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Daily News Roundup: T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Inches Closer to Approval

T-Mobile and Sprint have been talking about getting together and making 5G babies since April of last year, and with a preliminary nod from the FCC, it looks like the pair might be getting closer to approval for the merger. FCC chairman Ajit Pai gave his approval for the merger after T-Mobile made significant promises for the growth of 5G in a post-merger world. He claims this will create a “unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster m...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Facebook, Fcc, US, America, Bloomberg, Pandora, United States, Sprint, Facebook Messenger, Usps, Google Glass, Sony, Department Of Justice, Gizmodo


Microsoft and Sony's surprise game streaming alliance is a shocker, and it raises an uncomfortable truth about the cloud wars (MSFT, SNE)

On Thursday, Microsoft and Sony made a joint announcement that they would "e xplore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services."  This partnership came as a big shock: They've been fierce rivals since the first Microsoft Xbox challenged the Sony PlayStation 2 in 2001.  However, it makes a lot of sense: The next big thing in gaming is cloud streaming, and it's difficult and expensive to build a cloud platfor...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Samsung, Trends, Cisco, Walmart, Sony, Steve Ballmer, Aws, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Ray Ozzie


The new Motorola Razr looks tiny when folded, according to this video

We’ve known for a while Motorola is planning on reviving its Razr brand, jumping on the folding phone bandwagon with its own take on the concept that far removed from Huawei or Samsung’s. Though we’ve leaked materials showing what the phone will look like when open, a video posted on Weibo gives us a good look at what the folding mechanism may look like – and how compact the phone will be when closed. You might’ve noticed the text on the screen reads “concept by @WaqarKhanHD,” so it’s not an off...
Tags: Startups, Motorola, Samsung, Huawei, Weibo, Insider, Engadget, Motorola Razr, Plugged


Daily News Roundup: Google Kills the Project to Bring Windows to Chromebooks

Late last year, details surfaced about a new project Google was working on to bring Windows to some Chromebooks. As of now, however, it looks like that’s never going to happen—the project is deprecated. Known as Project Campfire (or “AltOS” in the source code), the goal was to bring a dual-boot setup with Windows to select Chromebooks. As far as we know, it was in testing on the Pixelbook but would have likely shown up on other high-powered Chromebooks as well. When news about Campfire first dr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Instagram, Fcc, Samsung, Federal Communications Commission, Nintendo, Chromebooks, Engadget, University of Washington, Kotaku, Pixelbook, Bluetooth USB Google, Yonhap Samsung, Gizmodo -RSB- Instagram


Samsung allegedly fixing Galaxy Folds with new hinge and screen shield protection

As spotted by Engadget, a report by South Korean news outlet Yonhap News describes how Samsung is fixing the biggest problems with the flexible Galaxy Fold. On Wednesday, Yonhap News reported on how Samsung is currently modifying the Samsung Galaxy design according to an industry official. The report suggests that instead of the protective screen not spanning to the end of the bezel, it will be stretched into the body of the device so that it cannot be peeled off.
Tags: News, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Engadget, Yonhap News


Daily News Roundup: ZombieLoad is the Latest Threat to Intel PCs

Last year saw the release of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, but researchers warned that this pair of flaws was just the start of something bigger. ZombieLoad is the newest vulnerability to leverage a similar type of attack. While there isn’t a lot to say about ZombieLoad that hasn’t already been said, here’s what you need to know. First off, it affects nearly every Intel processor made since 2011. Secondly, since it directly affects the processor, it’s OS agnostic—this flaw is presen...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Microsoft, Disney, Intel, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pixel, Engadget, Baraka, Google Express


Free: Play the Original “Minecraft” in Your Browser

A quick heads up from Engadget: “Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday by making its Classic version easily playable on web browsers. You don't need to download any files to make it work, and you don't have to pay a cent for access. Since Classic was only the second phase in the game's development cycle, its features are pretty limited. You'll only have 32 blocks to work with, most of which are dyed wool, and it's strictly creative mode only. But who needs zombies, skeletons and oth...
Tags: Google, College, Uncategorized, Hayao Miyazaki, Engadget, Facebook Twitter, Shelley Byron Keats


Lenovo Launches HoloLens Competitor

Lenovo is launching a new AR-and-VR system targeted at businesses. It's called ThinkReality, and from the looks and description of the device and platform, it looks like a competitor for Microsoft's HoloLens. Engadget reports: There are two parts to the new ThinkReality system -- the AR headset and a software platform. The ThinkReality A6 is a comfortable 380-gram headset with two fisheye cameras on the front, as well as depth sensors and a 13-megapixel RGB sensor. There's also microphones onboa...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Lenovo, Engadget


