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Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over alleged spying

Huawei doesn't want further whiffs of suspicion around its motivations, even in cases where it's not directly implicated. The Chinese tech giant has fired Weijing Wang, an employee arrested in Poland over spying allegations despite security official… Source: Engadget | Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over alleged spying

Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for 5G in 2019

The 5G hype at CES has grown each year, becoming unavoidable and almost unbearable over the past two shows. This year was no different — we saw companies announce more partnerships and rollout plans, as well as the launch of new 5G mobile hots… Source: Engadget | Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for 5G …

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Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

There's a thread on Fitbit's Feature Suggestion forum titled, "Add Pregnancy/Nursing mode for more accurate calorie estimates," with the first comment logged in December 2013. It was locked at 328 comments and 1,388 upvotes. In the comments, hundreds… Source: Engadget | Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

How Royole built the world's first foldable phone

Samsung has grand ambitions for its forthcoming, foldable phone, but China's Royole somehow beat the tech titan (and everyone else) to market. Here's the thing, though: despite working on rollable, bendable, flexible screens since 2012, hardly an… Source: Engadget | How Royole built the world's first foldable phone

Android's stock texting app now includes anti-spam safeguards

Your Android phone's text messages could soon be relatively junk-free without needing help from carriers. Android Police has learned that Google is rolling out spam protection to the Messages app for at least some users. It's not clear just what th… Source: Engadget | Android's stock texting app now includes anti-spam safeguards

Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election

The Bangladeshi government isn't just counting on Facebook and Twitter crackdowns to protect its December 30th parliamentary election. The country's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has shut down 3G and 4G mobile data to "prevent rumors and… Source: Engadget | Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election

Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ toolbox

Serato DJ's latest Pro 2.1 and Lite 1.1 software updates have been in public beta for a couple of months, but today those final versions go live. Included with these updates are the addition of SoundCloud and Tidal streaming services right from your… Source: Engadget | Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ …

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FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages

The FCC has rubber-stamped wireless carriers' ongoing efforts to block spam text messages. The regulator voted in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Communications Act, giving telecoms permission to block unw… Source: Engadget | FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages

Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages

You no longer have to strike up a live conversation if you want voice chats on Instagram — the social network has launched walkie-talkie style voice messaging feature for direct messages. If you want to speak your mind, you only have to hold down a… Source: Engadget | Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages

Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations

Earlier this year, Google redesigned Maps to add a bunch of features, including personalized suggestions based on your tastes and interests. Now, that feature will be more broadly available as Google is bringing the For You tab to iOS in more than 40… Source: Engadget | Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales, Apple files appeal

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and man… Source: Engadget | China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales, Apple files appeal

Google winds down support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

If you're still hanging on to a phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to budget for an upgrade. Google has warned developers that it's deprecating support for Ice Cream Sandwich in upcoming versions of Play Services, the framew… Source: Engadget | Google winds down support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich