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Month: October 2019

WESLEE create a solo duet with new single “Venus” [Premiere]

Who knew that when Kansas and London collided it would create magic. By magic, I mean the dynamic duo WESLEE comprised of Kansas-bred producer Josh and London native Emma. Having released 2 singles recently – “Something Bout You” and “London Love”, they are back with a new release titled “Venus”. “Venus” is a synthy keys […] The post WESLEE create a solo duet with new single “Venus” [Premiere] appeared first on EARMILK. Go to Source Author:...

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Nokia 7.2 allegedly has unlockable bootloader, a first for HMD Global’s Nokia

HMD Global’s revival of the Nokia brand has gone exceptionally well so far. However, the custom ROM community has been miffed by how no new Nokia devices have unlockable bootloaders. It appears that’s not the case anymore, though, as the Nokia 7.2 bootloader has allegedly been unlocked. According to Techmesto, not only is the Nokia 7.2 bootloader unlockable but it’s incredibly easy to unlock by following the usual steps: turning on developer options, enabling OEM bootloader unlocking, and then using ADB and fastboot to push the usual unlocking commands. Allegedly, you don’t even need an unlock code to finish off the process. As proof, Techmesto posted the below image which appears to be a Nokia 7.2 with an unlocked bootloader: Techmesto With an unlocked bootloader, Android developers can create custom ROMs for devices, such as the popular Lineage OS. Since all other HMD Global devices with the Nokia brand name come with fully-locked bootloaders and no option to unlock them, the custom ROM community mostly ignores Nokia devices. It’s possible the Nokia 7.2 represents a turnaround of sorts for HMD Global. Or, it’s also possible that this is all a mistake and HMD will soon push an update to lock the Nokia 7.2 bootloader to match all its other devices. Either way, if you have a Nokia 7.2 at the moment it is likely unlockable following the steps here. If you...

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Hackers able to unlock smartphones by lifting fingerprints off a drinking glass

At a demonstration in China, a team of hackers working with Tencent used an unorthodox method to unlock a stranger’s smartphone (via South China Morning Post). The team was able to trick the smartphone fingerprint sensor using a legitimate fingerprint lifted from a glass of water. The team demonstrated this hack on stage during a hacking event, using its method to unlock three smartphones and two attendance machines equipped with fingerprint sensors. The hack is fairly simple: a subject touches a drinking glass with their fingers and the hacker uses a smartphone to photograph the fingerprint left behind on the glass. The hacking team produced an app that can then scan that photograph and create a cloned fingerprint that can then be scanned by the subject’s smartphone fingerprint sensor and unlock the device. However, the team did not demonstrate the entirety of the hack on stage. Notably, they did not go over how the app is able to lift the appropriate fingerprint data from just a photograph nor did they demonstrate how they were able to make a physical copy of the fingerprint to then use on the sensor. Related: Best phones with in-display fingerprint scanners Although their methods aren’t entirely clear, the hackers did claim that they were able to use this method successfully on the three most popular smartphone fingerprint sensors: capacitance (a physical sensor, such as the...

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Parent company of OnePlus, Oppo could soon surpass Samsung as top dog

Over the years, smartphone companies like Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, and Vivo have become household brand names around the world. With the global success of these devices, their parent company, Chinese conglomerate BBK Group, just might surpass Samsung as the number one phone manufacturer in the world. According to Counterpoint Research, BBK Group’s top three performers — Oppo, Vivo, and Realme — account for nearly 20% of the global smartphone market as of Q3 2019. Collectively, these brands sold more than 72 million devices around the world in that same quarter. This isn’t accounting for OnePlus sales either, so BBK’s overall sales numbers should be even a little higher. Counterpoint Research Compare those numbers to Samsung’s 20.6% market share and 78.4 million devices sold in Q3, and we can see that BBK is hot on its heels. Despite Huawei’s continued success, it trails behind BBK with 66.8 million devices sold in Q3, and it currently holds 17.6% of the global market. The numbers also seem to allude that Realme is the company pumping up BBK’s numbers the most this quarter. Oppo and Vivo’s Q3 2019 numbers are actually a bit lower than last year’s Q3 report. Realme, on the other hand, has sold nearly ten times as many devices this year. The company sold 10.2 million devices compared to last year’s 1.3 million. Though Realme still only accounts for a...

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Price drop! The 2019 Computer Science Bundle is now 96% off

Not everyone has the time and money to go back to school for a computer science degree, but an alternate route to get your geek on these days is taking online courses. It’s much more economically sound, and the flexibility to learn what interests you most is a huge perk. The 2019 Complete Computer Science Bundle is a great example. This 11-part mega bundle contains over 110 hours of expert-led training. It covers many exciting aspects of computing, developing, and more, making it an excellent platform to launch your tech career. Naturally, you’ll learn to code in several widely-used programming languages, such as Python and JavaScript. You’ll learn by completing practical projects applying your skills in real-world scenarios. Like a computer science degree, you also get comprehensive instruction in mainstream tech skills such as web development and software testing. You’ll even learn how to build chatbots and voice apps for Alexa. These tech skills can open up a host of career doors, and there’s also some help in taking these opportunities. For example, the bundle contains comprehensive training on how to shine in coding interviews. The Computer Science Bundle highlights: An Easy Introduction to Python — $99 value Break Away: Programming And Coding Interviews — $99 value Building Voice Apps Using Amazon Alexa — $99 value From 0 to 1 : Spark for Data Science in Python — $99 value Learn By...

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