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Pioneer's DJ app can upload your mixes directly to SoundCloud

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:56pm
DJs make up a huge part of the SoundCloud user base, uploading long mixes and gathering original electronic music to include in live performances. Pioneer is taking advantage of this fact with an update to its iOS mix recording app, DJM-REC. The comp...

US to alert public to foreign operations targeting Americans - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:53pm
A new Justice Department policy aims to combat hacking operations like those conducted by Russia during the 2016 election.

Waze for Android Auto now works on your smartphone's display - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:34pm
Drivers who prefer to use Android Auto on their phone's display can now choose Waze for navigation.

George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers Comic-Con trailer full of space screams - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:24pm
Coming from the mind of George R.R. Martin, you know this new SyFy TV series he calls "Psycho in space" isn't going to be a serene mission.

Confirmed: 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard resists dust -- to a point - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:22pm
Even though Apple told us differently.

Waze now works with Android Auto's phone display

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:06pm
Last July, Waze finally integrated with Android Auto, but the service was limited. Android Auto has two parts: What you can see on the car's display unit and what is available on your phone's screen. Previously Waze was only available through the car...

Amazon's Part Finder helps you find those weird screws you need

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 5:04pm
If you have a home hardware part you can't really identify but need more of, you might find that the camera in Amazon's iPhone app is a bit more useful after a low-key recent update. The new Part Finder tool uses computer vision to determine the type...

Spotify lets artists submit unreleased tracks to playlist editors

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:33pm
Spotify announced today that it's making it easier for artists and labels to submit new music to its playlist editors. The company has released a new feature, which is still in beta, that will allow artists and managers with a Spotify for Artists acc...

iFixit puts the MacBook Pro's anti-debris keyboard to the test

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:05pm
Users have complained that the butterfly switch keyboard that comes with newer MacBook and MacBook Pro models is too sensitive to crumbs and dust, with difficult-to-repair keys becoming "sticky" overtime. But when iFixit took a look inside Apple's ne...

Microsoft's strong quarter was powered by the cloud, Surface and Xbox

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:44pm
It's honestly getting a bit tough to write about Microsoft's quarterly earnings without sounding like a broken record. For years, its booming cloud business has pushed revenues higher, and the same is true for the past fourth quarter. The company rep...

This day in Engadget history: The iPhone jailbreak era begins

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:30pm
Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous finds from across the internet, there's a lot to ex...

Instagram adds status markers to your DM list

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:01pm
Instagram started telling you when your friends were active in the direct message list last January. Now the photo-centric social network is expanding the feature with a new green dot to indicate who is online and active.

FCC vote likely dooms Sinclair-Tribune merger

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:32pm
The FCC has voted to send the proposed sale of Tribune Media properties to Sinclair to a hearing, effectively hammering the second-to-last nail in the coffin on the buyout. The agency's commissioners unanimously agreed on a Hearing Designation Order...

Voice assistants still have problems understanding strong accents

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:57pm
Cultural biases in tech aren't just limited to facial recognition -- they crop up in voice assistants as well. The Washington Post has partnered with research groups on studies showing that Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant aren't as accurate unders...

AMC is selling movie tickets on Facebook

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:36pm
Facebook's Movies section gives users the option of searching for movies and showtimes and then purchasing tickets through Fandango or Atom Tickets. But now, AMC Theatres has partnered with the platform and users can now buy tickets for AMC showings...

UK oversight board discloses potential Huawei security issues

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:15pm
Chinese phone maker Huawei continues to get quite a bit of scrutiny as it tries to push into western markets like the US and UK. The FBI, CIA and NSA have warned against buying the company's phones, AT&T backed out of reported plans to bring the...

Facebook Messenger for Kids is now available in Mexico

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:54pm
Today marks Facebook releasing its Messenger for Kids app to our friendly southern neighbor. It doesn't have any Mexico-specific features, and unlike when it was released in Canada and Peru, it isn't part of a larger feature roll-out like a Spanish-l...

Uber drivers can sell you goods during your ride

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:32pm
Don't be surprised if you get a sales pitch the next time you step into an Uber car. The ridesharing service has formed a partnership with Cargo to give drivers free boxes full of goods they can sell to passengers through a mobile app, ranging from...

Facebook will begin actively enforcing its age policy

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:09pm
Facebook is tweaking its policies towards underage users, TechCrunch reports, and it will begin requiring those suspected of being younger than 13 years old to provide proof of their age. The move comes after a report from the UK's Channel 4, in whic...

DC's streaming service will cost $8 per month

Engadget - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:49am
We've known for awhile now that DC Comics, home of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, was working on its own streaming service to house its TV shows and movies. Now, DC has released more details on the service. DC Universe will be priced at $75 per y...