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  • Facebook-owned WhatsApp reaches 900 million monthly active users

    4 September 2015, 1:25 am by: Mariella Moon

    WhatsApp has grown tremendously from the time Facebook acquired it in 2014 for $19 billion. The messaging app's founder, Jan Koum, has just announced on Facebook that the service has reached 900 million monthly active users (MAU). That means it has gained 100…
  • Mozilla is ready to test Firefox on iOS, but only in New Zealand

    3 September 2015, 8:07 pm by: Richard Lawler

    iPhone and iPads owners looking for a browser alternative are one step closer to seeing Mozilla's option on their devices, but right now a "preview" of the app is only available in New Zealand. In a blog post it says this limitation is so it can gather…
  • DOJ's new Stingray rules: feds need a warrant to track phones

    3 September 2015, 7:02 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Over the last few years, we've learned that US law enforcement agencies not only regularly use "Stingray" devices to locate suspects by their cellphones, but go to great lengths to hide this activity. After extensive reporting on the subject, the Department of…
  • T-Mobile lets you dial up a video chat just like a regular call

    3 September 2015, 1:39 pm by: Steve Dent

    T-Mobile has launched a video calling feature that you can access straight from your smartphone's stock phone dialer. With T-Mobile Video Calling, "there's no need to search out, download, configure and register additional apps," said CTO Neville Ray. It…
  • Samsung finally has an elegant smartwatch in the Gear S2

    3 September 2015, 1:00 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Few companies have churned out as many different smartwatches as Samsung, so it's little surprise the company is showing off a new one — the Gear S2 — at IFA. What is a surprise, though, is how much more elegant, more polished the S2 feels compared to just…
  • Skype 6.0 brings revamped design to both iOS and Android

    3 September 2015, 12:12 pm by: Steve Dent

    Skype users have ridden a rollercoaster of different designs over the years, and the latest version promises yet more change. Version 6.0 has been completely redesigned for both iOS and Android apps, which are now in lockstep with each other. For Google's…
  • Withings unveils a sleep-savvy clock and more Android support

    3 September 2015, 12:00 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Like the idea of Withings' Aura improving your sleep cycles, but don't need a $300 gadget tracking every last nuance of your slumber? You're in luck. Withings is rolling out a lower-cost device, the $190 Connected Alarm Clock, that keeps the sleep-regulating…
  • The latest Nook is based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2

    3 September 2015, 10:41 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Barnes & Noble's partnership with Samsung continues with the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook. And, as you've probably guessed, it's simply Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Tab S2 jam-packed with Nook apps. The 8-inch tablet hits Barnes & Noble stores today for $400,…
  • Why the ants in this video kept crawling around an iPhone

    3 September 2015, 6:58 am by: Mariella Moon

    Okay, what we're seeing here (probably) isn't a bizarre ant ritual passed down from generation to generation, hailing the iPhone as their new queen and overlord. The video's description on YouTube claims the insects acted that way, because they were affected…
  • Sony Xperia Z5 UK pricing: that 4K display will cost you £699

    3 September 2015, 6:20 am by: Matt Brian

    With its mobile division not enjoying much success over the past couple of years, Sony knew it needed to wow consumers with its latest round of Xperia smartphones. Yesterday, the company hoped to do exactly that by unveiling the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact…
  • Watch Samsung's IFA 2015 press event here!

    3 September 2015, 4:00 am by: Mat Smith

    Samsung presumably has spilled the beans on its new Galaxy Note phones already. And it has a new smartwatch. And a new tablet. But there's a hall full of baying tech journalists. We're sure Samsung has more to tell us. You can watch it all go down right here.…
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is twice as friendly to your battery

    2 September 2015, 4:12 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Qualcomm is clearly bent on drumming up hype for its Snapdragon 820 chip by drip-feeding facts, but its latest revelation is a big one. The company has revealed that the Kryo CPU at the heart of the chip is up to twice as power-efficient as the Snapdragon 810,…
  • Lenovo's Yoga Tab 3 Pro can project a 70-inch image on your wall

    2 September 2015, 3:00 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    Lenovo is doubling down on pico-projector-equipped tablets with the new Yoga Tab 3 Pro, which can spit out a 70-inch image. That's a pretty decent step up from its predecessor's 50-inch projector. Otherwise, though, the new Android tablet is just a further…
  • Moto X Pure Edition review: the third time really is the charm

