Monthly Archives: April 2016

TiVo’s cord-cutting DVR gets more storage and drops subscriptions

TiVo's Roamio OTA was supposed to fulfill the dreams of cord-cutters who wanted a big-name DVR without the burden of a conventional TV subscription, but it didn't quite live up to that ideal. You could only record so many shows … Read the rest of this entry

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Nintendo’s ‘Miitomo’ app passes 10 million users

Nintendo dropped a pile of news on our laps this morning. Along with its earnings, the Japanese game company gave us a release date for its new NX console, announced a pair of new mobile apps and delayed Zelda into … Read the rest of this entry

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Hubble discovers that dwarf planet Makemake has a moon

The Hubble telescope has spotted a shadowy moon with a charcoal black surface orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake. Astronomers first observed Makemake in 2005, but since it's the second brightest icy dwarf planet after Pluto, it took some time to … Read the rest of this entry

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Land Rover puts Tile’s stuff-finding Bluetooth tech in an SUV

Tile's Bluetooth-connected trackers are made to keep you from misplacing all kinds of stuff — keys, bags, phones, laptops, whatever. Now for the first time Land Rover is building the tech into a vehicle that makes it pretty much impossible … Read the rest of this entry

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Pandora pads podcast lineup by adding ‘This American Life’

Pandora was the "exclusive streaming partner" for season 2 of the popular Serial podcast, despite the show being available through iTunes and other apps. Now, the internet radio service is adding another popular podcast from the creators of that inve… … Read the rest of this entry

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Huawei P9 review: New phone, familiar tricks

Huawei still isn't a household name in every corner of the world, despite having ousted Microsoft last summer to become the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer. The company might not have the pedigree of LG, Sony and others, but there are … Read the rest of this entry

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Exploit gets around Windows’ app security safeguards

For years, business-focused versions of Windows have had an AppLocker feature that lets you blacklist or whitelist apps. It's undoubtedly helpful for companies eager to keep malware (or just risky software) off their network. However, researcher Ca… Engadget RSS Feed

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Qualcomm says it’s fine to fast-charge your phone over USB-C

Technically, USB-C and fast-charging methods like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 aren't supposed to mix. As Google's Benson Leung (a frequent crusader for good USB implementations) noted last fall, the USB-C spec explicitly forbids the variable voltage… Engadget RSS Feed

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Dutch police seize a secure communications network

The worries about criminals using encryption might be overblown, but that changes when a secure network appears to be used primarily with that activity in mind. Dutch police have both seized encrypted communications network Ennetcom and arrested its… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Mini review video: Our verdict on the HTC 10 in a minute

After years of losses and lackluster phone releases, HTC finally seems to have gotten its mojo back. OK, it might be too soon to say if its new flagship, the 10, is enough to help the company reverse its fortunes, … Read the rest of this entry

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