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How Google uses robots to test Android phones for lag

The Chrome TouchBot checks for touchscreen latency on both Android and Chrome OS devices.

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Offline 'OK Google' capability found hidden inside latest Google app for Android update

An excavation into version 4.8 of the Google app also uncovers insecure network warnings, new voice commands, and more tie-ins to what's around you.

Surface, Windows RT tablets receiving promised update soon (but not Windows 10)

Windows RT was a compromise for ARM-based tablets, and so is its upgrade path: new features, but not the whole, new operating system.

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Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

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Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

Malwarebytes offers amnesty to pirates amid licensing overhaul

To avoid leaving legitimate users behind, the anti-malware vendor hands out free licenses for faulty keys.

Samsung's next-gen tech could spawn smaller, supercharged batteries

Samsung researchers have found a way to make silicon a more viable material for future lithium-ion batteries.

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Google harms users by favoring its own services in search results, study finds

Two U.S. academics have published a report slamming Google's practice of blending links to its own services with general search results.

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OneDrive adds Chromecast support for photos and videos

Now you can stream your personal photos and videos stored in OneDrive to your TV via Chromecast.

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Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

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Battle brewing as payments move from wallet to wrist

Brits will soon be able to buy a $40 wristband to make contactless payments

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 29

Google favoring own services may harm consumers... Tech industry hails same-sex marriage ruling... Disney bans selfie sticks

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Android M: All the little things

Android M isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 19 you may not know about.

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