Dwayne Johnson and Apple made a Siri movie

Dwayne Johnson and Apple made a Siri movie Now here's something you probably didn't see coming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed that he's starring in a Siri-themed movie (The Rock x Siri) that launches July 24th on Apple's YouTube channel. He's shy about details (other than that it's t… Source: Engadget Link: Dwayne Johnson […]

'Pokémon Go Fest' issues refunds after tech problems ruin event

'Pokémon Go Fest' issues refunds after tech problems ruin event After an up and down first year of existence, the Pokémon Go Fest was supposed to be a triumphant event where players could work together in news ways and earn unique awards. The event unfortunately suffered as cell networks and the game's ser… Source: Engadget […]

Essential’s first smartphone is coming to the UK

Essential’s first smartphone is coming to the UK The first phone from Android creator Andy Rubin's new company, Essential, is coming to the UK. As the Financial Times reports, the startup is holding talks with a number of British carriers, including EE, about a potential exclusivity deal. It seems… Source: Engadget Link: Essential’s first smartphone […]

Amazon's Alexa lands on the HTC U11, and it works like it should

Amazon's Alexa lands on the HTC U11, and it works like it should As promised, HTC is finally making it possible for owners of its U11 smartphone to install Amazon's Alexa. Starting today, those in the US who need yet another voice interface can download the HTC Alexa app from the Google Play Store — […]

HTC's phone keyboard is pestering users with ads (updated)

HTC's phone keyboard is pestering users with ads (updated) It's one thing to voluntarily put up with ads on your phone in return for a lower price or free apps, but it's another to have ads delivered without warning… and unfortunately, HTC owners are dealing with that right now. An updated TouchPal keyboar… Source: Engadget […]

Sprint hopes smartphone leases will woo new subscribers

Sprint hopes smartphone leases will woo new subscribers Sprint has revealed yet another two new programs in an effort to lure subscribers away from other carriers. Back in June, it introduced a promo offering other carriers' customers a year of free data. Now, it has launched Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals,… Source: Engadget Link: Sprint […]

Lenovo made an augmented reality headset for 'Star Wars' games

Lenovo made an augmented reality headset for 'Star Wars' games Here's something you probably weren't expecting out of a Disney fan event: a Star Wars augmented reality headset. Lenovo and Lucasfilm have teased headgear that uses your smartphone to bring the space epic into the real world. There's precious litt… Source: Engadget Link: Lenovo made […]

New in our buyer's guide: The OnePlus 5 and two Surface devices

New in our buyer's guide: The OnePlus 5 and two Surface devices This month's buyer's guide additions fill almost every product category: We've got a smartphone, VR headset, games console, notebook and a 2-in-1. Those last two both come from Microsoft in the form of the Surface Laptop and the new Surface Pro. At t… […]

Samsung's latest app livestreams your mobile gameplay

Samsung's latest app livestreams your mobile gameplay Even with the advent of Twitch, broadcasting mobile gameplay footage has been finicky for awhile. Samsung wants to make it easier with its new Game Live app for recent Samsung Galaxy handsets, as spotted by SamMobile. So long as your device is runnin… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung's latest […]

Life with Bixby is equal parts futuristic and frustrating

Life with Bixby is equal parts futuristic and frustrating In the future, the voice of Bixby — Samsung's virtual assistant — will ring forth from refrigerators and smart speakers and who knows what else. No wonder the company is taking its time with it. For those who really can't wait, Bixby's voice interf… Source: Engadget […]

Twitter left high-profile revenge porn live for 30 minutes

Twitter left high-profile revenge porn live for 30 minutes A verified Twitter user with 7.33 million followers shared nude photos of his ex-girlfriend, seemingly without her permission and as a form of public shaming — and the images remained live on the site for 30 minutes, Business Insider reports. The im… Source: Engadget Link: Twitter […]

Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters

Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters Snapchat users today have three more tools designed to make their lives look (and sound) magical — backdrops, a discrete voice-filter option, and paperclip, a way to add links to images and videos. Source: Engadget Link: Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters

Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available

Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available Google is making good on its promise of AI-assisted photo sharing. A Google Photos upgrade arriving this week uses machine learning to suggest pictures based on both your own sharing habits, the people in the photos, and whether or not they're part o… Source: Engadget Link: Google Photos' […]

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone As useful as the Twitch mobile app can be, it still falls short of what you're used to on the desktop, especially if you're a broadcaster. Would you believe that you have to switch apps just to stream live? Thankfully, it's shrinking that gap today…. Source: Engadget […]

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish It sounds like Facebook "M," the AI-powered virtual assistant for Messenger, has learned a new language. According to the social network, it can now dole out suggestions in Spanish if that's your default language in the US or if you're in Mexico. The… Source: Engadget […]

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch Audi will launch its next generation A8, which is expected to have level 3 autonomous, on July 11th. Ahead of that unveiling, the company released a video of the new vehicle parking itself. Source: Engadget Link: Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier Essential's PH-1, the premium handset from Andy Rubin, will only be available on America's fourth biggest mobile network. USA Today broke the news after an interview with Essential's Niccolo de Masi, who said that the device would be a carrier exclus… Source: Engadget Link: Essential phone […]

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental scheme… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese bike rental giants […]

Former Hulu exec's app aggregates YouTube unboxing vids

Former Hulu exec's app aggregates YouTube unboxing vids There's something about unboxing videos that's attracted a ton of attention in recent years, making them wildly popular on YouTube and other platforms. Now, ex-Hulu and Flipboard CTO Eric Feng is trying to cash in on the masses' obsession with "unbox… Source: Engadget Link: Former Hulu exec's […]

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify Taylor Swift must have shaken off any bad blood left between her and Spotify, because you'll soon be able to listen to her music on the service again. In fact, you'll be able to access her entire back catalog not just on Spotify, but also on every […]