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iPhone 7 won’t play nicely with Android Wear watches

If you decided to pick up an Android Wear device instead of Apple Watch, you may have trouble using it with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.<p>Those who have upgraded to one of Apple’s latest smartphones have found they just don’t play nicely with Google’s wearable platform, despite the fact that their …

Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud

SoundCloud as a company is a disaster, but it’s the only streaming service with the DJ sets and remixes kids love. So it makes perfect sense that Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, the Financial Times reports.<p>Spotify already declined to buy it twice over the past year and a half; …

What Do Anna Wintour and Bob Dylan Have in Common? This Secret Garden

In 2008, the photographer and film director Francesco Carrozzini bought a townhouse in Greenwich Village for $6.8 million. Ostensibly, he got a four-story brick home built in 1844 with low ceilings and small, dark rooms. But luxury real estate is never about the basics.<p>The house is part of the …

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus New Complaints Cite Disconnected Calls, Bluetooth Connectivity Issues And More

While the demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets is skyrocketing, several owners of Apple’s newest smartphones are already experiencing …

IPhone 7

Verizon flirted with more bloatware for its devices

Because Go90 wasn't enough.<p>Engadget parent company Verizon apparently wants to litter your phone with even more crap you don't want. Pre-installed apps from its brand partners would arrive with your new handset from Big Red, according to a report from <i>AdAge</i>. The publication's sources say that it'd …

Mobile

Microsoft, Google gang up on Apple in new ads

Apple is getting picked on by two of its biggest competitors.<p>Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) used some of Apple (AAPL)'s well-known user pain points to promote their own services in two separate TV and YouTube ads this month.<p>On Tuesday, Microsoft went after Apple by pitting its new Surface Pro 4 …

Intel Corporation

Why Google and Microsoft Are Fighting for Student Customers

Tech titans know that if they want to expand their customer bases, they’ve got to get ’em while they’re young. That’s why Google and Microsoft have …

2016 MacBook Pro Specs, Features: No Kaby Lake Processor; To Come With Thunderbolt 3 Port, USB 3.1 Type C

Every year, millions of Apple fans are anticipating for the release of the Cupertino giant’s new products. Since the iPhone 7 smartphones are already …

Your smartphone knows if you're a good driver

Want to prove you're a better driver than your friends? There's a growing list of apps to do just that.<p>These apps look at information collected from a smartphone's GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope to sense if you brake or accelerate sharply, determine how fast you drive, and whether you make jerky …

Insurance

Olympic Tennis 2016: Breaking Down Rafael Nadal's Chances to Win Gold Medal

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s exit at the 2016 Olympics has been the biggest shocker, but No. 5 Rafael Nadal might be the most pleasant surprise. Or maybe, by now, the tennis world should understand that the Spaniard has made a career of impressive comebacks.<p>While other stars are sidelined for …

You can now customize your avatar in Pokemon Go, here's how

Thanks to a recent update you can now change your avatar on Pokemon Go whenever you feel like you need a new look. Before, you could only choose customizations for your character at the start of the game.<p>To access the customization menu, tap on the face of your avatar at the bottom of the map …

Pokémon GO loses precious battery saver mode on iPhone

Steer clear of the latest <i>Pokémon GO</i> update for iPhone if you rely on the game’s “battery saver” mode. Developer Niantic has inexplicably removed the feature in its latest release for iOS, meaning your latest addiction now burns even more power than before.<p><i>Pokémon GO</i> version 1.1.0 actually brought …

Developer made Ascension VR to confront her fear of flying

Theresa Duringer is a afraid of flying. To cope with it, she designed a game that she can view and play with a Samsung Gear VR mobile headset. Ascension VR, based on a popular card game, is designed to distract her during long flights, and it launches today on the Steam and Oculus VR app …

Brave, the ad-blocking browser from former Mozilla CEO, grabs $4.5 million

Brave Software, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding for the continued development of its open source browser that blocks online ads and other trackers. Unlike traditional web browsers where ad-blocking takes place via a …

Digital Advertising

New 'Pokémon Go' update makes it much harder to cheat

Almost a month after the app took the world by storm, <i>Pokémon Go</i> has now been updated with some major changes that should make it more difficult to …

Pokémon

Judge throws out $625 million verdict in VirnetX’s patent case against Apple … for now

Back in February an East Texas court ruled that Apple must pay more than $625 million in damages to VirnetX over patent infringement related to iMessage and FaceTime. The patent case was especially notable for being one of the highest amounts rewarded in history, but the plaintiff in the case …

Tesla is buying Elon Musk's SolarCity for $2.6 billion

Tesla has confirmed it's buying one of Elon Musk's other companies, SolarCity.<p>The deal, which was first mooted in June, has now been agreed and will …

Russian Military Helicopter Shot Down in Syria; 5 Killed

World<p>MOSCOW — A Russian military helicopter was shot down over Syria on Monday killing all five people on board, officials told state-run media.<p>President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told reporters the Mi-8 chopper had just delivered humanitarian aid to the besieged city of Aleppo when it was downed …

Middle East

Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.<p>Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting …

Brazil

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Joins Billionaire Ranks As Facebook Stock Soars

Four years after he made a billion-dollar deal with Facebook, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom is now a billionaire in his own right.<p>When Systrom first appeared on the cover of FORBES in August 2012, he had recently agreed to sell his photo sharing app Instagram, which had 30 million users and no …

How Samsung plans its phones

<b>The S7 and S7 Edge have lots in common with the 6 from last year, whereas the S6 was a really big change from the 5. So first of all, could you tell me about why Samsung made such a big design change from the S5 to S6?</b><p>So up to 2013 the smartphone market was really fast-growing. According to our …

Mobile

Tesla and Solar City agree to a $2.6 billion merger

New "integrated solar and storage" offerings are already on the way.<p>Tesla has confirmed that it will buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion, a deal that unites two Elon Musk firms as one giant green company. The merged business will sell solar panels, Powerwall batteries to store the energy and electric …

On Dallas trip, Obama will try to make sense of shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to …