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Google explores texting from your browser

Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. To use it, you may have to scan a QR code on your PC or Mac, then pair your device each time you want to text. The feature appears to be partially implemented …

Twitter says 49 Russian accounts tried to sway Brexit voters

Twitter’s UK policy chief Nick Pickles told the House of Commons select committee at a hearing taking place today in Washington DC that 49 accounts linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency tweeted a collective 942 times during the Brexit campaign. They were retweeted 461 times and liked 637 times. “Forty-nine such accounts were active during …

Samsung's Olympic Galaxy Note 8 isn't for sale, but I wish it was

This all might sound a little frivolous, but these phones will do more at the Games than just promote the Samsung brand. In a recent release, the International Olympic Committee confirmed that the Notes “contain essential logistical and competition information for the athletes,” which is why representatives from countries like North Korea and Iran will …

Qualcomm will power 5G devices from LG, Sony and more in 2019

But what use are 5G-ready devices if the carriers haven’t rolled out support? Not much. The good news, that Qualcomm also announced today, is that 18 mobile operators around the world will be testing 5G networks on the same X50 modem. US participants include AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint, while major players elsewhere like Vodafone, …

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $130 on Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones

InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080 Projector Street Price: $500; Deal Price: $400 At $400, this is the lowest price we’ve seen for the InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080 in over a year. While we saw some great pricing around Black Friday of 2016, we didn’t note similar drops this year as this projector, for whatever reason, has largely hovered …

WhatsApp starts digital payment tests in India

WhatsApp has finally started testing the digital payments feature it’s been working on since early 2017. The Facebook-owned chat app is currently giving a limited number of users in India the chance to give its built-in payments feature a spin. Based on the screenshots shared by UI designer Nagender Rao Savanth‏, testers will have to …

Samsung leak shows off the Galaxy S9's new DeX Pad

The so-called ‘DeX Pad,’ first reported here: https://t.co/DowGkJrKUA pic.twitter.com/5hDaR4g5CM — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 8, 2018 As you can see, it has a USB-C connector, where you’ll have to plug your phone, two USB ports and one HDMI port. (And yes, the Galaxy S9 will have a separate headphone jack.) Your phone will have to …