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Jul 05, 2020

Tencent's new blockbuster US game studio is led by a 'GTA' veteran
Tencent is determined to have more of an impact on gaming outside of China, and not just by pouring money into existing studios. Reuters reports that Tencent Holdings has created a new California studio, LightSpeed LA, that will develop and publish "...

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Jul 05, 2020

UK may cut Huawei out of 5G networks this year
The UK was already having second thoughts about Huawei's involvement in its 5G networks, and now it appears ready to completely change its stance. According to The Telegraph's sources (via The Guardian), the government is crafting proposals that woul...

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Jul 05, 2020

Rocket Lab mission fails shortly after launch
Rocket Lab's 13th Electron launch has ended in disaster. The company reported that its "Pics Or It Didn't Happen" mission failed during the second stage burn about four minutes into the flight, resulting in the loss of both the rocket as well as the...

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Jul 05, 2020

Uber is finally available in Tokyo as a taxi service
Uber is a mainstay in numerous giant cities, but it hasn't had a foothold in Tokyo — a combination of strict limits on ridesharing and public wariness has kept it out of Japan's best-known metropolis. Now, however, it's part of the landscape. Bloombe...

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Jul 04, 2020

Boeing is reportedly ending production of its 747 jumbo jet
If it wasn't already apparent that the era of ‘big' flying is ending, it might be soon. Bloomberg sources say Boeing is ending production of its iconic 747 jumbo jet (specifically, the 747-8) in about two years. A spokesperson for the aircraft maker...

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Jul 04, 2020

Nigerians face US charges over online fraud worth 'hundreds of millions'
US law enforcement is cracking down on a pair of alleged online fraudsters that appear to have been wildly successful. The United Arab Emirates has sent the US two Nigerian nationals, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas and Olakean Jacob Ponle, to face charges rela...

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Jul 04, 2020

Two Nigerians face US charges over online fraud worth 'hundreds of millions'
US law enforcement is cracking down on a pair of alleged online fraudsters that appear to have been wildly successful. The United Arab Emirates has sent the US two Nigerian nationals, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas and Olakean Jacob Ponle, to face charges rela...

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Jul 04, 2020

Watch Rocket Lab launch a Canon satellite into space at 5:19PM ET
Public fireworks shows may be in short supply this weekend due to the pandemic, but Rocket Lab is ready to fill the gap. It's planning to launch its 13th mission, "Pics Or It Didn't Happen," from a complex on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 5:19PM E...

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Jul 04, 2020

Porsche unveils more affordable rear-wheel drive Taycan, but only for China
Porsche is finally ready to offer a rear-wheel drive Taycan, but you probably can't buy it — at least, not yet. As Autoblog reports, the company has unveiled a China-only version of the electric car that removes the front motor in favor of a RWD syst...

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Jul 04, 2020

Reddit and LinkedIn will fix clipboard snooping in their iOS apps
The clipboard privacy feature in iOS 14 is prompting more major developers to tone down their apps' nosy behavior. To start, Reddit told The Verge in a statement that it would fix code in its iOS app that copies clipboard data with virtually every ke...

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Jul 04, 2020

Animal Crossing fans get real about the fictional NookPhone
Animal Crossing: New Horizons may be set in a tranquil island paradise, but even there you can't escape the technology of the modern world. Every resident is issued a proprietary NookPhone in the game, which allows you to take photos, look at your li...

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Jul 03, 2020

House approves $100 billion in broadband funding for rural areas
The US House of Representatives approved the Moving Forward Act this week, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that puts $100 billion toward bringing high-speed broadband to underserved areas. The ambitious bill also allocates funds toward transporta...

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Jul 03, 2020

'Horizon Zero Dawn' hits Steam and Epic Games Store on August 7th
Sony confirmed a few months back that Horizon Zero Dawn would no longer be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and now we know when it'll make its way to PC. Guerrilla Games' hit action RPG will hit the Epic Store and Steam on August 7th.The PC version of Hor...

