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Amazon is reportedly working on an ad-supported video service

Amazon is working on an ad-supported video service that would be available to users of its Fire TV devices, The Information reports. According to people familiar with the matter, the service will tentatively be called Free Dive and is being developed… Source: Engadget | Amazon is reportedly working on an ad-supported video service

Microsoft OneDrive will use AI to make searchable video transcripts

You've probably had that moment where you wanted to track down an important piece of information from a video, but weren't sure when it was said. If so, Microsoft wants to come to your aid — it's introducing media searching in OneDrive (and SharePo… Source: Engadget | Microsoft OneDrive will use AI to make searchable …

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Gmail's merciful 'undo send' feature comes to Android

Gmail's desktop 'undo send' feature is a godsend for the mashy-handed, letting you recall an email for a short time after you've sent it out into the internet ether. Now — finally — it's available on Android with the latest Gmail update (version 8…. Source: Engadget | Gmail's merciful 'undo send' feature comes to Android

Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for students?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for …

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Google's next Chromecast may offer improved connectivity

Google may soon release a Chromecast with full Bluetooth support and sturdier WiFi connectivity, an FCC filing indicates. It seems likely the dongle will have the same design as the current version, with Google only making internal changes. Source: Engadget | Google's next Chromecast may offer improved connectivity

DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told Reuters. The case, an investigation of the MS-13 gang, is under seal so filings aren't publicly av… Source: Engadget | DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis

The white supremacist Charlottesville marchers who used Discord to prepare for violence might not remain anonymous for much longer. A chief magistrate judge has shot down an attempt by one of the neo-Nazis to dismiss a subpoena for Discord that would… Source: Engadget | Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis

This Day in Engadget History: Facebook reveals Trending Topics

Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous finds from across the internet, there's a lot to ex… Source: Engadget | This Day in Engadget History: Facebook reveals Trending Topics

The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is ready for regular folks

The Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV (starting at $72,555) is unapologetically huge. That could create a bit of an existential crisis for some. Here are some of the issues I thought about while driving the Navigator: Where do you park something t… Source: Engadget | The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is ready for regular folks

Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your favorite store

Amazon has been working to make its voice assistant more Alexa more useful to users, and this latest feature will certainly help with that. The company is adding the hours, phone numbers and addresses of over a million businesses to Alexa's database. Source: Engadget | Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your …

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Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)

When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but live on the internet? Like it or not, that's happening… Source: Engadget | Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy …

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NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days u… Source: Engadget | NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' …

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Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change

Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin… Source: Engadget | Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could …

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