Month: July 2018

Huawei Targets 200 Million Phone Sales Globally in 2018, Closing in on Apple

Chinese mobile maker Huawei expects to ship 200 million smartphones globally by the end of the year, bringing it within range of Apple as the second-largest vendor worldwide behind Samsung (via The South China Morning Post). The target was announced by mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong as the Chinese company launched the latest additions to …

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NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days u… Source: Engadget | NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' …

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'Doppler' Music Player Now Lets Users Import Tracks From Safari and Edit Album Info

Doppler received a significant update today, bringing some notable track and album features to the increasingly popular third-party music playing app for iPhone. For those unfamiliar, Doppler offers mobile users an alternative way to experience their music library, sporting an adaptive minimalist interface with an emphasis on reliable offline playback, and built-in support for importing …

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Watch Faraday Future's high-speed FF 91 field tests

Faraday Future hasn't given up on the FF 91 despite going through a financial crisis and losing executives along the way. Now, a few months after a Hong Kong investor reportedly threw the startup a $1.5 billion lifeline, it has dropped a new video sh… Source: Engadget | Watch Faraday Future's high-speed FF 91 field …

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Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here… almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound like… Source: Engadget | Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

Fujifilm's oddball XF10 fixed-lens APS-C camera costs only $500

Fujifilm has proven again that it's not afraid to build unusual cameras by unveiling the XF10, a premium fixed-lens compact that will be the successor to the X70 compact. It's got a wide-angle 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens (equivalent to 27.8mm in full-fra… Source: Engadget | Fujifilm's oddball XF10 fixed-lens APS-C camera costs only 0

Last Siri Co-Founder, Tom Gruber, Retires From Apple

Tom Gruber, who served as head of Siri’s Advanced Development group and was one of Siri’s original cofounders, has left Apple, reports The Information. His departure from the company was confirmed by an Apple spokesperson, who told The Information that he was retiring to pursue “personal interests in photography and ocean conservation.” Gruber created Siri …

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VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best and potentially impractical if you have a laptop. That… Source: Engadget | VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change

Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin… Source: Engadget | Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could …

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