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Nov 12, 2018

Amazon's Echo Buttons now perform whole routines with a tap
Amazon's Echo Buttons are now useful for considerably more than playing party games. The company has enabled support for performing Alexa routines by tapping a button. You can turn on the lights without talking to your speaker, or let guests cue mu...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car
If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app.

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Nov 12, 2018

Microsoft's Black Friday deals include discounts on Surface devices
Microsoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals -- which include $100 off an Xbox One X -- and now it's previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You'll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Apple says T2 chip can limit third-party repairs for recent Macs
Yes, the reports were true -- Apple's T2 chip can potentially restrict third-party Mac repairs. The company confirmed to The Verge that the co-processor can limit third-party repairs for certain components on recent systems, likely including the iMac...

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Nov 12, 2018

Snapchat's head of content steps down
Nick Bell, Snapchat's vice president of content, is leaving the company according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bell, who has been with Snapchat for the last five years, posted a memo to staff confirming his departure, but did not offer any specific rea...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard
Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you're having. The new s...

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Nov 12, 2018

Intel speeds up its 5G modem plans
Intel isn't about to let Qualcomm claim a lengthy lead in 5G mobile chipsets. The company is stepping up the launch of a new 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by half a year. The wireless part is now due to arrive in the second half of 2019 and promises up t...

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Nov 12, 2018

Amazon adds kid-friendly audiobooks to FreeTime Unlimited
FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon's service that gives parents control over their kids' screen time experience, is expanding to Audiobooks. Starting today, more than 1,000 kid-friendly stories from Audible will be available through FreeTime Unlimited. The a...

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Nov 12, 2018

Jack Dorsey says a Twitter edit function has to be done ‘the right way'
While speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked a question that comes up all the time -- will Twitter ever roll out an edit feature? Dorsey has acknowledged the possibility of such a function in the past, and l...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95
Pop culture is in a state of mourning today. Stan Lee, the famous Marvel publisher, editor and writer, has died at the age of 95 after a spate of illnesses over the past year. To say that he had a significant impact on the media world would be an u...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Samsung's redesigned One UI will come to Galaxy S8 and Note 8
When Samsung unveiled its cleaner, easier-to-use One UI, it initially promised a beta for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 owners. But what if you're toting an older phone? You might be set. Android Authority has learned that One UI will also be available for Sa...

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Nov 12, 2018

'Detective Pikachu' movie trailer offers a look at 'lifelike' Pokémon
After years of build-up, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie... and it's promising, if also slightly disconcerting. The movie follows the basic thread of the game, with young Tim meeting a Pikachu he can actual...

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Nov 12, 2018

Facebook will cooperate with French hate speech investigation
Facebook plans to cooperate with the French government as it investigates the company's content moderation policies and systems, according to TechCrunch. Facebook will reportedly grant the government significant access to its internal processes for t...

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Nov 12, 2018

PlayStation Black Friday sale includes $200 'Spider-Man' PS4 bundle
Sony isn't about to let Microsoft's week-long Black Friday sale go unanswered. It's running its own PlayStation sale at the same time (November 18th through 26th), and there promise to be some solid bargains -- if not necessarily all the bargains yo...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Facebook experienced a rare outage earlier today (updated)
Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30...

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Nov 12, 2018

Facebook is experiencing a rare outage right now
Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30...

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Nov 12, 2018

YouTube's VR app arrives on Oculus Go
Facebook's standalone Oculus Go headset is getting a huge dose of immersive entertainment courtesy of YouTube VR. Announced at the Oculus Connect 5 event in September, the app is now available for the entry-level device via the Oculus Store....

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Nov 12, 2018

Netflix will drop a ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' holiday episode
If you've already watched the first season of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which debuted last month, you might be pleased to learn that Netflix has a holiday episode of the series in the works. The streaming giant will release Chilling Adventu...

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Nov 12, 2018

Lyft rewards program will offer perks to frequent riders
Lyft thinks it has a simple way to reel people into its service: shower frequent riders with perks. It's launching a Rewards program in December for "select" passengers. The more you travel, the more points you'll get toward bonuses like ride upgra...

