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OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability makes phone comically easy to hack

Flaw allows a modified boot image to load and grant complete admin control to anyone with the know-how.

The OnePlus 6 is a really great phone for not a lot of money. It’s easy to see why anyone would want to buy one, and if you recently pick one up, you need to be aware of a new exploit that could give the right person complete control over your device.

First reported at XDA Developers, president of  [Read More…]

This commercial makes the ASUS ZenFone 5 appear not terrible

At least the commercial is good.

When we were first introduced to the Asus ZenFone 5 at MWC this February, we came away feeling…less than excited. The ZenFone 5 is one of the most shameless iPhone X clones we’ve seen so far in 2018, and to help get your mind off its notch and vertical dual cameras, Asus has created a commercial for the phone that’s actually not terrible.

In fact, it’s pretty great.

After having OK GO  [Read More…]

Facebook Marketplace makes it easier to find a plumber or maid

Starting immediately, Facebook Marketplace seeks to be your one-stop-shop for finding a home service professional. Work directly with contractors, house cleaners, and other types; get a quote or receive help with your latest project.

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PayPal support finally makes its way to Samsung Pay

That only took nine months.

In July of 2017, Samsung announced that it was partnering with PayPal so that Samsung Pay users could pay for things using their PayPal balance. This was exciting news for a lot of people, but it unfortunately never came to light. Nine months later, this functionality appears to finally be rolling out.

As Joe Kester noted on Twitter, an update that’s making its way to the Samsung Pay app in the Play  [Read More…]

Google Chrome now makes it dead simple to add emojis in Chrome OS

The shortcut’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you own a Chromebook, chances are you’ve been infuriated at one point or another when trying to add an emoji to Twitter, Hangouts, an email, etc. You can technically do so by opening up the on-screen keyboard, but the process is cumbersome and not a great solution by any stretch of the imagination.

However, in the latest version of Chrome Canary, you’ll find a new shortcut that  [Read More…]

Tidal app makes its way to Amazon Fire TV and Android Auto

Available to download right now.

Just a few months after its Android TV app was released, Tidal’s announced a new app for Amazon’s Fire TV platform. You can download it on both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and the layout is similar compared to its Android TV counterpart.

The home screen showcases all of the latest Tidal content, and jumping over to My Collection will show you all of your favorite songs, videos, albums, etc.  [Read More…]

Alexa’s new ‘Brief Mode’ makes the assistant talk less

Rolling out to Alexa users now.

Amazon’s constantly adding new features to Alexa to ensure it’s as helpful as can be, but the latest goodie actually makes the assistant talk less. As part of a new feature called “Brief Mode”, Alexa’s responses are shortened, and in some cases, replaced with just an audio cue rather than saying “Ok.”

According to users on Reddit, they were first informed of the feature when normally interacting with Alexa. In one  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi Body Composition Scale makes its way to India for ₹1,999

Xiaomi’s smart scale uses 10 data points to accurately measure your body composition.

Xiaomi said back at the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro that it would bring more ecosystem products to India this year. I’m personally excited because Xiaomi makes a lot of great lifestyle products and having to buy them locally is significantly easier than importing them from China.

The latest product from the Mi Ecosystem series to make its debut in India  [Read More…]

Amazon makes it easier to find previously heard songs with Alexa

“Alexa, play Rihanna songs I haven’t heard in a while.”

Listening to music is easily what I use my smart speakers for the most, and if you’ve got one powered by Alexa and use Amazon Music, it’s about to get a lot easier to find songs you haven’t heard in a while.

Rather than opening up the Alexa app to see your streaming history to find that one Logic song you were listening to a while ago,  [Read More…]

LG G7 makes an appearance at MWC 2018 along with V35, new watch, and more

LG’s could-have-been flagship for 2018.

LG’s appearance at this year’s MWC was, timid, to say the least.

The company’s new LG V30S is essentially just a spec bump over the regular V30 with a couple small software tweaks, but apparently, LG had more exciting things to show off behind closed doors.

According to Ynet, LG had a working unit of the G7 (codenamed “Neo”) to show off to select attendees of the trade show. This is  [Read More…]