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Apple Watch bug allowed iPhone eavesdropping

Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch, because of a flaw that let users eavesdrop on other people’s iPhones. The Walkie-Talkie app let two people who had accepted an invitation send and receive short audio messages. But Apple said it had been “made aware” of a flaw that “could allow somebody to […]

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Don’t expect Switch Pro this year, Nintendo says

Nintendo has ruled out the release of another new Switch model this year, following yesterday’s announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite. It means a beefier Switch model – a Nintendo Switch Pro, or whatever it ends up being called – will launch in 2020 at the earliest. “[Nintendo Switch Lite will] be the only new […]

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Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices

Google acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to the company‚Äôs artificial-intelligence system, Google Assistant. The company admitted on Thursday that humans can access recordings made by the Assistant, after some of its Dutch language recordings were leaked. Google is investigating the breach. The recordings were obtained by the […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 deals are disappearing fast – so what are the best alternatives?

There comes a time in every handset’s life when the majority of major retailers slowly stop stocking it. Sadly, the most recent mobile phone to get hit with this fate just happens to be an old favourite of ours – the Samsung Galaxy S8. While Samsung Galaxy S8 deals are still available to buy, the […]

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Devs express optimism, caution over Steam interactive recommender

Steam’s announcement of Steam Labs today came with some interesting tools that may impact the future of selling games on Steam. Key among them is the interactive recommender—a new tool for game discoverability that, per Valve, uses a user’s “hours played” metric and some machine learning to make game recommendations based on user inputs. After […]