Everything You Missed From Today’s Facebook Connect 2020 Event

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Today’s Facebook Connect kicked off with a two-hour keynote that detailed the company’s latest virtual and augmented reality developments. There were product announcements, new apps and games on display, and compelling peeks at some speculative technology. We’ll recap the highlights for those who couldn’t catch the…

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If You Won’t Wear a Mask to Stop Coronavirus, How About Surveillance?

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Facial recognition technology raises ethical dilemmas and privacy concerns. Is it okay that our phones, computers, and social media apps not only recognize us, but also collect and store data about our faces? These concerns grow as the tech becomes more accurate, and more government agencies, private businesses, and

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Free Up Space in Your Google Account So You Can Back Up Your Phone

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Big changes are coming to the Google One cloud storage service, including an all-new iOS app, free phone data backups, and a new data management tool on both iOS and Android. Google already offered a paid, automatic phone backup service for Google users, but the feature will now be free for everyone (as long as you

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How to Uninstall Edge Chromium When Windows 10 Won’t Let You

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Edge Chromium is a decent web browser. I’d even go as far as to say it’s worth swapping over to from Google Chrome, given its improvements with memory usage. However, Microsoft has been incredibly annoying about stuffing Edge Chromium down everyone’s throats, and a recent Windows update locks this browser into your OS…

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How to Strengthen Lock Screen Security on Your Pixel 4

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Android’s April 2020 security patch includes an essential improvement for the Pixel 4’s facial recognition feature. It’s simple, but important upgrade to your phone’s security: A person’s eyes must now be open to unlock the phone via the Pixel’s facial recognition technology.

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Google’s New ‘Tangi’ Service Can Help You Learn DIY Skills

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Google’s newest service, Tangi, is a short-form video platform that can help you learn and share new creative skills. It’s currently available as a website and an iOS app—no, it’s not ready for Android yet, which is strange given that it’s Google’s service, but there you go.

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How to Avoid the Most Popular Mac Malware, ‘Shlayer’

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According to a recent Kaspersky investigation, the “Shlayer” malware—which deploys an “Any Search” bar on a victim’s computer through fake Adobe Flash updates, of all things—is the most popular Mac malware. Ars Technica has a detailed breakdown of the investigation that is worth a read, but you should know the easy…

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How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now (Updated)

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It’s been a while since Google announced plans to push RCS adoption so that Android users could finally move on from the outdated SMS technology, but most users are stuck waiting for their mobile carriers to flip the switch at some point in 2020. There happens to be a way to turn RCS on manually, but as many users—and…

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How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now

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It’s been a while since Google announced plans to push RCS adoption so that Android users could finally move on from the outdated SMS technology, but most users are stuck waiting for their mobile carriers to flip the switch at some point in 2020—that is, unless you decide to take matters into your own hands and flip…

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The Samsung Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Lock Isn’t Very Safe Anymore

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It was recently discovered that the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ have a major security flaw that makes it easy to bypass their fingerprint locks. On a scale of “one” to “not good,” we are definitely towards the right on this one.

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