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Nov 12, 2018

Netflix will test a cheaper pricing tier, possibly in Asia
Netflix is exploring ways to bring more subscribers into the fold, and it's set to test a cheaper version of its streaming service. CEO Reed Hastings confirmed the plans to Bloomberg, and while it's not clear where or when such a trial would take pla...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

The purple OnePlus 6T is coming to North America and Europe
When the OnePlus 6T launched earlier this month, buyers had two options when it came to color -- a matte black and a glossy black. But soon, customers in North America and Europe will be able to snag a purple variant of the phone. The Thunder Purple...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

A brief history of when trains ran on air
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was and is one of the most celebrated engineers ever to have lived. There's a London university named after him, statues commemorating him across the UK, and many of the tunnels and bridges he built are still in use today. He...

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Nov 12, 2018

Microsoft's Surface Go with LTE will be available November 20th
Microsoft is releasing the LTE version of its 10-inch Surface Go tablet later this month. It will be available in the US and Canada November 20th, and 21 other countries by November 22nd. Preorders open today in some markets.

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Firefox experiment helps you get the best shopping deals
The Firefox Test Pilot team has rolled out a couple of new experimental features, one of which can help make this year's holiday shopping a bit easier on your wallet. It's called Price Wise, and it's an online shopping comparison tool that lets you a...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Canon EOS R review: Brilliant mount, but flawed 4K video
Canon has a lot riding on its first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. Not only is it an important camera on its own, but it's the ambassador for Canon's all-new RF mount system. It isn't just competing against Sony's heavily entrenche...

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Nov 12, 2018

Meat-free 'Beyond Burger' hits UK restaurants and supermarkets
The Beyond Burger -- a meatless alternative that oozes bootroot-red "blood" -- has overcome supply shortages to land on UK supermarket shelves. Leading retailer Tescos is stocking the product at £5.50 for a pack of two and you can also order it...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

The ExoMars rover may search for life near the Red Planet's equator
Europe and Russia's ExoMars rover has been assigned its destination on the Red Planet. The robot explorer will almost certainly land on Oxia Planum -- a site rich in iron-magnesium clays near the equator -- say scientists from the Landing Site Select...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

The Morning After: Air purifier and headphones together at last?
Welcome back! This Monday, we're preparing ourselves to reinstall Overwatch, boggling our minds over China's Alibaba sales and imagining some new headphones that could double as an air purifier.

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Watch real-life Iron Men do the first jetpack launch from the ground
Iron Man might make flying look easy, but strapping on a jetpack and wings ranks as one of the more dangerous things you could every try. Jetman Yves Rossy and his two protégés (Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet) are bringing you closer to th...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Samsung's foldable phone could cost over $1,700
Less than a week since Samsung unveiled its "Infinity Flex" display for its upcoming bendy smartphone, a new report from South Korea claims to know the name, price and release date of the device. The Yonhap News Agency's industry sources suggest the...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Heat-rejecting film could reduce air conditioning costs
Climate change can be a vicious cycle when folks crank up the air conditioning during heat waves and add even more CO2 to the atmosphere. Scientists from MIT and the University of Hong Kong have developed a new type of window coating that could curb...

Engadget
Nov 12, 2018

Magnetic eye implants could save the eyesight of glaucoma patients
Glaucoma patients can use implants to treat the condition by draining the eye, but the existing technology rarely lasts more than a few years thanks to the accumulation of microorganisms that wreck the functionality. A Purdue-led team might have a cl...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

Alibaba's shopping event sales hit $1 billion in 85 seconds
Chinese internet giant Alibaba is fond of crowing about its online shopping records, and that's truer than ever this year. The company's annual Global Shopping Festival, aka Singles Day, broke last year's record by selling $30.8 billion in goods acr...

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Nov 11, 2018

Netflix for Wii will stop working after January 31st, 2019
Do you have an old Wii hooked up in the bedroom solely to watch Netflix? You might want to look for an alternative in the near future. Netflix has emailed customers and posted a notice warning that Nintendo will "suspend" Netflix and other streamin...

