Foursquare test app whispers restaurant suggestions through your earbuds

By airpods, android, audio, augmented reality, engadget, food and drink, foursquare, gear, Internet, ios, iPhone, location-based, marsbot for airpods, News

Local recommendation apps have a common problem: you often have to be looking for those recommendations, making it unlikely that you’ll discover a place through pure serendipity. Foursquare thinks it can help by being more proactive. It just r…

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

By android, apps, driving, driving mode, engadget, gear, google, google assistant, Google: Maps, Internet, Mobile, News, voice assistant

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that …

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‘Fortnite’ can run at 90FPS on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7

By android, engadget, Epic Games, fortnite, galaxy store, galaxy tab s7, galaxy tab s7 plus, games, gaming, gear, News, Samsung, tablet, video games

You don’t have to buy a OnePlus phone or an iPad Pro to play Fortnite at high frame rates on mobile. Samsung is ‘unlocking’ 90FPS gameplay on the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ as of October 13th. You’ll need to either update Fortnite or grab the lates…

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Someone bought the new Chromecast and told Reddit all about it

By android, Chromecast, chromecast with google tv, dongle, engadget, gear, google, Google: TV, hardware, interface, leak, News, packaging, pixel, pixel event, video

Google’s annual Pixel event is five days away, and the leaks just keep coming. A couple weeks ago, Android Police spotted a listing for a “Chromecast with Google TV” through Target. Now, Redditor u/fuzztub07 has shared photos of that dongle, a…

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Xbox remote play is open to everyone on Android devices

By android, app, engadget, game streaming, gaming, Microsoft, Mobile, News, ui, user interface, userinterface, xbox, xbox app, xbox one, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

Microsoft has rolled out a new Android Xbox app, which will allow all Xbox One owners (and Series X/S players in the future) to stream games from their console to their phone or tablet. Until now, only Xbox Insiders had access to the feature. …

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Iranian hackers’ Android malware spies on dissidents by stealing 2FA codes

By 2fa, android, engadget, gear, Iran, malware, Mobile, News, Phishing, rampant kitten, spying, spyware, surveillance, two-factor authentication

It’s no secret that some countries have spied on their citizens through innocuous-looking apps, but one effort is more extensive than usual. Check Point Research has discovered (via ZDNet) that Rampant Kitten, an Iranian hacker group that has …

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Microsoft xCloud will offer over 150 Xbox games when it goes live tomorrow

By android, cloud gaming, cloudgaming, engadget, Game Pass, game pass ultimate, gamepass, gamepassultimate, gaming, News, project xcloud, projectxcloud, xbox, xbox game pass ultimate, xboxgamepassultimate, xcloud

Microsoft’s game streaming service, xCloud (also referred to as “cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate”), will go live in 22 countries on Tuesday, and it’ll have more titles available at the outset than expected. You’ll be able to play more than…

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Microsoft Surface Duo review: An exciting, expensive, erratic affair

By android, dual screen, engadget, galaxy z fold 2, gear, Microsoft, microsoft surface duo, Mobile, review, Samsung, samsung galaxy z fold 2, smartphone, surface duo

A new class of devices is rising — a type of device that wants to be both a phone and a tablet. The Surface Duo is one of the more exciting attempts to straddle that divide. Instead of going for a foldable screen like Samsung, Motorola or Hua…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra gets a whopping $300 discount at Amazon

By Amazon, android, commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, galaxy s20, galaxy s20 ultra, gear, Mobile, News, Samsung, smartphone, thebuyersguide

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is normally one of the most expensive phones you can get, but it might be considerably more reasonable if you act quickly. Amazon is offering a daily deal on the unlocked S20 Ultra with 128GB of storage that lowers t…

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After 27 years, ‘Doom’ and ‘Doom 2’ get widescreen support

By android, bethesda, doom, doom eternal, doom ii, engadget, gaming, id software, ios, Mobile, News, nintendo switch, PC Gaming, personal computing, video games

Later this year, Doom and Doom 2 will turn 27 and 26 years old, respectively. Yet id Software still somehow found time while working on the new expansion for Doom: Eternal to update the two games (via Polygon). The update adds substantial enha…

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Google may pull ‘fediverse’ Android apps for allegedly enabling hate speech (updated)

By android, apps, engadget, fediverse, free speech, gear, google, Google Play, Internet, mastodon, Mobile, News, Play Store

Google has stepped up its fight against hate speech, but there are concerns that it might be too aggressive. As Private Internet Access reports, Google has warned it will pull multiple “fediverse” apps (groups of interconnected servers used fo…

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