• The Android in-app browser WebView has had a security update in an effort to keep your device safe. And unfortunately, being a micro-browser that can fit inside an app means that it isn’t quite as robust as the main Chrome browser. This causes problems when thinking about the security of your device, as an insecure browser is an obvious vulnerability for those with nefarious intentions looking to gain access to your device. Safe and simpleThankfully Google has now upped the level of security, in
    Google is making Android’s in-app browser safer to use

  • Update: At a behind-closed-doors event during this year’s E3, Ubisoft revealed the first early in-engine footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2 and now it’s available to watch online. If you start out with a smaller ship and move up to a larger one, you can store the smaller ship inside it and expand your crew too. Probably not anytime soon: 2018/2019 seems likelyTrailersAt a behind-closed-doors event during this year’s E3, Ubisoft revealed the first early in-engine footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2 and
    Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer, release date, and news

  • We’re all very busy, aren’t we? We’re overwhelmed with social media, with personal email, with work email, with all those backups and cloud storage and essential online services that make our increasingly web-based lives what they are. So what if there was a way to tie them all together? IFTTT and Zapier are automation tools that can tie together and pass data between your social media accounts, your cloud storage, your email and beyond, whether you’re using mainstream services or more hardcore
    How to link and automate your online accounts

  • Microsoft’s Whiteboard app has been leaked online, revealing some further features and details about the software which will be coming to stylus-toting Windows 10 devices later this year. So, aside from the features we’ve already heard Microsoft enthuse about such as geometry recognition and automatic table shading, what fresh revelations are here? Bing bonusYes, Bing searches are directly integrated into Whiteboard, so you can hand-write a search term, and the app will go off and find relevant
    Leaked Microsoft Whiteboard app boasts some slick new stylus tricks

  • If you get your morning coffee from a vending machine, it might soon be able to recognize your face and prepare your brew without you pressing a single button. You could also get loyalty rewards for using the same machine for your caffeine fix every day, and even get special offers tailored to your preferences. Canonical – the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distro – is working with Spanish smart vending firm InnovaPOS to make machines that do much more than just swallow your change and beep. Cu
    This smart vending machine knows how you snack

  • However, I couldn’t pass up the chance to test something out in the race, especially having spent an entire marathon recently without technology. I looked down at my wrist at the Garmin Forerunner 935 that I’m currently reviewing and had an idea. But I supposed that it wasn’t going to be totally accurate, so 0.05 miles accuracy per ping wasn’t too bad. This was a problem, as I now wasn’t going to know when the 6.9 mile point was reached and I had 10KM left to go. I checked my Garmin: over a 13.1
    Garmin Forerunner 935 UltraTrac mode: an incredibly fun battery test

  • Airbnb has started introducing a new feature that allows payment for a property to be split between as many as 16 different accounts, which will be a welcome addition for anyone planning a getaway with a big group of friends. Even with the developments in peer to peer payments with companies like Venmo, the process of getting your money back is still more than a little like herding cats. This is the latest in a series of improvements that Airbnb is making in its payment practices. The new split
    Airbnb is trialling split payments so you don’t lose friends over your booking

  • Google has expanded its content removal policy for personal information and as a result, private medical records will no longer appear in Google search results. According to a report from Bloomberg, the ‘Information we may remove’ section of Google’s Removal Policy was quietly changed on June 22 to include “confidential, personal medical records of private people.”If you’re wondering how private medical records could appear in Google’s search results in the first place, it’s perfectly possible f
    Google will now stop private medical records from appearing in search

  • At the time, the Ice Bucket Challenge was tarred with the same brush as many online movements – scathingly dubbed ‘slacktivism’. The idea is that sitting on your phone, liking a tweet that supports a cause is a futile endeavour; that social media isn’t capable of really making a difference. Opening up lines of communicationWe were invited to an event hosted by Facebook to talk about how social media can be used to promote causes. Ambler started the #itsokaytotalk hashtag as a continuation of the
    Hashtags that save lives - the end of slacktivism

  • There’s been plenty of buzz about Apple’s supercharged iMac Pro since it was revealed earlier this month, and now the grapevine claims that this pricey all-in-one will run with Intel’s latest server-grade processors (as opposed to consumer-targeted CPUs) coupled with an ARM coprocessor. In other words, the iMac will be driven by Skylake-EX and Skylake-EP processors sitting in Intel’s LGA3647 socket, as opposed to desktop CPUs nestled in a LGA2066 socket. Yes, in case you somehow missed it, the i
    New iMac Pro to pack both ARM and Intel Xeon CPUs

