Google Has Rewarded Security Researchers $1.1 Million

The Android Security Rewards Program for the past year has been fruitful, with Google awarding more than $1.1 million to researchers who have reported software vulnerabilities of the Android operating system to the search giant. According to Google, it awarded prizes to 115 researchers who contributed more than 450 qualified vulnerability reports with each researcher awarded roughly around $10,000 on average, with each report worth $2,150. Within the past year,…

June 2, 2017
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Google’s Plans For Its New London HQ Officially Submitted

It has been revealed this week that Google has submitted a formal planning application for a new building overlooking King’s Cross Station in London. The 93,000-square-meter building will feature a running track, swimming pool, and a huge rooftop garden, and along with two other buildings will provide a campus for around 7,000 of Google’s UK-based employees, with construction estimated to begin in 2018. Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios are…

June 2, 2017
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OPPO R11 Hands-On Video & Images Surface, Metal Body In Tow

It seems like the OPPO R11 will launch on June 10, and while we’re waiting for that date to arrive, the device has just leaked yet again. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you will see several real life images of the company’s upcoming handset, and by visiting the source link down below, you will get access to a 9-second hands-on video with the device. This…

June 2, 2017
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Next Essential Handset Will Ditch All Bezels, Says COO

The Essential Phone was announced a couple of days ago, and it comes with very little bezels, well, the company’s next handset will sport no bezel, if the company’s COO is to be believed. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Niccolo De Masi, Essential’s President and COO, said that the company’s next flagship will be completely bezel-less, his exact words were: “Our Next device will actually swirl all the edges…

June 2, 2017
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LG Pay Is Now Official In South Korea, LG G6 First To Get It

LG’s very own payment service, the LG Pay, has finally arrived. LG has released LG Pay in South Korea, after a long period of various reports. The service is currently available in South Korea only, and the company had started rolling it out to the LG G6 units via a software update. Now, more LG-branded smartphones will get this functionality before the end of the year, which is something LG…

June 2, 2017
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Meizu PRO 7’s Back Cover Pops Up, Secondary Display Coming?

The Meizu PRO 7 is one of the most anticipated Chinese smartphones of 2017, and the alleged back cover of this smartphone just surfaced. Now, a couple of days ago, several renders of the Meizu PRO 7 appeared, and this newly-leaked back side actually goes hand-in-hand with those renders. If this image looks a bit weird to you, there’s a good reason for it, as the Meizu PRO 7 is…

June 2, 2017
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Android O feature spotlight: Enabling developer options requires your device’s passcode

Turning on the developer options menu has been the same for who knows how long. You always open settings, go to ‘About phone,’ and tap on the build number for a certain number of times (though most of us simply tap on it furiously). However, the second Android O developer preview has added another step: entering your device’s PIN, password, or pattern. As you might have been able to guess, this extra…

June 2, 2017
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