow driving through St. Louis made the first mobile phone call. It was the result of decades of engineering work at Bell Labs and Western Electric. Two years later, the service was available in nearly 100 cities and counted 5,000 subscribers. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Mobile Phones, Bell Labs, St Louis, Can You Hear Me Now, Western Electric


Realme's 'Flagship Killer' Puts a Cutting-Edge Processor In an Affordable Phone

Even though they share the same parent company, Realme is on a mission to take the “flagship killer” throne away from OnePlus with its latest handset, the Realme GT. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Qualcomm, Oneplus, Atmos, BBK Electronics, Realme, Realme X50 Pro, Snapdragon 888, Technology Internet, Snapdragon 888 Chip, Atmos Stereo Speakers, Realme Phones


The OnePlus Nord N200 5G Might Be the Budget 5G Phone to Beat

OnePlus has already released a handful of affordable 5G phones, but the $240 Nord N200 5G might be the company’s best low-cost 5G handset yet. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smartphones, Best Buy, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Oneplus, 5g, T Mobile, BH, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Technology Internet, Redmi Note 10


Right to repair: it should be easier for Australians to get phones and devices fixed, review says

The Productivity Commission recommends changes including allowing consumers to make ‘super complaints’ to the watchdogIt should be easier for Australians to get their smartphones, tablets and other devices repaired or replaced, the Productivity Commission has found.The commission reviewed the so-called “right to repair” in Australia and received more than 300 submissions and comments. Many consumers complained that companies were making it harder and more expensive to get devices repaired by any...
Tags: Business, Technology, Australia, Australia news, Mobile Phones, Australian politics, Computing, Productivity Commission


Security flaws found in Samsung’s stock mobile apps

A mobile security startup has found seven security flaws in Samsung’s pre-installed mobile apps, which it says if abused could have allowed attackers broad access to a victim’s personal data. Oversecured said the vulnerabilities were found in several apps and components bundled with Samsung phones and tablets. Oversecured founder Sergey Toshin told TechCrunch that the vulnerabilities were verified on a Samsung Galaxy S10+ but that all Samsung devices could be potentially affected because the bak...
Tags: Android, Google Play, Security, Apps, Technology, Mobile Security, Russia, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Vulnerability, Mobile Phones, Computing, Knox, Security Software, Samsung Dex


Motorola's New 5G Phone Is Like a Budget Galaxy Note In All the Right Ways

Last year, Motorola released its first phone ever with an included stylus. The company says the G Stylus has become so popular that even after refreshing the lineup earlier this year, Moto is giving it some extra special attention with the new Moto G Stylus 5G. Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Walmart, Smartphones, Best Buy, Mobile Phones, Moto G, Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola Mobility, Moto, Motorola Moto, BH, 5g Phone, Moto Z3, Moto G Stylus


New Google Pixel Feature Lets You Lock Away Your Private Photos

The new Locked Folder in Google Photos, which the company debuted at its developer conference last month, is officially rolling out today. It’s part of the latest feature drop for Pixel users, which includes a new way to take a video of the night sky, plus better copy and paste in Gboard and a Digital Wellbeing mode…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Samsung, Software, Mobile Phones, Google Photos, Memories, Pixel, Google Pixel, Human Interest, Gboard, Pixel 2, Microsoft Photos, Pixel 3, Technology Internet


This one email explains Apple

An email has been going around the internet as a part of a release of documents related to Apple’s App Store based suit brought by Epic Games. I love this email for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that you can extrapolate from it the very reasons Apple has remained such a vital force in the industry for the past decade.   The gist of it is that SVP of Software Engineering, Bertrand Serlet, sent an email in October of 2007, just three months after the iPhone was launched. In the emai...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Technology, Steve Jobs, Tech, Mobile Phones, Software Development, App Store, Api, Science and Technology, Steve, Sdk, Matthew Panzarino, Software Engineering