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42% off 17-Piece Precision Smartphone Repair Kit For iPhone, Android, Samsung and Others - Deal Alert

Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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There's Still Time! Go Here For Last Minute Deals That Will Ship Fast - Deal Alert

Amazon ships fast, so head to their "last minute deals" page and pick yourself some winners right now, before the 2-day shipping window closes for good.

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Mobile banking trojans adopt ransomware features

Cybercriminals are adding file-encrypting features to traditional mobile banking trojans, creating hybrid threats that steal sensitive information and lock user files at the same time.

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14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you

Some are fascinating, others are frightening, but here's how to find out what Google has on you.

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Latest Android security update fixes Dirty COW, GPS vulnerabilities

The monthly Android security update released this week fixes the serious Dirty COW privilege escalation attack that could allow malicious apps to take full control of devices.

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23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or Tablet - Deal Alert

This ultra light portable keyboard features full standard-size keys, but folds into ⅓ of the size so you can pack it anywhere. Backlit with red, blue, or green at two brightness levels. Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy texture for...

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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

A new Android malware has managed to steal access to more than 1 million Google accounts, and it continues to infect new devices, according to security firm Checkpoint.

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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert

This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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Report: Backdoor access in the Blu R1 HD and other phones sent data to China

The spyware impacted some prepaid and international models, but Blu says that a software fix has patched the privacy breach.

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Google Daydream View unboxing: A first look at Google's VR headset

How does Daydream View compare to Gear VR and other virtual-reality headsets? Jon Phillips and Adam Patrick Murray go hands on.

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Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but not Dirty Cow exploit

Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android Monday, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices.

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LG V20 camera shootout: Audio recording in the video app

Which phone's camera has the best audio quality and recording controls? We pit the V20 against handsets from Google, Apple and Samsung.

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68% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 68% to just $16, making it an attractive stocking-stuffer idea.

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Black Hat Europe: IoT devices can hack phones

The Internet of things (IoT) has already been used to launch the biggest DDoS attacks ever, but now it represents a potential path for attackers to compromise cell phones.

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“OK Google” – Two words to describe the security trade-off on Google’s Pixel

Using your voice to unlock a phone sounds cool, but for some security professionals that’s a security trade-off they’re unwilling to make. On Tuesday, one researcher discovered the downside of the Trusted Voice feature on Google’s...

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30% off Anker Phone Camera Lens Kit With Fisheye, 0.65x Wide Angle, 10x Macro - Deal Alert

This multi-functional camera lens kit works on most standard sized smartphones, and brings even more life to your photos with 180-degree fisheye, 0.65x wide angle and 10x macro lenses.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 24th - October 28th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 24th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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5% off Logitech Harmony Companion Remote for Smart Home and Entertainment Devices - Deal Alert

Control home automation devices such as Philips hue lights, Nest Learning Thermostat, August door locks and more—plus advanced home entertainment devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Sonos and game consoles such as Xbox One, Xbox 360,...

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