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ActionDash brings 'digital well being' tracking to more Android phones

Engadget - 1 hour 54 min ago
Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much you're using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Google's app only works wit...

Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants

Engadget - 6 hours 59 min ago
Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsung's Galaxy S10, and now he's tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, you're apparently looking at the...

DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks after midterms

Engadget - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:30pm
The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last year's midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr...

Netflix or Hulu: Which Fyre Festival documentary you should watch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:17pm
Get a healthy dose of internet schadenfreude with competing Hulu and Netflix documentaries on the doomed music festival.

Super Bowl 2019: How to watch online, start time and much more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:51pm
Find out how you can live stream Super Bowl LIII for free.

Netflix is reviving 'Unsolved Mysteries' with 'Stranger Things' producer

Engadget - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:49pm
Netflix is continuing its string of reboots by reviving Unsolved Mysteries, according to a report from Deadline. The streaming service is giving the greenlight to a 12-episode run of the true-crime and paranormal activity show. Shawn Levy, the execut...

Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets limited ECG clearance from FDA - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:23pm
Verily, part of Google's parent company, is using the watch in studies on cardiovascular health.

Qualcomm didn't have all the license negotiating power, exec testifies - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:04pm
And the company never stopped supplying chips to companies during disputes, Qualcomm's Fabian Gonell says.

Insignia Fire TV for $150: All-in-one 39-inch streaming TV is a scorching deal - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:45pm
Plus: Three cheap T-shirts I love and a sweet deal on a huge library of documentaries.

Facebook is building a meme hub called LOL to attract teens - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:42pm
The social network says the concept is still in the early stages.

Qualcomm wouldn't release modems as often without Apple's business - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:20pm
Apple is the only smartphone company that buys a standalone modem, CTO James Thompson testified in the FTC case Friday.

Alphabet's Verily health watch gets FDA approval for ECG feature

Engadget - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:07pm
Verily announced a health watch in 2017 aimed at unearthing insights into medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD. One of the focus areas for Alphabet's health division and its prescription-only Study Watch is cardiovascular health, a...

Bird Box got Netflix to spill viewership numbers and now it can't stop - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:26pm
Netflix gets to throw shade at regular media companies and woo big-name talent, all in one move.

Walmart's rumored streaming service isn't going to happen, says report - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:19pm
The retail giant will focus on its Vudu division instead, says CNBC.

Facebook's latest attempt to court teens is a 'cringey' meme library

Engadget - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:16pm
Facebook is once again trying to court the kids, this time with a meme-filled app called LOL. Facebook confirmed the existence of the LOL to TechCrunch. The app, which offers an endless feed of videos clips and GIFs, features content pulled from the...

Microsoft says move to Android, iOS as Windows 10 Mobile support ends - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:54pm
Users of Windows 10 Mobile won't be able to get security updates after Dec. 10.

Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, starting on Apple TV

Engadget - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:45pm
Sling TV is introducing an arguably overdue feature for insatiable viewers: personalized recommendations. As of January 17th, Apple TV users will receive custom-tailored suggestions for live and on-demand programs, whether it's a channel, a movie or...

Nissan concept van includes an all-electric carpentry shop

Engadget - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:14pm
Nissan doesn't just think electric power should be reserved for the motors in its cars -- it should also apply to what you do in the back of those cars. Its newly unveiled NV300 Concept-van includes a mobile workshop (in this case, for woodworking) t...

Roadshow Asks: Do you like the 2020 Toyota Supra? - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:00pm
Toyota's legendary Supra is back after a 20-year hiatus. What’s your opinion: Love? Hate? Somewhere in between?

Facebook could face record fine from US regulators, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:44pm
The fine hasn't been finalized but is expected to be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the Federal Trade Commission imposed on Google in 2012, according to The Washington Post.