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

2 hours 49 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

7 hours 54 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

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

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 FDA approval for ECG feature

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...

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

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...

Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, starting on Apple TV

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

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...

IKEA will start selling its Sonos-powered smart speakers in August

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:43pm
IKEA and Sonos have been working together on audio devices for some time, and this year, we'll start to see the fruits of that labor. Following the release of its smart window blinds in April, the Swedish retail giant will start selling Sonos-powered...

Facebook might be facing a hefty fine from the FTC

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:13pm
Since reports revealed last March that Facebook had allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of 87 million of its users, there's been a fair amount of fallout. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned during multiple Congressional hea...

Spotify's in-car music player may go on sale this year

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 1:45pm
Spotify's rumored in-car music device appears to be taking shape. Financial Times sources claim the service plans to launch the in-car player sometime later in 2019 for roughly $100. There are more details as to how it would work, too. While the e...

Amazon made a vest to keep robots from pummeling humans

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 1:24pm
Amazon is using an electric vest to help improve worker safety when dealing with automated systems and robots inside its warehouses, according to a report from TechCrunch. The Robotic Tech Vest, which is really just a pair of suspenders connected to...

Facebook’s simplified Messenger app interface is rolling out to users

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:55pm
Facebook teased a Messenger redesign at its F8 conference back in May and then started slowly rolling out the simpler interface last October. Now, The Verge reports, the redesign is becoming available more widely, with both the App Store and Google P...

What does Google get out of buying Fossil’s smartwatch tech?

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:30pm
Yesterday, Google announced that it would be paying $40 million for intellectual property related to smartwatches from one of its closest partners: Fossil Group. As part of the deal, a portion of Fossil's own R&D workers who were supporting that...

'Mortal Kombat 11' hype begins with an ultraviolent gameplay exhibition

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:15pm
The Mortal Kombat 11 teaser trailer NetherRealm released last month suggested the next installment in the fighting game series was going to be brutality incarnate. And yesterday, the first actual gameplay reveal konfirmed as much (sorry, not sorry)....

The best touchscreen winter gloves

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm
By Nick Guy and Kaitlyn Wells This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full touchscreen winter gl...

The latest Stylophone is much more than a tiny toy synth

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:30am
The Stylophone line of tiny analog synths has been around for decades. The greats like Bowie and Kraftwerk have used them on iconic tracks, so they're not just limited to hobbyist use. At NAMM this week, Dubreq unveiled the latest, and the most power...

Teenage Engineering is making modular synths for the masses

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:00am
Modular synths are all the rage right now. And it's not just the usual players either. Korg and Stylophone recently dipped their toes in the modular world. And now Teenage Engineering is getting on the bandwagon. The company is best known for its por...

Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 Mobile this year

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:40am
Microsoft is winding down support for Windows 10 Mobile. The company will stop releasing security and software updates on December 10th, and it will end technical support for the devices on that date.

NBA refs will return to Twitter to answer fans' questions

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:15am
Last year during the NBA finals, some of the league's refs took to Twitter in order to discuss calls made during a game and answer fans' questions. Feedback was positive, ESPN reports. Positive enough for the NBA and the National Basketball Referees...