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Jul 18, 2018

UK video streaming subscribers topple pay-TV for the first time
Popular online streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are for the first time outshining traditional pay-TV in Britain.

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Jul 18, 2018

Niantic snaps up Seismic Games to build new AR experiences
Niantic has acquired yet another developer in a bid to conquer AR gaming. The Pokémon Go creator has announced that it has acquired LA-based Seismic Games, mostly known for turn-based mobile RPG Marvel: Strikeforce. You can assemble Marvel cha...

Engadget
Jul 18, 2018

'Black Friday: Revolution 1979' is coming to consoles starting July 31st
"We need more games like 1979 Revolution: Black Friday," Engadget Senior Reporter Jessica Conditt wrote in 2016. Two years later and the historical title chronicling the Iranian revolution will make its way from PC and mobile platforms to the Nintend...

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Jul 18, 2018

DeepMind, Elon Musk and more pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons
Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will "neither participate in nor suppo...

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Jul 18, 2018

DeepMind, Elon Musk and others pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons
Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will "neither participate in nor suppo...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

'World's largest' sports streamer makes US debut September 10th
DAZN has become one of the better-known live sports streaming services (it bills itself as the "world's largest"), but you wouldn't know it if you lived in the US. It's only been available in Canada, Japan and a handful of European countries. It's...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

World Cup tweets were viewed 115 billion times
Twitter had high hopes that the World Cup would be a big hit on its platform. The previous games in 2014 happened before the platform released video features, but this time around, it secured a deal with the event's US rights holder Fox Sports, as we...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

UPS tests entering locked lobbies to deliver packages in NYC
After weeks of rumors, Amazon confirmed last October that it was working on a system to deliver packages while people weren't home. In essence, a smart lock would allow workers entry and record them while they deposited parcels. Despite the concept u...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Instagram test lets public accounts remove followers
You've long had the option to remove Instagram followers if you keep your account private, but that's something of a compromise. Why do you have to shut yourself off from the outside world just to keep out a few undesirables? You might not have to...

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Jul 17, 2018

Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom
Twitter has spent the past several months trying to fix its verification mess, but it looks like you'll have to wait a while longer for a solution. New product lead Kayvon Beykpour has announced that Twitter is putting its verification reform efforts...

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Jul 17, 2018

Netflix's Fast.com now measures upload speed and latency
In 2016, Netflix launched Fast.com, a simple, easy way for anybody to check their internet speeds. Now, the company has announced that it's adding more information to the site. Fast.com will now let users see their connection's latency and upload spe...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Nest CEO steps down as the company joins Google's home division
According to CNET, Nest has announced today that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be its CEO. As part of his departure, Nest will now be folded into Google's home and living room products team. In a joint interview with Fawaz, Rishi Chandra, vice presiden...

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Jul 17, 2018

Voting machine maker sold states systems with remote-access tools
Election Systems and Software (ES&S) has admitted that it sold election management systems which included remote-access software to multiple US states over six years. The company said in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden it had included off-the-shelf pc...

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Jul 17, 2018

'Alto's Odyssey' lands on Android for free next week
Apple Design Award winner Alto's Odyssey hit the App Store in February, but Android players have been forced to wait for the serene platformer to come to Google Play. They won't have to sit on their hands for much longer -- Alto's Odyssey will land o...

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Jul 17, 2018

Verizon stops activating 3G phones
Verizon is no longer activating phones that aren't 4G LTE-capable. Recently, a few readers told Droid Life that Verizon had declined their requests to activate 3G devices, and the carrier has now confirmed that this will be the policy going forward....

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Jul 17, 2018

Egypt will subject popular social accounts to anti-fake news laws
Egypt's parliament has passed a new law that will categorize social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers as media outlets. As such, they'll be regulated by the Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media and be subject to m...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Twitter reportedly suspended 58 million accounts in Q4 2017
Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million accounts across May and June of 2018 as part of its purge of fake users. Now, according to a tweet from the Associated Press, the social media company had already suspended at least 58 million accounts in the l...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Walmart might get into the crowded video-subscription business
Walmart is considering a subscription video-streaming service, The Information reports, that could be set up as a rival to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Sources familiar with the company's discussions about the prospect told the publication that su...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the PM edition
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Jul 17, 2018

Facebook can't decide when a page should be banned
Another day, another congressional hearing on how tech companies are conducting themselves. This time it was Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that testified before the House Judiciary Committee today, in a hearing titled "Examining the Content Filtering...

