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Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel goes in-depth with Mark Hamill at Comic-Con - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:54pm
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance panel brings plot details and Hamill doing a creepy voice.

Equifax will pay $700 million for data breach, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:01pm
The settlement could be announced as soon as Monday.

Netflix's 'The Witcher' teaser trailer revealed at Comic-Con

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:57pm
Late last year we learned that The Witcher's TV adaptation found its Geralt in the form of Superman star Henry Cavill, and now at Comic-Con fans have their first glimpse of the live-action series coming to Netflix. The teaser trailer was unveiled at...

Huawei CEO: Entity List ban is 'the start of the US falling behind'

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:47pm
It's been a tumultuous year for Huawei's businesses in the US, and the company's highest-ranking officials are speaking out. Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei spoke with Yahoo Finance in an hour-long interview published today, explaining the company's pla...

Eli Roth’s studio is making five horror series for Facebook Watch

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:03pm
Last fall, Crypt TV announced it would convert its Webby Award-winning short The Birch into a 15-episode horror series for Facebook Watch. The digital studio, founded by Eli Roth and Jack Davis, isn't stopping there. According to Deadline, Crypt TV a...

US Netflix subscribers can finally watch Eurovision replays

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:23pm
Americans didn't have official ways to watch the Eurovision Song Contest live this year, but they'll at least have a way to relive it. Netflix will carry the 2019 competition's semi-finals and grand final in the US starting on July 22nd, giving you e...

Hulu's Comic-Con surprise: 'Veronica Mars' S4 is streaming now

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:39pm
Forget waiting until July 26th, during a panel at Comic-Con Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell announced season four of the relaunched series is premiering today on Hulu. All eight episodes are live right now, so if you're not at the event it's a perfec...

Parrot plans to retire its Mambo and Swing drones

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:24pm
Drone company Parrot, maker of the Anafi 4K folding drone, is reportedly leaving the mini-drone market. Parrot has been shifting its focus away from consumer drones since 2017, but it's been a slow transition. This week, Wirecutter confirmed that Par...

Bloodborne's atmospheric score is getting a vinyl release

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:52pm
Bloodborne is one of the most lauded titles of the current console generation, and a key ingredient in making FromSoftware's game so memorable for so many is its delectably dark soundtrack. The atmospheric score by Ryan Amon, Tsukasa Saitoh, Michael...

Netflix might pay Eddie Murphy $70 million for stand-up specials

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:21pm
Eddie Murphy might be better known these days for his work on the screen, but it was on the stage that he got his start. His stand-up specials Delirious and Raw are often ranked among the best ever, and Murphy has been open in recent years about want...

What to watch to celebrate Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:00pm
What better way to celebrate the Moon landing than to gather your family around the couch and relive the experience? Even if you weren't lucky enough to see Neil Armstrong plant his feet on the Moon fifty years ago, there are plenty of films and show...

Join the first ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ community day tomorrow

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:29pm
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been out for one month, and makers Ninantic and WB Games are ready to kick things up a notch. Tomorrow, they're launching the game's first community day. Similar to the way community days worked in Pokémon Go, t...

Readers tell us why the OnePlus 6T has earned so many fans

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00pm
When Senior Editor Richard Lai reviewed the OnePlus 6T, new features like its distinct dewdrop notch and in-display fingerprint reader stood out to him. As the company's first offering through a US carrier and the successor to the popular OnePlus 6,...

How NASA keeps its astronauts safe and sane in space

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:30am
Astronauts endure one of the most dangerous, high stakes, high stress professions on (or off) the planet -- a job matched in isolation, confinement and extremity perhaps only by arctic field scientists and ballistic missile submarine crews. Of course...

Twitter will help explain missing tweets in conversations

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:18am
Twitter will soon do a better job of explaining missing tweets in your conversations. The social network is adding context to "this tweet is unavailable" notices in conversation threads to help explain just why a given post isn't readable. While Tw...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette blends the new and the familiar - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:13am
Chevrolet's designers have managed to keep more than a few nods to the outgoing Stingray.

The best turntable

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:00am
By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to turntables. Whether yo...

‘Sky: Children of the Light’ is finally available on iOS

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:49am
Thatgamecompany's Sky: Children of the Light is finally available on iOS. The title, from the creators of Journey, was announced years ago and has lived in beta limbo for a long time. Last month, Thatgamecompany said Sky would arrive on July 11th, an...

Lyft adds NYC subway directions to its app

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:26am
Lyft's support for public transportation will soon include one of the biggest mass transit systems on the planet. The ridesharing firm is rolling out access to real-time New York City subway directions through its app over the months ahead, giving lo...