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Dec 08, 2019

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to settle US corruption charges
Tech companies have been caught in corruption scandals before, but seldom on this scale. Telecom giant Ericsson has settled with the US Justice Department and SEC for just under $1.1 billion over charges of extensive corruption in several countries,...

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Dec 08, 2019

Apple's redesigned Mac Pro will be available to order December 10th
After half a year -- or two years, if you really think about it -- Apple's reworked Mac Pro is close at hand. The company has notified interested customers that both the workstation and the Pro Display XDR will be available to order on December 10th...

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Dec 07, 2019

'Free Guy' trailer shows a video game NPC without chains
Fox has posted the first trailer for the video game action-comedy Free Guy, and it appears ready to answer a lingering question: what if the trivial non-player characters in your favorite shooter realized they were in a game? The clip shows actor, p...

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Dec 07, 2019

Porsche tests a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs
Porsche's follow-ups to the Taycan may make its powerplants seem conservative by comparison. The Stuttgart crew has revealed that it's working on a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs, twice as many as what you'll find in the Taycan. This isn't a...

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Dec 07, 2019

'The Boys' season 2 teaser hints at more blood-soaked mayhem
Amazon is ready to show a glimpse of The Boys' second season mere months after greenlighting more episodes... and this most definitely won't be family-friendly. The company has posted a teaser for the season that steers clear of revealing the plot,...

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Dec 07, 2019

OnePlus may return to low-cost phones with the 8 Lite
OnePlus might be returning to truly low-cost phones years after the OnePlus X faded away. OnLeaks and 91Mobiles have posted renders and early tidbits of what they say is the OnePlus 8 Lite, a budget model that would sit below the rumored OnePlus 8 a...

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Dec 07, 2019

Tesla will start charging $10 per month for 'Premium' in-car data
Tesla wasn't entirely accurate when it said it would start charging for some in-car data on July 1st of last year, but it looks like owners have finally been asked to cough up. The automaker is notifying customers who ordered on or after July 1st, 2...

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Dec 07, 2019

'Fortnite' will premiere a 'Star Wars' scene with J.J. Abrams' help
Fortnite's tie-in with Star Wars is about to extend beyond a stormtrooper skin. Gamers have discovered that Disney is premiering a scene from The Rise of Skywalker at the game's Risky Reels drive-in theater on December 14th at 2PM Eastern, with 'door...

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Dec 07, 2019

Twitch streamer DrDisRespect is creating a TV show
Guy Beahm IV, a popular Twitch streamer known for his alter ego DrDisRespect, is developing a narrative scripted series about the character he created. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's working on the project under a deal with Skybound Entert...

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Dec 07, 2019

Recommended Reading: A year later, the CRISPR babies are still a mystery
Why the paper on the CRISPR babies stayed secret for so long Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review A year has passed since Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui presented work on editing the DNA of two girls while they were still embryos. Ethical issu...

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Dec 07, 2019

Hitting the Books: How police tech reinforces America's racial segregation
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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Dec 07, 2019

Blackmagic's ATEM Mini brings broadcast quality to your YouTube and Twitch streams
If you livestream on Twitch or YouTube, you may have thought about getting a multi-camera switcher to boost your production values. The problem is devices that can handle that while doing picture-in-picture and other effects can cost up to a grand. H...

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Dec 07, 2019

Ask Engadget: Which charities give gifts to those in need?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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Dec 07, 2019

The Morning After: One last update for Google Glass Explorer Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! While this week has included plenty of 2019 recaps (Apple App Store, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify), there's still some time left on the clock. Well, not as much for Google Glass Explore...

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Dec 07, 2019

Reddit bans 61 accounts linked to 'suspected campaign from Russia'
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn presented leaked documents to back claims that the British government put its NHS on the table as part of trade talks with the US. Earlier this week, network analysis firm Graphika Labs linked the leak of the documen...

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Dec 07, 2019

Noir detective game 'Blacksad' will be out for consoles on December 10th
Blacksad: Under the Skin has been available on Steam since mid-November, but don't worry about buying it if you'd rather play on a console -- you only have a few more days to wait. The noir detective game, based on a graphic novel series, will be out...

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Dec 06, 2019

Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass
Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorders for $1,500 each. Despite people raising privacy...

