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Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – August 8th, 2015


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We’re in the midst of wrapping up yet another busy week in the Android world. This week didn’t provide us with as many major product announcements as last week, but that doesn’t mean the news stops there.

If you’ve missed any of our video coverage throughout the past few days, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find our full reviews of the Motorola Moto G 2015, as well as two lesser-known smartphones, the ASUS ZenFone 2E and the Lenovo K3 Note. We’ve also rounded up some of the best Android smartphones, applications and games and put them in video form for your viewing pleasure.

Here are the videos you don’t want to miss:

Reviews

Motorola Moto G 2015 review

Although Motorola just recently announced the budget-friendly Moto G 2015, we’ve already gotten to spend a significant amount of time with the affordable handset. Previous Moto G models have been widely known as the “king of the budget smartphone”, but can Motorola’s newest model keep the crown? Nirave puts the phone to the test in our full review.

ASUS ZenFone 2E review

At just $119.99, the AT&T-exclusive ASUS ZenFone 2E offers users a premium design and a solid user experience at an incredible price point. Take a look at Josh’s full review to find out if this new device is worth your money.

Lenovo K3 Note review

Offering users a great high-resolution display, smooth performance, and impressive battery life, our own Bailey Stein says Lenovo’s K3 Note is one of the best Android smartphones available in the budget market. Check out the full review to see if you agree.

The best smartphones, apps and games

Best Android smartphones (Summer 2015)

With tons of newcomers making their way to the high-end market, our list of best Android smartphones has changed quite a bit over the past few months. Check out the full post and video overview to see which smartphone reigns supreme.

10 best new Android apps and games from July 2015

While summertime is normally a slower time in the technology community, there have been a slew of awesome games making their way to the Google Play Store. Joe rounds up the 10 best new Android apps and games that you don’t want to miss.

How to…

How to install a tablet in your car

Looking for a DIY alternative to those expensive Android Auto head units? Look no further – our own Taylor Martin is here to walk you through how to install an Android tablet in your car.

Android Apps Weekly

Square Enix sale, a new Humble Bundle, a new celebrity shooter game (yes, really) and more – you don’t want to miss Joe’s newest episode of Android Apps Weekly!

Opinions and news

How can HTC turn the ship around?

HTC has just revealed its Q2 financial results, and they aren’t pretty. While Bogdan takes a good look at what’s going wrong for the company in the full post attached below, Jayce does a great job at walking us through HTC’s woes in this video.

Leaked: Galaxy Note 5, Xperia M5 & C5 Ultra, NVIDIA Shield Tablet runs hot

Last but not least, Jayce put together an informative news roundup video that’s filled with stories you don’t want to miss. From Galaxy Note 5 leaks to NVIDIA Shield Tablet overheating issues, this video covers it all.

8
Aug

Carphone Warehouse data breach affects millions of phone customers


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Hackers have breached the personal data of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers, the technology giant has admitted today. The company – who merged with Dixons to form Europe’s largest electronics retailer last year – said a sophisticated hack allowed hackers to gain access to the systems which power its retail stores as well as its e2save, OneStopPhoneShop and Mobiles.co.uk websites.

The company reached out to affected customers (like myself who has shopped at the latter of the three websites in the past) via email and revealed the attack was discovered on Wednesday. The breach is said to have included names, addresses, date of birth information and back details of up to 2.4 million customers as well as the encrypted credit card data of 90,000 customers.

In its email to affected customers, the company said:

At this stage, our investigation indicates that some of the data held on our systems from customers and people who have previously provided information to the company has been accessed. This may include some of your personal details, including your name, address, date of birth and bank details.

We take the security of your data extremely seriously, and we have put in place additional security measures to prevent further attacks. Nevertheless, we felt it was important to let you know as soon as possible.

Talking to The Telegraph, Dixons Carphone chief executive Sebastian James, said:

We take the security of customer data extremely seriously, and we are very sorry that people have been affected by this attack on our systems . We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures.

