HomePod sounds great, but you’re locked in [Review]

There are boatloads of smart speakers out there, but nothing quite like HomePod. Like many Apple products that came before it, HomePod is here to revolutionize an industry. It’s certainly not first to market, but Cupertino’s plan is to make all HomePod competitors insignificant. The new Apple smart speaker uses cutting-edge technology that delivers outstanding […]

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Uber remotely locked PCs in foreign offices to thwart investigators

We all know by now that Uber has some shady practices when it comes to law enforcement. Today, Bloomberg reported that the ride-hailing startup has a program called Ripley, which is designed to thwart local police and government investigators that ra…
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TSMC said to have locked up all ‘A12’ chip orders for Apple’s 2018 iPhones

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Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple’s "A12" processor orders for this year’s iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.
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Google seems to have locked the Pixel Launcher’s install count to ‘1-5’ in the Play Store

The Pixel Launcher comes pre-installed on Pixel phones, but it’s also listed in the Play Store for easy updates. However, Google appears to have made an unusual change to the app listing there. It no longer shows the actual number of installs. Instead, it’s locked to the smallest “1-5” group.

There are two possibilities here. First, this could simply be a bug in the listing that Google will fix at some point.

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