Android Oreo Beta 3 for Samsung Galaxy S8 may arrive very soon

Looks like Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ users who are part of the Oreo beta group may soon get to test the third beta build of the Android 8.0 firmware. The information comes courtesy of a Samsung representative who is part of the company’s UK Beta Team. In the rep’s own words, the update will be released “very very soon.” To quickly refresh, the Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8/S8+ – officially called Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta – kicked off earlier this month. The second beta build arrived just a week later, bringing some minor improvements as well as stability and bug fixes. The…

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Facebook will soon let you know if you’re following propaganda pages


Facebook’s latest attempt at transparency lets users know if they liked or followed any pages related to Russia during the US election. Its newest effort furthers its effort to stop the spread of misinformation while increasing transparency at both Facebook and Instagram. This follows recent revelations that Facebook was complicit in Russian election meddling after the company recently revealed to congress that Russian propaganda had reached more than 120 million people during the 2016 election. Facebook today said: “be creating a portal to enable people on Facebook to learn which of the Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts…

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Allo v23 prepares to display vCard details and add a new attachment type, may be launching audio message transcriptions and camera effects soon [APK Teardown]

Google began rolling out version 23 of Allo yesterday. No feature changes have jumped out at us yet, but there’s plenty of material for a teardown. There are more details about the upcoming camera effects for selfies and selfie clips, a new type of attachment, custom support for contact cards shared between people, and more.

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Racing game Dirt Rally powerslides onto macOS, coming soon to Mac App Store

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Feral Interactive has shipped its port of the Codemasters off-road racing game ‘Dirt Rally’ to macOS, bringing the simulation of driving at high speed through forests to the Mac two years after the game was originally released on other platforms.
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The FCC could kill US net neutrality as soon as December


Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai is prepping to schedule a vote in December to nullify net neutrality principles in the US, which are currently in place to prevent internet service providers from blocking or delivering traffic from various sources at different speeds, reports Reuters. According to the publication’s sources, Pai is slated to reveal his plans next week; an FCC spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. The FCC chairman has had his sights set on slaying net neutrality since before he was appointed head of the agency. In January, word of his intentions to repeal the guidelines enforced…

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