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Jul 12, 2020

A life-size Gundam statue will be completed outside of Japan in 2021
You won't have to visit Japan to see a life-size Gundam statue in the months ahead, although you may still have to book a lengthy trip. Our Engadget Chinese colleagues report that Bandai Namco will debut an 18-meter (about 59ft) Freedom Gundam statue...

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Jul 12, 2020

'Far Cry 6' arrives February 18th, 2021
Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 announcement might have been spoiled, but there's still more to say. The gaming giant has announced that its next open-world shooter will arrive on February 18th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia, PC (via the Epi...

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Jul 12, 2020

Fitbit's Charge 4 can wake you up when you feel well-rested
You now have more reasons to wear your Fitbit Charge 4 around the clock. The 9to5Google team reports (via The Verge) that a Charge 4 update has introduced two major features to improve your sleep habits and encourage more exercise. Smart Wake sets al...

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Jul 12, 2020

'Hyper Scape' open beta is available on PC today
If you missed out on early access to Hyper Scape, you now have another, much easier opportunity to try it. Ubisoft has launched an open beta for its cyberspace-inspired battle royale shooter on PC. You'll need UPlay to install it, but it beats having...

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Jul 12, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla made me want to visit East Anglia
It's hard to get a feel for a game in a couple of hours. It's even harder when your screen is filled with streaming artifacts, but such is life in 2020. Ahead of Ubisoft's Forward gaming event, the company offered us some remote demos of two of its A...

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Jul 12, 2020

'Watch Dogs: Legion' lets you be anyone, if you put in the work
London has fallen. At least, that's what you're told when you first visit the dystopian future of England's capital city in Legion, the third instalment of Ubisoft's action-adventure series Watch Dogs. Navigating the underground corridors of the Hous...

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Jul 12, 2020

NASA-backed project could automatically fix 3D printing for Moon bases
If humanity is going to 3D-print Moon bases, it can't afford for things to go wrong — and NASA is backing technology to make sure those parts get built. According to Parabolic Arc, the agency recently selected a project from Relativity Space (which i...

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Jul 12, 2020

Watch Ubisoft's summer games show right here at 2:40pm ET
It's Ubisoft's turn to show off this summer, after live virtual events from Sony, Microsoft and EA. Ubisoft has prepared a 45-minute, pre-recorded stream that kicks off at 3pm ET — but we'll be live on the Engadget YouTube channel at 2:40pm ET to put...

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Jul 12, 2020

VR time machine helps an inventor relive his past
Life is made of fleeting moments that you may easily forget, but one inventor might have found a way to remember it... much of it, anyway. As PetaPixel reports, Lucas Rizzotto recently developed a virtual reality "time machine" that lets him revisit...

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Jul 12, 2020

Three Ubisoft executives leave amid misconduct allegations
More executives are leaving Ubisoft in the wake of misconduct allegations. The company has announced (via Kotaku) that Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët has resigned immediately after Libération claims he enabled misconduct by other executives, in...

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Jul 12, 2020

After Math: With the kids away, it's time to play
Since it looks like the fall school semester is happening whether we're ready for it or not, you'll finally have dibs on "next game" on that console your kids have been bogarting for the past quarantined four months. Lucky for you, there are plenty o...

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Jul 12, 2020

'Fall Guys' brings mini-game battle royale to PS4 and Steam on August 4th
If you want a battle royale-like experience but want something more family-friendly than Call of Duty or Fortnite, you won't have to wait much longer. Mediatonic and Devolver have announced that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be available on PS4 a...

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Jul 11, 2020

Microsoft and Google team up to bring more web apps to the Play Store
Microsoft's support for Android is going beyond native apps and devices like the Surface Duo. Thurrot reports Microsoft is collaborating with Google to help bring more (and importantly, better) progressive web apps to Android devices through the Play...

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Jul 11, 2020

Devolver made a free game about a canceled game convention
E3 and virtually every other in-person gaming expo for 2020 has been canceled due to the pandemic, but that isn't preventing Devolver Digital from doing something to fill the void in a very self-referential way. It just released a free Devolverland E...

