» The first 'Super Pumped' trailer is here to dramatize Uber's reckless ascendance
28/01/22 04:45 from Engadget
Uber's rise to prominence might have been difficult to believe even as fiction, had it not been documented at every turn by ever-more concerning reports of overreach. The quasi-legal taxi business (that likely still misclassifies an ...

» Moderna begins early-stage trials of mRNA-based HIV vaccine
28/01/22 01:56 from Engadget
Moderna has begun early-stage clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine, the company announced this week . On Thursday, it administered the first doses of a shot it co-developed with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to volunteers a...

» Apple brought in a record-breaking $123.9 billion in revenue, despite supply constraints
28/01/22 01:29 from Engadget
It's been a great quarter for Apple. The company just dropped its earnings repor t for the first quarter of 2022 (which for Apple ended December 25, 2021), and it's broken revenue records all across the board. Not only is its ove...

» Democratic lawmakers press crypto mining companies over energy consumption concerns
28/01/22 00:24 from Engadget
A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachuttes has asked six crypto mining companies, including Riot Blockchain, to answer questions about the impact of their operations on the environment and cost of ele...

» Social media scammers stole at least $770 million in 2021
28/01/22 00:00 from Engadget
The last year has been a boon for social media scammers, according to a new report from the FTC. The agency says more than 95,000 people lost $770 million to scammers who found them via social media platforms in 2021. That’s more than do...

» iOS 15.4 beta supports Face ID while wearing a mask
27/01/22 23:37 from Engadget
Just a few days after rolling out iOS 15.3, Apple has released the latest iOS developer beta. Among the new features is one that'll come in very handy for unlocking your iPhone while you're out and about in the current climate. T...

» 'Death Stranding Director's Cut' arrives March 30th on PC
27/01/22 23:10 from Engadget
Two and a half years after Death Stranding , the genre-bending action adventure (and spiritual successor to Paperboy) from acclaimed director Hideo Kojima , hit Playstations and PCs the world over, the most definitive version of the game...

» Ubisoft will shut down 'Hyper Scape' on April 28th
27/01/22 22:45 from Engadget
Ubisoft is discontinuing development on Hyper Scape . On Thursday, the company announced it will shut down the game on April 28th. “We set out to create a vertical, close-quarters and fast-paced shooter experience and we are extremely gr...

» Microsoft will stop billing dormant Game Pass members... in two years
27/01/22 22:26 from Engadget
It's all too easy for some folks to sign up for a service, pay a subscription fee every month and forget all about it. With that in mind, Microsoft is tackling the issue of inactive Game Pass memberships. As part of broader changes t...

» ‘TikTok, Boom’ tries and fails to do the most
27/01/22 22:00 from Engadget
Near the end of TikTok, Boom , content creator and beatboxer Spencer X chokes up. “TikTok has really changed my entire life,” he says while fighting back tears. He’s one of a few influencers profiled in the 90-minute documentary, which p...

» The Organelle S is a more affordable take on Critter & Guitari's distinctive music computer
27/01/22 21:35 from Engadget
Since 2016, Critter and Guitari's Organelle line has been one of the most unique ways to create music. What looks like a simple keyboard is actually a computer powered by a Raspberry Pi module and Pure Data, a visual programming lang...

» Warner Music Group is building a 'musical theme park' in the metaverse
27/01/22 20:49 from Engadget
Perhaps taking inspiration from blockbuster music experiences in Fortnite , Warner Music Group is creating a performance venue in the metaverse . It's teaming up with The Sandbox to create a "hybrid of musical theme park and con...

» FCC proposes mandatory labels that clearly explain broadband services
27/01/22 20:43 from Engadget
The FCC's voluntary broadband labels might not be quite so voluntary in the future. The FCC has proposed rules requiring point-of-sale labels that clearly illustrate what you'll get when you sign up with an internet service provi...

» Shure Aonic 40 review: Decent ANC headphones with impressive battery life
27/01/22 20:30 from Engadget
Mid-range headphones are typically an exercise in compromise. In order to reduce prices, companies usually omit a few premium features or opt for cheaper materials. Sometimes there are sacrifices to sound quality or active noise cancella...

» Peacock has 9 million subscribers
27/01/22 20:17 from Engadget
NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service ended last year with 9 million paid subscribers. Comcast, the streamer’s parent company, shared the milestone during its Q4 2021 earnings call . The announcement marks the first time either compan...

» Peacock has 9 million paid subscribers
27/01/22 20:17 from Engadget
NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service ended last year with 9 million paid subscriptions. Comcast, the streamer’s parent company, shared the milestone during its Q4 2021 earnings call . The announcement marks the first time either comp...

» Facebook plays catch-up with new features for Messenger encrypted chats
27/01/22 20:00 from Engadget
End-to-end encrypted Facebook Messenger chats have long been held back by a lack of features, but that might not be a problem for much longer. Meta is rolling out a large Messenger update that brings many of the service's features to...

