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Facebook reportedly aims to buy a 'major' cybersecurity company

Engadget - 24 min 11 sec ago
Facebook is still reeling from the hack that exposed 29 million users, but it may have a solution: go shopping. Sources talking to The Information claim that Facebook is accelerating plans to buy a "major" cybersecurity company, and has already offe...

Facebook reportedly shopping for a cybersecurity company - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 9 min ago
Acquisition would aim to shore up security following the largest hack in the company's history.

NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire

Engadget - 1 hour 57 min ago
The NYPD's plan to outfit every officer with body cameras has run into trouble. The department has pulled about 2,990 Vievu LE-5 cameras across the city after one officer's camera caught fire near a Staten Island precinct. There's a "possible product...

Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks

Engadget - 3 hours 30 min ago
You can add another big name to the list of phone makers found cheating on benchmarks. UL Benchmarks has delisted Oppo's Find X and F7 phones from its 3DMark charts after testing from itself and Tech2 revealed that both devices were artificially ram...

Google Gboard's floating keys make your giant phone more comfortable

Engadget - 5 hours 1 min ago
Google is giving you the power to make its mobile keyboard float and to move it anywhere you want to. No need to chant Wingardium Leviosa -- it's Le-vi-O-sa, by the way -- just tap on Gboard's G icon, and you'll find the "Floating" option under its m...

Marvel's Daredevil season 3 big bad talks about donning the iconic white suit - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 33 min ago
Actors Vincent D'Onofrio, Jay Ali and Wilson Bethel reveal the dangers of becoming Wilson Fisk's puppets in the Netflix show.

Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software bugs

Engadget - 6 hours 33 min ago
Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman tol...

Game of Thrones shot a reunion special with Conan O'Brien - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 33 min ago
Sean Bean says the comedian hosted a farewell show of some kind in Northern Ireland.

George Lucas and Jon Favreau get together in ... a cantina? - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 33 min ago
The Star Wars creator apparently paid a visit to the set of The Mandalorian.

After Math: Paying more for less

Engadget - 8 hours 4 min ago
The rent is too damn high unless you're living in a van down by the river, medical care routinely puts people into bankruptcy, gas prices are still floating around $3 a gallon nationwide and Senator Ted "Zodiac Killer" Cruz is worried that his six fi...

Elon Musk trolls 'virgin' Fortnite players, game fights back - CNET

CNET News - 8 hours 33 min ago
The billionaire businessman and the hit game had a brief but entertaining Twitter fight.

How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas

Engadget - 9 hours 34 min ago
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Volkswagen is building an EV factory near Shanghai, should Tesla be worried? - Roadshow

CNET News - 11 hours 33 min ago
The new facility will be environmentally friendly and build vehicles on the all-electric MEB platform.

Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

Engadget - 11 hours 33 min ago
Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they're going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the size of that battery. Researchers might have a solution: turn the...

These new kitchen gadgets will change how you cook, store and dispose of your food - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 33 min ago
We got a look at the latest in food tech at the 2018 Smart Kitchen Summit.

Keegan-Michael Key and the most ridiculous 5G interview ever - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 33 min ago
Has the 5G hype gotten out of hand? Just wait until comedic actor Keegan-Michael Key weighs in.

Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Engadget - 15 hours 40 min ago
Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,...

Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

Engadget - Sat, 2018-10-20 23:58
There's little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figur...

Twitter employee may have spied on users for Saudis, says report - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-10-20 23:42
Intelligence officials alerted the social network in 2015, and it fired the worker, reports The New York Times.

Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

Engadget - Sat, 2018-10-20 22:34
While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads...