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Intel’s self-driving supergroup brings Fiat Chrysler into the fold

Engadget - 7 min 12 sec ago
Intel's self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021, and FCA's incl...

AMC wants to opt out of MoviePass' one-movie-a-day deal

Engadget - 38 min 12 sec ago
You and your friends might be thrilled at MoviePass' new $10-a-month subscription service, but AMC sure isn't. According to Variety and Deadline, the theater chain is trying to find a way to block the service's users from using their subscription at...

Barack Obama breaks the record for most-liked Tweet

Engadget - 1 hour 37 min ago
Barack Obama's August 13th tweet promoting racial and religious tolerance has become the most liked of all time, Twitter says. The message -- apparently in response to the death of a woman at Charlottesville neo-Nazi marches -- quotes Nelson Mandela...

The Morning After: Wednesday, August 16th 2017

Engadget - 2 hours 39 min ago
Welcome to Wednesday! Virtually creep inside Kendall Jenner's closet, watch a drone chill on the UK's biggest warship and hear about a smart-lock update that bricked said locks. Whoops.

Facebook’s AI suggestions come to Messenger in the UK

Engadget - 3 hours 4 min ago
According to Facebook, chatbots were going to change the way we get things done. Users were meant to be able to to buy flowers, order fast food and check in with their bank without ever having to leave the Messenger app. The company quickly dialed ba...

'Micromotors' alter your gut's chemistry to safely deliver medicine

Engadget - 3 hours 39 min ago
There's a reason diabetics can't take their insulin orally (for the time being): stomach acid is super effective at dissolving it and similar large proteins, like antibiotics. But rather than force patients to pound pints of Maalox or chew a tub of T...

BT to remove half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes

Engadget - 4 hours 29 min ago
With the majority of Britons now carrying a smartphone in their pocket, demand for static, boring telephone boxes has dwindled. A small number of them have been repurposed, turned into tiny offices, WiFi hotspots and charging kiosks, but many of them...

Essential Phone preorders to start shipping in 7 days - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 33 min ago
After Essential missed its first shipping target, preorders of the highly-anticipated phone from the father of Android are set to ship within a week.

Facebook ditches squares, invests in circles for redesign - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 39 min ago
The social media giant has started rolling out a visual update to its site and app. You may have already noticed the circles.

Google's Pixel 2 may also borrow HTC's squeeze controls

Engadget - 4 hours 41 min ago
It's been widely rumoured that HTC and LG will be handling manufacturing duties for Google's Pixel 2 and the next Pixel XL respectively. And, it seems both brands are keen to put their stamps on the handsets. Previous leaks showed that LG is adding m...

Watch the latest 'It' trailer in VR and never sleep again - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 40 min ago
Do you hate yourself? Is sleep less of a necessity and more of an exercise in night terrors and clown visions? Time to watch "It" in virtual reality!

Google Home Preview Program is now available to everyone

Engadget - 5 hours 49 min ago
If you like being on the bleeding edge and aren't afraid of a few bugs, the Google Home Preview Program is now available to anyone who wants to sign up, as 9 to 5 Google noticed recently. If you'd rather not be an AI assistant guinea pig, fear not. W...

Ikea offers hilarious instructions for assembling GoT cloaks - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 26 min ago
Commentary: The cloaks worn by Jon Snow and friends are actually Ikea rugs. The company wants to help fanatics make their own.

AltspaceVR is keeping its virtual hangout open

Engadget - 7 hours 43 min ago
AltspaceVR might have just saved its virtual world at the 11th hour, because the company is halting its plans to shut down. According to a new post by the team, AltspaceVR isn't closing down and is going to live on. It's still unclear what's going on...

What it takes to chase the total solar eclipse coast to coast - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2017-08-15 22:39
Most people will witness the August 21 eclipse for just a minute or two, if at all. But it is possible to see it for longer, if you can move fast enough.

Now Alexa can do your bidding through Ultimate Ears' speakers

Engadget - Tue, 2017-08-15 22:26
Alexa keeps making its way to non-Amazon devices recently, such as Anker's Dot clone and HTC's U11 phone. Now, it's gracing two more devices with its presence: Ultimate Ears' Boom 2 and Megaboom wireless speakers. Simply press the Bluetooth button an...

9 best shows to watch in a smart home (and 6 we can't stand) - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2017-08-15 22:06
Have a smart device and trying to figure out what to watch? We have the answers, with some tips on shows to avoid on certain devices.

Tech companies urge Supreme Court to protect cell phone privacy - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2017-08-15 20:58
Apple, Facebook, Google and others file a brief arguing that police should have a warrant before accessing users' location data.

SteelSeries' new keyboard ensures you never miss a Discord alert

Engadget - Tue, 2017-08-15 20:46
SteelSeries is known for precision products, claiming its recent mouse has such a high level of tracking that on-screen characters matched its movements on a 1:1 scale, a much-wanted milestone from eSports players. So it's no surprise that the compan...