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Shazam adds in-app music video channels

You still probably got Shazam pegged as the app to launch when you want to ID a song. And it still does that, expect it now also comes with a bunch of extra features. The latest addition to its offerings? Videos, thanks to its partnership with music video platform Vadio. Show More Summary

Apple Store fires staff for stealing customers' private pics

Another Apple Store in Australia is embroiled in a scandal, and this time, it involves explicit photos. According to Courier Mail (membership required), the Carindale Apple Store in Queensland fired four male employees for not only stealing...Show More Summary

Google Photos will animate your videos too

The latest AI-powered upgrade for Google Photos brings four tricks. In a blog post today, we learned about four new features for the service, including the simplest one, which autodetects sideways pictures and prompts you to correct them. Show More Summary

Samsung offers Note 7 owners $100 off another Galaxy phone

In an attempt to keep users, Samsung is issuing a $100 credit to exchange the defective Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 Edge or other Samsung device. By comparison, it'll give you just $25 if you switch to Apple, HTC or any other brand. Show More Summary

US couriers issue strict guidelines for returning your Galaxy Note 7

If you can't walk into your carrier's store to turn in a Galaxy Note 7 in person, you'll have to ask them for Samsung's fire-proof box and wait for it to come in. FedEx and UPS have announced that they won't ship out the phone unless it's inside one of the special containers Samsung has prepared for it. Show More Summary

Microsoft was working on a Band that tracked your swimming

Just because Microsoft axed its Band wearable doesn't mean that there wasn't another Band in the works. Windows Central forum goer FUD Hater has posted what he says are details and images of a third-generation Band. Reportedly, the activity...Show More Summary

The Galaxy Note 7's death creates an environmental mess

Samsung's decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 and recover remaining units isn't just a blow to smartphone fans... it's not so hot for the environment, either. Experts speaking to Motherboard point out that phone recycling is still a very young field, and that many of the rare earth elements (such as cobalt and indium) won't be recycled at all. Show More Summary

Verizon now says the Pixel will get Android updates immediately

Since it was announced that Verizon was the only US carrier selling Google's new Pixel smartphone directly, there's been some confusion about what that'll mean for Android updates. Originally, it sounded like the Verizon version of the...Show More Summary

ZTE's crowdsourced gadget competition is down to five

Since August, ZTE has been running an American Idol-style contest where, instead of singers, people are asked to judge the firm's future product development. Users were asked to suggest plausible ideas that the company could create and sell within the next rough year, that folks could then vote on. Show More Summary

Samsung's Note 7 crisis will cost at least $2.34 billion

Do you know what's really bad for your business? Selling a smartphone with a tendency to explode in your customer's pockets. That's why Samsung has revised its quarterly profit guidance, suggesting that it'll lose out on $2.34 billion in the current three-month period. Show More Summary

Amazon's standalone music streaming service is finally here

Based on a string of rumors that began circulating in January of this year, it was only a matter of time before Amazon rolled out its fully fledged music service. And today is that day. Enter Amazon Music Unlimited, a standalone offering set to rival the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. Show More Summary

NYT: Samsung engineers can't replicate Galaxy Note 7 problems

Even though Galaxy Note 7 production has shut down and the phones should be on their way back to Samsung in fireproof boxes, the question of how everything went so wrong has yet to be answered. When it initiated a recall on September...Show More Summary

Download Android 7.1 Nougat in beta later this month

Android version 7.0 Nougat launched to all devices at the end of August, offering some long-overdue quality-of-life upgrades. Weeks later at their Made By Google event, the tech giant teased the mobile OS' 7.1 update and a few features, like instant chat support and automatic data uploading to the cloud. Show More Summary

Samsung ships fire-proof boxes and gloves to recover Note 7s

If you purchased a Galaxy Note 7 from a US carrier or retailer, you can (and should) return it to a store immediately. If you bought the phone straight from Samsung, though, the process was a little trickier -- some customers complained early on about FedEx and UPS refusing to handle return units out of fears they would blow up. Show More Summary

Google's Project Fi now has family plans

If you don't use a ton of data, Google's Project Fi (a cell phone service that jumps between Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular, depending on signal strength) is one of the better deals in wireless. Now, Google's making it a bit easier and cheaper to use if you have a family: the company is rolling out group plans starting today. Show More Summary

As the Note 7 dies will Google inherit the Android kindgom?

Samsung just officially ended the Note 7, barely two months after it launched. The full implications for Samsung are yet to be seen, but it's undeniably a huge blow to its mobile reputation. When Mountain View unveiled the "made by Google" Pixel recently, some wondered what it meant for the Android ecosystem. Show More Summary

Sprint offers high school students a million free wireless devices

In an effort to help bridge America's digital divide, Sprint announced today that it will provide a million wireless devices and service to disadvantaged high school students. Dubbed the "1Million Project," it'll give kids the choice...Show More Summary

Dating app Hinge ditches flings for relationships

Between Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid and the plethora of dating apps available, finding someone to hook up with has never been easier. But the endless supply of options has also made it much harder to connect with someone on a deeper, longer-lasting level. Show More Summary

Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker

In the three years since it first introduced its Bluetooth trackers, Tile has accepted that less can be more and worked to reduce the profile of its location-aware squares. Less than two months ago, we saw the launch of the Tile Slim...Show More Summary

Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good

For the sake of consumer safety, Samsung has "permanently discontinued" production of the Galaxy Note 7, the company told Engadget in a short statement. The news comes shortly after it halted sales of the phone because replacements for the original, recalled model were still catching fire and exploding. Show More Summary

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