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 2018-07-19 06:07 

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Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019...

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here... almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound l...

 2018-07-19 05:00 

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Fujifilm's oddball XF10 fixed-lens camera costs only $500...

Fujifilm has proven again that it's not afraid to build unusual cameras by launching the XF10, a premium fixed-lens compact. It's got an 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens (equivalent to 27.8mm in full-frame terms) and a 24.2-megapixel APS-C (not X-Trans) se...

 2018-07-19 04:01 

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Duolingo launches Hindi language course for English speakers...

Today, Duolingo's Hindi language course for English speakers officially launched on its website. The course is not yet available on iOS or Android apps, but it will be making its way to these devices in the future. The course has been in development.....

 2018-07-19 03:00 

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Hyperloop TT will build a test track in China...

The Hyperloop race is much of a political battle as it is a technical one, with companies grabbing territory like players starting a game of Risk. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the crowdsourced enterprise that has lagged behind rivals in som......

 2018-07-19 01:34 

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VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches...

If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best and potentially impractical if you have a laptop. That.....

 2018-07-18 23:14 

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Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change...

Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by find...

 2018-07-18 22:27 

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Bang & Olufsen's B&O Play brand is going away...

While it's possible you know Bang & Olufsen for its expensive top-tier TVs, you're likely more familiar with its range of artfully-designed headphones and speakers, especially under its budget-friendly B&O Play sub-brand. But in an annual ...

 2018-07-18 21:53 

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Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops...

Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life -- we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peo...

 2018-07-18 21:29 

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Robocall company exposes hundreds of thousands of voter records...

Hundreds of thousands of voter records were left exposed on an Amazon S3 bucket, ZDNet reports, this time by Virginia-based robocalling firm Robocent. Among the information that was left accessible were names, home addresses, gender, phone numbers, a......

 2018-07-18 21:18 

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Zuckerberg: I didn't intend to defend Holocaust deniers...

Earlier today, Recode's Kara Swisher released an extensive interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covering the platform's struggles during a long, scandal-ridden year. Nestled inside was an exchange where Swisher pressed the executive on why ...

 2018-07-18 20:37 

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Hyundai offers virtual showroom on Amazon...

If you have any cash left over from Prime Day, you might be considering a new car. Hyundai and Amazon have teamed up to offer a virtual showroom of the car maker's automobiles in the Amazon Vehicles section. You won't be able to order an Elantra w...

 2018-07-18 20:19 

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'Fortnite' Funko Pop! toys will be here for the holidays...

Fans of Funko's squat, wide-eyed Pop! figurines have a surprise headed their way: A line is incoming based on the popular game Fortnite. Epic Games has partnered with the toy company to release a smattering of figures, collectibles and apparel that s....

 2018-07-18 19:57 

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Trump claims Russia has stopped its cyberattacks against the US...

President Trump is still dealing with the repercussions of appearing to agree with Vladimir Putin that Russia didn't interfere with the 2016 US election (and the subsequent attempted walk back of this statement), but that isn't stopping him from f...

 2018-07-18 18:47 

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Ookla: Minneapolis has the fastest mobile internet among US cities...

If you live in or often visit Minneapolis, Ookla has good news for you: the company says that locale tops the list of US cities with the fastest mobile internet, with a mean download speed of 44.92 Mbps. Ookla, which analyzed data from its Speedtest......

 2018-07-18 18:30 

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Congress' social media hearing was a 'stupid' sideshow...

Tuesday marked another chapter in the "Tech Companies go to Congress" story, with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing, titled "Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Gia...

 2018-07-18 18:21 

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Netflix is bringing its stand-up comedy to SiriusXM radio...

SiriusXM is adding another comedy channel to its satellite radio lineup: Netflix. Starting next January, the streaming service's radio station will play stand-up 24 hours a day, according to Variety. "Netflix is a Joke," the channel's work...

 2018-07-18 18:00 

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Riding an autonomous shuttle through Times Square was reassuringly boring...

