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France and Germany push for an EU-wide law to allow access to encrypted messages

In a debate similar to the one going on in the U.S., French and German politicians are calling for an EU-wide law that would compel operators to allow access to messages protected by encryption. Civil rights groups have decried the…
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The iPhone of the future may be smart enough to figure out exactly who stole it

In the future, stealing an iPhone could be a dangerous game to play, as Touch ID, machine learning, and the camera system could be used to identify the culprit.
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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook, but you can opt out

Now that WhatsApp has surpassed a billion users, it's time to monetize the service. The company is now sharing some user data with its parent company, Facebook, and it has a plan to bring businesses into its popular messaging app.
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Report: Apple developing iPhone-based social video app to take on Snapchat

Apple may be planning to take on Snapchat with a video messaging feature of its own, Bloomberg reports. It's also developing "social features" it plans to debut as part of an iOS update next year.
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Augmented Reality for kids is here in the form of the Egger

This is what learning in the 21st century looks like. Meet the Egger, a new interactive augmented reality projector that promises to "inspire creativity, imagination, and benefit early childhood development."
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Rose gold by any other name would smell as sweet

Rose gold too rosy? How does pink gold sound? Samsung's got a new color option for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but it's available exclusively through Best Buy. You can get a $150 gift card once you purchase and activate your device.
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Google's new video-calling app, Duo, surpasses 5 million downloads on Android

Is there really room for yet another video-calling app? Google certainly hopes so, because it's just launched Duo, a super-simple FaceTime-like offering for Android and iOS.
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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
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For less than $300, you can buy both the Yu Yureka S and Yunique Plus

Destined for India, the Yu Yureka S and Yunique Plus were released as enhancements to the original Yureka and Yunique, respectively. Going for less than $300 combined, the newer phones take aim at the Moto G and Moto E.
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A private firm is tracking the habits of visitors to New York City’s Bryant Park

PlaceIQ, an advertising analytics firm which tracks the location of smartphones, has inked an agreement with NYC's Bryant Park Corporation. It will see park visitors' locations -- and subsequently behaviors -- analyzed anonymously.
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Sony's next flagship is the Xperia XZ

Sony's own website has let the cat out of the bag. What was once rumored as the Xperia XR, has now been confirmed as the Xperia XZ. It may have a USB Type-C port, and we will likely see it at IFA in Berlin next week.
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Samsung-baiting Honor 8, with its dual camera, goes on sale in the U.K.

Huawei’s no-compromise Honor 8 stuffs the very best the smartphone maker’s top-of-the-line phones have to offer into an affordable, attractive package.