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How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead

How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead

You probably know by now about rampant insecurity in Internet of Things devices. You've likely even heard about vulnerabilities in desk phones specifically. Security research into the devices—and the potential for hackers to take them over, turn them into listening devices, or use them as jumping off points to take over corporate networks—has been going…
Google Phone app on Pixel adding emergency calling without having to speak – 9to5Google

Google Phone app on Pixel adding emergency calling without having to speak – 9to5Google

Google is adding a new emergency calling feature to the first-party Phone app that lets you contact 911 without having to actually speak. This is highly useful when you’re unable to verbally communicate, and coming first to Pixel devices. During emergencies, there are obvious times when people can’t verbally communicate the nature of the incident…
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 phone stabilizer leaks early

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 phone stabilizer leaks early

A new entry in DJI’s range of smartphone gimbals has appeared in an FCC listing, suggesting that a follow-up to last year’s DJI Osmo Mobile 2 could be on its way soon. The listing for the “Osmo Mobile 3” was first spotted by Dave Zatz, who notes that the gimbal’s handle appears to have been…
Asus’ ROG Phone II features a 120Hz display, a new SoC, and a giant battery

Asus’ ROG Phone II features a 120Hz display, a new SoC, and a giant...

Candy Crush at 120FPS — Gamer phone features a Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, 12GB of RAM, 6000mAh battery. Ron Amadeo - Jul 22, 2019 7:07 pm UTC The ROG Phone 2. It looks a lot like the ROG Phone 1. The back embraces the full kiddie-gamer aesthetic. Landscape gaming on this actually seems pretty good,…
ASUS Announces New ROG Phone II: 120Hz OLED, 6000mAh & Snapdragon 855+ – AnandTech

ASUS Announces New ROG Phone II: 120Hz OLED, 6000mAh & Snapdragon 855+ – AnandTech

Today ASUS is releasing the successor to last year’s enthusiast-level gaming phone – the ROG Phone. This year’s model features the same DNA that the original model was built on- but this time around ASUS went for bigger and better in every regard, upgrading the new ROG Phone II with some new impressive hardware, creating…
ASUS’ ROG Phone II combines high-spec power with accessory spectacle (updated)

ASUS’ ROG Phone II combines high-spec power with accessory spectacle (updated)

The most interesting part here is the accessories. The ROG Phone II still comes bundled with a clip-on fan (this still uses the phone's side port), but this new and improved AeroActive Cooler II is apparently four times quieter, and it can reduce the surface temperature by up to 5 degrees Celsius lower. Another included…
Asus’ ROG Phone II is the most spec-heavy gaming phone yet

Asus’ ROG Phone II is the most spec-heavy gaming phone yet

Asus’s first ROG gaming phone was one of the most maximalist takes on the concept to date, so it’s only appropriate that the company follow up with a new model to stay on the bleeding edge. The ROG Phone II sounds like a spec bump more than a design revolution — Asus hasn’t provided official…
How can phone companies detect tethering (incl. Wifi hotspot)

How can phone companies detect tethering (incl. Wifi hotspot)

How they detect that someone is tethering a device isn't something that network providers often want to talk about, for the obvious reason that the more consumers know about how this is being detected, the easier it is for them to find ways to hide the fact that they're doing it, and avoid the associated…
Why you have to keep logging in to read news on your phone

Why you have to keep logging in to read news on your phone

Do you pay for news online? The news industry thanks you for your business. Want to read that publication on your phone without having to log in over and over again? You’re mostly out of luck. Each time you try to access a story, say, from a subscription site like the New York Times that…
Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now mirror your Android phone’s notifications – The Verge

Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now mirror your Android phone’s notifications – The Verge

Microsoft is rolling out an update to its Your Phone app on Windows 10 that will allow it to mirror notifications from your Android phone onto your PC. This makes good on a promise from August 2018 when Microsoft said that notifications would be coming. The core concept of Your Phone hasn’t changed. Once you…
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Apple filings hint at new iPads coming soon

Rumors have circulated for months of Apple working on a 10.2-inch replacement for the base iPad, with mass production reportedly starting soon. Given that the tablet hasn't been updated for over a year, it's a prime candidate for a refresh. We'd add that the redesigned iPad Pro is also approaching its first birthday -- it…

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