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WeChat is getting banned: Here are the best messaging app alternatives - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:35pm
Starting Sunday, you won't be able to download the WeChat or TikTok apps in the US. Here are some other options for messaging and social media.

The best Android phone to buy for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:25pm
Hand-picked by CNET editors, these are the best Android phones you can get right now.

It was a long wait for Ewan McGregor's Long Way Up, but was it worth it? - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 1:46pm
The new Apple TV Plus series sees the Hollywood star and his old mate Charley Boorman ride from Tierra del Fuego to LA.

This tiny edible sofa was 3D-printed from milk - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 1:41pm
Yum. Turns out you just need the right form of milk to 3D-print objects at room temperature.

The best deals we found this week: $50 off AirPods Pro and more

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 1:00pm
This week was jam-packed with new product announcements but we also got a couple of good deals, too. Apple’s AirPods Pro remain at their lowest price ever — only $199 — and the latest MacBook Air is $100 off. Those in need of a new smartphone can gra...

'Cyberpunk 2077' won't require a high-end gaming rig

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:18pm
In the latest edition of Night City Wire, CD Projekt Red revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077. The good news is you won’t need a high-end gaming rig for it to run decently — so don’t worry too much if you missed out on the...

The latest Chromecast leak shows remote in full detail

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:51am
Google is planning to reveal its new Chromecast at a big hardware event on September 30th. Thanks to one insider, we’ve already learned what the new dongle will look like. Now, thanks to another leak, we know what the remote will look like too. 9to5G...

The 8th-generation iPad is already $30 off at Walmart

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:44am
Yes, you read that correctly. Apple’s new 8th-generation iPad is discounted to $299 at Walmart just a couple of days after being announced. Earlier this week, Apple revealed the latest version of its base iPad, along with a new iPad Air and new Apple...

DC Universe will become a comics-only service on January 21st

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:04am
DC Comics plans to “relaunch” its streaming service DC Universe as DC Universe Infinite, a comics-only subscription service. Since 2018, DC fans have been able to access comics, movies and TV shows through the DC Universe app, but last month, we lear...

Ubisoft plans to show 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' gameplay next year

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:10am
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been in the works for many years, but it’ll be quite a while yet before Ubisoft unleashes the long-awaited prequel. There’s still no sign of a release window for the “Space Pirate Fantasy,” which Ubisoft formally announce...

Comcast may force Roku to drop some NBCUniversal channels

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 9:20am
Comcast-owned NBCUniversal is threatening to pull its TV Everywhere channels from Roku, Variety reports. According to a Roku spokesperson, Comcast is trying to force Roku to distribute the new Peacock streaming service on “unreasonable terms.”NBCUniv...

Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ review: Samsung’s best can’t fix Android’s flaws

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 8:00am
For years, Samsung has been trying to make the perfect 2-in-1. It seems to have given up on the Windows-based Galaxy Book line to focus on the Galaxy Tab. That probably has something to do with Android’s far larger app library. But Google’s OS is not...

Podcast: Apple Watch Series 6, Oculus Quest 2, RTX 3080 and more!

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 7:30am
This week, it’s (almost) all about Apple as Cherlynn and Devindra are joined by Valentina Palladino to dive into Apple’s event on Tuesday. Is the new Apple Watch Series 6 impressive? Is $279 for the Watch SE a good price? Then, Devindra tells us abou...

The best wireless earbuds you can buy right now

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 7:01am
Over the span of about two years, true wireless earbuds made a massive leap. Companies figured out the battery life equation while also coaxing better sound out of smaller, more comfortable designs. You no longer have to worry about charging during t...

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores on Sunday

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:53am
TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores starting on Sunday, September 20th, the US Department of Commerce (DoC) has announced. The Chinese-owned apps from Tencent and ByteDance will not only be banned from the iOS App Store and Google’s P...

'Disintegration' multiplayer shuts down after just six months

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:45am
The developer behind Disintegration, the tactical shooter with transhuman characters, is ending the multiplayer mode that it launched early this year. In a blog post, V1 Interactive wrote that the multiplayer modes will be removed in phases starting...

The Morning After: PS5 and RTX 3080 rollouts are frustrating for gamers

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:33am
Good morning to everyone still trying to find a PS5 or NVIDIA RTX 3080. I’m not sure how this is still an issue in 2020, but both devices have had a launch period that boggles the mind and has frustrated many people who are just trying to hand over h...

HBO Max renews Ridley Scott's 'Raised by Wolves' for a second season

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:59am
Ridley Scott’s creepy android series Raised by Wolves is getting a second season at HBO Max. The streaming platform has confirmed the show’s renewal merely a couple of weeks after its successful launch on September 3rd. According to Deadline, the sho...

Humble’s You Can Pet The Dog bundle is exactly what it sounds like

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:10am
One of the most important questions in video games these days is Can You Pet The Dog? After all, even in the bleakest of virtual worlds, you want to show some affection to a good doggo. That’s why Humble has teamed up with the Twitter account of the...