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He then went on to add that information of customers who have shopped at Dixons’ brands Currys and PC World and the “vast majority” of Carphone Warehouse customer data is housed on separate systems and wasn’t affected by the hack. Looking through social media, customers are naturally outraged at how the UK’s only major independent retailer has let this happen, as well as why it took the company three days to reveal the hack given credit cards details are involved:

Buying a phone via the internet is a fast growing trend in the UK as deals are often cheaper thanks to less overheads but it does come with a security risk; while firms do their best to ensure data is secure, a breach can often lead to the personal data of millions of customers being made available as has transpired here.

If you’re one of the customers affected, there’s a few things you can do to reduce the risk of fraudulent activity:

  • Notify your bank and credit card company, so that they can monitor activity on your account
  • Checking for suspicious or unexpected online or account activity
  • Be wary of anyone calling asking for personal information, bank details or passwords
  • Check your credit rating to make sure no one has applied for credit in your name. You can do this by visiting Experian or Equifax

For most customers in the UK, choosing to avoid Carphone Warehouse will significantly limit the number of available choice as – following the sudden collapse of rival Phones4u last September – the company is the only independent retailer on the market and offers the widest range of phone subscriptions and packages.


Image Credit: SMHRelated: Carphone Warehouse to run over 60 Samsung stores across Europe5288

In the UK, Samsung Experience Stores are also run by Carphone Warehouse and it’s not immediately clear whether those customers have also been affected; we’ve reached out to Samsung and Carphone Warehouse for a comment and will update when we hear back. Did you receive the email (which you can see in full below) letting you know you were amongst those affected? Let us know in the comments below.

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8
Aug

Turing Phone gets over 10,000 reservations – are you getting one?


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Turing Robotics Industries doesn’t expect to cater to millions of customers, but they sure aren’t going to be having much down time once the Turing Phone is released. Their niche market seems to have a remarkable interest in the security-focused smartphone, as the company has just announced the handset has received over 10,000 reservations in only a matter of days. These were made from 130 countries on six continents.

As we mentioned in our previous report on the matter, this doesn’t exactly mean the phone will be sold to over 10,000 people. It is more of a poll to find out how many people are interested in the device, and which versions are more popular. Maybe it’s just to estimate production accordingly. Regardless, it is a great accomplishment to see so many people interested in the unique device.

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The Turing Phone is special in that it comes with great rugged features inside and out. The device ensures protection against water damage, is made of a strong material called liquidmetal and packs industry-leading software. Turing Robotics Industries went as far as creating its proprietary charging port and ditching the 3.5 mm headset jack, leaving no room for tampering.

What’s even better is that the phone manages to bring a great set of specs, as opposed to most rugged/secure gadgets out there, which leave much to be desired. The Turing Phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing shooter and a 3000 mAh battery.

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With all that packed inside, as well as the great security features the phone touts, it’s no wonder so many of you are interested in the phone. How many of you made a reservation for the phone? Are you actually buying it once it is released?

If you are not sure yet, go ahead and take a look at our hands-on first look. We spent some good time with the device and can share a bit of our experience with you!

8
Aug

‘Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’ is make or break for Faith


Even now, after seven years, Mirror’s Edge is a unique and exhilarating parkour thriller. It’s littered with flaws — a paper-thin story, some frustrating level design and unnecessary gunplay — but the clean, dystopian world and fluid motion still impress. The game didn’t sell particularly well, so it was a surprise when EA first announced that it was giving developer DICE another roll at the franchise. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a complete reboot for Faith, but it could also be the team’s last chance to prove the series has a future. If the game can’t find a larger audience this time around, it’s unlikely that EA will green-light another.

“We have big plans on what we want to do after this and moving ahead,” Sara Jansson, senior producer for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst says. “But I really do think that if this doesn’t fly — if people don’t like this game — there’s really no reason to keep building on it.”