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Jul 11, 2020

US court finds Russian national guilty of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox
A San Francisco jury has found Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin guilty of one of the biggest data breaches in US history. Nikulin has been convicted of hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox back in 2012, which resulted in the theft of 117 million usernames a...

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Jul 11, 2020

Tesla drops Model Y price by $3,000
Tesla just gave would-be Model Y buyers an unexpected treat: a sudden price drop. Electrek has discovered that Tesla lowered the cost of a Long Range AWD variant by $3,000 to $49,990 before taxes and incentives. The electric crossover still isn't a t...

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Jul 11, 2020

Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms
The US is normally secretive about its cyberattacks against Russia, but it just acknowledged one of them. President Trump confirmed to the Washington Post in an interview that he authorized an attack against the Internet Research Agency (a troll team...

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Jul 11, 2020

Wells Fargo wants employees to delete TikTok from company phones
Wells Fargo does not want TikTok on its employees' phones. According to The Information, the financial institution sent its employees a note, telling them to remove the app from corporate devices immediately. TikTok's Wells Fargo ban would've come ho...

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Jul 11, 2020

EA's 'UFC 4' focuses on your fighter's backstory
It's been three years since EA last released a UFC game, and the company is clearly eager to show some progress. The publisher has unveiled UFC 4, where the focus in is on developing your fighter's backstory in Career Mode. Every action feeds into yo...

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Jul 11, 2020

LinkedIn faces lawsuit over claims it 'secretly' read iPhone clipboard data
The clipboard detection in iOS 14 isn't just prompting developers to rethink app privacy — it's also putting these companies in legal trouble. Reuters reports that iPhone user Adam Bauer has sued LinkedIn over claims the job-focused social network "s...

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Jul 11, 2020

Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners
We've dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains tantalizingly out of reach. In his latest book, Spa...

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Jul 11, 2020

Recommended Reading: The Magic Leap project the world may never see
Fading light: The story of Magic Leap's lost mixed reality magnum opusAdi Robertson, The VergeLike a lot of companies this year, Magic Leap faced massive layoffs. The company was able to avoid those after it raised $350 million, but it did shift to e...

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Jul 11, 2020

The Morning After: Amazon's TikTok ban was just some kind of mistake
Amazon has been in the streaming video game for a long time, but you wouldn't know it by trying to navigate the company's awkward streaming interface. The good news is that its Prime Video subscription package has better content on the way, but the b...

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Jul 11, 2020

'Leaked' video teases a drift-modified Mustang Mach-E
Ford's all-electric Mustang Mach-E hasn't rolled out yet, but someone is working on a special one-off, judging by a video posted to YouTube a few days ago. As noted by Autoblog and Jalopnik, this stripped down machine is obviously a Mach-E, but with...

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Jul 10, 2020

Tesla's 'Battery Day' event is scheduled for September 22nd
Tesla's long-delayed battery event has a new date, according to a new SEC filing spotted by Electrek. The automaker's "Battery Day" presentation is now scheduled to happen on September 22nd after its annual stockholders meeting that will take place a...

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Jul 10, 2020

Facial recognition linked to a second wrongful arrest by Detroit police
A false facial recognition match has led to the arrest of another innocent person. According to the Detroit Free Press, police in the city arrested a man for allegedly reaching into a person's car, taking their phone and throwing it, breaking the cas...

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Jul 10, 2020

Amazon's 'New World' MMO is delayed again
Amazon is once delaying its upcoming colonial online RPG New World (via PCGamer). The company's Amazon Games studio says it now plans to release the game sometime in the spring of 2021. It's also delaying the title's final beta test to that same time...

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Jul 10, 2020

Ask Engadget: How do I get help while 'schooling from home'?
This week's question asks how to get help at home from teachers and professors. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions along to ask@engadget.com!What are the best ways of approaching a teacher or a tutor...

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Jul 10, 2020

Facebook may pause political ads prior to the 2020 election
Facebook could make a major change to its advertising policies in an effort to fight election-related misinformation. The social network is considering a ban on political advertising in the U.S. in the days before the 2020 election, Bloomberg reports...

