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28Aug/150

Apple becomes the second-biggest wearables maker, behind Fitbit

The big question surrounding the Apple Watch is how well it's selling, but Apple isn't saying just yet. Without concrete numbers, we're forced to turn to various projections -- and one of the more reliable sources says that Apple's first wearable is doing well. According to IDC, Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches during the second quarter of 2015; that's good for second place in the global wearables market, behind market leader Fitbit.

Fitbit shipped about 4.4 million wearables in the quarter, a huge increase over the 1.7 million it moved a year ago. But due to the emergence of Apple and Xiaomi (which shipped 3.1 million wearables in Q2), Fitbit's market share slipped from over 30 percent down to 24.3 percent. Overall, Fitbit, Apple and Xiaomi were the top three manufacturers, with Garmin and Samsung rounding out the top five. The emergence of Apple and Xiaomi combined with Fitbit's gains contributed to overall market growth of 232 percent year-over-year. Outside the top five, IDC's "other" manufacturers category grew from 2.6 million to 5.7 million, a clear sign that companies big and small are taking advantage of this new market category.

Apple's position looks even stronger when you look at devices it more directly competes with -- IDC has a "smart wearables" category that tracks devices capable of installing third-party apps. In that segment of the market, the Apple Watch dominates: IDC estimates that two out of three smart wearables shipped in the quarter came from Apple. That's despite the fact that the Watch sits at the high end of the price spectrum. There's likely some post-launch excitement that drove those numbers, so we'll have to wait and see if Watch sales keep growing throughout the year. Cook said on Apple's recent earnings call that sales of the Watch were accelerating post-launch. How long that trend can continue remains to be seen.

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28Aug/150

The Dexcom G5 lets diabetics track blood sugar on their phone

Keeping tabs on a body's glucose levels is a way of life for diabetics -- a ritual performed several times a day, often before or after meals. It's an essential chore, but it often requires special hardware for reading blood test strips or stand-alone receivers for patch-devices that read blood sugar levels under the skin. Thankfully, a better way is coming: the FDA recently approved an iOS-compatible glucose meter that can send constant updates directly to your phone.

The Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitoring system is technically just the latest in a long line non-intrusive glucose meters, but until now they all relied on a dedicated hardware receiver to report blood sugar levels. The new version can push updates to directly to iOS devices over Bluetooth, making it possible for your phone to alert you the moment your blood sugar changes. That's more data, more control and less to carry around.

Don't fret if you just bought the Dexcom G4, though -- folks who purchased the company's previous glucose meter after July 25th will get a free upgrade to the G5 after it ships. Customers who bought it earlier will be able to upgrade for $200-300, depending on when they bought it. The system is expected to ship sometime later next month.

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28Aug/150

The Big Picture: It’s always sunny in Brooklyn

Google isn't the only company looking to map out urban skylines ahead of the solar revolution. The folks at MapDwell create surveys similar to Sunroof using technologies developed at MIT, and for more cities to boot. The company has already mapped out New York City, as you can see above, as well as Boulder, Colorado(for growing solar-powered hydroponic kush, obvs), all of the confusingly-named Washington County, Oregon and now San Francisco. "We range irradiation (energy that falls onto the surface) for each city," MapDwell wrote to Engadget. "From zero (dark brown) to maximum or ideal (bright yellow), we call this Solar Access Index or SAI." As such, the southern tip of Manhattan probably isn't the best place for a solar installation. And unfortunately, the service does not also extend to solar-powered food carts.

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28Aug/150

What you missed at Engadget Live Los Angeles!

Last Friday, we took over Exchange LA in Downtown Los Angeles for the second Engadget Live event of the year and what a night it was. Our friend Mark Setrakian (who joined us at Engadget Expand last November) came correct with his Axis Robots, that while some find creepy, we find pretty damn exciting.

Attendees got to experience the 2016 Ford Escape and go hands-on with SYNC 3, check out the latest in computing from Lenovo, drank delicious beverages courtesy of Drizly, experience VR demos from White Elk, Otherworld, RYOT and more. You can flip through the gallery below for some of the pictures from the event and see even more over on our Flickr page.

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We also sent Editor-In-Chief Michael Gorman out with a microphone to talk to our adoring readers waiting in line to talk about what else -- Sex and robots (among other things).

If you missed out on our fun night in Los Angeles, don't fret, we'll probably be back soon. But, if you happen to be in Austin, TX on October 16th, get your tickets here and meet us at the Austin Music Hall!

Photos by Aurelia D'Amore.

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Facebook is trying to make it easier to stop video piracy

From user-made clips to content from big media properties, video is all over Facebook (and more people than ever are using the social network). Along with that trend comes the problem of piracy: plenty of video publishers are seeing their work distributed on Facebook without their permission, and now Facebook says its going to do something about it. In a blog post today, the company says it is building a new video matching system for a "subset" of video publishers. Facebook says that its tool will "evaluate millions of video uploads quickly and accurately, and when matches are surfaced, publishers will be able to report them to us for removal." For starters, this tool will launch in beta with selected partners, but Facebook intends to roll it out more broadly as it gets more effective.