All or nothing

Catalyst is a gamble for EA. When the team at DICE started to think about a follow-up, they quickly realised that it couldn’t be half-assed. To make a worthwhile successor, they needed the publisher’s full support, which meant a “AAA” budget and a lot of development time. They didn’t want Catalyst to be a small downloadable title, or even Mirror’s Edge 2. To do Faith justice and broaden the game’s appeal, DICE was committed to a grander vision that retold the character’s origin story. What’s been shown so far feels like a complete do-over — the game that the original Mirror’s Edge aspired to be.

“We wanted to make sure that we had a game that could appeal to our core fans and also appeal to a broader audience of action-adventure fans,” Jansson says. Part of that vision involves a richer narrative and giving Faith some proper character development. She has an iconic look and a pretty badass attitude, but in the original game little was revealed about her past or how she was recruited into the rebellious world of freerunning. In Catalyst, there’s a larger and more meaningful storyline that weaves through the missions, as well as CG cutscenes and expanded dialogue while you’re jumping around as Faith.

“Even if it’s a very personal story, and it’s personal elements that trigger her, we wanted to put her in the middle of a national conflict,” Jansson says. “So what she does has an effect on the people around her, and that’s something that’s very important in Catalyst.”

A new playground

Even the world and overarching structure of Catalyst is more ambitious than its predecessor. Whereas the original Mirror’s Edge took you through linear, tightly choreographed levels, Catalyst offers a seamless open world. DICE says there are no load screens and as you take on more missions, new rooftop districts in the city of Glass will open up. For a game like Mirror’s Edge, which relies so heavily on traversal and the feeling of momentum, this poses a number of challenges. Every object has to link into a possible route for the player and also compliment the sparse, geometric aesthetic the game is known for. To do this, DICE has formed pairs of level designers and artists who work in tandem on every building in the game. Each pair physically sits beside one another, and an area can’t be finalized until both team members have given their blessing.

DICE has formed pairs of level designers and artists who work in tandem on every building in the game

Designing an open world is tricky, but Jansson says it should help players to learn the mechanics and improve their freerunning skills. “Traversing is actually most fun around the fifth time,” she says. “Because you’re starting to know the space and that’s when you can find all of the ultimate paths. When you have this open structure and you’re navigating across the city between different buildings and missions, you’re learning the city — it’s starting to become yours. Then you know it and that’s when it becomes the most fun.”

EA has faith

Catalyst is unashamedly different. Even firearms, which were difficult to control and largely out of place in the original, have been ripped out to focus on Faith’s hand-to-hand takedowns. The extraction will be welcome news to fans, but for DICE it’s another risky move that positions the game further from established first-person shooter franchises.

“To be completely honest, when we pitched this we were not at all sure that EA was going to want to do it and take that risk,” Jansson says. “Because it is a risk. It’s more high risk than doing a Battlefront or a FIFA.” But the team’s pitch paid off. And while the game is a financial risk, it does seem to support EA’s changing public image. Two years ago it was named “the worst company in America,” and since then the publisher has tried to show that it’s putting gamers first. For instance, it’s funding Unravel, a whimsical 2D platformer that won the hearts of gamers at E3 this year. Both Unravel and Catalyst had huge booths at Gamecom too, rivalling EA’s tentpole franchises such as Need for Speed and FIFA 16.

“That’s how you should use the fact that you have some really established franchises,” Jansson argues. “You have Battlefield and that’s great — people love it, they want it and they want it often. But having that strong portfolio — I think you should use that. There’s almost an obligation to use that to create something else that might be more risky.” Ultimately, it’s those creative risks that could give both EA and DICE another Battlefield-level success. The critical acclaim that followed the first Mirror’s Edge suggests that the team has stumbled onto something rather special. The hope now is that a well-funded sequel can unlock the concept’s true potential and produce a game that is both artistically and commercially successful. For Jansson and her team, it’s just another leap of faith.

Image Credits: Xbox Wire


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8
Aug

Two indie pretenders to the ‘XCOM’ crown


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2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a revelation. I’d never played the ’90s original or its successors, but I was immediately drawn in by the reboot’s story, world and, most of all, combat mechanics. At its heart, XCOM is a turn-based strategy game that pits your team of four soldiers against an alien invasion. As anyone who has played it at all will tell you, though, it’s so much more than that. A sequel is coming this November, but in the meantime, a pair of independent developers are readying their own takes on the genre, and they both have the potential to be truly special games in their own right.

