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Sony says the PlayStation 5 won't waste as much energy as the PS4

Engadget - 46 min 12 sec ago
Sony has committed to making its gaming products more environmentally friendly, starting with a more power-efficient sleep mode for the upcoming PlayStation 5.

Google vows to never store Assistant recordings without permission

Engadget - 1 hour 41 min ago
Google has announced that it will do more to protect user privacy for its Google Assistant and confirmed that it doesn't save voice recordings by default. The news comes after revelations that a Google contractor was leaking private user audio record...

24 hours with Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro: Incredible cameras, gloomy future

Engadget - 3 hours 6 min ago
Huawei is at the center of a storm, barracked by sanctions that block it from working with its key partners. Its latest handset, the Mate 30 Pro, runs Android, Google's operating system, but can't access Google's services, so no Google Play, Google M...

YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

Engadget - 3 hours 56 min ago
Google might not have as many YouTube Music subscribers as Spotify, but it has way more software engineers. It's now applying some of those smarts to better compete against its rival with a new automated playlist called "Discover Mix," spotted by 9 t...

iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max specs vs. iPhone XR, XS and XS Max: What's new and different - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 20 min ago
We compare Apple's new iPhones with the ones from 2018 to see what's changed, spec-by-spec.

China's lunar rover examines 'strange substance' found in moon crater - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 54 min ago
New photos, but still no word on exactly what this mysterious moon material is.

First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:57pm
It won't take too long before Borderlands 3 stretches its virtual legs. Gearbox has revealed that the shoot-and-loot title's first in-game event, Bloody Harvest, will go live in late October. To no one's surprise, it revolves around Halloween. You...

Emmys 2019: From Game of Thrones to Fleabag, the full list of winners - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:15pm
Bill Hader and Phoebe Waller-Bridge won big, while Emilia Clarke and Amy Adams lost out.

Emmys 2019 memes: Big Game of Thrones win has some fans in a fiery rage - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:43pm
Plus, Bob Newhart heckles Ben Stiller and Don Cheadle gets renamed Dan Chowder.

Game of Thrones takes out the Emmy for outstanding drama series - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:37pm
After receiving a record amount of nominations at this years Emmys, Game of Thrones only comes away with two wins -- but takes the big one.

Emmys 2019 red carpet: Twitter reacts to Gwendoline Christie, our lord and savior - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:33pm
The Game of Thrones actor arrived at the Emmys cosplaying as Jesus Christ and it made perfect sense in every possible way.

Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:28pm
The tech industry just took another step to nail down the specs for 8K TV. The Consumer Technology Association has unveiled the official display definition for 8K sets, including a logo TV makers can use. Any model needs to output at a minimum 7,68...

Netflix won an Emmy for its 'Bandersnatch' interactive episode

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:25pm
The 2019 Emmy awards were a highlight run of "TV" shows that you can watch delivered over the internet, with streaming favorites like Amazon Prime's Fleabag and Netflix's Ozark bringing home multiple awards during the broadcast. Netflix's interactive...

The best robot vacuums of 2019: iRobot Roomba vs. Neato vs. the rest - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:04pm
Robot vacuums are smarter and faster than ever before. Here are the best models you can buy right now.

Breaking Bad sequel El Camino gets a brand new trailer - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 9:52pm
Jesse Pinkman is back and on the run.

Best gaming chairs we've sat in for 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 9:23pm
Thick, slim, short or tall, we tried gaming chairs for all.

IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 9:01pm
Many companies are pouring money into renewable energy, but how many can say they're producing more than they need? IKEA thinks it will, at least. Its holding company Ingka revealed that IKEA will generate more renewable energy before the end of 20...

Disney+ public pre-orders are open, but without deep bundle discounts

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 8:10pm
If you didn't already buy into the three-years-upfront D23 plan for Disney+ streaming, the doors are open for subscribers, at the promised rates of $69.99 annually, or $6.99 per month. The service started taking sign-ups tonight during the Emmys whil...

Facebook's Libra currency will get half its backing from the US dollar

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:38pm
Facebook was quick to promise that its Libra cryptocurrency would have the stability of real-world money behind it, but whose money will dominate? It's now particularly clear. Facebook sent a letter to German politician Fabio De Masi explaining tha...