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Jul 10, 2020

Google will prohibit ads for 'intimate partner surveillance' tech
Starting August 11th, Google is banning advertisements for "stalkerware" apps and hardware, which enable someone to track the phone activity or movement of another person. These apps and hardware tend to be used for "intimate partner surveillance," a...

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Jul 10, 2020

HBO Max plans spin-off series based on upcoming 'The Batman' movie
HBO Max is working on a police drama set in the same universe as the upcoming Batman movie, which stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader. Matt Reeves, the director of The Batman, is developing the show with Warner Bros. Television, Boardwalk Em...

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Jul 10, 2020

Instagram bans all posts promoting conversion therapy
Instagram will no longer allow any kind of post that promotes conversion therapy. The app is expanding its policy, which already banned the promotion of conversion therapy in paid ads, to include organic posts as well. The move comes after users in t...

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Jul 10, 2020

Instagram expands policy banning promotion of conversion therapy
Instagram will no longer allow any kind of post that promotes conversion therapy. The app is expanding its policy, which already banned the promotion of conversion therapy in paid ads, to include organic posts as well. The move comes after users in t...

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Jul 10, 2020

Amazon bans TikTok on employee phones
Amazon has requested that all of its employees delete the TikTok app from their phones citing security concerns. According to the New York Times, the company email stated that the app is now prohibited from all employee phones that can "access Amazon...

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Jul 10, 2020

Amazon email banning TikTok on employee phones was an 'error' (updated)
Amazon has requested that all of its employees delete the TikTok app from their phones citing security concerns. According to the New York Times, the company email stated that the app is now prohibited from all employee phones that can "access Amazon...

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Jul 10, 2020

This week's best deals: AirPods, Nintendo Switch game sale and more
As another week comes to a close, there are a number of gadget deals to pick from as well as some leftovers from the July 4th holiday. Apple's AirPods with wireless charging case remain on sale for $150 and and you can still grab a bunch of first-par...

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Jul 10, 2020

Ubisoft posts 'Far Cry 6' teaser starring Giancarlo Esposito
This morning, a listing for Far Cry 6 leaked on the Hong Kong version of the PlayStation Store, Polygon reports. Ubisoft hasn't officially announced the game, a sequel to Far Cry New Dawn, but following the leak, the company tweeted a teaser that con...

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Jul 10, 2020

Amazon Prime Video will soon have the content, but it needs a better home
Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it would finally add user profiles to its Prime Video service. At long last, you can separate profiles for each family member (up to six) so that your Watchlists and recommendations don't get mixed up. It's a...

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Jul 10, 2020

Get an Amazon Echo Plus with a free Philips Hue light bulb for $80
A couple of Amazon Echo devices are on sale right now, but the best deal of the bunch is on the Echo Plus. The speaker with a built-in smart home hub is now $80, which is $70 off its typical price of $150. You can get the Echo Plus by itself for $80,...

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Jul 10, 2020

Was the Motorola Razr worth reviving?
A few weeks ago we asked you to review Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip, one of the few foldable smartphones on the market. Now we want to know if any of you early adopters opted for the Motorola Razr instead — it's an updated version of the much loved V3 fro...

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Jul 10, 2020

The influencers of pandemic gardening
To the untrained eye, Kevin Espiritu's garden is an overflowing hodgepodge of containers: stackable planters growing beans, herbs in traditionally narrow windowsill planters and a variety of trellises inside canvas grow bags. The front yard is packed...

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Jul 10, 2020

NASA upgrades Australia's Deep Space Station for future missions to Mars
NASA is in the midst of upgrading Deep Space Station 43 — one of its Deep Space Network's largest antennas located in Canberra, Australia — to prepare for future missions. The agency's Deep Space Network is a collection of dishes that make communicat...

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Jul 10, 2020

A Facebook SDK issue caused Spotify and other popular iOS apps to crash
If you woke up this morning ready to listen to your Release Radar mix on Spotify, well, we have some bad news — at least for iPhone users. The Spotify app for iOS has been completely down for much of the morning. Spotify acknowledged the issue on its...

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Jul 10, 2020

Podcast: Thunderbolt 4, Snapdragon 865 Plus and Facebook's latest mess
We're back from the July 4th break and we're ready to dive into some seriously nerdy news. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn chat about Intel's Thunderbolt 4 standard, and what it means for your next PC. We also dive into Qualcomm's latest announcemen...

