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  • AT&T and Verizon are upping bandwidth on select data plans

    31 October 2014, 11:10 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    These days we could all use a little more mobile bandwidth, and the folks at AT&T and Verizon are giving us some. Let's break it down, shall we? If you're on an AT&T single-line plan or have two to three devices, the company is now offering 3GB of data as…
  • Lumera lets you post high-res snapshots on Instagram with one click

    31 October 2014, 8:43 pm by: Mariella Moon

    You are done (DONE!) taking selfies with a phone like some plebeian -- you only take DSLR selfies now, even though it's a pain transferring photos using a camera without built-in WiFi. A camera attachment called Lumera wants to solve that problem by giving you…
  • Engadget Daily: Samsung's all-metal phone, a Wii U eulogy and more!

    31 October 2014, 6:58 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    A lot can happen between the time and the sun rises and sets -- especially in the future we live in. So, what's new 'round these parts? Well, Samsung debuted super thin, all-metal smartphones; our Joseph Volpe penned a eulogy for Nintendo's Wii U and our Sean…
  • Not really into the iPhone 6? Sprint lets you rent the Galaxy S5, too

    31 October 2014, 1:42 pm by: Billy Steele

    If you prefer to carry Samsung's most recent handset instead of that newfangled iPhone 6, Sprint is now offering the Android option for lease. Until now, the carrier allowed customers to rent Apple's phone for $20 a month for two years. After that, you can…
  • Sky could soon launch its own mobile network with help from Vodafone

    31 October 2014, 1:40 pm by: Jamie Rigg

    When BT finally gets round to launching its own-brand mobile network running on EE's 4G infrastructure, it'll join Virgin Media and TalkTalk as a provider of all four main telecoms services: TV, internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile. This would leave Sky…
  • Starbucks' new app will let you skip the line and sort delivery

    31 October 2014, 12:01 pm by: Billy Steele

    Love your morning coffee break, but hate having to wait in line amongst the masses? Well, Starbucks will allow you to skip the line entirely with its new app. Just place your order via that trusty smartphone, and you'll be able to walk in and pick it up. Of…
  • Amazon will develop Fire phone sequels despite the first's failures

    31 October 2014, 8:16 am by: Mariella Moon

    Amazon's Fire phone has been doing so badly on the market, that the company took a $170 million hit in the third quarter of 2014 and is currently sitting on $83 million worth of unsold devices. But even all those millions aren't enough to make the retailer…
  • Sony loses a little less money thanks to the PlayStation 4 (update)

    31 October 2014, 3:48 am by: Steve Dent

    If you're rooting for Sony to pull through recent tough times, it's still a cliffhanger, according to its latest earnings report. On the plus side, PS4 sales have been stellar, up 83 percent over last year at 310 billion yen ($2.8 billion). The good news drops…
  • Google Wallet now alerts you when your balance is low

    31 October 2014, 1:28 am by: Mariella Moon

    You can't exactly use Google Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you'll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick the amount and the…
  • Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

    30 October 2014, 10:37 pm by: Mat Smith

    A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung's "thinnest smartphone to date" and yet, this isn't a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween - or not related at all - the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet more smartphones from…
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google

    30 October 2014, 8:02 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Just about a year ago we learned Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android ("the definition of open") to working with robots, like the ones from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, but tonight reports indicate he is leaving the company entirely. The…
  • Warblr can identify that bird just by hearing its song

    30 October 2014, 7:17 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Technology can be pretty wonderful sometimes. Case in point: Warblr, an app that uses sound recognition tech and your phone's GPS signal to identify birdsongs. The application first pinpoints where you are (it'll debut in the United Kingdom), and narrows the…
  • Don't call Timex's Ironman One GPS+ a 'smartwatch' (hands-on)

    30 October 2014, 4:26 pm by: Ben Gilbert

    The last time we thought about Timex, we were still using landlines and adjusting the tracking on the VCR so that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze would display properly. Remember "Indiglo"? That's still a thing, apparently! Anyway,…
  • I typed my entire BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's tiny keyboard

    30 October 2014, 3:45 pm by: Brad Molen

    Apparently I'm a masochist.…
  • Tell us how you really feel about the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4

    30 October 2014, 3:15 pm by: Kris Naudus

    Sure, smartphones have been getting larger and larger every year. And for those who really want to go big, large-screen "phablet" Android phones have risen to fill the demand. But iPhone users who wanted a larger screen have always been left wanting -- until…
  • TalkTalk to join the exclusive 'quad-play' club... sort of

    30 October 2014, 2:43 pm by: Jamie Rigg

    Earlier this year, Virgin Media became the UK's first 'quad-play' provider, meaning it began offering one-bill bundles that include all four of its services: mobile, landline, broadband and TV. Soon enough, however, TalkTalk will be joining Virgin Media in the…
  • Get ready to start seeing video ads in your Instagram feed

    30 October 2014, 12:28 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    If people weren't too happy with the first batch of sponsored posts by Instagram, those temper tantrums might reach a new level soon. According to Adweek, the Facebook-owned imaging service is now rolling out video ads to users' feeds, having been quietly…
  • IRL: The OnePlus One is everything my iPhone wasn't

    30 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: John Colucci

    After last month's iPhone event, I was disappointed -- I realized the iPhone 6 and its "Plus" sibling were still catching up to Android in a lot of ways. Regardless, the devoted iPhone fan in me still pre-ordered an iPhone 6 a few days later, in the wee hours…
  • Samsung's 3G-ready Gear S watch reaches the US November 7th

    30 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Jon Fingas

    Itching to strap Samsung's 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch on your wrist? If you're in the US, you'll only have to wait one more week. The cellular-capable timepiece is now officially slated to reach American stores on November 7th, including Best Buy, AT&T,…
  • Google makes Play Books more student friendly

    30 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Mariella Moon

    Google's latest Play Books update for Android makes the app a lot easier to use for reading non-fiction e-books. See, Play Books is perfect if you're just reading something from cover to cover. But if you're using it to read text or reference books for school,…
  • Any.do adds collaboration, sharing features to its to-do app

    30 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Edgar Alvarez

    Productivity-focused app Any.do, which is available on iOS, Android and the web, has gained popularity largely because, well, it helps people get things done. But, with households and businesses being about more than just one particular user, the to-do…
  • EE flips the switch on its faster 4G network in London

    30 October 2014, 7:35 am by: Jamie Rigg

    EE's been conducting closed trials of LTE-Advanced technology since last year, so imagine the red faces when Vodafone reported earlier this month that its own faster 4G network was about to go live in three cities. EE's now being forced to play catch-up, but…
  • Flipboard gets a makeover and thousands of new topics

    30 October 2014, 7:25 am by: Mariella Moon

    The folks at Flipboard must have been crazy busy these past months: the company has just unleashed a huge update for its iOS and Android apps, a few weeks after finally releasing an app for Windows Phone. This update gives the digital magazine/social network…
  • 'OK Google' voice commands bound for even more third-party apps

    30 October 2014, 1:01 am by: Mariella Moon

    Google wants even third-party Android apps to be able to do searches using "Ok, Google" voice commands, so it's now making it easier for developers to integrate the feature. Now, all devs have to do is add a few lines of code to their AndroidManifest.xml --…
  • Xiaomi may now be the third-biggest smartphone maker in world

    29 October 2014, 10:56 pm by: Mat Smith

    Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing only Samsung and Apple. Its shipments…

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