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Oct 22, 2018

Samsung's updated mixed-reality headset goes on sale October 22nd
It's official: Samsung is updating its mixed-reality headset, the Odyssey. The new version, the Samsung HMD Odyssey , promises to bring lifelike experiences through the Windows Mixed Reality platform. You can buy the headset in the US starting on Oct...

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Oct 22, 2018

Germany calls for global minimum tax on large tech companies
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has called for a global minimum tax on large technology companies, The Telegraph reports, and it's a move aimed at ensuring tech firms pay taxes in the countries in which they generate revenue rather than only in t...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

Netflix will raise $2 billion to pay for more original content
It's hard to deny that Netflix is a powerhouse when it comes to original content. The company wants to ensure it remains on top, though, and to do that it's willing to go into debt. Netflix announced today that it plans to raise $2 billion in debt (r...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

Honor Magic 2's sliding screen unveiled a week before launch
While the notch has become an unfortunate trend in the smartphone market, Vivo and Oppo have shown the world how a proper all-screen design should be done -- by stuffing the front cameras into a motorized pop-up module. About two months later, Honor...

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Oct 22, 2018

What we're buying: Making the switch from Apple to Samsung
Associate editor Mariella Moon struggled when her old iPhone's touchscreen stopped responding. She went to the other side, and picked up a Samsung Galaxy S8. She's still with it -- but she's being careful.

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

How to pick a smartphone in 2018
You dropped it one too many times. Its battery life has gotten terrible. You just need a change. Whatever the reason, you're reading this because you've decided it's time to buy a new smartphone. Thankfully, there's never been a better time to be in...

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Oct 22, 2018

The Boring Company's LA test tunnel is almost complete
Today, Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the first Boring Company test tunnel under Los Angeles is almost finished. When it's complete, the system will be able to carry pedestrians, cyclists and private vehicles at speeds of 155 mph. People will b...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

With the iPhone XR, Apple broadens its 'best'
The iPhone XR might be the most interesting phone Apple has made in years. Think about it: Apple just released its flagship XS and XS Max to a chorus of positive reviews, and now here it is, a month later, preparing to launch another smartphone that...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

'Ghostbusters World' combines 'Pokémon Go' and turn-based battles
Ghostbusters World is a mobile game from Ghost Corps -- the Sony company that "owns" Ghostbusters -- and South Korean game developer 4:33. The developer is no stranger to big-name franchise games, and released DC Unchained earlier this year. Here, ho...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

Samsung's case for buying an 8K TV: Why wait?
Samsung and LG will forever be locked in a perpetual tug-of-war, and display tech is just one of the many fronts on which they tussle. Conference halls are their battleground, and at IFA this year, 8K TVs were their weapons. But where LG's model was...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

eBay's Instant Selling is a hassle-free way to sell your old phone
eBay has launched a new service that gives you a quick way to sell select phone models if you don't want to deal with Craigslist buyers. It's called Instant Selling, and the e-commerce platform says the whole process will only take you a few minutes...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

Google Home Hub review: A more personal smart display
Google debuted its take on the smart display earlier this year with a slew of Echo Show rivals. This is, after all, the Google way. As it did with Android, Google created the ecosystem and then partnered with third-party companies like Lenovo and...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

The Morning After: Smartphone cheats
Welcome back! Google introduces a new keyboard for your big-screened smartphone, and another smartphone maker is caught cheating on performance tests. Also, after 37 years, we're still waiting for the MacArthur Fellowship to recognize a game develope...

Engadget
Oct 22, 2018

Thieves steal a Tesla Model S by hacking the entry fob
A Tesla owner who recorded thieves stealing his Model S by hacking the passive entry system has published the video on YouTube so we can all watch (and learn). It shows the crooks using a tablet to apparently capture the passive signal from his keyfo...

