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  1. Comcast’s low-cost wireless service might be a success

    10.04 / 21:10 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The wireless carrier battles have been heating up recently, as reports of a Sprint and T-Mobile merger intensify, which would allow the third and fourth largest cellular carriers in the US to better compete with the likes of giants AT&T and…
  2. New York Times offers new subscribers a free Google Home

    10.04 / 21:10 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The New York Times has been upping its tech game recently in hopes to keep subscription numbers up in an age of free internet news. It made digital access free during the 2016 election, bundled free Spotify accounts this past February and bought a…
  3. FCC approves $77 million to fix communications in Puerto Rico and VI

    10.04 / 21:10 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the FCC has approved a measure providing up to $77 million to restore networks there and in the US Virgin Islands. It said that as of yesterday, 88 percent of cell sites were still down in…
  4. Google Pixel 2: By the numbers

    10.04 / 20:29 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Google really turned on the new product firehose during its Pixel 2 event in San Francisco on Wednesday. We saw two new phones in two new sizes and five new colors, an updated Google Home, a pincushion-shaped "Home Mini", a Home home stereo (suck…
  5. Google Home Mini hands-on: Smaller, cheaper, subtler

    10.04 / 20:29 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Google's most adorable product launch today is definitely its puck-sized Home Mini. No more imposing cylinders with AI voices, it's much, much, smaller and just less "tech." At $49, it'll square up against Amazon's Dot, but like the Dot, it will…
  6. Voyage tests its self-driving cars in retirement communities

    10.04 / 20:29 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Online learning company Udacity decided to redirect the engineers it's training into a new spun-off self-driving tech company, Voyage, back in April. Now they're starting to test their autonomous technology with folks who could be greatly empowered…
  7. The Google Pixel 2 vs. the original Pixel: What's changed?

    10.04 / 20:29 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The new Pixel phones are here and, while they don't give us much more to look at compared to last year's models, it's the inside that really counts. This year's 5-inch Pixel gives us a better camera and more powerful processor compared to the…
  8. Apple watchOS update addresses LTE connectivity issues

    10.04 / 20:29 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Two weeks after Apple released watchOS 4.0, the company has pushed out an update that aims to fix a seriously annoying issue. It seems the brand-new Apple Watch Series 3 with the latest watchOS would tend to automatically switch from LTE to WiFi…
  9. Google claims Pixel 2 has the best camera, just like the first Pixel

    10.04 / 17:59 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Google was quick to brag about the original Pixel's camera prowess last year, and it's continuing with that confident stance now that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here. Both phones use the same 12-megapixel rear camera, and have received an…
  10. Google Clips is $249 AI-powered camera

    10.04 / 17:59 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Final hour leaks suggested Google Clips would be some kind of accessory -- but neglected to mention what for, and what it would do. Now we know: it's a Google-powered Narrative camera accessory that uses the company's AI know-how to automagically…
  11. Google’s cleaner Pixel 2 UI puts search front and center

    10.04 / 17:59 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Last year, Google's first Pixel phone came with a few surprises -- including a new proprietary launcher that shifted around icons and the user interface. But it seems the rumors about the Pixel 2's refreshed UI were true: The Google search box has…
  12. Google's new Daydream headset is $99

    10.04 / 17:59 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Last year, Google announced the Daydream View, its first ever mobile VR headset. Not only was it powered by Android, it could also be used with a variety of different Daydream-compatible phones and it was covered in fabric. Today, the company…
  13. Google's Lens visual search will hit Pixel phones this year

    10.04 / 17:59 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Google may be unveiling the highly anticipated (and heavily leaked) Pixel 2 phones, Pixelbook and "Max" and mini Home speakers today, but the company also has new software up its sleeves. In particular, it showed off the new Lens feature, which is…
  14. Google unveils the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

    10.04 / 17:11 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Google has announced the second generation of its venerated Pixel handsets, the Pixel 2 and its larger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL. The former measures in at 5-inches, while the latter packs a 6-inch display, although the biggest features on these…
  15. Sonos One hands-on: Betting on voice control to evolve

    10.04 / 17:11 engadget.com Engadget - News
    After months filled with teases, rumors and speculation, Sonos has finally introduced its first speaker with built-in support for voice commands. Today, at an event in New York City, the company unveiled the Sonos One, a device billed as "The Smart…
  16. Google Assistant will tell your kids a story starting this month

    10.04 / 17:11 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Kids don't quite have the diction that adults to, which can make it hard even for us humans to understand them. Google knows this and has tweaked Assistant and Home to better pick up what your munchkins are laying down. The search juggernaut has…
  17. Google’s Pixelbook is a 2-in-1 premium Chromebook

    10.04 / 17:11 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Google's Pixel laptop is back! Sort of. After retiring its older Pixel Chromebook this year, Google is jumping back into the premium notebook fray with the Pixelbook. (We'll leave it up to you to figure out how they came up with that name.) The big…
  18. Nest's new security products will soon do more with Google Home

    10.04 / 17:11 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Today's Google event is all about, well, Google hardware, but that doesn't mean Nest isn't getting some love too. On stage the company just announced that its Google Home speaker (and now, Google Home Mini) will soon have deeper, more useful…
  19. Google Home Mini gives you a simple Assistant speaker for $49

    10.04 / 16:34 engadget.com Engadget - News
    If you feel the regular Google Home is overkill when you just want to ask about the weather, you're in luck: as rumored, Google has introduced the cut-down Home Mini. For all intents and purposes, it's Mountain View's take on Amazon's Echo Dot. The…
  20. Tinder adds Reactions to help you make a point in chats

    10.04 / 16:34 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Tinder has frequently tweaked its offerings. Over the past year or so, it's introduced a new user interface, more inclusive gender options, a feature that figures out which of your photos are more appealing as well as GIFs and emoji. If you're…