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Tesla investors tell Elon Musk to apologize for 'pedo' Twitter remarks - Roadshow

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 18:14
They also suggest he should take a break from the social network.

Nest CEO steps down as the company joins Google's home division

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 18:00
According to CNET, Nest has announced today that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be its CEO. As part of his departure, Nest will now be folded into Google's home and living room products team. In a joint interview with Fawaz, Rishi Chandra, vice presiden...

Voting machine maker sold states systems with remote-access tools

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:44
Election Systems and Software (ES&S) has admitted that it sold election management systems which included remote-access software to multiple US states over six years. The company said in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden it had included off-the-shelf pc...

'Alto's Odyssey' lands on Android for free next week

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:31
Apple Design Award winner Alto's Odyssey hit the App Store in February, but Android players have been forced to wait for the serene platformer to come to Google Play. They won't have to sit on their hands for much longer -- Alto's Odyssey will land o...

Verizon stops activating 3G phones

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:03
Verizon is no longer activating phones that aren't 4G LTE-capable. Recently, a few readers told Droid Life that Verizon had declined their requests to activate 3G devices, and the carrier has now confirmed that this will be the policy going forward....

Get a closer look at Zachary Levi as DC Comics superhero Shazam - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:57
See Shazam all dressed up and ready for adventure.

Egypt will subject popular social accounts to anti-fake news laws

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:47
Egypt's parliament has passed a new law that will categorize social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers as media outlets. As such, they'll be regulated by the Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media and be subject to m...

Twitter reportedly suspended 58 million accounts in Q4 2017

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:31
Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million accounts across May and June of 2018 as part of its purge of fake users. Now, according to a tweet from the Associated Press, the social media company had already suspended at least 58 million accounts in the l...

Walmart might get into the crowded video-subscription business

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:12
Walmart is considering a subscription video-streaming service, The Information reports, that could be set up as a rival to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Sources familiar with the company's discussions about the prospect told the publication that su...

Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the PM edition

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:00
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 commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis...

Facebook can’t decide when a page should be banned

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 15:48
Another day, another congressional hearing on how tech companies are conducting themselves. This time it was Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that testified before the House Judiciary Committee today, in a hearing titled "Examining the Content Filtering...

Egypt's new law targets social media, journalists for 'fake news' - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 15:39
The government will be able to legally prosecute popular social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

‘Emojiland’ blends musical theater and existential angst

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 15:30
The thing about musical theatre is that pleasant surprises are never too hard to find. A rock musical about 19th-century German teenagers exploring their sexuality won a Tony. And right now, a man playing a cartoon sponge from Nickelodeon is charming...

Roborace is still pursuing its driverless race-car dream

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 15:11
Clearly, Roborace doesn't believe in bad luck. Last week, on Friday the 13th, the company chose to run its self-driving Robocar in front of a feverish crowd at England's Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was only the second time the team had demonstrate...

Mophie's new Apple-exclusive Powerstation portable chargers recharge via Lightning - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 15:06
The company's latest battery charging solutions offer single cable convenience for Apple users.

Twitch is giving the people what they want: GIFs

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 15:00
Twitch's next way of letting viewers interact with streams is with GIFs. The latest customization tool for the popular broadcasting service arrives via a partnership with Giphy, and the way it works sounds pretty simple. A broadcaster sets a location...

'Sea of Thieves' DLC 'Cursed Sails' arrives July 31st

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 14:42
It won't be too much longer before the first of Sea of Thieves' two free summer add-ons makes an appearance. Rare and Microsoft have revealed that Cursed Sails will be available to Windows and Xbox One players on July 31st. The DLC introduces "terr...

Can't be home? UPS tests smart locks to deliver inside your building - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 14:29
So far the service is only in New York City, but it might go nationwide.