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Dec 06, 2019

Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan
Early this year, Amazon pulled the plug on plans to build an "HQ2" in Queens after a number of local leaders and activists pushed back against the $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives it would receive. Now the online retail giant has confirmed pla...

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Dec 06, 2019

Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro 'speaker popping'
No, you're not crazy: you probably are hearing a popping or a cracking sound after audio stops playing on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro. A lot of other users have been reporting similar experiences online, and now Apple itself has admitted the issue,...

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Dec 06, 2019

Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo' remarks
A lawyer representing Vernon Unsworth called Elon Musk a "billionaire bully," and sought up to $190 million in damages but a jury decided in his favor anyway. They ruled that his series of tweets last year that referenced Unsworth as a "pedo guy" and...

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Dec 06, 2019

‘Reno 911!' is coming back as a Quibi exclusive
It looks like Punk'd isn't the only mid-aughts TV series that's coming back thanks to Quibi. Comedy Central says it's making a seventh season of Reno 911!, 10 years after the series came to an abrupt end, for the mobile-first streaming platform.

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Dec 06, 2019

Facebook's plan to label state media is taking longer than expected
Facebook's effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn't have a specific answer as to when the t...

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Dec 06, 2019

Readers weigh in on what makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a worthy contender
With the release of the 7 Pro, OnePlus showed it learned from the mistakes on the 6T: The company kept everything that users loved about the previous model while addressing its most glaring issues. Senior Editor Richard Lai was pleased to see that th...

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Dec 06, 2019

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months
After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold approximately 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic Leap One...

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Dec 06, 2019

AI-powered Lego sorter knows the shape of every brick
For some people, rummaging through a bunch of Lego bricks is part of the fun. But if you've got an enormous collection or take on complicated builds, you probably have a system for sorting your pieces. Your solution probably doesn't involve AI, thoug...

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Dec 06, 2019

Researchers create bone-inspired 3D-printed building materials
You may not think of your bones as buildings, but researchers do. A team from Cornell University, Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University believes that by studying the internal structure of bones, they may be able to 3D-print stronger c...

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Dec 06, 2019

'Death Stranding' update will fix tiny, hard-to-read text
One of the more prevalent criticisms of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is that the onscreen text is often pretty small and difficult to read. Kojima Productions has been working on a fix for the issue, and you'll be able to increase the font size.

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Dec 06, 2019

Bernie Sanders proposes $150 billion for public broadband improvements
Bernie Sanders has unveiled his plan for US broadband if he wins the 2020 presidential election, and it won't surprise you to hear that his strategy would focus on making high-speed internet as widely accessible as possible. He intends to earmark $15...

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Dec 06, 2019

The best Christmas lights
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Dec 06, 2019

Podcasts can now win Pulitzer Prizes
Podcasts like S-Town, Serial and Believed aren't just enthralling, they're also great examples of hard-hitting, in-depth reporting. With that in mind, the Pulitzer Prize Board is adding a new journalism prize category for audio reporting.

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Dec 06, 2019

Boss wants to replace your practice amp with wireless headphones
The Boss Katana 50 is one of Engadget's favorite guitar amps. Unlike tube-based amplifiers, digital units like the Katana series can be played at low volumes without losing much tone. But even low volume is too much volume in some cases. If you have...

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Dec 06, 2019

Facebook taught an AI the 'theory of mind'
When it comes to competitive games, AI systems have already shown they can easily mop the floor with the best humanity has to offer. But life in the real world isn't a zero sum game like poker or Starcraft and we need AI to work with us, not against...

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Dec 06, 2019

The best home theater gifts this holiday season
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on...

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Dec 06, 2019

These Coca-Cola bottles use OLEDs to light up Rey and Kylo Ren's lightsabers
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming out on December 20th, you're bound to see a lot of products that tie into the upcoming movie, but few will probably be as unique as these Coca-Cola bottles. They feature main characters Rey and Kylo Ren, w...

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Dec 06, 2019

Google Assistant will place Dunkin' Donuts orders, finally
Google just added a handful of voice control features to Google Assistant. You can now manage notes and lists in select third-party apps, ask Assistant to search your photos, search for podcasts by topic and set reminders for the whole family. You ca...

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Dec 06, 2019

Google Assistant will place your Dunkin' orders, finally
Google just added a handful of voice control features to Google Assistant. You can now manage notes and lists in select third-party apps, ask Assistant to search your photos, search for podcasts by topic and set reminders for the whole family. You ca...

