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Rivian turned down GM investment so it could build EVs for others

Engadget - 22 min 26 sec ago
Reports emerged last week that GM would not join Amazon in investing in electric vehicle startup Rivian, and now we have a little more clarity on why talks broke down. It seems GM wanted some exclusivity, but Rivian plans to build vehicles for other...

Console gaming is at a crossroads

Engadget - 1 hour 15 min ago
Sony and Microsoft have been walking the same path for nearly 20 years, when it comes to gaming hardware. Instead of leaves, shiny silver game discs dangle from the trees, while black and white boxes of varying sizes line the underbrush, covered in d...

'MalwareTech' security researcher pleads guilty

Engadget - 1 hour 36 min ago
In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from relatively unknown, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After he shut down the rapidly spreading WannaCry malware by finding a killswitch domain in the software, UK t...

Earth Day 2019: Go greener with these cool eco-friendly products - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Make Earth Day an everyday event with reusable sandwich bags, solar-powered gadgets and shoes made from water bottles.

Sidewalk Labs' street signs alert people to data collection in use

Engadget - 1 hour 58 min ago
As Sidewalk Labs builds its "smart city" in Toronto, there have been growing concerns that the sensor and camera-laden neighborhood may invade the privacy of citizens. To deal with some of those issues, the subsidiary of Alphabet announced today that...

Volkswagen's US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup - Roadshow

CNET News - 2 hours 55 sec ago
VW America head Scott Keogh sees "opportunity" in a market full of $50,000 and $60,000 pickups.

Nintendo Switch might soon be available in China - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 56 sec ago
The gaming giant is partnering with Chinese tech company Tencent, according to Reuters.

Galaxy Fold screens broke and the internet is freaking out - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 33 min ago
Samsung's foldable phone is off to a rough start.

Facebook's privacy mishaps: Zuckerberg could be held accountable, report says - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 35 min ago
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly looking into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's past remarks about privacy.

Syringe 'watch' puts a life-saving allergy shot on your wrist

Engadget - 2 hours 38 min ago
If you're prone to serious allergic reactions, carrying an epinephrine shot (such as an EpiPen) could be vital. Those shots are often bulky, though, and there's a real chance you could lose yours right before you need it. Students at Rice Universit...

The best of AmazonBasics: PC accessories - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 43 min ago
From USB hubs to gaming keyboard, we tried a wide range of AmazonBasics PC accessories to see where you can save without sacrificing quality.

Sewer-blocking London concreteberg weighs as much as a whale - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 57 min ago
Forget fatbergs. England has to chip an epic amount of concrete out of some sewer tunnels.

Researchers suggest 100 percent renewable energy isn’t very green

Engadget - 3 hours 11 min ago
In order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we'll need to rely on renewable energy, electric vehicles (EV) and battery storage. But creating that infrastructure will dramatically increase our need for metals like cobalt and li...

Christchurch shooting videos are still on Facebook over a month later

Engadget - 3 hours 44 min ago
Current methods for filtering out terrorist content are still quite limited, and a recent discovery makes that all too clear. Motherboard and the Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center's Eric Feinberg have discovered that variants of the Chr...

Aston Martin DBS 59 makes the Superleggera even more desirable somehow - Roadshow

CNET News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Only 24 of these will be produced by Aston's in-house personalization team.

'When They See Us' recreates the story of the Central Park Five

Engadget - 4 hours 24 min ago
This spring, Netflix will turn the harrowing story of the Central Park Five into a four-part mini-series, When They See Us. The show takes a closer look at the infamous 1989 case, in which five black teens were coerced into confessing to a crime they...

Robert Downey the only Avenger the Russos trusted with Endgame script - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 26 min ago
Well, maybe Chris Evans, because Captain America can keep a secret.

Game of Thrones season 8: All the Westeros drama, in pictures - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Joyous moments interspersed with complete bloody terror. Yep, that's how it goes in Westeros.

A public database exposed medical records of 150,000 rehab patients

Engadget - 4 hours 53 min ago
Nearly 150,000 patients who sought treatment at an addiction recovery facility in Pennsylvania had their medical records exposed online. Through the public search engine Shodan, independent researcher Justin Paine found an ElasticSearch database with...