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Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 11AM ET (updated)

Engadget - 9 hours 2 min ago
Today, Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, will perform another test on the sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle. This time, the company is looking at pushing the engines to their maximum limits with a high...

Welcome to the airport of the future, where your face is your passport - CNET

CNET News - 9 hours 17 min ago
Facial recognition isn't just for the iPhone X -- it's revolutionising airport security and making long queues and passports a thing of the past.

How 'Mission Impossible' made the leap to 4K and HDR

Engadget - 9 hours 17 min ago
Mission Impossible is an unusual film franchise. It's spanned over 22 years and five directors, each bringing their own distinctive touch to Tom Cruise's increasingly over-the-top escapades. Brian De Palma's 1996 film, which kicked off the series, he...

Philips' extra-bright 4K HDR monitor is now available for $1,000

Engadget - 9 hours 48 min ago
If you've been salivating at the thought of Philips' (technically, EPI's) ultra-bright HDR monitor, you can now do more than clean up the mess you've left on the floor. The Momentum 43" 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor is now available from Amazon and Best...

Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion?

Engadget - 10 hours 17 min ago
After the better part of three years' investigation, the European Union has announced that it will fine Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion). The company was found to have restricted competition through the use of its dominance in the mobile market...

Roland's latest smartphone mixer can record your entire band

Engadget - 10 hours 49 min ago
Your phone's mic is fine for quick audio memos and the like, but if you want to record music on it, you need something a little more robust. Roland revealed a palm-sized audio mixer at CES in 2017, a little device called Go:Mixer that could record up...

Silence in the deep: Inside the HMS Ocelot stealth submarine - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 2 min ago
The Ocelot is a British sub named after a rare species of wild feline. The cat photos from this tour are light on cute, heavy on cool military tech.

Google fined $5.04 billion for forcing its apps onto Android phones

Engadget - 11 hours 8 min ago
Europe has imposed a record-setting €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine on Google for antitrust violations around its Android smartphone operating system. In 2016, the EU Commission charged Google with forcing mobile network operators to install Chro...

Sony's portable projector tech displays perfect images on curved surfaces

Engadget - 11 hours 16 min ago
The future of portable projectors just got a whole lot clearer, as Sony launches two bits of tech that will give gives portable projectors both HD capabilities and the ability to provide a distortion-free picture even on curved surfaces. This means y...

Phones with facial recognition (roundup) - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 17 min ago
A look at the most popular phones that let you unlock the screen (and sometimes even pay for stuff) with your face.

Deep cat: A tour through the submarine HMS Ocelot - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 17 min ago
Launched from Chatham, England in 1962, Her Majesty's Submarine Ocelot served for 29 years, and is now a museum ship. Here’s what it looks like inside.

Google takes steps back into Chinese market with Wechat AI game - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 44 min ago
The company is getting people drawing on the country's most popular messaging service.

The Morning After: VAR and Roborace

Engadget - 11 hours 47 min ago
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. You've made it to the middle of the week. We have just enough time to discuss the future of Nest and how VAR impacted the World Cup, along with a significant promise for the future of AI.

Giant Jeff Goldblum statue erected for Jurassic Park anniversary - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 56 min ago
Goldblum's sexy shirtless torso meme is now a 25 ft statue in front of Tower Bridge in London.

You can legally download 3D-printed gun designs next month

Engadget - 12 hours 16 min ago
3D gun printing advocate Defense Distributed has emerged triumphant in a legal battle to freely publish online blueprints that could allow users to manufacture firearms.

Google hit with reported record $5 billion EU fine over Android antitrust practices - CNET

CNET News - 12 hours 31 min ago
Never mind the money, big changes to Android could be on the way.

Hands on with the Lego Aston Martin DB5 -- and its ejector seat - CNET

CNET News - 12 hours 57 min ago
Famous for its role in James Bond Goldfinger, the new Lego set comes complete with machine guns, bullet screen and working ejector seat.

Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave diver a 'pedo guy'

Engadget - 13 hours 17 min ago
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has apologized to a British cave diver for calling him a "pedo guy" in a Twitter rant over the rescue of children trapped in a cave in Thailand. "My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths an...