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Verizon's $30 Unlimited Plus tablet plan offers 5G access

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 5:15pm
Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has introduced a new plan for tablets, hotspots, smartwatches and laptops that’ll give you access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network, provided you have a device that supports it. The Unlimited Plus plan expands upon...

Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon staff to help sellers

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 4:42pm
The US is cracking down on an elaborate scheme to boost some third-party Amazon sellers at the expense of others. A Grand Jury in Washington has indicted six people (via The Verge) for allegedly bribing Amazon staff and contractors to gain an edge in...

Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 4:03pm
Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldo...

Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 3:21pm
Sony’s PlayStation 5 hasn’t really appeared in live photos, making it difficult to gauge the size of the console. However, the game console has finally made a real-world appearance in a filing at Taiwan’s NCC (via The Verge) — and it’s clear the PS5...

Nike Run Club's Apple Watch app gives you more incentives to keep running

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 2:25pm
Now that watchOS 7 is available alongside new Apple Watches, Nike is updating its Run Club app — and it’s good news if you’ve ever needed motivation to slip on your running shoes. The updated Apple Watch app brings a new interface that offers “streak...

Sony apologizes for botched PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:45pm
Did you have a rough time trying to pre-order a PlayStation 5? You’re far from the only one. Sony has apologized for botched PS5 pre-orders, noting that the process “could have been a lot smoother.” It promised that more consoles would be available t...

Massive 'Marvel's Avengers' patch fixes over 1,000 bugs

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:04pm
Square Enix has rolled out a huge update for Marvel’s Avengers that focus on fixing issues affecting the game on consoles and PC. It’s the title’s first major update since it launched earlier this month, and it’s meant to address over a thousand bugs...

Epic rejects Apple claims that 'Fortnite' on iOS was dying

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:48am
Epic is hitting back at Apple’s claims that the developer’s lawsuit was just an attempt to revitalize sagging interest in Fortnite on iOS. In a newly-filed reply to Apple in a preliminary injunction request to keep Fortnite in the app store, Epic rej...

iOS 14 picture-in-picture video stops working with YouTube's mobile website

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 10:20am
You may have to wait a while if you want to use iOS 14’s picture-in-picture support to watch YouTube videos. MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) has noticed that YouTube’s mobile website stopped supporting iOS 14’s PIP mode, at least for free users. Try it and a...

Hitting the Books: How social media keeps us clicking

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 9:30am
The Pandoras Box that is social media has fundamentally altered our society in ways that we have yet to fully reckon — a digital ecosystem that has sprung up, seemingly overnight, to become a pervasive and ubiquitous part of our daily lives. In The H...

The Morning After: What the app store 'ban' means for TikTok and WeChat

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 9:10am
Barring some kind of reprieve, listings for TikTok and WeChat will disappear from US app stores tomorrow. What happens after that? It’s tough to say, but Karissa Bell has broken down everything we know so far. Peacock As far as surprising tech news...

Microsoft releases a final preview for Windows 10's October update

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 5:53am
The Windows 10 20H2 update will arrive next month with a few new features, like a visually refreshed Start menu, improved notifications, preinstalled Chromium Edge browser and the ability to Alt+Tab through Edge tabs. It’s also bringing more of the f...

Minor emoji update for 2021 adds 200 skintone variants for couples

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 1:14am
The Unicode Consortium has unveiled a relatively minor emoji update that would still add 217 options to your selection next year. Emoji 13.1 comes with seven brand new images: a heart on fire, a heart with bandages, a woman with beard, a gender-neutr...

Porsche debuts its Taycan safety car at Le Mans

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 9:59pm
This weekend will see the running of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but before that starts, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will run a 45-minute support race. During that event, while the race vehicles will be petrol burning Porsche 911 GT3 C...

Deezer's country selector lets you listen to music and podcasts like a local

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:40pm
You may not get a chance to physically travel anytime soon, but if you're Deezer subscriber, the music streaming service is giving you an alternative way to experience the music and culture of another country. The platform has introduced a country se...

NBCU's new deal with Roku will bring Peacock to the streaming platform

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:26pm
Just a few hours ago it looked like the fight between NBCUniversal and Roku would get ugly, and even see the Comcast-owned network’s other channels disappear from streaming boxes and sticks. But now the two have patched things up, and announced that...

What we know about Trump’s ‘ban’ on TikTok and WeChat

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:35pm
When the Department of Commerce said Friday that it would soon bar all new downloads of WeChat and TikTok from US App Stores, it marked the latest escalation in the weeks-long saga over TikTok’s future in America. The drama has been playing out since...

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to keep websites online

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:35pm
The saying goes, “the internet is forever.” Now, the Wayback Machine and Cloudflare are doing their part to strengthen that adage. The two are joining forces to ensure more web pages are archived, according to a post on the Internet Archive blog.The...

Sennheiser CX 400BT review: Great-sounding mid-range wireless earbuds

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:00pm
Unlike a lot of headphone companies, Sennheiser has taken a more measured approach to true wireless earbuds. Thus far, it has only introduced two models, with the second being an improved version of the first. Both of those Momentum True Wireless set...

Canadian police charged a Tesla owner for sleeping while driving

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:51pm
Police in Canada say they recently charged a Tesla Model S owner with driving dangerously for sleeping at his car's wheel. In July, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say they responded to a speeding complaint on Highway 2 near Ponoka — a town...

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