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Apple AirPods are still the best-selling true wireless earbuds

Engadget - Mon, 2019-04-01 01:52
If you can barely even recall the days when people mocked the AirPods because they look just like their wired brethren, we don't blame you. They've shot up in popularity over the past couple of years, and according to new findings by Counterpoint Res...

Care.com pulls nearly 47,000 daycare listings following report

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 23:55
Care.com is considered the go-to site for caregivers in the US, but it just faced a serious shakeup. The company has confirmed that it took down 46,594 daycare center listings (45 percent of the listings in its database) after a Wall Street Journal...

Hackers obtain millions of cards from Planet Hollywood's parent company

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 22:48
More than a few restaurant-goers in the US will want to check their bank statements. Earl Enterprises has confirmed that hackers used point-of-sale malware to scoop up credit and card data at some of its US restaurants between May 2018 and March 2019...

Man pleads guilty to hijacking Apple IDs of rappers and sports stars

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 21:39
The end to Celebgate didn't mark the end to attempts to exploit superstars. Georgia resident Kwamaine Ford has pleaded guilty to hijacking Apple IDs of athletes (including NBA and NFL players) and rappers for the sake of spending sprees. From "at l...

DEA never checked if its bulk surveillance data was legal

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 20:27
If you thought the DEA's mass surveillance was irresponsible, you're not the only one. The Justice Department's Inspector General has released a report showing that the DEA "failed to conduct a comprehensive legal analysis" of three bulk data gather...

Facebook gives you more control over what you see in your News Feed

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 20:00
Facebook has announced a new feature called "Why am I seeing this post?" which will help you better understand the content that shows up on your News Feed from friends, Pages and Groups you follow. Not only that, but this will also give you more cont...

Finished Atari VCS design pays homage to its 2600 roots

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 19:18
Now that the Atari VCS team has once again delayed its retro console to give it more powerful innards, it's ready to show what that redesign looks like. The developers have unveiled what they say is the "production-ready" system design, and it pays...

Google Maps adds a city-themed 'Snake' game

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 18:10
Google has a habit of introducing goodies on April Fools that last long after the gags are over, and that isn't changing for 2019. The company has added a Snake game to Google Maps that lets you play the classic title themed around major cities. You'...

The best 360-degree camera

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 17:00
By Geoffrey Morrison This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full 3060-degree camera guide here....

Apple recruits Tesla's head of electric powertrains

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 16:30
Just because Apple scaled back its self-driving car team doesn't mean it's out of the game. If anything, it made a potentially significant hire. The company has hired Michael Schwekutsch, the Tesla VP overseeing electric powertrains, as a Senior Di...

Why Garfield phones have littered French beaches for 35 years

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 15:45
There's no better symbol of plastic ocean pollution and '80s consumerism gone wild than the Garfield phones of Brittany. The handsets, in the form of the aggressively unfunny cat, have been washing up on French beaches for decades. However, the novel...

AT&T is the first 5G carrier in the US to reach gigabit speeds

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 14:25
The initial 5G rollout in the US has been underwhelming, in part because those vaunted gigabit-class speeds have been nowhere to be found. AT&T, at least, is inching closer to that goal. The provider has declared that it's the first US telecom...

Investigators say Saudi Arabia accessed Jeff Bezos' phone

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 12:58
Jeff Bezos' accusations of blackmail and extortion extend beyond just the National Enquirer and its parent AMI. Bezos' investigation team has determined "with high confidence" that Saudi Arabia had access to the Amazon chief's phone. Team leader G...

After Math: It's big ball chunky time

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 11:30
Baseball season is the best season, regardless of what summer tells you. So take a cue from the MLB's Korea marketing team, grab your glove and get ready for 162 games, that's 486 hours, of Great American Pastime. Of course, not everybody is into spo...

What we played in March

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 10:00
Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. And basically, we've been dying a lot in Apex Legends. We're also catching up with Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4, and Just Cause 3 from 2015. T...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg proposes four ways to regulate the internet

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 08:02
Facebook has signaled some openness to regulations, but it's making things clearer this weekend. Mark Zuckerberg has posted an editorial floating four ideas for regulating the internet, including approaches that could apply worldwide. To begin with...

'Driveclub' online features shut down March 31st, 2020

Engadget - Sun, 2019-03-31 03:54
Driveclub has struggled despite its early hype and eventual refinement, and now Sony is ready to end its troubled saga. The company has announced that the servers for Driveclub, Driveclub VR and Driveclub Bikes will all shut down just before midnigh...

Apple Music code hints at Chromecast support

Engadget - Sat, 2019-03-30 23:30
Whether or not Apple Music is coming to Google Home, there are signs you might get to use it with some Google-powered devices. The 9to5Google team has found multiple lines of code in Apple Music's Android app that reference Chromecast support, inclu...

Facebook axed its bird-size internet drones before they even flew

Engadget - Sat, 2019-03-30 21:58
Facebook's Aquila wasn't the company's only experimental project meant to boost slow mobile internet speeds. According to a Business Insider report, the social network also explored the use of fixed-wing bird-size drones to provide people in remote l...

Google users can sign into Firefox and Edge with a security key

Engadget - Sat, 2019-03-30 20:31
Until now, you've had to use Chrome to sign into your Google account with a security key. You won't have to be quite so choosy going forward, though. Google has transitioned to using the new Web Authentication standard for hardware-based sign-ins,...

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