» NASA hopes to speed up mission scheduling with help from Microsoft's Quantum division
27/01/22 20:00 from Engadget
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is partnering with Microsoft’s Azure Quantum team to explore how it can communicate more efficiently with spacecraft. Compared to some of the hurdles the agency has overcome to put missions like Persevera...

» Wyze will discontinue its first camera on February 1st
27/01/22 19:24 from Engadget
Almost five years since it released its first security camera, Wyze is putting the device out to pasture. The company says it will retire Wyze Cam v1 on February 1st, because the camera is unable to support a required security update. Wy...

» The 2020 iPad Air is on sale for $539 right now
27/01/22 19:17 from Engadget
If you missed the sale earlier this month , you have another chance to get $60 off Apple's 2020 iPad Air . At the time of writing this, the green , silver and blue models are down to $539, which is 10 percent off and one of the best ...

» Strange Milky Way object sends radio bursts a minute at a time
27/01/22 18:56 from Engadget
Astronomers are still finding strange objects that defy expectations. According to BBC News , researchers from the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research ( ICRAR ) have discovered a strange spinni...

» 7 Free Websites Every Content Creator Needs to Know
27/01/22 18:19 from TechCrunch
Do you have the desire to become a content creator, but not have the money to start? Here are 7 free websites every content creator needs to know. 1.Exploding Topics (Trending Topics) (Photo Credit:- Exploding Topics) If you're a content...

» College sim 'Two Point Campus' arrives on May 17th
27/01/22 18:00 from Engadget
Two Point Campus , Sega and Two Point Studios' follow up to Two Point Hospital , will arrive on May 17th. The quirky college life simulator is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. Xbox Game Pass and ...

» Dark web news site owner sentenced for role in $8.4 million kickback scheme
27/01/22 17:19 from Engadget
It's not just the dark web marketplace operators who face the law — sometimes it's the people who facilitate access to those marketplaces. Israeli national and Brazil resident Tal Prihar has been sentenced to eight years in priso...

» California governor details $10 billion plan to boost electric vehicle adoption
27/01/22 16:25 from Engadget
Back in 2020, California governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that will ban the sales of new gasoline and diesel vehicles in the state by 2035. While California already represents half the EV market in the US, the state's ...

» The 'Mortal Kombat' movie is getting a sequel
27/01/22 15:50 from Engadget
Warner Bros. and New Line are creating a sequel to the Mortal Kombat film with Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater onboard, Deadline has reported. It will follow up the original R-rated film that did decent box office numbers ($83 million w...

» The Morning After: NVIDIA’s RTX 3050 GPU has landed
27/01/22 15:15 from Engadget
Graphics cards are fetching prices normally reserved for limited-run sneakers — even what you might have paid for the rest of your PC. Beyond gamers and power users, cryptocurrency mining has meant unprecedented demand. Coupled with a gl...

» Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance confirms plans to build 35 new EVs by 2030
27/01/22 14:34 from Engadget
The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has announced plans to spend $25.8 billion (€23 billion) with the aim of having 35 EVs by 2030. As part of that, the group will develop five new platforms shared across brands with 80 percent common...

» Apple will reportedly allow iPhones to accept contactless payments
27/01/22 13:15 from Engadget
Small businesses might soon be able to accept payments using their iPhones without the need for extra hardware. According to Bloomberg , Apple could start rolling out the feature through a software update in the next few months, perhaps ...

» Anti-work subreddit temporarily goes private after awkward Fox News interview
27/01/22 12:32 from Engadget
The r/antiwork subreddit forum has temporarily gone private following a rough interview between Fox News personality Jesse Watters and one of the subreddit's moderators, Mashable reported. Other mods said they're dealing with &qu...

» TikTok will add PSAs to Holocaust-related content
27/01/22 11:00 from Engadget
TikTok is adding PSAs and informational resources about the Holocaust in an effort to combat antisemitism in its app. With the changes, TikTok will link to aboutholocaust.org when users search for Holocaust-related content. Holocaust-rel...

» Samsung posts record revenue but reveals profit decline for Q4 2021
27/01/22 09:11 from Engadget
Samsung's consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 reached 76.57 trillion Korean won (US$63.7 billion), the tech giant has revealed in its latest earnings report . That's a quarterly record high for the company, which ...

» Amazon workers in Staten Island reach union vote threshold
27/01/22 04:01 from Engadget
Workers at JFK8, an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Staten Island, New York, have reportedly collected enough signatures to proceed with a union election vote. A National Labor Relations Board spokesperson, speaking to Reuters , confirmed t...

» One of Amazon's seller programs has been found to be unlawful
27/01/22 03:12 from Engadget
Following an investigation into its Sold By Amazon program, Amazon has agreed to pay the office of Washington State’s attorney general office $2.25 million and provide annual updates on its compliance with antitrust laws. Available betwe...