Daily News Roundup: Apple’s App Store Monopoly

As of late, Apple has been under fire for its App Store practices. Specifically, the fact that it takes a 30% cut of all app sales, causing developers to raise prices, leaving users no other choice but to pay up. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled iPhone owners could proceed with a suit against Apple for the practice. Since Apple only allows apps to be downloaded directly from its App Store on iOS, the claim is that it has a monopoly over app distribution. It’s an interesting angle because iOS ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Supreme Court, Walmart, Ars Technica, Nice, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Engadget, Microsoft Store, Naturally Apple, CNBC Engadget, Other News Amazon


Lenovo unveils the world’s first ‘foldable PC’ and I’m actually kinda excited

Foldable phones have been all the rage this year, so we shouldn’t perhaps be surprised that someone would up the ante soon. Lenovo showed off its upcoming foldable PC at its Accelerate conference today. The device will fall under its premium Thinkpad X1 line, and will launch next year. The device will have a 13.3-inch 2K OLED display made in partnership with LG, and will be powered by an Intel processor. Right now the company showed off just an early prototype, and we don’t know the full spec sh...
Tags: Startups, Intel, Lg, Lenovo, Insider, Engadget, Plugged


Daily News Roundup: Android Pie Is on 10% of Devices

Google recently updated its Android distribution numbers after six months of silence. Things are looking pretty good—10 percent of all Android devices are now running the latest version, which puts adoption ahead of schedule. It’s no secret that full Android OS updates are slow to roll out to devices beyond a select few like Pixel and Essential, so seeing Pie at 10 percent adoption eight months after release is a bit surprising. For comparison, it took Nougat and Oreo ten months each to hit the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Samsung, Nike, Bloomberg, Roku, Alexa, Engadget, Nougat, Pandora Now


CES unrevokes robotics prize to women's sex toy

Earlier this year, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) gave an award to a sex toy for women called the Osé. Then, in a spectacular PR blunder, it rescinded the award, pointing to a section in the terms and conditions that stated: "entries deemed by CTA in their sole discretion to be immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA's image will be disqualified." After the award was grabbed back, the maker of the Osé issued a statement that read, in part: Putting aside for a mo...
Tags: Post, News, Cta, Ces, Ose, Engadget, Consumer Technology Association CTA, Changing Minds, Jean Foster


Daily News Roundup: The Best Stuff From Google I/O So Far

Google’s yearly developer conference started yesterday, and the keynote was chock-full of announcements, demos, and some utterly mind-blowing tech. From Assistant to Android, here’s some of the best stuff to come out of I/O 2019 so far. Pixel 3a and 3a XL: As expected, Google officially unveiled the long-rumored and more affordable Pixel 3a lineup. Just like the more expensive Pixel 3, it comes in two sizes, the $399 5.6-inch 3a, and the $479 6-inch 3a XL. They’re both very much Pixel phones, w...
Tags: Google, Crafts, EA, Gizmodo, Ryan Reynolds, Chromebooks, Cnet, Pixel, Engadget, Pikachu, Fortnite, PUBG, Focus Mode


Android Q Gets Dark Mode, Live Video Captioning, Better Gestures and More

At its annual I/O developer event, Google announced a bunch of new features available in the latest Android Q beta. Engadget reports: The most obvious new feature is dark mode, which will be released system-wide in Android Q. It's accessible via a toggle switch in the quick settings area and it'll also be activated when you turn on battery saver mode. We just saw a quick screenshot of it, but it looks like it'll apply to any apps you're using regardless of whether they're Google-made or from oth...
Tags: Google, Tech, Engadget


Daily News Update: The Biggest Stories from Microsoft Build 2019

Microsoft’s annual Build conference started yesterday, and per the norm, a bunch of new announcements and cool stuff came with it. Here’s a quick look at some of the best things that we’ve seen so far. Windows 10 is getting a built-in Linux kernel. Probably the most significant announcement yesterday was the announcement of the Windows Subsystem for Linux version 2—WSL 2—which brings a full Linux kernel to Windows. We have all the details if you’re interested. It’s cool. A real command line is ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Mac, Samsung, Amd, Wall Street Journal, Powershell, Engadget, Cray, Pikachu, Chromium Edge Microsoft, Edge for Mac


