In their latest round of reviews and recommendations for smartphones, Consumer Reports is recommending buyers choose the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the new Apple iPhone 8. Having one of the leading sources for buying recommendations choose a phone that is over a year old over the latest release from Apple has to sting and points […]
Come comment on this article: Samung Galaxy S7 gets nod over Apple iPhone 8 according to Consumer Reports
Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim […]
Come comment on this article: NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets Google Assistant with Sony Bravia TVs coming soon
Google has been quite slow to expand the Allo ecosystem since first revealing yet another messaging platform from the tech giant. One piece that seemed to take forever was the launch of a web interface for users wanting to access Allo from their desktops. Google finally released a web interface last month, but users quickly […]
Come comment on this article: Google Allo gets a web update including ‘volume’ and Smart Smileys
In an announcement made today, Google shared an update on a major redesign to their Google Dashboard platform that will start rolling out next week. The Google Dashboard originally launched in 2009 as a way for users to quickly figure out what products they use and access some history and settings. Since then Google has […]
Come comment on this article: Google Dashboard gets redesign and new focus for users
Qardio, the company behind smart gadgets like the QardioArm and QardioBase, has just kicked off some new features in their health tracking app to help you stay in shape. If you were looking for an excuse to ditch Fitbit, this might be it. The new app will track your overall steps and activity and allow users […]
Come comment on this article: Qardio’s Android app gets new activity tracking features
Our next taste of Dishonored isn't DLC — it's an entirely new standalone title called Death of the Outsider, which lands on September 15th. That might seem like an odd move for developer Arkane Studios, but it probably makes sense. Dishonored 2, lik…
Engadget RSS Feed
The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]
Come comment on this article: Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon
Did you enjoy Her Story, the indie title that revived the use of full-motion video in games? You're not alone: Sam Barlow's game sold over 100,000 copies, a lot for a small-budget release, and won its share of acclaim, including multiple awards. An…
Engadget RSS Feed
With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside Google’s. Amazon added phones from Nokia, Alcatel, and Lenovo for a simultaneous release date next month. These are the new Prime Exclusive devices: Nokia 6 for $ 179 (21% off) Alcatel Idol […]
Come comment on this article: Amazon gets Prime Exclusive flavors of the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and three Alcatel phones
Google’s fancy Gboard keyboard has been updated with some new tricks that should help you type faster and spend less time digging through your emoji drawer. Yep, this update is very focused on helping you find emojis quicker. Instead of looking through all of your emojis, you can now simply draw the emoji you want […]
Come comment on this article: Google’s Gboard gets updated with new features
As Google I/O 2017 starts to wind down and fans plot their new developments or their next big purchase based on Google tech, the enterprise market got some welcome news about some tools Google will roll out for G Suite. G Suite is Google’s platform mainly intended for the enterprise that gives companies access to […]
Come comment on this article: G Suite gets more customization tools including new App Maker
A man was arrested this week in Mountain View, California, for allegedly attacking one of Knightscope’s K5 security robots. Now that will earn you some hardcore respect when you’re locked up behind bars.
The post Intoxicated man allegedly assaults a robot in Silicon Valley, gets arrested appeared first on Digital Trends.
Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.
The post Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way appeared first on Digital Trends.
Sirin Labs, makers of the $ 14,000 Solarin phone, proves that getting ahead in smartphone manufacturing today is a true challenge, as news spreads of a change in strategy and not enough sales.
The post Maker of a $ 14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Martin Shkreli doesn't have a monopoly on jacking up drug prices. Marathon Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for an old drug used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, deflazacort, and in the process has raised the price to ridiculously high…
Engadget RSS Feed
ZTE is next up to bat to bring Nougat to some of its devices, and first on the list is the Axon 7. ZTE is touting this as the most affordable Daydream compatible phone in the US right now, which is a selling point all on its own, but there’s plenty of other stuff to look […]
Come comment on this article: ZTE Axon 7 gets updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]
Come comment on this article: Google Maps gets a ‘parking difficulty’ feature
Huawei has taken the wraps off of a new version of the P8 Lite that features a sleek new design and some serious upgrades under the hood, including a new Kirin 655 chip and Android 7.0 Nougat.
The post Super-sleek, newly updated Huawei P8 Lite 2017 gets a U.K. release appeared first on Digital Trends.
While it’s widely believed that Samsung will delay launching the Galaxy S8 thanks to the lingering effects of the abortive Galaxy Note 7, LG has confirmed that it will announce its G6 handset on February 26th at MWC 2017 next month. There is one caveat, though, the LG G6 will use last year’s silicon, the Snapdragon 821, instead […]
Come comment on this article: LG G6 to make do with the Snapdragon 821 after Samsung gets ‘first dibs’ on Snapdragon 835
Fossil is taking the same approach to its wearable tech as it does to its fashion-forward watch range, by updating them seasonally to reflect the latest trends. We’ve been looking at the latest versions.
