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Motorola's next RAZR revival could be a $1,500 foldable phone

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:00am
Motorola's RAZR flip-phone is reportedly set for a $1,500 foldable makeover. The new handset could arrive exclusively through Verizon as soon as next month, per The Wall Street Journal's sources. You can blame that massive price tag on the expe...

CERN plans to build a collider four times bigger than the LHC

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:34am
Back in 2014, CERN sought the help of over 1,300 contributors to help it conjure up a feasible plan for a new collider much, much bigger than the LHC. Now, the research organization has unveiled preliminary designs for the project named Future Circul...

A closer look at Nike's Adapt BB auto-lacing basketball shoes

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:15am
Back in December of last year, Nike revealed during its quarterly earnings call that it was getting ready to introduce a $350 self-lacing basketball shoe. Ever since, sneakerheads have been highly anticipating the successor to the 2016 HyperAda...

Many Facebook users still don't understand how targeted ads work

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:00am
Despite major scandals, Congressional hearings, and efforts to highlight user privacy controls, most Facebook users still don't know the social network shares their interests with advertisers, according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Cente...

EA's open-world 'Star Wars' game is no more

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:42am
Remember EA's open-world Star Wars game that promised bounty hunting across the series' universe? Anyone? No? Doesn't matter, it's been scrapped. EA Vancouver has cancelled the project, reports Kotaku, which it inherited in 2017 after shutting down i...

Cord cutting has grown by 50 percent in the last eight years

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:21am
A new Nielsen study has found that the number of cord cutters in the US has grown by 48 percent over the past eight years. Apparently, 16 million homes no longer have traditional cable or satellite TV subscriptions, which means 14 percent of all hous...

Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot was my CES road trip companion

Engadget - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:00am
I love a good road trip. I've spent hundreds of thousands of miles in cars during my life, and the best times were when I knew it would be hours or even days before I reached my destination. Typically a friend (or friends) or family members would...

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