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Nov 11, 2018

Facebook reportedly pressured Palmer Luckey to support a politician
When Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey left Facebook, neither said exactly why. The implication that it was due to his quiet donation to a group spreading pro-Trump memes. Now, however, we might have a better idea -- and it raises questions about Fac...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

Microsoft vows to improve Windows app store with gamers in mind
Many PC gamers shy away from the Microsoft Store (aka Windows Store), and for good reasons: it frequently doesn't support overlays and other commonly used features, and it's buggy compared to a platform like Steam. Thankfully, Microsoft might just f...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

Cloudflare's privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 service is available on phones
Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 service in April as a bid to improve privacy and performance for desktop users, and now it's making that technology available to mobile users. The company has released 1.1.1.1 apps for Android and iOS that switch the...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against Amazon, AT&T
Now that Democrats are poised to control of the House of Representatives, they're planning investigations into the Trump administration's actions against technology companies. Inbound House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff told Axios in a...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

The best probe thermometer
By Michael Sullivan This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full probe thermometers guide here....

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Nov 11, 2018

Rocket Lab completes its first commercial launch
After months of delays, Rocket Lab has completed its first commercial mission. The spaceflight startup successfully launched its Electron rocket into orbit carrying six small satellites, including five cubesats as well as a small weather satellite....

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

After Math: They're on the move
With the president's made up migrant caravan crisis having mysteriously vanished now that the midterms are over, it's time to take a look at the other movers and shakers from the industry this week. Volkswagen announced the development of a $23k Tesl...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

ICYMI: Catch up on a busy week of Engadget reviews
It has been a busy few weeks when it comes to product announcements, and that means we at Engadget have been reviewing a number of new devices. This week alone we shared our thoughts on laptops from Lenovo, Microsoft, Apple and ASUS, breaking down wh...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

Christianity and conservationism collide in 'Pangolin's Puzzle'
Pangolin's Puzzle is a new mobile game that offers a refreshing approach to the puzzle genre -- instead of relying solely on spatial manipulation or number-based solves, it serves up written logic problems. Players manipulate patches of the environme...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

Quantum 'compass' promises navigation without using GPS
GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it's extremely fragile. Never mind coverage -- if a satellite fails or there's a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much more robust answer, though. Scientists have demonstrated...

Engadget
Nov 11, 2018

You'll have to reinstall 'Overwatch' to get its next big update
Blizzard is apparently planning to release a patch for Overwatch so enormous, you can't download and install it like an ordinary update. A company representative has posted a warning on its forum, telling players to prepare for a massive rollout that...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Michelle Yeoh may lead 'Star Trek' spinoff on CBS All Access
CBS All Access' rapidly growing library of Star Trek shows might including one revolving around a familiar star. Deadline claims Star Trek: Discovery's Michelle Yeoh is talking about reprising her role as Captain Georgiou in a "stand-alone" All Acces...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Tesla raises prices, cuts options to simplify its EV lineup
Tesla has made good on its plan to cull options for its electric cars, and the changes are... mixed. Electrek has learned that Tesla has raised the prices of the Model S 75D and Model X 75D by $1,000 to $78,000 and $84,000 respectively, albeit with...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Tesla raises prices, cuts options to simplify its EV lineup (updated)
Tesla has made good on its plan to cull options for its electric cars, and the changes are... mixed. Electrek has learned that Tesla has raised the prices of the Model S 75D and Model X 75D by $1,000 to $78,000 and $84,000 respectively, albeit with $...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Dyson might design an air purifier that also works as headphones
Dyson has a lengthy list of air purifiers, but it's reportedly considering developing a model that's not quite anything it's ever created before. According to Bloomberg, the company has lodged patents for a wearable air purifier that will double as a...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Xbox One X will sell for $400 in week-long Black Friday sale
Tucked in amidst the flurry of Xbox One update and game news was one important tidbit: Microsoft is offering a steep discount on the Xbox One X in the very near future. It's holding a Black Friday sale between November 18th and November 26th, and its...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Xbox Game Pass adds 'PUBG' in time for the holidays
Microsoft is adding over a dozen new games to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, including popular online multiplayer title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). The Fortnite rival will be available to play starting on November 12th, giving you...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Microsoft Studios buys 'Fallout: New Vegas' house Obsidian
With the next generation of gaming consoles on the horizon, Microsoft Studios has been gobbling up high-profile developers, and it's continuing that trend today with the acquisition of Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment and Wasteland 2...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Xbox One mouse and keyboard support arrives November 14th
You won't necessarily have be an early adopter to try the Xbox One's vaunted mouse and keyboard support. As of November 14th, Microsoft is rolling out the input options to gamers though an update. This won't mean that everyone will get to ditch the g...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