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Oct 22, 2018

Pixii is a smartphone-centric rangefinder camera with a Leica mount
If you were thinking "I really want a rangefinder camera with a Leica M mount and no rear display or memory card," then a new French startup called Pixii has read your mind. It unveiled a digital rangefinder, also called Pixii, that it calls "a radic...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Molecule-level 'CT scans' could lead to faster drug discovery
Scientists like to use x-rays when determining chemical structures to develop drugs, but it's an agonizingly slow process. As they need large, pure crystals, it can take weeks or even years to produce something big enough for studying. However, th...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

VW starts work on its first large-scale EV factory
VW's grandiose electric car plans just became more tangible. The automaker has started building its first group-wide, large-scale EV production factory in Anting, about 19 miles west of Shanghai. When it's up and running in 2020, the plant will bui...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

The latest Xprize winner harvests drinking water from the air
Judges have chosen the winner of the Water Abundance Xprize, and it might just be vital to solving some of the world's most difficult shortages. The Skysource/Skywater Alliance has earned $1.5 million for WEDEW (Wood to Energy Deployed Water), a sys...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Facebook reportedly aims to buy a 'major' cybersecurity company
Facebook is still reeling from the hack that exposed 29 million users, but it may have a solution: go shopping. Sources talking to The Information claim that Facebook is accelerating plans to buy a "major" cybersecurity company, and has already offe...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire
The NYPD's plan to outfit every officer with body cameras has run into trouble. The department has pulled about 2,990 Vievu LE-5 cameras across the city after one officer's camera caught fire near a Staten Island precinct. There's a "possible product...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks
You can add another big name to the list of phone makers found cheating on benchmarks. UL Benchmarks has delisted Oppo's Find X and F7 phones from its 3DMark charts after testing from itself and Tech2 revealed that both devices were artificially ram...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Google Gboard's floating keys make your giant phone more comfortable
Google is giving you the power to make its mobile keyboard float and to move it anywhere you want to. No need to chant Wingardium Leviosa -- it's Le-vi-O-sa, by the way -- just tap on Gboard's G icon, and you'll find the "Floating" option under its m...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software bugs
Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman tol...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software updates
Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman told...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

After Math: Paying more for less
The rent is too damn high unless you're living in a van down by the river, medical care routinely puts people into bankruptcy, gas prices are still floating around $3 a gallon nationwide and Senator Ted "Zodiac Killer" Cruz is worried that his six fi...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas
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Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies
Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they're going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the size of that battery. Researchers might have a solution: turn the...

Engadget
Oct 21, 2018

Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks
Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half
There's little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figur...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months
While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Watch the visual effects for 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' come to life
One of the most entertaining aspects of Ant-Man and The Wasp was how the film played with the characters' shrinking and growing powers. Marvel obviously relied on CGI to turn that building into a roller suitcase and that Helly Kitty pez dispenser int...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Tesla's future 'dog mode' would prevent humans from panicking
Tesla already has a feature to prevent its electric car interiors from overheating. Not everyone knows that, though, and that's a problem when people may call the cops or break into your ride to rescue a pet that's actually quite safe. You might no...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes
Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app's code to discover an unannounced "Lists and Notes" web app for Assistant t...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Lightweight gloves help you touch virtual objects
One factor that prevents virtual reality from being truly immersive is the fact that you still can't feel what you see. A group of scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich is trying to change that by creating a pair of high-tech gloves that "provides extr...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia reportedly asked Twitter employee to spy on dissidents
Saudi Arabia may have done more than use large-scale social media campaigns to stifle political opposition. New York Times sources claim the country was "grooming" a Twitter engineer, Ali Alzabarah, to snoop on the accounts of dissidents and other t...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Lime's Gen 3 scooter is built to survive rider abuse
Lime might have lost access to San Francisco, but it does have a consolation prize: a new scooter to entice you in those cities where its shared service does operate. The Lime-S Gen 3 touts technology upgrades like a color screen (for speed, batter...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Watch the 'Forza' esports championship starting at 1PM Eastern
If you enjoy watching top-tier virtual motorsports, you're about to get your fill. Microsoft and Turn 10 are streaming the season-ending Forza Racing World Championship this weekend, starting with an initial pack of 24 racers on October 20th at 1PM E...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant
Every year since 1981, the MacArthur Foundation has handed out the "Genius Grant," awarding a handful of individuals $625,000 each in recognition of their creative skills and success in their chosen field. The money is no-strings-attached, designed t...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

The Morning After: Netflix cancels 'Luke Cage'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Friday night brought a successful rocket launch and some bad news for another Marvel hero on Netflix. Also, we'll take a look at Tim Cook's request to Bloomberg, and take a ride in Audi'...

