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Billy Steele / Engadget:
Google+ announces it is bringing back Events feature, will now hide “low quality” comments, and is sunsetting its old web UI on January 24   —  Google overhauled Google+ from top to bottom in late 2015 to shift the focus to communities.  The company has been tweaking …
Jan 17, 2017, 9:10 PMIn context
Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
FDA warns St. Jude's Merlin@home transmitters used in monitoring pacemakers, other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking; OTA fix started going out Monday   —  According to a cybersecurity notice from the Food and Drug Administration, certain pacemakers and cardiac devices are currently vulnerable to hacking.
Jan 10, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung launches Gear S and Gear Fit apps on iOS, allowing Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit 2 wearables to work with iPhones   —  Did you sigh wistfully at Samsung's Gear S3, knowing you couldn't use it because you have an iPhone?  Relax.  Samsung has launched new Gear S and Gear Fit apps …
Jan 7, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
HTC announces TPCast, an add-on that makes Vive wireless, available Q2 for $249, and unveils Vive Tracker, a device that lets devs track objects in VR, more   —  After living through the VR frenzy of 2016, it's almost hard to believe that HTC's Vive Pre debuted at CES just a year ago.
Jan 4, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Samsung re-enters gaming with 15.6" and 17.3" Notebook Odysseys, with up to 32GB RAM and good portability, shipping this Feb. from $1,200   —  Samsung makes perfectly nice PCs and all, but it's been years since we've seen it try to court the gamer market with a rig of their own.
Jan 4, 2017, 5:20 PMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Samsung debuts two stylus-enabled 12.3" Chromebooks that run Android apps: ARM-based Plus, shipping in Feb. for $449, and Intel-based Pro, coming in spring   —  Late last year, I lamented that Google didn't make Chromebooks a priority over the holiday season.
Jan 4, 2017, 5:14 PMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
AT&T will conduct 5G technology trials by streaming DirecTV Now service over fixed wireless to some customers in Austin, Texas later this year   —  In a simultaneous test of wireless broadband and net neutrality, AT&T will test its upcoming 5G tech with DirecTV Now video streaming.
Jan 4, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Sevenhugs unveils its universal smart remote that can control nearly 25K connected devices, preorder now for $229, coming later this year for $300   —  Those “universal remote controls” that control just your home entertainment center?  They might need a new name.
Jan 4, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Dish's AirTV set-top box provides 4K streaming for Sling TV, Netflix, and YouTube, also has an over-the-air antenna for live TV   —  Finding quality 4K content is still rather difficult, but that isn't keeping hardware manufacturers from building devices to support the format.
Jan 3, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Report: police sought Echo data with warrant in murder case; Amazon declined to share the data Echo logged on servers but did provide suspect's account details   —  Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands.
Dec 27, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context

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