'Crackdown 3' launches February 15th, 2019 on Xbox One and PC
Yes, Microsoft really has been hinting at some big Crackdown 3 news by giving away the original game. The company has confirmed that the repeatedly delayed open-world game will be available on Xbox One (including Game Pass) and Windows 10 PCs on Febr...

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Nov 10, 2018

Lime launches recall over broken e-scooters
Lime is grappling with another recall just a matter of weeks over its battery issue. The service is recalling electric scooters made by Okai following reports they were breaking under normal use. The withdrawal is immediate and covers scooters acro...

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Nov 10, 2018

Judge tells Amazon to provide Echo recordings in double homicide trial
Prosecutors are once again hoping that smart speaker data could be the key to securing a murder conviction. A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to provide recordings from an Echo speaker between January 27th, 2017 and January 29th, 2017 (plus in...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Ask Engadget: Which drone should I buy for my kid?
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...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Giphy's film festival turns GIFs into art
As I made my way into the Metrograph movie theater in New York City, I felt like I was attending a screening for the Tribeca Film Festival. There was a red carpet, people posing for professional photographers, an official film guide and, of course, d...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

ASUS ZenBook S review: Just a decent laptop
ASUS has cranked out so many laptop variations over the years that it's a little hard to be surprised by a new traditional clamshell notebook. But the ZenBook S represents an intriguing combination of portability, power and design. It's extremely...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

The Morning After: MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend. Microsoft's big Xbox event is scheduled to kick off at 4 PM ET, but until then you can check out our reviews of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air and BMW i8. Also, Tesla's updates have delivered...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

T-Mobile's internet TV box revealed in an FCC filing
T-Mobile is apparently still planning on launching its streaming TV service by the end of this year, and now Variety has spotted this box in an FCC filing. Dubbed the T-Mobile Mini in the document, it can connect via WiFi, Bluetooth or Ethernet, alon...

Engadget
Nov 10, 2018

Twitter is removing 'locked' accounts, again
As Twitter has tried to get a handle on fake accounts floating around its service for various reasons, there have been a series of purges. Last July many high-profile accounts saw their follower numbers dip as it removed accounts that had already bee...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at teens
In an attempt to court the youths who have been fleeing from its flagship platform, Facebook has once again dipped into its bag of tricks and pulled out a TikTok clone. Lasso, a music-filled video sharing app that Facebook has reportedly been working...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Income, tax and immigration data stolen in Healthcare.gov breach
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now has details about the data stolen in the breach of Healthcare.gov that occurred last month. According to the government agency, a significant amount of personal information including partial So...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Apple announces repair programs for iPhone X, MacBook Pro problems
As it tends to do, Apple has chosen a Friday evening to announce programs that will replace flawed components on a couple of its devices. First up is a display module replacement program for the iPhone X. Some owners have been reporting touch issues...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions
As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they're still made using pollution-producing factories -- and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Roborace won't use a fully driverless car for its first season
Roborace has long talked of completely driverless cars hitting the track when its first season gets underway, but the company has had a change of heart. CEO (and Formula E winner) Lucas di Grassi has revealed to Motorsport.com that Roborace's "Season...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