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Hard West

Hard West is set in the “Weird West” — an occult version of the Wild West. That means that while you’ll see the typical six-shooters, saloons and heists, there are also demons, witches and all manner of supernatural goings on. Originally funded on Kickstarter, it’s since been picked up by publisher Devolver Digital‘s sister label Gambitious. It’s coming to PC, Mac and Linux this fall.

The game takes the basic combat mechanics of XCOM — strategically planning an assault, using the environment for cover, maintaining line of sight, etc. — and throws some insane things on top. The most interesting addition is a perks system based on poker hands. There’s a whole deck of cards to be unlocked, and each card comes with a unique ability. One allows you to ricochet bullets Wild West-style off any curved surface, letting you shoot around corners or — with careful planing — hit multiple enemies with one shot. The cards are all “overpowered,” and your characters have five slots each for combining perks together. For an example of how effective this can be: there’s a card that reduces everyone’s health to one, meaning you could potentially kill every enemy with a single ricocheted shot. The drawback? It reduces everyone’s health, i.e. yours and your party members’ too.

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Ricocheting bullets using one of the perk cards.

The perks system gets more complex when you start viewing it from a poker player’s perspective. When combining cards, you’re not just looking at what the individual perks are, but also the rest of your hand. You get bonuses for hands with pairs in them, and those bonuses get better as your combinations get better. Three of a kind is stronger than a pair, and a straight is even more desirable. Kacper Szymczak, Lead Designer at developer CreativeForge Games, won’t tell me what a royal flush will yield, but says the bonus will be “awesome.” Of course, giving all the best cards to one character is likely to leave the rest of your team underpowered. Weighing potential bonuses against keeping your team balanced promises to keep players busy for hours.

While — in case you hadn’t noticed — the perks fill me with glee, the game would be nothing without the combat. Although I was only able to watch a developer play through some missions, it seems solid. It’s very XCOM-y, of course, but there are some interesting touches. You can manipulate your environment by, say, flipping open a cellar door or a table to create cover. If an opponent’s shadow is visible, then you will be able to keep tabs on where they are, even if line-of-sight isn’t there (this is especially useful when you have the ricochet ability). There are also a wide range of abilities for individual weapons, such as cone shots for shotguns, which are handy against congested groups of enemies. You can also neuter opponents, and control crowds “stick ’em up” style. Using this tactic, some missions (such as the one in the video below can be completed “without a single bullet being fired,” Szymczak explains.

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The other thing that sets Hard West apart from XCOM is its narrative. Although XCOM‘s world is engaging and interesting, the personal narratives are really left for you to fill in. It’s one of the things I love about the game: creating a vivid backstory for a character, only to see them die and never return. Hard West “is heavily story-driven, and character-driven,” says Szymczak. Events are wonderfully narrated by a grizzly voice, à la Bastion, and in-between combat you’ll be traversing a map, learning about the characters, meeting new faces, making decisions that will impact the story, and trading resources.

To be fair, CreativeForge had me at “weird west XCOM,” but I came away from the demo way more enthused than I’d thought I would. For fans of the genre, Hard West looks set to provide a healthy dose of the familiar, but with more than enough innovation to keep things fresh.

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Renowned Eplorers

Renowned Explorers: International Society is a very different beast. Abbey Games — known for the 2D god game Reus — has injected a lot of personality into the genre. “Our initial pitch for the game was ‘XCOM meets Indiana Jones,” says studio co-founder Manuel Kerssemakers. “We’re approaching the same topics as Tomb Raider and Uncharted, but from a management perspective. It’s a really cool theme, but if you like games that make you think, you can’t really access the fantasy of being an explorer.”

