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Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops

Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life — we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peopl… Source: Engadget | Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops

It's now easier to change Google Assistant's voice

Now that Google Assistant has a slew of voices to choose from, shouldn't you have an easy interface for picking one of those voices? You do now. Google is rolling out an update that gives US users a new, simple interface for changing Assistant's voic… Source: Engadget | It's now easier to change Google Assistant's …

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Tinder adds GIF-like video loops to spice up your dating profile

If you're a dating app regular, you know that a photo only says so much about yourself. But do you really want to go to the trouble of recording a whole video for people who could swipe left before you've even spoken a word? Tinder thinks there's a… Source: Engadget | Tinder adds GIF-like video …

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 pen will include Bluetooth

Samsung hasn't been shy about hinting that the Galaxy Note 9 launch will focus heavily on the S Pen. Now, however, we have a better idea of what that means. An FCC filing for the Note 9's S Pen has revealed that it'll include Bluetooth, suggesting re… Source: Engadget | Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 pen …

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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

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

Google's Pixel 3 XL might have a notch and edge-to-edge screen

We've been impressed with Google's Pixel phones, but their terrible sales haven't lived up to their critical reputation. The Pixel 2 replaced the first model after just a year, so it was a good bet that the Pixel 3 would come out around the same time… Source: Engadget | Google's Pixel 3 XL might have …

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Project Fi now works with LG's newest phones and Moto's affordable G6

In spite of recent additions, Google's Project Fi hasn't had great device choices. You've hadto buy a Pixel if you want a high-end phone, and the most affordable modern option has been the mid-tier Moto X4. No more — Project Fi now supports three mo… Source: Engadget | Project Fi now works with LG's newest …

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Google's mobile augmented reality platform arrives in China

Google's ARCore is helpful for making augmented reality widely available to Android users, but there's a glaring problem: it requires the Play Store to get updates. That's no good in countries like China, where Google's services are either unavailab… Source: Engadget | Google's mobile augmented reality platform arrives in China

North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware

When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to push unwanted ads or perpetuate a scam. McAfee researchers, however, have discovered something more sinister. A North Korean group nicknamed Sun Team recently posted three… Source: Engadget

Samsung will debut Bixby 2.0 with the next Galaxy Note

Samsung has been teasing its upgraded Bixby 2.0 assistant for several months now, but when is it actually going to show up in something you can buy? It shouldn't take too much longer. The company's AI research center head Gray G. Lee told the Korea H… Source: Engadget

Apple's AirPower tech wirelessly charges multiple devices at once

Apple isn't just adding Qi wireless charging to its latest iPhones; it's trotting out a charging standard of its own. AirPower is built in partnership with Qi, but can top up multiple devices at once. At the September 12th presentation, Apple illustr… Source: Engadget