Yesterday afternoon, I rode an autonomous shuttle down a short section of Broadway in the heart of Times Square, and it was easily the most boring part of my day. I'm not saying that because my life is particularly exciting, either. The trip was bori....

 2018-07-18 17:44 

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Reddit steps back in time with live chat rooms...

It's not just work and gaming apps revitalizing real-time chat like it's 1998 all over again -- Reddit wants in on the action as well. After months of work, the site has launched live chatrooms in beta for a handful of subreddits. The feature lets...

 2018-07-18 17:37 

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Senate bill could bring emergency alerts to streaming services...

You knew it was only a matter of time before legislators pressed for additional reforms to prevent another false missile alert like the one that rattled Hawaii. US Senators Brian Schatz and John Thune have introduced a bill, the READI Act (Reliable E......

 2018-07-18 17:15 

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Wirecutter's best Prime Day deals (that you can still buy)...

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 commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated ...

 2018-07-18 17:00 

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'Robot chemist' could use AI to speed up medical breakthroughs...

Scientists can only do so much to discover new chemical reactions on their own. Short of happy accidents, it can take years to find new drugs that might save lives. They might have a better way at the University of Glasgow, though: let robots do the......

 2018-07-18 16:47 

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Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook...

In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how politicians are incorporating the social platform in......

 2018-07-18 16:30 

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Apple's MacBook eGPU is a step toward winning back creative pros...

Even though Apple makes a lot more money on iPhones and iPads, Macs are still crucial to its bottom line. For years, they were widely loved by creative folks and influencers because they were simpler and more powerful than Windows PCs. Now, content c......

 2018-07-18 16:16 

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Netflix refreshes TV interface with a handy navigation bar...

Netflix is giving its TV interface a fresh lick of paint with an update that should make navigation a little easier. A new bar on the left of the screen lets you jump to the TV show and movie catalogs, depending on what you're in the mood for. You ca....

 2018-07-18 16:07 

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Amazon's Prime Day still broke records, despite glitches...

Amazon's Prime Day this year may have been riddled with errors and sad 404 dogs. However, the company is touting record sales, calling it "the biggest shopping event in Amazon history" as compared to other 36-hour periods, such as Black Friday...

 2018-07-18 15:46 

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Microsoft promises 'all-new Xbox hardware' next month...

Microsoft is bringing new Xbox hardware to Germany next month for Gamescom. The news comes from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a blog post this morning. What could it be? Well, there have b...

 2018-07-18 15:30 

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The latest 'BlazBlue' reminds me how impenetrable fighting games can be...

Fighting games aren't for the faint-hearted. There's no relaxation or light entertainment in the breakneck world of kill-or-be-killed beat 'em ups. Long before home consoles and internet connections, these kind of games fostered serious compet...

 2018-07-18 15:20 

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Samsung will reportedly launch foldable-screen phone in early 2019...

Samsung has been teasing the prospect of a foldable-screen smartphone for years, and even hoped to launch one this year. Now, however, it looks like that pipe dream might become a reality... if a little later than expected. Wall Street Journal sour......

 2018-07-18 14:59 

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Rolls-Royce may use bug-like robots to assist airplane engine repair...

Rolls-Royce showed off a handful of small robots this week that could aid in the inspection and repair of airplane engines sometime in the future. Though still under development, the tiny robots could lead to faster, less labor-intensive engine inspe......

 2018-07-18 14:42 

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Cuba is rolling out mobile internet nationwide...

The Cuban government has launched a program that will see mobile internet rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. Communist-run Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western Hemisphere due to a lack of resources, the US trade emba......

 2018-07-18 14:21 

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Google rolls out a simpler sign-in page...

When Google announced last month that it's rolling out a new sign-in page, it promised a new interface with Material Design components as part of its efforts to give G Suite a more cohesive look. We'll have to wait a bit more to see it, though, be...

 2018-07-18 14:02 

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Google's latest undersea data cable will run from Virginia to France...

