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Google adds autoplaying videos in search results on Android

The search giant is preparing to make your searches even more convenient - or more annoying, depending on how you look at it. Video autoplay is coming to searches on Android devices in the US for now.

7 Days: A week of Windows updates, Microsoft's Bing dong, and the sweet taste of Android

From Ice Lake and golden Gates, to Scorpio's return, Surface frustration, Nokia Bothies, Android flagships, bad branding, and Sony's Nobunaga, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.

Council in London fined over parking ticket app

Islington Council in London, UK, has been fined £70,000 after it was revealed that it had failed to keep the personal data of up to 89,000 people secure in its parking ticketing system.

Samsung could be giving away some enticing accessories with its upcoming Galaxy Note8

Next week, Samsung will announce its Galaxy Note8. According to new information, the firm will have a promotion in which it will offer those who pre-order a choice of free accessories.

Bing grabs 33% market share in the U.S according to data presented by Microsoft

After many evolutions, the search engine from Microsoft not only became profitable; but recent data shows it grabbing an ever increasing chunk from its biggest rival when it comes to market share.

This Weekend's PC Game Deals: Dual Summer Sales with some added player appreciation from EA

This weekend's PC game deals include two hefty summer sales from both GamesPlanet as well as Bundle Stars, a special player appreciation sale from EA, and even some pinatas to smash on the GOG store.

Elgato Cam Link repurposes DSLRs and camcorders, making them high-quality webcams

Elgato makes capture products so that those that are interested in streaming content can do so in a seamless manner. Its latest Cam Link converts DSLRs and camcorders into high-quality webcams.

Asus unveils family of phones with the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, and more

Asus unleashed an array of smartphones, offering four new entries in the ZenFone 4 line. The firm touted them as the "first family of smartphones to all feature dual rear or dual front cameras".

This could be ZTE's most ostentatious Android handset yet

While ZTE is known more for its mid-range handsets, it does manage to produce a few exceptions, like the $6,000 88 Tauri. Now a successor to that handset could be in the works and could arrive soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 dummy model appears, showing us more of what we've already seen

We are only a week away from the official reveal of the Galaxy Note8 and the leaks just keep on coming. The latest is of a dummy model and shows off the dual camera and complete exterior.

Kickstarter is coming to Japan on September 13

After being announced in May, Kickstarter is finally going live in Japan starting on September 13. Those that are interested in starting a campaign can currently email the company their ideas.

Coolpad could be prepping a top-tier handset for August 20 with 6GB RAM and 4,000mAh battery

Coolpad, known for its budget line of handsets in the US, could be preparing to reveal a top-end handset on August 20. The device could arrive with 6GB RAM, dual cameras, and 4,000mAh battery.

Coolpad's Cool M7 looks familiar, sports a sleek design and a Snapdragon 625

Coolpad isn't known too well in the US, but the firm has been producing handsets for quite some time. Now, it has released its latest, the Cool M7 that offers a sleek design and decent specifications.

A new Nintendo Switch bundle is arriving on September 8 that will cost $379

If you were holding out for a Nintendo Switch and wanted to get something special, the time has finally come as a new bundle is set to arrive in September that will offer a unique set of Joy-Con.

Asus makes its ROG STRIX XG27VQ curved monitor available for $349

If you were looking for a curved monitor, the new addition to Asus' ROG line might be the answer. The ROG STRIX XG27VQ is a 27-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a price tag of $349.

Facebook takes action to curb the spread of clickbait videos

Facebook has announced that it will restrict the spread of clickbait videos showing up on the News Feed. These include videos featuring a fake play button and static images displaying as videos.

Apple might start streaming movies just two weeks after their theatrical release

According to a report by Bloomberg, several Hollywood movie studios are in talks with Apple and Comcast to launch a premium movie rental service where films may release just two weeks after theaters.

BlackBerry's improved KEYone stands tough, screen survives new durability test

It was only a couple months ago that the BlackBerry KEYone was shown to have a weak screen under pressure. Now, the new and improved version is put to the test and shown to be much better.

Websites will load 'significantly faster' in Microsoft Edge with the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft claims that with the Fall Creators Update, webpages will load a lot faster in Microsoft Edge. This is due to the introduction of independent rendering for various elements used by websites.

Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 gets priced, starts at around $359

After being teased for so long, it appears that the YotaPhone 3 is finally making its way to retail after all these years. The handset has been listed on the Yota site, with a starting price of $259.

Google researchers develop an algorithm to remove watermarks from images

Google researchers have developed an algorithm that can remove watermarks from images; the algorithm uses a pool of images to extrapolate their watermark, after which it can remove it from any image.

Microsoft says it will, or won't, rename the Windows 10 Photos app to 'Story Remix'

Microsoft today released an update to the Photos app for Insiders that renames the app to Story Remix. Story Remix will be available to everyone in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Extra! Extra! Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is out, malware attacks on the rise

Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report is now available, detailing the rise of attacks against the firm's software and its clients. Although attacks are on the rise, so are security measures.

It seems that there will be an Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition

Ahead of details about pre-orders that are to be announced this weekend, the Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition has leaked, showing what could be the Day One variant of Microsoft's upcoming console.

Essential PH-1 finds its way to Amazon, set for a September 1 release

Essential's PH-1 was announced in May and after a long delay is finally going to make its way into the hands of eager customers. Amazon has now posted the handset, making it available on September 1.