The New York Times taps Google's AI to find stories in old photos
The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and contain valuable records of our recent history, but the...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Gaming guide creator Prima Games is shutting down
Prima Games, the company that's been creating physical video game strategy guides for the past 28 years, is shutting down according to Publisher's Lunch. Prima's publisher DK's CEO Ian Hudson sent out an internal memo saying it was an "extremely diff...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

PayPal bans far-right Proud Boys and multiple anti-fascist groups
The far-right group Proud Boys has been hit with bans from Twitter and Facebook and now it will no longer be allowed to operate on PayPal. The Verge reports that PayPal will be cancelling both the Proud Boys account as well as that of its founder Gav...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Apple plans to sell more of its products on Amazon
Apple and Amazon have come to an agreement to stock the online retailer's shelves with more Apple products, according to CNET. The deal will expand Amazon's direct access to Apple products, including the latest models of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Wa...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

How Brian Kemp hacked Georgia's election
"[Brian] Kemp on Thursday said he had resigned as Georgia's secretary of state," reported Reuters yesterday. No one watching Kemp's malfeasant, multi-year election security trash fire could understand why that sentence didn't stop at "resigned."

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Inside Xbox event will showcase updates to ‘Minecraft,' ‘Sea of Thieves'
Xbox fans have a lot of news and announcements to look forward to this weekend as Microsoft's X018 event is underway in Mexico City. Tomorrow at 4:00 PM EST, X018 will host a special two-hour live edition of Inside Xbox, the monthly show covering all...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Mac mini teardown uncovers all of the tiny desktop's updates
The long-overdue Mac mini update looks similar on the outside, but how much has it changed on the inside? Quite a bit -- though you'll be glad to hear some things have stayed the same. iFixit has torn down the diminutive desktop, and it's evident t...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Apple MacBook Air review (2018): A good buy and a tough call
I'm going to let you in on a secret: In the lead-up to Apple's big Mac-and-iPad event last month, Team Engadget had a pre-written story ready to go in the event that Apple finally killed off the Air line. Needless to say, that article never saw the l...

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Nov 09, 2018

Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global
In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

SpaceX revises internet satellite launch plan to minimize space debris
For the past few years, SpaceX has been working on its Starlink project, the goal of which is to launch thousands of low-orbiting satellites that will provide high-speed internet to people around the world. In February, the company put two prototype...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

iPad Pro 12.9 review (2018): The future of computing?
The iPad Pro line has been around for three years now, and Apple has been adamant that it embodies the company's vision for the "future of computing." That's as big a claim now as it was when Tim Cook first made it, but with the release of the ne...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Apple patent could make it impossible to put headphones on wrong
It's been rumored that Apple has been working on a pair of over-ear headphones for some time now. While the company hasn't revealed any details, a recently approved patent may provide a glimpse into Apple's plans. The patent, titled "System and metho...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Can I trust my bathroom scale?
By Shannon Palus This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog on bathroom scales here. Bat...

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Nov 09, 2018

The Game Awards will stream on more than 40 platforms next month
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means awards season is getting into full swing. The Game Awards takes place December 6th at 9PM ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and this year, it will stream live on more than 40 video platfo...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

The best smartphones and tablets to give as gifts
If there's someone in your life who's wishing for a phone or a tablet this holiday season, check out the shortlist in our newly published gift guide. As you might expect, recent flagships like Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, iPhone XR and Samsung Gal...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Giphy unveils its short-form video platform
Giphy is again moving beyond the traditional confines of everyone's favorite animated image format, the GIF. The company is soft launching its video platform Friday, which showcases the 118 finalist videos from the first Giphy Film Fest, held earlier...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Netflix announces nine new Originals from India
Netflix is making a big push into India with the announcement of nine Originals from the region. A total of eight films and one show make up the new titles, several of which include a-list Bollywood and Hollywood talent both behind and in front of th...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

BMW's i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar's clothing
I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 Roadster. A supercar that's got one foot in the future and the other in the now. E...

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Nov 09, 2018

Tesla's Model 3 gets quicker cornering with 'Track Mode'
Tesla has just made your Model 3 Performance EV a helluva lot more fun with the launch of Track Mode. The software shuts down all the traction control protection that normally prevents wheel slip in order to keep your car between the scenery. With th...

