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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:40:00  

Its way too easy for bounty hunters to get your phone location data

Wireless carriers are supposed to keep a tight leash on your location information, but that's not the case in practice. Motherboard has learned that network location data is reaching bounty hunters and others who aren't supposed to have it. Effectively, it's the result of a flawed data chain. Carriers like AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile (more on Engadget's parent Verizon in a bit) are relatively strict, passing ...

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:20:00  

David Bowie Is AR exhibit puts Ziggy Stardust on your phone

Sony Music has a fitting tribute for David Bowie on what would have been his 72nd birthday: its promised virtual museum exhibit dedicated to the music legend. David Bowie Is has launched for both Android and iOS, giving you an augmented reality tour of memorabilia that previously required a lengthy physical visit. You'll see famous costumes, photos, handwritten notes and videos, including items that ...

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:00:00  

Google Assistant will finally field requests in Maps

If you're a heavy commuter you might have noticed that Google Assistant has carved out a home for itself in the Android and iOS Google Maps apps. Turns out, Google was quietly testing it this whole time and some users got early access to the feature a little early. Now, thankfully, it's live and ready for just about everyone. You've always been able to ask Google Assistant for turn-by-turn directions -- ...

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:00:00  

Xfinity is using AI to keep your home network secure

Unless you spent 2018 under a rock, you'll know that security and privacy were two of the biggest challenges facing the technology industry. That affects companies like Google and Facebook, of course, but Comcast has also been paying attention to what it can do to keep its internet customers safer online. To that end, the company is announcing Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, an AI-powered service that monitors ...

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:45:00  

Livio AI hearing aids are now as smart as most wearables

Among the mountains of sexy technology on the market, it's fair to say that hearing aids don't feature too highly when it comes to innovation and aspirational living. But as Starkey Hearing Technologies demonstrated with its Livio AI device last year, there's a lot to be done in this field -- and now its smart hearing aid has gotten even smarter. Granted, not many people view hearing aids as smart devices ...

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Tue, 8 Jan 2019 09:10:00  

Aussie electoral systems get 24x7 monitoring for 2019 election

Security operations centre to detect cyber threats. Australia’s electoral systems will be actively monitored around the clock by a new security operations centre during the upcoming federal election.The Australian Electoral Commission has put out the call for vendors capable of providing “short-term, event based security monitoring” of its internal systems in a bid to protectagainst unauthorised ...

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:00:00  

Razers Turret for Xbox One brings the keyboard to the couch

With mouse and keyboard support coming to Xbox One in the past November, the walls between PC and console are coming down. Nearly any modern wired or wireless mouse should work with the Xbox One, but while lots of living room gamers may ready to jump into the fray with the added precision of a mouse, most keyboard/mouse setups are not made to be easily used from the couch. Razer is hoping its new keyboard and mouse combo will help bridge that gap. The Turret for Xbox One pairs to a console with a ...

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