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OnePlus customers report credit card fraud after buying through the company's website

OnePlus customers report credit card fraud after buying through the company's website FRAUD ALERT! OnePlus customers are reporting fraudulent activity on their credit cards after buying gadgets from the company's website. According to a poll and discussion on OnePlus forums , at least 68 people are reporting incidences of credit card fraud they have experienced after OnePlus transactions running from very recent to more than four months ago...
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Google Updates: Duo for everyone, Daydream with no phone, free apps

IN CES WEEK, most of what happens, happens very much in the foreground, so a column about stuff going on in the background is already somewhat on the back foot. But in amongst the waterlogged stand and battles with Amazon Alexa, a couple of things caught our eye. First up, Google Duo, the video calling element to the gaggle of competing communications apps that we're lovingly referring to as a ‘bellendfull'. Up to now, you've both needed to...
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The weird and wonderful of CES 2018

LAS VEGAS: CES ISN'T JUST about the glamorous product launches. Sure, we've seen big announcements from the likes of industry giants Samsung, Sony, and LG, and as you'd expect, there were some exciting announcements made at the show this year, including Intel's new chip with AMD graphics (yes, really), a TV by Samsung that's so big it's called The Wall , and some fresh 8th-gen Core powered laptops by Lenovo, Dell and HP.   But like every Ja...
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Nvidia's admits its GPUs are affected by Spectre flaws

Nvidia's admits its GPUs are affected by Spectre flaws IT LOOKS LIKE even Nvidia's graphics cards can't escape the spectre of Spectre , as the graphics processing units (GPUs) in the cards are affected by the flaws. Nvidia detailed how through the use of a side channel cyber attack that exploits the speculative execution modern processors perform to deliver speedy performance, its GPU drivers could fall foul of Spectre variants. There are t...
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HP's Spectre x360 15 is the first device to pack an Intel-AMD love-in chip

HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) MERE MOMENTS after Intel revealed its swanky new AMD graphics equipped chips , HP announced a refreshed Spectre x360 15 2-in-1 laptop sporting the processor. The HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) makes use of the eighth-generation Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8705G which has AMD's Vega M graphics on board, giving it a solid workhorse specification that can handle 4K and 3D content editing and streaming, as well as some gaming at 10...
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Google Updates: Free apps, more Home integration, bye Zagat

WELCOME BACK to our roundup of bit you may have missed from Google. First up, if you've not checked Google Assistant's compatibility lists lately, we'd suggest you have a look. The figure has now reached 1,500 devices from over 200 brands. It's catching up with Alexa as the centre of your home, and fast. Good job too as it seems that both Google and Amazon actually lost money on smart speakers this holiday period. Another week, another Pixe...
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Google may be adding surveys to the Pixel 2 XL's settings

OH GOOGLE, what hast thou done? Not content with releasing a bug-ridden £1,000 flagship this year in the form of the Pixel 2 XL , it now appears to be burying a survey in the settings. Eww.  Android Central's US executive editor Andrew Martonik has tweeted evidence that Google wants evidence that you are happy with your phone: What's strikingly strange about this is that Google won't stand for anyone else doing it. The Google Play store is ...
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Samsung's Exynos 9810 chip hints at iPhone X Face ID-aping tech for the Galaxy S9

Samsung's Exynos 9810 chip hints at iPhone X Face ID-aping tech for the Galaxy S9 SAMSUNG HAS UNVEILED its Exynos 9 Series 9810 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with the specs suggesting the upcoming  Galaxy S9 could have iPhone X like face scanning features. But first, let's get down to brass tacks. The new Exynos SoC is an octa-core slice of silicon with four of those running at a max speed of 2.9GHz while the other four are optimised for less dema...
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Lancashire cops are priming Amazon Alexa to fight crime

Lancashire cops are priming Amazon Alexa to fight crime BRITISH BOBBIES want to recruit Amazon's Alexa in the fight against crime, by having the virtual assistant help people grass on local ne'er-do-wells. We exaggerate for effect, of course, but an initiative by Lancashire Constabulary is reportedly experimenting with having Alexa provide daily updates on what's going on in a user's local area and have the smart speaker log crime reports. ...
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INQ's tech heroes of 2017

BETWEEN ransomware attacks, dodgy privacy laws and regulatory concerns, 2017 has been a difficult one for the tech industry. With that in mind, we've put together a list of those individuals and companies that we think deserve to be recognised for their work in this shifting business segment, and who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to both technology and people. Marcus Hutchins, WannaCry champion More than any other, 2017 was the ye...
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Best health tech 2018

IT'S ALMOST THE NEW YEAR, a unique time in the annual calendar that usually means only one thing. We are out of shape, ten pounds heavier and in desperate need to shift the Christmas gut after two weeks of stuffing our faces. So you're a health fitness fanatic or just looking for help to get back in good health after the festive period out there, we've put together a list the best health-related gadgets to help you get back in shape for 201...
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Top 10 most read stories of 2017: Brazzers phone, NES Classic hack, iPhone X and more

The Inquirer Top 10 most read stories of 2017 HERE AT INQ, we'll be glad to see the back of 2017. Not only has this been the year of Donald ' covfefe ' Trump, Brexit, sexual predators and Bake Off spoilers, here in the world of technology we've seen some of the most devastating cyber attacks of all time , yet more Windows 10 dramas , never-ending legal battles and warnings that artificial intelligence (AI) is now so advanced that it could b...
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INQ's best and worst of tech in 2017

WHILE THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY will no doubt be the back of 2017 for multiple reasons, it hasn't all been bad news this year. 2017 has also witnessed huge breakthroughs in areas such as  5G ,  Blockchain  and  quantum computing ,  AMD's long-awaited comeback  and the launch of hundreds of exciting gadgets from the likes of the  iPhone X  to the  Eve V  convertible.  We've rounded up our favourite tech from the past 12 months, and some of the...
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Last Minute Panic? Christmas vouchers? Let the INQ Christmas Gift Guide help...

UPDATE: 22/12/17 - We've added a whole new page today and there's more being added over Christmas for when you've got money burning a hole! Go go go! Spend Spend Spend! DECK THE OFFICE with cardboard boxes, it's time to roll out the annual festival of loveliness that is the INQUIRER gift guide. Everything from hardcore gaming to things we think you might like but aren't strictly tech will be appearing the coming weeks with new additions eve...
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INQ's letters to Santa

INQ's letters to Santa DEAR SANTA, The INQUIRER is 16-years-old and we have been very nice this year. Well, most of the time. We have seen record-breaking traffic figures and have worked tirelessly to bring our readers all of the biggest stories in technology this year from the WannaCry attack and the Snoopers Charter (turns out the government, just like you Santa, also know when we are sleeping), and we hope we have made it off of the naug...
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