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Oct 20, 2019

Los Angeles Fire Department wants to double its drone fleet
It's not just law enforcement finding success with drones. The Los Angeles Fire Department's Battalion Chief Richard Field told TechCrunch that he intended to double the drone fleet just five months after a partnership with DJI began. On top of the...

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Oct 20, 2019

Sonar drone helps find a WWII Japanese aircraft carrier
The late Paul Allen's underwater robotics are still achieving firsts in discovering long-lost warships. Vulcan's research vessel Petrel and its two robotic vehicles have discovered the Kaga, a Japanese aircraft carrier sunk during WWII's pivotal Bat...

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Oct 20, 2019

Next-gen hearing implants could overcome inner ear damage
Many hearing implants won't help people with inner ear damage or auditory nerve problems, but the brainstem implants that do frequently do an incomplete job. Soon, however, there might be a far better solution. Researchers have designed a conformab...

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Oct 20, 2019

Amazon sellers are shipping long-expired food
Whole Foods thrives on freshness, but Amazon's online store? Not so much. CNBC reports that Amazon's third-party sellers are all-too-frequently shipping food that has long-since expired, including products like year-old Hostess brownies and Teavana g...

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Oct 20, 2019

Bungie pulls popular gun from 'Destiny 2' after discovering exploit
Believe it or not, Bungie is grappling with another wildly overpowered Destiny 2 weapon. The developer has pulled the Telesto fusion rifle from all activities after players discovered an exploit that lets them rapidly charge their character's Super...

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Oct 20, 2019

Google to fix 'bug' that uploads free full-quality iPhone pics to Photos
Google is about to patch a quirk in Photos that effectively gives iPhone users a free ride. The company told Android Police in a statement that it's planning to fix a Google Photos "bug" that stores iOS photos in their original quality without count...

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Oct 20, 2019

Instagram test helps you choose people to unfollow
Use Instagram for long enough and you'll probably rack up a few contacts that you don't really care about -- someone you followed on impulse and quickly forgot, perhaps. You might have a way to prune those unnecessary connections before long. App sle...

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Oct 20, 2019

Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel
Qantas just broke a record for air travel, and it may have helped science in the process. The Australian airline has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York City to Sydney as part of a project researching the effects of very lon...

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Oct 20, 2019

The best trackballs
By Thorin Klosowski This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to trackballs. After sp...

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Oct 20, 2019

After Math: Stand and Delivery
Things happened this week, such as Alphabet commencing commercial flights of its Wing drone delivery program in Christiansburg, Virginia. But they weren't the only tech corporation that decided to put things where they previously were not at speeds t...

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Oct 20, 2019

Honda's Accord Hybrid is a value-packed sedan
Honda has a well-deserved reputation as an automaker that produces well-engineered, long-lasting vehicles. So it should be no surprise that the 2020 Accord Hybrid is those things and more. Will it impress your car-nerd friends? Probably not. Will it...

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Oct 20, 2019

NASA's InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe
NASA's InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars' interior, but it hasn't made much progress since work got started in February -- it hadn't even finished burying itself. At last, it's...

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Oct 20, 2019

Huawei wants to license its 5G tech to US telecoms
Huawei is banned from selling its 5G technology in the US, but that isn't stopping it from trying an end run around that hurdle. Senior VP Vincent Pang told Reuters that Huawei is in early discussions to license its 5G tech to American companies. T...

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Oct 19, 2019

Fossil's latest Wear OS watches now make calls using iPhones
Fossil has acted on its promise to show more love to iPhone users with its Gen 5 smartwatches. An in-progress software update now lets the wristwear make calls using Apple's handsets, making them some of the first Wear OS devices with calling suppor...

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Oct 19, 2019

Toyota will debut its tiny city EV at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota is showing off the production-ready version of an ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. And by "ultra-compact," the company means really, really tiny. The automaker says it designed the city car to "support...

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Oct 19, 2019

Adidas readies an entire collection of Star Wars basketball shoes
If you're both a Star Wars fan and a hypebeast, the next month might a dream come true. Adidas is releasing an entire Star Wars x Adidas collection of basketball shoes starting on November 1st, catering to both your particular fandom and your footwea...

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Oct 19, 2019

Disney non-fiction shows include Mickey, Wolfgang Puck documentaries
Disney already has a robust lineup of scripted shows for its upcoming streaming service, but it'll also have documentaries on offer for non-fiction fans. The company has announced new non-fiction originals for Disney at the International Documentary...

