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  • OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight

    28 November 2014, 1:31 pm by: Richard Lai

    Poor OnePlus just can't take a break. Just as the company's busy taking care of its Black Friday promotion, its store opening in Beijing and its India launch with Amazon next week, a close partner decided to drop a hurtful bomb. Cyanogen Inc., the maker of…
  • OnePlus' Black Friday deal: you can actually buy the damn phone

    28 November 2014, 8:31 am by: Steve Dent

    OnePlus has just let it be known that you'll finally be able to buy its $299 One phone sans invitation for Black Friday. The "deal" starts today and lasts all weekend, with the 16GB white model up for $299 (€269 in Europe, £229 in the UK) or…
  • Three UK owner considers fighting BT to buy EE or O2

    28 November 2014, 4:22 am by: Matt Brian

    It's no secret that BT is eyeing a return to the mobile market, by way of either EE or O2, but its movement may have come at a cost. According to Reuters, BT's intentions have caught of attention of Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the UK's fourth biggest operator…
  • Slingbox now suggests YouTube videos based on what you're watching

    27 November 2014, 5:42 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    It's getting to the point where when a gadget can't access YouTube it's more noteworthy than one that can. With that in mind, how the venerable Slingbox 500 and Sling TV interact with Google's video empire is pretty damned neat: the platform now uses YouTube…
  • India's Karbonn comes to the UK with an Android One phone, a wing and a prayer

    27 November 2014, 8:30 am by: Jamie Rigg

    Karbonn isn't a company the vast majority of Brits will be familiar with. Since it started out five years ago, the Indian smartphone- and tablet-maker has grown to serve over 40 countries; and today, as part of Karbonn's ongoing expansion into Europe, the…
  • Virgin Media customers can now access the Sky Movies Android app

    27 November 2014, 6:27 am by: Matt Brian

    While Virgin Media customers have been able to access Sky Movies and Sky Sports on their iPhone or iPad for over three months now, Android users have been left twiddling their thumbs. Luckily, that wait is now over, for film fans at least, after a new update…
  • Now Moto 360 owners can buy new bands at will

    27 November 2014, 5:57 am by: Jon Fingas

    Did you rush to get a Moto 360 as soon as possible, only to realize that you were (temporarily) stuck with the band that came attached to your smartwatch? You can now do something about it. Motorola has started selling both leather and metal bands by…
  • 4oD iOS app now supports AirPlay and HDMI mirroring

    27 November 2014, 5:29 am by: Matt Brian

    While Channel 4's 4oD streaming catch-up service will soon get a much-needed revamp, the broadcaster isn't shying away from keeping its current apps updated. In its latest round of iOS improvements, Channel 4 has added support for both HDMI output and Apple's…
  • European Union wants Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' worldwide

    27 November 2014, 3:01 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    The European Union wants Google to extend the range and impact of the "right to be forgotten" measures that passed earlier this year. The proposal would take the current limitation of EU-only domains like those ending in ".fr" and ".co.uk," and open it to…
  • LG GizmoPal wearable lets kids call their parents with one button

    26 November 2014, 10:54 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Even though the wearable space is flooded with a ton of options, most of those are geared toward grown-ups. And, hey, why not let the little ones join the fun too. Earlier this year, LG introduced the KizOn in South Korea, a wearable for children that made it…
  • Twitter will track which apps you use on your phone

    26 November 2014, 3:49 pm by: Jon Fingas

    It's no secret that Twitter has been looking for ways to put more targeted ads in your social feed, but its latest approach may make you uncomfortable if you jealously protect your privacy. The service has revealed that its app will start tracking which apps…
  • OnePlus is opening a retail store in China

    26 November 2014, 1:16 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Still haven't scored an invitation for a OnePlus One, and missed out on the rare public sales? You may want to book a flight to China. OnePlus has revealed its first-ever retail shop, which will officially open in Beijing on December 20th. As you might…
  • US courts hope an old law will help them bypass phone encryption

