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 2018-12-11 02:12 

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What's on TV: 'Below,' 'Roma' and 'Sabrina' holiday special...

After dropping slew of holiday-related material last week including a new Neo Yokio flick, Netflix has its Sabrina special this week as well as Alfonso Cuarón's (Gravity) new movie Roma. For gamers, the long-awaited indie title Below is bring.....

 2018-12-11 00:59 

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House committee says Equifax data breach was 'entirely preventable'...

Congress clearly didn't buy Equifax's attempt to pin its massive data breach on one lone technician. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a staff report declaring that the breach was "entirely preventable" and t...

 2018-12-10 23:54 

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Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary debuts January 18th...

Fyre Festival was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade," but as we all know, it actually turned out to be a massive disaster that was far from the luxurious, celebrity-filled event it was advertised to be. A lot as gone down since it a...

 2018-12-10 22:52 

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YouTube bans the founder of far-right group the Proud Boys...

The Proud Boys have lost another online platform, though this time it's not for the far-right group's hate speech and support for violence. YouTube has terminated Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes' account following "multiple third-party cl...

 2018-12-10 21:19 

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Amazon adds location-specific reminders and routines to Alexa...

Alexa isn't just for at home anymore. Thanks to an update from Amazon, Alexa devices can perform time- and location-based routines and reminders, triggered at a given time or when you enter for leave a specific area. The update, which includes some f....

 2018-12-10 20:47 

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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid...

It didn't take long for NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to glean valuable insights from the asteroid Bennu. The vessel has helped scientists discover water trapped inside Bennu's clays thanks to its two spectrometers, which spotted the hydroxyls ...

 2018-12-10 20:13 

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More people get their news from social media than newspapers...

For the first time since the Pew Research Center began tracking how adults in the US get their news, social media has edged out print newspapers. In a survey conducted earlier this year, 20 percent of adults said they often get news via social media......

 2018-12-10 19:53 

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Lotus' first electric car might be a 1,000HP monster...

Lotus won't be the first British car manufacturer to go electric, but it might make waves when it does. Autocar sources claim Lotus' first EV will be a 1,000BHP (about 1,013HP) hypercar costing about £2 million, or roughly $2.5 million. It&#...

 2018-12-10 18:56 

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Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan...

It's notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan -- this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They'...

 2018-12-10 18:30 

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Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages...

You no longer have to strike up a live conversation if you want voice chats on Instagram -- the social network has launched walkie-talkie style voice messaging feature for direct messages. If you want to speak your mind, you only have to hold down a......

 2018-12-10 18:23 

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'Monster Hunter World: Icebourne' expansion arrives fall 2019...

There's about to be a whole lot more to explore in Monster Hunter: World. Capcom announced today that a new expansion called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be making its way to consoles in fall 2019. The massive update will include new locales,.....

 2018-12-10 17:54 

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Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users...

Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned....

 2018-12-10 17:33 

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GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of China...

China and the US may have declared a tariff truce (however tentative), but GoPro isn't taking any chances. It's moving "most" of its US-bound action camera production out of China by summer 2019 to reduce the effect of any potential tariff...

 2018-12-10 17:12 

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8BitDo adapter adds wireless controller support to PlayStation Classic...

The PlayStation Classic, Sony's retro console that includes 20 PS1 games, arrived last week, and for those of us who prefer to play a little further away from the TV than wired controllers allow, a solution is on the way. Later this month, 8BitDo is.....

 2018-12-10 17:00 

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The best books, movies and graphic novels to give as gifts...

It's cold outside! Which makes the holidays the ideal time to give the gift of indoor entertainment. We've curated a breadth of books, movies and music in our holiday gift guide to curl up to, all of them staff favorites. On the list you'll fi...

 2018-12-10 16:37 

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John Romero gifts 'Doom' 18 new levels for its 25th birthday...

Ready to feel ancient? The original Doom is 25 years old -- and co-creator John Romero wants to make sure you know it. He's preparing an add-on for the 1993 game, Sigil, that serves as a "spiritual successor" to the classic shooter's fourt...

 2018-12-10 16:09 

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Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations...

