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 2018-09-22 00:45 

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'Overwatch' tests new colorblind options and tweaked Torbjrn...

Ever since Overwatch debuted, Blizzard has continued to poke and prod at the game by adding heroes, game modes, maps and making tweaks to existing content to keep players interested. With a game that functions as a funnel toward its professional espo......

 2018-09-21 23:29 

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'Fortnite' will add more audio cues to help you hunt rivals...

Play enough Fortnite and you'll know that audio cues can make all the difference -- footsteps are your cue to get ready for a fight (or, let's be honest, run for the hills). To that end, Epic has offered a sneak peek at the development and testing...

 2018-09-21 22:51 

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OnePlus rolls out its version of Android Pie...

OnePlus isn't wasting too much time in bringing its version of Android Pie to its phones. A little over a month after Google released the OS, OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS 9.0, which includes Pie features such as gesture navigation, adaptive batter....

 2018-09-21 22:03 

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NYT lawsuit accuses FCC of withholding evidence of Russian meddling...

Are you frustrated that the FCC has been reluctant to cooperate with investigations into fake anti-net neutrality comments? So is the New York Times. The newspaper has sued the FCC after the regulator repeatedly refused to provide server logs for its......

 2018-09-21 21:31 

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Instagram says it's not working on a regram feature...

Rumors of an Instagram regram function have circulated a number of times, and they were renewed this week when The Verge reported that the company was working on a reshare feature. But while Instagram initially told the site that it had no comment ab......

 2018-09-21 20:59 

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Streaming accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue in the US...

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released music industry revenue statistics for the first half of 2018 in the US, and on average, revenue growth has slowed. While overall revenue was up 10 percent compared to the same time las......

 2018-09-21 20:32 

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'Walking Dead' studio Telltale lays off most of its staff...

Telltale Games, the studio behind titles such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, has laid off most of its staff, according to multiple reports. Engadget has contacted the company for confirmation....

 2018-09-21 20:04 

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Google tests see-through mode, better motion tracking for Daydream...

Google has introduced some new experimental features for developers working with the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the standalone Daydream headset released earlier this year. First up is see-through mode, a setting that lets the user see the real space around......

 2018-09-21 19:46 

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Lockly's smart locks promise better security through algorithms...

Lockly thinks it has what it takes to stand out in the nascent smart lock market. Its latest model, the Secure Plus, uses a 3D fingerprint sensor combined with proprietary algorithm-based passcode tech which, together, supposedly makes the setup "vir....

 2018-09-21 19:17 

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Twitter bug sent some DMs to developers for over a year...

A bug in one of Twitter's APIs may have caused unauthorized developers to receive some users' direct messages and protected tweets. Twitter says it hasn't yet discovered evidence that a developer actually received such data, nor does it believ...

 2018-09-21 19:00 

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FCC's Ajit Pai labels California net neutrality law 'illegal'...

FCC head honcho, Ajit Pai, didn't mince words in comments regarding California's recent passing of a tough net neutrality bill. In his keynote speech for neoconservative policy organization Maine Heritage Policy Center, Pai called California's...

 2018-09-21 18:35 

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T-Mobile aims to lower broadband prices with its 5G service...

More and more companies are turning to at-home 5G service to fill in the gaps in availability of broadband internet. Now, T-Mobile has revealed details about its plans for at-home 5G service to the FCC, as was first spotted by Fierce Wireless....

 2018-09-21 18:12 

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PayPal is the latest company to ban InfoWars...

InfoWars has been issued another ban, this time from PayPal. The company notified InfoWars on Thursday that it would no longer process the site's store transactions, giving InfoWars 10 days to find a new processor. PayPal said the site had violated i....

 2018-09-21 17:51 

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Amazon's gadgets don't have to be pretty so long as they're cheap...

We've reached peak consumerism. At Amazon's event this week, it announced a whopping 70 new features and devices, including three new speakers, a revamped FireTV, an in-car dongle, an updated smart display and... a microwave. The company is squeez...

 2018-09-21 17:30 

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof...

When Apple introduced the iPhone X last year, it didn't just release a new phone — it presented a new vision of what iPhones should be. The fact that the X became Apple's top-selling model quarter after quarter was proof that people were em....

 2018-09-21 17:11 

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Samsung makes it easier to avoid Bixby on the Note 9...

Samsung's Bixby isn't exactly the most popular voice assistant, which is why some Galaxy Note 9 owners have been frustrated by the inclusion of a Bixby button on their handset. One tap would bring up the voice assistant, often by accident, and the...

 2018-09-21 16:49 

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Razer's new headset frees your beautiful face while streaming games...

