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Google’s Pixel smartphone definitely isn’t perfect, but it’s still a fantastic option for Android fanboys and normal people alike. Earlier this month we told you about one hardware defect affecting some users (which Google seems to have actually recognized now, thankfully), and now it seems like another unrelated issue is popping up for even more people. This time, it looks like there might be something wrong with the Pixel’s audio output…

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Facebook has announced a new feature coming to Messenger called Group Video Chat. As the name implies, you can now initiate group video conferences with others using the social media’s messaging application. The best part, though, is that you can have a video call with up to 50 people at a time…

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Since it launched a few years ago, Android TV, sadly, hasn’t picked up much steam. We’ve seen a few great entries in the set-top box market, such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and NVIDIA SHIELD. However, if you’re looking for a smart TV that is powered by Android TV directly, the only solid option for a while has been by Sony. While undoubtedly an awesome set of TVs, they are all quite pricey.

LeEco, on the other hand, is well-known overseas for creating affordable electronics, including TVs, that still hold up to the competition. Among its launch in the United States were 4 new Android TV-powered 4K televisions, and I’ve spent the past two months with one of them ─ the Super4 X43.

To preface this review, I’m not going to speak about this TV in an in-depth way. This is my experience with the TV after using it as a general consumer over the course of two months. The larger 55-inch, 65-inch, and 85-inch models do vary to a certain extent but are similar overall to the 43-inch model I used.

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Software often handles delicate and private information, requiring some level of encryption to help protect information from attacks. Unfortunately, no matter how good cryptography is, new vulnerabilities are found almost daily, requiring constant patching. Project Wycheproof hopes to make it easier for software engineers to find bugs by letting them test their software libraries against previously identified vulnerabilities and then fix them before they might be exploited…

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