Engadget
Oct 20, 2018

YouTube video embeds now include a 'Subscribe' button
Up until now, if you saw a YouTube video you liked embedded in a website, you had to click through the video to YouTube's page in order to subscribe to that channel. Now, YouTube is making it a little easier for viewers to see the videos they want (a...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

HTC's standalone Vive Focus will soon get 6DoF VR controllers
While Facebook's Oculus Quest won't arrive until the spring of 2019, its seemingly beefier inside-out tracking plus 6DoF controllers may already pose a threat to HTC's Vive Focus, as well as to other Vive Wave-based standalone VR headsets -- includin...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Netflix cancels 'Luke Cage' a week after dropping 'Iron Fist'
When Marvel and Netflix announced Iron Fist wouldn't return for a third season, there were reports Luke Cage was close to being renewed. That is not the case, however, as they announced tonight that the show will end after two seasons. In a statement...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

YouTube TV apologizes for outage with a one-week credit
If you're one of many who experienced the Youtube TV outage on October 16th, check your email. YouTube TV sent its subscribers an apology today which contained a link to a form you can fill out to receive one week's free credit.

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight
If you've ever wondered what's happening over on Mercury, you'll have an answer soon. Well, soon-ish. BepiColombo, a joint effort between the space agencies of Europe and Japan, will send off a spacecraft Friday night at about 9:45 PM ET with the des...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Healthcare.gov security breach leaks info for 75,000 people
Today The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Healthcare.gov, the federally operated health insurance marketplace, has suffered a data breach. Apparently it detected "anomalous system activity" in a tool that's supposed...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone
It's wasn't too long ago that flip phones were all the rage, and now it looks they might have a spiritual successor. Richard Yu, CEO of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, told Digital Trends that his company is working on foldable phones as part of its...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Some Google Pixel 3 users claim their photos aren't saving
If you're having issues with your Google Pixel phone not saving photos, you're not alone. According to reports on Reddit and Google's own forums, some owners of Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 2 and 2XL models -- and potentially other Android phones as well --...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Chrome 70 brings picture-in-picture mode to desktop
Get ready for productivity to plummet around your office. Chrome 70, the latest version of Google's browser, enables a picture-in-picture feature that will let you keep videos in a floating window that will follow you around -- though it will require...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

US intelligence chief says "no evidence" of Chinese spy chips
Dan Coats, the US director of national intelligence, said there's "no evidence" that Chinese spies tampered with servers bought by up to 30 companies, including the likes of Apple and a telecom provider, as Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Howe...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

US intelligence chief says 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips
Dan Coats, the US director of national intelligence, said there's "no evidence" that Chinese spies tampered with servers bought by up to 30 companies, including the likes of Apple and a telecom provider, as Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Howe...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Fake news is down on Facebook in the US and France, say three studies
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have not had a great year. From being called in front of Congress to getting lashed by the media for its appalling handling of user data, the pressure has been on the social media site to get things right. Even calls for...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Uber, Google, Facebook: Your experiments have gone too far
It was 2014, around the time when Travis Kalanick referred to Uber as his chick-magnet "Boober" in a GQ article, that I'd realized congestion in San Francisco had gone insane. Before there was Uber, getting across town took about ten minutes by car a...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Russian woman indicted for interfering with 2018 US midterm elections
US officials aren't waiting until after the midterm elections to take legal action against interference efforts. Federal authorities have charged Russian national Elena Khusyaynova for allegedly serving as the primary accountant for Project Lakhta,...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

The Best Humidifier for a Large Room
By Tim Heffernan 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 large room humidifier guide here.

