iHeartRadio launches on BlackBerry 10

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iHeartRadio launches on BlackBerry 10

You may have moved to a brand-new BlackBerry, but you won’t have to give up the traditional sounds ofiHeartRadio — Clear Channel has released a port of the streaming app for BlackBerry 10 devices. It largely keeps pace with versions for other platforms, including Perfect For mood matching as well as the usual choices of live and customized stations. Provided you live in a US territory, you can download the BB10 edition at the source link.

Samsung unveils not-so-entry-level SSD 840 EVO with up to 1TB of space

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Samsung SSD 840 EVO

Disappointed that most entry-level solid-state drives are limited in capacity, speed or both? You’ll be happy with Samsung’s newly unveiled SSD 840 EVO, then. While it’s badged as a starter model, the 2.5-inch SATA drive carries up to 1TB of storage, or twice as much as the regular SSD 840. Thanks to both 10nm flash memory and a multi-core MEX memory controller, the EVO range is also faster than you’d expect from the category. Depending on the model, sequential write speeds have doubled or tripled versus the original series, peaking at 520MB/s; the flagship 1TB edition can read at a similarly blistering 540MB/s. Samsung doesn’t yet have US pricing for the SSD 840 EVO line, although it expects the drives to reach “major” markets worldwide by early August, with other regions coming later.

LG U+ launches LTE-Advanced network, sets sights on SK Telekom

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LG Uplus is second in the world to launch LTEAdvanced network

Not long after South Korea’s SK Telecom launched the world’s first LTE-Advanced network, its homegrown rival, LG U+, will be rolling out LTE-Advanced to its customers as well, according to Yonhap News. There’s no word on what phones the new network will support, though we won’t be surprised if LG’s own Optimus G successor will be one of them. Now pardon us as we figure out a way to move to South Korea, as that’s the only place to get a taste of the zippy speeds right now.

Google Drive reportedly encrypting files, keeping prying eyes off of your cloud

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CNET has learned that Google may be implementing measures to keep the government (or anyone else) out of your Google Drive-stored data. Should this be true, folks concerned about their privacy — everyone, we would hope — might rest easier in a post-PRISM world. According to one of CNET‘s anonymous sources, this isn’t some flight of fancy, either: A small percentage of Drive files are already protected. Of course, even such digital protection is not guaranteed to keep your files private, but it would force those who would like a peek to obtain your login credentials first. Not that Uncle Sam would ever do such a thing without legal permission, right?

Engadget HD Podcast 358 – 07.17.13

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Engadget HD Podcast 347 - 04.30.13

Richard insists Pacific Room is just a movie with a light plot (rather than a dumb action flick), while Ben explains his general distaste for pre-feature trailers. Mix those discussion with the HD news highlights from the last week and you’ve episode 358 of the Engadget HD Podcast. Stream it below.

Bing updates autosuggest categories, gussies up your vague search parameters

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Bing updates autosuggest categories, gussies up your vague search parameters

Having a hard time finding something on the internet? You’re probably doing it wrong — at least that seems to be Microsoft’s supposition. The company has recently revised its Bing autosuggest categories to help users find the correct search parameters for the content they’re looking for. The idea is to eliminate erroneous results by suggesting more specific search terms up front. Asking Bing for information on Harry Potter, for instance, presents users with a number of options separated by category: the films, the character itself or the literary series that kicked off the franchise. Selecting one amends the original search with more specific parameters: selecting the book adds “wikipedia” to the end of the string, while selecting a film from the series tweaks adds the movie’s full name to the search heading. A simple tweak? Absolutely, but one that could help vague Bing users get off of Microsoft’s landing page and on with their lives.

Google Play Music All Access debuts Down Under, koalas and kiwis rejoice

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Google has a history of rolling out its new services to unexpected markets, and the first non-US territories for Google Play Music All Access are no different. Mountain View recently tweeted that users in Australia and New Zealand can now can now take advantage of its subscription-based service, complete with the playlist sharing and track ratings tune hounds saw in the States. Naturally, there’s a trial with the same 30-day restriction in place as on the internet giant’s native soil — after that, Kylie Minogue’s home team will need to cough up $9.99 in local currency each month for unlimited streaming. That $10 deal only applies if you sign up before August, after that it takes a cue from kangaroos and, ahem, jumps to $11.99.

South Korea's FTC finds Google not guilty of antitrust measures

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South Korea's FTC finds Google not guilty of antitrust measures

Google has been acquitted of the anti-competitive allegations brought to it more than two years ago by South Korean search operators NHN and Daum Communications, the Yonhap News reported today. Back in April 2011, the two firms accused the Mountain View company of having an unfair advantage by making its own search engine the default on the Android operating system. After a couple of raids and a lengthy review process, the local Fair Trade Commission has finally decided that Google didn’t hurt NHN or Daum’s competitive chances at all...

