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8 free wallpapers to zap your phone into the holiday spirit

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You’ve decked out your home with festive lights, decorations and a dead tree — now it’s time to get your phone into the holiday spirit.

As a gesture from Mashable, we’re giving you a collection of eight festive, X-ray vision mobile wallpapers from our graphic designer, Christopher Mineses.

So, from our family to yours, Internet, have a safe and happy holidays with a stylish new background on your phone

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Google Play would be the perfect host for ‘The Interview’

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It’s not looking good for The Interview.

The film, which saw its release canceled in the wake of the epic Sony Pictures hack and subsequent terror threats from the hackers, may not appear on the screen of any theater for a very long time.

President Barack Obama weighed in on the matter Friday, saying it was a “mistake” for Sony to pull the release of the film. Sony CEO Michael Lynton responded, saying the company was still committed to some kind of release, and blamed the halted release on…

Facebook Messenger add-on lets you cover photos in emoji

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Facebook Messenger, the social network’s message app, is getting some Christmas-themed updates on Android on Friday.

The biggest one is Stickered, a lightweight add-on app that allows Facebook users to add stickers to photos and send them through Messenger

That means you can finally put huge smiley faces with heart-shaped eyes over your friends’ faces, like so:

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In addition to Stickered, the updated Messenger will…

Report: Google plans to build Android software right into your car

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Google is reportedly planning to build its connected car platform Android Auto directly into vehicles.

Reuters is reporting that the integration would differ from how Android Auto already allows users to sync their cars to an Android device. With Android Auto built right in to the vehicle, there would be no need to sync to a smartphone but the driver could still have access to the Internet, apps, music-listening services and other features.

The…

ICANN was hacked, but critical data was protected

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Hackers breached the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates unique web addresses all across the world, but luckily didn’t hit the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an important leg that keeps the Internet running smoothly.

Attackers used “spear fishing” to break into the system in late November, according to a post on ICANN’s website this week. Staffers received email messages that appeared to be coming from ICANN’s own domain;…

ICANN was hacked, but critical data was protected

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Hackers breached the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates unique web addresses all across the world, but luckily didn’t hit the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an important leg that keeps the Internet running smoothly.

Attackers used “spear fishing” to break into the system in late November, according to a post on ICANN’s website this week. Staffers received email messages that appeared to be coming from ICANN’s own domain;…

ICANN was hacked, but critical data was protected

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Hackers breached the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates unique web addresses all across the world, but luckily didn’t hit the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an important leg that keeps the Internet running smoothly.

Attackers used “spear fishing” to break into the system in late November, according to a post on ICANN’s website this week. Staffers received email messages that appeared to be coming from ICANN’s own domain;…

T-Mobile will refund up to $90 million for mistakenly billing customers

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WASHINGTON — T-Mobile will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn’t order, under a settlement with federal regulators.

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday with T-Mobile over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as “cramming.” T-Mobile, the fourth-largest U.S. cellphone company, also is paying $18 million in fines to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and $4.5 million in fines to the Federal…

T-Mobile will refund up to $90 million for mistakenly billing customers

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WASHINGTON — T-Mobile will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn’t order, under a settlement with federal regulators.

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday with T-Mobile over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as “cramming.” T-Mobile, the fourth-largest U.S. cellphone company, also is paying $18 million in fines to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and $4.5 million in fines to the Federal…

Jawbone’s next fitness tracker delayed until 2015

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If the Jawbone UP3 fitness tracker was on your holiday wish list, here’s some bad news: you’re not getting one anytime too soon.

The company confirmed to Mashable on Thursday that availability for the newly-announced Jawbone UP3 ($179) has been pushed back until next year, citing an issue with production.

“Jawbone has revised its shipping dates for UP3 as they continue to fine-tune the production process,” a company…