You play as a 19th century explorer trying to make a name for yourself. You do this by increasing your “Renown” score through uncovering treasures, charting new lands, and outwitting your foes. There are many explorers to choose from, each with their own strengths that come into play both during exploration and combat. I went with Yvonne Lefevre, a brilliant public speaker that’s able to talk her way out of difficulties in a pinch. Before launching an expedition, you’re able to equip yourself appropriately, and complete tasks that will increase your gold, level, or Renown. You can then pick other classes to join you on your travels. There are three main types — speaker, scientist and fighter — and then many sub-classes within each.

Expeditions themselves borrow a little from perhaps my most-played game in recent years: FTL: Faster Than Light. Kerssemakers explains that “to facilitate the exploration … we knew that we had to look at FTL, because it’s a favorite game for many of us.” The way this works is by adding the space sim’s “node-based” navigation, which sees you taking whichever route you please between various points in order reach a goal, all while managing fuel (or in Renowned‘s case, supplies). Like FTL, most of the nodes feature events of some description, which can either be combat instances, opportunities to acquire supplies, increase your Renown or gather gold.

Once you get into a combat situation, you’ll find that it’s far simpler — map-wise , at least — than XCOM, as there are no elevation or cover mechanics to speak of. You can, of course, use the environment to physically put space between you and an opponent, and carefully planning your assaults is still vital, but the complexity of Renowned’s combat system lies in its attack types. For this, Abbey Games takes inspiration from an unlikely source: The Sims 4. “We wanted to make a tactical game, but also offer the option of non-violence, so you can approach the natives and wildlife in whichever way you want, and we added the option to act friendly in a combat encounter.”

Friendly in combat? Yup. Everyone (your characters included) essentially have two “health” stats that are affected by different types of attacks. One is more of a traditional vitality gauge, while the other looks like a Sims-style happiness meter. A native may be extremely capable of defending against physical attacks, but have the emotional resilience of a teenager going through a break-up. In one encounter, I essentially hid behind a rock and used an area-of-effect attack to call the enemy names. He ran away crying.

The system is extremely complex, as your actions in both individual encounters and expeditions as a whole will affect the way enemies see you further down the line. If you stab someone and then attempt to charm their friend, it’s not going to be effective, and if you get a reputation as a conquerer of foreign lands, you’ll have trouble ingratiating yourself to the natives in your next expedition.

I only played through a couple of expeditions, but that was enough to get me hooked. Each campaign lasts around ten hours, but, with procedurally generated maps, and an enormous roster of characters and items, that doesn’t have to be a big deal. I get the feeling that there’s so much depth waiting to be discovered, so many different ways to approach the game, that I could end up replaying it hundreds of times, just as I have FTL and XCOM. The game releases September 2nd on PC, Mac and Linux, and I can’t wait.

[Image credits: Abbey Games / CreativeForge Games / Firaxis Games]


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8
Aug

EU finds that Apple and labels didn’t conspire to end free music


Getting started on Apple Music

Apple Music is facing its fair share of scrutiny over concerns of possible anti-competitive behavior, but it’s not going to get that much flak from Europe. According to both Mlex and Recode‘s sources, the European Commission has found no evidence that Apple or major music labels conspired to stifle free music services like Spotify. While the regulator is going to keep its eye on the music market as Spotify renews its label deals, it’s now doubtful that you’ll see a repeat of the EU’s crackdown on e-book pricing.

Not that Apple is entirely off the hook. Like the US Federal Trade Commission, the EU is investigating whether or not Apple’s App Store policies unfairly hurt competing music providers — and it may well have a stronger case. If you’ll recall, Apple both asks for a 30 percent cut of revenue from subscription services and prevents those services from steering customers to other places to sign up. Unless you’re astute enough to sign up on the web, streaming outfits have to either charge you extra for their App Store subscriptions or watch their profit margins disappear. There’s a real chance that the Commission will tell Apple to reduce its revenue share, allow links to external sign-ups, or both.

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8
Aug

Report: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to have an optional keyboard accessory?


