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Billy Steele / Engadget:
NFL players to wear shoulder pad RFIDs for on-field stats tracking   —  The NBA isn't the only professional sports league in the States getting serious about accurate stats accounting.  With some help from Zebra Technologies' location system, 17 NFL stadiums will use receivers and RFID …
Jul 31, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context
Brad Molen / Engadget:
With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a short distance   —  It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases.  Progress has been somewhat hampered …
Jul 31, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
FreedomPop's free data and voice are now available on tablets   —  Many people can't really justify buying a cellular-equipped tablet — why pay for more data when your phone probably does the trick?  FreedomPop is undoubtedly aware of that thriftiness, as it just started offering its namesake free service on tablets.
Jul 30, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life   —  The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the “ion” part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy.
Jul 28, 2014, 1:15 PMIn context
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR   —  Back in June, Google revealed Cardboard: an open-source attempt at mobile virtual reality.  Heck, even the “hardware” is open source —here are instructions to make your own, right now!  —  But the concept is more than a low-tech solution to mobile VR.
Jul 28, 2014, 9:35 AMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Europe approves Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats   —  Apple is official a step closer to owning Beats, as the $3 billion merger has just been cleared by European regulators.  The EU commission ruled that the merger “did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low.”
Jul 28, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
IFTTT's recipe-powered automation now works with Square mobile payments   —  Consumers have been automating apps with IFTTT (If This Then That) for awhile by, say, backing up Instagram photos to Dropbox whenever they snap a photo.  Now, businesses will be able to take advantage of IFTTT directly from the Square mobile payment app.
Jul 24, 2014, 3:25 PMIn context
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
The new $350 Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now shipping   —  We were expecting to see the new iteration of the Oculus Rift arrive on developer's doorsteps earlier this month, but unfortunately it hit a couple of delays.  Road to VR points out a Reddit thread where pre-orderers confirmed …
Jul 24, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget:
Google Voice offers web-based calls through Hangouts, no G+ profile needed   —  The rumor is that eventually we're going to see Google Voice merged completely into Hangouts, and that's getting even closer to becoming reality.  You can now make phone calls via Hangouts directly from the Google Voice website, no Google+ necessary.
Jul 24, 2014, 10:05 AMIn context
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel   —  After producing a long line of e-book readers and tablets (not to mention a set-top box), Amazon has its sights set on the smartphone market.  But finding success here won't be easy, even for an established tech giant like Amazon.
Jul 22, 2014, 9:12 PMIn context

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