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Jul 10, 2020

The first laptop with Apple's ARM chip could be the 13-inch MacBook Pro
Apple's first Mac with its own ARM processor will be the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via iMore). He believes that production of that model will start in Q4 of 2020, with an A-series powered MacBook Air arriving shortly a...

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Jul 10, 2020

The Morning After: Google revealed a replacement for the Home speaker
People are buying more PCs! The economy is back!Not so fast. Multiple reports yesterday say PC shipments did indeed grow over the last quarter, but this is due to the recovery of factories hit early by COVID-19 and also the boom in working (living or...

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Jul 10, 2020

Klipsch T5 II and T5 II Sport earbuds arrive in August starting at $199
Back at CES, Klipsch revealed several true wireless models, including the high-end AI-powered (and super tiny) T10. You'll have to wait a bit longer on those, and the noise-cancelling version of the T5, but today the company is announcing that a few...

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Jul 10, 2020

'Flight Simulator 2020' closed beta starts on July 30th
Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2020, which blew our minds with hyper-detailed graphics and real-life weather and traffic conditions, is about to take a big step. The development team has announced (via Windows Central) that the closed beta is set to ar...

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Jul 10, 2020

NASA wants to protect Moon and Mars from human contamination
NASA wants to make sure we don't unknowingly take organisms or other contaminants from Earth to other worlds (and vice-versa) when humans start exploring space beyond Low Earth Orbit. In a tweet, NASA Administrator Jim Brindestine has announced that...

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Jul 10, 2020

iFixit takes the Oura smart ring apart to see how it works
As we continue to work and live during the coronavirus pandemic, interest in technology that might help fight the disease has spiked, and one of the clearest examples of that is Oura's smart ring. Early in June, researchers revealed data showing that...

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Jul 10, 2020

Worldwide PC shipments grew due to work-from-home arrangements
The PC industry bounced back in the second quarter of 2020 after its weakest quarter in years mostly due to shelter-in-place orders prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to both Gartner and IDC, PC shipments grew year-over-year in the secon...

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Jul 09, 2020

Google reveals its new Nest smart speaker
The folks at Nest couldn't have been happy to see their next project revealed through grubby photos used for technical certification, so tonight they sent out a proper image and teaser video of the new device.If you're looking for more information ab...

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Jul 09, 2020

A sushi restaurant chain in Japan is using AI to evaluate tuna cuts
The highlight of almost any sushi platter is the fatty tuna. Finding that perfect cut of tuna that melts in your mouth is something that fish buyers spend years of their life learning how to do. But now a Japanese advertising agency named Dentsu Inc...

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Jul 09, 2020

Blizzard makes it free to change gender in 'World of Warcraft'
When World of Warcraft: Shadowlands comes out later this year, Blizzard plans to stop charging players a $15 fee to change the gender of one of their characters. Much like how you can tweak your character's appearance at an in-game barbershop, you'll...

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Jul 09, 2020

Facial mocap comes to Unreal Engine via new iPhone app
A new iOS app for Unreal Engine uses your iPhone to capture your facial expressions and animate an onscreen character in real time. Live Link Face is designed to work in both professional game production settings, like a soundstage with actors in ful...

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Jul 09, 2020

Superhot's standalone expansion will be free if you bought the original
Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the sequel to one of the most inventive shooters from the past couple of years, has a release date. The standalone game will set you back $25 when it comes out on July 16th. That is unless you bought a copy of Superhot ...

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Jul 09, 2020

Sony invests $250 million in ‘Fortnite' developer Epic Games
Sony is making a significant investment into Fortnite developer Epic Games. The $250 million deal will give the PlayStation maker a minority stake in the company, which is also makes the Unreal Engine developer platform. In a statement, the companies...

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Jul 09, 2020

Spirit Dot 2 and Spirit X2 review: Anker's impressive $80 earbuds
Now that true wireless earbuds have gone mainstream, companies are constantly improving design, features and performance to refine them. Another key aspect of the ubiquity is lower prices. You no longer need to pay hundreds of dollars to get a reliab...

