Good news if you’re taking an American Airlines flight any time soon: it’s just become the latest ai

Good news if you’re taking an American Airlines flight any time soon: it’s just become the latest airline to allow personal electronics use throughout entire flights.

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UK retailer Zavvi offering Chromecast for £40

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A slight premium over U.S. pricing, but it's in stock and ready to ship

While Google's Chromecast app for Android broke U.S. exclusivity, the dongle itself still remains M.I.A. At least, officially, anyway. There was a brief time when Amazon customers could get their hands on them, but if you're wanting one now, online retailer Zavvi is the place to go. It'll cost you £39.99, which is more than it costs in the States, but shipping is free and they're in stock and ready to go according to its product listing. 

What it doesn't say is how many there are, so if you really want one, acting quickly is your best bet. Hit up the source link below to order, and if you're still undecided, check out our full Chromecast review for everything you need to know. 

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Foles ties NFL record with 7 TD passes

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nick Foles has tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Oakland Raiders.

Foles matched the record last reached in the season-opener by Peyton Manning when he connected with Riley Cooper on a 5-yard pass with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter. It was his third TD pass to Cooper on the day.

Foles also connected with Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson to become the seventh quarterback to throw for seven TDs in a single game. The others to reach that mark are Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp.

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Android Central Live: Tom Mara from Loud Crow Interactive

Our coverage of day two of the Samsung Developers Conference continues with a chat with Tom Mara from Loud Crow Interactive. Loud Crow is the studio behind some of the leading kids titles on Android, including Moo Baa La La La, based on the Sandra Boynton book. Matt shows off the developer's latest app, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, an animated, interactive creation based on the TV special.

Check the video above for a quick demo of the app, some Q&A, and a masterful rendition of Moo Baa La La La from our own Phil Nickinson.

    



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‘A Morning with Google+’ event video

Google's having some last-minute power issues this morning, leading to the scheduled "Morning with Google+" event starting around 30 minutes late. Nevertheles, you'll find Google's livestream embedded above for your viewing pleasure. The video features Google VP Vic Gundotra walking through some new features Google+, including photo enhancements and changes to Hangouts.

Update: The stream has now finished, but you can replay the event in full above. The presentation begins around 12 minutes and 30 seconds in.

    



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Chrome browser will block malware downloads

Google has developed a security feature for Chrome that lets the browser detect and stop malware downloads.

Browser hijacking and other browser-based malware infections are on the rise and Google needs to protect Chrome users with native security features, the company said. It is testing the feature in a pre-release version of the browser.

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“Online criminals have been increasing their use of malicious software that can silently hijack your browser settings. This has become a top issue in the Chrome help forums; we’re listening and are here to help,” wrote Linus Upson, a Google vice president, in a blog post.

The security feature will trigger an alert, displayed in the download tray at the bottom of the screen, saying that Chrome blocked a malware file from being downloaded. Malicious hackers typically disguise these files as harmless applications, like screensavers and even security updates, to trick users into downloading them.

When installed, this type of malware software wrests control of the browser from users, changing settings, such as the default home page, and displaying unwanted ads.

Google has added the capability to Chrome Canary, a very early pre-release version of the browser that is intended for developers and tech-savvy end users because it “can sometimes break down completely.”

Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for more details about the way this feature works. Since antivirus products often step over each other when run simultaneously on the same computer, it remains to be seen if this new Chrome functionality will trigger conflicts for people who use other security software.

Chrome already lets users reset their browser settings and alerts them when they’re about to visit a site that the company has identified as dangerous.

Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.

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Engadget Eurocast 041 – 10.31.13

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Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Engadget Eurocast, with your hosts Dan Cooper, James Trew and Jamie Rigg. For this episode, Dan’s dropped the beard and the shaggy haircut, James claims to be the handsome one of the crew (although Trades Descriptions may contest the fact) and Jamie is now definitively Vine famous. There’s lots to chat about this week, from Ashton Kutcher’s new position as a Lenovo product engineer (wait, what?) to Google’s inclusion of a mono earbud as a bone conduction alternative for its Glass spectacles. All the streaming links can be found down below, so strap in for another wild podcast ride; this one’s a doozy.

Hosts: Dan Cooper, James Trew, Jamie Rigg

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the Podcast:

00:04:15 – Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn’t cracked it
00:09:31 – Tesco Hudl review: Can a supermarket chain put out a decent tablet?
00:22:06 – O2 launches convoluted 4G PAYG option, data-only plans due next month
00:31:31 – Official PlayStation 4 FAQ explains what the system can (and can’t) do
00:41:19 – Panasonic officially quits plasma TVs, blames Lehman Brothers even after all this time
00:48:22 – Dell: No, our laptops don’t smell like cat urine
00:51:45 – Driving with Google Glass could earn you a ticket
00:57:21 – Google Glass redesign gets pictured, plays nice with a mono earbud
01:05:27 – Ashton Kutcher: Lenovo’s new product engineer
01:14:10 – Lenovo’s ‘Yoga’ Android tablet has a built-in kickstand containing an 18-hour battery
01:15:34 – Barnes & Noble’s Nook GlowLight is lighter, brighter, whiter, with less Simple Touch for $119
01:20:59 – Now TV gives you Sky’s crown jewels for £4.99 a month

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