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Chrome to block unsecure content from loading on HTTPS pages

HTTPS has largely replaced its less secure predecessor HTTP as the default choice for sending resources over the internet. The key difference between the two is that HTTPS transmits data using an encrypted connection, while data loaded over HTTP is not. Google began marking all sites still utilizing HTTP connections as 'Not Secure' with the release of Chrome 68 last year, and today, Google announced additional plans to inform users when sites utilize an insecure connection. With these latest changes, the Chrome team hopes to address the problem of mixed content.

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[Update: Live snuff film] New Galaxy Fold durability test draws fresh attention to fragile display and hinge

The Samsung Galaxy Fold's original May release had to be pushed back a few months due to issues with debris getting into the hinge and breaking the inner screen. The revised version is finally available for purchase, but it's still a delicate device prone to breakage, something that's evident in JerryRigEverything's stress test and the multitude of warnings included with the phone. But even if you're extra careful around it, questions remain about how well the Fold... folds. Insurance firm SquareTrade took it upon itself to test how the device holds up against this regular everyday use case.

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Indoor and Outdoor Nest Cams on sale at B&H for $150 ($50 off)

Nest, the Google-owned hardware manufacturer, has proven its ability to produce some of the best smart home devices on the market. This includes their well-received (if expensive) line of security cameras. B&H Photo currently has one the best deals yet on both the indoor and outdoor varieties of Nest Cam.

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64GB Moto G6 at all-time low price of $161 ($39 off)

Need a new phone for cheap? How about two new phones for cheap? The Moto G6 could be a great candidate for either your primary phone or your side carry and we've got a couple of deals on right now with the 64GB version at its lowest price yet on Amazon and a free 32GB unit if you buy another phone direct from Motorola.

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Save 20% on a pair of Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, now $190 ($48 off)

With fall officially here, you're going to be using a lot more energy to keep your home warm. If you run on gas, that means more opportunities for a leak or fire to threaten your household. Keep you and your loved ones safe this cold season with today's deal on a two-pack of battery-powered Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for $190 ($48 off) from The Home Depot.

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[Update: More specs] Realme X2 Pro headed to Europe and Asia as company's first proper flagship

In May, our David Ruddock called the realme X "the most powerful 'budget' phone I've ever used." Fast forward to October, and realme has its sights set on a more prestigious target: the high-end market at large. Here's what we know about the upcoming realme X2 Pro, headed for Asia and Europe.

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Ring's security system is down to $150 for Prime members ($50 off) and comes with a free Echo Dot

At $200, Ring's home security system is one of the most popular on the market, thanks to its features but also its relatively appealing price. However, you can get it for just $150 today if you're a Prime member and receive a free Echo Dot speaker with your purchase.

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Alexa gets Brazilian Portuguese support as Echo speakers land in Brazil

Amazon is expanding its footprint in South America today by bringing its range of Echo smart speakers to the Brazilian market. With that, Alexa has now learned to converse in the country's official language — Brazilian Portuguese. Along with that come a new voice as well as local dialects, knowledge, and skills.

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Pixel 4's Motion Sense, Face Unlock, and next-generation Assistant featured in leaked marketing footage

At this point in the Pixel 4 timeline, we're just about one leaked schematic shy of 3D printing a handset of our own. We've already seen the official press images. We've gotten a 360º view of every curve, camera, and bezel. We snagged all the APKs we could possibly want. We even know the complete specs down to the Snapdragon 855 SOC, 6GB of RAM, and storage options. Now we're getting our best look yet at a handful of anticipated features, including Motion Sense, Face Unlock, and the next generation Google Assistant.

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