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Jul 09, 2020

YouTube Kids app is now on Amazon's Fire TV
Families now have a new way to watch YouTube's kid-friendly videos on their TVs: YouTube Kids is now available as a dedicated app for Amazon's Fire TV. The app, which is rolling out to Fire TV devices now, comes a year after the regular YouTube app m...

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Jul 09, 2020

Stadia adds 'Celeste' and 'El Hijo' to its lineup
Google is continuing to beef up the Stadia store. It announced a couple more titles that'll be available for purchase soon: hit indie platformer Celeste and puzzle-solving stealth game El Hijo - A Wild West Tale.One of Engadget's favorite games of 20...

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Jul 09, 2020

iPadOS 14 hands-on: Design updates galore
If you've been itching to test all of the new iPad features Apple touted during its WWDC keynote last month, today's your day: You can download and install the iPadOS 14 public beta right now. That's probably all some of you needed to know, but if yo...

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Jul 09, 2020

Apple's iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas are available today
Apple announced plenty of dramatic changes to iOS and iPadOS during its WWDC keynote -- there's expanded widget support, an App Library for iPhones, a suite new of Apple Pencil features for the iPad, and a whole lot more. While the final versions of...

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Jul 09, 2020

Netflix is making a sixth season of 'The Crown' after all
Earlier this year, it emerged that The Crown, one of Netflix's biggest shows, would wrap up after its fifth season. But it has reversed course, as it's returning to creator and writer Peter Morgan's initial concept of a six-season run for the Royal F...

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Jul 09, 2020

Apple is offering teachers a free coding course
To help advance computer science education in the US, Apple is launching a new, no-cost coding course for teachers. The course is offered through Develop in Swift, Apple's educational coding program geared toward high school and higher ed students."T...

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Jul 09, 2020

Logitech pulls support for Harmony Express remote a year after launch
Roughly one year after Logitech launched its Harmony Express universal remote, the company is discontinuing the device and ending support. Harmony Express was meant to be a sleek, Alexa-enabled alternative to universal remotes with touch screens and...

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Jul 09, 2020

Peacock will stream over 175 Premier League matches next season
Streaming services' battle for high-end content is intensifying, especially with most TV and movie productions at a standstill and those pipelines perhaps starting to dry up. So, some platforms are turning more attention to live sports. To that end,...

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Jul 09, 2020

UEFA Champions League soccer moves to CBS All Access next month
Fans of European football will soon be able to stream matches in the US through CBS All Access and CBS Sports. Beginning in August, the two platforms will be the exclusive English-language home of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEF...

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Jul 09, 2020

Candy Crush creators bring Crash Bandicoot to iOS and Android
It's a good year to be a Crash Bandicoot fan. Not only is Toys For Bob working on a direct sequel to the original, PS1-era games for a fall release -- you'll also be able to steer him through an endless runner for iOS and Android before long.Grant...

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Jul 09, 2020

Upcoming Google Nest smart speaker emerges in regulatory filing
Google appeared to discontinue the original Home speaker when it recently marked the product as "no longer available" in its store. That move suggested a replacement smart speaker is on the way, and now we've gotten what's likely our first proper loo...

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Jul 09, 2020

Australia and the UK open joint investigation of Clearview AI
Australia and the UK have opened a joint investigation into Clearview AI. Specifically, the regulatory bodies are concerned with Clearview's practice of using "scraped" data and biometrics. The two countries aren't the first to question Clearview AI,...

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Jul 09, 2020

Dell's XPS Desktop fits NVIDIA and AMD graphics inside a smaller case
Over the past couple of years, Dell's XPS laptop lineup has been the gold standard of Windows ultraportables. Dell is now trying to capture some of that same magic with the updated XPS Desktop. The new model affords the same amount of expandability a...

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Jul 09, 2020

Tetris is now a daily game show with cash prizes
If you've ever dreamed of playing Tetris for cold, hard cash, you finally have an opportunity. Today, N3TWORK announced that it's adding a live, game show feature to its Tetris mobile app. Players can now participate in Tetris Primetime, a nightly co...

