Nike reportedly killing the Fuelband to focus on fitness software

Nike reportedly killing the Fuelband to focus on fitness software

Just days after Nike announced the launch of its Fuel Lab location in San Francisco to enhance partnerships with other digital services for athletes, there’s a report that it’s fired much of the team behind its FuelBand wristwear. CNET reports that, according to a person familiar with the matter, as many as 55 people from its 70-member hardware team are being laid off, and plans for another version of the FuelBand to follow the SE have been shelved. All of this comes just as the wearables market is heating up, with products already arriving from

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Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

It’s been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world of mobile and still chucking out plenty of duds (I’m looking at you, Tablet P). Fast-forward to today and things have changed dramatically under Kaz Hirai‘s stewardship. I’ll tell you this right now: The Z2 is an easy phone to recommend, at least for those living in countries

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Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

It’s been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world of mobile and still chucking out plenty of duds (I’m looking at you, Tablet P). Fast-forward to today and things have changed dramatically under Kaz Hirai‘s stewardship. I’ll tell you this right now: The Z2 is an easy phone to recommend, at least for those living in countries where it’ll definitely be available

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Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

It’s been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world of mobile and still chucking out plenty of duds (I’m looking at you, Tablet P). Fast-forward to today and things have changed dramatically under Kaz Hirai‘s stewardship. I’ll tell you this right now: The Z2 is an easy phone to recommend, at least for those living in countries where it’ll definitely be available

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Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

It’s been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world of mobile and still chucking out plenty of duds (I’m looking at you, Tablet P). Fast-forward to today and things have changed dramatically under Kaz Hirai‘s stewardship. I’ll tell you this right now: The Z2 is an easy phone to recommend, at least for those living in countries where it’ll definitely be available

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Facebook’s Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

If you’re of the sort that likes to plan those otherwise impromptu encounters, Facebook has just announced a optional new feature that will certainly help with that. Nearby Friends will show you if your friends are close by, so you can reach out about meeting up. This isn’t automatically turn on inside Facebook’s apps though, as you’ll have to toggle it on and your friends will have to decide to share their location for it to work. However, there’s the ability to broadcast coordinates for a certain amount of time — the hour or two that you plan to be

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Facebook’s Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

If you’re of the sort that likes to plan those otherwise impromptu encounters, Facebook has just announced a optional new feature that will certainly help with that. Nearby Friends will show you if your friends are close by, so you can reach out about meeting up. This isn’t automatically turn on inside Facebook’s apps though, as you’ll have to toggle it on and your friends will have to decide to share their location for it to work. However, there’s the ability to broadcast coordinates for a certain amount of time — the hour or two that you plan to be

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Facebook’s Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

If you’re of the sort that likes to plan those otherwise impromptu encounters, Facebook has just announced a optional new feature that will certainly help with that. Nearby Friends will show you if your friends are close by, so you can reach out about meeting up. This isn’t automatically turn on inside Facebook’s apps though, as you’ll have to toggle it on and your friends will have to decide to share their location for it to work. However, there’s the ability to broadcast coordinates for a certain amount of time — the hour or two that you plan to be

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The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!

The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!

After last week’s Very Special Episode, we’ve grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two…or three), a bit of rest, and we’re back for a regular ol’ episode of The Engadget Podcast. We’re discussing a triplet of topics that are assuredly close to your heart and head: the experimental and bizarre phones from Amazon and Google, and the hit security flaw that all the kids are raving about (Heartbleed). The show starts at 12PM ET sharp(ish), so grab your favorite plate of leftovers, a set of cans and a comfy seat. And tune

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Facebook’s Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to

If you’re of the sort that likes to plan those otherwise impromptu encounters, Facebook has just announced a optional new feature that will certainly help with that. Nearby Friends will show you if your friends are close by, so you can reach out about meeting up. This isn’t automatically turn on inside Facebook’s apps though, as you’ll have to toggle it on and your friends will have to decide to share their location for it to work. However, there’s the ability to broadcast coordinates for a certain amount of time — the hour or two that you plan to be

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