The post Fossil could be the only company that really gets wearables right in 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
The software update rolling out today to the OnePlus 3T isn’t what you think it’s for. A software update for OxygenOS 3.5.4 is being pushed to the OnePlus 3T, and it includes a bunch of fixes as well as optimizations for device owners on T-Mobile’s network. Here’s the full changelog: Optimizations for US-TMO Network Optimizations […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus 3T gets software update, but it’s not Nougat
The Google Pixel launched with Android 7.1 Nougat ahead of its release on the Nexus phones, marking the first time we’ve seen Google officially update another device to the newest OS before its Nexus line. Obviously that didn’t mean the Nexus phones were getting left behind permanently, and now we’re finally seeing 7.1 make its […]
Come comment on this article: Android 7.1 gets a second developer preview build for Nexus devices
Google’s Nest unit announced several updates to the Nest Cam and their Nest Aware platform, their framework and app for making advanced use of Nest Cam devices. Leading the way is a new feature to make it possible to share clips on social media. Nest is also making it easier to view content from Nest […]
Come comment on this article: Nest Aware gets several upgrades for Nest Cams
Google Play Music has been rocking the same interface for a while now, so it only makes sense that it would get an update to catch up to some of Google’s other products. That interface change has finally hit, polishing up Google’s music streaming app. It’s not a complete overhaul, as most of the changes […]
Come comment on this article: Google Play Music gets interface tweaks and contextual intelligence
Sure, OnePlus’ software is among the best in the world because of its simple and clean presentation. A problem exists, though. Getting software updates out in a timely manner has been extremely difficult for the company. With every device, OnePlus just takes so long to go from testing to rolling out. If you were thinking […]
Come comment on this article: Hungry for Nougat? OnePlus 3 gets it this month
Vine is up for grabs according to a new report that claims its parent company Twitter is considering multiple bids for the platform. A takeover could save the video-looping service from the scrap heap, but at what cost?
The post Vine gets a lifeline with report of takeover offers from multiple companies appeared first on Digital Trends.
A courier in New York who used to deliver food for Uber has filed a lawsuit against the company over unpaid tips, according to Buzzfeed News. In the lawsuit, he said that tips from customers never made it to him and other delivery personnel for UberR…
Engadget RSS Feed
BioWare is virtually synonymous with Mass Effect and Dragon Age these days, but it has had its share of experiments. Remember Jade Empire, its China-inspired (and critically well-received) action role-playing title? Aspyr does — it just released v…
Engadget RSS Feed
As part of a move to enhance their offerings for enterprise clients, Google announced some improvements and enhancements to their Google Cloud platform and in particular to their set of tools previously known as Google Apps for Work. Those tools are basically a subset of all of Google’s applications that are available to run on […]
Come comment on this article: Google Apps for Work gets upgrades, rebranded to G Suite
iHome’s new Zenergy series of connected alarm clocks get your sleep on track with color-shifting LEDs synchronized with your body’s circadian rhythm. The first clock is available in two models.
The post iHome’s Zenergy line of connected products gets your sleep back on track appeared first on Digital Trends.
Did you forget about Samsung’s Gear 360? You’d be forgiven if you did, since Samsung went almost completely silent on the little camera after its announcement with the Galaxy S7. Well, fast forward a few months to the launch of the next Galaxy phone, and the tentative release date for the US version of the […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung’s Gear 360 officially gets released in the US later this month
Getting the camera off the ground makes it easy to get close — if you want to risk a crash. DJI’s latest camera includes an optical zoom alongside a number of other big features like 4K and enhanced stability.
The post DJI’s eye in the sky gets closer to land with optical zoom appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Zore X smart gun lock lets you unlock your gun remotely via a mobile app, and can even alert you if a person is tampering with your weapon. Its Indiegogo campaign has already raised 294 percent of its funding goal with month left on the clock.
The post The Zore X smart gun lock will notify your phone if your firearm gets moved appeared first on Digital Trends.
Flirtey, the startup that did the first FAA-sanctioned drone delivery in a rural area, has replicated the feat in an urban setting. It sent out an autonomous hexacopter on a half-a-mile flight to an empty house in Hawthorne, Nevada on March 10th, car…
Engadget RSS Feed
If you find an odd card as you swipe through possible dates on Tinder — don’t panic, it’s not an ad. It’s Tinder’s way of getting you involved in politics. Swipe the Vote lets you match with candidates based on issues you swipe right left or right on.
The post Who’s your presidential sweetheart? Tinder gets political with ‘Swipe the Vote’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Based on the major wireless carrier ads that are running during this afternoon’s NFL game, it takes some balls to compete in the market. The latest carrier to jump in the mix is Sprint which released their own version of ads currently running by Verizon and Sprint.
The marketing team games between the carriers started with Verizon when they decided to launch an ad campaign that used the imagery of different balls rolling down a ramp to demonstrate some points that Verizon wanted to make about their network.
T-Mobile took exception to some of the claims and launched their own ad using balls going down a ramp to point out issues with Verizon’s claims. T-Mobile leader John Legere also launched the coyly named #BallBusterChallenge to demonstrate T-Mobile’s superiority to Verizon.
In the new spot that was released this weekend, Sprint joins the train of rolling balls with a claim that their LTE network is faster than any of the other carriers. In the ad, Sprint says this is because they have been building the network of the future. Sprint also renews their campaign to offer data plans that are half the cost of the plan a customer may be porting over from with a competitor.