The past few weeks have brought some interesting developments in Samsung’s upcoming product lines, namely the leaking of arguably everything there is to announce. This is a stark contrast to 2014, when the Galaxy Note 4 and especially the Note Edge, were seemingly devoid of public peeking prior to their launch.

We know that Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and will do so a month earlier than usual, allegedly the result of rampant carpophobia and the havoc it causes. The latest leak is, supposedly, a keyboard cover for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus:

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Although this leak comes from Evan Blas, a well known source for all digital things under wraps, we have to call into question just how probable a product this case is. While the picture certainly looks like the real deal, this would product would seemingly be a first from Samsung. Why a physical keyboard attachment would be deemed useful now when the phablet form factor has been around for almost 5 years now is ripe for questioning.

Perhaps even more implausible is why this product would be designed for the dual curved sides of the S6 Edge. Given the shapely screen’s slopes, handling would seemingly be easier than a traditional, flat device like the Note 5. Beyond this, the Galaxy Note series has always been viewed as the perennial platform for productivity and thus a keyboard would seemingly benefit the S-Pen packing product rather than a standard one.

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Whatever the case may be, until the official launch this coming week, this photo should be taken with the obligatory dash of salt. It could very well be a third party accessory thrown on what looks to be the official Samsung case, or it could just be a concept someone made; @evleaks isn’t always 100% accurate to say the least. Still, given that productivity and keyboards seem to be a major thing for Samsung, anything is possible.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is purported to be literally a giant Galaxy S6 Edge, complete with the same Exynos 7420 SoC, but may include 4GB of RAM. Stay tuned to Android Authority for continued coverage of this exciting product, as well as the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event!

8
Aug

Behold, the majesty of weird, but beautiful science!


Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn’t be exclusive and we’ve collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental machines to explore the fabric of our world rivals that used to create futuristic movie sets or avant-garde sculptures. The closer you explore reality, the more unusual and exotic it tends to appear. With that in mind, we offer you a gallery of science-based gadget porn to dazzle your eyes and titillate your brain.

[Image: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – photo by Roy Kaltschmidt]

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8
Aug

Carphone Warehouse says up to 2.4 million customer accounts hacked


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Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s biggest independent phone retailer, has confirmed it has been the target of hackers. The company has said that the personal details of up to 2.4 million customers have been stolen, as well as 90,000 encrypted credit card records. BBC News reports that the affected sites include OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk, but also Carphone Warehouse services like TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile and iD Mobile.

“We take the security of customer data extremely seriously, and we are very sorry that people have been affected by this attack on our systems,” says Sebastian James, Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone. “We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures.”

The breach itself was discovered on Wednesday, but the company has only just shared news of the attack. It says it’s currently in the process of contacting people who may have had their details taken and has made it clear that Currys, PC World and the “vast majority” of Carphone Warehouse customers aren’t affected as those details are stored on separate systems. The retailers has now turned to a “leading cyber security firm” to find out exactly what happened and assess what data was stolen.

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8
Aug

OnePlus 2 to be available in limited stock at Colette’s in Paris on August 11


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OnePlus has announced that it will be at Colette’s in Paris selling limited stock of the OnePlus 2 on Tuesday, August 11. They will be there from 11am CEST (GMT +1) until the OnePlus 2 is sold out.

OnePlus said:

Design has always been important to us — it’s one of the reasons OnePlus was founded, to create beautifully crafted devices. That’s why colette, with a reputation made from their idiosyncratic shop windows and impeccable fashion curation, felt like the perfect temporary home for the OnePlus 2.

Keep in mind that there will be a very limited number of stock available, so if you want a OnePlus 2, you’ll have to be quick on your feet. Additionally, that same day, August 11, is when OnePlus will begin sending out invites for consumers in Europe and the United States to begin ordering the device.

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 2 a little over a week ago, seeing over 2 million reservations for the device. The OnePlus has already seen a lot of popularity in China, selling 30,000 devices in a little over a minute. It will no doubt do well in other markets, despite the underlying controversy.

Be sure to hit the source link below for an address to Colette’s on Tuesday.

source: OnePlus

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