  • Patently Apple have found a patent application that describes a 3D camera system intended for augmented reality use. AR gesturesThe camera system looks destined to allow for Minority Report-style hand gestures. With the depth-sensing camera potentially strapped to the front of a pair of Apple AR glasses, it would allow for interactions with a hovering holographic interface, just by moving your hands. The patent states that:”Such depth mapping may be applied to interactive video games. With a num
    Apple patent paints a future of AR glasses and gesture controls

  • The OnePlus 5 is getting a lot of press, and one of the standout features is its new dual-lens camera, which allows for 2x ‘lossless’ zoom. As far as we can see OnePlus never said it was fully optical, despite some reports elsewhere, but with two lenses on offer and supposedly lossless quality it would be a reasonable assumption to make. In fact, the OnePlus 5 gives you 1.6x optical zoom according to OnePlus, with the remaining 0.4x handled by “SmartCapture multiframe technology” – a point the c
    OnePlus 5’s 2x zoom isn’t as optical as you might think

  • The terminal is the beating heart of Linux, no matter how hard today’s user-friendly graphical distros might try to push it into the background. If you need something done quickly and efficiently, chances are the best way to do it is with some complex keyboard wrangling. The key, if you’re a terminal-slinging Linux badass, is making sure you type those commands with as much style and panache as possible. Of course, your Linux distribution will have a ‘Terminal’ application already such as xterm,
    Top 6 best Linux terminal emulators of 2017

  • According to Recode, music industry sources have said that Tesla has been in talks with major music labels to create its own streaming service that it would then bundle with its cars. Details on how far along these talks are or what’s driving Tesla’s thinking here are thin on the ground. Tesla already has a deal with Spotify in some of its markets and it streams on-demand music through Slacker on its in-car dashboard. However, in the context of the increasingly autonomous and green car market it
    Tesla’s rumored music service might not be as crazy as it seems

  • The Humble Store is doing a bit of thunder-stealing from Steam’s big summer sale, by offering the popular (and gory) co-op survival horror shooter Killing Floor for free. You’ll receive the game via a Steam key for your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, so you’ll need a Steam account to redeem the key and play the shooter. Tight teamworkKilling Floor was originally a mod for Unreal Tournament, initially released way back in 2005, but the game has since made its name on Steam as a cult co-op shooter. Six
    Forget the Steam sale – you can get hit shooter Killing Floor for free

  • While YouTube’s investment in VR has been fun to watch, 360-degree videos aren’t the perfect catch-all for every kind of content — especially considering a majority of VR watchers look at just the first 90 degrees anyway. For this reason YouTube has announced VR180, a new format that combines the immersion of 360-degree footage with the practicality of “flat” video. Essentially a 360-degree VR video cut in half, VR180 video shows a 180-degree view that can still be explored with headsets like Go
    YouTube's new video format allows for immersive videos, no headset required

  • Flip phones are a hard sell in the Era of the Smartphone, sure, but there’s still something undeniably charming about an old-school hinged handset. For those longing for the designs of old, Samsung is launching the Samsung Folder 2 — a sleek, two-screened flip phone that supports the not-so-ancient Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Don’t flip outWhile it’s easy to see the appeal in Samsung’s slick new flip phone, obtaining one will be much more difficult. Like its predecessor , the Galax
    Samsung made another Android flip phone, but it's only on sale in South Korea

  • It’s something that should be on every Android phone. Why and when is mattersHaving a physical mute switch on a phone like the OnePlus 5 has been a minor, but meaningful convenience in all sorts of situations for me. Contrast that to whenever I used any other Android phone. Big changes underway: iPhone 8 release dateRare for an Android phone, but shouldn’t beOnePlus 5 isn’t the first Android phone with a mute switch, but it’s rare today. Thankfully, the feature has been a OnePlus staple since th
    This OnePlus 5 feature should be on every Android phone

  • LG will reportedly unveil the LG V30 smartphone at the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin. LG’s plan for the V30 is to hold a launch event the day before IFA officially begins, according to ETNews, which reported on the phone’s launch timing. This lines up with previous rumors that the LG V30 will debut sometime in August. Launching the LG V30 in August also coincides with the release of Android O, the newest flavor of mobile operating system from Google. Will the LG V30 have what it takes to stand u
    LG V30 could launch in two months at IFA 2017

  • Prepare thy wallets: the Steam Summer Sale is upon us, and it’s not just games getting great deals. The HTC Vive is jumping in with a hardware bundle of its own that’s on par with Steam’s annual bargain bonanza. Throughout the course of the Steam Summer Sale, the HTC Vive hardware will be discounted for new customers from $799 (£759, AU$1,399) to $749 (£709, AU$1,339) and includes a $50/£50 Steam gift card perfect for clearing out any leftover games on your wishlist during the sale. As HTC explo
    HTC Vive headset joins Steam Summer Sale with discounted price and free games

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