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Dissecting ZTE: What it is and what it wants to be https://zd.net/2GBg1FK

Apple lawsuit: Why dust in your MacBook keyboard could cost you $700 to repair

That's an expensive repair.

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Google erases 'Don't be evil' from code of conduct after 18 years

What a great way to start the week.

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few years.

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out the best in people..

Meet Erica, Bank of America's virtual financial assistant - Video

Bank of America added a virtual assistant to its mobile app. Read more: https://zd.net/2GvoEBK

Dissecting ZTE: What it is and what it wants to be

Mobile phones are far from being the main game for this Chinese networking giant going through a near-death experience.

A teen phone spying app has leaked thousands of user passwords

Exclusive: A server stored teenagers' Apple ID email addresses and plaintext passwords.

A bug in cell phone tracking firm's website leaked millions of Americans' real-time locations

The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real time.

This is what really happens in a Verizon store, according to a store veteran

Have you ever wondered what your phone salesperson is really thinking and feeling? You may be surprised.

Ex-Intel security expert: This new Spectre attack can even reveal firmware secrets

A new variant of Spectre can expose the contents of memory that normally can't be accessed by the OS kernel.

​LG chairman Koo Bon-moo dies

LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo, the leader of South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate, has passed away. He will be remembered for transforming LG to a global technological powerhouse.

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few years.

Bank of America debuts its AI-powered assistant, Erica

The virtual assistant will be available to Bank of America's 25 million mobile clients

What is V2X communication? Creating connectivity for the autonomous car era

Cars are becoming ever more connected to other cars, to transport infrastructure, to pedestrians, and to datacentres. But which standards will underpin all this 'vehicle to everything' (V2X) communication?

Windows 10 tip: Use an ISO file to create a bootable USB flash drive

Your emergency repair kit should include a recovery drive that contains the installation files for the latest Windows 10 version. Here's how to create this indispensable tool quickly and easily.

MaxiDed, dead: Law enforcement closes hosting service linked to criminal activity

The hosting provider was connected to everything from botnets to child pornography.

A bug in cell phone tracking firm's website leaked millions of Americans' real-time locations

The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real time.

Here's all the data Apple collects on you

Apple gave me all the data it collected on me since I bought my first iPhone — in 2010.

​OpenSSH arrives in Windows 10 Spring Update

One of the most universally used Linux/Unix tools is now included by default in Windows 10: OpenSSH. Here's how to get started with it.

Ex-Intel security expert: This new Spectre attack can even reveal firmware secrets

A new variant of Spectre can expose the contents of memory that normally can't be accessed by the OS kernel.

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few years.

Meet Erica, Bank of America's virtual financial assistant

Bank of America added a virtual assistant to its mobile app. Read more: https://zd.net/2GvoEBK

The perfect phone: 13 features I've dreamed of

After years of reviewing smartphones, ZDNet's Jason Cipriani has an idea of what he wants in his dream phone.

Garzetta is offering bespoke, hand-painted mini PCs

You can have your own hand-painted PC. At a price.

Take home along: How a VPN can help travelers connect wherever they go

It can be difficult to access your home internet services and resources when you travel. But a VPN can help.

How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

Worried about your ISP snooping on you? Then try a VPN.

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Apple's HomePod is dwarfed by Amazon and Google https://zd.net/2rRM6F5

11 Jobs teens are about to lose to robots

These staples of summer savings and after school slush funds are about to disappear.

Samsung mocks Apple again: This time it's poking fun at iPhone's throttling troubles

The ad is filled with cheap shots at an iPhone from 2014.

Scandinavia gets its first autonomous public buses

But there's a big catch.

Intel details first 10nm Cannon Lake chip: Coming first to Lenovo Ideapad 330

Intel posts a detailed spec of its first 10nm-process Cannon Lake chip, which will feature in Lenovo's Ideapad 330.

Brutal cryptocurrency mining malware crashes your PC when discovered

WinstarNssmMiner not only leeches your processing power but will maliciously crash your system if you attempt to remove it.

Here's all the data Apple collects on you

Apple gave me all the data it collected on me since I bought my first iPhone — in 2010.

Three iOS tricks you're probably not using

Apple has packed a lot of features into iOS. Problem is, you can't use them if you don't know they are there.

What is V2X communication? Creating connectivity for the autonomous car era

Cars are becoming ever more connected to other cars, to transport infrastructure, to pedestrians, and to datacentres. But which standards will underpin all this 'vehicle to everything' (V2X) communication?

Target turns to AR to boost beauty sales

Target's Beauty Studio is a new AR experience that will let customers "try on" makeup items in stores and online. https://zd.net/2IuTX1F

​Samsung S9: The fastest smartphone of them all

These speeds are very impressive.

Cell phone tracking firm exposed millions of Americans' real-time locations

The bug may have exposed nearly every cell phone customer in the US and Canada, some 200 million customers.

A bug in Keeper password manager leads to sparring over "zero-knowledge" claim

A security researcher claimed a company insider could decrypt a user's private passwords.

The Battle for Net Neutrality isn't over yet

The FCC voted to kill net neutrality last year. The US Senate just made a move that could change that. Read more: https://zd.net/2rPigkz

(via CNET)

Dear jurors, here's how to tell the difference between an iPhone and a Samsung phone

As yet another jury contemplates the difference between Samsung and Apple phones, here's a primer to help them.

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eBay launches Interests, a curated product page built from shoppers' data https://zd.net/2INT8nJ

A flaw in a connected alarm system exposed vehicles to remote hacking

One of the researchers told ZDNet it was possible to find a car -- by looking up the nearby latitude and longitude coordinates -- and then reset the password, unlock the driver's side door, start the engine, and drive away.

In Google we trust: But why?

Google is the master of the web, but it knows relatively little about our social relationships.

A puzzling problem: Teaching robots to criticize themselves

Self-assessment is a huge roadblock.

MaxiDed, dead: Law enforcement closes hosting service linked to criminal activity

The hosting provider was connected to everything from botnets to child pornography.

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