Daily News Roundup: What to Expect from Google I/O 2019

Google I/O, the company’s yearly tech conference, starts next week. As usual, all the new stuff Google has been working on for the last year will be front and center. Here’s a quick look at what we expect to see. Android Q: Android is routinely a huge talking point at I/O, and this year will be no different. The Q Beta is already available on Pixel devices for developers and curious users to test, but expect to see more of what Google plans for the final builds as I/O progresses next week. Stad...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Crafts, Verizon, Spotify, Yahoo, Mozilla, Nvidia, Mario Kart, Max, Engadget, James Fowler, Robotnik, Jigglypuff, Verizon Verizon, National Museum of Play


Daily News Roundup: Google Gives More Granular Control Over Location Data

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times had a piece about how police are using a Google database called “Sensorvault” to track and find witnesses and suspects. Now, Google is going to offer better control of your location and web data. Up until this point, you had two choices: disable location tracking altogether, or deal with your data being stored in Sensorvault. But soon, Google is going to offer another choice with a new auto-delete option for location history and activity data. The featu...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Nasa, Netflix, New York Times, Dell, Cnet, Neil Armstrong, Dolby Atmos, Engadget, Rocket League, Smithsonian National Air, Chris Zacharias, Psyonix Netflix


Fanduel is now charging inactive users $3 per month for not playing

You expect to lose money gambling, but you don’t really expect to lose it abstaining from gambling. But if you’re Fanduel user who hasn’t made any bets or deposits for two years, the site will now deduct $3 per month until you put some money on the table. You have to play to win, it seems, but not to lose. In an email sent to such lapsed (or perhaps recovering) users, including Engadget’s Richard Lawler, Fanduel wrote: It appears your account has been inactive for over two years, which means you...
Tags: Social, TC, Europe, Entertainment, Sports, Tech, Fanduel, Engadget, Richard Lawler Fanduel


Daily News Roundup: Facebook’s Privacy Shift

Yesterday at the keynote for Facebook’s F8 developer conference, several key Facebook leaders took the stage to announce new additions to the product. But it was CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s statements that deserve the most attention. It’s been a rough couple of years for Facebook. Scandal after scandal, leak after leak, and breach after breach, there hasn’t been a lot going for the network that wasn’t, well, bad. Facebook has compromised user data and broken user trust time and time again—and Zuck sa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Netflix, Canada, Facebook Messenger, Tim Cook, Cnet, Engadget, Zuck, Facebook Scandal, Facebook Portal


Spot.IM raises $25M to help publishers engage with readers

Spot.IM announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series D funding. We’ve written about the company’s commenting platform before, but CEO Nadav Shoval said it’s now building a broader “community platform.” That platform goes beyond commenting and moderation to also include community pages and other ways to highlight and monetize user generated content. Its customers include Hearst, Refinery29, Fox News and our corporate siblings at Engadget and AOL.com. Shoval argued that these tools are...
Tags: Startups, Media, Funding, Tech, Aol, Roman Abramovich, Insight Venture Partners, Spot.im, Nadav Shoval, Engadget, WGI Group, Norma Investments, Shoval, Hearst Refinery29 Fox News, Capital Cerca, Noah Goodhart Jonah Goodhart


Daily News Roundup: Virtual Desktops on Chrome OS are Coming Along Nicely

Virtual Desktops are coming to Chrome OS. The first glimpse of how this is going to work showed up in February, and now there’s a new video of how the feature is progressing. And it looks amazing. As Chromebooks have grown in both feature and popularity, this is a feature that many users have asked for—myself included. Having the option to switch between multiple screen layouts for various tasks seamlessly would dramatically improve workflow on Chrome OS, and the implementation shown in the vid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Motorola, Bloomberg, Netflix, Vodafone, Gizmodo, Huawei, Chromebooks, Justice Department, Alexa, Anki, Engadget, Energizer, VUDU


Daily News Roundup: New Chrome for Android Attack Spoofs the Omnibox

There’s a new Chrome attack on the horizon, and man, it’s a doozy. Dubbed the “Inception Bar” by the finder, it replicates Chrome’s Omnibox, essentially giving attackers the potential to take control of Chrome completely. Found by developer James Fisher, the Inception Bar is an incredibly clever phishing attack that leverages the fact that Chrome for Android hides the Omnibox—that’s what the address bar on Chrome is called—as you scroll. Once you scroll down the page a bit, the Omnibox is hidde...
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Google, Crafts, Facebook, Spotify, Washington Post, Intel, App Store, Qualcomm, Zuckerberg, Phil Schiller, Nubia, McDonald, Engadget, Fisher


Samsung is dreaming up a phone with a wraparound display after the Galaxy Fold disaster — and it could be perfect for translation

