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Researchers say Hermit, a powerful mobile spyware, is used by governments

Security researchers at Lookout have released new details about an Android spyware deployed in targeted attacks by national governments, with victims in Kazakhstan, Syria and Italy. The spyware, which

Samsung launches Samsung Wallet to help you store your cards, digital keys, IDs and more

Samsung announced today that it’s launching “Samsung Wallet” to enable users to store select digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards and more all in one location. The company says Sa

MIT researchers uncover ‘unpatchable’ flaw in Apple M1 chips

Apple’s M1 chips have an “unpatchable” hardware vulnerability that could allow attackers to break through its last line of security defenses, MIT researchers have discovered. The vulner

Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app will let players stream games on new Samsung smart TVs without a console

Microsoft has announced that it’s launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The company has partnered with Samsung to bring the ne

Xiaomi appoints Alvin Tse as general manager of India business

Xiaomi is elevating Alvin Tse, a veteran at the firm, as the general manager for its India business as the Chinese technology group bolsters its efforts to fight increasing competition from rivals, in

Report shows that Safari reaches one billion worldwide users, still behind Google Chrome

Based on a recent report, Apple’s Safari finally hit one billion users, becoming the second browser to hit the milestone, next to Google Chrome, which still shines brighter in popularity. According

Samsung reportedly cutting smartphone production by 30M

All is not well in smartphone land. The industry was headed for a slowdown well before SARS-CoV-2 entered the picture. The glory days of expanding markets and bi-annual upgrades are seemingly at an en

Stellantis to build new battery plant in Indiana

Stellantis and Samsung SDI said on Tuesday they will team up to build a $2.5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in Indiana.

Adam Neumann’s blockchain-based redemption story now sponsored by a16z

In a classic “pivot to crypto to reinvent yourself” moment, controversial WeWork founder Adam Neumann recently launched a startup, Flowcarbon, to sell tokenized carbon credits on the block

Google Assistant arrives on Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 (for real, this time)

Google Assistant’s arrival on the Galaxy Watch 4 has been like a look time coming, for a variety of reasons. First, Samsung’s attempt at its own in-house assistant, Bixby, was essentially a non-st

Apple nabs half of North American smartphone shipments in Q1

A little bright spot in a market that was already struggling with declining sales well before a global pandemic, supply chain crisis and inflation concerns struck. The North American market saw a smal

Google and Samsung team up to make sharing data between health and fitness apps easier

At its Google I/O developer conference, Google and Samsung today announced Health Connect, a new initiative that will simplify the connectivity between health and fitness apps to allow users to share

Back pain? This app uses your webcam to detect bad posture and says it doesn’t spy…

Are you slouching at your desk again? There’s an app for that… Zen uses posture mirroring software to help information workers stop hunching over their desks — sending alerts when it

Lapsus$ hackers targeted T-Mobile source code in latest data breach

The Lapsus$ hacking group has claimed another victim: U.S. telecom giant T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s latest security incident — the seventh data breach in the past four years — was first revealed b

Samsung is making a Pokémon phone because why not

Are you looking to buy a folding smartphone? Do you want it to be Pokémon-themed? And do you live in South Korea? If all those stars are aligned just right, do we have some good news for you: Samsung

Observe.ai raises $125M, adding Zoom as an investor, to supercharge the contact center market

Contact centers play a key part in how a company engages with customers, amounting to what is a $400 billion market globally. Today, a company that believes it can improve how agents work within them

Daily Crunch: Tata Group releases ‘super app’ that bundles 11 consumer services

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Keeping Austin wired (for high-tech manufacturing)

Motorola’s Fort Worth, Texas assembly plant lasted almost exactly a year. The message from the Google-owned smartphone brand was simple: The whole exercise had proven too difficult. “What we f

UK police charge 2 teenagers in connection with Lapsus$ hacks

Just a week after arresting seven individuals as part of its investigation into a series of cyberattacks conducted by the Lapsus$ hacking group, U.K. authorities have charged two teenagers with multip

As right to repair legislation looms, Samsung introduces ‘self-service’ for Galaxy devices

Last year, Apple proved it could still surprise when it announced a Self Service Repair plan. The offering is still limited, and the company — as ever — recommends users take their product
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