If you're into streaming games on the likes of Twitch, YouTube or Mixer and you'd like to showcase more of your beautiful face to your viewers, Razer's Ifrit headset might be worth your consideration. Instead of bulky over-ear headphones (whic...

 2018-09-21 16:21 

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Apple snags Chris Evans for limited series 'Defending Jacob'...

Chris Evans is the latest star to join Apple's growing TV lineup. The actor, known for playing Captain America, will lead Defending Jacob, a limited series based on a 2012 novel by William Landay. The story centers on an attorney whose 14-year-old so....

 2018-09-21 16:00 

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How to clean earbuds and headphones...

By Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here.Everything we wear on......

 2018-09-21 15:40 

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3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan...

Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, a company currently involved in a legal battle over whether it can legally sell plans for 3D-printed guns, has been arrested in Taiwan, BuzzFeed News reports. Wilson was charged with sexual assault earlier t......

 2018-09-21 15:17 

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Facebook will no longer offer political candidates in-person support...

Facebook has apparently decided keep its distance from political candidates' campaigns going forward. According to Bloomberg and Reuters, the social network will no longer dispatch employees to serve as on-site support for nominees like it did for Pr....

 2018-09-21 15:00 

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How to buy a turntable...

So you want to start collecting vinyl. Great! Record sales have been steadily climbing, and in March, physical music outsold downloads for the first time in six years. You might've even started buying vinyl already to get in on the action. But given.....

 2018-09-21 14:34 

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iPhone XS teardown shows few changes aside from the battery...

You know it was only a matter of time before the people over at iFixit tore apart Apple's latest and greatest smartphones. For the first time, they took their screwdrivers and tools to two phones at once: the iPhone XS and the XS Max....

 2018-09-21 14:15 

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Sokpop is selling indie games like a magazine subscription...

There are many ways to buy a video game. You can snag a physical copy, peruse a digital store like Steam, or subscribe to massive Netflix-style services such as PlayStation Now and Xbox Games Pass. There's no shortage of options, but that hasn't s...

 2018-09-21 13:47 

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White House sanctions quicker response to foreign cyber attacks...

This week, the White House approved a new policy that allows the military to undertake actions that fall below the "use of force" threshold. This frees up military organizations to engage in more day-to-day "cyber operations" against forei...

 2018-09-21 13:30 

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If Amazon wants Alexa everywhere, it needs better language support...

I can't profess to fully understand all of the complexities of localizing services for various languages, nuances, accents and dialects -- let alone where voice recognition is concerned. However, with Amazon's Alexa ambitions ramping up after its ...

 2018-09-21 13:11 

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Inboard's new e-scooter packs swappable batteries...

Having raised $8 million and conquered Shark Tank, electric skateboard-maker Inboard Technology is now taking aim at Uber, Bird, and Lime with its first e-scooter, dubbed the "Glider". Touted as the "only scooter with a swappable battery,"...

 2018-09-21 12:20 

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Spotify taps DJ Semtex for hip-hop culture podcast...

Following in the footsteps of Zane Lowe and Ryan Newman, hip-hop aficionado DJ Semtex is the latest BBC Radio veteran to jump ship to a music streaming service. He'll be handling co-presenting duties alongside RCA's Parris O'Loughlin-Hoste on ...

 2018-09-21 11:35 

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Audible comes to the Apple Watch...

Apple's latest Watch Series 4 has enough power to free you from your phone, but apart from music, there aren't a ton of entertainment options. Now, Audible's audiobook app has come to the watchOS 5, letting you listen to books directly from yo...

 2018-09-21 10:49 

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The Morning After: Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave, iOS 12 reviewed...

The Alexa-powered Amazon microwave you didn't ask for is here. The company's big hardware splurge encompasses your car, your kitchen and even your walls. There's upgraded Echo devices, too, if that's what you were looking for. Meanwhile, A...

 2018-09-21 10:15 

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Four 'Star Trek: Discovery' shorts are coming to CBS All Access...

CBS All Access is getting a quartet of Star Trek: Discovery preludes to tide you over until the show's return in early 2019. Star Trek: Short Treks is comprised of four standalone episodes, described as "short stories", each focusing on a diff...

 2018-09-21 09:25 

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Skype chats are coming to Alexa devices...

Aside from all of the Alexa-connected hardware, there's one more big development coming for Amazon's technology: integration with Skype. Microsoft and Amazon said that voice and video calls via the service will come to Alexa devices (including Mic...

 2018-09-21 08:05 

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Facebook could launch its video chat devices this month...

Facebook will finally reveal its long-rumored video chat device called "Portal" next week, according to financial website Cheddar. A previous report by the same publication said the company was supposed to unveil the device during its annual F8 co...