Engadget
Nov 09, 2018

Google Walkout organizers: changes are a start, but not enough
The 20,000 participants who took part in the Google Walkout for Real Change successfully compelled the company to rethink practices related to sexual harassment. In a note to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company will no longer force w...

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Nov 09, 2018

Tesla's Model 3 Key Fob arrives without 'passive entry' feature
We knew a Tesla Model 3 key fob was coming thanks to an FCC application, now it's available to buy via the EV-maker's website for $150. Or at least it was -- the sleek, black clicker emblazoned with the Tesla logo has already sold out. But, as Electr...

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Nov 09, 2018

Study shows that social media limits made people feel less lonely
Humans have a complex relationship with social media platforms. They could be a way to reconnect with old friends and to grow closer to current ones, but they could trigger feelings of loneliness. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania...

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Nov 09, 2018

'FIFA 19' gets a UEFA eChampions League esports tournament
Earlier this year, EA scored a major coup by licensing the UEFA Champions League for FIFA 19 after the European soccer competition ended its partnership with Konami and PES. To no one's surprise, it's now giving the tournament the eSports treatment....

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Nov 09, 2018

The Morning After: An electric Harley-Davidson
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's Friday, and we finally have a name for Disney's new streaming service -- you can probably guess what it is. Also, we've reviewed Microsoft's latest laptop and taken some time to consider the potential of a...

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Nov 09, 2018

Paris launches world's biggest e-bike fleet to curb pollution
Residents of Paris and its suburbs may soon have access to up to 20,000 electric bicycles. Public transit company Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) is launching an e-bike renting scheme called Véligo with 10,000 e-bikes to start with. If t...

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Nov 09, 2018

FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in convenience stores
You might have a hard time finding flavored e-cigs outside of vape shops in the future. According to The Washington Post, the Food and Drug Administration plans to announce a ban on the sales of most pod-based flavored e-cigarettes in convenience sto...

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Nov 09, 2018

'Crackdown' is available for free -- and playable on Xbox One
The original Crackdown was an early hit for Xbox 360 -- packed-in access to the Halo 3 beta didn't hurt -- and now Xbox players can revisit 2007 for the low, low cost of nothing. With no explanation or fanfare the game has had its digital price zeroe...

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Nov 08, 2018

iFixit takes a peek inside the new MacBook Air
You know the drill -- new hardware arrives and iFixit pulls it apart. Apple's revised MacBook Air just hit the shop table, so you can look inside while figuring out which of the company's portable computing solutions fits your lifestyle (if any of th...

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Nov 08, 2018

David Attenborough is narrating Netflix nature series 'Our Planet'
Sir David Attenborough will be handling narrating duties for an upcoming nature documentary series for Netflix called Our Planet. The streaming service said it plans to release the eight-episode run of the show on April 5th, 2019.

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Nov 08, 2018

YouTube users are running into fake and dangerous videos, study finds
New data from Pew Research Center highlights both the highs and lows of YouTube. The study -- which was based on a survey of 4,594 adults in the US conducted earlier this year -- found that people of all ages use YouTube for just about everything. It...

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Nov 08, 2018

Volkswagen reportedly has $23,000 Tesla competitor in the works
Volkswagen, the German automaker that cheated diesel emissions tests, is aiming to release an all-electric car for $23,000 -- undercutting the Tesla Model 3 by nearly $12,000 -- sources have told Reuters. VW will convert three of its factories in Ger...

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Nov 08, 2018

iHeartRadio's app now supports direct control of Sonos speakers
Streaming radio stations just became a bit more intuitive on Sonos speakers. In the wake of similar moves by Pandora, Spotify and Tidal, iHeartRadio's app now offers direct control over your Sonos audio system. You no longer have to fire up the Son...

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Nov 08, 2018

An early test of the GDPR: taking on data brokers
Major data brokers Acxiom and Oracle are among seven companies accused of violating GDPR laws on personal information privacy. Advocates hope the complaints will shed light on the opaque ways that personal data is traded through third parties online...

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