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Oct 19, 2019

Mercedes app was leaking car owners' data to other users
Your car maker's mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch that the car company's remote control app was supplying data from other users' accounts for...

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Oct 19, 2019

AT&T hikes TV Now prices by as much as $15 per month
Yes, AT&T is raising prices for its TV Now service for the second time this year -- and it's not a small hike. The telecom is notifying subscribers that the Plus tier will jump from $50 to $65 per month on November 19th, while the Max plan will l...

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Oct 19, 2019

Samsung won't support Linux on DeX once Android 10 arrives
If you've been using Linux on DeX (aka Linux on Galaxy) to turn your Samsung phone into a PC, you'll need to make a change of plans. Samsung is warning users that it's shutting down the Linux on DeX beta program, and that its Android 10 update won't...

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Oct 19, 2019

Twitch 'Watch Parties' let streamers watch Prime Video with viewers
Twitch has started testing a new feature that allows streamers to watch Prime Video with their viewers -- as long as they're also subscribers. Travis Shreffler, a content creator and author, has tweeted an email he received from Prime Video, inviting...

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Oct 19, 2019

Recommended Reading: The Google Stadia controller prototypes
An exclusive look at how Google designed its Stadia game controller Stan Horaczek, Popular Science We've known for months that Google built its own controller for the upcoming Stadia game streaming service. But Popular Science recently got a behin...

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Oct 19, 2019

Hitting the Books: How to sling a cat through interstellar space
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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Oct 19, 2019

The Morning After: Nike's accessible AJI
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! This morning is a great time to catch up on all of Google's new hardware, our re-review of the Galaxy Fold and some exciting news items from Friday. That includes Nike's accessible Air J...

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Oct 19, 2019

Holiday shopping can be a chore. Let us help!
There's a scant 68 days until Christmas is once again upon us, and 65 until Hanukkah begins. There are likely plenty of people left on your shopping list, including those few who are always impossible to buy for (looking at you, Dad) so we want to le...

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Oct 19, 2019

HTC's Exodus 1s can run a full Bitcoin node for under $250
After first teasing the device earlier this year, HTC has detailed its new, more affordable Exodus 1s blockchain smartphone. The highlight feature of the device is that it can function as a full node. This means the phone is able to validate and tran...

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Oct 19, 2019

Remedy fixes 'Control' on the Epic Store so it will work offline
The update that added a photomode to Remedy's moody shooter Control also added some new headaches for PC players who purchased it from the Epic Games Store. Although the team says that changes made were intended to validate "future expansions," their...

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Oct 19, 2019

Kik Messenger will keep running under a different owner
Kik Interactive may have chosen to focus on cryptocurrency, but its messaging app will apparently live on. In a new post on Kik's blog, MediaLab has revealed that it has acquired Kik Messenger from its creators and will continue developing the app. M...

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Oct 18, 2019

WSJ: Facebook's news tab could launch by the end of the month
While Mark Zuckerberg gives speeches about not wanting Facebook to be the arbiter of truth, the Wall Street Journal reports his company is setting up deals to launch its dedicated tab for news. In a post earlier this year, the CEO said "It's importa...

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Oct 18, 2019

Verizon adds 5G coverage to three basketball and hockey arenas
You don't have to watch football if you want 5G coverage from Verizon (Engadget's parent company) while you're attending live sports. The carrier has switched on 5G coverage at three major basketball and hockey arenas, including San Francisco's Chas...

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Oct 18, 2019

Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production pauses after John Cho is injured on-set
The wait for Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will be a little longer than expected, as Deadline reports production is shut down for seven to nine months. Unfortunately the pause is due to an unspecified injury suffered by lead actor...

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Oct 18, 2019

US lawmakers criticize Apple over Chinese app censorship
In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have "strong concern" related to Apple's recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple's decision earlier...

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Oct 18, 2019

Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1
The Air Jordan 1, which NBA legend Michael Jordan debuted in 1985, continues to be one of Nike's most popular sneakers to this day. Throughout the years, the company has launched hundreds of different iterations of its iconic model, and now it's putt...

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Oct 18, 2019

Harley-Davidson resumes LiveWire electric motorcycle production
After a brief blip, Harley-Davidson says it has resumed manufacturing its LiveWire electric motorcycles. The company halted production and delivery of its first-ever electric bike last week after discovering an issue with the vehicle's charging equip...

