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TiVo Edge DVR adds Dolby Vision to become the ultimate binge box

TiVo has launched a new device that could make binge-viewing sessions across multiple subscriptions a lot more manageable. It's called the Edge, a DVR-slash-live TV-slash-streaming player for cord cutters that hasn't been a secret for a while now –…
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Viber messaging app adds Shorts feature that brings original stories one line at a time

Everyone enjoys a good story, whether its a novel or audiobook, or perhaps even a video, but how about a story that reveals itself one line at a time? A new feature called Shorts is coming to the Viber app, bringing more than 50 original free stories that are read one line at a time. […]

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Amazon adds on to the smart home with the confusingly named Echo Show 5

Amazon is taking Microsoft’s naming approach to hardware devices, as they’ve just introduced the somewhat more privacy focused Echo Show 5. The naming comes from the device’s 5.5-inch screen, which is quite a bit smaller than the 10.1-inch display on the larger Echo Show. This nestles the Echo Show 5 right in between the Echo […]

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Firefox for Android hits version 67, adds a new search widget but removes guest mode

Say hello to Firefox for Android version 67. Ever since Mozilla changed their version numbers to this new scheme a few years ago we’ve seen that number grow almost faster than the feature list, but the updates still bring some useful new features and fixes from time to time. This version of Firefox, which is […]

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New Android Q beta adds reworked gestures and a foldable emulator

Just a few weeks after Google released the initial beta for Android Q, the company is offering its first update. Android Q beta 2 arrives today, along with an updated SDK for developers. The preview of the upcoming operating system shows off Google's…
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Google Maps adds a city-themed ‘Snake’ game

Google has a habit of introducing goodies on April Fools that last long after the gags are over, and that isn't changing for 2019. The company has added a Snake game to Google Maps that lets you play the classic title themed around major cities. You'…
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Microsoft Excel adds photo-to-spreadsheet feature with latest update

Microsoft Excel for Android has been updated with a nifty new feature that was originally teased at a conference last year. If you’re in a rush and need to turn a photo or image into a spreadsheet that you can actually edit, this is now your go-to app. The update uses image recognition and AI […]

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Google Maps adds custom departure and arrival times to its Android app

By this point you’d think that every possible Google Maps feature would be integrated into the mobile app, but unfortunately there are still a few holdovers from the slightly more advanced desktop version of Google Maps. Google’s been working hard to close that gap, though, and another new feature is making its way to mobile, […]

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Vivo’s latest phone drops the front-facing camera, but adds a full screen on the back

Display notches are good for cutting the screen around the front-facing cameras on smartphones, so what should you do to get an all-body display without a notch? Drop the front-facing camera of course! But what about when you want to take a selfie? Simply use the rear cameras, because Vivo is putting a screen back […]

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New Google ‘Sounds’ app adds visualizations and managed ringtones to your Pixel

Having begun rolling out the December security patch to Nexus and Pixel devices, it seems that Google may have slipped up by uploading a new app for the Pixels called Sounds to the Play Store. For the moment, at least, the app listing has been removed from the Play Store although it was included with […]

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First ‘State of Decay 2’ content update adds stealthy crossbows

If you thought State of Decay 2 was getting a bit stale even with a little DLC, relief is at hand. Undead Labs has released its expected free Zedhunter update, and it promises some significant changes to the gameplay in addition to extra missions –…
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Firefox update adds improved tracking protection

Mozilla is trying to do something about that eerie feeling you get when you think of cat food and all of a sudden start seeing targeted ads about cat food — with the new Firefox update, anti-tracking measures are being implemented that will prevent…
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LG V40 adds cinemagraph feature using new triple lens camera

When LG officially announces the LG V40 on October 3rd, one of the features they are sure to highlight will be the triple lens camera. The triple lenses are unique – for now – but outside of being different, they will only really add value to the smartphone if they help people do things better […]

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LG adds an exoskeleton to its line of CLOi robots

Today, LG announced that it will reveal its first robotic exoskeleton at IFA 2018, which takes place in Berlin from August 31st to September 5th. The exoskeleton, called LG CLOi SuitBot, is designed to support a user's legs to allow for more limb str…
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Twitch nixes Communities, adds tags to improve content discovery

Video game streaming service Twitch launched Communities in February of last year. These were ostensibly hub page for specific games or topics that members could create to help people find content. Now the company will shut these pages down mid-Septe…
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‘Fortnite’ season five adds a desert locale, golf carts and rifts

Fortnite players, the event you've been waiting for is finally here. Epic Games has officially kicked off the battle royale shooter's fifth season, offering a whole host of new locations, weapons, vehicles and mechanics. After teasing a historical th…
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Sling TV adds à la carte channels, free shows and a rate hike

