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5 Things you Missed in Tech News This Week: 900 million Android phones, Chatbot Fights Parking Tickets and Homelessness

1. Security Flaw found in 900 million Android phones  Bugs were found in the Qualcomm processors which are installed in 900 million Android smartphones. It took six months to reverse engineer the code and find the flaws in the software that handles the graphics and the code that controls the communications. Although the software found in the smartphone has serious security flaws, there is no indication the vulnerabilities are currently being used by cyber thieves. In the event of a malicious…

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Top 5 Things You Missed This Week: BlackHat Conference Hacks, Snapchat and NFL partner on video

  HTC Reports a 44% Loss YoY in Q2   HTC continues on its three-year decline by reporting its latest results of Q2 at NT $8.9 billion or $598 million compared to NT $33.0 billion or 1.07 billion from a year ago. The 44% drop compared to last year signals the struggle the smartphone manufacturer faces amidst competition due to the a lack of hardware profit margins and competition.   The company is hoping for more sales momentum with the release of the HTC 10 and the company…

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Top 5 Things You Missed in Tech News: Xiaomi Launches Laptop Air, Facebook Smashes Earnings

Xiaomi Launches Laptop Air Xiaomi, the third largest smartphone supplier globally, released the Mi Notebook Air today to compete with Apple’s Macbook Air. In addition to the similar sounding name, the Mia also features a full-sized keyboard and an individually lit keyboard. The 12.5 inch model will go on sale in China for $540 with a larger model priced at $750. As of now, Xiaomi is only sold in China. One of the premium features of the laptop includes a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card which…

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