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Oct 18, 2019

Alphabet's Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes
Alphabet's Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include ove...

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Oct 18, 2019

Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max
There have already been signs that the 737 Max's fatal safety flaw may have stemmed from misunderstandings, and now investigators appear to have more tangible evidence of this. Boeing has confirmed to Reuters that it gave the FAA instant messages in...

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Oct 18, 2019

Twitch viewers can subscribe to streamers on iOS
Twitch users on iOS can now subscribe to their favorite streamers directly from the app. It'll offer the same benefits of subscribing on desktop, including ad-free viewing, sub badges, channel emotes and sub-only chat, as well as supporting the partn...

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Oct 18, 2019

'Okami' veterans want to make a sequel
After years of remasters and ports, Okami is finally getting a sequel... well, maybe. Two veterans from the game who now work at Platinum Games, director Hideki Kamiya and Ikumi Nakamura (the star of Bethesda's E3 presentation), have posted a video...

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Oct 18, 2019

Judge refuses to block the release of ‘The Laundromat' on Netflix
A judge in Connecticut has refused to block the release of The Laundromat, which arrived on Netflix today. Earlier this week, the lawyers portrayed in the film filed a defamation claim, arguing that the movie unfairly cast them in a negative light. A...

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Oct 18, 2019

‘Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville' is available today
The latest game in the long running Plants vs. Zombies series has arrived for PS4, Xbox and PC. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a third-person shooter, but it's cartoony enough for older children; EA calls it "our biggest and most acc...

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Oct 18, 2019

Lincoln's Corsair feels like Navigator luxury in a smaller package
Lincoln's goal of filling its lineup with luxury SUVs continues. With the Corsair (starting at $36,940, it's the newest and tiniest SUV in the automaker's lineup), Lincoln has entered the small SUV market as a vehicle that cares more about the occupa...

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Oct 18, 2019

Mark Hurd, former HP CEO, has died at 62
Mark Hurd, the now-former co-CEO of Oracle has died, according to CNBC. Oracle has yet to comment on Hurd's death, and the email that the company sent to employees provides few clues. However, just last month, Hurd announced a medical leave of absenc...

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Oct 18, 2019

A month on, Apple Arcade is too cheap to quit
It's been almost exactly a month since Apple Arcade launched. That means that a lot of free trials are about to expire, and it's time to decide: Is it actually worth your $5 a month? Like you, a number of Engadget editors have been testing out Arcade...

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Oct 18, 2019

The best iPhone screen protectors
By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to iphone screen protectors. Yo...

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Oct 18, 2019

IKEA begins selling its FYRTUR smart blinds in some US stores
The downright confusing saga that is IKEA's rollout of its FYRTUR blackout smart blinds in the US continues. The company had initially planned to release them stateside on April 1st, before delaying the launch to October 1st. The appointed date then...

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Oct 18, 2019

IKEA begins selling its smart blinds in some US stores
The downright confusing saga that is IKEA's rollout of its FYRTUR blackout smart blinds in the US continues. The company had initially planned to release them stateside on April 1st, before delaying the launch to October 1st. The appointed date then...

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Oct 18, 2019

The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?
Google is all about ambient computing. That much was made clear at the company's launch event this week. Its products were leaked so thoroughly that there were barely any surprises left. Yet, finally getting to see Google's full portfolio of devices...

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Oct 18, 2019

Le Creuset's Star Wars cookware is available to pre-order
If you've been itching to get your hands on that roasting pan with Han Solo encased into the lid, now's your chance. Le Creuset unveiled a selection of Star Wars cookware earlier this month and said it would go on sale in November. But you don't have...

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Oct 18, 2019

Verizon and T-Mobile aren't supporting RCS on the Pixel 4 at launch
Google has been pushing its SMS-alternative Rich Communication Services (RCS) for years. And it's no secret that the roll out has been a bit of a mess. Now, in another set back, Verizon and T-Mobile will not support RCS messaging on the Pixel 4 at la...

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Oct 18, 2019

Roku's 4K Streaming Stick will get a permanent price drop on Sunday
For the money, the Roku Streaming Stick is one of the best choices for viewers who need a way to watch content from apps like HBO Go, Netflix or Hulu. Once in a while, the $60 device will go on sale for $10 off, but you're usually stuck paying full...

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Oct 18, 2019

Japan will help NASA build a space station near the Moon
Back in September, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) revealed their intention to work together under the Artemis program. Now, it's official -- Japan will join NASA's quest to go to Mars and to return to the Moon. The Japanese go...

