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Pete Lau says the OnePlus 6 will come with a glass back and ‘premium hand-feel’

The OnePlus 6 will feature a glass back with a five-layered Nanotech coating.

OnePlus served up a teaser over the weekend showcasing the back of the OnePlus 6, hinting at a possible ceramic or glass back. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to the company’s forums earlier today to confirm that the phone will indeed feature a glass back.

This isn’t the first time OnePlus opted for a glass back, as the OnePlus X also used the  [Read More…]

Under Armour says data breach compromised 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts

Leaked data includes usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords.

Athletic apparel brand Under Armour announced that a data breach exposed details of over 150 million MyFitnessPal users. The leaked data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords, but government-issued identifiers like social security numbers and driving licenses were not compromised as the app doesn’t collect that information. Similarly, credit card numbers were not leaked.

MyFitnessPal first detected the intrusion — believed to have occurred sometime in late  [Read More…]

FTC says it has an ‘open non-public investigation’ into Facebook

About a week ago, Facebook came under fire for giving away user data to Cambridge Analytic. It’s a story you’ve likely heard of by now, and following everything that’s already happened, the Federal Trade Commission has decided to issue its official statement on the matter.

Speaking for the FTC, acting director Tom Pahl said the following:

The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these  [Read More…]

Broadcom says it will move its international headquarters back to the U.S.

Broadcom will move its international headquarters back to the U.S. to allay national security worries over its Qualcomm deal.

Back in 2015, chipmaker Avago Technologies acquired Broadcom for $ 37 billion, with the ensuing entity — Broadcom Limited — incorporated in Singapore. The company is co-headquartered in Singapore and San Diego, but the chipmaker has now announced that it will move its corporate headquarters back to the U.S. before April 3 to avoid a potential review by  [Read More…]

Google says device shipments more than doubled in 2017, passed $100 billion in annual revenue

Google made a heap of cash in 2017.

Google is huge, and as you’d expect, pulls in money from a lot of different sources. The company just shared its latest financial report that showcases numbers for its performance in Q4 and all of 2017, and there’s a mixture of growth and loss.

Looking at Google’s total revenue in 2017, the company made $ 110.9 billion – an increase of 23% compared to its total earnings in 2016.  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 now has the highest-rated Android camera, says DxOMark

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now tied with the iPhone 8 Plus as the highest-ranked smartphone camera in the world.

With the release of every major flagship, a few different things happen. Reviews flood the Internet with varying opinions, drop/durability tests are conducted, people dig through to find every last new feature, and the cameras are tested out to their fullest potential. DxOMark has been testing smartphone camera quality for years, and it just gave the Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Jerry says, ‘Hit me!’ [#acpodcast]

It’s a huge week of news and leaks in the Android world! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand settle in for a roundtable feast of epic proportions, beginning with Android 8.0 updates to some Motorola phones, the Blueborne Bluetooth vulnerability, and data throttling on T-Mobile.

Moving on to the main course, Google spent $ 1.1 billion to acqui-hire HTC’s best engineers, more details and photos have surfaced for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook, and a smaller Google  [Read More…]

Equifax says personal data of 143 million customers exposed in cyber attack

Equifax says a cyber attack leveraged against the company has exposed the personal data of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

Credit-reporting company Equifax has just announced a major cyber security breach that has exposed the data of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

What data was exposed?

The company says the following data was accessed:

names Social Security numbers birth dates addresses driver’s license numbers credit card numbers (approx. 209,000 U.S. consumers) dispute documents (approx. 182,000 U.S. consumers)  [Read More…]

Kirin 970’s dual image signal processors make the Galaxy S8 camera look like a blurry mess, Huawei says

It’s definitely an understatement to say that he Samsung Galaxy S8 has a more-than capable camera. From the sensor to the lens to the image signal processing, no one would deny this fact.

Huawei, however, has a few things to say about that.

The Chinese behemoth unveiled its new Kirin 970 processor today at the IFA conference in Berlin. In addition to cramming in 5.5 billion transistors on a 10nm manufacturing process, and putting artificial intelligence directly onto  [Read More…]

Google says Oreo will roll out to some partner devices by the end of the year

Google has been working with its partners to get the Oreo update out by the end of the year.

While Google’s first party devices get new Android releases immediately, the same can’t be said for partner devices. Since these devices comprise the vast majority of Android devices, we run into situations like Nougat only being available on 13% of all Android devices a year after release.

But there may be cause for hope: tucked in the Android  [Read More…]