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Dec 06, 2019

MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera
In order for self-driving cars to park themselves, they'll need to be able to see around corners. A team from MIT's CSAIL may have a new way to do that. Using video footage of shadows, they've developed an algorithm that can recreate video of what's...

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Dec 06, 2019

Google accused of illegally firing workers to block unionization
Concerns about working conditions at Google continue to escalate, and now Reuters reports that a labor union has taken up the case of former Google employees who say they were fired after participating in workplace activism.

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Dec 06, 2019

Podcast: What Qualcomm's new chips tell us about next year's gadgets
Another year, another round of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the Snapdragon 865 and 765 to see what they tell us about next year's devices. They're faster than before, of course, but they'll also come...

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Dec 06, 2019

The best edibles don't taste like weed
When I think about how many milligrams of cannabis I've consumed on my quest for a good-tasting edible, I imagine their little strings of THC DNA orbiting Earth at least two or three times, flipping me the finger as they whiz by. I didn't realize th...

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Dec 06, 2019

Facebook sues Hong Kong company over ad fraud
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a Hong Kong-based company and two people behind it, accusing it of tricking users into clicking bogus links to hijack their accounts. According to the social network's announcement, ILikeAd Media International Co,...

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Dec 06, 2019

The Morning After: Spotify wrapped up 2019's music
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. 2019 isn't quite over, but everyone is looking back, from YouTube to Spotify. Qualcomm's latest chip will power even more powerful mixed reality headsets, and Uber has released its first safety report. Oh, and a...

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Dec 06, 2019

Google Maps may soon highlight well-lit streets for walkers
Google Maps is great for getting directions while driving and using public transport, but in the last year it has been rolling out more features focused on traveling by foot as well. Recently, the company introduced AR walking directions and detailed...

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Dec 06, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy S11 will reportedly feature a 108-megapixel camera
The leaks regarding Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S11, are coming thick and fast. Last month we saw a reported render of the device, and earlier this week we heard it may be capable of capturing 8K video. Now, more rumors suggest that...

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Dec 06, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy S11 will reportedly feature its 108-megapixel camera
The leaks regarding Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S11, are coming thick and fast. Last month we saw a reported render of the device, and earlier this week we heard it may be capable of capturing 8K video. Now, more rumors suggest that...

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Dec 06, 2019

Airbnb officially bans all 'open-invite' house parties
Airbnb has confirmed that it will ban all "open-invite" house parties, the company said in a blog post. It also will provide a "clear and actionable enforcement framework" for other issues including excessive noise, unauthorized guests, unauthorized...

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Dec 06, 2019

Upcoming 'GTA: Online' heist targets the Diamond Casino
GTA: Online's Diamond Casino & Resort is set to become a more exciting place, starting on December 12th. Rockstar is rolling out The Diamond Casino Heist that day, which it describes as the "biggest, most audacious, most complex criminal operatio...

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Dec 06, 2019

Riot Games is expanding 'League of Legends' universe with third-party titles
Riot Games plans to release more titles to expand the League of Legends universe, but the company won't be making those entries itself. It's teaming up with independent third-party studios under a new publishing label called Riot Forge, which it says...

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Dec 05, 2019

The National Archives preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans
The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is later this month. Early next year, you'll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The National Archives will upload high-definition 3D images of...

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Dec 05, 2019

NIST preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans (updated)
The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination was last month. Early next year, you'll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The National Archives will upload high-definition 3D images of the...

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Dec 05, 2019

Uber's first safety review contains thousands of sexual assault reports
Over the last few years Uber -- among other ridesharing services -- has been accused of failing to respond adequately to reports of sexual assault and other crimes linked to those on its platform. Now the company has released its first safety report...

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Dec 05, 2019

Qualcomm teams up with 'Pokémon Go' developer to make AR glasses
Qualcomm didn't only reveal its new and more powerful chip for extended reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it also announced its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pokémon Go creator have teamed up to create reference...

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Dec 05, 2019

YouTube Music can handle gapless playback on the web and Android
Gapless music playback, the hot old-is-new feature when Spotify and Google Play Music added it on some platforms in 2012, is finally widely available to YouTube Music subscribers. Listening to playlists or albums with nary a pause between tracks is c...

