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Apple's Time to Walk feature will offer inspiring stories to Fitness+ subscribers

Engadget - 7 hours 22 min ago
Apple could soon launch a podcast-like feature called “Time to Walk” for Fitness+ subscribers and Watch owners, according to MacRumors. The feature, which popped up in the watchOS 7.3 release candidate beta, is described in the release notes as “an a...

Netflix delivers 'studio-quality' sound upgrade for Android viewers

Engadget - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 4:14pm
Don’t be surprised if Netflix sounds nicer the next time you marathon a show on your Android phone. Netflix has upgraded its Android app to stream audio in xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC; yes, it’s a mouthful), promising “studio-quality” so...

Google mobile search redesign focuses on results, not frills

Engadget - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 3:31pm
You might soon have an easier time searching the web from your phone. Google is rolling out a visual redesign of mobile search that should help you focus on the results rather than... well, everything surrounding them. Results pages now run edge-to-e...

Apple warns against putting an iPhone 12 too close to your pacemaker

Engadget - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 1:45pm
You probably don’t need someone to tell you that magnets and life-saving medical devices don’t mix, but Apple wants to make that patently clear. MacRumors has learned that Apple recently updated a support document to warn against keeping the iPhone 1...

Sony may resurrect the Xperia Compact line for small phone fans

Engadget - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 1:00pm
Did you see the iPhone 12 mini and wish there were an Android equivalent to that small-yet-mighty design? You might get your wish. Well-known tipster OnLeaks has shared what he says are images and early details of the Xperia Compact, Sony’s revival o...

Website features faces from Parler's Capitol riot videos - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:43pm
The goal of Faces of the Riots is to aid the FBI in its investigation of the deadly siege, the site's creator says.

This $23 emergency radio is all you need to survive the zombie (or robot) apocalypse - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:56am
It runs on AC, battery, solar and hand-crank power, has a flashlight and power bank for your phone.

Where to buy the Nintendo Switch: Get the latest inventory updates for Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:55am
This $300 console is once again incredibly hard to find. Here's what to know if you're looking for one right now.

Uber cuts 15 percent of Postmates' workforce

Engadget - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:46am
Now that Uber owns Postmates, it’s apparently ready to cut workers it believes are superfluous. Uber has confirmed to the New York Times that it’s laying off about 185 people at Postmates, or about 15 percent of the delivery company’s staff. Most of...

The best cheap home security cameras to buy this year - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 10:28am
Want to keep an eye on your home for less money? We've got you covered.

PS5 restocks: What you need to know about buying a console at Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, Amazon, Target and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 10:00am
The Sony PlayStation isn't in stock right now, but check here for the latest news on when to expect more inventory at major retailers.

Galactic Civilizations 3 is an awesome strategy game and it's completely free - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 9:51am
This week's free game from Epic is the critically acclaimed and fan favorite galaxy-spanning turn-based 4X strategy simulation -- regularly $40.

SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites into orbit

Engadget - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 9:20am
After a slight delay, SpaceX has smashed a record for sending spacecraft into orbit. The company successfully launched its Transporter-1 mission carrying an unprecedented 143 satellites, including 133 commercial and government customer vehicles and 1...

The best smart home devices of the year that aren't made by Amazon or Google - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 7:01am
We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home gadgets are out there.

Five ways Alexa can help make remote learning easier this semester - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 7:00am
Voice assistants really can help with schooling, especially with younger kids. Here's how.

Best leather cleaners and conditioners for cars 2021: Lexol, 3D and more - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 7:00am
Get your car seats looking fresh and feeling soft with our top products.

The best indoor garden for every type of gardener in 2021 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 6:00am
No matter your growing goals, there's a smart garden system to fit your space.

Best cargo e-bikes for 2021 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 6:00am
Want an e-bike to haul groceries, packages or your kids? These are a safe bet to get you around town with a little assistance from an environmentally friendly electric motor.

Phones of CES 2021: Rollable phones, the Galaxy S21 lineup and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 6:00am
The biggest non-Samsung announcement at CES 2021 was arguably LG's Rollable phone, followed closely by TCL's own foray into the nascent rollable category.

AirTags in 2021? Samsung's SmartTags are here, so Apple rumors are really flying - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 4:00am
Here's every rumor we've heard about Apple's tracking devices, which could help you find your phone, keys and other important stuff.