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Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices

Researchers have devised a new way to fully compromise Android devices without exploiting any software vulnerability and instead taking advantage of a physical design weakness in RAM chips.

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Why is Ubuntu's Unity 8 development taking so long?

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.10, and 9 Android apps for Halloween.

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The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

It's hugely inefficient and expensive to manage client operating systems -- and the cloud gives us a way to stop doing so

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Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Review: Google's new Pixel XL is a fine phone -- but not that special

Google’s new flagship phone offers fast performance and the latest hardware, but it may not meet expectations

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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Galaxy Note 7 hurts Samsung's profit forecast

Also in today’s open source roundup: A Mashable writer dumps his Android phone for an iPhone 7, and how Linux has influenced modern IT.


Google Pixel XL Top 5 features

The Pixel XL is the first Android phone to deliver an emphatic, cohesive, surprise-and-delight experience. Let's investigate exactly how.


Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.

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Some reports of faulty Note 7s invalidated

Fewer incidents of burns and property damage, but there were 23 new cases of batteries overheating since Sept. 15 recall, consumer agency says

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Verizon Pixel phones will get Android updates at the same time as those sold by Google

Verizon also reaffirmed you'll be able to uninstall the three Verizon apps that will come preloaded on the Pixel sold in the company's stores

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Samsung hikes recall incentives to retain Note 7 customers

Note 7 owners who exchange their recalled phones for another Samsung model will get a $100 bill credit from select retailers and carriers

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Note 7 doomsayers sell Samsung short

Everyone has an opinion on Samsung's next move after the Note 7's battery problems, but the path is not clear-cut


Google made an iPhone, so now what?

Google’s new Pixels phones look and cost the same as the iPhone. Now that Google is in Apple territory, what can the original iPhone-maker do to stand out?

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Samsung cuts revenue and profit forecast after Note 7 fiasco

The revenue and profit cuts come a day after the company scrapped the Note 7 smartphone

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Samsung officially halts Note 7 sales as replacement units also catch fire

As was the case with original Note 7s, owners of replacement Note7s are encouraged to power down phones and request replacements or refunds

Does it matter that Google's Pixel phones aren't open source?

Also in today's open source roundup: See Google's official promotional video for its new Pixel phones, and is Google trying to become Apple?

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