Samsung has secured patent approval for a new kind of wraparound phone display, as first spotted by Lets Go Digital. The display would continuously encompass the phone's front and rear, as well as its top edge. This comes after Samsung's upcoming folding phone the Galaxy Fold was delayed due to review units breaking after just two days of use. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the middle of the furore about its folding phone, Samsung has quietly gained patent approval for...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Vivo, Engadget, Samsung Motorola, WIPO World Intellectual Property Office, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold


Daily News Roundup: Free One-Day Shipping from Amazon

One of the most significant benefits of Amazon Prime has long been the free two-day shipping on almost everything. But that time may be coming to an end—Amazon is talking about transitioning to free one-day shipping. Oh yeah. In a call to investors yesterday, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said the company is working on setting the Prime shipping default to one-day. He said that they have been “working on evolving the Prime shipping program” with one-day shipping, going on to say that they’ll “be bu...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Disney, Samsung, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Comcast, Usps, Xiaomi, Sony, Thanos, Hulu, Cnbc, Engadget


Daily News Roundup: AT&T Says 5G’s Pricing Structure Will Be Similar to Home Internet

Right now, when you pay for a cellular plan, you typically get what you get when it comes to speed. AT&T says that 5G is going to change that, allowing users to pay more for faster speeds. This sort of structure isn’t outside of anything we’re used to—that’s exactly how it has worked for home broadband for years. If you can handle 50 Mbps down, then you can save money. But if you want 200 Mbps or more, then you can shell out the funds to pay for that. It’s the way of the world. But generally sp...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Nintendo, Gizmodo, Qualcomm, Cnet, Engadget, Stephenson, Zuck, HONG KONG SINGAPORE, Idaho Potato Commission, Peloton


Daily News Update: Galaxy Folded

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Samsung—the first Galaxy Fold hands-on posts looked promising, but then review units started breaking. Now, the company has canceled launch events in China and delayed the Fold’s release indefinitely. Ouch. The Fold, which went on sale to customers last week, was slated to be released just three days from now, on April 26th. But with all the display issues on review units, Samsung is pushing back the launch. It a statement, it confirmed that it would announ...
Tags: Crafts, Asus, China, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint, Lightroom, Bing Maps, Engadget


Daily News Roundup: Your Passwords Are Probably Trash

Recently, the UK’s National Cyber Security Center paired up with Have I Been Pwned?’s Troy Hunt to conduct a survey that analyzed passwords of accounts that had been breached. Turns out that most users (still) suck at using strong passwords. The top passwords found in the study? “123456,” followed by “123456789.” Other brilliant things, like “qwerty,” “password,” and “111111” rounded out the top five spots, with “123345678,” “abc123,” and “password1” all finding spots in the top 10. People’s na...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Facebook, UK, China, Samsung, Netflix, Austria, Reuters, American Medical Association, Engadget, Troy Hunt, Android Police, JC Penny, Gamespot


Samsung has reportedly delayed the launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone after the screens on some review units broke

  Samsung has postponed its launch of its Galaxy Fold, according to The Wall Street Journal. The setback comes after several reviewers reported that the screens on their loaner units had broken after two days of use. Samsung has not publicly said that it has any plans to delay the phone's launch.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Samsung has delayed the launch of its Galaxy Fold, according to The Wall Street Journal. The postponement comes after a small number of reviewers ...
Tags: US, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Huawei, Journal, Engadget, Huawei China, AT T T Mobile Best, Sam Mobile, Galaxy Fold in China Samsung


Post Foldgate, Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch in China (Update: US too)

Samsung has postponed the launch events for its $2,000 Galaxy Fold smartphone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to reports by SamMobile and Engadget. The press events were originally scheduled for April 23 and 24. The company hasn’t announced revised dates as yet. While no reasons have been provided for the Hong Kong delay, Engadget, quoting National Business Daily, is reporting that the South Korean chaebol has cancelled the Shanghai event citing issues with the venue. The Galaxy Fold, one o...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, China, US, Samsung, Shanghai, Engadget, SamMobile, Plugged, National Business Daily


Post Foldgate, Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch in China

Samsung has reportedly postponed the launch events for its $2,000 Galaxy Fold smartphone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to reports by SamMobile and Engadget. The press events were originally scheduled for April 23 and 24. The company hasn’t announced revised dates as yet. While no reasons have been provided for the Hong Kong delay, Engadget, quoting National Business Daily, is reporting that the South Korean chaebol has cancelled the Shanghai event citing issues with the venue. The Galaxy ...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, China, Samsung, Shanghai, Engadget, SamMobile, Plugged, National Business Daily