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Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ finds new life in Facebook Messenger

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00am
Nickelodeon's game show Double Dare is now a Facebook game. The classic show originally aired from 1986 to 1993 and recently just made its return to Nickelodeon. Now, fans will be able to play a version of Double Dare themselves through Facebook Mess...

'Ugly' is a stunning short built on glitch-riddled simulations

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:30am
Ugly is a film built on beautiful contradictions. The characters have odd, blocky proportions and stumble around like a group of drunk boxers. The town, too, is comprised of weirdly angular cars, buildings, bicycles and trash bags. There's a consiste...

Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:00am
After a late night at the office, I hopped on the subway and noticed something unusual: My Pixel 2 suggested I listen to some new Capital Cities tracks in Spotify. I took Android's advice, and while it didn't dramatically shift the trajectory of my d...

The best consoles and games to play in the dorm

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:30am
The last thing you want to do after spending hours staring at your laptop studying is spend more time staring at your laptop when you want to play a game or watch a movie. That's where game consoles come in. The Xbox One S starts at $244 on Amazon, w...

OnePlus 6T to reportedly launch with T-Mobile as a US carrier partner

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:58am
OnePlus may get a boost in the US market with its next phone. CNET reports that according to people familiar with the matter, the OnePlus 6T will be backed by a major US carrier -- T-Mobile. While the standard version of the new model will be able to...

Bixby still isn’t smart enough for a speaker

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:30am
As it gears up to move into a new home (a Galaxy Home, to be specific), Bixby is far from ready. Samsung's digital assistant has become infamous for its tardiness, and even after showing up late to the AI party, Bixby doesn't have much to show for th...

Google clarifies how it tracks users even with Location History off

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:09am
After the Associated Press reported that certain Google apps still track you even if you turned off location history, Google has changed its help pages and tried to clarify the issue. "We have been updating the explanatory language about Location His...

Elon Musk says 'the worst is over' for Tesla

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:37am
Elon Musk said he's had an "excruciating" year so far, often working 120-hour weeks to get Tesla Model 3 production on track, according to a New York Times interview. He also described the sequence of events that led to his infamous "taking Tesla pri...

OnePlus 6T will launch in October with T-Mobile as US partner - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:17am
The small Chinese phone maker nabs its first partnership with a US carrier.

Can digital weights get you ripped? Tonal thinks so - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:01am
This weight machine has the strength of a bodybuilder, fits on your wall and could get you in shape faster than the gym.

The day my Twitter account was hacked and left to rot in the sun - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:00am
Commentary: It was a rough day. My nephew hit me in the balls with a tetherball. Also, my Twitter account was hacked. Hear my tale of woe.

Apple Watch 4: Rumored specs, leaks, price, release date - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:00am
Will the fourth time around be the biggest change ever?

Black Hat and Defcon cybersecurity experts share tips on how to protect yourself - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:00am
Here’s what people at the annual “hacker summer camp” think you need to do.

Google Goggles is officially dead

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:31am
Google signed Goggles' death warrant the moment it launched Lens, and now it looks like the tech giant is ready to bid farewell to its old image recognition app. As Android Police has noticed, the only thing you'll see when you fire up the Goggles ap...

Google is reportedly working on an Echo Show rival - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:29am
The smart speaker with a display will be out for the holiday season, the report says.

What to expect at Gamescom 2018 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:22am
Where and when to hear the latest video game news from Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia and more.

Short Story Dispenser shows print is not dead - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:00am
Francis Ford Coppola liked the machine so much, he bought one.

Apple reassures customers after teen is busted for hacking its secure network - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:40am
A fan allegedly downloaded 90GB of secure files and accessed customer accounts.

The Morning After: Amazon might buy a movie theater chain

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:31am
Hey, good morning! Welcome to Friday! I'm so proud of you. Today, we're reporting on the return of Iron Fist, an ASUS laptop that proves gimmicks can work and rumors that Amazon might buy a movie-theater chain.

Google might finally sell Pixel devices at retail stores

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:02am
Google has morphed into a serious hardware company. It's set to launch new Pixel 3 phones , Pixel Buds and a wearOS smartwatch, and currently sells lines of Daydream VR headsets, Pixelbooks, Home, Chromecast and Nest products. With all that, it's har...