Google has been involved in a number of undersea cabling projects in the past, including connections between Chile and Los Angeles, the US to Denmark and Ireland and Hong Kong to Guam. It also completed an undersea cable between the US and Japan in 2......

 2018-07-18 13:46 

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Apple iCloud data in China is being stored by a state-run telco...

Six months ago Apple caused controversy by moving Chinese users' iCloud keys out of the US and into China, in order to comply with Chinese law. Now, that data, which includes emails, text messages and pictures, is being looked after by government-own....

 2018-07-18 13:30 

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Pro drone racing confronts its amateur roots...

"The drone racing league is a sport. We are a league. We do an annual season. We have a clear rule system and scoring system," Nick Horbaczewski, founder and CEO of the Drone Racing League (DRL), enthuses in a small business suite located on the s...

 2018-07-18 13:15 

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Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 11AM ET (updated)...

Today, Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, will perform another test on the sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle. This time, the company is looking at pushing the engines to their maximum limits with a high....

 2018-07-18 13:00 

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How 'Mission Impossible' made the leap to 4K and HDR...

Mission Impossible is an unusual film franchise. It's spanned over 22 years and five directors, each bringing their own distinctive touch to Tom Cruise's increasingly over-the-top escapades. Brian De Palma's 1996 film, which kicked off the ser...

 2018-07-18 12:29 

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Philips' extra-bright 4K HDR monitor is now available for $1,000...

If you've been salivating at the thought of Philips' (technically, EPI's) ultra-bright HDR monitor, you can now do more than clean up the mess you've left on the floor. The Momentum 43" 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor is now available from ...

 2018-07-18 12:00 

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Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion?...

After the better part of three years' investigation, the European Union has announced that it will fine Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion). The company was found to have restricted competition through the use of its dominance in the mobile market....

 2018-07-18 11:28 

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Roland's latest smartphone mixer can record your entire band...

Your phone's mic is fine for quick audio memos and the like, but if you want to record music on it, you need something a little more robust. Roland revealed a palm-sized audio mixer at CES in 2017, a little device called Go:Mixer that could record up....

 2018-07-18 11:09 

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Google fined $5.04 billion for forcing its apps onto Android phones...

Europe has imposed a record-setting €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine on Google for antitrust violations around its Android smartphone operating system. In 2016, the EU Commission charged Google with forcing mobile network operators to install Chro......

 2018-07-18 11:01 

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Sony's portable projector tech displays perfect images on curved surfaces...

The future of portable projectors just got a whole lot clearer, as Sony launches two bits of tech that will give gives portable projectors both HD capabilities and the ability to provide a distortion-free picture even on curved surfaces. This means y......

 2018-07-18 10:30 

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The Morning After: VAR and Roborace...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.You've made it to the middle of the week. We have just enough time to discuss the future of Nest and how VAR impacted the World Cup, along with a significant promise for the future of AI....

 2018-07-18 10:01 

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You can legally download 3D-printed gun designs next month...

3D gun printing advocate Defense Distributed has emerged triumphant in a legal battle to freely publish online blueprints that could allow users to manufacture firearms....

 2018-07-18 09:00 

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Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave diver a 'pedo guy'...

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has apologized to a British cave diver for calling him a "pedo guy" in a Twitter rant over the rescue of children trapped in a cave in Thailand. "My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untr...

 2018-07-18 08:32 

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Study links ADHD symptoms in teens to frequent gadget use...

Many people will tell you that teens' constant device use leaves them unable to focus, but is that actually the case? The answer is a giant "maybe." A newly published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has linked Attentio...

 2018-07-18 07:26 

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UK video streaming subscribers topple pay-TV for the first time...

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

 2018-07-18 06:04 

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Niantic snaps up Seismic Games to build new AR experiences...

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

 2018-07-18 04:38 

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'Black Friday: Revolution 1979' is coming to consoles starting July 31st...

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

 2018-07-18 04:01 

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DeepMind, Elon Musk and more pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons...

Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will "neither participate in nor suppo....

 2018-07-18 03:25 

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'World's largest' sports streamer makes US debut September 10th...

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

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