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This Free Tool Scans Computers For Government Surveillance Software

File Pic: DetektA group of nonprofits has come together to help you take back your privacy.

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Hackers Turning Smartphones Into Slave Armies

Pic: AsiaOne/ShutterstockSAN FRANCISCO - Mobile security firm Lookout on Wednesday warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.

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Flip Phones Are Hip Again

Photo: Getty Images/NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace talks on a cellular phone during practice for the Daytona 500 in February 1996.Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.

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Xiaomi Wants To Be No.1 Smartphone Manufacturer In 10 Years; Apple Responds

Xiaomi’s chief executive and founder, Lei Jun, believes that Xiaomi can best Apple and Samsung to be the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer. For a company that only started in 2010, that’s a very, very bold claim – though it doesn’t appear to be an impossible task.

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Li-Fi Gets Ready To Compete With Wi-Fi

Light Fantastic: A CMOS digital-to-analog converter developed at the University of Edinburgh helps LEDs act as communications devices. Photo: Peter Tuffy/The University of Edinburgh

Light Fantastic: A CMOS digital-to-analog converter developed at the University of Edinburgh helps LEDs act as communications devices.

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Hands-On: Amazon’s $39 Fire TV Stick Is A Steal, But It’s No Apple TV

Amazon’s latest attempt to take over your living room, the Fire TV Stick, is here.

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Motorola Recalls Entire AT&T Nexus 6 Inventory

Before we report on the Nexus 6 recall situation, it is important to note that the only Nexus 6’s impacted are AT&T’s Nexus 6 inventory –

these would be the AT&T branded devices. All other Nexus 6 carrier variants are good to go and should not be affected.

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Why Mozilla Is Scared Of Google

In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo.

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Hackers Can Steal Data Wirelessly From PCs That Aren't Even Online

Oil rig control room, North Sea. Photographer: Arnulf Husmo/Getty Images

When governments, utilities and corporations need to protect their most sensitive data, they create what's called an air-gap network. It involves storing information on computers that are never connected to the Internet, an extreme method of isolation designed to prevent any chance of data leaking out.

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Qualcomm: Get Ready For 4K Smartphones

The LG G3 was one of the first phones to boast a Quad HD display. Up next: smartphones with 4K resolution. IMAGE: MASHABLE, CHRISTINA ASCANI

If you think the ultra-sharp Quad HD displays on today's state-of-the-art smartphones are as good as it gets, think again. According to Qualcomm, who builds many of today's key technologies in mobile, 4K smartphones are just around the corner, and they'll take pixel counts to an — arguably absurd — new level.

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