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Oct 19, 2018

OnePlus moves 6T launch to October 29th to avoid clashing with Apple
If you're the sort who regularly tunes into device launches, you've probably noticed that Apple's October 30th iPad Pro event was set to clash with OnePlus' 6T premiere -- in fact, they were within an hour of each other. That's a bit of a problem, is...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Nat Geo and OpenROV are giving away 1000 robot submarines
Despite having lived in close proximity to it for hundreds of thousands of years, humanity has yet to explore even a fraction of the Earth's ocean. We have more thoroughly mapped the surfaces of moon and Mars than we have the seafloor. National Geogr...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Apple CEO calls on 'Bloomberg' to retract China surveillance report
Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that San Jose-based server company Server Micro installed surveillance micro-chips in the Chinese data center hardware of up to 30 companies, including Amazon and Apple. These chips were supposedly used to steal...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Apple CEO calls on Bloomberg to retract China surveillance report
Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that San Jose-based server company Super Micro installed surveillance micro-chips in the Chinese data center hardware of up to 30 companies, including Amazon and Apple. These chips were supposedly used to steal...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Tesla shelves the full self-driving option you couldn't use
Ever since Tesla hinted at its autonomous future, there's been a "Full Self-Driving Capability" checkbox on the order page for its cars -- spend several grand and your car would one day steer itself. It has yet to materialize, though, and now Tesla...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Google apps could cost manufacturers up to $40 per handset in the EU
After Google was fined $5 billion by EU courts for forcing providers to make its own products the default on Android devices, the company is now separating Chrome and search from the rest of its suite of apps. The question has been, though, how licen...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

The world of 'Guacamelee! 2'
Have you heard the legend of El águila y la serpiente? In a dream, the gods told an Aztec leader to take his people into the wilderness of Central America to look for an eagle grasping a serpent on a prickly pear tree -- one creature that cou...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

EU appoves Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub takeover
The EU has unconditionally approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal for GitHub, moving the acquisition another step closer towards closing. After a five-week probe, European Commission antitrust officials concluded that the takeover raises "no competit...

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Oct 19, 2018

EU approves Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub takeover
The EU has unconditionally approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal for GitHub, moving the acquisition another step closer towards closing. After a five-week probe, European Commission antitrust officials concluded that the takeover raises "no competit...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Moment's Anamorphic lens provides epic looks
When Moment announced an anamorphic lens, it really caught my attention. After all, the film Tangerine was shot on an iPhone 5S using an anamorphic lens from Moondog Labs, so I was excited to try my hand at a more cinematic look. But what is an anamo...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

'Rocket League' cross-platform profiles delayed until 2019
Rocket League's cross-platform profile system, RocketID, has been pushed back until early next year. Psyonix said that it's working "incredibly hard to ensure that it's as intuitive, stable and polished as possible, before releasing it to the world."...

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Oct 19, 2018

Apple now offers a USB-C Watch charger
The iPhone XR made its entrance today, but that's not the only new product available in the Apple Store. The company also introduced a USB-C charger for the Apple Watch. Up until now, the only official option for charging your Apple Watch was a USB-A...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Making magic with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit
Like so many Harry Potter fans, I've dreamed of attending Hogwarts and learning magic with a wand, cauldron and bulging bag full of quills, ink and parchment. In the absence of real witchcraft and wizardry, I've visited movie sets and played countles...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Audi A8: An evolution in luxury and tech
Driving the Audi A8 along the gorgeous Northern California coastline near Big Sur is a joy. But no matter how wonderful the car may be, it had the opportunity to be better. Possibly. Instead, Audi originally announced that Traffic Jam Pilot, its leve...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Facebook hires tarnished UK politician to fix its reputation
These days, all Facebook seems to do is lurch from one public relations crisis to a political one, and back again. Consequently, the company has decided to hire a British former politician, Sir Nick Clegg, as VP of Global Affairs and Communications....

