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Amazon’s 2nd-gen Echo Show 8 is 35 percent off right now | Engadget

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re in the market for an Echo Show 8 but missed Amazon’s Prime Day sales, don’t […]

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Facebook and Instagram apps can track users via their in-app browsers | Engadget

If you visit a website you see on Facebook and Instagram, you’ve likely noticed that you’re not redirected to your browser of choice but rather a custom in-app browser. It turns out that those browsers inject javascript code into each website visited, allowing parent Meta to potentially track you across websites, researcher Felix Krause has […]

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Moto’s Razr 2022 foldable gets the flagship processor it deserves | Engadget

Motorola’s last Razr was a nifty folding smartphone and $1,500 fashion statement, but the weak hardware kept it from flagship greatness. Now, the company has responded with the Razr 2022 that might live up to that promise and price, thanks to a true flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Engadget Chinese has reported.  The […]

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The man who built his own ISP to avoid huge fees is expanding his service | Engadget

Given a choice between settling for pathetically slow internet speeds from AT&T or paying Comcast $50,000 to expand to his rural home, Michigan resident Jared Mauch chose option “C”: starting up his own fiber internet service provider. Now, he’s expanding his service from about 70 customers to nearly 600 thanks to funding aimed at expanding […]

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WhatsApp’s latest privacy features include the ability to hide your online status | Engadget

WhatsApp just introduced several important privacy features including the online status blocking option it recently showed in beta, TechCrunch has reported. The aim is to eventually make WhatsApp “as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.  The new “online presence control” feature allows you to send messages […]

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Google and Sonos are now fighting over voice assistant patents | Engadget

Google has sued Sonos, alleging that its new voice assistant violates seven patents related to its own Google Assistant technology, CNET has reported. It’s the latest salvo in a long-running smart speaker battle between the companies, with each suing and countersuing the other following a period when they worked together.  “[Sonos has] started an aggressive […]

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MG’s new all-electric hatchback will cost just $31,400 when it arrives in the UK | Engadget

Last month, MG revealed the all-electric MG4 hatchback with range of up to 281 miles (on the WLTP system). Now, we know it will be one of the least expensive EVs available in the UK with a starting price of £25,995 ($31,400). It’s set to arrive in the UK in September this year. As a […]

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‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ multiplayer reveal set for September 15th | Engadget

Activision and Infinity Ward are set to reveal Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II‘s multiplayer mode along with other details at the Next showcase event on September 15th. They also announced that the early access beta will start rolling out on September 16 and 17 on PlayStation consoles and arrive in an open crossplay beta […]

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Samsung rolls out Android 13-based One UI 5 beta on Galaxy S22 smartphones | Engadget

Samsung has launched its Android 13-flavored One UI 5 OS in beta for Galaxy S22 smartphones, the company announced. Much like Android 13 itself, most of the changes are minor, with some cosmetic improvements along with enhancements for security, notifications, the camera and more. However, Android 13 may offer significant improvements for foldable phones like […]

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YouTube testing ‘pinch to zoom’ feature for Premium users | Engadget

YouTube has quietly introduced an experimental feature called pinch to zoom exclusively for Premium users, Android Police has reported. It lets you zoom into the video player and then pan around to look at different parts of the screen, both in portrait or full-screen landscape view, as shown below.  If you’re a Premium user, you can […]