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Jul 03, 2020

The UK buys a 45 percent stake in broke satellite startup OneWeb
After losing access to the EU's satellite-navigation system Galileo due to Brexit, the UK is hoping to replace it with OneWeb satellites. A government-led consortium has won an auction for the satellite internet company, which filed for Chapter 11 ba...

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Jul 03, 2020

Researchers trained a quadruped robot to cross a balance beam
While four-legged robots can achieve impressive feats, like pulling an airplane or climbing a fence, they still have a few limitations. In most cases, they need a fairly large surface to walk on. A team of Italian robotics researchers is looking to c...

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Jul 03, 2020

Disney axes 4K re-release of 'The Empire Strikes Back' in UK cinemas
As cinemas in the UK prepared to reopen after lockdown, they promised Star Wars fans a treat. Disney and Vue planned to release a 4K version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in theaters. That would have been the first time a UHD version of an or...

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Jul 03, 2020

Lime brings Jump bikes back to London
When Uber handed Jump, its scooter- and bike-sharing division, over to Lime, it sent thousands of Jump e-bikes in the US to the scrapheap to be recycled. In Europe, thousands of the bikes were pulled from city streets. Now, under Lime's direction, so...

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Jul 03, 2020

Harvard's transforming robotic fabric could lead to therapeutic wearables
Robotic fabrics or textiles are far from new, but they're usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their potential applications, a team of H...

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Jul 03, 2020

Olympus rolls out PC app that turns some of its cameras into webcams
Olympus may be selling its camera business — to the same company that bought Sony's VAIO PC division — but it's not abandoning its products just yet. It has just released a new beta application called OM-D Webcam, which gives Olympus cameras webcam c...

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Jul 03, 2020

What to expect from the next version of 5G
5G coverage may still be sparse, and the world is still trying to understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won't stop working on it. The 3GPP, which is a group of organizations that develop protocols for...

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Jul 03, 2020

'Iron Man VR' has moments of brilliance, but shows the limits of PSVR
Iron Man should be the best hero to transition from comics to VR. His own interactions with his suit touch on augmented reality controls, steering a powerful avatar in sync with Stark's movements. So, just like me, with a pair of digital wands with c...

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Jul 03, 2020

This week's best deals: Apple Watch Series 3, Nest Hub Max and more
The Independence Day weekend kicks off with a bunch of deals on popular electronics and outdoor tech. The Apple Watch Series 3 remains at its lowest price ever and you can get $100 off the newest MacBook Air. Weber's connected SmokeFire grills are $2...

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Jul 03, 2020

Our favorite games from the Itch.io racial justice bundle
Last month's Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality was a massive hit with gamers, raising over eight million dollars for the NAACP and Community Bail Fund. The key to its success was the sheer size of its offering for a $5 minimum donation:...

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Jul 03, 2020

FaceApp is cool again, and adamant it's not a privacy minefield
FaceApp, the image-editing app that can radically change how you look is back in the spotlight. And, as usual, questions about the company's practices, motives and plans are sure to follow.This is the third or fourth time that FaceApp has leaped into...

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Jul 03, 2020

Evo 2020 canceled after co-founder abuse allegations
Fighting game tournament Evo 2020 has been canceled after co-founder Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar was accused of assaulting a minor. The esports tournament, which announced in May that it was going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, will now not go ah...

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Jul 03, 2020

The Morning After: The best gear for grilling
In the US, we're heading into a holiday weekend, so if you need some advice on gear for grilling or a socially distanced backyard party, then we have the appropriate recommendations. Speaker, grill, thermometer, whatever — Billy Steele outlines some...

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Jul 03, 2020

Amped Studio offers 'experimental' VST plugin support for its online DAW
Online digital audio workstation (DAW) music production apps are popular because, unlike local apps, they can run on machines that aren't necessarily super-powerful. However, a downside is that you can't use powerful VST plugins that do functions lik...

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Jul 03, 2020

Apple Card's new web portal lets you pay your balance on a PC
You'll no longer have to be entirely dependent on the Wallet app for your Apple Card transactions. The tech giant has launched a web portal for its credit card, giving you a way to pay your balance online even if you don't have or have lost access to...

