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Matt Brian / Engadget:
BT is in talks to buy back O2   —  Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together.  The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant Telefonia to buy back O2, almost a decade after it sold the operator for £17.7 billion.
Nov 24, 2014, 6:15 AMIn context
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Barnes and Noble debuts Nook Audiobooks app on Android   —  For those times you'd rather have someone else read to you, Barnes and Noble is outfitting Android devices with an app that does just that.  Nook Audiobooks taps into the retailer's library of over 50,000 titles via the aforementioned phones …
Nov 19, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
James Trew / Engadget:
Create your own smart home with littleBits' house-friendly kit   —  Ever since littleBits' snap-together circuits got the ability to speak to the internet, they were crying out to be used for home-automation.  Today, littleBits itself is making that a dead cert, by launching a “Smart Home Kit.”
Nov 18, 2014, 3:00 PMIn context
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Spotify confirms Uber integration, will launch on Nov. 21st, in 10 cities around the world   —  Uber brings Spotify streaming to your morning commute  —  Reports surfaced last week that Uber riders would soon be able to blast tunes from Spotify during the commute, and now the partnership is official.
Nov 17, 2014, 10:25 AMIn context
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
‘Proximity’ is Samsung's equivalent of Apple's iBeacon, coming to a mall near you   —  Tired of only seeing adverts 99 percent of the time?  While Apple's already announced intentions to take over the final one percent with iBeacon, Samsung's just today getting in on the action.
Nov 12, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Google releases standalone Messenger app for Android   —  But what about Hangouts, you ask?  Well, that application isn't going anywhere anytime soon, it would seem.  Yet, Google isn't doing it any favors by outing a standalone version of Messenger, an app with very similar messaging features to the aforementioned.
Nov 12, 2014, 6:15 PMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Project Beyond, a 3D-capturing camera for Gear VR   —  Samsung has just unveiled a sneak preview of a new camera called Project Beyond, which is a 3D-capturing 360-degree camera designed to capture videos designed to be displayed on the Gear VR.
Nov 12, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Netflix now plays in 1080p on your iPhone 6 Plus   —  Did you buy that big, honking iPhone 6 Plus so that you could watch Netflix videos in glorious 1080p?  If you did, today's your lucky day.  Netflix has updated its iOS app to make full use of the higher-res screens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus …
Nov 11, 2014, 10:20 PMIn context
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Groupon says it will change the name of its point-of-sale OS to avoid trademark dispute with GNOME foundation   —  Groupon says it's ended its trademark spat with open-source community (update)  —  Well, this could get messy.  The GNOME project is a well-known free and open-source desktop environment for Linux distros.
Nov 11, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Garmin Vivosmart review: one of the few fitness bands that doubles as smartwatch, but overpriced at $170   —  Garmin Vivosmart review: where fitness band meets smartwatch  —  There are fitness trackers and there are smartwatches, but there's only a small number of devices that attempt to be both.
Nov 11, 2014, 1:20 PMIn context

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