Samsung intros 'Shape' wireless audio system, starts at $400 for one speaker

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Samsung intros 'Shape' wireless audio system, starts at $400 for one speaker

It’s not like Samsung’s new to the home audio space — it already sells speaker bars and the like — but somehow, it’s only just getting into wireless speaker systems. The company today announced its very own Sonoscompetitor, the Samsung Shape system. Named mostly after their triangular hardware, which can lie horizontally, stand vertically or be mounted to a wall, these speakers come armed with WiFi, Bluetooth or NFC, allowing you to stream music over your home network (or not). Even more than that sexy design, though, Samsung is emphasizing the easy setup process, which involves plugging either the speaker or hub into your router, and then downloading a free app to your Android or iOS device; the network setup just takes care of itself.

As for the app, Samsung’s created a drag-and-drop i...

Samsung 's HomeSync Android TV box hits stores October 6th for $299

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Samsung gave us a look at HomeSync at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but the Android TV box is just making its way to market now. Starting October 6th, the HomeSync will be available for $299 at Best Buy, Amazon and several other retailers. The Jelly Bean-powered box lets you use Galaxy phones or tablets as a remote control, and it offers 1TB of storage for up to eight user accounts. Naturally, you’ll be able to sync and share content from your mobile devices to your big screen, as well as surf the web and stream your content wirelessly. To get connected, your TV needs an HDMI connection — and that’s about it. Check out our hands-onfor a closer look.

Nokia Lumia 1020 and 625 launch in Canada

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Nokia Lumia 1020 and 625 launch in Canada

After teasing its release plans in the summer, Nokia has finally launched two of its most recent smartphones in Canada. The Lumia 1020 is now available through both Rogers and Telus for $199 on a two-year contract ($600 to $725 contract-free) in either yellow or black. Aspiring shutterbugs can also buy the camera grip in either color for $75. If the 1020 is beyond your budget, you’ll be glad to hear that Telus is also offering the Lumia 625 for free on a contract, or $300 with no commitment. The releases aren’t well-timed when Nokia is unveiling new devices in amatter of weeks, but Canucks who’ve faced a recent drought of Windows Phones should be happy.

MixBit's remix-friendly video recording app reaches Android

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MixBit's simple, remixfriendly video recording app reaches Android

There was a degree of irony to YouTube’s founders launching their MixBit video recording app on iOS first, but that has just been rectified: the client is now available for Android. As with the iOS release, Android movie makers can record clips up to 16 seconds in length, stitch them together in larger videos (up to an hour long) and remix others projects.

MixBit's remix-friendly video recording app reaches Android

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 There was a degree of irony to YouTube’s founders launching their MixBit video recording app on iOS first, but that has just been rectified: the client is now available for Android. As with the iOS release, Android movie makers can record clips up to 16 seconds in length, stitch them together in …

Google will launch a native Google Music iOS app later this month

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 If you’ve been against trying Google’s Play Music All Access streaming service for lack of an official iOS app, it may soon be time to change your tune. Sources aware of Google’s plans have let slip to Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app internally, …

Engadget Mobile Podcast 191 – 10.03.13

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 With Myriam off to the world of wearables over at Pebble, Brad Molen’s officially in the driver’s seat for the Engadget Mobile Podcast. And this week, we’re talking all things Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. Better yet, James Trew joins us to share his insight on Samsung’s oversized smartphone. You …

TellSpec identifies food ingredients and calories using science, magic

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 Some of us can’t eat gluten, while others need to stay away from certain fats. Mealtime can be incredibly stressful for people with dietary restrictions — especially when dining out — since manufacturers aren’t always required to report all ingredients, specifically when dealing with trace …

Gdgt's best deals for September 30th: Fujiilm FinePix JX650, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Cameras

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gdgt's best deals for September 16th: HTC One, HP LaserJet Pro and a 32-inch LG HDTV

Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgttrack price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the best deals they’ve found right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offers, and won’t last long.

Today’s top deals include a pair of well-regarded cameras that help casual photographers get professional-looking pictures with ease. The Fujifilm FinePix JX650 is a bargain-basement option, while those looking to spend (and receive) a bit more can opt for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80. Hoping to grab one or the other? Join gdgt and add the gadgets you’re shopping for to your “Want” list — every time there’s a price cut, you’ll get an email alert!

Visualized: a hydrogen bond seen for the first time

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Visualized a hydrogen bond seen for the first time

Chalk one up for atomic force microscopy. As detailed in a paper published recently in the journal Science, researchers in China have used the imaging technique (as opposed to scanning tunnelling microscopy) to capture an image of a hydrogen bond for the very first time. As io9 explains, hydrogen bonding is common in nature — responsible for the properties of water and the link between the two strands of DNA’s double helix — and it’s something that chemists have long been able to visualize, albeit only on a theoretical level. According toChemistry World, while there remains much to learn about the nature of hydrogen bonds, the researchers hope that this latest development will help lead to atomic force microscopy (or AFM) being used as a routine tool to examine molecules and offer a clearer picture of them.

XCOM: Enemy Within pops up on Korean ratings board

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The XCOM franchise has received a lot of love recently, and it looks like the passion for making new XCOM games isn’t wavering anytime soon. Someone with a knack for scoops found something called “XCOM: Enemy Within” listed on the Korean ratings board website.