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Jul 17, 2018

‘Emojiland' blends musical theater and existential angst
The thing about musical theatre is that pleasant surprises are never too hard to find. A rock musical about 19th-century German teenagers exploring their sexuality won a Tony. And right now, a man playing a cartoon sponge from Nickelodeon is charming...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Roborace is still pursuing its driverless race-car dream
Clearly, Roborace doesn't believe in bad luck. Last week, on Friday the 13th, the company chose to run its self-driving Robocar in front of a feverish crowd at England's Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was only the second time the team had demonstrate...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Twitch is giving the people what they want: GIFs
Twitch's next way of letting viewers interact with streams is with GIFs. The latest customization tool for the popular broadcasting service arrives via a partnership with Giphy, and the way it works sounds pretty simple. A broadcaster sets a location...

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Jul 17, 2018

'Sea of Thieves' DLC 'Cursed Sails' arrives July 31st
It won't be too much longer before the first of Sea of Thieves' two free summer add-ons makes an appearance. Rare and Microsoft have revealed that Cursed Sails will be available to Windows and Xbox One players on July 31st. The DLC introduces "terr...

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Jul 17, 2018

Netflix announces its first TV shows and movies from Millarworld
Today, Netflix announced the first TV shows and movies based on comic book writer Mark Millar's properties. Netflix will add two television series and three movies to its original programming.

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Jul 17, 2018

'No Man's Sky Next' trailer previews upcoming multiplayer mode
Today, the developer of space exploration game No Man's Sky, Hello Games, revealed more about the long-awaited update, called No Man's Sky Next, that will launch on July 24th. This massive upgrade will introduce plenty of new features to the game, in...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Sonos Beam is now on sale for $399
If you've been waiting to pick up the Sonos Beam soundbar, now's your chance. The speaker is now on sale for $399 on the Sonos website and at retailers.

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

‘The Butterfly Effect' explores tech's impact on the porn industry
Free porn changed the world, and The Butterfly Effect explains how. It's a seven-episode podcast series produced by author and screenwriter Jon Ronson that tracks the wide-ranging impacts of the rise of "tube" sites like Pornhub. The story starts wi...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Google Assistant adds a snapshot of your daily agenda
Google is no stranger to serving up contextual info and commands when they're relevant. But wouldn't it be nice if could curate and organize that info in a way that could help with a jam-packed schedule? It does now. The search firm is currently trot...

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Jul 17, 2018

T-Mobile's $5 international day pass offers 512MB of LTE
T-Mobile is expanding its One plan to give travelers unlimited data and texting across 210 countries. Those who are on the road can use as much 2G data as they like at no extra cost, and the plan offers flat-rate calling at 25 cents per minute (which...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

BMW launches a luxury ridesharing service in Seattle
BMW is taking on Lyft and Uber directly with the launch of a new ridesharing program. ReachNow, which up until now was just a car-sharing service available in Seattle and Portland, is expanding into ridesharing in the city of Seattle. Through an app,...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Google's Course Kit injects Docs and Drive into educator software
Back in March, Apple held an entire education-focused event to introduce new tools like Schoolwork, which helps educators collaborate and keep track of student assignments through networks of iPads. Google isn't far behind: Its new Course Kit lets in...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode
Want to know just how connected even a relatively ordinary microwave has become? Just ask GE Appliances. The brand has unveiled the Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, which touts both Alexa voice control compatibility and its namesake sc...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode (updated)
Want to know just how connected even a relatively ordinary microwave has become? Just ask GE Appliances. The brand has unveiled the Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, which touts both Alexa voice control compatibility and its namesake scan...

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Jul 17, 2018

Hulu's Mars drama 'The First' debuts September 14th
Hulu has released photos of its upcoming astronaut drama The First starring Natascha McElhone and Sean Penn, and revealed that it will premiere on September 14th. Developed by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, the series follows the first human M...

