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Bing Maps’ traffic cam views let you preview your commute

When you switch on the traffic layer in Bing Maps, you'll now get a lot more info than color-coded route details. On top of letting ...

Hoopla’s public library app gets Chromecast support

Hoopla, the app that lets you borrow videos, books and music from your local library digitally, has been on a roll this year when it ...

Uber forms safety board, hopes to restore faith in its drivers

Uber's rapidly becoming a polarizing topic, with people either prepared to defend it to the hilt or attack it with similar fervor. Much of that ...

Snapchat’s new feature lets users dive deep into ‘Stories’

Following on a series of recent upgrades and UI improvements, Snapchat began rolling out a new feature for its users on Monday, called Story Explorer. ...

Use your Apple Pencil to alter photos, make music and weigh things

The Apple Pencil is aimed at professional artists who want to use the iPad Pro as a fancy creation tablet, but Simon Gladman has other ...

Belgian Twitter users post cat pics to help police in weekend raids

Belgium's capital, Brussels, entered lockdown this weekend as authorities swept the city for suspected terrorists, including at least one high-profile fugitive wanted in connection with ...

Shazam’s song recognition just got a lot faster

Shazam is doubling down on what it does best with its latest update: Recognizing songs when your memory (or pop cultural knowhow) fails you. And, ...

Samsung Pay gets support for cards from Chase bank

Today, Samsung's making good on a promise recently made to people in the US. The company has announced that its mobile payments system, Samsung Pay, ...

Fitbit Surge and Charge HR automatically detect and log exercises

Just in time to entice holiday shoppers, Fibit is updating its Surge and Charge HR fitness trackers with a handful of new features. First, a ...

‘Futurama’ will be resurrected as a mobile game

If the TV show that you love gets axed before you're ready to let it go, then there are a couple of things you can ...

‘Star Wars’ promo turns your Google account to the dark side

One downside of being a billion-dollar movie studio that owns one of history's most popular film series is that it's hard getting the word out ...

Facebook at Work rolls out a dedicated chat app on Android

Facebook at Work caters to businesses, allowing employees to communicate and share documents on private channels, and this week it adds a new mobile feature ...

WSJ: China’s government wants homegrown, backdoor-free phones

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that China's government has now leant on ZTE to produce a smartphone using predominantly local hardware that'll run COS, ...

Telegram founder knew ISIS was using his service before Paris attacks

Secure messaging service Telegram announced on Wednesday it had shut down 78 ISIS-related channels since the deadly attacks on Paris and Beirut, alongside a statement ...

Amazon offers a free screenwriting tool to discover new stories

Amazon's original series have been on quite the run as of late, and the online retailer wants to help both aspiring and established screenwriters get ...

Let’s have an argument about encryption

Government officials have been vexed for quite some time now that they can't surveil communications that use end-to-end encryption. Never mind that to crack encrypted ...

Google Fit gets real-time stats and grabs data from more wearables

Just in time to outfit your holiday workout regimen, Google its updating its Fit app with a few new features. First, the activity-tracking software now ...

SeatGeek lets you easily resell tickets, transfer them to friends

SeatGeek has made a name for itself with its mobile app, which lets you snap up tickets for sporting events, concerts and the like, while ...

The Dojo gateway secures your smart TV and other home devices

Two things are true about the Internet of things: it's a fragmented mess and it's a target for hackers. The Foscam baby monitor hack reminded ...

Tinder CEO’s ‘sodomy’ interview puts Match.com in hot water

Tinder CEO Sean Rad set the internet ablaze yesterday with a number of controversial comments made to the Evening Standard. He said he investigated a ...

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This endoscopic Android camera sees into hard-to-reach places

Ever find yourself trying to figure out what’s clogging your kitchen drain? Or, perhaps you’re working on something under the car hood and can’t seem to see the problem. If only you could look down inside somehow.If you check out the AndroidGuys Deals Store you’ll the Sinji Borescope, 2-meter camera on a cable that does just that. With six adjustable LED lights, a magnet, and a hook, this waterproof unit goes where you cannot and does things you can’t either.Outside of using this camera for engines or sinks, you can use the device to check under your car seat, in your gutter, under or behind appliances, and other hard-to-reach places.FeaturesFlexible 2-meter cable will slip past any obstacle6 adjustable LEDs provide a picture-perfect view on your phoneIncluded hook & magnet for quick, easy retrieval of hard-to-reach itemsø8mm nifty camera lens w/ 70˚ viewing angle for wider rangeIP67 waterproof perfect for any situationConnects to phone via Wi-FiBuy it NowThe Sinji Borescope carries a typical retail price of $38.79, but we’re offering it to our readers for $29.95, or 22% off the original price. Get this hard-to-reach camera before it eludes your grasp.If you’re looking for something longer, there’s also a five-meter ($32.95) and ten-meter ($39.95) option available.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

T-Mobile joins Google in expanding RCS to work with other carriers

Rich Communications Service(RCS), is a messaging protocol for Android users that enables read receipts, typing notifications, the ability to share higher-resolution photos and videos and more.T-Mobile introduced this back in 2015, calling it Advanced Messaging. Many other carriers have moved to do so as well, but the issue arises in carriers having RCS protocols that don’t play well with each other. Carriers moved to resolve this in October of 2019, forming the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative(CCMI) to standardize RCS.Now, the Un-carrier has made a first step in moving towards a universal standar. T-Mobile Android users can now use RCS features with Android users on other carriers through Google Messages, given their phones support RCS Universal Profile 1.0. If you are speaking to other T-Mobile customers, though, there is no need to get an additional app as you can use all RCS features in your phone’s native messaging app.For more information, you can read T-Mobile’s press release here.