    26 November 2014, 12:37 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Federal law enforcement might not be having much success pushing for laws that require a security backdoor on your phone, but that doesn't mean it's out of options. Judges (including one who published an opinion on a New York fraud case) have been leaning on…
  • Engadget's Black Friday 2014 roundup

    26 November 2014, 12:00 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Yes, it's once more time for Black Friday -- that beloved (and sometimes dreaded) day when you can brave crowded stores in hopes of scoring deals on gadgets that would otherwise be out of your reach. But who's offering the sweetest bargains? Never fear: we've…
  • Samsung says its ChatOn messaging service is staying put

    26 November 2014, 10:34 am by: Jon Fingas

    Samsung may have shut down some of its services in recent months, but ChatOn? It's not going anywhere. While The Korea Times claimed that Samsung was going to drop its messaging service on a "region-to-region" basis because it wasn't making cash, the company…
  • EE confirms it's also talking to BT about a possible sale

    26 November 2014, 4:08 am by: Matt Brian

    BT surprised many when it confirmed it's currently in talks to buy back mobile operator O2, nearly 10 years after it sold the company to Telefonića. However, the telecoms giant said at the time that it wasn't interested in just one carrier. Rumours suggested…
  • If you've ever wanted a video-based contacts list, now's your chance

    26 November 2014, 12:28 am by: Billy Steele

    Tired of just having static pictures to visually guide you through your contacts list? If so, you're in luck. A new app for iOS brings video updates to said collection of names and numbers so "you can see what all your friends are up to." The software is…
  • BlackBerry offers up to $550 if you ditch your iPhone for a Passport

    25 November 2014, 8:55 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    If the industry based its grades solely on effort, there's no doubt BlackBerry would be among the first top spots. Now, whether or not those efforts are actually effective, well, that's a completely different story. Since its notable decline, the Canadian…
  • TuneIn brings over 100,000 radio stations to your Chromecast

    25 November 2014, 5:39 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Today is a great day to be a Chromecast owner. Joining Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street Go and others, TuneIn is now also making its mobile apps compatible with Google's budget-friendly streaming dongle. Now that TuneIn has added support for…
  • Vine now lets you know when your favorite users post clips

    25 November 2014, 3:32 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you're a Vine aficionado, you probably have a short list of people whose six-second videos you want to see right away -- you may want to marvel at a Zach King illusion or scratch your head at one of Will Sasso's lemon clips, for instance. Well, you won't…
  • Dropbox's Carousel will offer to delete local photos you've backed up

    25 November 2014, 3:03 pm by: Jon Fingas

    The photo backup features in mobile apps like Dropbox's Carousel and Google+ are there partly to take the load off of your phone -- you don't have to keep every shot close at hand. Wouldn't it be nice if the software got rid of local images when they're…
  • Comedy Central bringing 'Key and Peele' and 'South Park' to Chromecast (update)

    25 November 2014, 11:00 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Sure, there are plenty of hilarious videos on YouTube, but even the best parkour-fail clip can't compare to a bang-on episode of South Park or Key and Peele. In that case, your Chromecast is about to get a a few more laughs thanks to the Comedy Central mobile…
  • There are now 3 billion internet users, mostly in rich countries

    25 November 2014, 9:05 am by: Steve Dent

    The UN's International Telecommunication's Union (ITU) has revealed that over 3 billion people are now connected to the internet, an increase of 6.6 percent over last year. The good news is that such access can have a huge impact "for those who are the poorest…
  • Google makes it easy to see every device logged into your account

    25 November 2014, 6:32 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Between your smartphone, desktop at work, tablet, laptop at home and whatever else in between, keeping track of the devices your Google account is signed into can be a hassle. Next time you notice strange activities occurring with one of them, though, you can…
  • FCC orders T-Mobile to stop misleading throttled customers about speeds

    25 November 2014, 4:29 am by: Steve Dent

    Up to now, T-Mobile has been generously unblocking Ookla and other mobile test sites so you could see exactly how much speed you weren't getting when it throttled you. But the FCC has called a halt to that piece of duplicity, forcing the carrier to show true…

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