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Senior Mobile Editor — Engadget
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Senior mobile editor @Engadget, formerly of @TechCrunch. I've got war in my bones.

Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better — When Amazon's Kindle Voyage launched last year, I more or less fell in love with it right out of the gate. Sure, a handful of competitors came out with similar displays before Amazon did, but man -- with that high-resolution screen and its sleek new looks, the Voyage was the first Kindle that ever felt really high-end.

Chevy's 2016 cars can keep charging phones from overheating — Early summer on the East Coast hasn't been its usual level of brutal this year, but it's only a matter of time before smartphones start wigging out in the heat. Things only get trickier when you're charging up in your sweltering car, so Chevy cooked up an "active phone cooling" system to keep gadgets from overheating in their 2016 range of vehicles.

A closer look at Apple Music — Apple Music is here. Finally. Now that the folks in Cupertino have steered Music to a successful launch, it now has to prove to the world they've actually something worth paying for - after all, there are like 80 other streaming music services (maybe not, but it feels like it) fighting for the subscription revenue in our wallets.

T-Mobile's JUMP early upgrade plan lets you swap phones even more — These days, T-Mobile's not just trying to trip up its far bigger rivals -- it's sprucing up some of its own features, too. The carrier just announced some hefty changes to its JUMP early upgrade program, and they could work out great if you're like us and can't stand holding onto the same phone for too long.

Microsoft's Office apps officially launch for (some) Android phones — Right, well that was fairly quick. Microsoft gave us a taste of how its Office apps would look on Android phones in a preview just last month, and now they're ready for public consumption. Word, Powerpoint and Excel are available for your delectation -- for free, no less -- in the Google Play Store right now, just with one big caveat.

NVIDIA Shield TV review: the best Android set-top box you can buy — Never let it be said that Google gives up on ideas that don't pan out the first time. Remember when it tried invading our living rooms with clunky, disappointing set-top boxes? And then when that very same software went on to find a life right on smart TVs?

Twitter will start curating the best tweets about daily events — Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will officially leave the building next month, but one of his ambitious pet projects - codenamed "Project Lightning" - just might change the way people interact with Twitter even after he's gone.

AT&T faces $100 million fine for quietly throttling data speeds (update: AT&T responds) — Look, it's no secret that if you've got a old-school unlimited data plan from AT&T, your data speeds get throttled from time to time. Alright, it might be a bit of a secret - that's why the FCC has just announced that it plans to slap the massive telecom with a $100 million fine for "severely" slowing down users' connection speeds without adequately notifying them of the pokier speeds they might face.

Sony's tweaked Xperia Z4v has a better screen, wider waistline — Remember when Sony cooked up a new flagship smartphone for Japan called the Z4, then renamed it the Z3+ when it came time to take it overseas? Yeah, well, it's finally coming to the United States with a little help from Verizon, and it has another name for us to try and keep straight.

Your 'Fallout 4' PC mods will work fine on the Xbox One, too — Take a quick tour of YouTube and it'll become clear that PC gamers get to have more utterly ridiculous fun since their games are so easier to mod. Wanna fire cars out of a gun? Simple. How about turning Skyrim's dragons into monstrous, angry former wrestlers?
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Jun 25, 2015

RT @stroughtonsmith: Little bit of smoke and mirrors: Digital Touch sends your last recorded heartbeat, not your current one (nor does it try to measure)

Jun 25, 2015

RT @digiphile: "Burundi's journalists are using SoundCloud to get round a gov't shutdown of independent radio"-@qz HT @retheauditors

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