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Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter is reluctant to fight fake news

4 hours 50 min ago
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey's media tour has swung past CNN, and he's using this latest opportunity to defend more of the social network's controversial decisions over subjects like fake news. In an interview with Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter,...

Snapchat's much-needed Android overhaul is hiding in plain sight

6 hours 21 min ago
Snap promised a sorely needed redesign for Snapchat's sluggish Android app back in November, and it's now clear what that tune-up will entail. Jane Manchun Wong has discovered (with additional detail from Kieron Quinn) that Snapchat's Android app hi...

Egypt signs censorship-focused cybercrime bill into law

7 hours 55 min ago
Egypt's increasingly strict regulation of internet use just became that much harsher. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a cybercrime law that makes it illegal to run and even visit sites considered threats to the country's economy and nationa...

The next 'Rainbow Six: Siege' update shakes up a familiar formula

9 hours 22 min ago
Ubisoft has revealed the full details for Rainbow Six: Siege's upcoming Operation Grim Sky update, and it's clear that this is as much about changing the mechanics of the game itself as it is adding some variety. Both new characters, Clash (above) an...

The best iPhone cases

10 hours 54 min ago
By Nick Guy 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 iPhone cases guide here. A good case i...

After Math: What could go wrong?

12 hours 24 min ago
It's been a week of risk in the tech world, and I don't just mean Elon Musk's recent Twitter-on-acid experiment. Best Buy is wagering $800 million on a company that teaches your grandparents how gadgets work, Saint Louis University is peppering its d...

The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018

14 hours 24 min ago
Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games. But there's a lot to consi...

Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency

17 hours 35 min ago
Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency if h...

'Forza Horizon 2' leaves the Xbox Store on September 30th

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:22pm
We hope you weren't thinking of scoring Forza Horizon 2 on the cheap now that Horizon 4 is almost here. Turn 10 and Microsoft are removing the open-world arcade racer and its add-ons from the Xbox Games Store on September 30th. You can still play i...

Bots on Amazon's task service may be souring psych studies

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:38pm
It's not uncommon for scientists to use Amazon's Mechanical Turk for research -- they can quickly gather survey data in return for a small outlay to participants. Academics are quickly discovering the limits of the task service with the modern bot-ha...

Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:05pm
If you're browsing Netflix for a new show to watch, don't bother looking for reviews on the platform to see if a title is worth your time. The streaming service is done purging user reviews -- a decade's worth of comments praising and excoriating sho...

Facebook hit with federal complaint over discriminatory housing ads

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:32pm
Despite past efforts, Facebook hasn't avoided federal-level trouble over allegations it enabled discriminatory housing ads. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has officially filed a complaint against Facebook, accusing the social network...

Skype previews texting feature for PCs

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:04pm
Skype has given Insiders on Android a sneak peek of an upcoming feature called "SMS Connect." Windows Blog Italia has spotted an option in the latest version of Skype Preview's settings that would allow you to send and receive texts using Skype on Ma...

Leaks reveal NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards ahead of August 20th event

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:33pm
NVIDIA hasn't been shy about plans to unveil Turing-based GeForce video cards at its August 20th Gamescom event -- its teaser video effectively spelled out "GeForce RTX 2080" through not-so-subtle clues. But just how powerful will these cards be? You...

Netflix axes Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale talk shows

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:01pm
Netflix has been experimenting (rather aggressively) with talk shows for a while in an effort to diversify its titles, but results have been hit or miss thus far. It's hard to get attached to a particular program only to see it canceled after a few m...

Elon Musk says Tesla could build $25,000 EV in about 'three years'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:28pm
When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's second master plan, the $35,000 Model 3 represented the price floor. It wasn't set in stone, but you couldn't realistically expect more. However, the dream of a truly affordable Tesla EV just got a little more tangib...

Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for students?

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

AI gives Thanos a soul in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:30am
Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos isn't your usual Marvel nemesis. Then again, even after 19 films in Disney's superhero universe, it's not as if he's had much strong competition. Aside from the puckish Loki and tragic Killmonger, mo...

The Morning After: Your weekend edition

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:00am
Hey, good morning! Welcome to your weekend. This week included our full review of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9, Google's opaque location tracking and just a lot of bad news for MoviePass. Elon Musk also talked about his tough year heading up Tesla an...

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 4:31am
Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI...

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