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Jul 17, 2018

Google is resurrecting blob emoji again
Fans of Google's now-dead blob emoji have a reason to be happy today. The company announced that it's resurrecting its cute, flatly designed characters, albeit as a sticker pack for Gboard and Android Messages, as spotted by The Verge. What's the occ...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Make your classic gamepads wireless with 8BitDo's DIY kits
8BitDo will happily sell you wireless controllers that are vaguely similar to classic gamepads of yore, but it clearly can't sell you the real deal without invoking massive copyright battles. It can, however, offer you the next best thing. The comp...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

EU agrees to data deal with Japan as US pact hangs in the balance
The EU and Japan have reached an agreement that will allow businesses in both regions to freely share and transfer data without additional safeguards or authorizations. The deal, which covers information such as credit card details and browsing habit...

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Jul 17, 2018

Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the AM edition
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Jul 17, 2018

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in recent history
Jeff Bezos has been one of the world's wealthiest people for a while, but he's now set a new record: he's the wealthiest person in recent history. The Amazon founder's net worth has topped $151 billion according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, ma...

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Jul 17, 2018

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter
Today, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced that they have discovered twelve more moons of our solar system's resident monster planet, Jupiter. This brings the official total of identified Jovian moons to 79. That's the hig...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Republican congressman introduces bill to make net neutrality law
Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced the 21st Century Internet Act to the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to codify the principles of net neutrality into law, taking the decision out of the hands of the FCC. It adds an entirely...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

The World Cup showed how VAR will shape soccer's future
For every football (aka soccer) fan, it doesn't get any bigger than the FIFA World Cup. Every four years since 1930, the tournament has been held in different parts of the globe, and honestly, it hasn't changed much. There was the expansion to includ...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Investment in renewable energy drops as fossil fuel use rises
Global investment in renewable energy is on the decline, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The energy watchdog says there's a significant contradiction between the statements governments make regarding their attitudes to renewables,...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Mikme's clever wireless microphone gets cheaper and more useful
Mikme's wireless microphone was one of the most unique devices we saw last year. It works as a standalone audio recorder, but most impressively, it can also connect to your phone and serve as a remote microphone when shooting video. The only problem...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Tinder adds Bitmoji so you can flirt with cartoons
Now we know why Snapchat started letting third-party services use their cartoon-like Bitmojis: To up your flirting game. Starting today, you can use them in Tinder to impress matches with your hilarious sticker jokes.

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Google's job search feature comes to the UK
Google is well aware of AI's power. When it's used for good, it can help predict the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases, augment podcast apps, and even help job hunters more easily pinpoint new local opportunities. That's what Google Jobs was desi...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Microsoft and Walmart form a digital alliance against Amazon
Walmart has found itself a fairy godparent in Microsoft. The two companies have teamed up to "further accelerate Walmart's digital transformation in retail," and Microsoft chief Satya Nadella told The Wall Street Journal that their shared rivalry aga...

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Jul 17, 2018

Samsung's new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer
Samsung has been busy improving its microSD range, introducing SSDs with faster write speeds, and opening the world's biggest mobile factory, but the electronics maker doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon -- it's just completed tests on a...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Using your body to control a drone is more effective than a joystick
If you've ever been chastised for throwing your entire body around during gaming (because physically leaning into track corners definitely helps somehow), here's a bit of science-backed vindication. Researchers in Switzerland have discovered that usi...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Girl Scouts add badges for cybersecurity and the environment
The US Girl Scouts campaign to promote STEM education is advancing to its next logical step: even more badges. The organization is introducing 30 new badges that promise to foster scientific and computer know-how across the Scouts' age groups. Youn...

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Jul 17, 2018

Garmin's latest golf tracker helps you choose the right club
You can already get golf watches that show hole data and track your swing. Let's be honest, though -- ideally, they'd give you some insight as to which club is best for that tricky dogleg or sand trap. Garmin, at least, thinks it can provide that h...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

The Morning After: Let's go to the mall
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. On Monday, Amazon's Prime Day event got off to an interesting start, and Netflix's Stranger Things dropped a mall-related teaser trailer. Oh, and have you seen these 3D color X-rays?