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Oct 18, 2019

Razer's first workstation laptop is cheaper than you'd expect
Razer has unveiled pricing for its top-end Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics and it's ... actually not too bad? Equipped in the standard configuration, it comes with a 16GB Quadro RTX 5000 card, 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-266...

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Oct 18, 2019

Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' hides grown-up workouts in a kids' game
I'm standing in the middle of my living room. Something resembling a garter belt is wrapped snugly around my left thigh. I'm squatting, fast. I may as well be twerking. I haven't had coffee yet. I'm supposed to be working. But this week, this is my w...

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Oct 18, 2019

Huawei wants people to dive into London's River Thames for a Watch GT 2
How badly do you want to get your hands on a Huawei Watch GT 2? Enough to dive in to the murky waters of London's River Thames? Because if that's your weird flex, you're in luck. Huawei has opened the world's first "Dive-Thru" on the Royal Victoria D...

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Oct 18, 2019

You might want a centrifuge to make this cocktail
After a long morning of sweating through the first glimpse of New York City's 90-degree summer, I found myself inside a West Village bar called Existing Conditions. Its shiny leather banquettes, expensive art and mood lighting proved that the area no...

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Oct 18, 2019

Samsung says fix for Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw is coming 'next week'
Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that an issue regarding screen protectors allowed some of its flagship devices to be bypassed with any fingerprint. Now, the company has said it will fix the problem in a patch which may come as soon as next week.

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Oct 18, 2019

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' swaps loot boxes for a battle pass
Activision has confirmed its post-launch plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and they're generous to say the least. All future maps and new modes will be released for free, there won't be any loot boxes or a season pass, and the game will feature...

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Oct 18, 2019

The Morning After: Supreme's $60 burner phone is a hypebeast's dream
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. After you're done watching this historic spacewalk, take a look at what life is like after your Netflix show ends. Also, we'll explain why a $60 featurephone sold out almost immediately and take a look at the ne...

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Oct 18, 2019

Windows users can now log in using Yubico security keys
If you're looking to secure a device or you struggle to remember passwords, there's now a new option available. Hardware authentication manufacturer Yubico is updating its device support, now offering Windows login through its YubiKey security system...

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Oct 18, 2019

Watch NASA's first all-woman spacewalk
NASA's first all-woman spacewalk was supposed to take place back in March, but the agency had to cancel the historic event due to the lack of spacesuits that fit both astronauts. Now, it's finally happening... barring any last minute cancellation. NA...

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Oct 18, 2019

US military will no longer use floppy disks to coordinate nuke launches
As we alarmingly learned in 2014, the US military has been using 8-inch floppy disks in an antiquated '70s computer to receive nuclear launch orders from the President. Now, the US strategic command has announced that it has replaced the drives with...

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Oct 18, 2019

SpaceX begins construction of its next-generation Starship rockets
SpaceX's next-generation rocket, the Starship, is 50 meters long and powered by three Raptor engines, creating a whopping 12,000 kN of thrust. It is designed to haul large amounts of cargo and eventually passengers into space, for missions to the moo...

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Oct 18, 2019

Facebook is developing anti-predator measures to protect children
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier this year that company plans to encrypt messages on all its platforms. Since then, authorities around the world have been trying to convince the social network not to go through with it, warning the pu...

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Oct 17, 2019

Pandora now works in Spanish on Alexa and Google Assistant
Pandora can now respond to requests en español in the US via Alexa and Google Assistant. You can activate Spanish voice controls by adding the language through the Alexa or Assistant settings.

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Oct 17, 2019

Lebanon plans to charge a fee for internet voice calls
If you're planning a trip to Beirut, you might want to think carefully about starting an internet phone call. Lebanon's cabinet has agreed to implement a 20-cent daily fee for VoIP calls across a range of services, including FaceTime Audio and WhatsA...

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Oct 17, 2019

Google Books redesign makes it easier to find background info
It's Google Books' 15th birthday, and the tech giant is celebrating it by giving the service a makeover. The redesigned version makes each title's most pertinent information easier to access -- and it puts details in neat little boxes that make them...

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Oct 17, 2019

California's Earthquake Early Warning system rolls out statewide
As expected, today California governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a statewide Earthquake Early Warning System. Based on reports from sensors embedded in the ground across the state, it can detect tremors and deliver warnings to mobile phone...

