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Marcus Hutchins, slayer of WannaCry worm, pleads guilty to malware charges – Ars Technica

Marcus Hutchins, slayer of WannaCry worm, pleads guilty to malware charges – Ars Technica

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. Enlarge / Then-23-year-old security researcher Marcus Hutchins in his bedroom in Ilfracombe, UK, in July 2017, just weeks before his arrest on malware charges. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who helped neutralize the virulent WannaCry ransomware worm, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of creating and distributing malware used to break into online bank accounts. “I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes,” Hutchins wrote in a short post. “Having grown up, I’ve since been using the same skills that I misused several years ago for constructive purposes. I will continue to devote my time to keeping people safe from malware attacks.” Hutchins was changed in...
The inside of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is marvelously messy – The Verge

The inside of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is marvelously messy – The Verge

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. The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t release until April 26th, but if you’ve been eagerly awaiting a glimpse under the hood, a pre-production version of the folding phone has already been disassembled and laid out piece by piece in photos. These were originally hosted on microblogging site Weibo, though the originals have since been removed. Something that shouldn’t be much of a surprise: it takes a lot of parts to build a foldable phone. They’re all arranged in a manner that looks quite difficult to repair, though that likely comes down to the Fold being a first-generation product, which you might not guess when you’re holding the Fold’s sleek exterior. These photos are our clearest look yet at what makes this ambitious, flawed, and very expensive phone...
Next-Generation Xbox Will Be More Powerful Than PS5 According To A Report – GearNuke

Next-Generation Xbox Will Be More Powerful Than PS5 According To A Report – GearNuke

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. Sony has revealed the hardware specs for the PS5 outlining what they want to do with it in the next generation. Microsoft might have their own console in development but they haven’t shown it yet. Now rumors suggest that the next-generation Xbox console is aiming to be a better performing device than the PS5.First shared by journalist Ainsley Bowden, he revealed that Xbox “Anaconda” will be more advanced than the PS5. He cited inside sources as giving him this information.The PS5 hardware details (so far) were exactly what we were hoping for; even beyond what many were expecting.Multiple insiders have now confirmed it’s true Xbox “Anaconda” will be more advanced as rumored.All this means is next year is going to be AMAZING for fans of both. pic.twitt...
Amazon Music playlists are now playable on Echo speakers for free – TechRadar

Amazon Music playlists are now playable on Echo speakers for free – TechRadar

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. Amazon has announced that Echo owners will be able to use part of Amazon Music for free. The new, free service doesn’t require an Amazon Prime subscription and can be used to access playlists or start new stations by saying "Hey, Alexa," and then a music genre or artist name. The caveat here is that this new tier of Amazon Music is only available in the US at launch, and the service is fairly minimal. For instance, you don't get on-demand access to Amazon's entire library, and you’re going to hear ads in between songs.The good news is that you’ll be able to use it on all US Alexa devices – including the Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Echo Plus – right out of the box, without signing up for Prime Music through Amazon Prime ($...
New automation features are coming to macOS in Shortcuts—but not for every app – Ars Technica

New automation features are coming to macOS in Shortcuts—but not for every app – Ars Technica

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. Enlarge / A few examples of "Shortcuts" that can be applied to Siri with iOS 12. Apple According to a report at 9to5mac citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, several iOS features will come to the Mac in macOS 10.15. First and foremost among these is Shortcuts, the automation application that Apple built out of its acquisition of Workflow. The app, support for which was introduced in iOS 12, allows iPhone and iPad users to define steps for their devices to perform when they deliver certain user-definable Siri voice commands, tap user-created home screen icons, and so on. Shortcuts is tightly integrated with Siri, and it was positioned by Apple as a way to make Siri much more powerful than it has been previously. Third-party app developers could develop th...
Delete These Sketchy Android Apps That Are Tracking You Without Permission – Lifehacker

Delete These Sketchy Android Apps That Are Tracking You Without Permission – Lifehacker

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. A recent Buzzfeed article points out that several popular Android apps available on the Google Play Store have been collecting and storing sensitive user data without encryption or permission. This particular instance is more alarming than previous—not only are some of the most-downloaded apps on the Google Play Store implicated in the report, they also happen to be developed by Chinese companies that may be sharing collected data with the Chinese government.AdvertisementWhich apps to delete right awayThese are the apps that have been implicated in Buzzfeed’s investigation. If you have any of these installed on your phone, delete them now:Selfie CameraTotal CleanerSmart CoolerRAM MasterAIO FlashlightOmni CleanerWaWaYaYaEmoji FlashlightSamsung TV Remote Control (via Peel Tec...
Download Android Studio 3.4 complete with Android Q emulator – BetaNews

Download Android Studio 3.4 complete with Android Q emulator – BetaNews

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. Google has released its latest version of Android Studio, the tool used by developers to create Android apps. Android Studio 3.4 is now available on the stable channel and as well as hundreds of big fixes, there's also a new version of the Android Emulator complete with support for the Android Q beta. The tool is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. See also: The new build is not just about bug and stability fixes, however. In terms of new features and options, Google offers up the following list: Resource manager, updates to the Project Structure dialog, automatically importing Gradle libraries, R8 enabled by default and its support for Android library projects. The Resource Manager is a "new tool to visualize the drawables, colors, an...
A look at the Samsung Galaxy Fold phone features, before it broke – CNBC

A look at the Samsung Galaxy Fold phone features, before it broke – CNBC

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. [unable to retrieve full-text content]A look at the Samsung Galaxy Fold phone features, before it broke  CNBCGalaxy Fold screens are breaking: What's going on and what to do if you bought one  CNETSamsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break  The VergeSamsung Galaxy Fold phone breaks after two days  The TimesSamsung Galaxy Fold review: broken dream  The VergeView full coverage on Google News . Source link