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Engadget Daily: ditching social media, sharpshooting with HUD goggles and more!


Today, we review Garmin's new Forerunner 15 sports watch, learn how to escape social media, watch a sniper hit his target while looking in another direction and hear what our readers have to say about the new HTC One. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: a practical guide

Ever thought of dumping social media for a more private life? In this week's installment of How to Disappear, Dan Cooper discusses some practical first steps toward going completely off the grid. Disclaimer: it's incredibly difficult. You can find part one here.

Watch a sniper nail his target from 500 yards without even 'looking' at it

What's scarier than a regular ole' sniper? One who doesn't have to see the target. Armed with a futuristic targeting system and Smith Optics I/O Recon Goggles, this sharpshooter nails a target 500 yards away... while looking in another direction.

Google will have sole control over the interfaces of Android Auto, Wear and TV

Google's engineering director David Burke told Ars Technica that the company will retain official control of its new platforms: Android Auto, Wear and TV. Besides providing a consistent experience, this move allows for a much more streamlined update process.

Garmin Forerunner 15 review: sports watch first, fitness tracker second

If you're already an athlete or active jogger, Garmin's new Forerunner 15 might be the fitness accessory you've been looking for. At $170 ($200 with the heart rate monitor), this somewhat bulky device combines the functionality of a sports watch with fitness tracking basics.

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