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Oct 17, 2019

Motorola invite hints at a 'reinvented' RAZR
Earlier this year a Motorola exec confirmed to Engadget that the company was hard at work on foldable phone technology, and rumors about a new RAZR-branded device just won't go away. Now CNET reports it's sending out invites for a November 13th event...

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Oct 17, 2019

Arca will use AI to soundtrack NYC's Museum of Modern Art
If you pay a visit to New York City's Museum of Modern Art in the near future, you'll be awash in artificial intelligence before you've even seen an exhibit. Electronic musician Arca (who has produced for Bjork and FKA Twigs) has announced that a pi...

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Oct 17, 2019

Get $24 off the Nintendo Switch on Amazon
If you've been waiting to purchase a Nintendo Switch, or want to update your existing unit, Amazon has a decent deal on the console. If you take advantage of an onsite coupon, you can get $24 off the console, making it $275, instead of $299. Note tha...

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Oct 17, 2019

Supreme's burner phone is a hypebeast's dream
Here's a few things to know about trying to score Supreme products during its weekly drop: I had to wait in line for about two hours, on a cold and windy day in NYC, just to get inside the brand's Brooklyn store. But to even make it that far, you hav...

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Oct 17, 2019

Nintendo Switch sales top 15 million in North America alone
As Nintendo heads into a holiday season with both the OG Switch and Switch Lite on store shelves, the company is celebrating 10 months in a row of being the best selling console in the US, according to NPD numbers. That's enough to cross the 15 milli...

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Oct 17, 2019

Endel's Apple Watch app generates soothing sounds on your wrist
If you primarily use your Apple Watch for all its health and wellness-related features, you'll want to check the new app from AI music startup Endel. Technically, Endel has been available as an Apple Watch app for a while now. Where this new version...

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Oct 17, 2019

You can report traffic snarls in Google Maps for iOS
You no longer need an Android phone to report collisions and other traffic trouble in Google Maps. Google has brought road incident reporting to iOS, letting you flag problems without turning to an app like Waze. Whichever platform you use, Google...

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Oct 17, 2019

Wirecutter's best deals: Sony's DualShock 4 controller drops to $35
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Oct 17, 2019

Lyft will give people free and discounted rides to job interviews
Lyft has announced a plan to help people "making their way through the employment pipeline" get to and from job interviews, professional training programs and new places of work with free or discounted rides. It's working with several nonprofit partn...

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Oct 17, 2019

Intel will publicly share its race and gender pay gap statistics
The Obama administration initiated a program that required companies with over 100 employees to submit payroll data that, while anonymized, contained information such as employee compensation broken down by race and gender. This data was meant to hel...

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Oct 17, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg defends free speech on Facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at Georgetown today to defend freedom of expression. Most recently, Facebook has been criticized for allowing politicians to post misleading ads. But Zuckerberg is calling for more free speech and cautio...

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Oct 17, 2019

Latest NVIDIA Shield TV Pro leak shows a bigger, better remote
After multiple leaks, including two trips through the FCC, we've known for a while now that NVIDIA plans to update its venerable Shield TV Android set-top box. Thanks to an Amazon listing that was first spotted by Android TV Rumors and has since been...

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Oct 17, 2019

Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products
Today, Juul announced that it's suspending the sale of its fruit-flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-ci...

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Oct 17, 2019

HBO Max will stream 'Spirited Away' and other Studio Ghibli movies
HBO Max will be the streaming home for movies from the legendary Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. Classics including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle will be available to stream for the first time...

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Oct 17, 2019

Venmo will launch its first credit card in 2020
Today, Venmo announced that it's launching a credit card in partnership with Synchrony. The card should be ready in the second half of 2020, and users will be able to apply for, use and manage it through the Venmo app. Cardholders will get real-time,...

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Oct 17, 2019

Is the OnePlus 7 Pro worth the upgrade from its predecessor?
OnePlus had already earned plenty of fans with affordable high-end phones like the 6T; our reviewer Richard Lai praised that handset's solid hardware and slick software performance while our user reviews echoed his praise for the camera, battery life...

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Oct 17, 2019

Google Voice users can start calls and send messages with Siri
Following its latest iOS update, Google Voice now works with Siri. You can use Apple's assistant to start calls or send messages through the service. You can enable Siri control by going to the Google Voice options and marking a default account for c...

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Oct 17, 2019

Chrome for Android update protects against Spectre-like chip hacks
Last year, Chrome 67 for desktop introduced Site Isolation to protect users from Spectre-style security threats by making it harder for attackers to steal data from other websites. Now, Chrome 77 is bringing Site Isolation to Chrome on Android.

