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Vivomove is Garmin's take on a stylish fitness watch

Engadget - 37 min 11 sec ago
After introducing the Approach X40 last month, Garmin's back with another new wearable. This time out it's the Vivomove, a stylish fitness tracker that looks like a traditional watch. The device tracks calories, steps and monitors your sleep patterns...

UK ad watchdog forces ISPs to simplify broadband pricing

Engadget - 55 min 11 sec ago
TalkTalk announced just yesterday that, later this year, it would simplify its broadband prices by including line rental in the monthly costs. And now we know why. Sure, a single figure makes it easier to understand what you'll be paying each month,...

Blackberry BBM video calling comes to Android and iOS

Engadget - 1 hour 6 min ago
There are lots of ways to make video calls, including Skype, Hangouts and Facebook Messenger. But if you're still wedded to BlackBerry's rapidly declining ecosystem, you can make video calls to your Android and iOS pals via beta versions of the BBM m...

Opera brings built-in ad-blocking tools to mobile and desktop browsers - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 24 min ago
Opera users will now be able to opt out of seeing ads as they browse the Internet, from within the software's native settings menu.

You can now pay someone else to call customer service for you - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 37 min ago
The startup GetHuman offers to handle customer service calls for $5 to $25 a pop.

Moovit adds Uber as a transportation option in 22 countries

Engadget - 2 hours 12 min ago
Moovit, if you haven't used it before, gives you info on buses, trains and other modes of public transportation so you can plan the best route possible. It lumped in Uber with other modes of transpo in New York, Los Angeles, Rome and London back in 2...

'Terraria' explores a touch-friendly path on Wii U in June

Engadget - 3 hours 4 min ago
Terraria, the 2D sandbox action-adventure title that made its debut on PC in 2011, is ready for another frontier. Today, 505 Games and Re-Logic announced the wildly popular game is coming to Wii U June 28th in North America and June 24th in Europe.

Pebble's Time Steel smartwatch gets a £60 price cut in the UK

Engadget - 3 hours 30 min ago
When were first introduced to the Pebble Time Steel, we loved the way it looked but weren't sure whether it justified its £200 price tag. The company has stuck to its guns and kept with its pricing strategy for more than 8 months, bit now it's...

Our first May the Fourth without Han Solo: A sad day indeed - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 37 min ago
This will be the first May the Fourth since one of the most iconic legends of the Star Wars universe died, and CNET's Tania Gonzalez wants a big virtual hug from fellow fans.

Google moves every Blogspot domain to HTTPS

Engadget - 3 hours 51 min ago
Google's quest to make the internet a more secure place is taking another step. The internet juggernaut's flipped the switch on HTTPS for all Blogspot domains, according to a post on the Google Security Blogspot account. Naturally. It's automatic and...

Uber prints 15,000 emails, stuffs them in sacks, delivers via horse and cart - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 57 min ago
Uber wasn't happy with recent changes to ridesharing laws in Australia. So it did what any multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley company would do.

Facebook pays a 10-year-old $10,000 for hacking Instagram - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 58 min ago
The latest recipient of Facebook's bug bounty program was 10-year-old Jani from Finland.

Opera's speedy built-in ad-blocking goes wide and mobile

Engadget - 4 hours 37 min ago
Back in March, Opera introduced its native ad-blocking feature to developers. Today, the feature is available to everyone -- on desktop and mobile. The company claims that compared to Chrome, browsing with its native ad-blocking on is 45 percent fast...

Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest's ex-head of tech

Engadget - 5 hours 49 min ago
Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of techno...

Apple is no longer the only company that can sell 'IPHONES' in China - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 3 min ago
The American electronics giant loses its exclusive rights to the "IPHONE" trademark in the People's Republic, with Chinese courts siding against it in a recent legal proceeding.

Are we alone in the universe? Not likely, according to the maths - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 5 min ago
By flipping the question of possible alien life to a question of whether we are unique, researchers find it much more likely the universe has seen many civilisations come and go.

Takata is reportedly recalling another 35 million airbag systems

Engadget - 6 hours 54 min ago
If your car wasn't affected by Takata's massive airbag inflater recalls, it might be very shortly. Wall Street Journal tipsters hear that the Japanese firm is planning to recall "at least" 35 million more airbag inflaters, possibly as soon as this w...

The Dawn of War III trailer is here, and war sure has dawned - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 5 min ago
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only a trailer for the new game based on Warhammer 40k.

The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality

Engadget - 7 hours 36 min ago
"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess." That's Mike Levine, former senior effects specialist at LucasArts and current CEO of mobile game developer Happy Giant. Levine i...

Tesla adds a 75kWh battery option for the Model S

Engadget - Tue, 2016-05-03 23:57
Later this week Tesla will add a new battery option for buyers of its Model S sedan. Currently available with either a 70 or 90kWh pack, the new option will be 75kWh -- the same size as the smallest battery currently available for the company's new M...