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Jul 02, 2020

Ubisoft CEO lays out a plan to change the company's toxic culture
A week after launching investigations into many claims of harassment and misconduct, Ubisoft's CEO gave an update on what the company is doing to change things. In a letter posted on its website and emailed to employees, Yves Guillemot said "the type...

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Jul 02, 2020

Verizon adds free Disney , Hulu streaming to some Fios packages
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Veri...

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Jul 02, 2020

Amazon's Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs
It's been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app's most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it's safe to travel agai...

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Jul 02, 2020

Walmart is turning some of its parking lots into drive-in theaters
Select Walmart parking lots around the US will soon be transformed into drive-in theaters, thanks to a partnership with the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "safe, socially distanced drive-in events,"...

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Jul 02, 2020

PlayStation is the latest to join the Facebook ad boycott
Sony's PlayStation brand is the latest to jump on board with other companies who have stopped running ads on Facebook and Instagram, reports GamesIndustry.biz. PlayStation is joining a host of other brands who've stopped running ads on the platforms...

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Jul 02, 2020

BMW wants to sell subscriptions to in-car features
In an expansion of its ConnectedDrive Store, BMW wants to give owners of its cars the option to access specific hardware and software features through a subscription (via Autoblog). BMW hasn't detailed exactly how the service will work, but the short...

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Jul 02, 2020

Flash games site Kongregate has stopped accepting submissions
If you played Flash-based games in the 2000s, you probably remember Kongregate, a website that hosted over 100,000 browser games. Developers of any experience level could upload their creations, and users could find a host of oddball options that you...

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Jul 02, 2020

Flash games site Kongregate will stop accepting submissions on July 22nd
If you played Flash-based games in the 2000s, you probably remember Kongregate, a website that hosted over 100,000 browser games. Developers of any experience level could upload their creations, and users could find a host of oddball options that you...

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Jul 02, 2020

'Cyberpunk 2077' ditches its wall-running mechanic
Cyberpunk 2077 will no longer have one of its more intriguing movement mechanics that have been showcased in demos over the last couple of years. CD Projekt Red says it has ditched the wall-running ability."[Wall-running] is something that we removed...

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Jul 02, 2020

For a 'free speech social network,' Parler isn't that free
Twitter conservatives, long frustrated by the site's supposed "anti-conservative bias" have a new platform of choice: Parler. The app, which bills itself as the "free speech social network," has become a kind of social media haven for the right in re...

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Jul 02, 2020

Palmer Luckey's startup will build a 'virtual' border wall
It's no secret that Palmer Luckey's Anduril Industries has been developing a "virtual wall" to heighten national security -- he's been at it for the better part of three years. That work (for better or worse) has finally paid off. According to a new...

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Jul 02, 2020

Amazon is making a Fallout series with the creators of 'Westworld'
Amazon's latest sci-fi series will be a familiar one to gamers — the company is partnering with Bethesda to make a show based on the post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Tweets from both Bethesda and Amazon confirmed this, and Bethesda also confirmed tha...

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Jul 02, 2020

'Hyper Scape' brings fresh ideas to a crowded battle royale arena
Ubisoft is jumping into the battle royale arena with Hyper Scape, its futuristic, first-person take on the genre. You can try it on PC today as part of a technical test, as long as you're lucky enough to receive a Twitch Drop (more on that in a bit)....

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Jul 02, 2020

EARN IT Act amendments transfer the fight over Section 230 to the states
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed an amended version of the EARN IT Act. The controversial legislation will now head to the full Senate floor for debate. While the amendments include substantial changes, groups like the ACLU and Free Press...

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Jul 02, 2020

Virgin Galactic will livestream its SpaceShipTwo cabin reveal on July 28th
We've seen photos of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo in flight, and we know what its Under Armour spacesuits will look like. Next, Virgin Galactic will offer a glimpse of the spaceship's cabin. On July 28th, at 1pm ET, the company will host a live-str...

