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'The Division' upgrade raises the stakes for veteran players

Engadget - 48 min 32 sec ago
Now that Ubisoft has spent some time improving the fundamentals of The Division, it's ready to focus on more content. And this time, there's a lot for seasoned players -- even those who'll never pay for add-ons. The upcoming free 1.6 update will ad...

Amazon made a Dash button just for boxes of assorted candy

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 23:04
If you're a creature of habit who doesn't mind introducing a little branding into your home, Amazon's one-touch ordering buttons are useful for re-stocking everything from laundry detergent to Nerf ammo. They can even be programmed to remind you that...

Snowden's preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 21:33
Lavabit, the encrypted email provider Edward Snowden favored, has risen from the ashes with more security features than before. If you'll recall, company chief Ladar Levison shut it down in 2013 instead of complying with the government's demand to ha...

Tesla's big Autopilot update is now active on newer cars

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 19:59
Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot has been months in the making, but it's finally here -- no, for real this time. After days of laying dormant, the upgrade is now active for all HW2-era (that is, self-driving capable) Model S and Model X vehicles with Autop...

Unwanted Trump in your feed? Twitter says it's sorry - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2017-01-21 19:25
Some Twitter users who weren't interested in following The Donald via the official presidential account, @POTUS, wound up following him anyway.

Apple is reportedly reinventing the iPhone's fingerprint reader

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 18:32
Future iPhones may revolve around more than just an eye-catching curved display. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who frequently (though not always) has a knack for hardware scoops, believes that Apple is designing a whole new Touch ID fingerprin...

Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 17:01
The latest version of Google Play Services comes with a feature that can ensure all your devices are always online. Austrian journalist Andreas Proschofsky has posted a screenshot on his Google+ account showing a new feature called "Instant Tethering...

Hackers hit Sundance film fest, shutting down box office - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2017-01-21 16:37
A cyberattack leveled the indie film fest's ticketing systems for less than an hour.

'Walking Dead's' Daryl says he's 'ready to kill everybody' - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2017-01-21 15:56
Negan and his bat Lucille had better start running, because Norman Reedus warns his character is coming for them.

Shia LaBeouf starts a 4-year livestream to protest Trump

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 15:28
If you were determined to make a political protest through art, and had the luxuries of both fame and modern technology? For Shia LaBeouf, it's simple: start an ambitious livestreaming project. The actor (along with Nastja Säde Rönkk&ouml...

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 14:00
We have a plethora of options for getting around in an urban area. Buses, taxis, Uber, monorails, light rail and dirigibles (well, probably not the last one) make travel in big cities easier. But for those looking for a bit more freedom and fun, ther...

Recommended Reading: Video games and the issue of slavery

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 12:30
How Historical Games Integrate or Ignore Slavery Amanda Kerri, Rock Paper Shotgun Video games certainly don't claim to always offer a depiction of the "real world," but for those titles rooted in historical events, how the narrative addresses cert...

Styr's system of health gadgets exists to sell you supplements

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 11:30
I'm the kind of guy who can always stand to lose a few pounds. The Styr Lab regimen seemed like a great way to do so. When I first saw it at TechCrunch's Disrupt event in San Francisco last September, I was genuinely excited to give the fitness-track...

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 10:00
When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid...

ICYMI: A soft robot sleeve to keep your heart going

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 09:30
Today on In Case You Missed It: A soft robotic device made by Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital researchers has been tested on pigs and so far, seems quite promising in treating heart disease. The robotic heart wraps around parts of existi...

Triplanes, biplanes, jets and helicopters at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2017-01-21 08:00
From an Avro Shackleton to an English Electric Lightning to a Bristol Belvedere, this museum in the north of England has some wonderful exhibits. Here's a full tour.

Amazon Alexa on a phone: What's the big deal? - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2017-01-21 08:00
Amazon's voice assistant arrives for the first time on a phone next month, which Redundant? Here's how it might help you, and how it won't.

I stumbled across these beautiful flying machines in an unexpected place - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2017-01-21 08:00
The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, has great exhibits including massive aircraft, trains and steam-driven factory machines.

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 08:00
Letter from the Editor It's official. Welcome to Trump's America, everybody. And while there were plenty of eyes on the president-elect's questionable cabinet choices this past week, Obama still managed to make some headlines of his own. Among them...

CBS and Paramount settle lawsuit with 'Star Trek' fan film

Engadget - Sat, 2017-01-21 03:38
It's been a wild ride for the folks behind the Axanar Star Trek fan film, but it's finally over -- the fan production group has settled its lawsuit with CBS and Paramount. The terms of the agreement aren't completely clear, but both parties have anno...