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Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using

Instagram's IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that's not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is r… Source: Engadget | Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using

Ask Engadget: What tech can help me survive a trade show?

This week's question asks about technology that can make a massive trade show a lot easier. Weigh in with your advice in the comments — and feel free to send your own questions along to ask@engadget.com! I just worked my first CES, and it was a rou… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: What tech can …

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Your iPhone now serves as a Google security key

You no longer need Android to use your phone as a Google security key. Google has updated Smart Lock for iOS to let you use your device's "built-in security key" — that is, the Secure Enclave built into every iOS device with Touch ID or Face ID. Fr… Source: Engadget | Your iPhone now serves …

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Samsung's rugged Galaxy XCover Pro includes a swappable battery

If you're pining for the days of phones with swappable batteries and durable bodies, relief is at hand — at least, if you're willing to import from a Nordic country. Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy XCover Pro, a mid-tier rugged phone that's only exp… Source: Engadget | Samsung's rugged Galaxy XCover Pro includes a swappable …

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L'Oreal's handheld skincare doles out custom formula at each press

Beauty tech is tricky business. Every other month it seems like a new company pops up, promising to make a custom blended product that targets your specific skin type and concerns. But there are also environmental factors that affect what you'd want… Source: Engadget | L'Oreal's handheld skincare doles out custom formula at each press

Vote for the Best of CES 2020 People's Choice Awards!

We've announced our Best of CES finalists so now it's time for you to cast your vote for your favorite gadget at CES 2020! Just head over here (or below) to pick your three favorite items from our pool of finalists. You have until 6 PM ET tomorrow, J… Source: Engadget | Vote for the …

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US Army is the latest military branch to ban TikTok

The Navy isn't the only American military branch clamping down on TikTok. The Army has banned the use of TikTok on government-issued phones, with Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Robin Ochoa telling Military.com that it's "considered a cyber threat." The… Source: Engadget | US Army is the latest military branch to ban TikTok

President Trump signs anti-robocall TRACED Act into law

A key bill to curb the robocall scourge is now the law of the land. President Trump has signed the TRACED Act, toughening the punishments for illegal robocalls and accelerating telecoms' efforts to block spam. Fines for robocalls now reach up to $1… Source: Engadget | President Trump signs anti-robocall TRACED Act into law

Tech that defined the decade

2020 is just around the corner, and another decade will soon come to an end. A lot has happened over the past ten years, and not all of it was pleasant: 3D television came and went, the headphone jack slowly died and the intersection of tech and… Source: Engadget | Tech that defined the decade

The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones

When it comes to phones, there hasn't been a year like 2019 in a while. Between the introduction of the first foldables and the rollout of technologies like 5G, 2019 wasn't just another year of comfortable iteration for manufacturers. Instead, it saw… Source: Engadget | The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones

WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android

WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesn't think it's worth supporting Windows Phone any more. The company has announced it is ending support for older versions of Android and iOS as well as the… Source: Engadget | WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions …

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The Morning After: Foldable phone hype flopped in 2019

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're almost done with 2019. The year included cheaper 4K TVs, tons of foldable phones and some very forgettable tweets. At least one of those areas could use some significant improvements, and who knows, maybe… Source: Engadget | The Morning After: Foldable phone hype flopped in 2019

Former Apple exec claims the company spied on his text messages

A former Apple executive is claiming the company spied on his text messages before suing him. In February, Gerard Williams III, who spent almost 10 years working on mobile device chips at Apple, left the company. The same month, he joined NuVia Inc -… Source: Engadget | Former Apple exec claims the company spied on …

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