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iScout HUD helps drivers with directions and blind spots

With no standouts on the market, heads-up displays (HUDs) for cars never really caught on. For instance, Garmin's unit is proprietary, Hudway's concept is cool but simplistic and Navdy is already a year late and still hasn't shipped....Show More Summary

Three's mobile ad-blocking trial starts today

Three is trialling network-level ad-blocking in the UK today. The experiment, which is sure to put advertisers and publishers on edge, will affect a small number of Three customers that were approached beforehand. It's been described as a "technology test" for Shine, an ad-blocking specialist that Three has recruited to explore the idea. Source: Three

OnePlus X series is no more, says CEO

While it's common practice for smartphone makers to offer two or three product lines to cover all the bases, OnePlus has recently decided to go from two to one. At the OnePlus 3 launch event in Shenzhen today, CEO Pete Lau confirmed that his company's more affordable offering, the OnePlus X, will not have a followup model. Show More Summary

New app lets anyone spot and help migrant boats in distress

If you've ever wished you could do more to help migrants, but don't have the wherewithal to join a humanitarian group, a new app could do the trick. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)'s I Sea iOS app lets you scour satellite images to spot refugee boats in trouble and alert rescue teams to their location. Via: Mashable Source: I Sea

Facebook adds SMS to Messenger for Android

A few months ago, Facebook was reported to be testing SMS integration in its Messenger app for Android. Now, that feature is officially live. It's entirely optional, so you'll need to enable it. To do so, head over to Settings in the...Show More Summary

OnePlus 3 review: The best phone you can get for $399

OnePlus has been trying to craft a full-blown, "flagship killer" of a smartphone since day one, but how successful it's been is up for debate. From my perch, the company's first phone proved that a relatively unknown startup could build a high-caliber handset and a die-hard fanbase around it. Show More Summary

Engadget giveaway: Win a Get Together speaker from House of Marley!

This week's giveaway comes just in time for summer, so you can kick up your feet and pump up the jams. The House of Marley has been carrying the legendary Bob Marley's legacy forward with its line of audio products crafted from a variety of sustainable and recycled materials. Show More Summary

Vodafone enters flagship territory with the Smart Platinum 7

When mobile providers make own-brand devices, they stick to a pretty strict set of unwritten principles. While many customers will want the best that Apple, Samsung, HTC and other big names have to offer, homegrown handsets are for everyone else. Show More Summary

Travelex's Supercard lets Brits spend money abroad without fees

Back in April 2015, foreign exchange company Travelex attempted to change the way Britons spend money abroad with the launch of the Supercard. Operating as a pre-paid Visa card that didn't need topping up, the prototype allowed a limited...Show More Summary

Apple's new file system revolves around encryption

One of Apple's quietest announcements at WWDC might also be its most important. The company has introduced a brand new file system, simply called Apple File System (APFS) that makes security its centerpiece. It offers a unified encryption method for virtually every device Apple makes, ranging from the Apple Watch to the Mac. Show More Summary

Apple will let you delete stock iOS apps

Apple might have a nice surprise for folks who aren't that fond of native iOS apps. MacRumors has spotted stock applications available for download on iTunes, including Mail, Stocks, Notes, Maps, Calendar, Contacts and even iTunes itself. Show More Summary

Apple's iOS 10 is all about expanded 3D Touch

After pushing Siri hard with iOS 9, Apple aims to evolve 3D Touch with iOS 10. Announced at WWDC today, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS will let you use 3D Touch on your lock screen, the Control Center and even in third-party apps like Uber. As usual, it'll arrive this fall around the launch of new iPhones.

Xbox mobile apps get new name and look

Just in time for its big E3 event, Microsoft has revealed a new Xbox One Smartglass app for iOS and Android. Actually, let's call it what it is -- now simply the Xbox app -- because the company done a major rebranding of the apps and dropped all the rest. Show More Summary

President Obama got rid of his BlackBerry

President Obama has had to use a BlackBerry since the moment he took office. However, he's finally moving on with less than a year left in his term. The Commander-in-Chief tells Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that he was given a new (and currently unnamed) smartphone this year to replace his increasingly rare BlackBerry. Show More Summary

Your original Moto 360 isn't getting Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear is turning 2 years old, but it won't be a happy anniversary if you're one of the platform's earliest adopters. Following a similar warning by LG for the G Watch, Motorola is saying that the original Moto 360 won't get Android Wear 2.0 when it arrives in the fall. Show More Summary

WhatsApp can quote messages you want to respond to

WhatsApp now has the ability to quote messages you want to reply to, which sounds especially useful for group chats with friends or family. Only problem is, it's unclear if everyone already has access to it. It first came out a day ago or so as an experimental feature for the Android app's beta version (v.2.16.118). Show More Summary

Cyanogen 13.1 adds Microsoft features to OnePlus One phones

You'll find an important update waiting on your OnePlus One, if you haven't installed it yet: Cyanogen OS 13.1. The OS' latest version is "MOD ready," which means the manufacturer can tweak parts of the Android-based platform it couldn't before. Show More Summary

Moto Z Droid Edition sends original images to Google Photos for free

Motorola is bundling the Verizon-exclusive edition of Moto Z with a feature shutterbugs would love: two years of free original-quality Google Photos storage. It wasn't mentioned on stage during Lenovo's event, but 9to5google has spotted the info on the upcoming handset's web page. Show More Summary

Relive the '80s with the Korg Volca FM synthesizer

Synths are great. You push a key, turn a few knobs and suddenly you're making "music." So when keyboard maker Korg realized it had a hit with its low-cost, entry-level Monotron series, it was only natural to follow it up with something that had a little more bite. Show More Summary

Facebook pushes users to download its Moments app

Facebook is urging people to download yet another one of its apps after shoving users towards Messenger. This time, the social network has begun sending out warnings that their synced photos will be deleted by July 7th if they don't install the Moments app. Show More Summary

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