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Enlarge / Groove Music running on Android. Microsoft is retiring its Groove Music apps for iOS and Android on December 1. The cross-platform music apps lost a lot of their purpose when Microsoft closed its Groove music store and subscription service last year. They still retained some value, however, as they could play music stored …

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The Xiaomi Mi 8. Notice how the bottom was cut off? There is a bezel down there. Xiaomi A close-up of the notch. Xiaomi A close-up of the bottom. Xiaomi The back. Xiaomi This camera setup is very iPhone-like. Xiaomi Here’s the Explorer Edition, which has a transparent back and in-screen fingerprint reader. Is that …

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Russia officially banned the secure message app Telegram in April, and now it appears the app is facing problems in other regions. According to a message posted on Telegram by the company’s CEO Pavel Durov, Apple has been “preventing” Telegram iOS app updates since April. The version of the app currently in the App Store …

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My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, and a recent visit to the optometrist revealed I needed a slightly different prescription for reading on a computer screen. (What a relief!) But like a couple billion people in the world, it’s harder for me to read small text and lightly tinted text. That’s …

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My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, and a recent visit to the optometrist revealed I needed a slightly different prescription for reading on a computer screen. (What a relief!) But like a couple billion people in the world, it’s harder for me to read small text and lightly tinted text. That’s …

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If you’ve been around as long as The Macalope has… uh, well, sorry about your chronic aches and pains and the series of trusses and garters you must employ in order to simply wear clothes. Or is that just The Macalope? Anyway, more to the point, you might remember that back in the day when …

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Researchers have demonstrated how sonic and ultrasonic signals (inaudible to human) can be used to cause physical damage to hard drives just by playing ultrasonic sounds through a target computer’s own built-in speaker or by exploiting a speaker near the targeted device. Similar research was conducted last year by a group of researchers from Princeton …

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Enlarge / This unsourced leak from China’s Weibo service lines up nicely with Bloomberg’s report. We have our first reliable Pixel 3 rumor of the year. A report from Bloomberg claims that Foxconn will be the manufacturer for the Pixel 3 and details several aspects of the phone’s new design. Over the weekend, Android sites …

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Enlarge / A stick of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory. Ever since Intel and Micron announced 3D XPoint memory in 2015, the world has been waiting for the companies to use it to build memory sticks. 3D XPoint blends the properties of flash storage and DRAM memory. Like flash, it’s persistent, retaining its value even …