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This doesn’t mean that you won’t see fast charging. Remember, both of Google’s Pixel phones can top up quickly. However, it’s evident that Google would like to fulfill USB-C’s promise of cables and chargers that always work together. It doesn’t like the idea that you might have to carry a specific charger for your phone to work as expected, or that a flaky cable might fry your charger, phone or both. The company might never force vendors to drop their preferred fast charging standards, but it certainly won’t look kindly on them.

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Apple quietly launches Support App for iPhone and iPad users

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Apple’s App Store has offered nearly every mobile software tool you can think of, except, oddly, for an official Apple Support app. That is, until now. 

Apple’s new Support app quietly made its debut on Tuesday in the App Store, in the Utilities category. 

Although the app is presented in English, as of this writing it’s only available on the Netherlands Apple App Store and doesn’t show up in searches in the U.S.… Continue reading

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Last night, against all odds, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. The real estate mogul and reality TV star, who has said he would ban all Muslims from entering the country and once bragged about sexually assaulting women, will now take the reins of the country at a precarious time.

In an effort to bring some clarity to at least one portion of Trump’s platform, we’ve pulled together a list of the President-Elect’s previous statements and declarations about technology, in order to anticipate what might happen over the course of his term.

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IBM has launched a new system-agnostic platform called Project Intu with which it aims to bring "embodied cognition" to a range of devices. From a report on SiliconAngle: In IBM’s parlance, "cognitive computing" refers to machine learning. The idea behind Project Intu is that developers will be able to use the platform to embed the various machine learning functions offered by IBM’s Watson service into various applications and devices, and make them work across a wide spectrum of form factors. So, for example, developers will be able to use Project Intu’s capabilities to embed machine learning capabilities into… Continue reading

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With this month’s security update, Google did roll out a "supplemental" firmware fix for Dirty COW across Nexus and Pixel devices. Plus, Samsung released a patch for its devices this month, according to Threatpost. An official Android patch for the Dirty COW issue is expected to land in December.

Oester, the researcher who discovered the flaw, told V3 that it’s "trivial to execute, never fails and has probably been around for years." Dirty COW is sophisticated, and Oester said he was only able to catch it because he had been "capturing all inbound HTTP traffic and was able to extract the exploit and test it out in a sandbox."

"I would recommend this extra security measure to all admins," Oester said.

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