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Google may be working with Valve to bring Steam to Chrome OS

A new report claims that Google is working in collaboration with Valve to officially bring the latter’s gaming platform, Steam, to Chrome OS. Kan Liu, director of product management for Chrome OS, confirmed that Google has kicked off development on Steam for Chromebooks.

At least one Google Pixel 4a variant will reportedly support 5G

Google may be gearing up to capitalize on 5G's growing availability to sell its forthcoming affordable phone, the Pixel 4a. A new report suggests that at least one variant of Google’s upcoming affordable phones, the Pixel 4a will support 5G networks.
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Your iPhone can now act as a physical Google security key

A year after introducing it for Android, Google has announced that iPhones can now function as physical two-factor security keys. This 2FA method is a lot more secure than the two-factor prompt you’re likely used to as it requires your iPhone to be in the computer’s proximity.
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Mozilla Firefox’s new add-on lets you surf the web with your voice

Mozilla has released an experimental, new add-on that lets you surf the web with just your voice. Called Firefox Voice, it’s capable of recognizing natural-language speech and can perform a wide range of tasks hands-free liking firing up websites and executing browser-related actions.
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Samsung’s new $499 rugged smartphone is built like a tank for tough environments

After accidentally leaking it on its Finnish website, Samsung has gone official with its latest rugged smartphone. Called the Galaxy XCover Pro, the phone is built like a tank and is intended for workers in rugged work environments. It will go on sale for $499 in the United States sometime in the first half of 2020.
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I finally switched from Chrome to Mozilla Firefox — and you should too

After years of countless updates, Mozilla Firefox has finally caught up to Google Chrome. But that's not the only reason I switched to it. Apart from more efficient performance, it also offers a vastly superior browsing experience, with a range of privacy features and handy built-in utilities.
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Chinese malware found on U.S. government-subsidized phones

Cybersecurity firm, Malwarebytes says it has found pre-installed Chinese malware on some U.S. government-subsidized phones. The phones are offered to low-income families at significant discounts under the FCC’s Lifeline Assistance program that was first introduced three decades ago.
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The coolest things LG showed off at CES 2020: Roll-up TVs, smart doors, and A.I.

From doors of the future to an indoor garden that plugs inside refrigerators, LG came loaded to CES 2020 with a banquet of whizzy appliances that offer a look inside its vision for the next year. Here’s our roundup of all the coolest things LG has announced at CES 2020.
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TikTok vulnerability could have allowed hackers to take over users’ profiles

Security research firm, Check Point says it found multiple severe loopholes within short-form video app, TikTok that could have potentially allowed hackers to take over users’ accounts, access their private data, and upload videos on their behalf. The vulnerabilities have now been patched.
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iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9?): This could be our first look

A bunch of new renders by OnLeaks offer the very first look at Apple's upcoming iPhone SE 2. The report claims the iPhone SE 2 will essentially be an iPhone 8 with 2020 specs including the latest A13 Bionic chip, frosted back, wireless charging, a 4.7-inch LCD screen, and more.
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Samsung says the Galaxy Home Mini will launch sometime in early 2020

While Samsung’s first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home continues to miss timelines, the manufacturer’s chief executive officer of its consumer electronics division, Hyunsuk Kim, has confirmed that it plans to launch the more affordable and smaller Galaxy Home Mini sometime in early 2020.
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Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook says it’s banning deepfakes

Two days before Facebook is set to appear at a House Energy and Commerce hearing, the social network has announced it’s banning all forms of deepfakes. However, the policy doesn’t come into effect for parodies, satire, or clips that have been edited solely to omit or change the order of words.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite offer flagship specs at affordable prices

Samsung is introducing two new Galaxy smartphones ahead of the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show -- the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The new phones are built to offer flagship features at competitive prices. Both are largely identical except for their rear cameras and the processor.
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OnePlus’ upcoming concept phone will have cameras that disappear when inactive

OnePlus has revealed that the OnePlus Concept One will come equipped with electrochromic glass that's capable of changing opacity. When the cameras are inactive, the glass stays opaque. But as soon as you launch the camera app, it turns translucent and the cameras magically break cover.
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Here’s yet another reason to be worried about your smart home camera

Google has cut off Xiaomi security cameras’ Nest and Assistant integration after a user was inadvertently shown feed images from strangers’ homes. The issue was first spotted by a Reddit user who, when tried to stream his camera’s feed on a Nest Hub, saw stills from random people’s homes.
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New Google Pixel 4a pics reveal some unexpected details

A new leak offers possibly the first look at Google's next mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 4a. The renders reveal a punch-hole display on the front and a familiar, overall design. In addition, the Pixel 4a's will have a square-shaped camera bump on the rear like the Pixel 4.
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Big Tech and Big Talk: Did tech giants deliver on any of their promises in 2019?