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Dec 05, 2019

Apple brings Memoji and Animoji to its Clips video creation app
Memoji and Animoji haven't seen much outside of Messages since Apple introduced them, but you'll be able to get a bit more out of your creations. Apple is bringing them to its Clips video app.

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Dec 05, 2019

Amazon and the NFL team up to create a 'Digital Athlete' simulation
Amazon's AWS and the NFL plan to use AI and machine learning to protect players. The partners announced today that they'll co-develop a "Digital Athlete" platform, which will create a computer simulation model of an NFL player. Using the computer sim...

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Dec 05, 2019

Wirecutter's best deals - Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth headphones drop to $200
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Dec 05, 2019

Homeland Security doesn't want Americans' airport face scans after all
Earlier this week, reports circulated that Homeland Security wanted to scan the faces of travelers, including US citizens, as they enter or leave the country. Naturally, critics raised concerns that the practice would violate citizens' privacy and th...

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Dec 05, 2019

Qualcomm pushes for cheaper Snapdragon PCs with its 7c and 8c chips
Qualcomm began its effort to make Windows on Snapdragon machines with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That was first designed to power smartphones, and the company later developed chipsets specifically for PCs, like the Snapdragon 850 and the 8cx. These...

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Dec 05, 2019

Microsoft's redesigned Office mobile apps read text out loud
Microsoft just unveiled redesigned versions of its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. Designed with Microsoft's Fluent Design system, the changes are meant to "take mobile productivity to the next level," Microsoft wrote in a...

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Dec 05, 2019

Qualcomm's new chipset promises better AR and VR anywhere
We still haven't gotten to the point where everyone and their mothers routinely strap on extended reality (or XR) headsets, but Qualcomm seems convinced that's what the future should look like. So far, the company's processors and components have wou...

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Dec 05, 2019

'NHL 20' adds Snoop Dogg as a commentator and playable character
EA has been letting loose a bit with NHL 20, having recently added the likes of Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowery, Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen and Pittsburgh Steelers' Juju Smith-Schuster -- none of whom are pro hockey players. Another big name you mi...

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Dec 05, 2019

Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is always checking your location
Security researcher Brian Krebs recently raised eyebrows when he discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro (and by extension, the iPhone 11) is constantly checking for your location, even if you've disabled Location Services. Is Apple tracking your every mo...

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Dec 05, 2019

It looks like ‘Bayonetta' and ‘Vanquish' 4K remasters are coming to Xbox One
It appears that Platinum Games will release current-gen remasters of Bayonetta and Vanquish, two of the studio's most popular games, early next year on Xbox One. This week, separate listings for the two titles, along with a bundle that includes both...

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Dec 05, 2019

YouTube's Rewind 2019 video learns from last year's mistakes
Another year is drawing to a close, and that means it's time for YouTube Rewind, which looks back over the last twelve months to highlight the platform's most popular videos.

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Dec 05, 2019

Apple may ditch the Lightning port on a 2021 iPhone
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his frequently accurate Apple predictions based at least in part on supply channel connections... and if he's on the mark this time, he might raise some eyebrows. Kuo has claimed that the "highest-end" 2021 iPhone wi...

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Dec 05, 2019

Google's powerful Recorder app now works on older Pixel phones
Over its last few Pixel cycles, Google has made a point of bringing some features of its most recent phone to other devices. This week, for instance, Pixel 4's live audio captioning tool expanded to Pixel 3 and 3a devices. Now, owners of older Pixel...

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Dec 05, 2019

The best gifts for music lovers, from headphones to DJ gear
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on...

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Dec 05, 2019

DOJ charges two Russians with using malware to steal millions
Officials are offering a $5 million reward for information that leads to the capture of Maksim Yakubets of Moscow. Yakubets is one of two Russian nationals charged with cybercrimes that resulted in tens of millions in losses. The $5 million reward is...

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Dec 05, 2019

Are the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT ideal GPUs for your gaming PC?
In the battle of graphics cards, AMD and NVIDIA have been duking it out for space in your custom-built gaming tower. With the release of the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT, AMD threw down two solid mid-range offerings showcasing its Navi architecture (no...

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Dec 05, 2019

Regulators are the only ones who can save us from distracted drivers
I ride my trusty Vespa scooter all around San Francisco. In the Bay Area, it's more convenient for getting around than a car, and I can park almost anywhere. Riding on two wheels places you above most drivers and makes you hyperaware of others on the...