» Tesla kept its record 2021 profits rolling right through Q4
27/01/22 01:15 from Engadget
Following a profitable — and, ahem, notable — 2021, Tesla remains at the forefront of EV production in America as we enter the new year. With deliveries up nearly 90 percent over 2020’s figures, Tesla achieved “the highest quarterly oper...

» Spotify will remove Neil Young music following Joe Rogan dispute
27/01/22 00:35 from Engadget
Spotify already has an answer to Neil Young's ultimatum following outrage over allegations Joe Rogan is spreading COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. As The Wall Street Journal reports , Spotify is in the midst of removing Young's m...

» Disney+ will expand to 42 countries this summer
27/01/22 00:30 from Engadget
Disney+ will come to more parts of the world this summer. On Wednesday, Disney announced the streaming service will expand to 42 additional countries and 11 new territories in the second half of the year. The full list is below, but some...

» YouTube bans Fox News host Dan Bongino for evading suspension
27/01/22 00:14 from Engadget
Fox News host Dan Bongino is no longer welcome on YouTube. The company confirmed to The Hill that Bongino is now permanently banned from its video platform, after he attempted to evade a prior suspension related to COVID-19 misinformatio...

» ID.me says it uses more powerful facial recognition than previously claimed
26/01/22 23:50 from Engadget
The CEO of ID.me, a service used by dozens of states to verify unemployment benefits claimants as well as several federal agencies, has walked back previous claims that the company does not use a more powerful method of facial recognitio...

» Discord is recovering from a brief but widespread outage
26/01/22 23:39 from Engadget
A recent and "widespread" API outage had left Discord unusable for some people for part of the day. After reports of the problem started to surface online, Discord began investigating at approximately 2:49PM ET. Minutes later, ...

» Reddit tests NFT user profile pictures, just like Twitter
26/01/22 23:23 from Engadget
If you loved/hated Twitter's new NFT user profile pictures , get ready to feel excited/ambivalent about Reddit's offering. TechCrunch reports that Reddit is now testing an NFT profile picture implementation, though it's uncle...

» Apple rolls out iOS 15.3 and macOS 12.2 to fix a major Safari exploit
26/01/22 22:35 from Engadget
It's a big day for security updates in Apple-land. The company has rolled out software fixes for just about all of its platforms, including iOS 15.3 and macOS 12.2, 9to5Mac reports . Notably, they fix the Safari vulnerability that co...

» Boom will build a supersonic jet factory in North Carolina
26/01/22 22:25 from Engadget
Transporation startup Boom is one step closer to bringing back supersonic passenger flight. On Wednesday, the company announced plans to build a manufacturing facility at Piedmont Triad International Airport in North Carolina. Once compl...

» White House tells agencies to adopt the 'Zero Trust' security model
26/01/22 21:51 from Engadget
The White House wants the government to adopt a security model called Zero Trust within the next two years. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a finalized federal strategy that lays out the initial details of the shift. I...

» Valve's Steam Deck will go on sale February 25th
26/01/22 21:39 from Engadget
Following a two-month delay , Valve's Steam Deck will launch on February 25th. In a blog post the company published on Monday, Valve said it would open orders to the first batch of reservation holders that day. Those customers will h...

» Crytek confirms a new Crysis game is in development
26/01/22 20:12 from Engadget
It’s been almost 15 years since the original Crysis brought even the most powerful PCs to their knees, and close to a decade since the last brand new installment in the franchise. And while there’s no planned release date just yet, today...

» An 'Unpacking' clone topped the App Store charts before it was pulled
26/01/22 20:03 from Engadget
Unpacking is a lovely, relaxing puzzle game made by a small team. It's beautifully designed and manages to tell a compelling story with very little text. Unfortunately, its core mechanic — unpacking boxes and placing items in a new h...

» Apple marks Black History Month with a 'Black Unity' Watch strap
26/01/22 19:16 from Engadget
Apple is honoring Black History Month once again, and that includes a special treat for Watch owners . The company has released a special edition $99 Black Unity Braided Solo Loop that weaves the Pan-African flag's colors into the st...

» Apple marks Black History Month with a 'Black Unity' watch strap
26/01/22 19:16 from Engadget
Apple is honoring Black History Month once again, and that includes a special treat for Watch owners . The company has released a special edition $99 Black Unity Braided Solo Loop that weaves the Pan-African flag's colors into the st...

» Huawei is releasing the P50 Pro and Pocket outside China, but not in the US
26/01/22 18:46 from Engadget
Huawei is set to start selling the P50 Pro and foldable P50 Pocket smartphones it announced last year outside of China. The flagship Pro device costs €1,199 and the P50 Pocket starts at €1,299. Those convert to around $1,353 and $1,466 r...

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