YouTube’s big redesign for Android TV is now available on ARM devices like the Nvidia Shield

Google has neglected the YouTube app for Android TV for quite some time, but late last month it got a huge redesign that brought it up to speed with the rest of Google’s YouTube applications. Today, that update is finally available for the rest of the Android TV ecosystem.

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Quadrooter flaws leave 900M Android devices vulnerable to rogue app gaining total control

Four separate vulnerabilities in Qualcomm chips – used in 80% of Android devices – could allow a rogue app to provide an attacker with complete control of the unit, including camera and microphone.

The combined flaws, dubbed Quadrooter, were discovered by CheckPoint researcher Adam Donenfeld, and presented yesterday at the Def Con 24 hacking conference …

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Google Wifi adds ‘Scheduled Pause’ to halt internet connectivity for certain devices

Google Wifi is now the latest product from the company that includes a feature to control and temporary pause usage. While Family Link disables a managed device, ‘Scheduled Pause’ can be used to just halt the Wi-Fi for certain devices with a fine amount of granularity.

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Unofficial Nougat-based CyanogenMod 14 ROMs land on the OnePlus 3 and first gen Android One devices

It’s been a few weeks since Android 7.0 Nougat went official and since the source code went public developers over at XDA have been hard at work creating ROMs for various devices based on the OS. Just a week ago we saw builds pop up for older devices such as the Nexus 4, OnePlus One, and even the Raspberry Pi 3.

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November security patch rolling out to Pixel/Nexus devices, factory images and OTAs live

Despite their October release, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched with the September security patch. Thankfully, Google’s latest devices are now finally up-to-date thanks to the November patch that is also rolling out to the original Pixel devices and older Nexus ones.

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Samsung goes official with Note 7 recall, feds urging customers to stop using devices

Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7 started off as something relatively minor, but over the past several days, things have continued to escalate. With more reports of exploding devices every day and customers still not knowing about the recall, Samsung came under fire (pun intended) about how it had handled the recall. Now, the company has responded by making things official…

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PSA: Google’s “Really blue” Pixel devices are US only, at least for now, as is a sweet Daydream View deal

Google is trying really hard to change its image today, presenting itself as a renewed company that wants to personally tackle hardware end-to-end. However, there are some bad old habits that the Mountain View firm simply does not seem able to shake off…

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