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Jul 02, 2020

NVIDIA brings its Instagram-style game filters to GeForce Now
The next time you fire up NVIDIA's GeForce Now, you'll be able to drastically change up the look of whatever game you're playing. The company is rolling out its Freestyle tech across the service, through which players can slap Instagram-style filters...

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Jul 02, 2020

Share your favorite memories of the original Walkman
This week marks the 41st anniversary of the very first Walkman: the TPS-L2, a metal-cased, blue-and-silver box that sold more than 30,000 units in the first two months of its release. It led the way for Sony to sell over 200 million cassette-based pl...

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Jul 02, 2020

European police hacked encrypted phones used by thousands of criminals
In one of the largest law enforcement busts ever, European police and crime agencies hacked an encrypted communications platform used by thousands of criminals and drug traffickers. By infiltrating the platform, Encrochat, police across Europe gained...

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Jul 02, 2020

Get a free Nest Hub when you buy a Nest Hub Max
A July 4th sale makes it tempting to outfit your home with Google smart displays. Best Buy, Home Depot and B&H Photo will throw in a free Nest Hub when you buy a Nest Hub Max for $229. That means you'll pay $229 for a bundle valued at about $318,...

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Jul 02, 2020

'NBA 2K21' comes with a next-gen upgrade... if you spend $100
If you want to play NBA 2K21 on two different console generations -- the PS4 and PS5, or the Xbox One and Series X -- it's going to cost you.The base game for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google's Stadia streaming service will cost $59.99 w...

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Jul 02, 2020

A high-tech glove can translate sign language with 99-percent accuracy
Researchers at UCLA have developed an inexpensive, high-tech glove that can translate sign language into written and spoken words on a smartphone (via Fast Company). The system works in real time and can interpret 660 American Sign Language signs wit...

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Jul 02, 2020

Will gallium nitride electronics change the world?
Silicon is at the heart of most of our electronics. It's a semiconductor, a material that can switch from an insulator that blocks current to a conductor, a material like copper that can carry a charge. This remarkable property is at the heart of tra...

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Jul 02, 2020

iRig Keys 2 Mini is a MIDI controller with a headphone jack for your iPhone
iRig is no stranger to the world of portable MIDI controllers. And, frankly, there's no shortage of great keyboards out there that will fit neatly into your backpack. But IK Multimedia was one of the earlier brands to start building music-making gear...

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Jul 02, 2020

Xiaomi unveils its first OLED TV
Xiaomi has launched its first lineup of OLED "Master Series" TVs in China, starting with a 65-inch model at a pretty interesting price (via Engadget Chinese). Using a 10-bit 4K 120Hz LG OLED panel, it covers 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 cinema-level co...

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Jul 02, 2020

Facebook is killing Lasso, its first TikTok clone
Lasso. Remember Lasso? You know, Facebook's attempt to build a version of TikTok, with the ability to do short video clips with music and effects. But, with that sheen of it being yet another attempt for Facebook to crush its competition by cloning i...

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Jul 02, 2020

The Morning After: Vizio puts a price on its first OLED 4K TVs
As we prepare to start a new console era this fall, the latest TVs will have to match their capabilities. Vizio just announced specs and prices for its latest models, with HDMI 2.1 features like variable refresh rate on models available for as little...

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Jul 02, 2020

Samsung is selling a wireless charger that also sterilizes your phone
As the world comes to terms with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have learned that keeping a small distance and regularly washing their hands are important tools in limiting the transmission of the virus. However, when the hu...

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Jul 02, 2020

Daniel Abt will race again after virtual Formula E cheating scandal
Remember Daniel Abt? The Formula E driver was disgraced after secretly subbing in an 18-year-old esports professional during a virtual 'Race at Home Challenge.' Abt was suspended from the competition, ordered to make a 10,000 euro (roughly $11,279) c...

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Jul 02, 2020

Best Buy sale knocks 50 percent off a TCL 8-series Roku TV
Best Buy's exclusive sale on TCL 8-series Roku TVs is back for the July 4th weekend. Now you can get the 65-inch 8-series smart TV for $1,000 and the huge 75-inch 8-series smart TV for $1,800. That's up to 50 percent off their normal prices and some...