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Dec 05, 2019

Save up to $200 on a Surface Pro 7 or Surface Laptop 3 at Amazon
If you missed the chance to pick up a discounted laptop or 2-in-1 during Black Friday, you now have another chance to do so. Amazon continues to offer steep price cuts on Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, matching or exceeding its all-t...

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Dec 05, 2019

The laws protecting our data are too weak
The latest in a long line of privacy scandals happened last week, after Google was found to have been pulling unredacted data from one of America's largest healthcare providers to use in one of its projects. Despite assurances that it won't use this...

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Dec 05, 2019

GM and LG team up to build EV batteries in the US
In a call today with reporters, GM CEO Mary Barra announced that the company would be teaming up with LG Chem to supply battery cells for the automaker's upcoming electric vehicles including EV trucks. Overall, the company is expecting to have 20 EVs...

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Dec 05, 2019

'Rocket League' update removes loot boxes from the game
Finally, the trend for randomized loot boxes in games is dying as publishers move away from the unpopular mechanic. As announced in today's update notes, Rocket League has changed its approach to cosmetic items to be less chance-based.

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Dec 05, 2019

Fake news can help you kill the world in 'Plague Inc.'
Strategy game Plague Inc. has been around for ages, but its makers are still working on ways to keep it relevant and interesting. The game, which sees players do their best to wipe out the world with infectious disease, was given an anti-vaxxer scena...

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Dec 05, 2019

The FTC has reportedly opened a probe into Amazon's cloud business
The US Federal Trade Commission is expanding the scope of its Amazon probe to include its cloud business, according to Bloomberg. In addition to looking into the company's e-commerce business, investigators have reportedly started asking the software...

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Dec 05, 2019

Researchers create lung 'blueprint' that could aid organ regeneration
Serious lung disease has a high rate of mortality, and the only curative treatment is a lung transplant. This is a complicated procedure that has other adverse health effects and oftentimes simply doesn't work, so for scientists in this field, organ...

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Dec 05, 2019

The Morning After: Plex started streaming free movies and TV shows
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. In some end-of-the-year housekeeping, BMW said it will stop charging drivers for CarPlay, Craigslist finally releases an iOS app and YouTube is revealing the top videos for 2019.

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Dec 05, 2019

Apple reportedly spends big to bring Billie Eilish documentary to TV
Apple loves Billie Eilish. It didn't only name her as Artist of the Year for the first Apple Music Awards, it also reportedly paid her $25 million for the right to stream a documentary following her life after she released her debut album, When We Al...

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Dec 05, 2019

Opera's latest version gives any web page a dark mode
Tech companies and device manufacturers have long touted ways to reduce a screen's dreaded blue glare -- the light that disturbs the natural circadian rhythms of the body and affects sleep. Now, Opera is rolling out a revamped night mode function tha...

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Dec 05, 2019

Spotify Wrapped showcases your top tracks of 2019 and the past decade
As we near the end of the year, it's fun to take a look back on what you and others have been listening to in the last 12 months, but also the last decade. Spotify has released 2019 Wrapped, its latest showcase of the most popular songs and artists b...

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Dec 05, 2019

Snap teams up with Gucci on limited-edition 3D Spectacles
Snap is going all out to promote its latest Spectacles 3 AR glasses with a Gucci fashion collaboration and strange arty film by Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine. The limited edition "Spectacles x Gucci" design was also done by Korine. "Hand-pa...

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Dec 05, 2019

YouTube Rewind 2019 charts put 'Minecraft,' PewDiePie at the top
YouTube's annual Rewind look back is here, and while this year's video isn't live yet -- let's hope the service avoids another most-disliked debacle -- it has revealed some statistics. Mostly, YouTube's charts show that being embroiled in controversy...

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Dec 05, 2019

Boss' SY-1000 is a synth orchestra you control with a guitar
There's more than one way to turn a guitar into a synthesizer. But Boss and Roland have always gone for the most elaborate and complicated approach. While the new SY-1000 can be played simply by plugging in a guitar or bass via a standard 1/4-inch in...

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Dec 05, 2019

Huawei sues the FCC over subsidy ban on its telecom equipment
Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the FCC, formally challenging the agency's latest action against the company. If you'll recall, the FCC recently approved an order banning carriers from using Universal Service Fund subsidies to buy equipment from H...

