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Opener is the latest startup to reveal plans for a personal aircraft

The race to build a flying car has just become more crowded. This week, the Canadian company Opener revealed its new vehicle, called BlackFly. The one-person aircraft can travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 miles per hour. Because the operations...

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘ beta tests begin August 3rd

You dont have too long to wait to see how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fares as a multiplayer-only game. Activision and Treyarch have outlined the schedule for beta tests, and its clear that some gamers will have better access than others. The first...

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Recommended Reading: Microsoft bets big on a smaller Surface

Surface Go is Microsofts big bet on a tiny-computer future Lauren Goode, Wired Microsoft debuted its much-rumored smaller Surface device this week, hoping to tempt the Windows faithful with a compact 399 option. Wired has a detailed look at the...

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Ask Engadget: What laptop specs should I look for if I use a monitor?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, weve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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Even the World Cup couldn‘t escape the ‘Fortnite‘ fever

Now that England is out of the 2018 World Cup, theres one thing were really going to miss about its team: The goal celebrations from midfielders Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard. While professional athletes creatively expressing themselves after scoring...

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Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts....

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Did a single typo screw up the AI in ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines‘?

In case you need help selecting an old game to spend the weekend with, it might be a good time to revisit 2013s Aliens: Colonial Marines. In a one-star review written when it was released, Xav de Matos called out the games AI as a problem and said:...

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iFixit finds a ‘cover-up‘ inside new MacBook Pro keyboards

While weve been all over the outside of Apples newest MacBook Pro lineup, iFixit has, as usual, decided to look underneath the hood and find out whats changed from previous models. While it has not published a full teardown report yet, the repair...

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China busts World Cup gambling ring pulling 1.5 billion in crypto bets

Officials in China have busted a World Cup gambling ring that took in over 10 billion yuan (nearly 1.5 billion) in cryptocurrency bets, reports the South China Morning Post. Six individuals allegedly connected to a dark web-based crime syndicate hav...

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Joss Whedon returns to TV with HBO‘s sci-fi drama, ‘The Nevers‘

Joss Whedons next show has been ordered by HBO, which reportedly beat out other bidders including Netflix, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Nevers is a science fiction drama about a group of Victorian women with unusual abilities who have to fight en...

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Google Fiber could get a jolt from FCC utility pole policy

Google Fiber could get serious help from a new rule (PDF) the FCC is set to pass that would give individual companies access to poles across the US. Currently, independent bodies -- like, say, a new internet provider -- who want to add their lines to...

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Joss Wheedon returns to TV with HBO‘s sci-fi drama, ‘The Nevers‘

Joss Whedons next show has been ordered by HBO, which reportedly beat out other bidders including Netflix, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Nevers is a science fiction drama about a group of Victorian women with unusual abilities who have to fight en...

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Facebook‘s approach to fighting fake news is half-hearted

Earlier this week, Facebook hosted a group of reporters (myself included) at its NYC office for a Qamp;A session about its efforts to fight fake news. The event, led by Head of News Feed John Hegeman and News Feed product specialist Sara Su, began w...

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Major League Baseball is going crypto

By Daniel Roberts Later this summer, Major League Baseball digital collectibles are coming to the Ethereum blockchain. Lucid Sight, a blockchain gaming company, is launching MLB Crypto Baseball, through a licensing deal with MLB. Baseball fans migh...

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Mixed reality art is lost in the madness of Times Square

I stood under the blistering hot sun as my phone grew warmer by the second. It was so hot I could barely hold onto it. Unfortunately, my phone was crucial to the Times Square art installation I was there to cover. Unmoored is a mixed-reality and augm...

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MacBook Pro 2018 hands-on: Quieter keyboard, ‘Hey Siri‘ and True Tone

Apple unveiled some refreshed MacBook Pros this week, and I promised wed be getting a unit to review ASAP. Sure enough, look what arrived in the mail today: a shiny, new 13-inch Mac. As you can see, the exterior design is the same as the previous-ge...

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Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate smart TV data collection

Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the FTC this week requesting that the agency open an investigation into how smart TVs collect consumer viewing data and whether manufacturers disclose that practice adequate...

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Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news

This week, we learned in concrete terms that Facebook, like the Trump administration, has no bottom when it comes to hypocrisy and catering to neo-fascist conservatives. The hole has since been dug so deep by the company that its usual tactic of trad...

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Instacart gets grocery delivery help from Postmates at busy times

What do you do if your internet-based grocery delivery service is straining to keep up with demand at its busiest periods? Why, ask another delivery service for help, of course. Instacart is launching a pilot program in San Francisco that will have...

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Uber is reportedly testing continuous background checks for drivers

Background checks have been a problem for ride sharing companies for quite some time. Colorado fined Uber 8.9 million for hiring drivers with criminal records, while more than 8,000 Lyft and Uber drivers failed a Massachusetts background check last...

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No one needs this 279 vibrating face puck

Ill admit it: Any combination of tech and skincare gets me super excited, and I was stoked to try out the Foreo UFO. Its a puck that heats up, vibrates and glows to enhance the traditional facial-sheet-mask experience, and it can be controlled via...

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US lifts ZTE export ban

ZTE has another chance at redemption. The US Commerce Department has lifted the export ban on the Chinese mobile giant now that it has met all the terms required to get a full reprieve. Officials confirmed that ZTE had put 400 million in escrow on...

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Audi‘s latest infotainment system is a smarter driving companion

Does the glass move or is the haptic feedback tricking my brain? Sometimes you have to ask dumb questions. I was 99 percent sure Audis updated MMI infotainment system was creating the illusion that the display moved when I pressed it. But, you ha...

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Microsoft calls on Congress to regulate facial recognition

In a blog post today, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for Congress to begin considering regulation of facial recognition technology, calling it the technology of the moment and noting its broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse....

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