OnePlus Nord Internals Exhibited by Carl Pei in New ‘Tear-Up’ Assembly Video

OnePlus has published a new OnePlus Nord video on its YouTube channel, showing off the manual assembly process of the phone, done by none other than co-founder Carl Pei. All of the internals are assembled inside the OnePlus Nord casing,…

Facebook Gaming iOS App Launched Without Mini Games Section to Meet Apple App Store Policies

Facebook Gaming app, a dedicated platform for watching livestreams of games, was launched in April to take on competitors like Twitch. This app was made available for Android users initially, and after months of review, it was finally launched on…

4 best phones you can get for $300 or less: Galaxy A50, Moto G Power and more

If you’re on a tight budget but need a new phone, there are many solid options that cost $300 or less. Most of our favorite devices are from Motorola, which is unsurprising given that the company has made feature-rich budget…

Many Reddit communities vandalized with pro-Trump content, possibly due to compromised moderator accounts

A number of subreddits were taken over and vandalized on Friday, possibly as part of a coordinated campaign. Hackers reportedly posted messages or changed a subreddit’s design in support of President Donald Trump. “An investigation is underway related to a…

Android Phones With Qualcomm DSP Chips Affected by 400 Vulnerabilities: Check Point

Android smartphones running on a specific Qualcomm digital signal processor (DSP) chip are reported to have as many as 400 vulnerabilities. Security research firm Check Point in its research discovered that these vulnerabilities allow hackers to access sensitive information, render…

WeChat US Ban Cuts Off Users Link to Families in China

US President Donald Trump’s ban on transactions using popular Chinese messaging app WeChat will cut ties to families and friends in China, millions of users in the United States fear, as they become the latest casualties in the standoff between the…

Are refurbished eBay phones worth it? $650 later, I have some advice

Andrew Hoyle/CNET With the iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 coming in at or over $1,000 and even the “affordable” OnePlus 8 Pro costing $899, I wanted to see what level of phone I could get without spending…

HBO Max, Ava DuVernay are making a series based on @OnePerfectShot’s Twitter

Ava DuVernay is partnering with HBO Max and the team behind Twitter’s popular One Perfect Shot account to create a half-hour documentary series of the same name, the company announced today. One Perfect Shot will look at an iconic shot…

Poco X2 Starts Receiving MIUI 12 Global Stable ROM Update in India, Users Report

Poco X2 users are now receiving the MIUI 12 update in India, as per reports. Users are sharing screenshots of receiving the update on their devices on Twitter. Xiaomi recently announced that the Poco F2 Pro and Pocophone F1 global…

TikTok Prepares Advertisers for Possible App Ban

TikTok is preparing advertisers for a possible ban of its app in the United States, ad buyers said, offering refunds for ad campaigns that are unable to run. The short-form video app’s advertising business is still nascent. TikTok’s anticipated $1…

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 will fit in your pocket better than last year’s model did

Samsung has redesigned its Fold foldable, adding a large front screen to the second generation of the device. Samsung/Andrew Hoyle/CNET Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 resolves one of the biggest complaints about the first generation: the front display. The South Korean…

VoteByMail makes it easier to request a mail-in ballot ahead of the election

A new website tries to streamline the process of signing up to vote by mail. VoteByMail.io is a new service created by volunteers with work experience at several prominent companies, including Google, Intel, Dropbox, and Nike, that aims to help…

Realme X3 Pro With Snapdragon 855+ SoC Allegedly Spotted on Geekbench; 4,200mAh Battery Also Tipped

Realme X3 Pro, the upcoming phone from the Chinese brand, may have been spotted on a Geekbench listing. A Realme phone with model number RMX2083 was spotted on the benchmarking site. This device is speculated to be the Realme X3…

TikTok, WeChat Bans Not Crucial to US Security: Experts

The US bans on Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat are not particularly valuable for US security, experts told AFP Friday, but could step up broader commercial pressure on Beijing and help President Donald Trump appear tough as he seeks reelection.…

Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra camera specs: How will photographers like them?

Richard Peterson/CNET Samsung’s Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are stuffed with awesome tech that puts these phones squarely in the elite category alongside the Galaxy S20 Plus and iPhone 11 Pro. With 5G connectivity, huge screens and the S-Pen…

Have I Been Pwned — which tells you if passwords were breached — is going open source

These days, we almost take it as a given that piss-poor security will inevitably expose some of your usernames and passwords to the world — that’s why 2FA is so important, and why you might want a password checkup tool…