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Dec 05, 2019

Nintendo Switch Online is adding 'Star Fox 2' and Super Punch Out!!'
Nintendo brought the first batch of SNES games to its Switch Online subscribers back in September, and now it's ready to add some more, despite intentionally irregular scheduling. Star Fox 2 is one of the additions, which marks the only time it's eve...

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Dec 04, 2019

The next 'Pokémon Go' event is all about evolution
Pokémon Go is holding its first ever evolution-themed event and will be giving out items that could help you finally get that elusive species. From December 5th at 4PM until December 12th at 4PM EST, you'll encounter more monsters that evolve...

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Dec 04, 2019

Nest Hubs will use ultrasonic sensing to display reminders and appointments
Last month Google updated the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max so that they could use ultrasonic sensing to tell when a person is nearby. While the Hub Max includes a camera that it could already use to surface Proactive Notifications when people are around...

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Dec 04, 2019

Witcher card game 'Gwent' is shutting down on consoles
You're about to have one less option for card games on your console. CD Projekt Red has warned that it's shutting down Gwent on PS4 and Xbox One to focus on the PC and mobile versions. Between the recent release of the Witcher-themed title on iOS a...

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Dec 04, 2019

FCC rolls out a $9 billion fund for rural 5G connectivity
The FCC is creating a $9 billion 5G Fund to support rural high-speed connectivity. The funding is intended to help carriers deploy 5G in hard-to-serve areas, those that are sparsely populated and/or have rugged terrain. At least $1 billion will be re...

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Dec 04, 2019

Craigslist only took 11 years to make its own iOS app
Considering the App Store has been around for 11 years and Craigslist for 13 years before that, it's astonishing the bastion of online classified ads hasn't bothered to create an official, first-party iOS app until now. It just hit the App Store and,...

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Dec 04, 2019

Google Fiber drops its 100Mbps tier in favor of gigabit-only service
Google Fiber's main selling point has been its gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a low-cost option like the $50 100Mbps plan. However, that choice is going away. Google has announced that it no longer offers the 100Mbps tier to ne...

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Dec 04, 2019

Twenty more women sue Lyft over 'inadequate' response to sexual assaults
More women have accused Lyft of failing to protect them against sexual assault. A group of twenty women has sued Lyft over claims they were sexually assaulted or raped when the ridesharing company let "known sexual predators" offer service. The fir...

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Dec 04, 2019

Microsoft may be building a disc-less next-gen Xbox after all
Just when it seemed Microsoft's plans for Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox console, were getting simpler, there's a new wrinkle to the narrative. According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, Microsoft is "working" on a more affordable, disc-less v...

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Dec 04, 2019

NASA's closest-ever Sun flybys reveal how solar wind works
As promised, NASA has presented the first results from the Parker Solar Probe -- and they're already providing a treasure trove of insights regarding the Sun. Most notably, the solar wind doesn't behave entirely like scientists expected. There are fl...

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Dec 04, 2019

Serato Studio music production software is now a powerful DJ edit tool
Serato has made its name as one of the top digital DJ platforms available and I've also become fond of its recent Studio software which offers music production tools that are easily approachable. In fact, we've recommended both products in our holida...

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Dec 04, 2019

Teenage Engineering's OP-Z companion app is now available on Android
When it came out earlier this year, there was one small omission to the otherwise excellent package that was Teenage Engineering's diminutive but powerful OP-Z synth: you couldn't use its handy companion app if you had an Android phone. Nine months a...

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Dec 04, 2019

DiGiorno and Stouffer's bring plant-based 'meat' to frozen Italian food
Nestle is expanding its plant-based 'meat' offerings to a category seldom covered in the meatless world: the frozen Italian food you buy when you'd rather not order in or start from scratch. It's introducing both a DiGiorno pizza (the Rising Crust M...

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Dec 04, 2019

BMW will drop its Apple CarPlay fees (updated)
For years BMW has charged customers for access to Apple CarPlay. Initially, the automaker charged a $300 lifetime fee, but this summer, it introduced a yearly subscription model at $80 per year. That didn't go over well with drivers, especially becau...

Engadget
Dec 04, 2019

It looks like BMW will drop its Apple CarPlay fees
For years BMW has charged customers for access to Apple CarPlay. Initially, the automaker charged a $300 lifetime fee, but this summer, it introduced a yearly subscription model at $80 per year. That didn't go over well with drivers, especially becau...

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