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Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone’s key specs

Sponsored Links D Store Mobile If you thought the torrent of detailed Pixel 4 leaks was over, you have another thing coming. Vietnamese phone shop D Store Mobile has sent nearly two dozen photos of a pre-release Pixel 4 XL to The Verge that appear to confirm some of its previously rumored specs. Notably, the …

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Volkswagen’s bold plan to create a new car operating system

Enlarge Aurich Lawson Volkswagen provided three nights in a hotel and air travel from Washington, DC, to Frankfurt for this story. FRANKFURT, GERMANY—The cars we drive are increasingly defined as much by the software they run as their engines or chassis. It started slowly. Discrete electronic control units started to appear under the hood, controlling …

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Five Nights At Freddy’s will soon terrify you in augmented reality

Sponsored Links Illumix The Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise shows few signs of slowing down after a virtual reality spinoff arrived earlier this year. Next up is an augmented reality mobile game in which, based on the teaser, it seems the series’ creepy-as-hell animatronics will chase you around your own home (or anywhere else). That’s …

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Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

Sponsored Links Google If you’re a Google One subscriber, there’s a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system’s existing backup functionality, which ensures your texts, contacts and apps are automatically …

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PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Samsung’s PlayGalaxy PC-to-mobile game streaming app is ready to roll, provided you have the right hardware. The tech giant has released PlayGalaxy Link in the US and South Korea for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners who want to play computer-quality games on their handsets. You’ll need a reasonably brawny …

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Microsoft’s redesigned To Do app ties into more of its services

Sponsored Links Microsoft Microsoft is continuing its quest to replace Wunderlist with its entirely in-house offering. The software maker has unveiled a redesigned To Do app for desktop and mobile that both offers a fresher look and, crucially, tighter integration with Microsoft services. You can flag messages from Microsoft-based email accounts to send them to …

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A glut of iOS 0-days pushes their price below cost of those for Android

Enlarge Getty Images | Aurich Lawson For the first time ever, the security exploit broker Zerodium is paying a higher price for zero-day attacks that target Android than it pays for comparable attacks targeting iOS. An updated price list published Tuesday shows Zerodium will now pay $2.5 million apiece for “full chain (Zero-Click) with persistence” …

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‘Pokémon Masters’ hits 10 million downloads in four days

Sponsored Links DeNA The latest Pokémon mobile game, Pokémon Masters, has been downloaded more than 10 million times, according to developer and publisher, DeNA. Moreover, the game achieved the feat in just four days, making it the second-fastest mobile game to hit the milestone behind Super Mario Run. For further context, it took Pokémon Go …

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‘Pokémon Masters’ is out for Android and iOS

Sponsored Links Pokémon Masters You no longer have to wonder how different Pokémon Masters is from the franchise’s other games. The mobile title is now available for both Android and iOS devices just over a month after pre-registrations opened to the public. Pokémon Masters brings back familiar faces from the mainline games, old trainers you …

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Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Google’s increased focus on privacy led it to quietly drop a service for carriers. Reuters sources have learned the tech giant shut down Mobile Network Insights, a feature that gave providers maps of cellular signal strength and speed data collected from Android phones, back in April. The data was anonymized and …

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