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Jul 09, 2020

The Paul Feig space comedy everybody missed will stream next month for free
You can be entirely forgiven for not knowing that Paul Feig made a sci-fi sitcom starring a murderer's row of comic talent. After all, Other Space debuted on Yahoo Screen* as part of the platform's failed attempt to become the next Hulu. Now, the sho...

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Jul 09, 2020

GoPro turns your Hero 8 Black into a wide-angle webcam
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, you may not have had the chance to use your fancy new GoPro Hero 8 Black as much as you had planned. The good news is that it can now double as webcam. Following its DSLR and mirrorless counterparts, GoPro has rele...

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Jul 09, 2020

GoPro's app turns your Hero 8 Black into a wide-angle webcam
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, you may not have had the chance to use your fancy new GoPro Hero 8 Black as much as you had planned. The good news is that it can now double as webcam. Following its DSLR and mirrorless counterparts, GoPro has rele...

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Jul 09, 2020

Here's 10 minutes of 'Paper Mario: The Origami King' gameplay
Paper Mario: The Origami King is quietly terrifying. Its story involves threats of grievous torture, a megalomaniacal dictator bent on ruination, and the murder of the soul. Thankfully though, everything and every character in the game is made out of...

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Jul 09, 2020

Canon's 45-megapixel flagship EOS R5 can record 8K video
After teasing it for months, Canon has taken the wraps of the 45-megapixel, $3,899 EOS R5, the most impressive-looking mirrorless camera for video we've seen so far. As we already knew, it will shoot 8K 12-bit RAW video aided by a new in-body stabili...

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Jul 09, 2020

Canon takes on Sony's A7 series with the full-frame EOS R6 camera
Canon has unveiled the 20.1-megapixel EOS R6, the little brother to the gobsmacking 8K EOS R5 camera it unveiled at the same event today. At $2,499, the R6 is everything we hoped the EOS R would be (and more) and a much better rival to the Sony A7 II...

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Jul 09, 2020

The Morning After: Intel explains the details of Thunderbolt 4
While it's almost impossible to escape hands-free Alexa devices in our homes, the assistant is still push-to-talk on iOS and Android. Now, an update enables hands-free use — as long as you have the app already open. Amazon That's probably much bette...

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Jul 09, 2020

Businesses on WhatsApp can share their info with QR codes
Businesses on WhatsApp can now take advantage of the app's QR code feature to make it easier for customers to message them. A week after introducing a similar feature for WhatsApp users looking to share contact information, the app is making QR codes...

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Jul 09, 2020

OnePlus owners can claim an exclusive 'Fortnite' dance emote
Fortnite players who have a OnePlus phone are in for a treat. Starting today and for a limited time, you can snag a free, exclusive Bhangra Boogie dance emote if you have a OnePlus 3 or newer. You'll have to claim your code from the OnePlus website.Y...

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Jul 09, 2020

T-Mobile opens Home Internet signups in Michigan
T-Mobile's Home Internet pilot has expanded in the greater Grand Rapids area, giving people in Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties the option to switch to its $50-a-month service. The carrier's Home Internet product started as an invite-only trial for...

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Jul 09, 2020

Lamborghini Sian Roadster drops the top, adds custom 3D printed vents
Last year Lamborghini debuted the 819HP Sian hybrid, its supercar with a supercapacitor, and now it's back after deleting one pesky detail. This Sian Roadster is no convertible — there is no roof at all, so owners can always hear the V12 engine it pa...

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Jul 09, 2020

Fujifilm's webcam software is now available on Macs
When Fujifilm released software that transformed X-series and GFX cameras into very fancy webcams, it only worked on Windows PCs and not Macs. Later on, the company said it would rectify that quickly by releasing a macOS version sometime in mid-July....

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Jul 09, 2020

RHA's TrueConnect 2 earbuds have longer battery life and 'refined' sound
Glasgow-based RHA debuted its AirPod-like TrueConnect true wireless earbuds in 2018, offering an alternative to Apple's take on the audio gear for $169.95. Now that the first model has some age on it, the company is announcing a refined version: the...

