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A recent survey showed that over 1 in 8 of our readers have been victims of identity theft.

1 out of 8! And Android Authority fans tend to be very tech-savvy and security-conscious, so that figure is probably much higher across the general populace.

And it’s only getting worse. Indeed, Google has cited security as their primary research concern over the next few years.

Who stands in our defense in this rising tide of security concerns?

Too few, it seems. The market is currently starved for...
Feb
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This post originally appeared on our sister site, VRSource.

Qualcomm wants to see its upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor used in future standalone VR headsets. Today, the company announced that it will give app developers access to a new set of VR tools, and hardware makers will be able to check out a new design for a head-mounted display powered by the chip.

See also:
Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 is a big deal for mobile VR

January 3, 2017

The headset hardware will use a version of the Android operating system, but with...
Feb
23
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This post originally appeared on our sister site, TabTimes.

If you’re a photographer or videographer looking for a new SD card, listen up!

Sony has just announced its new SF-G Series of SD cards, which the company claims are the fastest in the world. Claiming anything is “the fastest in the world” is pretty big talk, so let’s go over the specifics of these new cards.

See also:
Best microSD cards

December 13, 2016

The new SF-G Series cards – which come in 32, 64 and 128GB storage sizes – feature write speeds of up to 299MB/s, which is made possible with Sony’s proprietary firmware. With Sony’s algorithm,...
Feb
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by TechInAsia at 16:24
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Stayzilla was founded by Yogendra Vasupal (C) with his wife Rupal Yogendra (L) and his friend Sachit Singhi (R) in 2010. They were avid travelers and their passion showed in the curation of exotic homestays on Stayzilla. Photo credit: Stayzilla.


The initial 7 years were all about having negative working capital, positive cash flow, and a sustained ability to fund our own growth. Those were the only metrics we tracked. In the last 3 to 4 years, though, I can honestly state that somewhere I lost my path. I started treasuring GMV (gross merchandise value), room-nights, and other ‘vanity’ metrics instead of the fundamentals of cash flow and working capital.

That’s...
Feb
23
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In the latest Google Play Music update, Google has added a “recents” option to the menu where you’ll find all your last played songs. The feature isn’t new as far as music apps are concerned but it is the first time it has appeared in Google’s music streaming service. What’s more, Google Play Music now boasts 40 million songs, up five million on the previous count.

The update comes as part of the Google Play Music version 7.4 update, which should be rolling out in the Play Store soon, and also brings a handful of other small tweaks, such as a new animation when you press play.

It’s not a huge update but it’s Google’s...
Feb
23
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A homestay in a coffee estate in Coorg, India. Photo credit: Pixabay.

From hotels, homestays, and peer-to-peer rentals a la Airbnb to guest houses, jungle lodges, and boat houses: Stayzilla wanted to serve the diverse needs of a traveler in a vast country like India. It had 55,000 stay options in 4,000 towns across the country, and billed itself as India’s largest homestay network. Recently, though, it appears something is amiss.

Today, when we searched for accommodation on popular destinations Dharamshala, Shimla, Kannur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Darjeeling, and Ooty, it produced a list of “sold out” properties for any date in March and beyond....
Feb
23
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by Android Authority at 13:57
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Android Wear 2.0 has finally come, and it brings with it a lot of enhancements that were sorely needed in Google’s wearable platform. But before we even get to the new bits in the software, let’s talk about one of the first smartwatches that bring Android Wear 2.0 to the masses. Both are able to leverage certain features from the new platform, making them a good showcase for the future of wearables in Google’s perspective.

This is a review of the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style.

See also:
Android Wear 2.0 announced – everything you need to know

2 weeks ago

Quick note: This review and its score focuses on the LG Watch Sport, as it is the more...
Feb
23
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Kevin Osmond, Co-founder and CEO of Printerous

Digital printing service Printerous, headquartered in Indonesia, raised a US$1.4 million pre-series A investment led by Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures, the startup announced today.

Printerous lets companies and individuals custom print designs on things like business cards, office stationery, marketing materials, clothing, packagings, and merchandise. Customers send their designs over the internet and can get orders delivered.

Its trio of co-founders are experienced entrepreneurs.​

The startup connects with printing service providers, which makes for an effective way to match...
Feb
23
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Wow, a drone… Or not? Image credit: Fox Shows.

Drones received flak in the past for causing civilian deaths. Now, drones are seen in a more positive light, performing tasks such as deliveries, and light shows.

What we all agree on is that drones can refer to any type of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They can be controlled remotely or onboard via pre-programmed software. They can also bear cargo, such as cameras....
Feb
23
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Samsung‘s Exynos 9 series 8895 chips have now entered mass production. The octa-core Exynos 8895, expected to be housed in one variant of the Galaxy S8, is Samsung’s first to make use of 10-nanometer FinFET process technology, which could contribute to “up to 27% higher performance” while consuming “40% less power” when compared to previous 14nm technology.

The Exynos 8895 should allow for faster LTE speeds thanks to its gigabit modem that supports five carrier aggregation (5CA) — providing “max.1Gbps (Cat.16) downlink with...
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