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Volvo is betting big on mobile to push its car subscription service
The Volvo S60 will be the second car the automaker will "lease" via its Care by Volvo subscription service when it lands in showrooms in the next few months. But it turns out, that half the folks that flocked to subscribe to the XC40 didn't walk into...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Steam VR update lets low-end PCs run games more smoothly
Steam VR has introduced a feature for Beta called "Motion Smoothing," which will give PCs with hardware that aren't quite top of the line the power to deliver VR experiences more smoothly. It functions like Motion Smoothing for TV and Asynchronous Sp...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Apple patent troll strikes again with FaceTime lawsuit
For such a genial component of Apple's ecosystem, FaceTime certainly attracts a lot of lawsuits from interested bodies. The latest is from Uniloc, a company with a collection of patents, a hotline to its lawyers and very little else. AppleInsider is...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

The Morning After: The cheapest Tesla Model 3 ever
Friday morning has arrived, and with it we're looking at the cheapest Model 3 ever. Also, Apple opened orders for the iPhone XR and set a date for its event where we expect to meet new iPads and Macs. Plus, there's groundbreaking news in the worlds o...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

PS4 zombie thriller 'Days Gone' delayed yet again
You'll have to wait a bit longer to mow down zombies (sorry, Freakers) on the upcoming PS4 action-survival game Days Gone. Sony is again pushing back the exclusive title from its slated February 22nd release date to April 26th. The game was originall...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Funimation shows leave Crunchyroll following Sony's acquisition
When Sony acquired Funimation, it apparently also meant the end of the anime localizer's partnership with Crunchyroll and VRV. According to Polygon, Funimation president Gen Fukunaga sent a memo to employees announcing that the company is leaving tho...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Funimation shows leave Crunchyroll following Sony's acquisition (update)
When Sony acquired Funimation, it apparently also meant the end of the anime localizer's partnership with Crunchyroll and VRV. According to Polygon, Funimation president Gen Fukunaga sent a memo to employees announcing that the company is leaving tho...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Uber adds VoIP calling option to its app
Uber now allows riders and drivers to communicate over voice over internet protocol (VoIP) in addition to SMS texts, in-app messaging and regular phone calls. The Verge reports that Uber announced the global availability of the VoIP feature at a conf...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Apple iPhone Xr pre-orders are now open
Apple opened pre-orders for its more expensive iPhone models shortly after they were announced, leaving the more affordable iPhone Xr out of the lineup. Now, you can finally pre-order an iPhone Xr if you can't stomach paying a grand for a phone or if...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Scoot brings electric scooter rentals to Santiago, Chile
Scoot is expanding into its third city and it's bringing electric scooters to Santiago, Chile. As part of a pilot program, Scoot will be allowed to launch a fleet of its electric kick scooters in the business district of Las Condes, and up to 500 of...

Engadget
Oct 19, 2018

Twitter suspends bots spreading pro-Saudi tweets about missing journalist
Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts suspected to be bots, which had been tweeting pro-Saudi sentiments regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. According to NBC News, it presented the company with a spreadsheet of hundreds of...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Shaper's AR-equipped Origin power cutter is going on sale for $2,500
If you've been itching to add AR to your DIY with a handheld CNC, you'll be happy to know that Shaper's Origin augmented reality power cutter will once again be available for purchase. Originally launched in 2016, Origin scans visual markers and then...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Uber is testing an on-demand staffing service
Uber is seemingly on a quest to become the Amazon of services, having expanded beyond ride-hailing to freight hauling, food delivery and electric scooters. Now, it is testing an on-demand staffing service. Uber Works will let companies recruit short-...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

‘Papers, Please' creator debuts ‘Return of the Obra Dinn'
Return of the Obra Dinn, the first-person mystery from Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope, is now available. The game has been in the works for some time, with Pope revealing the project and releasing an early demo back in 2014, and it features a rath...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Now you can buy a Model 3 for $45,000 before incentives
The Tesla Model 3 was originally announced with a promise that the car could be purchased for as little as $35,000 before federal and state tax incentives were applied, but until now, the cheapest model started at $49,000. Now, Elon Musk announced th...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Apple's TV app gets live and on-demand shows with PS Vue integration
PlayStation Vue, Sony's sneakily growing video service, has earned the distinct honor of being the first streaming TV provider to be integrated into Apple's TV app. Subscribers will now be able to watch live and on-demand content through the TV app o...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

'Red Dead Redemption 2' starts its 100GB pre-release downloads tonight
After some long (or, not so long?) days by everyone on the Rockstar Games team, Red Dead Redemption 2 is nearly upon us. Ahead of its release October 26th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Rockstar has revealed one more trailer and confirmed that starti...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Sam's Club expands same-day grocery delivery through Instacart
Sam's Club, Walmart's members-only warehouse stores, will start offering same-day grocery delivery at half of its US locations by the end of October. The service will expand this month to more than 100 Sam's Club locations, serving nearly 1,000 zip c...

