The internet will be a safer place thanks to Google’s Project Zero

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Today, Google announced a new “well-staffed team called Project Zero.” Project Zero aims to put an end to targeted internet attacks such as those criminals or state-sponsored actors that try to infect your computer to steal information or monitor your activities.

Google is hiring the best security researchers who will devote 100% of their time towards improving security with all types of software. Google will also continue its tradition of transparency by filing each and every bug they discover in an external database. Before they become public, they will report the bugs to only the software vendor. After the bug is patched, it will become public.

This sounds like another sound Google project and if you think you might have the expertise to help Google, be sure to contact them because they are hiring now.

source: Google Online Security

Relive Google I/O in under 2 minutes

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Google I/O was only 2 full days, but it was jam packed with probably more stuff than any of the previous years. We are all very busy and can’t always find the time to watch the entire keynote or many of the sessions that happened over the course of the 2 days. Well here’s Google to the rescue with a short video highlighting all the important stuff. When I say short, I mean short. We are talking 1 minute and 42 seconds to be exact. I think we can all find that much time, so hit the break to watch the video. And if you need to catch up on any news from Google I/O, click here.

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NVIDIA is working on a new gaming console

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We have seen evidence of a NVIDIA branded controller clearing the FCC that could work with a tablet that recently cleared the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The controller may still work with the tablet, but the BBC is reporting that NVIDIA is readying some sort of gaming console that will have a separate controller.

This gaming console would connect to your TV via HDMI, and  is expected to be powered by NVIDIA”s own Tegra K1 chip. It will not only play Android games, but it will also stream PC games to the TV as well.

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Samsung’s premium metal phone could be the Galaxy Alpha

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Which is it? Is the Galaxy S 5 Prime, the Galaxy F, or the Galaxy Alpha? These are the rumored names for Samsung’s expected premium smartphone.  When rumors started earlier in the year, it was believed to be the Galaxy S 5 Prime, but then the Galaxy F name picked up steam over the last month. Now today, Korean media is buzzing about a Galaxy Alpha, which happens to also have a metal build.

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 7 – July 13, 2014

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The LG G3 is finally starting to hit carrier stores, will it be the phone that gets LG over the hump? One of the Chromecast’s sought after features has finally arrived. You can now mirror your smartphone or tablet to your TV, but unfortunately the number of devices is limited. Motorola continues to tease the Moto 360, but we just want them to release it already. Speaking of “releasing it already,” when the hell is Samsung going to release the Galaxy F? At this rate, the Galaxy Note 4 will be out sooner. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.

Guides

How to get the Android L look on your phone without rooting or installing ROMs

Reviews

[App Review] Take control of your mobile data with the redesigned My Data Manager 4.0

Accessories

HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

HTC Dot View case seemingly heading to additional devices

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 11, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Accessories

HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

Android Wear

[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

Wunderlist gets updated with Android Wear support

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[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

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The Android Wear interface is simple, which is a good thing, but opening apps is a little convoluted. If you want to use your voice, it’s not too bad, but if you want to navigate with your finger, forget it.

Wear Mini Launcher aims to make things a lot easier, and it does. Once the app is installed, just place your finger at the top left corner and swipe to the right. An opaque drawer will open with all of your apps.  Six app icons can appear at the same time, but you can scroll down revealing more.

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