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MLB's At Bat app now plays highlight videos on your lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple has expanded its devices' 3D touch applications from gimmicky afterthoughts to quick feature accessibility. It's also opened up what kind of interactions are possible from the lock screen. Some savvy developers have already combined the two, like those working on MLB's official At Bat app. Show More Summary

Galaxy Note 7 finally goes on sale in Europe on October 28th

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was originally set to go on sale in Europe on September 2nd, but on that very day the launch was pulled and a global recall issued on account of their tendency to explode without warning. This made the regional...Show More Summary

DJI's Mavic Pro takes on GoPro's Karma with smart features

Between Oakland and San Francisco in the center of the Bay Bridge lies the 400-acre man-made Treasure Island. It's here that DJI let Engadget fly its compact Mavic Pro drone. It's DJI's first fold-up flying machine -- arriving barely a week after GoPro announced the Karma -- and it continues the company's commitment to keeping cameras in the sky. Source: DJI

Ofcom wants your help mapping Britain's mobile networks

Ofcom already has a handy online tool for checking mobile and broadband coverage across the UK, but sometimes the bigger picture can hide the little differences. In addition to the regulator's own data and that supplied by providers, Ofcom wants to build a more detailed map of mobile network and WiFi performance using crowdsourced, user data. Show More Summary

Sainsbury's expands one-hour deliveries in London

Sainsbury's will begin quietly bowing out of the digital entertainment game next month, shutting down its video streaming service and music, e-book and magazine stores. But while the supermarket is admitting defeat in one area, it's doubling efforts in another. Show More Summary

Hive takes on Hue with colour-changing light bulbs

In its bid to kit out Britain's homes with tech-centric appliances, British Gas' Hive has launched a wide range of internet-ready products. There's the all-important smart thermostat, plugs, home sensors and, more recently, Hive Active Lights. Show More Summary

Xiaomi's Mi 5s hides a fingerprint reader under its glass

We were already big fans of Xiaomi's Mi 5 flagship smartphone, so it's only natural for the Chinese company to build on this model's success by bringing us the Mi 5s. It should be no surprise that this dual-SIM device -- which has ditched...Show More Summary

OnePlus 3 gets its first UK carrier partnership in O2

Over the past few years, OnePlus has made a name for itself by releasing powerful flagship smartphones at lower-than-expected prices. The unlocked model lets people buy their devices outright, enabling them to get a better deal on a SIM-only contract. Show More Summary

Google Pixel render shows off its software tweaks

Along with its leak of the 4K Chromecast earlier today, VentureBeat is showing off this picture that it says is of Google's upcoming Pixel phone. Along with the larger Pixel XL, it's expected to be the successor to previous Nexus devices, with a 5-inch 1080p screen and 32GB of storage onboard. Show More Summary

Google's Android/Chrome laptop may be a year away

We've long heard rumors that Google may be merging its Chrome and Android operating systems into a laptop platform, and we're now getting more substantive reports that point to a Q3 2017 time frame for the hybrid OS. According to Android...Show More Summary

Run fast enough and Strava will give you free sneakers

Strava is one of the few fitness apps that hasn't been bought by a sportswear company. Maybe that's why it's happy handing out footwear to anyone who can complete its "Back Half Challenge." The competition runs between October 9th and December 6th and is open to anyone looking to run a marathon. Show More Summary

Trump's nationwide Snapchat filter snipes at 'Crooked Hillary'

Social networks have become an extremely important medium for getting younger generations engaged in politics, but they are also proving to be the perfect forum for playground tactics. Snapchat's location-based geofilters are particularly...Show More Summary

Chromebooks now have an easy time running Android apps

You no longer have to be an early adopter to run Android apps on a Chromebook. Google has released a stable version of Chrome OS that includes Google Play Store access in beta, giving you the opportunity to run mobile apps on top of your usual web access. Show More Summary

iOS 10.0.2 update fixes bugs in headphones, Photos

Even if you've already updated to iOS 10, Apple has released its first official update for its mobile/TV operating system. Bugs that could shut down the Photos app when turning on iCloud Photo Library and disable app extensions have ben smushed, but folks with the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus may want it for another reason. Via: 9to5Mac, MacRumors Source: Apple

Google Hangouts adds emoticon shortcuts for easy table-flipping

The latest version of Google Hangouts for Android adds something clever to your chatting experience: 20 new hidden emoticon shortcuts so you can properly express all those shruggie feelings and table-flipping rage moments. Less exciting...Show More Summary

Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s can be charged to 80 percent (updated)

If you've failed to heed the warnings of Samsung and government regulators, it looks like you can now charge those recalled Note 7 batteries to 80 percent. The phones were recalled globally earlier this month following reports of exploding...Show More Summary

Uber brings safety selfies to the US

Uber's security chief is worried about safety on Uber rides, specifically about making sure that your driver is who they say they are. That's why Joe Sullivan has announced that the firm is bringing its Real-Time ID Check to the US so that he can be sure your Uber driver is legit. Show More Summary

Brits, say Allo to Google's new messaging app

You might think that between your family thread on Facebook Messenger, your various friend groups on WhatsApp, and the trusted text a few acquaintances still insist on using, you've got all possible lines of communication covered. But spare a thought for Allo, Google's latest attempt to be more than just a fringe player in messaging. Show More Summary

Samsung already exchanged half of recalled Galaxy Note 7s

A lot of Note 7 owners don't have to sleep with one eye open anymore, according to Samsung's latest press release. The company says it has already exchanged half of the Galaxy Note 7s sold in the US that had been turned in through its voluntary recall program. Show More Summary

Google opens Daydream VR platform to developers

From its debut at Google I/O, Daydream seemed like a much more ambitious smartphone-based VR software platform than the earlier Cardboard system. The countdown clock for the former's public release began after a Bloomberg article back in August hinted at its imminent launch. Show More Summary

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