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Oct 18, 2018

The Senate is considering extending EV tax credits
As US senate majority leader Mitch McConnell debates making cuts to social security and medicare, Senator Dean Heller (R) of Nevada is hoping to keep electric car sales zipping forward with a new bill that would extend tax credits until 2022.

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Uber will make more personalized ride recommendations
Uber's app is getting a little smarter. TechCrunch reports that the company will begin making more personalized ride recommendations that take into account the length of your trip, your destination and your previous ride history. Ultimately, the goal...

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Oct 18, 2018

MIT finds a smarter way to fight Spectre-style CPU attacks
Many companies have developed patches to mitigate Meltdown- and Spectre-like speculative memory attacks. However, they can come with compromises: they can leave major gaps and still slow down your system. MIT researchers may have a better way. They'v...

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Oct 18, 2018

Google Maps ETA sharing comes to iOS, third-party apps
The overhaul of Google Maps is continuing, this time with ETA sharing. After first introducing the feature in 2017, Google is giving users the ability to share their location and route in real-time with others on both Android and iOS devices—an...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Vertu rises from bankruptcy ashes with $4,000 Android phone
Like a very expensive phoenix emerging from gold-and-sapphire-tipped flames, Vertu has returned from its bankruptcy with its latest luxury smartphone. Aster P is a handmade device with a price tag that reflects that handiwork and the premium material...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Facebook's confusion about its Portal camera is concerning
Facebook couldn't have picked a worse time to introduce Portal, a camera-equipped smart display designed to make video chatting in your home easier. And, if the rumors are true, the company is reportedly also preparing to launch a video chat camera f...

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Oct 18, 2018

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $20 on an Anova Precision Cooker Nano
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Oct 18, 2018

YouTube and Eventbrite sell concert tickets through music videos
YouTube is making it easier to translate raw enthusiasm for a band into seeing them play live. The streaming giant has struck up a deal with Eventbrite that will show tour listings right below videos from Official Artist Channels. Tap a "tickets" but...

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Oct 18, 2018

Amazon's Alexa 'whisper mode' starts rolling out today
One of the new features introduced at last month's Amazon hardware event was the ability to whisper to your Amazon Echo device -- and have Alexa whisper back to you. Amazon confirmed to Engadget that this feature, called "whisper mode," is now rollin...

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Oct 18, 2018

IBM finally proves that quantum systems are faster than classicals
In 1994, MIT professor of applied mathematics, Peter Shor, developed a groundbreaking quantum computing algorithm capable of factoring numbers (that is, finding the prime numbers for any integer N) using quantum computer technology. For the next deca...

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Oct 18, 2018

Kyocera releases tiny e-paper companion phone in Japan
If you've been curious as to what Instagram might look like on an e-paper screen and happen to live in Japan, the Kyocera Card Keitai KY-01L might be of interest. It's a companion device that's supposed to be a sidekick to a beefier mobile phone. The...

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Oct 18, 2018

Microsoft executive allegedly attempted to embezzle $1.5 million
Jeff Tran, Microsoft's former director of sports marketing and alliances, was charged with five counts of wire fraud this week for allegedly trying to embezzle $1.5 million from his former employer. He's also accused of stealing and selling more than...

Engadget
Oct 18, 2018

Google Play update enables smaller app installs
Google has implemented changes to the Play Store, which could translate to smaller applications that are much, much kinder to your phone's storage and memory. Earlier this year, it introduced a new app publishing format called Android App Bundle that...

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