FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block Covid-19 scam robocalls

The US government's quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that gateway providers cut off COVID-19-related scam robocalls of overseas origin within 48 hours or else face "serious consequences." Other … | Continue reading


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Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation

With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft's product that has been at the center of online voice and video … | Continue reading


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Blackmagic's ATEM Mini Pro livestream switcher can broadcast without software

If you're devoted enough to livestreaming that you want the kind of features you'd expect from a TV studio, Blackmagic might have your back. It's releasing the ATEM Mini Pro, an enhanced version of the ATEM Mini switcher that's focused on the most elaborate streaming setups. Th … | Continue reading


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NASA successfully deploys the James Webb Telescope's enormous mirror

The huge mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope -- its successor to Hubble -- has been successfully tested for the first time, putting it one step closer to its eventual launch, which is slated for 2021. Like Hubble -- which has long outlived its original lifespan but is exp … | Continue reading


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China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet -- and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet protocol at the ITU, New IP, that theoret … | Continue reading


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'Star Trek: Voyager' gets an unofficial 4K remaster thanks to AI

As with Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager is unlikely to ever get an official high-resolution remaster. The effects were shot on video rather than added to film after the fact, making it much harder to upgrade the quality than it was for The Next Generation. However, an unoff … | Continue reading


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Court finds algorithm bias studies don't violate US anti-hacking law

Researchers should be free to look for bias in website algorithms in the future. A federal court in DC has ruled in a lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr that studies aimed at detecting discrimination in online algorithms don't violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. … | Continue reading


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NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to the Lunar Gateway

In the next few years, SpaceX will fly cargo to an orbit farther than where the ISS is. NASA has awarded the space agency with a contract to deliver critical cargo, scientific experiments and other supplies to the Lunar Gateway, which will serve as the staging point for missions … | Continue reading


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The use of phone location tracking to keep tabs on COVID-19 is becoming increasingly common, and the US appears to be no exception. Wall Street Journal sources say federal (via the CDC), state and local governments have been receiving location data from mobile ads to help plan t … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 7 days ago

The surveillance profiteers of Covid-19 are here

Our worlds are so upside-down and backwards right now that Wired claims Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis, and privacy activist Maciej Cegłowski flat-out stated We Need A Massive Surveillance Program. | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 9 days ago

HP warns of firmware death at 40k hrs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has warned that certain SSD drives could fail catastrophically if buyers don't take action soon. Due to a firmware bug, the products in question will be bricked exactly 40,000 hours (four years, 206 days and 16 hours) after the SSD has entered ser … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 10 days ago

Stanford Researchers Develop Ankle Exoskelton that boosts running speed by 10%

Ankle exoskeletons could help you run longer and faster and even serve as a new mode of transportation, according to a team of Stanford University engineers. The engineers tested a motorized exoskeleton rig that attaches around the ankle and foot and found that it made running 15 … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 10 days ago

Apple Music’s Beats 1 station will broadcast from hosts’ homes

Office workers aren't the only ones who can work from home during the coronavirus pandemic -- radio DJs can do so, too. Show hosts on Beats 1, Apple Music's internet radio station, will be broadcasting from the safety of their homes starting today. According to Apple, they will u … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 11 days ago

Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default

Apple's latest flurry of software updates included an important step forward for web privacy. The latest version of Safari for iOS, iPadOS and macOS now blocks all third-party cookies by default -- it's the first mainstream browser to do so, the WebKit team's John Wilander said. … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 12 days ago

Apple Music adds AI-generated “Get Up!” playlist

Apple is trying something new to keep people's spirits up during the coronavirus pandemic. In Apple Music, it's introducing a new algorithmic playlist called the Get Up! Mix that the company says is full of "happy-making, smile-finding, sing-alonging music." With the help of huma … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 12 days ago

Amazon will deliver at-home Covid-19 test kits in Seattle trial

Amazon is playing a direct role in COVID-19 relief beyond shipping essentials to people sheltering at home. Amazon Care, the division providing healthcare to company staff, is partnering with the Gates Foundation-backed Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network to deliver and pick … | Continue reading


@engadget.com | 13 days ago

GameStop tells employee it's 'essential' and can stay open during lockdowns

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Nascar is replacing canceled races with esports featuring pro drivers

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Waymo goes dark except for fully driverless rides

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Intel’s neuromorphic chip learns to ‘smell’ 10 hazardous chemicals

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Apple Card holders can skip March payment due to impact of coronavirus

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Discord relaxes streaming limits during coronavirus outbreak

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AT&T and Comcast improve internet access in response to Covid-19

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AMD CPUs for the past 9 years are vulnerable to data leak attacks

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@engadget.com | 28 days ago

Researchers find Intel chips have unfixable security flaw (during boot-up)

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Lettuce grown on the ISS is as nutritious as Earth harvests, scientists find

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The Nintendo Playstation sells for $360k at auction

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DuckDuckGo shares a list of thousands of web trackers that gather your data

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Sonos bricks its "Recycle Mode" policy ↦

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It took Google months to patch a serious Android security flaw

There's a good chance many devices will never receive the patch. | Continue reading


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The gadgets that refuse to die

Don't call them obsolete. | Continue reading


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Honeywell says it built the world's most powerful quantum computer

Honeywell built a quantum computer it says it is twice as powerful as any current device. | Continue reading


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Boeing didn't conduct end-to-end tests on Starliner before its failed flight

Boeing didn't conduct end-to-end tests on the Starliner and failed to spot issues that led to its first flight's failure. | Continue reading


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Citroën's new EV is a tiny two-seater that only costs $22 a month

The Citroën Ami is a tiny electric vehicle made for city driving. | Continue reading


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GrubHub+ gets you free deliveries and cashback for $10 a month

Grubhub hopes you'll pay $10 a month to get free deliveries from some of your favorite restaurants. | Continue reading


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The $35 Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with double the RAM

The same price as the original when it launched in 2012. | Continue reading


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Planet Computers' clamshell phone can dual-boot Android and Linux

Multi-boot support lets you pick the OS you want to use. | Continue reading


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How exactly does 5G work?

5G arrives properly in 2020, but what's real, and what's hype? | Continue reading


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NTSB chair eviscerates Tesla for inaction over Autopilot concerns

The head of the NTSB is not at all pleased with Tesla's response to Autopilot crashes. | Continue reading


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Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X will have a 12 teraflop GPU

Microsoft offers up more technical details about the Xbox Series X, including a 12 teraflop GPU. | Continue reading


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UK to spend $1.6B on the world's fastest weather supercomputer

The UK's $1.6 billion supercomputer will deliver the most detailed weather forecasts yet. | Continue reading


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Volkswagen's EV fast chargers can be deployed anywhere there's power

Volkswagen and German electric utility company E.ON are working on a battery-based EV charger prototype. | Continue reading


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Researchers find a way to 3D print whole objects in seconds

Unlike traditional 3D printing, the object comes together in one go. | Continue reading


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Uber's latest test books rides with a phone call

You won't necessarily need a smartphone to order an Uber in Arizona. | Continue reading


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Andy Rubin's Essential is shutting down

The company's Project Gem smartphone won't make its way to market. | Continue reading


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The first crewed SpaceX flight could happen around May 7th

Crew Dragon could launch with passengers in May. | Continue reading


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The price of a .com domain is set to rise, and some sellers aren't happy

Wholesale prices could rise to $10.26 per domain by 2026. | Continue reading


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Rain as a Source of Renewable Energy

A generator can briefly light up 100 LED bulbs with a single drop of water. | Continue reading


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