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How Microsoft embraced 'messy’ creativity with Windows Ink

Engadget - 7 min 12 sec ago
Windows Ink isn't Microsoft's first stab at bringing stylus support to PCs -- that would be Windows XP Tablet Edition -- but it is the company's most successful. It made stylus support a core part of Windows 10, and it's a big reason you're seeing so...

Here's how we can help Mother Nature save the Great Barrier Reef - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 36 min ago
The reef is big, beautiful and on its deathbed. Nature can heal it, but she needs our help.

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Engadget - 1 hour 37 min ago
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We'll recap this week's news highlights, plus big stories from Friday like Project Loon-distributed internet going live in Puerto Rico.

Google's annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

Engadget - 4 hours 38 min ago
For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet. By defaulting to secure connections on both ends, users can be protected from anyone who may intercept or even manipulate data as it flows ba...

Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 23:59
While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like it did with...

Vector plans three 'microsatellite' launches in Virginia

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 22:02
Virginia's governor announced that microsatellite delivery company Vector has arranged a trio of launches from the state's spaceport on Wallops Island. While the notice gave no information on the payloads or customers, they will be very small compare...

Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China's VPN ban

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 20:54
Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn't pleased about pulling VPN software from the company's App Store in China, but this July, it happened anyway. As a result, many users who once counted on such software to dodge the country's Great Firewall were left to their...

'Golden Compass' author Philip Pullman touts 'darker' prequel - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-10-20 20:52
It's been 17 years since Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy wrapped up, and a decade since "Compass" hit the big screen. The wait for a follow-up is over.

Project Loon brings limited internet access to Puerto Rico - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-10-20 20:07
Google’s parent company Alphabet teams up with AT&T to fly internet balloons over the storm-ravaged island.

Razer’s new webcam and microphone are made for streamers

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 19:44
Razer is known as a gaming laptop, mouse and keyboard maker, but it actually offers a wide variety of products, like Xbox controllers, power banks, and even an upcoming phone. Razer also makes webcams like the Stargazer, which is built for streaming...

Q Acoustics brings $350 soundbase and $6000 speakers into the world - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-10-20 18:49
Q Acoustics has announced its first sound base with HDMI, the M2, while also announcing an new sound bar and high-end floorstanders.

Project Loon's LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 18:33
About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet's X innovation...

Apple gets sued over Animoji trademark - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-10-20 18:21
A Japanese company says it claimed the rights to animated emoji before Apple did.

Movie 'sanitizer' VidAngel files for bankruptcy

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 17:45
Back in 2016, Hollywood studios were able to stop VidAngel from streaming sanitized versions of blockbuster hits, claiming that its system for doing so was covered under the Family Movie Act of 2005. The injunction, which VidAngel promised to appeal,...

Robert Scoble regrets being 'really hurtful to women' - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-10-20 17:08
The tech evangelist issues apologetic comments after being accused of sexual harassment by three women.

Bitcoin hits $6,000, making its creator even more insanely rich - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-10-20 17:00
The cryptocurrency reached a new high Friday, keeping up a huge gain for 2017.

Ford's commuter van service Chariot halts operations in San Francisco

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 16:33
Chariot, an on-demand commuter van service owned by Ford, had to suspend it's operations in San Francisco due to compliance issues with the California Highway Patrol, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

Apps and gadgets for the 'Blade Runner' future we didn’t ask for

Engadget - Fri, 2017-10-20 16:03
Punks, monks and Harrison Ford running scared through a poisonous cityscape were just a few of the details that made the original Blade Runner feel like its environment was a standalone character in the film. It felt as alien and familiar as the way...