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Chris Velazco / Engadget:
OnePlus unveils 5T: 6" 1080x2160 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM, Android 7.1, 3,300mAh battery, 16/20MP rear cameras; ships Nov. 21 at $499 for 64GB   —  The OnePlus 5 isn't that old, but it's already been replaced.  The company just unveiled its new flagship smartphone at a launch event …
Nov 16, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Baidu launches colorful smart speaker co-designed with Teenage Engineering, launching only in China, available next month for ~$256   —  Most people still don't know who or what Teenage Engineering is.  But, those that do probably think of them as a music company — the iconic OP-1 synthesizer …
Nov 16, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Amazon brings Echo speakers with Alexa and Amazon Prime Music to Canada; Alexa has a new English voice with a Canadian accent, but isn't available in French   —  The absence of Amazon's Alexa and Prime Music services in Canada has been a strange oversight, given that the nation's share a border and (one of two) common languages.
Nov 15, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Richard Lai / Engadget:
HTC intros Vive Wave VR Open Platform for hardware makers, unveils Vive Focus standalone VR headset for China with inside-out tracking; price, release date TBD   —  After a couple of teases earlier this year, HTC has finally unveiled its upcoming standalone VR headset at today's Vive Developer Conference in Beijing.
Nov 14, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
PayPal launches Money Pools feature to help you pool money for group payments   —  These days, you have a lot of ways to choose from when splitting bills with friends.  You can send money through Facebook Messenger, chip in for dinner mid-Skype chat or even pay your debt as an email attachment on Gmail.
Nov 10, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
David Lumb / Engadget:
Facebook launches closed beta of Customer Chat, a plugin for businesses to enable Messenger chats on company websites that works across multiple devices   —  While most of the billion-plus users on Facebook Messenger are individuals, the company has refined its messaging platform to be more business-friendly.
Nov 7, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Estonia freezes access to online services for 760K people using national ID cards until certificates potentially compromised via RSA security flaw are updated   —  Estonia's residents use their mandatory national IDs to access pretty much anything, from online banking to online voting.
Nov 6, 2017, 2:55 AMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Facebook launches Polls with pictures and gif support on iOS, Android, and the web   —  Polls check a lot of social media manager boxes like “engagement,” “feedback” and “traffic lift.”  With all those buzzwords, it's truly a wonder that Facebook hadn't yet pilfered, I mean borrowed, the idea from poll-crazy rival Twitter.
Nov 3, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Patreon's recent crackdown on adult content worries sex workers and creators of erotic art   —  NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.  —  On October 17th, crowdfunding website Patreon amended the terms of its acceptable use policy as part of a wider program of reform.
Oct 29, 2017, 6:00 AMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
AMD debuts Ryzen Mobile CPUs for ultrathin notebooks: 2.2GHz Ryzen 7 2700U with 3.8GHz Turbo, 10 Vega cores; 2GHz Ryzen 5 2500U with 3.8Ghz Turbo, 8 Vega cores   —  It's been a revival year for AMD.  Its Ryzen chips thrust it back into the desktop arena — so much so that it practically forced Intel …
Oct 26, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context

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