Microsoft is bringing Rise of Nations to the Windows Store with Steam cross-play

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition is on its way to the Windows Store, Microsoft has announced. Players of both Windows Store and Steam versions will be able to play together in multiplayer matches.

Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3 'More Than a Feeling' arrives on August 22

Telltale Games has announced the release date of the third episode in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. The title will arrive on August 22 and will be priced at $4.99.

This is what the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 could look like

Xiaomi stunned the world last year with its near bezel-less Mi MIX. While the firm has yet to show off anything about its successor, it appears that its designer might have just spilled the beans.

It looks like Google has confirmed that Android O will be called 'Oreo'

Google will be making a big announcement about Android O on Monday - but it looks like it may have inadvertently spoiled one surprise, having apparently confirmed that it will be named 'Oreo'.

ReCore: Definitive Edition now available for pre-order from the Microsoft Store

After many leaks and rumors, the Definitive Edition for ReCore has officially shown up in the Microsoft Store. It comes with a new mission, a brand new Corebot and a significantly lower price.

Google begins counting down to Android O announcement on August 21

Google has launched a new teaser site, counting down to August 21, and confirming that "Android O is touching down to earth with the total solar eclipse, bringing some super new powers".

LG's offers some big discounts on the G6 and V20 from US carriers

Ahead of the V30's launch in a couple of weeks, LG announced today that it's offering some big discounts on its current flagship phones through the major carriers in the United States.

Reddit introduces a simpler way to post videos and GIFs

Reddit has announced that it's extending the beta of video and GIF native uploads. Users will be able to upload videos and GIF content from mobile and desktop. Mobile users will be able to trim files.

Get the "Jump Start Adobe XD" eBook - for free until August 29

Thanks to our partners, now you have everything a designer needs, right out of the box! Claim your complimentary copy of "Jump Start Adobe XD" before the offer expires, for free.

OnePlus rolls out latest OxygenOS beta for 3 and 3T with new optimizations and app updates

OnePlus has begun rolling out its latest OxygenOS beta for the OnePlus 3 and the 3T , bringing various optimizations, first-party app updates, and bug fixes, to both handsets.

Missouri high school requiring students to hand over biometric data

Excelsior Springs High School in Missouri is the latest educational institution to require fingerprints from students. It hopes to track the students as it tries to implement a new learning regime.

First Look at Wildspire Waste in the upcoming Monster Hunter: World

After revealing the Ancient Forests map last month, Capcom unveiled the next explorable area in the upcoming open-world Monster Hunter: World which shows the dangers that await you.

Get Data Rescue 4 for Windows or Mac for just $49 via Neowin Deals

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NeoBytes :) Penis from Microsoft's Bing pops up again on British Airways homepage

Microsoft inadvertently published a photo that included a sandy phallus on its Bing homepage yesterday, but later Photoshopped the image - but the Bing dong has popped up again today on BA's homepage.

Ghost hunter discovers the 'superior' Kinect technology, to track ghosts

Being late to the party, an Australian ghost hunter discovered that the Kinect is perfect for finding ghostly figures, using the advanced infrared technology built into the device from Microsoft.

LG X venture review: A rugged and affordable handset that could satisfy most users

If you're someone that is in need of a rugged smartphone, the recently released LG X venture might be for you. The handset is now available on AT&T and as an unlocked model in the United States.

Apple bolsters privacy in iOS 11 with Touch ID kill switch

Apple's latest build of iOS 11 comes with a new emergency feature which allows users to quickly tap the power button five times in order to disable Touch ID. Afterwards, a password will be required.

Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship drops in price again, now available for just $224.99

Alcatel's parent company, TCL, has slashed another $50 off the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, reducing its price to $224.99, including a VR headset. The same device is priced at $470 on the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft releases new Office Insider Fast ring preview for Mac

Microsoft is rolling out Office Insider version 15.38 , its latest preview build for Macs in the Fast ring, bringing new features and improvements to some of its Office apps.

China cracks down on VPN vendors, targets Alibaba and other retailers

The Cyberspace Administration of China has cracked down on major VPN vendors, instructing them to carry out a complete cleanup of harmful information and "submit a rectification report by a deadline".

Essential Phone will get two years of Android OS updates, three years of security patches

Essential says its phone will get the same period of OS and security support as Google's Pixel phones. But while it also announced 'availability' of its device, it's still only available to pre-order.

Less than 10% of those completing UK A-Level computing courses this year were girls

As UK students get their A-Level results it has been revealed that just 9.8% of those completing computing courses were girls. Computing courses saw fewer people than expected during the last year.

Microsoft will announce Xbox One X pre-orders on Sunday

Amazon has begun sending out emails to those who signed up for more information about Xbox One X availability, saying that Microsoft will be announcing pre-orders this Sunday at Gamescom.

PlayStation Experience 2017 will begin on December 9; to also host Capcom Cup 2017

Sony's annual PlayStation Experience event is returning in December this year at the Anahelm Convention Center. Capcom Cup 2017 tournament will also be held at the event, with a $250,000 prize pool.

Conarium, another Lovecraftian horror game will arrive on Xbox One in 2018

It would seem that H.P Lovecraft has become a popular source of inspiration for developers to tap into, with several new horror games launching on consoles, including Conarium from Zoetrope.