You can check out Sprint’s new spot below if you have not already seen it playing during a game on TV.
Come comment on this article: Sprint gets ballsy in latest ad
Pressing a photo a little longer on Instagram for Android now gives users the previously Apple exclusive Force Touch features.
AT&T announced a holiday promotion that nets customers a free Galaxy S6 if they buy a Samsung smartphone. However, before you make the plunge, there are a number of caveats to consider whether this promotion is for you.
The post AT&T gets in the holiday spirit, offers ‘free’ Galaxy S6 if you buy a separate Samsung phone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Yahoo Messenger has been completely redesigned. It not only looks different, but adds tons of new improvements such as Flickr, Tumblr, and Xobni integration.
What is cool about integrating other services into their messaging app is you can do things like send hundreds of Flickr photos at a time. If sent in a group chat, these photos will appear in everyones conversation right away. You can even download the photo in its full resolution.
Another cool feature is unsending messages. Once you click “unsend”, the message will disappear from not only yours, but other peoples chats too. However, if you are happy with what you wrote, others can “like” your comment, photo, or GIF image.
Speaking of GIFs, rather than sending an emoji, why not send a GIF? In Yahoo Messenger you can search for the perfect GIF to send right inside the app. The images are pulled from Tumblr, so there will be no shortage of content.
Everyone has heard of a contact list, but have you heard of Smart Contacts? Smart Contacts not only knows the names of people, but also their relationship to you and others on your list. This is great for adding people to group chats as it will already know who might need to be added. Also, anyone in a group can add another participant, change the name of the group, or even change the group photo.
All of this sounds like a lot going on, but do not worry, Yahoo Messenger is fast! Doing things like syncing conversations between Yahoo Messenger on the Web, in Yahoo Mail and your smartphone happens almost in real-time.
Finally, you can even use the app when you are offline. Write whatever you want, or send any picture you would like, and your messages will be sent the second you connect back to the internet.
The new Yahoo Messenger is available globally today on iOS, Android, on the Web and in Yahoo Mail on the desktop.
Come comment on this article: Yahoo Messenger gets a redesign, now integrates with Flickr, Tumblr, and Xobni
Tech Tats are temporary, adhesive wearable gadgets packed with biosensors. They can read vital signs and provide health data, not to mention possible applications for mobile payment solutions and the financial world.
The post Before silicon gets under your skin, get it etched on top with a Tech Tat appeared first on Digital Trends.
Garmin has launched a trio of GPS running watches, including the first equipped with the company's new wrist-based heart rate sensor. The Forerunner 235 uses the "Garmin Elevate" optical sensor that displays heart rate and training zone directly on…
Engadget RSS Feed
The HTC One M9e will be a new global variant of the HTC One M9+. The handset just received its certification from TENAA and will most likely be unveiled alongside the HTC Butterfly 3 on September 29.
The HTC One M9e will be a slightly downgraded version of the One M9+, but it will be available in a large range of countries. The handset features a 5-inch full-HD display, a MediaTek MT6795 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 4MP ultrapixel camera on the front side, 16GB of internal storage space and Android 5.0.2 pre-loaded. It steps down a notch in nearly every category of specifications however the new variant will feature 4G LTE connectivity. The design will be mainly the same as the One M9+, in addition, the M9e will boost the exact same dimensions.
According to the handset’s TENAA certification, it will come in a variety of colors including gold, silver, grey and black. As of now, there is no word on pricing nor availability. We should find out everything in 3 days time.
Come comment on this article: HTC One M9e gets certified by TENAA, could make an appearance on September 29
Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey announced at today’s Oculus Connect 2 event in Los Angeles that Mojang’s hit sandbox construction title Minecraft will receive VR support in a forthcoming update.
The post Minecraft Windows 10 Edition gets Oculus Rift support appeared first on Digital Trends.
OnePlus has started sending out an update to its OxygenOS mobile operating system, and the standout new feature is the addition of a manual camera mode for the new OnePlus 2 smartphone.
The post OnePlus 2 gets a manual camera mode with OxygenOS software update appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Chromecast is already one of the best media streaming devices, and it’s about to get a lot better. Google will give it a complete makeover and add new features that will likely make it one of the hottest gifts for the holidays.
The post 2nd-generation Chromecast gets a new look and beefed up specs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Samsung has partnered with Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, known for the Poltrona di Proust armchair and other wacky designs. He will be making a handful of Gear S2 accessories for the launch of the smartwatch.
The post Samsung’s Gear S2 gets a makeover from Italian designer Alessandro Mendini appeared first on Digital Trends.
Deadly Premonition might not be a "good" game, technically speaking, but it's wormed its way into the hearts of a very passionate cult following. With that in mind, this seemingly years-late collector's edition of eccentric Japanese developer Hidet…
Engadget Full RSS Feed
Fallout Shelter is a runaway hit on iOS, and the game is now available on Android along with a massive update. New enemies to kill your Vault Dwellers and a free robot butler are some of the biggest additions.
It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week – just for you.
The post Weekly rewind: Dish and T-Mobile flirt, Windows 10 gets a drop date, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.