    2 September 2015, 3:00 pm by: Chris Velazco

    The Moto X line is a smartphone that's always been dancing around greatness. The first one was a lovely, underpowered experiment in smartphone customization and thoughtfulness. The second added some much-needed Moto Maker style and some more powerful silicon.…
  • The new Moto 360 comes in two sizes, ships later this month for $299

    2 September 2015, 3:00 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Samsung and LG might have been first to market with Android Wear smartwatches, but the Moto 360 was the first that really got people excited. Now, after innumerable leaks, Motorola's finally ready to talk about the sequel it's been working on behind closed…
  • Lenovo's Phab Plus is a phablet because of course it is

    2 September 2015, 3:00 pm by: Nathan Ingraham

    "Phablet" may be a horrible word, but it was a pretty accurate descriptor when Samsung launched its then-massive Galaxy Note way back in 2011. Since then, it's become difficult to find a premium smartphone that doesn't have a screen measuring well over five…
  • At last, Motorola reveals a Moto 360 you can take to the gym

    2 September 2015, 3:00 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Let's be real: As pretty as the new Moto 360 is, it definitely isn't ready for the gym. That's where the new Moto 360 Sport comes into play. The company hasn't said anything about price or when we'll be able to take these things out for a torturous run --…
  • Android's Google Now redesign helps make sense of your info

    2 September 2015, 1:37 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google didn't just unveil a redesigned logo -- it also gave Android's Google Now a welcome refresh. Grab the updated Google app for Android and you'll see that the once colorful info cards are both subtler and organized into clearly market categories, such as…
  • Sony's Xperia Z5 family includes the world's first 4K smartphone

    2 September 2015, 10:45 am by: Aaron Souppouris

    To say that Sony's mobile division has had a tough time lately would be an understatement. As the company puts out half-hearted efforts like the Z3 and Z3+, sales have been dropping steadily. We're now at the point where Sony is losing more than $1 million per…
  • Tranquil snowboarding game 'Alto's Adventure' is coming to Android

    2 September 2015, 10:21 am by: Nathan Ingraham

    There are basically no downsides to using Android anymore, but one of the few remaining bummers is that most great mobile games hit the iPhone first. That was the case with the wonderfully tranquil and beautiful snowboarding game Alto's Adventure that came out…
  • Here's how to watch Sony's IFA 2015 press event

    2 September 2015, 9:45 am by: Edgar Alvarez

    Sony is taking over IFA 2015 for the next hour or so. Based on recent leaks and rumors, the Japanese company is expected to announce a new smartphone -- but it could more than one. Aside from that, Sony will likely also introduce other type of devices, as well…
  • Stephen Colbert is the latest celebrity to guide you on Waze

    2 September 2015, 9:24 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Stephen Colbert is going from talking about tech to getting involved with it. He's joining the ranks of comedian Kevin Hart and former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger as a celebrity voice for Waze, the crowd-sourced mobile GPS app. Based on the video below,…
  • The Mate S is Huawei's answer to the iPhone 6 Plus

    2 September 2015, 9:02 am by: Joseph Volpe

    Today at its IFA 2015 press event, Huawei unveiled the Mate S, a follow-up to last year's fingerprint sensor-enabled Ascend Mate 7. The device, which has now shrunk in size from six inches to a more manageable 5.5 inches, is a refresh that borrows the…
  • Moto X Play review: an unexciting phone with a huge battery

    2 September 2015, 8:30 am by: Aaron Souppouris

    The Moto X Play occupies a strange space in the company's 2015 lineup. It's an affordable, mid-range handset that does a decent job of keeping pace with the flagships. But at £249 ($382 including the UK's 20 percent sales tax), it's not that much more…
  • Here's how to watch Huawei's IFA 2015 press event

    2 September 2015, 8:00 am by: Engadget staff

    Not everyone has the luxury of jetting off to Berlin, Germany to see the latest whizzbang gadgets to hail from IFA. But the next best to actually being there is watching a livestream from the comfort of your own home. So tune into Huawei's IFA mini site or its…

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