Sling TV pitches itself as a service for cord cutters, but there's always been one holdover: you've had to subscribe to a bundle of channels you don't necessarily want. Today, though, even that requirement is going away. Sling has introduced a new…
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Essential’s Audio Adapter HD module adds the 3.5mm audio jack to the PH-1

Despite canning development for a second-generation smartphone, Essential has announced a second module for the PH-1 called the Audio Adapter HD which brings back the audio jack. Yes, the same audio jack that the company chose to omit from the Essential Phone. Go figure.  Besides bringing back the audio jack, the module adds full MQA […]

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Now, in a room near you – Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds 1-on-1 local duels in AR

On this unofficial holiday, Disney and Lenovo announced a new update to the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app that makes it possible for two players to engage in a lightsaber duel against each other in an augmented reality experience. The new feature is called Lightsaber Versus Mode. Lenovo says the new feature is “the first […]

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Jeff Bezos adds ‘puppy savior’ to his resumé

Talking to a human when you need to contact Amazon seems close to impossible. Apparently, all you need to do to get a hold of Jeff Bezos though is have your puppy stolen by a delivery driver and guess the CEO's email address, according to CNBC. After…
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FedEx adds a hydrogen fuel cell van to its fleet

Cars are bad for us in pretty much every respect, especially since fossil fuel use contributes around 65 percent of all climate-changing emissions. Since delivery companies zoom around our neighborhoods with diesel-belching vans every day, package va…
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Facebook adds donation matching to its fundraising tools

In 2016, Facebook began allowing its users to raise money for 501c3 nonprofits and it expanded that tool last year, giving users the option to create fundraisers for personal needs. Today, the company has announced a few changes to its fundraising pl…
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Qualcomm adds Tobii’s eye-tracking tech to its mobile VR kit

Tobii's eye-tracking tech was such a great fit for virtual reality that taking it for a spin at CES 2018 ruined every headset without its capabilities for Engadget editor Devindra Hardawar. Now, Tobii has teamed up with Qualcomm to create an updated…
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Microsoft adds support for iOS Files app, drag and drop to OneDrive

Apple's latest operating system for its mobile devices, iOS 11, added a ton of productivity tweaks. One of the biggest is Files, a new, well, file system for iOS that lets users interact more directly with documents and images without having to go th…
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Microsoft adds real-time collaboration to Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft's latest update for Office 2016 on Mac adds features that make it a much better tool for collaborative projects. (Or worse, depending on how you prefer attacking group work.) It gives you the ability to work with others in real time &agrave…
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The Mustang GT adds brains to the brawn

The Mustang personifies the American muscle car. Folks who have zero interest in the Camaro and Charger are in awe of the design of the Ford that landed on roads in 1964. Besides a few design hiccups (ugh, the Mustang 2), it's been coveted, sung abou…
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Duolingo adds Mandarin course to its language library

Online language learning company Duolingo has finally added a Mandarin course to its offerings. With more than one billion speakers, Mandarin is the most popular language on the planet, but it's also on one of the hardest to learn, which is why the c…
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Uber adds new multiple stop feature

Uber announced a new feature they are adding to their service that will allow for multiple stops to be added to a ride. With this update, users can do things like stop to pick up friends or family from different locations who are all on their way to the same final destination. In the past […]

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Google Home adds features to become more family friendly

The main Google Home news today was the launch of two new devices, the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max, but important new features were also announced. Google Home devices are becoming more family friendly with better ways for both kids and parents to interact with the devices. For starters, Google is adding account […]

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Kobo adds audiobooks along with an Audible-like subscription

Kobo is finally getting into the audiobooks biz. The Canadian company has added audiobooks to its offerings and already has an extensive catalogue sell, including bestsellers like the Harry Potter series. Even better, it has launched $ 10-per-month Au…
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Google adds app quality component to Google Play

Google has announced some revisions to the way apps show up in the Google Play Store in an effort to push developers to give more attention to quality and to help users enjoy their apps more. In the announcement from Andrew Ahn, Product Manager with Google Play, he notes the team’s efforts should result in helping […]

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Google Duo adds video chats to your regular call history

Google's standalone video chat app, Duo, came out last August. Since then, the company has added some nifty features, like voice-only calling to help avoid awkward bedhead conversations. Google has just added a call-log feature to Duo, making it poss…
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Sony adds Amazon Alexa support to its 4K HDR TVs running Android TV

If you own an Amazon Echo device and a Sony 4K television (2017) with Android TV, you can now control your television by voicing your commands to Alexa. Thanks to a new firmware update for your Sony 4K TV, Alexa can control the power, volume, switch inputs, and change channels. You can even ask Alexa […]