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Jul 09, 2020

Lawmakers request monthly COVID-19 misinformation reports from online platforms
Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee want to know what the biggest online platforms are doing to combat COVID-19 misinformation. The lawmakers have sent letters to Facebook, Google and Twitter, requesting monthly reports deta...

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Jul 08, 2020

Chevrolet's refreshed 2021 Corvette has wireless CarPlay, Android Auto
Last year Chevrolet unveiled its long-anticipated mid-engine Corvette Stingray, which came packed with technology like wireless phone charging, NFC, support for over-the-air updates and a 1080p Performance Data Recorder. Delays and the coronavirus pa...

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Jul 08, 2020

Wink's delayed smart home subscription plan kicks in July 27th
Wink can't put off launching its subscription program any longer. The smart home company has announced that it will start charging customers $5 a month on July 27th, which means users who refuse to get on board will soon have to make do with limited...

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Jul 08, 2020

Tablo's Dual 128GB and Quad 1TB DVRs have plenty of storage built-in
Nuvyyo is adding two new DVR models with built-in storage to its Tablo lineup. While they're not the first devices from the company to include onboard storage, they feature significantly more space than the 64GB Dual model the company announced in 20...

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Jul 08, 2020

Facebook takes down fake accounts linked to Trump advisor Roger Stone
Facebook has taken down a network of more than 100 Facebook accounts and pages tied to Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone for "coordinated inauthentic behavior." The company also removed four Instagram accounts, including Stone's personal account.The...

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Jul 08, 2020

SoundCloud Insights show creators their audience data
SoundCloud now offers Insights for creators, allowing smaller musicians to know who's listening to their music, what music they're listening to and where they're from -- data they may not otherwise have. The feature is rolling out today and over the...

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Jul 08, 2020

SoundCoud Insights show creators their audience data
SoundCloud now offers Insights for creators, allowing smaller musicians to know who's listening to their music, what music they're listening to and where they're from -- data they may not otherwise have. The feature is rolling out today and over the...

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Jul 08, 2020

Google starts displaying contextual info in image searches
The next time you search for and tap on an image on Google, you may see some helpful information related to what's on your screen. The company is now more deeply integrating its Knowledge Graph with pictures that it finds online.  Say you're paging t...

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Jul 08, 2020

Mercedes' new touchscreen controls eliminate 27 physical buttons
Today, Mercedes' revealed its second-generation MBUX infotainment system. When it arrives in the 2021 S-Class luxury sedan, the new MBUX system will replace 27 physical hardware buttons with touchscreen controls, add new voice, hand gesture and gaze...

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Jul 08, 2020

Microsoft's new Teams features fight video conferencing fatigue
Despite recent pressure from the White House, schools and businesses across the country are unlikely to resume in-person functions for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But going "online-only" has posed challenges of its ow...

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Jul 08, 2020

Ninja's return to streaming on YouTube shows he still has star power
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is streaming Fortnite gameplay for the first time after Microsoft announced it's shutting down his former home, Mixer. However, his YouTube stream doesn't necessarily mean that one of the biggest names in streaming is setting up...

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Jul 08, 2020

Peacock will stream Premier League soccer for free on July 15th
Until July 15th, NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service is only available through Comcast's X1 or Flex set-top boxes. Next week though, the live and on-demand library of originals, movies and TV will be open to everyone in the US. And to celebrate,...

Engadget
Jul 08, 2020

12 Sims players will compete for $100,000 on a TBS game show
It sounds like an absolute dream for millions of gamers. Take on challenges in The Sims 4 and compete for $100,000. A dozen contestants will do just that in a reality show that's set to debut on TBS next week. In The Sims Spark'd, competitors will ta...

Engadget
Jul 08, 2020

Facebook's Oversight Board says it won't be ready until 'late fall'
Facebook made the motto "move fast and break things" the de facto philosophy for Silicon Valley, but its Oversight Board apparently can't move quickly and fix things. The Board, which will independently oversee content moderation across Facebook's pl...

Engadget
Jul 08, 2020

'Man of Medan' sequel 'Little Hope' arrives on October 30th
Given that the Dark Pictures: Little Hope horror game follows a group of college students and their professor stranded in a town full of dark history, "demonic apparitions" and evil forces trying to claim their souls, it's only appropriate that the t...

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