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Now Google Duo can stay signed in on more than one phone

The latest build of Google Duo revealed multi-device support was on the cards, and while the feature hasn't been officially announced, it is rolling out to users now, according to 9to5Google. The function means you can simultaneously sign into the Du… Source: Engadget | Now Google Duo can stay signed in on more than one …

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US says ZTE can resume limited business while sanctions are debated

The Trump administration has handed ZTE another lifeline, Bloomberg reports, allowing it to resume certain business activities while US lawmakers decide how to deal with the company going forward. In April, the US Commerce Department banned ZTE from… Source: Engadget | US says ZTE can resume limited business while sanctions are debated

Research shows Facebook (probably) isn’t listening through your phone

Some people still believe that their phones are listening in to gather data that will inform targeted advertising or compromise their privacy. Facebook has directly denied that its apps are listening in Congressional hearings, but there hasn't been a… Source: Engadget | Research shows Facebook (probably) isn’t listening through your phone

The Decode app spots fakes with NFC

The global trade of counterfeit goods reportedly rakes in half a trillion dollars per year, which isn't good for anyone. (Except for the counterfeiters themselves, I suppose.) As the fakes industry continues to grow, brands are looking to technologi… Source: Engadget | The Decode app spots fakes with NFC

This day in Engadget history: Blockbuster Video tanks in a big way

Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous finds from across the internet, there's a lot to ex… Source: Engadget | This day in Engadget history: Blockbuster Video tanks in a …

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Spotify tests stripped-down lite version of its app

Spotify is eager to add to its 170 million monthly users, and it's testing a new way to get there. Android users in Brazil (or perhaps elsewhere if you know where to look) can try Spotify Lite, which pares down the main app to something less storage… Source: Engadget | Spotify tests stripped-down lite version …

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New Snapdragon chips bring dual cameras to more mid-tier phones

With certain exceptions, mid-range smartphones haven't been keeping pace with the bells and whistles of higher-end handsets — you can still expect 'just' a single rear camera and 1080p video recording. Qualcomm might soon fix that. It's launching… Source: Engadget | New Snapdragon chips bring dual cameras to more mid-tier phones

Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 calls

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to know if cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, have the potential to interfere with mobile communications, and he's asked the FCC to share any research it has done into the matter. In a letter sent to Chairma… Source: Engadget | Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 …

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Bing can use your phone camera to search the web

Microsoft isn't about to let Google's visual search features go uncontested. The tech giant has introduced a Visual Search feature to Bing that uses your phone's camera (either a fresh shot or from your camera roll) to identify objects and serve up… Source: Engadget | Bing can use your phone camera to search the web

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts e… Source: Engadget | Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for nostalgia

Facebook's On This Day and other nostalgia-driven posts are helpful for reminding you of moments from years past, but they eventually drift out of your News Feed. What if you want to revisit them at any time? You can now. The social site has launc… Source: Engadget | Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for …

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Microsoft and friends need to explain why always-connected PCs make sense

It's been over a year since Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel unveiled the Always Connected PC (ACPC) ecosystem at WinHEC 2016. At Computex 2017, we learned about Qualcomm's undertaking to power PCs with its mobile processors and Intel pledged to support… Source: Engadget | Microsoft and friends need to explain why always-connected PCs make sense

Foursquare puts check-in data to greater use in apps like Snapchat

Foursquare might not be as big as it was in its heyday, but it has a clever strategy for remaining important: it's making itself indispensable to the apps you use every day. On top of its recent Tinder Places deal, it's becoming the main point-of-in… Source: Engadget | Foursquare puts check-in data to greater use …

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