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Instagram adds photo and video replies to Stories

Instagram's ephemeral Stories has been around for less than a year, but it's already beaten Snapchat at its own game. Today, the photo-sharing network is taking yet another swing at its rival with a new feature that lets you reply to Stories with a p…
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Xfinity Mobile adds LG X Charge with massive battery

Xfinity Mobile added a new device to their portfolio of smartphones available for consumers signing up for the wireless service. The LG X Charge is aimed at users who really do not like to hook up their phone to a charger thanks to the massive 4,500mAh battery. According to LG’s Chang Ma, President of LG […]

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DirecTV Now adds support for most Roku devices

Although Roku seems to consistently fly under the radar in the video casting market while Google’s Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV devices seem to generate the most industry buzz, Roku is a leader in the space with millions of units being used by consumers. That likely made things uncomfortable for AT&T when they launched their […]

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Twitter adds all 69 new emoji to its arsenal

Twitter has stepped up its emoji game in a big way. The social network is one of the first platforms to make all 69 Emoji 5.0 icons available to its users, and they include a few new flags, a woman with headscarf, persons with gray hair, the starstru…
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Nest adds two-factor authentication to protect your data

Nest has finally launched two-factor authentication to prevent hackers from accessing your camera feeds or any other personal info. You can activate the feature under Account Security in the Nest app. If you do, you'll start getting a verification co…
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ZTE adds more options to its Blade series with the V8 Lite and V8 Mini

The newest additions to ZTE’s Blade series are the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite. The two smartphones offer more options to the Blade V8 series, which includes the V8 Pro. The Mini and Lite will not be available in the U.S.

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Google adds iconic African landmarks to Street View

It's not all jungles, mud houses and wild animals in Africa: the continent has cities, art centers, monuments and other landmarks, just like everywhere else in the world. To bust myths going around about African countries and to give more people a ch…
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TanvasTouch adds tactility to virtually any touchscreen device

Tanvas, a Chicago, Illinois-based startup, unveiled its TanvasTouch technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It delivers a versatile new form of haptic feedback designed to more closely mimic a variety of textures.

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Casio’s WSD-F20 smartwatch adds GPS functionality, runs Android Wear 2.0

Casio joined the Android Wear family last year with the WSD-F10, a smartwatch that distinguished itself with a focus on outdoor features. At CES, the company has now unveiled the WSD-F20, which improves on its predecessor by adding GPS functionality.

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Latest Google app update adds Lite Mode for its most data-conscious users

Google recently updated the News & Weather app with Lite Mode, allowing users to save on their data usage. Now, that same Lite Mode is coming to the Google app, specifically for markets with slower internet, like India.

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Samsung Pay adds in-app coupon search for its anniversary

Samsung Pay is celebrating its first year in America by launching a feature couponers would love. The Korean company has teamed up with the owner of Coupons.com to make redeeming discounts much easier. Now, when you link your loyalty card or account…
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Lyft adds precise pickup and drop-off points for 200 airports and arenas

Lyft now offers 200 places where riders can specify precise pickup and drop-off locations. This time-saver applies to airports and arenas, and has decreased pre-ride calls and texts between riders and drivers by 25 percent in early trials.

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Google adds built-in Cast option to Chrome for desktop

Google has begun rolling out a built-in Cast option for Chrome 51. You simply have to right click a tab or click the hamburger button on the right-hand part of the desktop browser to find a line in the menu that says "Cast…" Doesn't mean the old ex…
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Ultimate Ears adds Google Now to create smart speakers

Ultimate Ears has announced a unique new addition to their UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers. The latest firmware update for these devices adds a new push-to-talk feature that can trigger Google Now, or Siri, directly from the speakers. The concept is to make it so that users can “say it to play […]

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Sony quietly adds the Xperia XA Ultra to its already existing X lineup

Sony will be moving forward with none other than its X-series of smartphones. The latest addition being the Xperia XA Ultra, aimed at the upper mid-range category. Sony just launched a new smartphone called the Xperia XA Ultra. The handset features a 6-inch display with a Full HD resolution and is powered by MediaTek’s MT6755 processor. […]

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Wear me to the ball game: Zepp 2 sensor adds Smart Coach system to improve form

Zepp is introducing an updated sensor that has a different form factor, allowing it to pack in more sensors, and utilize Bluetooth low energy. The company is also unveiling a new Smart Coach system in its respective apps.

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Google Inbox adds two time-saving snooze options

One of the great things about Google Inbox's snooze function is being able to set the exact date and time to resurface emails you intend to read and reply to later. Sometimes, though, you just want to get non-urgent emails out of the way without thin…
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