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Uber is under US investigation over gender discrimination

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:11pm
Uber is still grappling with its legacy of sexism well after it launched its bid to reform its corporate culture. Sources for both Engadget and the Wall Street Journal have reported that the ridesharing firm is under a US Equal Employment Opportunity...

SEC halts sketchy Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining scheme

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:52am
One of the more surprising gadgets to appear at CES this year was a Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining computer, which might have seemed like an easy way to make money if you leased the machine. But economists said the math never added up, and the p...

Wirecutter deals: The best Prime Day deals so far

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:30am
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 commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis...

Microsoft and National Geographic team up on AI research grant

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:06am
Microsoft and National Geographic are partnering on a new grant program that will put $1 million towards projects using AI to address environmental challenges. Between five and 15 projects will be selected as recipients of the AI for Earth Innovation...

VW's electric Pikes Peak racer is now the champion at Goodwood, too

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:41am
VW made good on its promise to conquer Goodwood's Hillclimb with its pure electric race car soon after tackling Pikes Peak. The I.D. R Pikes Peak was the fastest vehicle to take on the legendary ascent at the Festival of Speed, finishing the climb in...

Roku's wireless speakers are just for its TVs

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:10am
TV speakers stink. As our televisions have gotten ever thinner, there simply isn't any room to stuff in speakers that actually sound good. Roku today unveiled a simple solution for that problem: A pair of wireless speakers, designed to work exclusive...

Uber adds new features to ensure a smooth pickup

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:55am
Uber is rolling out some new features aimed at making the pickup process simpler and more efficient. First, while the company began offering advanced booking in 2016, it's now going to start guaranteeing your pickup time. If your driver doesn't arriv...

Aston Martin’s Volante Vision is a luxurious flying taxi

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:31am
Aston Martin is the latest luxury car company to express interest in creating a personal aerial vehicle. Today, the company unveiled its plans for a "flying car," a three-seat aircraft called the Volante Vision Concept. The hypothetical concept craft...

Armani's latest designer smartwatches come with strap options

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:00am
Emporio Armani has launched new touchscreen smartwatches for those who prefer Google's Wear OS in a designer package. The fall models feature new dial designs on a 1.19-inch AMOLED display and stainless steel cases. One of them is available with eith...

Amazon could take on UK broadcasters with a smart TV launch

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:25am
Cutting the cable cord could soon get a lot easier in the UK, as Amazon is getting set to release smart TVs with Fire TV built in, reports the Telegraph. A smart TV from the online retail giant is currently in testing by DTG, a UK standards body for...

Scientists develop the world's first 3D color X-rays

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:28am
A New Zealand company has generated the first 3D color X-Ray images of the human body by using an advanced medical scanner. The scanner utilizes CERN's Medipix3 technology and has been in development for a decade. It's able to produce high resolution...

The Morning After: Even the World Cup couldn't escape 'Fortnite'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:30am
Welcome back. France has won the World Cup, so we can go back to playing Fortnite -- like some of the players. We hear more on the two million-dollar electric hypercar of the future and imagine a life with a cardboard accordion, courtesy of Nintendo...

UK's first spaceport will be located in Scotland

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:35am
The UK government has announced that it plans to build Europe's first spaceport on the A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland, Scotland. The boggy stretch is relatively uninhabited, remote and close to the North Sea. It's also the best place in the UK to r...

Chinese car giants team up on a ridesharing platform

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:56pm
It's not just Western automakers jumping head-first into transportation services. Three of China's largest car brands (Chongqing Changan, Dongfeng and FAW Group) have launched a venture that will create a ridesharing platform. T3 Mobile Travel Servic...

Tesla Model 3 rollover crash shows its real-world safety

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 8:41pm
While Tesla's Model 3 should be a safe car (this isn't the company's first try), it's hard not to feel nervous. Without official crash test results, how do you know how resilient it really is? Apparently, it's tougher than you might think. Reddit use...

Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood's legendary hill climb

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:04pm
Want a hint of how the automotive zeitgeist is changing? You only need to look at the just-ended Goodwood Festival of Speed. Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driving vehicle to successfully complete Goodwood's fa...

Nintendo Labo contest champions include a solar accordion and teapots

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 5:36pm
If it wasn't already apparent that you can do much more with Nintendo Labo than what comes in the box, it is now. Nintendo has unveiled the winners of a Creators Contest that challenged them to produce games and musical instruments, and the results...

Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 4:03pm
Another piece of the Square Kilometer Array's puzzle just fell into place. South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet. Some parts of the array have been gathering data, but...

Pininfarina's $2 million electric hypercar boasts a 250MPH top speed

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:34pm
When Pininfarina teased its PF0 electric hypercar in March, it didn't do more than promise a massive amount of power and a 2020 launch. It's starting to dribble out details, however, and it now looks like the PF0 may deliver the best of all worlds -...

Rolls-Royce is the latest to develop a flying taxi

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 1:03pm
The flying taxis from Airbus and Uber may have some fresh competition, albeit not quite in the way they might have expected. Rolls-Royce has unveiled an EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) concept that could carry four to five passengers...

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