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Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month

Bixby Home is getting smarter. Well, in the sense that now in the US, Samsung's virtual assistant will offer sports scores and up-to-the-minute news coverage through a partnership with theScore. Swiping right on "select" Galaxy device home-screens in… Source: Engadget | Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month

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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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

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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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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Google's AR drawing app lets Android and iOS users collab on doodles

You no longer need an Android phone to try Google's take on augmented reality drawing. The tech giant has released an iOS version of Just a Line that brings the same three-dimensional doodling to the iPhone crowd. It's largely the same app you saw in… Source: Engadget | Google's AR drawing app lets Android and …

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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

Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts

We've probably all been there: After a dating situation goes sour, you don't want to see your former flame's posts in your Instagram feed, but haven't quite ripped the Band-Aid off yet and unfollowed or blocked them. After all, there's still a chance… Source: Engadget Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts

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