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An iPhone Switcher’s Guide to Choosing Your First Android Phone

So you’ve been thinking about dabbling in that water for a while now. You’re wondering, “what’s life like on the other side?” Switching from iPhone to Android can be daunting, though, because you have so much more choice—how could you possibly choose from so many phones? We’re here to help.

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Meet the Brilliant Young Hackers Who’ll Soon Shape the World

They are young but not selfish. Brilliant but not dorky. Engaged but not political. The current class of college-age hackers will shape our future. The post Meet the Brilliant Young Hackers Who’ll Soon Shape the World appeared first on WIRED. by Tony Tulathimutte
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Samsung made a load of cash this Q1 – even after the Note 7 fiasco.

It’s always crazy to think about how utterly massive Samsung is. To get a sense of the sheer scale of the South Korean conglomerate, you just have to look at its financial statements. The company has announced its financial results from the first quarter. Surprisingly, it beat expectations, to have the second most profitable quarter in its history, and its most successful first quarter ever. Profits are up 48 percent compared to the previous Q1 to reach roughly $8.7 billion (or 9.9 trillion won). Revenue was $44.5 billion (50.55 trillion won), which is an increase on the previous year’s Q1,…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Matthew Hughes
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I reviewed an e-signature product and now a co-worker is legally bound to adore me

Call me old fashioned, but nothing feels as good as putting pen to paper. That’s one reason I write professionally… if I could handwrite this article, I would. And when I applied to TNW, part of my self-pitch was my adoration of editing with my trusty red pen. To me, there’s nothing sexier than beautiful handwriting. Okay, well there are other things that are sexier, but you get my drift… But in the tech world of quick and dirty contracts, printing and signing paperwork is an antiquated regimen. There are much better ways of doing it. So when Eversign came…This story continues at The Next Web

by Lauren Gilmore
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Where does India’s government get off booting 12 million people from social media for a month?

A government order issued on Wednesday shut down 22 online services in the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, where mobile internet has already been blocked since April 17 for its population of 12.5 million. It’s not the first time, and sadly, it will probably not be the last. Internet access has been blocked in the region more than 30 times since 2012, with a view to quell unrest among citizens there. It’s the same story this time around: Major services like WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and Reddit are being blocked, as they are“being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”…This story continues at The Next Web

by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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The Hacker News — Cyber Security, Hacking News

Last week, we reported about a so-called ‘vigilante hacker’ who hacked into at least 10,000 vulnerable ‘Internet of Things’ devices, such as home routers and Internet-connected cameras, using a botnet malware in order to supposedly secure them. Now, that vigilante hacker has already trapped roughly 300,000 devices in an IoT botnet known as Hajime, according to a new report published Tuesday

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How This High School Senior Is Disrupting Education

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak with 17-year old Femi Adebogun, the co-founder and CEO of Testify Software Solutions. Femi and I talked about his education and the problems he faced in the system-much along the lines of feeling lost or disengaged. Along with a friend who faced similar struggles, they developed MindMap, an edtech tool to helps teachers learn about their students’ learning styles, interests, and career goals in a short period. A young entrepreneur Femi, please tell me about your background. My parents and I moved to America from Nigeria when I was three…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Robyn Shulman
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Google Home now helps you cook by reading recipes out loud

Following updates to its Home speaker with support for multiple users, finding cheap flights and controlling your connected gadgets, Google has added a handy new feature to the device that aspiring chefs will enjoy. It can now read recipes out to you while you cook, one step at a time. Simply fire up Google Assistant or use to Google’s search app to look for a recipe on your phone, and hit the ‘Send to Google Home button’. Next, say ‘OK Google, start cooking’, and the speaker will do its thing. You can also command it to repeat steps or go…This story continues at The Next Web

by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Those adorable kids from the BBC interview might soon get an animated TV series

You probably remember one of the most precious moments of the year so far from last month, when Professor Robert Kelly was live on air with the BBC talking about South Korea and was interrupted in the cutest way possible by his two children. Here, let me refresh your memory: The clip – which I’ve watched about a hundred times by now – inspired Jarryd Mandy and his partner Lauren Martin to create a cartoon, starring little Mina and Jack (based on Kelly’s children Marion and James) as clever little detectives who follow their father around the world on missions for the…This story continues at The Next Web

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Google Trips gets a big update to help you plan your next vacation

Google has updated its excellent Trips mobile app for Android and iOS with a bunch of new features to make it easier to plan your next adventure on the road. While it already grabs flight information from your Gmail inbox, Trips now captures bus and train tickets as well and adds them to your itinerary. And in case you make a last-minute booking offline, you can now tap the + button and enter those details manually to keep your schedule up-to-date. Trips also now lets you share the reservations for your journey, including hotel booking and travel tickets, straight from…This story continues at The Next Web
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Police catch murder suspect with help from victim’s Fitbit data

A Connecticut woman’s Fitbit may have helped bring her murderer to justice. Connie Dabate was shot dead in her home December 2015. Her husband, Richard Dabate claimed he left for work around 8:30, only to return a half-hour later to see “a masked man — about 6-foot-2 and stocky with a Vin Diesel voice.” The man allegedly tortured Richard, shot Connie with her husband’s gun when she arrived home from a gym class, and then ran when Richard escaped and called the police. So far, so Law & Order. When the police started inspecting the couple’s digital footprints, however, they found Richard’s story more full…This story continues at The Next Web

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Google’s experimental Android app dramatically improves nighttime photography

Most modern smartphones are capable of truly stunning photos. One of the ways in which they falter, however, is in low-light situations. Even cheap DSLR’s or mirrorless cameras are miles ahead of the best camera phones when it comes to shooting in dim settings, at least for now. Google researcher Florian Kainz developed an Android app that could narrow the gap. After being challenged by his team, he created an experimental app that helps Android users take clear photos even in less-than-ideal conditions. The app gives users manual control over focus, exposure, and ISO, all of which assist photographers in allowing more light…This story continues at The Next Web
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Pope Francis calls for compassion in tech during TED speech

His Holiness Pope Francis joined TED Talks to deliver encouragement about the future, and a plea for the tech-savvy audience to care more for each other and themselves than things. The Pope spoke of his hope that tech such as that used in TED Talks could be used to bring everyone closer together: How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us. He also described a…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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FCC chairman outlines plan to reverse net neutrality

The chairman of the FCC today revealed a plan to reverse Obama administration policy that all web traffic be treated equally. Under two-year-old net neutrality guidelines, cable companies were classified as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Chairman Ajit Pai wants to reverse that classification and essentially leave cable companies to self-regulate. According to Pai: Two years ago, I warned that we were making a serious mistake. It’s basic economics. The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get. The argument against net neutrality is a simple one. If additional regulations are added, cable…This story continues at The Next Web

by Bryan Clark
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Twitter is growing, but its bank account isn’t

Twitter is finally showing signs of life after months — years, even — of flatlining. The social media behemoth today released its quarterly report for Q1 2017, which didn’t, at first glance, look very encouraging. It still can’t seem to turn a profit. Its quarterly losses total about 7-percent. Revenue was higher than expected at $548 million, but that’s still a total loss of $62 million. Still, that’s the smallest net loss the company’s posted since before 2015. It’s certainly better than last quarter, where they posted a $167 million in net loss. The site also boasts 328 million monthly users, which is…This story continues at The Next Web
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