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

Facebook accused of shielding far-right activists who broke its rules
An upcoming documentary reportedly reveals that Facebook has been protecting far-right activists, even though they would normally have been banned over rule violations. UK's Channel 4's documentary series Dispatches sent a reporter undercover and fou...

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Jul 17, 2018

Valve temporarily stops adding adult games to Steam
In recent months, the question of which games should be granted access to Steam -- Valve's online marketplace -- has become an increasingly heated one. After initially warning developers whose games contained adult or violent subject matter to remove...

Engadget
Jul 17, 2018

IBM demands $167 million from Groupon for using its patents
IBM and Groupon have been engaged in a legal battle over patents since 2016, with the tech giant accusing the deals website of violating four of its e-commerce IPs without permission. Now, IBM is seeking $167 million from Groupon, telling jurors that...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Microsoft Edge iOS beta offers handy visual search tool
Today, beta testers of the Microsoft Edge browser on iOS can now try out Visual Search, which parses images taken by your device's camera and delivers links to related information. The Bing-based feature came to early users on Android last month, and...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

What's on TV: 'Humans,' 'Snowfall' and 'Killjoys'
This week we have a season finale for AMC's robot series Humans and FX's Pose, as Syfy brings back Wynonna Earp and Killjoys plus FX has a second season of Snowfall. Netflix's latest series features David Spade in Father of the Year, while gamers can...

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Jul 16, 2018

'David Bowie Is' coming to your home through AR and VR
Did you miss your chance to see the David Bowie is museum exhibition and pay tribute to the late, great musician? You won't have to wallow in regret for very long. The David Bowie Archive, Sony Music, Planeta and the Victoria and Albert Museum have...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage protest on Prime Day
Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland are hoping to call the e-commerce giant's attention to their plea for better working conditions by going on strike on Prime Day. The workers for the company's fulfillment centers are protesting th...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage protest on Prime Day (update)
Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland are hoping to call the e-commerce giant's attention to their plea for better working conditions by going on strike on Prime Day. The workers for the company's fulfillment centers are protesting th...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest
Back in 2013, developer Marco Arment sold his popular read-it-later app Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that had previously acquired Digg. Two years ago, Pinterest bought the little company to "accelerate discovering and saving articles on Pinte...

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Jul 16, 2018

Adidas pledges to only use recycled plastics by 2024
Adidas is planning to expand its use of recycled plastics well beyond its flagship shoes. The sportswear maker has promised to only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing by 2024. While the company's Eric Liedtke didn't provide a detailed r...

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Jul 16, 2018

CRISPR might cause more unintended DNA damage than we thought
A new study published today in Nature Biotechnology warns that CRISPR may not be the ultra-specific gene editor we've believed it to be. With CRISPR-Cas9, researchers can find particular sequences in a cell's DNA and cut them at a specified spot. The...

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Jul 16, 2018

Future earns highest-charting streaming-only album on Billboard 200
Future's new album, Beastmode 2, is now the highest-charting streaming-only album, Billboard reports, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 200. With this album, Future has dethroned Chance the Rapper, whose Coloring Book became the first streaming-ex...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

'FIFA 18' correctly predicted France's World Cup win
EA Sports has a pretty amazing record when it comes to predicting the outcome of major sporting events. The company used it's FIFA 18 game to correctly opine that Germany would win the 2014 World Cup, and has used the long-running Madden franchise to...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Nathan Fillion is a fitting star for an 'Uncharted' fan film
Fans have been hoping for years that Nathan Fillion would play Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake in a film adaptation, but now that the long-delayed official movie has refocused to a prequel story, that hope seemed less and less possible. For those...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Netflix's shows didn't pull in as many new customers as expected
Netflix is spending billions of dollars on new shows and movies this year, with an expectation that this will add to its subscriber base. Unfortunately, over the last three months, that plan didn't work quite as well as it had predicted. In April the...

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Jul 16, 2018

Virgin Orbit will be the first to fly rockets to space from the UK
Today, Virgin Orbit announced that Cosmic Girl, its modified Boeing 747-400 launch platform for its Launcher One rocket, will take off from the UK. This will make Cornwall Airport Newquay the first site in the UK to support launches to Earth orbit. T...

