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Millions of Android smartphones could be vulnerable to hackers straight out of the box because of vulnerabilities in pre-installed apps. The vulnerabilities were unearthed by mobile security firm Kryptowire, based in Washington, DC. According to Kryptowire, the vulnerabilities are a result of Android’s open source nature. This lets third-parties use Google's 8

August 1, 2018 2:10 PM UK hires Obama's chief economic adviser to examine tech market

Professor Jason Furman will lead an expert panel on making the UK a world leader in tech while keeping the market competitive. Described by President Obama as "one of the most brilliant economic minds of his generation", Professor Jason Furman will lead a team of experts for the government. The panel he assembles will be analysing whether the growth 10

May 25, 2018 9:55 AM HTC U12 Plus revealed: But can new Android smartphone match Apple, Google and Samsung?

The new HTC U12+ is the first smartphone to feature dual cameras on both the front and back of the device. The £699 device also features a six-inch display and a second-generation version of the company's Edge Sense technology, which enables users to touch and squeeze the edge of the device to take photos and navigate the phone. HTC has struggled to keep up with market 52

April 13, 2018 12:51 AM One in three children under 11 use their parents' smartphones or contactless bank cards in shops

A third of children under the age of 11 have used their parents’ contactless bank cards or phone payment apps. A poll of 1,000 parents found that 34 per cent confessed that their children had used their bank cards in shops or phone payment apps, such as Android Pay and Apple Pay, to buy things online in the past year. Of that 34 per cent, a remarkable 8

March 22, 2018 6:39 PM NASA launches augmented reality Android app that can put a Mars rover right in your living room

A new app from NASA and Google allows you to explore spacecraft technology from the comfort of your own home. The app is called Spacecraft AR and it is currently available for Android users. A statement from NASA said that the app will soon be compatible with iOS devices as well. All that is required for the app to work is a flat surface, such as a floor 26

March 13, 2018 3:21 PM Mario Kart comes to Google Maps to help you navigate

March 10, 2018 was Mario Day, and to mark the occasion, Google collaborated with Nintendo and got the iconic moustache’d plumber to pop up on Google Maps in his Go-Kart and accompany people on their daily commutes. However, this won’t be a permanent feature on Google Maps - Mario will only stick around until Sunday, March 18. ‘To celebrate our favorite 33

February 25, 2018 11:04 AM EU ‘has lost Christian narrative’ in bid to expand bloc's borders, warns Archbishop

THE European Union’s relentless mission to expand the bloc’s borders has resulted in “the loss of its Christian narrative” and “an often crude materialism”, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has warned. Mr Welby was equally scathing about both Leavers and Remainers in the wake of the 2016 referendum, saying: “If those wildly in favour sometimes seem to resemble 49

February 25, 2018 9:30 AM Mobile Phone 4G slow? Don't worry, Android smartphones are about to get a whole lot faster

The world’s first 5G smartphones will be rolling out in 2019 – and your next phone will be a lot faster for it. Latest phones will be equipped with broadband-equivalent 5G download speeds from 19 different companies – including LG, Sony, ZTE, Nokia and HTC. These devices will support super speedy 5G internet – succeeding the 4G internet we have today 54

February 24, 2018 9:19 AM Remainers are like Marvin the Paranoid Android, fumes Archbishop of Canterbury

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has compared hardline Remainers with Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchikers' Guide to the Galaxy as he took aim at Brexit campaigners on both sides in a new book to be published next month. Justin Welby said some people held such an "apocalyptic" view of what Brexit holds they risked giving an impression of the depressed 25

February 22, 2018 1:44 PM Land Rover Has Built The 'Toughest Phone In The World'

The iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S8 are not designed for the great outdoors. That’s not a criticism, it’s just a statement of fact. Sure you can whack a huge great case onto it, but for the lumberjacks and hiking enthusiasts among us, this just won’t cut the mustard. Fear not then people of the great outdoors, for Land Rover has come to your aid with what it’s calling 19