Visible offers free Nimble Charging Bundle with new Samsung or Google Device

Visible is a subsidiary of Verizon that offers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data on Verizon’s network for just $40 a month. The reason service is so cheap as opposed to a plan from Verizon proper is two-fold. One, data speeds are capped, with between 5-12 Megabytes per second download speed and 2-5 Megabytes per second upload speed. Two, Visible is fully online and has no physical stores or call centers. From purchase to phone activation to paying your bill, everything is handled in their app.Recently, Visible introduced Party Pay, in which users can sign up together and all receive individual bills at discounted rates.Now, users who purchase a new Samsung or Google Pixel device will receive a free Nimble Charging Bundle until June 30th.The bundle consists of a 13,000 mAh(13,000 mAh will charge a single device about four times) portable charger with USB-C Power Delivery 3.0, 4 ports and made with recycled aluminum, a wireless stand with an extra charging port made with recycled plastic and help, and access to Nimble’s One-for-One Tech Recovery Project to allow users to recycle e-waste.Eligible phones are the Google Pixel 4, 4XL, 3, 3XL, as well the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra,  and S10e. When you purchase and activate one of these devices, you will receive a promo code for the bundle, worth $150, at Nimble’s website.You can read more about the promo here.

UMIDIGI Fan Festival goes live with big discounts on S5 Pro, A7 Pro

UMIDIGI, known for its powerful yet affordable smartphones and wearables, recently introduced its mid-range flagship the UMIDIGI S5 Pro. Moreover, it also added an entry-level A7 Pro to its portfolio.To help kick things off, and offer customers some extra savings on its new handsets, UMIDIGI has launched its Fan Festival 2020 on AliExpress.For a limited time, the S5 Pro is available for a shockingly low price of $249.99 while the A7 Pro is at only $99.99. What’s more, you can get an exclusive 18-month extended warranty for both devices right now, too.The UMIDIGI Fan Festival was rather popular last year, so it’s not much of a surprise that it would be back for 2020. It’s a great opportunity for people around the world to buy UMIDIGI products with special deals and discounts.Here’s a quick look at the UMIDIGI S5 Pro and the UMIDIGI A7 Pro.UMIDIGI S5 ProKey features include a Mediatek Helio G90T process with 6GB RAM and an incredibly generous 256GB storage capacity. Similar to other “gaming phones”, it includes liquid cooling to keep things humming along.The 4,680mAh battery is more than enough to get the average user through a day or two without breaking a sweat. Gamers will go through it quicker, of course, but the 18W fast charging ensures it’s replenished in short order.The UMIDIGI S5 Pro has full screen 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a pop-up camera for selfies.Around back is a 48-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 5-megapixel depth lens.Buy and Save!The first 500 people to order the UMIDIGI S5 Pro ($249.99) receive a free UMIDIGI smartwatch.UMIDIGI A7 ProThe UMIDIGI A7 Pro features four cameras on the rear with AI smarts to capture the best shots in all environments. The 16-megapixel main lens is supported by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide (120 degree), 5-megapixel macro, and 5-megapixel depth sensor. Around front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.The UMIDIGI A7 Pro packs a generously sized 6.3-inch waterdrop full screen with FHD (2340 x 1080 pixel) resolution. With an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, it should make for a thin design that’s easy to control in one hand.As far as power goes, the UMIDIGI A7 Pro comes with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and is will be offered in two storage capacities: 64GB and 128GB. Paired with the enhanced Octa-Core processor, it’s considerably more powerful (AnTuTu 22,547) than its predecessor (92,514).The phone houses a 4,150mAh battery with a 10W charger included in the box and comes in Ocean Blue and Cosmic Black colors. Also in the way of design, the 2.5D glass back and metal frame and optical plating technology gives the phone a premium flagship appearance.Buy and Save!The UMIDIGI A7 Pro is on sale at AliExpress right now for just $99.99 (4GB/64GB) and $119.99 (4GB/128GB). Use the coupon code UA7PRO10 to save an additional $10. Note, there are limited numbers of coupons so act fast.18-Month WarrantyAs if the prices didn’t already make these phones compelling enough, the Fan Festival also gives consumers an extra boost in peace of mind. Purchase your handset during the limited time promotion and you’ll get an 18-month warranty.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.