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YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess (updated)

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 3:05pm
YouTube came under fire Thursday after changes to its verification program meant several prominent YouTubers will the coveted status. CEO Susan Wojcicki has since apologized for the "frustration and hurt that we caused with our new approach to verifi...

Apple’s new iPhones can better manage your battery as it ages

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 2:58pm
In 2017, iPhone users discovered a software-based power throttling feature that was meant to prevent random shutdowns as the phone's battery aged. Apple's lack of clarity around the program turned what was meant to be a helpful failsafe into a debacl...

Twitter bans thousands of state-backed accounts spreading misinformation

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 2:19pm
Twitter has suspended thousands of accounts linked with state-backed misinformation campaigns. In a transparency report shared today, Twitter says it removed 4,248 accounts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 273 accounts from the UAE and Egypt, 1,0...

Porsche welcomes challenge from Tesla as it adapts to the EV world

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 2:01pm
Recently, the high-end EV world has become a Nurburgring arms race with Porsche and Tesla vying for the best lap at the famed circuit. The Taycan set a record and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided that the Model S would best it. From early reports, the Fre...

Fujifilm's X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:24pm
One of Fujifilm's most iconic mirrorless cameras is about to get a head-turning update. On Friday, Fujifilm confirmed it's developing a new version of the X-Pro called the X-Pro3 and shared a number of details about the upcoming camera. To start, the...

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:07pm
In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook promised to investigate other apps with access to large amounts of user data. The app developer investigation is ongoing, but today, Facebook said it has reviewed millions of apps and susp...

Sony will reveal 'Last of Us' details in a September 24th PlayStation stream

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:04pm
Sony will air its next State of Play, the company's new venue for sharing PlayStation-related news, on September 24th. Per the official PlayStation Blog, the live broadcast will start at 4PM ET/ 1PM PT and run "around 20 minutes." Sony says it won't...

22 states join California to sue the Trump admin over emissions standards

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:02pm
A group of 22 states have joined California in suing the Trump administration, which revoked that state's right to set its own emissions standards. On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an...

Walmart will reportedly stop selling e-cigarettes

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:47pm
Walmart seemingly isn't taking any chances in light of recent concerns about e-cigarettes. CNBC and Yahoo Finance both have obtained a memo indicating that the retailer will stop selling e-cigarettes at all of its US stores (including (Sam's Club) af...

'Minecraft' adds a character creator option

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:30pm
Minecraft players are getting more control over how their avatar looks. The latest beta build includes a character creator option that'll let you tweak the body shape, skin tone, hairstyle and color, facial hair and eyes. You'll be able to pick from...

Netflix renews 'GLOW' for a fourth and final season

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:03pm
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are about to hang up their boots after one more run of shows. Netflix has renewed its '80s-set dramedy GLOW for a fourth and final season.

‘Untitled Goose Game’ arrives today on Mac, PC and Switch

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:44am
Geese are jerks, and now you can be one too. Untitled Goose Game is available today on Mac, Windows and Switch. The odd ball game puts you in the role of a goose that's determined to annoy residents of a village. You'll prank them, steal items and ho...

One of the best mice on the market is on sale for $67

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:20am
The Logitech MX Master 2S is on sale at Amazon for $67 -- that's a $33 drop from its typical list price of $100. The mouse is one of our longtime favorites, and it was listed in our 2017 gift guide. While it's not the newest model, it's still a great...

The best home security system

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:00am
By Rachel Cericola 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 home security systems....

Not even Allbirds is safe from Amazon's copycat ways

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:50am
The tech world's penchant for outright copying successful ideas is well-documented. You only need to look at the last couple of years of Instagram's development path to see just how much Facebook has tried to copy every unique facet of Snapchat. But...

Tinder’s ‘Swipe Night’ show lets users swipe to control the plot

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:21am
Tinder is about to modernize the choose-your-own-adventure plot. Today, the company confirmed rumors that it's launching an original show, Swipe Night. In true Tinder style, you'll watch on your phone and decide how the story unfolds by swiping left...

Night School Studio's boozy buddy adventure 'Afterparty' gets a release date

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:00am
Just in time for Halloween, the developer of dark supernatural thriller Oxenfree, Night School Studio, will be releasing its new game Afterparty. The game was announced a few years ago but now we finally have a release date in October and more detail...

The best headsets for the Switch Lite

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:30am
The new Switch Lite is finally here. It's smaller than the original, so it'll be easier to take on the go, whether it's your daily commute, a long flight or a week-long road trip. However, such close quarters mean you're going to want to invest in a...

‘Fortnite’ is getting a Batman crossover

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:12am
Batman Day, an event to mark the Caped Crusader's 80th anniversary, takes place this Saturday. Epic Games is getting in on the fun by bringing aspects of the iconic superhero's world into Fortnite.

In search of upcycled food that actually tastes good

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:00am
I wish I could say that I only recently encountered the trend of transforming used grain into something edible, but then I'd be ignoring evidence of me eating dog treats made at a microbrewery a few years back. The worst part is that I tell Zagat on...