Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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<p>When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.</p>

Google Announces Android Pay Partnership with Visa Checkout and Masterpass

It was just last week when Google announced Android Pay was finally being launched in Hong Kong. The company has been working at a slow but steady pace to expand Android Pay around the world, and they've also been working to add support for more local banks as time goes by. Now, the company has just announced...

New Rowhammer Exploits use Hardware Vulnerabilities to Root LG, Samsung, and Motorola Devices

Google is constantly at war with hackers seeking to maliciously exploit security vulnerabilities in their products. Back in the middle of 2014, Google assembled a team of security analysts called 'Project Zero' to report zero-day exploits to the company so they can be patched before any nefarious third-party can take advantage of the undisclosed security hole....

Huawei Mate 9 Pro Rumored to Sport 4X Optical Zoom & Cost up to $1,300 (For Specced-out Variant)

We've known for a while that Huawei is preparing to launch their flagship for the year, and that it will be called the Huawei Mate 9. We recently talked about how this is the perfect time for the company to introduce the smartphone to the market because of the issue Samsung has been having with...

LG V20 Users Report Rear Camera Protective Glass is Brittle

Over the years, LG has not built up the best reputation when it comes to manufacturer defects of their products. When the LG G3 was released, many people were having the plastic frame around their phone cracking in multiple locations. This likely happened from prying the plastic cover off the back to swap out a...

Chainfire Brings DSLR Controller Out of Beta

Chainfire is well known for the creation of SuperSU, but many don't realize that he works on a number of other applications as well. One of these other applications is called DSLR Controller, and it saw its very first release way back in August of 2011. The application has been in beta and has been moving up...

Google Publishes Factory Images, OTA Images and Binaries for the Pixel and Pixel XL

Many people were curious how Google would be handling the software side of things with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Before release, a system image of the Verizon variant was leaked and that was all we had to go on. So many weren't even sure if Google would allow us to root and unlock...

14 Google Shops will Open in Best Buy Stores Across Canada

Best Buy Canada and Google Canada have just a partnership that will allow 14 different Google Shops to open up inside Best Buy retail stores this year. We've seen other companies like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft do something similar as well, but the press release says it is the "first of its kind in North America." Either...

Nintendo Switch to Use a Custom Tegra ARM Processor

While Microsoft and Sony have moved to an x86 CPU for their latest consoles, Nintendo has chosen to go a different route. We've seen rumors over the last year or so that claimed Nintendo's next console would be some sort of tablet device, with some even suggesting the software would be built with the Android OS....

Google Launches Android Pay in Hong Kong

Google has been rapidly expanding the availability of their mobile payments service across the world. Not as fast as Samsung has been able to do with Samsung Pay, but still, the company has been steadily working with a number of countries to make the service available for as many people as possible. Along with making...

Winners Announced for Google’s Material Design Awards 2016

The introduction of Material Design marked the first time Google truly took a unified front when it comes to the design of all of their products. We're seeing Google services that haven't been updated in years receiving a coat of paint using the company's Material Design guidelines. Google has even started to recognize 3rd-party developers who...

CBS Reportedly Signs on for Google’s Unplugged Web TV Service

There have been a number reports that talked about the possibility of Google launching their own online TV service. The service is said to be called Unplugged, but this could end up being changed before Google launches it. The latest report says the company is scheduled to launch the web TV service in "early 2017,"...

Samsung Hit With Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Over the Galaxy Note 7

We assumed this was going to happen sooner or later, and now we're seeing two different cases where Galaxy Note 7 customers have banded together and filed a class action lawsuit against the South Korean tech giant. One of these cases is taking place in the United States and currently consists of three different plaintiffs....