Android O Beta program arrives later this month
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Notification Channels, Background Limits, Pro Audio and more

Android, the world’s most used mobile operating system, is getting an update from Nougat to a new item on the dessert menu labeled “O" for now, with the first public beta arriving for Nexus and Pixel owners later this month.

AT&T announces trade-in offer for Samsung Galaxy S8
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$200 store credit towards purchase of Samsung's latest


Wireless carriers like AT&T realize that Samsung’s latest flagship phones are among the best sellers on the market, and as such the company has now offered a limited time trade-in deal set to expire at the end of the month.

Germans create a single personal data base
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Getting in before Facebook

German finance, auto and publishing firms are about to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time.

Amazon is the queen of pointless speakers
Published in Wearables


Alexa why did I buy you?


Amazon.com has taken control of the market for voice-controlled speakers.

RISC-V gets weaponised
Published in Processors


SiFive building silicon


The RISC-V open-source architecture, created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has been around since 2010.

Cisco and Oracle cheer the end of net-neutrality in the US
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If these guys want it you know it must be good


Oracle announced its support for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's controversial plan to roll back the agency's net neutrality rules.

Russian hackers, Wikileaks and Far Right game French election
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Even Wikileaks admits it is being played


Hackers working for Tsar Putin had another go at gaming an election with its usual partners of Far Right groups and Wikileaks.

Don't overclock Intel's Core i7-7700K
Published in Processors


If you wanted overclocking your should have bought AMD


Chipzilla has warned that those people who shelled out Core i7-7700K expecting that they could overclock it to sling their hook and just admire it in its pristine glory.

UK about to go mental with Internet laws
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End to encryption and a porn licence

The UK government is planning to enact a daft batch of Internet reform which will require people to register at the post office if they want to access porn sites.

AMD preparing new Ryzen AGESA update
Published in Motherboards


For improved DDR4 memory support

AMD is apparently going to release a new Ryzen AGESA update for AM4 motherboards which should further improve memory support.