Tech News from Around the Globe

Roborace engineer explains why a driverless racecar drove into a wall

Engadget - 3 hours 30 min ago
A video of an unfortunate (albeit kinda hilarious) Roborace incident made the rounds on Thursday. It showed an SIT Acronis Autonomous racecar immediately veering to the right at the start of a lap and crashing into a wall. An engineer from SIT has si...

Oda aren't just speakers, they're a $299 ticket to live music

Engadget - 3 hours 40 min ago
I am a bit of a live music junkie. In my twenties I would often go to at least one show a week (and often many more). Even now, as I unenthusiastically race towards 40, with a career, a small child and generally a lot more obligations, I try to see a...

Logitech made official gaming gear for 'League of Legends' band K/DA

Engadget - 4 hours 19 sec ago
K-pop frenzy is at an all-time high and tech companies continue to collaborate with the genre’s biggest bands in the hopes of luring fans to buy their goods. After the virtual League of Legends K-pop band K/DA announced its comeback and upcoming EP t...

There's a lot to look forward to in 'Apex Legends' season seven

Engadget - 4 hours 10 min ago
With season seven less than a week away, EA and Respawn are finally detailing the new content and features that we can expect from the latest update to the popular battle royale game Apex Legends. Thanks to a series of previews, it’s now common knowl...

'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' new suit moves like 'Into the Spider-Verse'

Engadget - 4 hours 15 min ago
Spider-Man: Miles Morales has an extra treat for fans: a giant nod to Into the Spider-Verse. Marvel, Insomniac and Sony have revealed that you can use Miles’ black-and-red Spider-Verse suit in the upcoming PS5 and PS4 game. It’s not just a skin on to...

Ford reveals how much its Active Driver Assist option will cost

Engadget - 4 hours 39 min ago
Ford’s autonomous highway driving tech won’t come as standard on all of the vehicles that support it. The automaker has now revealed how much you’ll have to pay to add the Active Drive Assist option to certain 2021 F-150 pickup and electric Mustang M...

Sony's WF-1000MX3 earbuds drop to $168, an all-time low on Amazon

Engadget - 4 hours 55 min ago
It might be a good time to buy if you’re itching for some true wireless earbuds to tune out the rest of the world. Amazon is selling Sony’s well-received WF-1000XM3 buds for $168. That’s an all-time low on Amazon, and one of the best deals yet for th...

Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal for $345 million

Engadget - 5 hours 3 min ago
Under Armour may be rethinking its fitness app strategy. After purchasing MyFitnessPal for $475 million in 2015, the company announced today that it has started a “definitive agreement to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to Francisco Partners.” It’s al...

Tesla raises price of Full Self-Driving mode to $10,000 now that it's in beta

Engadget - 5 hours 59 min ago
Elon Musk warned that Tesla would hike the price of Full Self-Driving now that it’s in beta, and he’s being true to his word. The Verge reports Tesla has raised the cost of the package to $10,000 in the US for both new car buyers and upgrades, up $2,...

Apple takes home an engineering Emmy for its ubiquitous ProRes video tech

Engadget - 6 hours 25 min ago
Apple took home an engineering Emmy award for its ProRes video codec first developed in 2007 that has become widely used in digital television and film production (via 9to5Mac). As Apple’s team accepting the prize noted, it gained popularity because...

Podcast: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X early impressions

Engadget - 6 hours 55 min ago
This week, Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Jessica Conditt to talk about both new consoles -- well, as much as they can say anyway. Jess chats about her PlayStation 5 preview, and we can finally compare it to the Xbox Series X and S final hardwar...

Google adds spooky sounds to its Nest doorbells for Halloween

Engadget - 6 hours 56 min ago
Over the next couple of days, you can help Momo the cat defeat underwater foes when you visit the Google homepage. The tech giant is celebrating Halloween 2020 with what it calls a “subaquatic shriek-quel” of the Magic Cat Academy Doodle it did for H...

The best deals we found this week: $50 off AirPods Pro and more

Engadget - 7 hours 3 min ago
The beginning of this week brought a number of solid deals on headphones, tablets and other gadgets. And then Best Buy began its first early Black Friday sale and we saw a bunch of our favorite devices receive steep discounts. Best Buy’s sale lasts t...

RISC-V is trying to launch an open-hardware revolution

Engadget - 7 hours 26 min ago
There are processors in everything. I’m not even talking about the SoC in your phone or smart TV; but modern devices from cars to consoles are filled with tiny chips. These microcontrollers manage power supplies, interpret sensor readings, move data,...

The Morning After: Netflix price hike takes HD streaming to $14 per month

Engadget - 7 hours 58 min ago
It’s hard to remember now, but when Netflix first offered streaming as a standalone subscription back in 2011, it cost just $8 per month. Now the company’s latest price increase pushes that Standard streaming rate in the US to $14. If you already hav...

SmartThings Find app can track down lost Samsung Galaxy devices

Engadget - 8 hours 51 min ago
Smartphones and other devices are so intertwined with our lives that losing one can be traumatic. To that end, Samsung has unveiled SmartThings Find, an app that uses a variety of technologies to locate your phone, even if there’s no cell or WiFi sig...

New 'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge' trailer reveals its story

Engadget - 9 hours 26 min ago
Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB has released a new trailer for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge, and it gives us a glimpse of the kind of adventures we can expect from Ady Sun’Zee. It shows the young Padawan exploring a myst...

PlayStation CEO thinks VR's bright future is still years away

Engadget - 13 hours 54 min ago
Sony offering PSVR owners a free camera adapter to use with the PS5 pretty much tells you that the company has no plans to release a new virtual reality headset anytime soon. Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed to The Washi...

YouTube Music finally lets users filter out liked YouTube videos

Engadget - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:12pm
The forced transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music is upon us, and for those making the switch, one annoying aspect of the new service has been how it blends random videos from YouTube in with music. As far as YouTube Music is concerned, l...

Broken People novelist Sam Lansky wonders, What if you could fix all your faults in 3 days? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 8:06pm
His new book, Broken People, answers that question, complete with a shaman who performs "open-soul surgery."

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