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Jul 16, 2018

First 'Stranger Things' season 3 teaser is a perfect '80s mall ad
Thanks mainly to online shopping, malls are largely struggling nowadays unless they're willing to change with the times. But in the mid-1980s, they were everywhere, adorned with loud neon signs and welcoming consumers with even louder fashion choices...

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Jul 16, 2018

It's not just you: Amazon's site crashed just as Prime Day begins
You had one job, Amazon.

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Jul 16, 2018

Watch tomorrow's social media congressional hearing right here
Hey, if you were wondering when we were going to get another congressional hearing about social media, you're in luck. On Tuesday, executives from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Examining...

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Jul 16, 2018

Nuraphones update adds noise-cancellation and 'transparency' mode
When I reviewed the Nuraphones, I was impressed. The unusual in-ear/over-ear design might look weird, but it actually works very well -- and the personalized audio profiles are impressive. Makers, Nura, were a newcomer, but the build quality and atte...

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Jul 16, 2018

The new 'Walking Dead' mobile game won't topple 'Pokémon Go'
I don't like The Walking Dead, or zombie-related content more generally, but I'm a sucker for a location-based mobile game like Pokémon Go and Silent Streets. Next Games' The Walking Dead: Our World uses Google Maps to turn your local area int...

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Jul 16, 2018

Apple's new emojis will include a superhero and more hair options
Apple announced today that more than 70 new emojis are on the way, including characters with more hair options, new food items and additional animals. Emoji faces will soon have the option of having red hair, will include more gray and curly hairstyl...

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Jul 16, 2018

Nerf's latest laser tag kit takes a cue from FPS games
Nerf guns are a lot of fun. But the arguments over whether someone got hit and picking up all those darts when you're done? Not so much. Laser tag has a huge advantage there. Nerf even made its own laser tag guns a few years ago, and this week it upd...

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Jul 16, 2018

FCC has 'serious concerns' about Sinclair merger it helped engineer
Sinclair's attempt to buy Tribune Media has raised many concerns in the past year, and not just among advocates concerned about its partisan message and potential for media dominance. The broadcasting giant has revamped its deal several times in a bi...

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Jul 16, 2018

Skype's redesigned desktop app includes drag-and-drop photo sharing
Microsoft is rolling out an updated version of Skype for desktop today that comes with a handful of new features. Skype 8.0 will include free HD video and screen-sharing calls that can accommodate up to 24 people as well as the ability to share photo...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Uber is under US investigation over gender discrimination
Uber is still grappling with its legacy of sexism well after it launched its bid to reform its corporate culture. Sources for both Engadget and the Wall Street Journal have reported that the ridesharing firm is under a US Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Jul 16, 2018

SEC halts sketchy Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining scheme
One of the more surprising gadgets to appear at CES this year was a Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining computer, which might have seemed like an easy way to make money if you leased the machine. But economists said the math never added up, and the p...

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Jul 16, 2018

Wirecutter deals: The best Prime Day deals so far
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Jul 16, 2018

Microsoft and National Geographic team up on AI research grant
Microsoft and National Geographic are partnering on a new grant program that will put $1 million towards projects using AI to address environmental challenges. Between five and 15 projects will be selected as recipients of the AI for Earth Innovation...

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Jul 16, 2018

VW's electric Pikes Peak racer is now the champion at Goodwood, too
VW made good on its promise to conquer Goodwood's Hillclimb with its pure electric race car soon after tackling Pikes Peak. The I.D. R Pikes Peak was the fastest vehicle to take on the legendary ascent at the Festival of Speed, finishing the climb i...

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Jul 16, 2018

Google works with the UN to monitor environmental changes
Google is partnering with the United Nations to help measure the impact of human activity on ecosystems around the world. The project, which launches today, will provide real-time data to organizations and countries looking to plan and direct actions...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

What you need to know before building a HiFi system
The process of building a stereo can be overwhelming. Should you buy new gear or trawl the local stereo shop for vintage equipment? Do you need a subwoofer for music? Are high-end speaker cables really going to make a difference in sound? It's no won...