Big Tech made a lot of promises and commitments in 2019 regarding sustainability, data privacy, and other fundamental concerns plaguing the industry. But as the year progressed, companies like Apple and Google began contradicting their words. As we reach 2019's end, most of those promises have fallen apart.
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Sony’s noise-canceling WH-1000XM3 headphones are my gadget of the decade

In the last decade, hundreds of new tech products made it to the market. However, no gadget has had more impact on my life than the one I acquired just a couple of months ago -- Sony’s noise-canceling WH-1000XM3 headphones. Here's why they've had such an impact on my life.
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Why Microsoft is the most exciting hardware company to watch out for in 2020

2020 is a critical year for Microsoft's Surface division as it gears up to launch its most ambitious set of hardware. The company is planning to launch its pair of dual-screen devices, Surface Neo and Surface Duo, its first true-wireless headsets, the Xbox Series X, and more.
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Update your Twitter app right now if you’re on Android

Twitter says it has patched a vulnerability inside its Android app that could have potentially let malicious actors view information of private accounts, take over profiles, and send direct messages as well as tweets on the target account’s behalf through an intricate back-end process.
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Is 2020 going to be a make-or-break year for Google hardware?

Google's hardware wing didn't have a particularly pleasant 2019. Its phones weren't selling all that well, Google Home shipments dipped, it pulled the plug on tablets, and more. As rical companies extend their lead, 2020 could be Google's one last shot at being a successful hardware maker.
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Google gets tough with Turkey, suspends Android services amid regulations fight

Google is pulling out all the stops to overturn an anticompetitive watchdog’s ruling in Turkey. Weeks after a local competition board declared that Google exercises an unfair advantage for pushing its own search engine, it has informed partners that it’s suspending Android services in Turkey.
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AT&T lights up low-band 5G in 10 new cities alongside the Note 10 Plus 5G launch

AT&T flipped the switch for its low-band 5G network in 10 new cities — double from what it promised last month. The network operator is launching this alongside its first truly 5G device — the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G which is also going on sale today for $1,300.
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OnePlus is hosting an event at CES next year for the first time

OnePlus is hosting an event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next year for the first time. The China-based phone maker has sent out press invites for a “special event” that mysteriously lack details. OnePlus hasn’t even revealed the event’s exact date or venue either.

Apple’s new iOS parental controls for limiting who your kids talk to are broken

One of the highlights of Apple’s latest iOS 13.3 update, Communication Limits is riddled with workarounds. The limits can be easily bypassed by switching to any cloud service other than iCloud or through Siri on an Apple Watch. Apple has confirmed the issue and plans to fix it soon.
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Opera’s special browser for gamers, Opera GX, now available for macOS

After being a Windows-exclusive for several months, Opera's special browser for gamers, Opera GX has landed on macOS. Opera GX improves your desktop video game experience by letting you specifically define how much memory, bandwidth, and processing power it’s allowed to consume.
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Ringtones become smarter with the new alarm feature for the Lenovo Alarm Clock

Google has today announced a new update for the Assistant-powered Lenovo Smart Clock that brings smart and contextual alarm ringtones. Called Impromptu, the new feature takes into account factors such as the time and weather and automatically switches to an alarm tune that best fits the scenario.
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Gmail update lets you easily attach emails to your emails

Google is rolling out an update for its email service, Gmail, that will allow you to easily attach emails … to emails. The feature, Google hopes, will eliminate the need for you to constantly forward messages which often leads to messy email chains that are hard to keep track of.
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This could be our first look at an upcoming midrange OnePlus phone

OnePlus might be gearing up to return to the midrange phone market next year. A new report offers the first look at a supposed OnePlus 8 Lite, a relatively affordable option in the company’s forthcoming OnePlus 8 line of phones. The renders reveal a familiar all-glass exterior and dual rear camera setup.
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You can now set your notes app of choice as the default on Google Assistant

At long last and after several weeks in beta, Google is rolling out Google Assistant’s third-party notes and lists app integration. Originally announced last year at the Google I/O event, the new feature lets you directly plug in your notes and lists app of choice to the Google Assistant.

6 things you should stop doing online

We've all grown used to browsing the internet in a certain way. But you and your personal data are today more vulnerable than ever. Therefore, it's time to switch things up a little. Here are a few steps you can take to have a more secure experience while browsing the internet.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S11 phones will reportedly have a 108-megapixel camera

A new report by Bloomberg suggests Samsung's next Galaxy S11 and second-gen foldable phones will have a primary 108-megapixel camera paired accompanied by an ultrawide-angle len, Time-Of-Flight sensor, and a telephoto lens that will be capable of 5x optical zoom.
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Amazon introduces a portable, battery-powered Echo smart speaker in India

Amazon has introduced the first portable, Echo-branded smart speaker in India. Called the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition, it functions like any other Echo device, with the exception of a 4,800mAh battery, which means it doesn’t have to be constantly plugged in.
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Call of Duty: Mobile is Google’s Android game of the year

Google has announced its Best of Play annual winners. The list highlights apps and games that Google thinks represented the best of Android over the past year and also includes a User’s Choice section which reveals the results of the polls Google has been running for the last couple of weeks.