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Android malware can factory-reset phones after draining bank accounts

First found in 2019, Brata keeps adding new forms of malice to its toolbox. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A banking-fraud trojan that has been targeting Android users for three years has been updated to create even more grief.....»»

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Omicron’s wave is at least 386% taller than delta’s—and it’s crushing hospitals

Omicron wave's hospital admissions are 76% higher than delta's, CDC reports. Enlarge / Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) checks the vital signs of a COVID-19 patien while her husband rests in a bed next to her at Provid.....»»

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Spotify says it will remove Neil Young’s music instead of dropping Joe Rogan

Spotify "regrets Neil's decision"; Young objected to COVID misinformation. Enlarge / Neil Young performs at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island during Farm Aid 30 on September 19, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Getty Ima.....»»

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Valve confirms Steam Deck shipment, review dates: By the end of February

If your preorder landed in the first wave, Valve has payment instructions for you. Enlarge / Starting on February 28, Steam Deck will finally leave Valve's hands and (possibly) land in yours. (credit: Aurich Lawson | DC) After.....»»

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AG says he forced Amazon to shut down “unlawful price-fixing” program

Amazon suspended program amid investigation, is now forbidden from restarting it. Enlarge / Cardboard boxes made to resemble Amazon packages during a protest outside the home of Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos in New York on.....»»

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Android malware can factory reset phones after draining bank accounts

First found in 2019, Brata keeps adding new forms of malice to its tool box. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A banking-fraud trojan that has been targeting Android users for three years has been updated to create even more grie.....»»

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Huawei manages to launch the P50 internationally—at ridiculous prices

It's 35% more than Samsung, with no Google apps and a murky update future. The Huawei P50 Pro in several colors. It's time for a wel.....»»

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Apple fixes major bugs in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS software updates

There aren't any new features, but these issues had to be addressed expediently. Enlarge / The 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) Today, Apple released several new operating system updates to the public: iOS 15.3,.....»»

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US Air Force spends $60 million on supersonic commercial airliner

"Overture would offer the valuable advantage of time." Enlarge / Could Air Force officers fly on Boom Supersonic's Overture aircraft one day? (credit: Boom Supersonic) The US military has indicated its interested in commercial.....»»

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a breath of fresh air for a stale franchise

Legends rethinks the series' catching and battling without throwing them out. Enlarge / Pokémon Legends: Arceus is as close as we've ever gotten to an open-world Pokémon game. (credit: Nintendo) Last year's by-the-numbers .....»»

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Major Windows 11 update, with taskbar tweaks and Android apps, coming in February

Notepad and Media Player redesigns will also be released to the public. Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft will be tending to some of the unfinished parts of Windows 11 in an update next month, ac.....»»

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Huawei manages to launch the P50 internationally at ridiculous prices

It's 35% more than Samsung, with no Google apps and a murky update future. The Huawei P50 Pro, in several colors. It's time for a we.....»»

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A rare find: Archaeologists unearth 4,000-year-old board game in Oman

Team also unearthed remains of several large stone towers dating back to the Bronze Age. Enlarge Archaeologists working in Oman's Qumayrah Valley recently unearthed a rare artifact: a stone board game dating back some 4,000 y.....»»

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A bug lurking for 12 years gives attackers root on most major Linux distros

It's likely only a matter of time before PwnKit is exploited in the wild. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Linux users on Tuesday got a major dose of bad news—a 12-year-old vulnerability in a system tool called Polkit gives at.....»»

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Nvidia RTX 3050 review: For an overpriced 1080p GPU, this could’ve been worse

Weird GPU lands in a bonkers market on the heels of the disappointing AMD RX 6500. EVGA's entry-level Nvidia RTX 3050, priced at $249. [credit:.....»»

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European court overturns 12-year-old €1.06 billion fine against Intel

It's a major victory for Intel. Enlarge (credit: ony Avelar/Bloomberg) Sometimes the wheels of justice turn very slowly. A €1.06 billion ($1.2 billion) fine levied against Intel back in 2009 by the European Commission has be.....»»

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Maserati wants its new MC20 supercar to rekindle that old magic

It re-enters the fray with cutting-edge technology and head-turning design. Enlarge / Maserati's first mid-engined supercar in nearly two decades strikes a balance between on-track performance and everyday usability. (credit: Cooper Da.....»»

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Meta’s cryptocurrency ploy all but dead with Libra/Diem seeking to sell assets

Stablecoin raised concerns of “excessive concentration of economic power.” Enlarge / With an image of Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell on a screen in the background, Facebook/Meta co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg test.....»»

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Chromebooks may borrow the Pixel’s battery-preservation trick

Feature would extend battery life span with AI. Enlarge (credit: Getty) You can never have enough battery life, but keeping your device's battery at a constant 100 percent can degrade its life span. Many laptops already use a.....»»

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Today’s best deals: Apple AirPods Pro, MacBook Air, and more

Dealmaster also has Wacom tablets, AMD Ryzen CPUs, and Amazon's Fire TV Stick. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best deals from around the web includes a decent price d.....»»

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