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Jul 16, 2018

Roku's wireless speakers are just for its TVs
TV speakers stink. As our televisions have gotten ever thinner, there simply isn't any room to stuff in speakers that actually sound good. Roku today unveiled a simple solution for that problem: A pair of wireless speakers, designed to work exclusive...

Engadget
Jul 16, 2018

Uber adds new features to ensure a smooth pickup
Uber is rolling out some new features aimed at making the pickup process simpler and more efficient. First, while the company began offering advanced booking in 2016, it's now going to start guaranteeing your pickup time. If your driver doesn't arriv...

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Jul 16, 2018

Aston Martin's Volante Vision is a luxurious flying taxi
Aston Martin is the latest luxury car company to express interest in creating a personal aerial vehicle. Today, the company unveiled its plans for a "flying car," a three-seat aircraft called the Volante Vision Concept. The hypothetical concept craft...

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Jul 16, 2018

Armani's latest designer smartwatches come with strap options
Emporio Armani has launched new touchscreen smartwatches for those who prefer Google's Wear OS in a designer package. The fall models feature new dial designs on a 1.19-inch AMOLED display and stainless steel cases. One of them is available with eith...

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Jul 16, 2018

Amazon could take on UK broadcasters with a smart TV launch
Cutting the cable cord could soon get a lot easier in the UK, as Amazon is getting set to release smart TVs with Fire TV built in, reports the Telegraph. A smart TV from the online retail giant is currently in testing by DTG, a UK standards body for...

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Jul 16, 2018

Scientists develop the world's first 3D color X-rays
A New Zealand company has generated the first 3D color X-Ray images of the human body by using an advanced medical scanner. The scanner utilizes CERN's Medipix3 technology and has been in development for a decade. It's able to produce high resolution...

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Jul 16, 2018

The Morning After: Even the World Cup couldn't escape 'Fortnite'
Welcome back. France has won the World Cup, so we can go back to playing Fortnite -- like some of the players. We hear more on the two million-dollar electric hypercar of the future and imagine a life with a cardboard accordion, courtesy of Nintendo...

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Jul 16, 2018

UK's first spaceport will be located in Scotland
The UK government has announced that it plans to build Europe's first spaceport on the A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland, Scotland. The boggy stretch is relatively uninhabited, remote and close to the North Sea. It's also the best place in the UK to r...

Engadget
Jul 15, 2018

Chinese car giants team up on a ridesharing platform
It's not just Western automakers jumping head-first into transportation services. Three of China's largest car brands (Chongqing Changan, Dongfeng and FAW Group) have launched a venture that will create a ridesharing platform. T3 Mobile Travel Serv...

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Jul 15, 2018

Tesla Model 3 rollover crash shows its real-world safety
While Tesla's Model 3 should be a safe car (this isn't the company's first try), it's hard not to feel nervous. Without official crash test results, how do you know how resilient it really is? Apparently, it's tougher than you might think. Reddit use...

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Jul 15, 2018

Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood's legendary hill climb
Want a hint of how the automotive zeitgeist is changing? You only need to look at the just-ended Goodwood Festival of Speed. Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driving vehicle to successfully complete Goodwood's fa...

Engadget
Jul 15, 2018

Nintendo Labo contest champions include a solar accordion and teapots
If it wasn't already apparent that you can do much more with Nintendo Labo than what comes in the box, it is now. Nintendo has unveiled the winners of a Creators Contest that challenged them to produce games and musical instruments, and the results...

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Jul 15, 2018

Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa
Another piece of the Square Kilometer Array's puzzle just fell into place. South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet. Some parts of the array have been gathering data, but...

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Jul 15, 2018

Pininfarina's $2 million electric hypercar boasts a 250MPH top speed
When Pininfarina teased its PF0 electric hypercar in March, it didn't do more than promise a massive amount of power and a 2020 launch. It's starting to dribble out details, however, and it now looks like the PF0 may deliver the best of all worlds -...

Engadget
Jul 15, 2018

Rolls-Royce is the latest to develop a flying taxi
The flying taxis from Airbus and Uber may have some fresh competition, albeit not quite in the way they might have expected. Rolls-Royce has unveiled an EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) concept that could carry four to five passengers...

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