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Smartphone Management Flaws Puts Users At Risk, Researchers Say

SECURITY researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices.

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Samsung Pays The Price Of Google Domination

SAMSUNG has posted a year-on-year decline in profits for the first time in three years, with a 20pc fall in the second quarter resulting in £3.6bn net profit. Operating profit fell 24.6pc from a year ago, while sales fell 8.9pc.

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Hackers Can Tap USB Devices In New Attacks, Researcher Warns

BOSTON: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed today.

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Super-Fast Battery Pack Can Fully Charge Your Phone In 15 Minutes

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While electronics manufacturers continue to push the limits of how much innovation they can stuff into smartwatches, smartphones and even Bluetooth headphones, one challenge still hampers all of these devices: battery life.

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Facebook To Shut Down Gifts Service, Again

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Remember Facebook Gifts, the social network's service that let you buy and send gifts to your friends? Originally called "Gift Shop" and focusing on virtual goods, it was killed off in 2010.

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Xbox One Coming To China In September

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The Xbox One will make its China debut on Sept. 23. It will be the first gaming console to be sold in the country in 14 years.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Hit UK Roads In 2015

Rowan Atkinson demonstrating a famous scene from the episode Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean. IMAGE: NATHAN WONG

Self-driving cars will be permitted on public roads in the UK starting in January 2015, but it could be a while before commuters can actually use them.

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HTC One M8 With Windows Phone 8.1 Onboard?

Not Actual Device

It has been long since HTC launched their last Windows Phone – the HTC 8X and 8S both of which were very well received by users. However, a recent rumour states that HTC is planning to launch their next Windows Phone with a moniker of their flagship line, the One.

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iPhone 6 Front And Back Design Revealed By Customised Luxury Smartphone Maker

Another company has seemingly confirmed the next-generation iPhone 6′s design and screen size. This time, it is from a company specialised at making customised “luxury” versions of consumer smartphones, offering another detailed look at the iPhone 6…lovingly encased all over with luxurious materials like gold, platinum and of course, diamonds.

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Gaia Satellite Begins 3D Mapping The Galaxy

Gaia SateliteAfter launching into space in December 2013, the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite is now 1.5 million kilometres from Earth and ready to begin its mission to map our galaxy.

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