 2018-09-21 05:57 

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Bing implements Google's fast-loading AMP tech...

If you're in the US and use Bing as your search engine on mobile, you might start coming across AMP's lightning bolt in the results page. While Microsoft already uses AMP in some of its apps, including Bing, it's only now that the search engin...

 2018-09-21 03:41 

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Jordan XXXIII adds lacing tech 'informed' by Nike's HyperAdapt...

Tonight Nike's Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan 33, and besides a design that harkens back to the Jordan III shoe from 1988, it includes technology relating to a more recent model. The "FastFit" tightening system that activates by tugging ...

 2018-09-21 02:24 

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Walmart turns to VR and Oculus Go for associates' training...

Walmart is harnessing the power of virtual reality to train over a million associates across the country. The big-box retailer will deploy 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to almost all of its 5,000 stores in an effort to provide its employees the caliber o......

 2018-09-21 01:03 

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Amazon's new Echo lineup targets Google, Apple and Sonos...

It wouldn't be an Amazon event without a slew of new Echo devices, and this time is no different. The company announced not one, not two, but seven new Echo products today at an event today in Seattle. Not only are there now new versions of the Echo.....

 2018-09-20 23:39 

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Jordan Peele will host CBS All Access' 'Twilight Zone' reboot...

We knew that CBS was working on a Twilight Zone reboot and that it was being produced by Jordan Peele. Now the company has released a short teaser that reveals Peele will also host and narrate the new series. The Twilight Zone will stream on CBS All......

 2018-09-20 22:56 

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Blizzard bans third-party 'Overwatch' stats apps...

Blizzard has declared that players are not allowed to use certain third-party Overwatch stat-tracking apps. The company said running software such as Visor and Pursuit while playing the game violates the End User License Agreement, and those who cont......

 2018-09-20 22:28 

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Tesla Model 3 receives a perfect safety rating from NHTSA...

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Tesla Model 3 five-star ratings in every single category. That includes the overall front, overall side, side barrier, side pole and rollover categories. The vehicle follows in......

 2018-09-20 21:55 

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Twitch is reportedly blocked in China...

Last month, Twitch became the third most popular free app on China's App Store as users wanting to watch the Asian Games flocked to the app. But now, Abacus reports, residents in China are finding that Twitch is no longer accessible and that the Twit....

 2018-09-20 21:40 

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For Amazon, better skills mean bigger ad revenue...

Amazon is improving its Alexa voice assistant with each new update, enabling more natural conversation patterns and upgrading the system's ability to understand complex or vague questions. All of this is great for people who are sick of screaming, ...

 2018-09-20 21:15 

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Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave is pretty unnecessary...

One of the most surprising announcements from today's Amazon event was a microwave oven, of all things. It's part of the AmazonBasics line of products, and you can use it for reheating food, making popcorn or, you know, using it for whatever a nor...

 2018-09-20 21:00 

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Here's every Alexa device Amazon announced today...

Amazon caused a few gasps at its Alexa event Thursday when it revealed it had 70 things to announce. If that sounds like a lot to take in, fret not -- not all of those were hardware announcements. We've rounded up all of the Alexa-infused products Am....

 2018-09-20 20:55 

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Huawei's new AirPod-like Freepods can wirelessly charge your phone...

Apple's stumbles with wireless charging could be Huawei's gain. The Chinese tech giant's upcoming Freebuds 2 Pro truly wireless earbuds look an awful lot like Apple's AirPods and in a twist, their battery case can supposedly charge the for...

 2018-09-20 20:30 

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Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a Crucial MX500 1TB SSD...

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 2018-09-20 20:02 

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Amazon's 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right...

When the original Echo Show debuted last year, plenty of people (including us) made fun of its chunky and bulky design. Well, Amazon must've taken those comments to heart, because the new Echo Show is decidedly much better looking. While the older Ec....

 2018-09-20 19:56 

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'Veronica Mars' reboot is coming to Hulu in 2019...

Rumors have been swirling that a Veronica Mars reboot is on the way and series lead Kristen Bell just confirmed it. She tweeted today that a new series is headed to Hulu, as are all of the back episodes. "Thank you to all the marshmallows for staying....

 2018-09-20 19:38 

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PlayStation Now users can download certain PS4 and PS2 games...

The biggest hindrance to Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service is lag. Because the game isn't stored locally, whatever device you're playing on has to send your button mashing back to Sony's servers to process the input and then feed it...

 2018-09-20 19:14 

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Google responds to lawmaker concerns over Gmail scanning...

In July, Senators John Thune (R-SD), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent Google a letter that sought information on Google's practice of allowing third-party app developers access to its users' emails. While Google stopped scanning Gma...

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