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NBC's Peacock: Prices, free trial, discounts, launch date, devices, shows and movies - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 41 min ago
Peacock will launch in the US nationwide next week with a seven-day free trial for its premium tiers, but preordering a year subscription now unlocks a discount. Here's everything to know.

'Halo 3' arrives on PC on July 14th

Engadget - 4 hours 43 min ago
Almost 13 long years after it debuted on Xbox 360, Halo 3 is finally making its way to PC. You won’t have much longer to wait either, as it’ll arrive on Steam and the Microsoft Store on July 14th. Xbox Game Pass for PC members can claim it as part of...

Uber adds groceries to its growing food delivery options

Engadget - 4 hours 49 min ago
A global pandemic in which unnecessary travel is discouraged seems like the worst time to own a travel company. Uber is, however, trying to make some cash by leveraging its network of drivers and vehicles by turning them from people movers into couri...

The best electric kettles for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Want hot water fast? One of these kettles will do the trick.

New H.266 codec uses half the data to stream 4K video

Engadget - 4 hours 53 min ago
Fraunhofer, the German company that helped develop the H.264, H.265 and MP3 encoding formats, has unveiled a new video encoding standard that could severely reduce streaming bottlenecks. Called H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC), it’s specifically de...

New leak claims to show the front of a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 8 min ago
And a smaller cutout for the front camera.

Get two Amazon Echo Shows for $140 in an HSN bundle

Engadget - 5 hours 9 min ago
Those who want to outfit a room or two with smart displays can get a couple of Amazon’s smaller Echo Shows for less at HSN. The online retailer has a bundle that includes one Echo Show 5 and one Echo Show 8 for $140, which is a great price and close...

This 24-inch Insignia Fire TV comes with a free Echo Dot for $100 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 12 min ago
Outfit your den or bedroom with a smart TV on the cheap. Plus, AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $150 (save $49).

Apple's new spatial audio headphone feature should have Bose and Sony worried - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 13 min ago
Commentary: The AirPods Pro are getting simulated surround sound. But it could also be the secret sauce in its rumored full-size noise-canceling headphones, the so-called AirPods Studio.

Baseball is back: Schedule, locations and how to watch MLB's return - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 23 min ago
The shortened 2020 season starts July 23 with the New York Yankees visiting the defending champion Washington Nationals.

The best gadgets for school under $50

Engadget - 5 hours 24 min ago
You may already have the big ticket items you need for school, but you’ll probably need a few more things once the semester begins. This is especially true for those who aren’t heading back to campus immediately due to quarantine restrictions. Regard...

Magic Leap brings in Microsoft exec as CEO - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 24 min ago
Peggy Johnson spent six years at Microsoft and 24 years at Qualcomm.

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon CEOs to testify before Congress on July 27th

Engadget - 5 hours 28 min ago
A few days ago, it was revealed that tech’s biggest CEOs had agreed to testify at a House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing in late July. Now, the committee has an exact schedule for the event: It has announced that the hearing will take place...

Loon's balloon-powered internet service is live in Kenya

Engadget - 5 hours 35 min ago
A bit later than expected, Loon has finally launched its balloon-powered 4G internet service in Kenya. Through a partnership with Telkom Kenya, the balloons have served 35,000 customers and are covering about 50,000 square kilometres. Loon has been u...

New Galaxy Note 20 photos match up with Samsung's previous leak

Engadget - 5 hours 51 min ago
An unhealthy dose of skepticism is required for today’s offering from the deities that oversee the world of technology leaks. A Twitter account by the name of Jimmy Is Promo purports to have images of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra out in the wil...

Sega's Astro City Mini arcade cabinet comes with 36 games

Engadget - 6 hours 5 min ago
With the Genesis Mini and Game Gear Micro, Sega is really into tiny consoles right now. It may have just outdone itself, however, with the launch of the Astro City Mini arcade cabinet (via The Verge). It’s a shrunk-down version of Sega’s famous 1993...

The best headphones, speakers and audio gear for students

Engadget - 6 hours 24 min ago
Whether you need to tune in or tune out, having a solid set of headphones or earbuds will help make those commutes or walks around campus more enjoyable. And a noise-canceling model will block out distractions when you need to buckle down and study....

Sirius XM reportedly buying Stitcher to bolster its podcast efforts

Engadget - 6 hours 53 min ago
Now that Spotify is throwing its money around trying to own podcasting, other online audio companies need to act fast. That’s why it’s plausible that Sirius XM is looking to buy Stitcher from its current owner, EW Scripps, to bolster its own spoken w...

The best study-from-home essentials to keep you on track

Engadget - 7 hours 24 min ago
Even though a new school year begins in a few months, it’s not clear yet if all colleges will return to their pre-pandemic normal. Whether you’re forced to take virtual classes or you can attend them in person, it’s still a good idea to have a proper...

The Morning After: NASA's Curiosity rover plots a 'road trip' on Mars

Engadget - 8 hours 8 min ago
Surprise, surprise — the $2.65 billion Uber–Postmates deal we mentioned yesterday is happening. While those two try to figure out how to turn a profit from food delivery, NASA has set a course for the Curiosity rover’s “summer road trip.” NASA/JPL-C...