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Many of the Brexit Party's Twitter followers appear to be bots

1 hour 20 min ago
It's not shocking to see Twitter bots latch on to a political campaign, but it's not often they do so soon after a campaign starts -- let alone on a large scale. That appears to be the case with the UK's Brexit Party, however. The no-deal EU withdr...

The best bike phone mount

2 hours 22 min ago
By Amy Roberts 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 bike phone mounts. Using a...

Impossible Foods' next product is sausage

3 hours 22 min ago
After three years of selling convincing plant-based burgers, Impossible Foods is on the verge of releasing its next product: sausage. We first learned about and tried the product during a trip to Impossible's headquarters in Redwood City, CA -- whic...

Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat

3 hours 22 min ago
This April Fools' Day, Impossible Foods was behind a prank video. Customers in a St Louis branch of Burger King were surreptitiously filmed eating the restaurant's flagship Whopper. First they rhapsodized about their love for beef. Then they were tol...

After Math: Goodbye, Grumpy Cat, whoa oh oh

6 hours 19 min ago
Terrible news, everyone! The internet's favorite maladjusted kitteh has gone to the Great Cat Tree in the sky after succumbing to a urinary tract infection earlier this week. She -- yes, Grumpy Cat was a girl -- will be missed. Likewise, Cray Superco...

Group accuses EU internet providers of violating net neutrality

7 hours 27 min ago
The European Union has had net neutrality regulations in place since 2016, but some are concerned that internet service providers are playing fast and loose with those rules. A group of 45 advocate organizations, companies and individuals (including...

NASA's Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space

12 hours 46 min ago
NASA just inched closer to having robots take care of spacecraft. The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the International Space Stat...

Google rolls out a refreshed, more personal Smart Display interface

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:54pm
Google introduced an updated Smart Display interface alongside the Nest Hub Max, and now you don't need that new hardware to see what the fuss is about. The 9to5Google team has discovered that Google is rolling out the refreshed interface to the Nest...

Arduino's new Nano board family is more powerful and affordable

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:22pm
Arduino's Nano line will soon welcome four new products. They're all small boards like the classic one, making Nano a family of small boards meant for compact projects. All the new boards boast low energy consumption and processors more powerful than...

Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 7:09pm
In case you haven't already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to explain why you should. Interestingly, studies (1)(2) rese...

Over 21,000 Linksys routers leaked their device connection histories

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:58pm
Certain Linksys WiFi routers might be sharing far more data than their users would like. Security researcher Troy Mursch has reported that 33 models, including some Max-Stream and Velop routers, are exposing their entire device connection histories...

Rivian designed a camp stove add-on for its electric truck

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 4:45pm
Rivian has shown off its upcoming electric truck at the Overland Expo West, and it certainly looks different -- and a lot more extra -- from the previous times we've seen it. The automaker has debuted a camp kitchen for the R1T, and it's even powered...

'Call of Duty' shake-up may see 'Black Ops 5' arrive in 2020

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 3:39pm
Activision's Call of Duty release schedule has been predictable for years -- the company has rotated between three studios, with Treyarch pumping out a Black Ops game every three years like clockwork. However, you might be in for a surprise in 2020....

Activist hacking declined 95 percent since 2015

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 2:40pm
Have you noticed a conspicuous absence of hacktivist attacks lately? You're not the only one. IBM's X-Force has published data showing that activist hacks dropped 95 percent since 2015, falling from a peak of 35 known incidents to just two in 2018...

Recommended Reading: Trusting companies despite privacy lapses

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:30pm
People say they care about privacy but they continue to buy devices that can spy on them Rani Molla, Vox In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, concerns about personal data privacy abound. Of course, Facebook isn't the only company that's been caught...

US may soften ban on Huawei to help existing users

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:32pm
The Trump administration might ease its Huawei trade ban... if ever so slightly. A Commerce Department spokeswoman told Reuters in a statement that it might soon grant Huawei a temporary license to "prevent the interruption" of service for existing...

Ask Engadget is going back to school

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:30am
Can I get by in class with a tablet, or do I really need a laptop? Which tech companies offer the best student discounts? Who makes the quietest keyboard?

Hitting the Books: Your personal data makes the digital world go round

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00am
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...

The Morning After: 'Minecraft Earth' remakes our world into a blocky AR sandbox

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 7:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Microsoft is hoping that its augmented reality Minecraft game will top Pokémon Go this summer, and did Lenovo really steal a fan-made video to promote a foldable RAZR? Check out s...

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