Currently, Facebook uses the Audible Magic content tracking system; it uses audio fingerprinting technology to identify uploaded videos that shouldn't be allowed on the platform. That system will stay in place, and Facebook says its working with Audible Magic to improve it. Specifically, it sounds like the system will start identifying infringing videos as they're added to Facebook rather than after the fact, but the company didn't offer much in the way of specifics. Facebook also says it is looking at ways to make it easier and faster to report pirated content and also at ways to ban repeat offenders.

None of this is all that dissimilar to what YouTube had to put in place years ago; its Content ID system scans uploaded videos against a vast database of videos submitted by copyright holders. Similarly, Twitch recently went through some challenges trying to sort out a Contend ID-like system to prevent unauthorized music from being distributed.

On Facebook's end, this sounds like a much-needed solution, but the company admits that it'll be a while before it's all in place. "This is just the beginning," the Facebook blog says. "This will take time, but we're working on it, and we're committed."

[Image credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images]

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28Aug/150

Flexible phone concept bends to control apps

This phone has a bendable screen, and it isn't just for show: it's equipped with a bending sensor and can actually be used as a form of input, like a stylus or your fingers on touchscreen displays. Our colleagues at Engadget Chinese got a chance to check the concept out at Touch Taiwan 2015, where it was being showcased by local manufacturer AUO. The company claims the device and its 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 AMOLED screen is unbreakable -- true or not, it does look a lot more pliable than, say, the LG G Flex 2, as you can see in the GIF after the break.

In the animation below, it's clear how bending the phone itself can control the Google Earth app: AUO says the device has six degrees of freedom for bending input. The company also told Engadget Chinese that the technology can easily be scaled up and used for phones with higher resolution or even bigger devices. Incorporated into tablets, the technology could allow users, for instance, to twist one of the sides to turn to the next page while reading ebooks.

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Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D is officially the highest-rated vehicle ever tested by Consumer Reports. In fact, it's so good, it actually broke the magazine's rating system, achieving 103 points on a 100-point scale. The reviewers call the sedan "a glimpse into the future of the auto industry." They actually had to re-evaluate their criteria to give the EV a maximum score.

The P85D excelled in everything CR threw at it. With a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds, the EV was the quickest vehicle they've tested, though slightly less than the insane promise. At 87 mpge, the sedan was also even more efficient than the previously tested regular 85-kWh model. Things were so amazing that CR has lowered the drawbridge on the website's pay wall to let anyone check out the full ratings.

While the score is perfect, CR still spots a few areas where the P85D can improve. First, the nearly $128,000 price makes the sedan the most expensive vehicle ever tested by the magazine. For the large sum, the reviewers wanted for a little more in the way of tech and comfort – ventilated seats, for example. They would also like some more nobs and buttons on the dashboard. Plus, the car locked the driver out once.

The last car to receive such effusive praise from the magazine was also a Tesla Model S, when it scored 99 points in 2013. The P85D offered just the right upgrades to earn the ultimate score. Listen to CR's full thoughts about the EV in the clip, above.

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28Aug/150

Expect a ‘limited number’ of HTC Vive VR headsets this year

According to HTC, reports that the commercial launch of its Vive virtual reality headset is delayed until next year aren't telling the whole story. The company provided a statement to Engadget saying "We'll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016." It seems unlikely there will be enough to satisfy all potential buyers of the "first complete VR system" it's making with Valve's help, but there's still a chance you could get one, and developers have had access for a while. The Vive headset is coming to PAX Prime in Seattle with demos like Fantastic Contraption -- once we know more about when you can have one we'll let you know.

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28Aug/150

Turing Robotics’ liquid metal phones to ship out in December

That rectangular, encrypted Turing Robotics phone that one of our editors called "charmingly quirky" is ready for release. In fact, it will start shipping out on December 18th -- that's also when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, and yes, the company rep admits, it's not a coincidence. The Turing phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, features encrypted communication and is built from a metal alloy called liquidmorphium, which is apparently stronger than titanium. Turing Robotics already gave people the chance to reserve units sometime ago, but if you want the "Dark Wyvern" special edition, you can pre-order one on September 24th.

Dark Wyvern's 128GB model will set you back $999, which costs quite a bit more than its ordinary counterpart ($870). The super-limited (only 3,000 units will be sold) special edition version called "Dark Wyvern Glaedr" is even more expensive, though, with its $1,299 price tag. We'll find out what makes that one so costly on September 9th, the same day Apple's slated to launch its new iPhones.

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Sony isn’t intentionally keeping ‘Until Dawn’ off of Twitch


Right now, there's a bit of an issue going on with Twitch and the PlayStation 4's horror-movie-director simulator, Until Dawn. Yesterday the Twitch Support Twitter account posted that if you were using PS4's built-in Twitch sharing functionality that Sony had disabled archiving. Based on the response we got from Sony, it doesn't seem like it was for a nefarious reason or anything, mostly just forgetting to flip a switch.

We are currently working on a fix that will enable archiving of Until Dawn Twitch streams as this feature was unintentionally disabled. We are humbled by the community reception of the game and are excited to see fans sharing experiences on Twitch and YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide an update as soon as the issue has been resolved.

So there you have it, folks: just be patient. In the meantime you could always watch our archived stream just below.

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