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Jul 02, 2020

Windows 10's Start menu is getting a visual refresh
Microsoft has rolled out the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build, giving us a glimpse of a new Start menu that was redesigned to look cleaner and more coherent. Insiders in the Dev Channel will now have access to a refreshed menu that no longer u...

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Jul 02, 2020

Android users can get Dark Sky weather updates for one more month
Apple purchased one of the best weather apps in the business this spring, and unfortunately that meant Dark Sky pulled its Android app. If you haven't already installed it, it's gone from the Google Play Store, and the company initially informed subs...

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Jul 01, 2020

Google discontinues its affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones
Google has officially discontinued its Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones, it has confirmed in a statement sent to Android Police. It was previously marked "Out of Stock" on the US Google Store, but now its listing says it's already "Unavailable." Google's sp...

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Jul 01, 2020

Tech's biggest CEOs agree to appear at House antitrust hearing
Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai have all reportedly agreed to testify at a House antitrust hearing in late July. According to Kara Swisher (The New York Times, Recode), Rep. David Cicilline...

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Jul 01, 2020

Facebook shared user data with developers it shouldn't have — again
Facebook has disclosed yet another instance of developers receiving user data they shouldn't have. According to the company, at least a few thousand developers were able to access some personal details from "inactive" users who hadn't used their apps...

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Jul 01, 2020

Sling TV responds to streaming price hikes with a one-year 'guarantee'
One day after Google increased the cost of a base YouTube TV subscription to $65 per month, Sling TV says it will maintain the price of its streaming service for one year. As part of a new limited-time promotion, both new and existing customers won't...

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Jul 01, 2020

Apple stops updates for thousands of games in China's App Store
Apple has suspended updates for thousands of games on its App Store in China because they lack a license from the Chinese government, The Financial Times reported. The company has faced mounting pressure from the Chinese government in recent weeks to...

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Jul 01, 2020

Worms is coming back as a real-time battle royale game
For a series that's been around since 1995, Worms has fundamentally changed very little. Spin-offs aside, the series has always been about tactical turn-based battles. That's about to change with Worms Rumble, the latest game in the franchise — intro...

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Jul 01, 2020

Samsung may have leaked the Note 20 Ultra on its own website
Samsung may have accidentally unveiled its next flagship ahead of schedule. On the company's official Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese Note 8 product pages, there's a photo of a new Note-series phone. According to frequent Samsung leaker Max Weinbach,...

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Jul 01, 2020

'GTA V' brings transphobia to the next console generation
Imagine there's a marquee game coming out next year from one of the coolest AAA video game studios in the world, and its first round of marketing has just gone live. You're watching a Twitch streamer play through parts of the game in early access, sh...

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Jul 01, 2020

The Xbox Summer Game Fest demo event starts July 21st
The big summer game events aren't happening as usual this year due to COVID-19, which means developers are losing an important avenue to give players an early chance to try their games. However, Xbox One owners can check out dozens of upcoming titles...

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Jul 01, 2020

Tech's overdue reckoning with hate speech still isn't enough
This week hasn't been a very good one for pro-Trump and far-right groups. First, Reddit deactivated "The_Donald" subreddit, among many others, due to repeated incidents of harassment and hate speech. Next, Twitch said it was temporarily suspending th...

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Jul 01, 2020

Dish buys prepaid carrier Boost Mobile for $1.4 billion
After nearly a decade of trying to break into the wireless market, Dish just became the newest national wireless carrier. Today, Dish announced the $1.4 billion acquisition of Boost Mobile. With this purchase, Dish secures its place in the retail wir...

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Jul 01, 2020

'Mad Men' will stream for free on IMDb TV starting July 15th
Mad Men departed Netflix a few weeks ago, but you won't have to wait too much longer to stream the all-time great drama once again. Best of all, you won't have to pay a penny to watch the series if you're in the US.All 92 episodes of the show will la...

