The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced

Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced iFixit gave Google's Pixel XL a middling repairability score of 6 out of 10 partly because its display was poorly assembled. Still, the team found a lot of modular components that can be easily replaced when they cracked Mountain View's new flagship… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

Qualcomm-powered 5G devices may arrive in first half of 2018

Qualcomm-powered 5G devices may arrive in first half of 2018 As we saw back at MWC, 5G trials are already well under way around the world, and such efforts are recently boosted with support from the FCC plus the EU. Verizon has stated that it's aiming to implement 5G at some point in 2017, but […]

HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC

HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC Everything about HP's Elite X3 seems like a gamble. It's the company's first phone in two years, and it's the first major Windows Phone device since Microsoft's Lumia 950 debuted last year. HP is betting big that premium hardware and […]

SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker

SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker Alexa and Google Home aren't the only pieces of voice-controlled assistant hardware available this holiday season. Today SoundHound announced the first third-party speaker to harness the power of its Hound platform. Built by Boombotix, the stand-alon… Source: Engadget Link: SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker

Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Casetify

Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Casetify When the mornings are feeling that little bit crisper and the nights are drawing in, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. Okay, it might be a little premature to start thinking about the festive holiday, but thanks to our friends at Caset… […]

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house The batteries that power Samsung's smartphones (including that Galaxy Note 7), are tested in a lab that's owned by the company. While it tests to ensure its phone batteries are certified by US wireless industry group the CTIA, Samsung's certified lab… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung tested its […]

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens If you have insurance on your phone and smash the ever-loving tar out of the screen, you normally have to file a claim, pay a deductible and wait for a replacement device. Bleh. AT&T and its insurance provider Asurion, however, are trying somethi… Source: Engadget Link: […]

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights In the wake of Samsung's global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, the US has now banned the device on all aircraft, even if they're turned off. Previously, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) only issued a warning to have passengers keep the phones… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Tinder 'Smart Photos' uses swipe data to select your best pic

Tinder 'Smart Photos' uses swipe data to select your best pic When you're swiping through Tinder it's pretty easy to dismiss someone based on their first photo. Maybe it's poorly compressed, from the delivery room or the church steps on a person's wedding day. Those might be red flags that push people to instan… Source: […]

Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker

Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker In the three years since it first introduced its Bluetooth trackers, Tile has accepted that less can be more and worked to reduce the profile of its location-aware squares. Less than two months ago, we saw the launch of the Tile Slim — a thin […]

Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good

Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good Samsung has "permanently discontinued" production of the Galaxy Note 7, the company told Engadget in a short statement. Sales of the flagship phone were halted yesterday because replacements for the original, recalled model were still catching fire a… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung ends production of […]

Casual 'Pokemon Go' trainers now have a fighting chance

Casual 'Pokemon Go' trainers now have a fighting chance Pokémon Go players know if their pocket monster is a catch and even have one of them scurry behind your avatar. The latest update is aimed at balancing the in-game battles, giving the Pidgeottos and Mr. Mimes of the world a (slightly) better c… Source: Engadget […]

Oculus disables Gear VR app on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Oculus disables Gear VR app on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Oculus has pushed an update to the Galaxy Note 7 that disables the Gear VR app on the device, according to several sources. Instead of loading the app, it shows a message (above) stating that "until further notice, Note 7 devices will not be compatib… […]

HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak

HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak HTC has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for years, but it looks like something is finally starting to materialize. A Weibo user has posted what are claimed to be photos of the "Halfbeak," an in-development Android Wear smartwatch that… Source: Engadget Link: HTC's Android […]

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses)

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses) Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of its users. To start, a teen in Farmington, Minnesota rep… Source: Engadget […]

Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales

Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales Reports that a Galaxy Note 7 issued as a replacement caught fire on an airplane may be too much for at least one carrier. Bloomberg cites a single unnamed source claiming that AT&T is "considering" stopping sales of the troubled phone based on th… Source: […]

New York's busiest railways now accept Apple Pay

New York's busiest railways now accept Apple Pay New York has been in the process of rolling out a mobile solution for the Metropolitan Transit Agency's super-busy Long Island Railroad and Metro North Railroad lines over the summer, and this week the app was updated with support for both Apple Pay… Source: Engadget Link: New […]

Snapchat ends our long nightmare by killing Story Auto Advance

Snapchat ends our long nightmare by killing Story Auto Advance Before Instagram copied it, Snapchat's rolling 24-hour Story feature was a quick way to keep up with anyone you follow on the app. There was just one problem: Viewing a new Story would play not only that person's post, but any other new posts in […]

USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack

USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack Like it or not, the effort to get rid of the headphone jack is well underway. The USB Implementers Forum has published its long-expected Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, giving device makers the standard they need to pipe sound through USB-C por… Source: Engadget Link: […]