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Xiaomi's latest US-ready devices include an action cam

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:20
Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and has started selling four new products on Amazon (...

Giant 'Minecraft' graphics upgrade delayed to 2018

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:50
The Minecraft team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what's not happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper Graphics Pack and cross-platform Switch multiplayer to...

NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 20:10
NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), t...

Recommended Reading: The church of AI

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:30
Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence Mark Harris, Wired You may know Anthony Levandowski from being at the center of Waymo's lawsuit against Uber, but he's also the "Dean" or leader of a new religion of artificial intelligence. Wired...

Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:16
Tesla dropped an electric semi truck and a new Roadster at a recent event, but it apparently launched another product that didn't get any stage time. The automaker has released, of all things, an external battery pack (the Powerbank) with USB, microU...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:15
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We'll recap this week's news highlights (take another look at Tesla's new sports car) and check out notable stories from Friday.

Bloomberg: Verizon's new NFL streaming deal will stretch to TV

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:55
Since 2010, Verizon's wireless arm has had an arrangement for streaming NFL games to phones (and, after they became a thing, also tablets), but Bloomberg reports it will stretch to TVs soon. According to unnamed sources, both parties are close to a n...

Senators propose 'USA Liberty Act' to reauthorize NSA surveillance

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 04:28
The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What exactly to do about it has gone back and forth, but...

This week's tech titan 404s | Engadget Today

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:29
If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good portion that same day. To fix it, AT&T told users...

Try the new ‘Overwatch' hero during the game's free weekend

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:22
At Blizzcon earlier this month, the studio behind Overwatch announced a new playable character for the hero shooter: Moira, a healer with evasive and damage-dealing abilities. Last night, she became available to play on PC and consoles -- and wouldn'...

Los Angeles taps a shuttle service to get riders to Metro stops

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:40
Most people find a short walk to and from a public transportation stop pretty reasonable, but the further away that stop is from their home or their destination, the less convenient it becomes. Well the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation...

Google’s latest VR series takes you to the set of ‘Austin City Limits’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:13
While Apple continues to expand its library of exclusive music documentaries, Google is now bringing a little music to its slate of VR series. Austin City Limits: Backstage takes you behind the scenes of the legendary music show and gives you backsta...

Tip your favorite Twitch streamer with PayPal

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:47
If you want to tip your favorite Twitch streamer, you need to use Bits. The video game-centric streaming service just recently added the tipping system of "cheering" with Bits to its mobile app in hopes that more folks would drop some cash. Now you c...

Dwyane Wade is the latest athlete to have a show on Facebook

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:20
Facebook's next pro athlete-centered show will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers' Dwyane Wade. The five-part series will premiere on November 20th and will show what keeps Wade busy when he's off the court. BackCourt Wade follows the three-time NBA cha...

Garmin and Samsung wearables could earn you health care savings

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:51
Wearable devices for health and fitness aren't anything new, of course, but insurance companies aren't really known for their fast response to tech trends. That may be changing, though, as big companies like Aetna and John Hancock have started offeri...

Germany bans children’s smartwatches over privacy concerns

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:24
Germany's telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids' smartwatches, the BBC reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they already own. The agency appears to be taking particular issu...

Digital democracy's steep decline

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:00
We thought the internet was going to be great for equality, freedom, and maybe even human rights, but now we're not so sure. Turns out, the internet is great for propaganda. And totally unraveling democracy. If only the people who invented and run e...

Dave Chappelle’s third Netflix special will premiere December 31st

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:43
Dave Chappelle's third Netflix special, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, will debut on the streaming service December 31st, Variety reports. It's the first comedy special Chappelle has made exclusively for Netflix. Last year, the service announced that th...

Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:21
Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don't have to... if you have a Pixel 2. Android Police has discovered that you can...

The best Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo or speakers

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:00
By R. Matthew Ward This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full ar...

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