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Jul 01, 2020

The best Chromebooks you can buy
Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheap and limited, but that hasn't been true for a while. The combination of years of software updates and laptop manufacturers taking Chromebooks more seriously means there are a ton of good Chrome OS computer...

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Jul 01, 2020

WhatsApp lets you add new contacts with QR codes
WhatsApp is rolling out a handful of new features over the next few weeks. To make it easier to add new contacts, WhatsApp is introducing a new QR code capability. You'll soon be able to scan another user's QR code to add them to your contacts, no mo...

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Jul 01, 2020

Supreme Court rules generic website names can be trademarked
The Supreme Court has ruled that website names are trademarkable even if they consist of a generic term followed by ".com." The ruling means that Booking.com is eligible for a trademark on the generic name that's associated with its domain. Booking.c...

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Jul 01, 2020

Facebook says it doesn't 'benefit from hate' after advertiser exodus
After numerous big-name companies announced their decision to suspend advertising on Facebook, the social network's vice president of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg published an open letter today. In it, Clegg addressed the criticism ar...

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Jul 01, 2020

Peacock's streaming library adds shows from Showtime, CBS and the CW
Peacock, NBC's new streaming service, won't just be the home of content from the wider NBC Universal family. Today, the company has announced it's sealed a deal with ViacomCBS, one of its ostensible rivals, to play host to some of the Viacom library...

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Jul 01, 2020

NASA's 'smell of space' is available as a perfume
One thing most of us Earthlings may not realize is that outer space smells. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, so can you. Over a decade ago, NASA chemists developed a scent that mimics the "smell of space" in order to give astronauts a whiff of the c...

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Jul 01, 2020

Marshall's waterproof Emberton speaker lasts for 20 hours
You may not get to enjoy many pool parties this summer, but Marshall's latest speaker will come in handy once social distancing ends. The company's new Emberton speaker packs its signature sound in a vintage-inspired frame that weighs just 24.6 ounce...

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Jul 01, 2020

Peloton's home fitness app arrives on Roku today
As of today, the Peloton app is officially available on Roku. Peloton subscribers can now access the on-demand studio-style workouts on their TVs. That should make the video-based classes a bit easier to follow, especially for activities like yoga, s...

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Jul 01, 2020

Google holds off on reopening US offices due to the latest COVID-19 spike
Google isn't ready to bring workers back just yet. The company originally planned to call select employees back to the office beginning July 6th. Now, it says all US offices will remain closed until at least September 7th due to the recent spike in c...

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Jul 01, 2020

UK's competition regulator demands tougher action on Google and Facebook
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the UK government to create "a new pro-competition regulatory regime" that can control Facebook, Google and other technology companies that are primarily funded by digital advertising. Th...

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Jul 01, 2020

Technics EAH-AZ70W true wireless earbuds review
Technics isn't name that's synonymous with headphones, especially true wireless earbuds. The brand is better known for decades of quality turntables. But Panasonic is leveraging that good will to cater to the latest headphone craze. The EAH-AZ70W ($2...

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Jul 01, 2020

Lenovo's Virtual Care service helps chronically ill patients track their health
Lenovo has jumped into digital healthcare with a service called Virtual Care designed to help chronically ill folks better track their health. Doctors that sign up for the service can provide patients with an in-home kit that comes with biometric dev...

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Jul 01, 2020

Panasonic's first true wireless earbuds are now available in the US
Panasonic debuted its first true wireless earbuds back at CES, offering three separate models with a range of features across the trio. The company released two of them in Europe in early June, and now all three are arriving in the US. The Panasonic...

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Jul 01, 2020

NASA will fund six more Artemis missions as it plans return to the moon
NASA has started preparing for the possibility of launching six more Artemis missions on top of the three it has already confirmed. The space agency has revealed that it has agreed to "provide initial funding and authorization to Northrop Grumman to...

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Jul 01, 2020

Engadget readers can save $20 on August's fourth-generation smart lock
With its fourth-generation model, August has one of the best smart locks on the market. It's easy to install, works with most digital assistants and lets you keep using your existing mechanical locks. At $249 it is more expensive than some other smar...