Earlier this year, Google redesigned Maps to add a bunch of features, including personalized suggestions based on your tastes and interests. Now, that feature will be more broadly available as Google is bringing the For You tab to iOS in more than 40......

 2018-12-10 15:34 

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NASA's Voyager 2 probe has entered interstellar space...

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has exited the heliosphere -- the plasma bubble created by the sun that encompasses most of our solar system -- and entered interstellar space, making it the second human-made object to do so. Voyager 1 hit this milestone.....

 2018-12-10 14:54 

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China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales...

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and man......

 2018-12-10 14:15 

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Microsoft's new Edge browser will support Chrome extensions...

Microsoft's upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser will support Chrome's vast collection of extensions. The software's project manager, Kyle Alden, revealed the answer to the question on everyone's lips on the Windows 10 subreddit, reports T...

 2018-12-10 13:31 

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50 years ago, 'the mother of all demos' foretold our tech future...

Innovation usually happens in slow, measured steps over many years, but a demo in 1968 transformed the world of personal computers in just 90 minutes. In a presentation dubbed "the mother of all demos," Douglas Engelbart showed off technology that...

 2018-12-10 12:48 

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Samsung to develop real products with a fake Supreme...

The Chinese launch event for Samsung's Galaxy A8s had a little surprise for fashion-conscious locals, as the company announced that it was partnering with Supreme. Samsung China's Feng En even invited executives from the popular fashion brand on s...

 2018-12-10 12:10 

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Elon Musk says the SEC can't stop him from tweeting what he wants...

Elon Musk says nobody censors his Twitter in the wake of his settlement with the SEC. As part of that deal over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private, the entrepreneur agreed to step down as chairman and establish "add....

 2018-12-10 11:30 

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The Morning After: Notch alternatives are getting interesting...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Netflix kept the pressure on this weekend with some new trailers -- don't miss the Stranger Things season three episode titles -- and the all-screen phone trend could go in a couple of new directions with Honor......

 2018-12-10 11:00 

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Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado...

There's something ever so satisfying about milling around in your PJs at home when you need to wrap up like a mummy to set foot outside. But making repeated trips to the thermostat and fiddling around with the timer isn't quite so enjoyable. This ...

 2018-12-10 09:36 

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Netflix's star-studded 'Triple Frontier' arrives in March 2019...

Netflix has unveiled a trailer and release date for Triple Frontier, a new cartel thriller with an impressive cast. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Son's of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal, the film follows a team of ex-US Special For...

 2018-12-10 07:00 

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Honor View 20 will also feature a punch-hole all-screen design...

With Huawei and Samsung already prepping all-screen smartphones with a circular front camera cutout, other companies are bound to join this notch-free party. The latest brand to tease a "hole-screen"; device is none other than Huawei's awkwardl...

 2018-12-10 04:50 

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Essential buys the company behind Newton Mail...

The Newton Mail subscription service might be dead, but its owner just found an unusual lifeline. Essential has acquired Newton developer CloudMagic for an unspecified amount. The phone maker didn't say just what it would do with its new purchase,......

 2018-12-10 03:08 

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StarVR puts its developer headsets on hold amid financial woes...

StarVR's headset plans are facing a serious setback. The company has confirmed to UploadVR that it's putting its StarVR One developer program "on hold" a month after starting sign-ups due to both problems with its "key overseas shareho...

 2018-12-10 01:40 

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Tesla tests Autopilot navigation for traffic lights and roundabouts...

Tesla has teased that Navigate on Autopilot will gradually handle more and more driving responsibilities, but those aren't just fanciful long-term plans -- they're very much on the roadmap for the near future. In the midst of a public pitch for Na...

 2018-12-10 00:07 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 rumor hints at a corner notch...

Samsung's prototype 5G phone might be more indicative of the Galaxy S10's design than first thought. An image posted by a Vietnamese Facebook user purports to show an S10 Plus prototype (indicated by the "Beyond 2" codename) with a heavily...

 2018-12-09 22:36 

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Google's Mountain View development plans include affordable housing...

Google is still tweaking its Mountain View expansion plans, and the public just got a clearer glimpse of what those changes could entail. The city has published a Google development proposal for the North Bayshore area that would at least partially......

