Millions Have Picked Up False Guide Malware at Google Play Store

  As many as 2 million Android users might have downloaded apps that were infected with the FalseGuide malware, security research firm Check Point warned on Monday. Millions May Have Picked Up FalseGuide Malware at Google Play Store The oldest of the infected apps could have been uploaded to Google Play as long ago as…

THE BEST TABLET YOU CAN BUY RIGHT NOW (2017)

For a hot minute, tablets were both super interesting and super hard to define. Sure, there was the iPad, but there were also other contenders. Android blurred the line between phones and tablets with 7-inch slabs. Microsoft pushed out Windows Surface devices that were basically tablets. (It has since decided to dub them “laptops” because,…

You can root your Google Wifi router, but you’ll need a screwdriver

  There’s an open-source project on GitHub called GaleForce which allows you to customize your Google Wifi router, as spotted by Android Police. Under the hood, Google Wifi is running a version of Chrome OS Linux. GaleForce (Google Wifi’s hardware codename is “Gale”) lets you run a VPN server, customize your gateway IP address, or do any other system…

The New Nokia 8 is revealed in leaked images with dual-camera Zeiss optics

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, revealed its Zeiss partnership earlier this month. HMD is now bringing back the Zeiss branding on Nokia-branded phones, and it appears the first one will emerge later this month. Venture Beat and WinFuture both report that HMD will launch a Nokia 8…

This drone beat a Formula E racecar — and then crash spectacularly

Race fans are preconditioned to enjoy watching things explode into tiny bits. It’s built into their DNA. And while this weekend’s all-electric Formula E race in New York City was unfortunately lacking in high-speed smashups, fans in attendance got to see a much rarer and more spectacular accident: a drone totally biting it on the…

Amazon could be planning a meal kit service to rival Blue Apron

Will Amazon be Blue Apron’s biggest competitor? Amazon filed a trademark on July 6th for a service described as “We do the prep. You be the chef.” The application describes the service as akin to other meal prep services like Blue Apron, saying customers will be provided with “prepared food kits… ready for cooking.” Last…

super-stretchy wearable feels like a second skin and can record data

We’re a little closer to getting rid of bulky health sensors now that scientists have created a super-thin wearable that can record data through skin. That would make this wearable, which looks like a stylish gold tattoo, ideal for long-term medical monitoring — it’s already so comfortable that people forgot they were wearing it. Most…

It’s Official: Amazon’s Alexa is now on the HTC U11

The HTC U11 is the best phone the company has made in years. It’s stunning to look at, very well made, fast as any other phone you can buy, and has a top-tier camera. Even its gimmicky “Edge Sense” feature doesn’t tarnish the U11’s shine. But the U11 also has another trick up it’s sleeve:…