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Jul 01, 2020

The Morning After: OnePlus gets back to sub-$500 phones with the Nord
Welcome to the affordable smartphone boom. A combination of factors — whether it's the slowing pace of innovation in phones and how we're holding on to older models longer or the economic uncertainties of now and the near-future — has meant companies...

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Jul 01, 2020

'Dreams' will get a big PSVR update on July 22nd
A tool that lets you create infinite virtual worlds from the comfort of your living room would seem like a natural fit for VR. Thankfully, Sony and Media Molecule agree, and that's why the PS4 title Dreams is getting support for the platform on July...

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Jul 01, 2020

Spotify brings its Premium Duo plan to the US, UK and dozens more countries (updated)
Streaming services have been offering family plans for years. While the terms and prices may change, the basic premise is the same: save money on a monthly subscription with accounts for multiple people "under one roof." Spotify has offered is ad-fre...

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Jul 01, 2020

Spotify brings its Premium Duo plan to the US
Streaming services have been offering family plans for years. While the terms and prices may change, the basic premise is the same: save money on a monthly subscription with accounts for multiple people "under one roof." Spotify has offered is ad-fre...

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Jul 01, 2020

Vizio's new 4K TVs start at $230
We got a peek at Vizio's new 4K TVs at CES back in January, (Remember January? It was when we still went places and saw people) and now they're closer to rolling out, complete with model numbers and prices. That includes the company's first 4K OLED s...

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Jul 01, 2020

Vizio's new 4K TV prices start at $230
We got a peek at Vizio's new 4K TVs at CES back in January, (Remember January? It was when we still went places and saw people) and now they're closer to rolling out, complete with model numbers and prices. That includes the company's first 4K OLED s...

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Jul 01, 2020

Samsung will skip IFA in September to hold its own virtual event
IFA 2020 will have a Samsung-sized hole when it takes place in September. According to The Korea Herald, the tech giant will skip IFA in Berlin, which is supposed to be the first big in-person tech conference since the world was put under coronavirus...

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Jul 01, 2020

Facebook is shutting down its Pinterest-like experimental app
Hobbi, Facebook's experimental app for hobbyists, is shutting down. According to TechCrunch, the social network sent a push notification to users to let them know that the application will only be around until July 10th, 2020, and that they can expor...

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Jun 30, 2020

EV maker Byton halts operations for six months amid financial woes
Another luxury electric car maker is taking drastic action in light of financial trouble. Chinese firm Byton has told The Detroit Bureau and The Verge that it's stopping operations for "at least" six months due to financial struggles exacerbated by t...

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Jun 30, 2020

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell launches a game studio
It's been a while since Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell left Facebook, and now it's clear what he's doing next. TechCrunch reports that Mitchell has launched a new game studio, Mountaintop, with the help of industry veterans who've worked at Double F...

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Jun 30, 2020

NASA delays Mars rover launch until at least July 30th
You'll have to wait longer than you might like to see the Perseverance rover begin its journey to Mars. NASA and United Launch Alliance have delayed blast-off for the Mars 2020 mission from July 22nd to "no earlier than" July 30th. Processing problem...

Engadget
Jun 30, 2020

Advertisers are running from Facebook. What's next?
The advertiser boycott is quickly spiraling into an even bigger headache for Facebook. The boycott, organized by civil rights groups, has more than 300 participants, and isn't slowing down. The group has called for an international expansion, and bra...

Engadget
Jun 30, 2020

The Stadia Controller finally works wirelessly with Android phones
The Stadia Controller is slowly but surely becoming more useful, with some of the features players might have expected at launch at last making their way to the peripheral. Basic Google Assistant capabilities had been available in early access since...

Engadget
Jun 30, 2020

Apple is reportedly canceling Arcade games that won't keep players hooked
Apple is apparently eager to tweak Arcade's lineup to keep more subscribers. Bloomberg tipsters say Apple has canceled contracts for some in-development games after determining that they didn't have the level of "engagement" the company was looking f...

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