The name sounds like the perfect title for a sequel to the unforgiving test of tactics known as XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but that’s just pure speculation. We don’t know if XCOM: Enemy Within will even be a turn-based strategy game, but we sure as hell know what we’d want to see if that happens to be the case. Namely, more mission variety and less squad members looking like they came off an android assembly line.

There’s a chance we’ll see Enemy Within rear its bulging grey head at this year’s fast-approaching Gamescom convention, but it...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: cardboard bicycle, robo raven and a steampunk Lego ship

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

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Summer is finally upon us, and polluting companies are feeling the heat as President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking climate action plan this week that calls for cutting CO2 emissions and building more resilient communities in the face of climate change. Meanwhile, innovators around the world are continuing to tackle some of our biggest challenges. Rust-Oleum launched NeverWet – an incredible new spray that can completely waterproof any surface or object. IKEA unveiled a new solar-powered flat-pack shelter that could be easily deployed as emergency housing. Cardboard Technologies announced plans to mass-produce a $10 bicycle made almost entir...

Switched On: Form in the USA

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

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The Mac Pro might have been worthy of the “One More Thing” kinds of reveals that Steve Jobs used to do at Apple events. Despite being foreshadowed by Tim Cook as a product the company was going to make in the US, it was virtually carted in from left field at an event that focused broadly on new operating systems before a crowd of developers that could appreciate its power. That said, it will likely require OS X Mavericks, a thematically fitting release for a product that represents a new wave in Apple’s design.

Some have said that iOS 7 may be the company’s New Coke. The Mac Pro, though, is the new can...

Zoho announces Zoho Vault, provides a hub for businesses to manage passwords

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Zoho announces Zoho Vault, provides a hub for businesses to manage passwords

Zoho’s more commonly known around the interwebs for its document editing tools, but today the service is launching a product that’s a little more business-oriented than its Office suite. With the newly introduced Zoho Vault, the company’s hoping to give business owners a centralized repository where they can easily manage their passwords online — something slightly similar to what LastPass offers. Of course, security will likely be very important for potential customers, and Zoho says it’ll be able to keep a rigorous lockdown by implementing things such as Host-Proof Hosting, a measure which encrypts passwords at the browser and stores only encrypted data on the server...

Engadget Podcast 346 – 05.31.13

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Engadget Podcast 343 - 05.10.13

We weren’t able to make into the studio again, but a week without a new episode of the Engadget Podcast is hardly a week at all, right? Tim’s still a traveling man, but he finally picked up a PlayStation Vita for entertainment on the move. Tune in to find out if he likes it and get a recap of the week’s tech news, including the tastiest tidbits from D11. Stream the audio below and find the video version embedded past the break.

You Don't Know Jack coming to OUYA June 11th

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You Don't Know Jack coming to OUYA June 11th

If you so much as touched a computer in the 1990s, we’d wager that the mere mention of You Don’t Know Jackwill bring back a flood of memories. Jellyvision’s irreverent trivia game has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, with its presence expanding to Facebook, iOS and Android, and the Jack Attack isn’t stopping there: beginning June 11th, you can “Screw Your Neighbor” on the OUYA game console. You’ll be able to get a trial 11-question episode for free or upgrade to get a full set of 20 games. Cleverly, this version includes a new feature called Party Play which lets up to three additional players compete against you by turning iOS and Android devices into external controllers...

Path app spamming users' contacts with texts, robocalls

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The social messaging app Path recently announced that it’s gaining a million users each week, but it may be using some spam-like methods to achieve that growth. Several users — and several Engadget staffers — have reported that the app has been sending smartphone contacts unwanted text messages, a problem that was first pinpointed several months ago. Contacts on the receiving end have seen messages stating that a friend wants to share photos with them, with a prompt to sign up for Path’s service. According to a source who spoke with The Verge, Path has also triggered robocalls to contact lists — even after uninstalling the app. Last year, the company came under fire for collecting contact info sans users’ consent– leading to an $800,000 settlement with the FTC — and we imagine this new pr...

The Daily Roundup for 04.30.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Synaptics' new acquisition could bring fingerprint readers to most laptops

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 If you hadn’t heard, fingerprint readers are in vogue these days. Synaptics clearly knows it: the company just acquired Validity, a firm that specializes in finger-based authentication. The $92.5 million deal gives Synaptics both access to the biometric market as well as a complement to its existing …

AT&T says Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 will get Amber update starting tomorrow

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 AT&T subscribers with Lumia 820 and 920 smartphones have had to wait a long time to get their Nokia Amber update, but it’s at last on the way. The carrier tells customers in its Community Forums that the upgrade should reach their handsets starting tomorrow, October 10th. Much like the many …

DoubleTwist Sync for Windows adds new interface and syncing options

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 It might not have gotten a Holo makeover, but doubleTwist for Windows has still scored a major update that includes a fresh UI, additional syncing options and a brand new name. Now aptly called doubleTwist Sync, the re-christened app comes with MTP support for quick PC-to-tablet/phone syncing via …