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Facebook and Microsoft dive underwater to lay a new internet cable to Europe

In an effort to keep up with growing demand for high-speed online services, Facebook and Microsoft have joined to forces to lay a transatlantic data cable that'll mark "an important new step in building the next generation infrastructure of…
Cars

Hyundai goes DIY: Brand adds smartphone integration to several existing models

Hyundai has released do-it-yourself smartphone integration for several of its existing vehicles. After downloading a new software update, select users will be able to access Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in their cars.
Photography

Ditch the scanner, this iPhone app digitizes and restores faded photos

Unfade is a new iPhone app that takes the chore out of scanning old photographs. It uses an iPhone’s camera to digitize the prints, and brings them back to life by restoring the vibrant colors of the original print.
Mobile

FBI director continues to bemoan encryption measures in consumer devices

FBI Director James Comey lamented recently over the increasing number of encrypted devices. Comey says out of 4,000 devices it has examined since October, it has been unable to break into 500.
Mobile

Samsung makes fitness a little more social in latest S Health update

Samsung has released yet another update to the S Health update, bringing a social aspect to the app with leaderboards. The new app is also better at counting steps and tracking blood glucose levels.
Mobile

Jury finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android 'fair use,' dealing blow to Oracle

A jury has ruled that Google's use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system falls under "fair use." This is a setback for Oracle in its quest to be awarded around $9 billion in damages from Google, but of course, Oracle will likely…
Mobile

Lace up and head for the hills with the best hiking apps

If you're looking to go off-road and offline for an adventure, then you might want to check out some great hiking apps, and handy outdoors apps, to help you on your way. We've got everything from offline map apps, to apps that track the…
Business

Patent troll VirnetX demands shutdown of Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage

A patent troll called VirnetX just won a $626 million patent dispute with Apple, however the company is now trying to have the offending apps, iMessage and FaceTime, shut down. VirnetX is also seeking an extra $190 million in damages.
Music

AmpMe, an app that turns smartphones into portable sound systems, raises $10M

Montreal-based tech startup AmpMe has raised $10 million to fund its phone-linking speaker app and added YouTube integration to its arsenal. It's a great cheap option for tunes on the go.
Web

Say goodbye to ‘12345’: Microsoft is banning your lame passwords

Microsoft has had enough of your bad passwords, and is compiling a list of commonly used passwords that you'll no longer be able to use. That's right, no more using 'password' or '12345' in place of a real password.
Mobile

ForcePhone uses sonar to add 3D Touch-like system to practically any phone

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a system, ForcePhone, that relies on sonar to add 3D Touch-like capabilities to practically any smartphone on the market.
Mobile

Here's what Lenovo's MotoMods for the upcoming Moto Z may look like

After seeing what Lenovo did with the new Moto G4, we're excited for the next chapter. Could it be the fourth-generation Moto X under a completely new name, the Moto Z? Here's everything we think we know about the upcoming Moto Z Style and…