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Oct 17, 2019

Watch the first trailer of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2' for PC
Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games has shared the first trailer for the upcoming PC release of the game, which showcases the open-world western running at 4K and 60 frames per second. It also offers a glimpse of some of the other graphica...

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Oct 17, 2019

HTC Vive Cosmos review: Too late, too expensive
The battle for at-home virtual reality started with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive -- but these days things are getting complicated. The Oculus Quest proves solid standalone VR is possible, and Valve is pushing the limits of high-end VR with the...

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Oct 17, 2019

BBC winds down its in-house VR production team
After two years, the BBC is shutting VR Hub production division. In a lengthy blog post, the UK public broadcaster announced that it plans to produce one last virtual reality experience called Missing Pictures before winding down the unit.

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Oct 17, 2019

Senator Wyden pushes his ‘Mind Your Own Business' privacy act forward
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is advancing his data privacy bill. Today, he shared his "Mind Your Own Business Act" an official version of the draft legislation we saw last year. Like the draft, the official version would give the Federal Trade Commission...

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Oct 17, 2019

Fractal Bits drum synth app uses algorithms to produce billions of sounds
Desktop music production software has become more user friendly, but the options for creating music on a phone -- especially an Android device -- are still rather limited. That's set to change with the release of a new drum synth app, Fractal Bits, w...

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Oct 17, 2019

'Anthem' gives its Cataclysm in-game event a second try
If you've stuck with Anthem through its many challenges -- and there have been a lot -- then congratulations, you're being rewarded with the return of the Cataclysm, and updates for the Season of Skulls. According to the latest patch notes, this will...

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Oct 17, 2019

Crowdfunding is better than Netflix for YouTube's creep queen
One day six months ago, Christine McConnell picked up the phone and learned that her Netflix show, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, wouldn't be renewed. The production company called with the news, citing an email it had received from Ne...

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Oct 17, 2019

Amazon is hosting a two-day music festival in Las Vegas
Amazon has been aggressively pushing into the music business. It's already promoted its Music streaming service by holding a concert for Prime Day and appealing to audiophiles by offering lossless streaming with its HD plan. So when you hear the comp...

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Oct 17, 2019

Arlo's first video doorbell provides an extra-clear view of your porch
Arlo is jumping into the video doorbell arena just a year after releasing its first smart doorbell, and it's claiming to one-up rivals with some hard-to-find features. The simply-named Arlo Video Doorbell captures footage in an unusual (for doorbell...

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Oct 17, 2019

Arturia's Analog Lab VST is now just $99
Arturia has made a name for itself with its reasonably-priced and easy-to-use synths and MIDI keyboards, now it's offering its popular Analog Lab VST for a bargain price, as well. Reduced to $99 from $199, the virtual studio gives you 6,500 presets,...

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Oct 17, 2019

The Morning After: Is this the ultimate retro-gaming portable?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Say goodbye to Yahoo Groups and Google Daydream, and good morning to Volvo's first full EV. Also, the Vatican is going click-to-pray, and Under Armour has unveiled the latest in spacesuit fashion. Just another T...

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Oct 17, 2019

MIT scientists develop a way to recover details from blurry images
A group of MIT researchers have developed a way to recover lost details from images and create clear copies of motion-blurred parts in videos. Their creation, an algorithm called a "visual deprojection model," is based on a convolutional neural netwo...

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Oct 17, 2019

Sony's self-driving 'Sociable Cart' delivers mixed-reality inside, ads outside
Sony's Sociable Cart SC-1 -- the autonomous vehicle-cum-party bus designed for theme parks and golf courses -- has finally landed. Launching in Japan's Kanucha Bay Resort in Nago City, and the Botanical Garden in Okinawa City, the pilot scheme kicks...

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Oct 17, 2019

Ford teams up with charging companies to form the FordPass Network
Ford is hoping to convince fence sitters to finally get an electric vehicle by making it easier to find charging stations. The automaker has introduced the FordPass Charging Network, which it says includes 12,000 charging stations with more than 35,0...

Engadget
Oct 17, 2019

Ford's upcoming EVs will come with two years of free charging
Ford is hoping to convince fence sitters to finally get an electric vehicle by making it easier to find charging stations. The automaker has introduced the FordPass Charging Network, which it says includes 12,000 charging stations with more than 35,0...

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