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China's Chang'e-5 mission is off to collect samples from the Moon

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 5:48pm
China successfully launched its Chang’e-5 mission on Monday. And if all goes according to plan, by the end of the week, it will be orbiting the Moon, ready to collect samples from the lunar surface for the first time in decades.  China launches #Ch...

The Hugo Awards will have a video game category in 2021

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 4:04pm
For the first time in its storied history, the Hugo Awards will honor a video game. The annual literary award has avoided recognizing the medium for years, but present circumstances being what they are, it will make an exception at the next World Sci...

The best Instant Pot for most of us is down to $50 for Black Friday

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 3:35pm
The Instant Pot is one of the most popular kitchen appliances of the past few years, and the 6-quart Duo has often been the most recommended model. But since the more recent Instant Pot Duo Nova is essentially an updated version of the Duo, that’s no...

GM pulls out of Trump administration's fuel emissions lawsuit in California

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 3:20pm
General Motors won’t support the Trump administration’s attempts to strip California of the right to set its own fuel emissions standard. In a letter obtained by The New York Times to some of the country’s largest environmental groups, the automaker...

Google's 'Verse by Verse' AI can help you write in the style of famous poets

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 2:21pm
If you've ever fancied yourself as a poet but don't quite have the lyrical and rhythmic skills one might require, Google's Verse by Verse tool can help you to craft the most delectable verse. The company's latest experiment with AI-driven poetry offe...

Roku adds AMC+ to its streaming channel

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 1:08pm
While free content has been the Roku Channel’s primary calling card, it has also offered the option to subscribe to paid TV channels like STARZ and ShowTime. And now it’s adding yet another premium option. Starting today, you can subscribe to AMC+ th...

The EPA confirms the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can run up to 300 miles

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:59pm
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its certified range numbers for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, and they're pretty much what Ford had expected. Depending on the configuration, the automaker's first major electric vehicle can run for up to 3...

Decorate your home with affordable, museum-quality wall art

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:55pm
Quarantine restrictions make us spend a lot more time at home these days. Chances are you’ve upgraded your home office to be better suited for remote work in the meantime. However, have you put any thought into your home itself? After all, your home...

NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of 'unimaginable' Mars megafloods - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:28pm
A massive meteor impact may have triggered shocking floods across the Gale Crater on Mars.

Black Friday Walmart sale: $50 Nest Hub and $17 Roku SE available now, Switch, PS5 and Xbox return Wednesday - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:18pm
Walmart finally reveals all of its upcoming Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals, and the prices are impressive.

Facebook is making it easier to donate essentials to those in need

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:10pm
The holidays can be a hard time for some in the best of circumstances. Add to that the coronavirus pandemic, and you have more people than ever struggling to get through the winter season. To help its users help each other, Facebook is adding a new D...

Scientists discover the surprising way young alligators regrow missing tails - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:07pm
It's a lizard-like ability, but alligators go about it a little differently.

Black Friday 2020 kitchen deals: Price cuts on Nespresso, Instant Pot, Always Pan, Lodge and Ninja are live now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:05pm
Save big bucks on coffee makers, air fryers, Instant Pots, Dutch ovens, cookware and lots more.

Watch China launch the first mission to return moon dirt in decades - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:01pm
Chang'e 5 is bringing back a little lunar gift before the New Year.

'Ready Player Two' author is going on a virtual book tour in 'Roblox'

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00pm
Real book tours aren’t practical during a pandemic, but the virtual kind might suit at least one author very nicely. Ernest Cline is showcasing his new novel Ready Player Two in a Roblox event, and it will appropriately include a treasure hunt. While...

The best gaming laptop performers for 2020: Alienware, Origin PC and more compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:58am
Alienware and Origin PC still dominate the top spots, with Acer's Triton 900, the Razor Blade Pro and Asus' ROG Zephyrus GX701 the best of the rest.

Tesla Model X vulnerable to Bluetooth hack that makes theft a breeze, report says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:55am
The Model X is a marvel of modern computing, but one friendly hacker showed the automaker that not all is well with its current system.

Amazon Music and Lil Nas X will host a series of holiday concerts

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:50am
Unfortunately, many of us will forego holiday concerts and plays this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While it won’t quite be the same, Amazon Music's latest series of performances could help to make up for it.Fresh off his successful Roblox concert...

The Cyberpunk 2077 OnePlus 8T edition phone is awesome - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:41am
We go hands on with the Cyberpunk 2077 phone from OnePlus.

Self-driving cars: A level-by-level explainer of the road to autonomy - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:17am
Do you really understand autonomous cars? Here's why the SAE's Level 4 has become the holy grail of self-driving technology.