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New Galaxy S6, S6 Edge owners can score a free Uber ride

How many ways do you use your smartphone to help you get around? Whether you’re getting turn-by-turn driving directions, checking public transit …

Amazon is offering apps and games worth $105 for free today

Amazon seems to think you shouldn’t be spending money on Android apps and games – why else would the retail giant regularly offer apps and games worth north of 100 bucks for free?<p>Yes, Amazon has another Free Apps of the Day bundle and this one sees 24 titles worth a total of $105 discounted to …

Apps

Huawei P8 review: best phones nobody's seen from the biggest company nobody's heard

Huawei is the biggest phone brand you may never have heard of, though that’s beginning to change. Two years ago it launched the Ascend P6 which was …

Google Docs for iOS now lets you approve or reject document changes, edit tables

If you're a heavy user of Google Docs on iOS, these no doubt come as welcome changes to the app. Table editing has been sorely absent from the app …

Google Search now showing all apps related to search content, not just the ones already installed

Apps have been indexed in Google Search for quite some time already, but today Google has made some changes to the way it displays results. …

Google changes mobile search results to display website names in place of URLs

Specifically, search results will now display a website's actual name instead of its URL, along with what Google calls a "breadcrumb-like format" for …

Chrome OS update incoming: Files app with Material Design, improved launcher, and more

Owners of devices running Chrome OS can expect an update to arrive over the next few weeks. The latest update, version 42.0.2311.87, brings various …

Samsung estimates Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales could reach 70 million

Samsung might have had a rough year in 2014, but things are certainly looking up for 2015 so far. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both finding warm reception across the globe. In particular, the Galaxy S6 Edge is said to be surpassing expectations, thanks to its unique design that helps it …

Electronics Industry

The eBay price of this Galaxy S6 Edge is out of this galaxy

For some, the Galaxy S6 Edge might be priced out of this world. It’s unlocked, SIM-free price is about $900 for the 32GB model. Prepare yourself then, for a product so expensive that it’s simply outside the Milky Way. Retailer KickMobiles is currently offering a “Limited Edition” SIM-free 128GB …

Phones

Google Makes it Easier to Search on Your Phone

It’s hard enough to conduct a Web search on a smartphone without the results being at best, irrelevant or at worst, indecipherable. But so often they are both.<p>Today, Google announced that it is rolling out a fix to improve how people view mobile search results. Specifically, it is updating the …

Domain Names

Spotify Launches Playlist Targeting for Brands

Spotify announced today that it is launching a new form of ad targeting for brands which will allow them to use the context of what you’re doing while listening to music in order to target you with tailored ads.<p>For example, if you are listening to a workout playlist, you would most likely get ads …

Playlist

13 features we'd like to see in iOS 9

Apple will reportedly focus on under-the-hood improvements, mainly for the sake of refining and polishing the current experience on its mobile devices.<p>According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Apple is placing a big emphasis on bug fixes and performance enhancements to make everything run faster and more …

Carpool startup Ride launches, with a different plan in mind

The latest entrant in the ride-hailing industry is hoping to make waves by focusing more on car-sharing with commuters rather than on-demand rides.<p>Is there room for another ride-hailing startup?<p>That's what a new smartphone app called Ride is hoping to find out. It's muscling into the increasingly …

Transportation

Tracking Tag Uses Cell Towers Instead Of GPS To Find Your Stuff

Suggested music for the TV ad: Daft Punk's "Around the World"<p>Knowing where you are--or where your stuff is--is sometimes a challenge. iTraq wants to help fix that by providing a tag about the size of a credit card that can report its location anywhere in the world.<p>Existing location tags mostly use …

Rechargeable Batteries

Drones could be the future of UN peacekeeping

A United Nations panel on technological development has called for peacekeeping missions to be equipped with unmanned drones to survey conflict …

Home Automation System Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control To Make Your Lightbulbs Smart

As our homes becoming increasingly wired (or unwired) it’s important for our teakettles to talk to our fridges and, potentially, for both to gang up on our vacuums. But how? They can now use something called the Silvair Control from Seed Labs.<p>We last met up with Seed Labs last November when they …

Men Twice As Likely As Women to Buy Apple Watch: Poll

About 6 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple's smartwatch according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, with men twice as likely as women to purchase the gadget. The poll showed the watch, Apple's first new product under CEO Tim Cook, appealed to fewer than 4 percent of women compared with 9 percent of …

Apple Watch

Apple's feud with antitrust monitor continues; company accused of not cooperating in iBooks oversight

Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its …

Google Has a New Handwriting Keyboard and It Actually Works

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Jon Shenk—AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Bryan Bedder—Getty Images for Engadget Expand<p>Getty Images<p>Andrea …

Apple officially names Steve Dowling as Vice President of Communications

Apple has officially named long time director of public relations Steve Dowling as its new Vice President of Communications, as noted on the company’s executive bios webpage. Dowling succeeds former Apple Communications head Katie Cotton, who left Apple in 2014 following Apple CEO Tim Cook choosing …

Tim Cook

Planned fallen soldier monument in Mich. veterans memorial causes controversy over prominence of gun

A planned monument that would serve as the final piece of a veterans’ memorial in a Detroit suburb has caused controversy over its prominent depiction of a military rifle, the Detroit Free Press reported.<p>Bear Hall, the chairman of the local chapter of Friends of American Veterans in Milford, Mich. …

Military

Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

NEW YORK (AP) — For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a …

Pregnancy

Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts

The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says.<p>The percentage of American high school students who smoked traditional cigarettes on a …

Public Health

New U.S. citizen sought to execute U.S. soldiers, indictment alleges

<b>(CNN) —</b> A naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded not guilty in Ohio Friday to federal charges of providing material support to terrorists and lying to the FBI.<p>Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, of Columbus, allegedly traveled to Syria for training and wanted to return home to kill Americans -- particularly …

United States

SpaceX attempt to recycle Falcon booster rocket fails

SpaceX's latest attempt at recycling its Falcon 9 rocket by landing it upright on an ocean platform failed Tuesday, after a successful launch of its cargo mission to space<p><b>SpaceX</b> launched a shipment of groceries to the <b>International Space Station</b> on Tuesday, <b>including the first espresso maker bound</b> …

Space Travel

Bali Nine: suggestion executions are close on 10-year anniversary of arrest

Lawyers are still fighting to save two Australians from execution, despite statements indicating the death sentences could be carried out soon<p>On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the arrest of the Bali Nine drug smugglers, lawyers are still fighting to save two Australians from execution, amid …

Asia

Accused college shooter wrestled out of court during hearing

Kenneth Stancil, 20, reportedly "exploded" during the arraignment in which he was advised the killing of Ron Lane, 44, could result in him getting the death penalty if convicted.<p>Stancil refused a lawyer and said he knew what his punishment could be, swore at the judge and was then physically …

Crime

Another death row inmate walks free in Alabama | Reuters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama death row inmate who won a new trial and then reached a plea deal with prosecutors walked out of jail a free man on Thursday, the second condemned man to do so this month.<p>William Ziegler, 39, was greeted by family members as he left the Mobile County Metro …

Baggage worker trapped in jetliner called 911 for help

SEATTLE (AP) — A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jetliner called 911 after takeoff to say he couldn't get …

Aviation