 2018-12-09 21:04 

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Google's rumored Pixel 3 'Lite' XL might ditch the notch...

There's been talk (and apparent leaks) of a mid-range Pixel 3 variant, but what about an equivalent to the larger Pixel 3 XL? That might be coming too. OnLeaks and 91mobiles claim to have details of a Pixel 3 'Lite' XL (just a placeholder name...

 2018-12-09 19:35 

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar despite genocide reports...

Unfortunately, social network leaders still appear to be tone deaf regarding Myanmar's reported atrocities. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey posted a series of tweets encouraging followers to visit Myanmar after he'd been there for a birthday meditation ...

 2018-12-09 18:02 

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Netflix superhero show 'The Umbrella Academy' debuts February 15th...

Netflix has finally taken the wraps off its adaptation of the Dark Horse comic The Umbrella Academy. The streaming service has posted a teaser trailer that both confirms the series' February 15th premiere date and offers a glimpse into its take on G.....

 2018-12-09 16:30 

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After Math: Hope for the Holidays...

While Christmas decorations have already been festooned throughout big box retailers since the start of November, the holiday season is finally in full swing now that Thanksgiving is over. As such, industry and government both are gearing up to celeb......

 2018-12-09 15:00 

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The best plug-in smart outlet...

By Rachel CericolaThis 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 plug-in smart outlet guide here.......

 2018-12-09 13:28 

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'Street Fighter V' will display in-game ads starting December 11th...

Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they're infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th to promote its purchasable bundles, cos...

 2018-12-09 07:41 

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Google's Android file manager now supports USB drives...

Files by Google (formerly Files Go) is helpful if you want an official means of managing the files on your Android phone, but there's been an obvious limitation: you couldn't move files to physical storage beyond the phone itself. You won't ha...

 2018-12-09 04:09 

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Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers...

Californians now have access to some of the fastest electric vehicle chargers on the planet... even if people can't really use those chargers yet. VW's Electrify America has installed California's first publicly available 350kW EV chargers at ...

 2018-12-09 02:37 

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'H1Z1' developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts...

Unfortunately, Telltale's effective closure wasn't the end of tough times for the game industry. H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that it's laying off staff as it's "optimizing [its] structure" for t...

 2018-12-09 01:08 

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'Anthem' demo will be open to everyone on February 1st...

No, you won't have to plunk down some cash to play the Anthem demo before the game's February 22nd debut. BioWare and EA have announced that the sneak peek on February 1st through February 3rd is an open demo that will be accessible to anyone on P...

 2018-12-08 23:35 

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Google winds down support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich...

If you're still hanging on to a phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to budget for an upgrade. Google has warned developers that it's deprecating support for Ice Cream Sandwich in upcoming versions of Play Services, the fra...

 2018-12-08 22:02 

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Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments...

The scrutiny over fake net neutrality comments appears to be intensifying. Sources talking to BuzzFeed News said the Justice Department is investigating whether or not there were crimes when people posted millions of bogus comments on the FCC's net n....

 2018-12-08 20:29 

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Apple releases its first Beddit sleep monitoring device...

Apple hasn't ditched, killed or forgotten Beddit. The tech giant has finally released the first Beddit sleep monitoring device since it purchased the company in early 2017, and it's now available for purchase from its website. Just like the compan...

 2018-12-08 19:02 

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China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown...

China's freeze on game approvals is winding down, although gamers and developers might not like what the thaw entails. The country has revealed the existence of an Online Game Ethics Committee that will screen games to ensure they're "healthy ...

 2018-12-08 17:30 

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Hitting the books: Will Computers Revolt?...

Welcome, dear readers, to the first iteration of Engadget's newest series, Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting,...

 2018-12-08 16:01 

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Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO...

On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some "people familiar with its plans" said the same to the Wall Street Journal about ride-hailing rival Uber. According to the Ne...

 2018-12-08 14:30 

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What's the best vacuum for pet hair?...

By Tim HeffernanThis 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 pet hair vacuum guide here.As an......

 2018-12-08 14:10 

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The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! Along with the usual highlights from this week, we have some space exploration highlights, including your first chance to hear the wind on Mars. Also, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Com......

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