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Fast delivery may negate the environmental benefits of online shopping

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 23:09
Many will tell you that online shopping is more eco-friendly since you don't have to drive as often, but just the opposite might be true in recent years. Axios has warned that the increasing number of super-fast delivery options may be leading to mo...

Minnesota cop receives $585,000 after fellow officers spied on DMV data

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 21:42
The city of Minneapolis is learning a hard lesson about the importance of placing checks on government data access. A court has awarded police officer Amy Krekelberg a total of $585,000 after she sued Minneapolis and two fellow officers for allegedl...

NASA's Curiosity rover makes surprising methane discovery on Mars - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 21:15
A spike in methane hints at the tantalizing possibility of alien life, but follow-up experiments are necessary before jumping to any conclusions.

Robot 'duck' keeps weeds out of rice paddies

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 20:28
For rice farmers, ducks have been a viable way to keep their crops healthy -- they destroy weeds, eat bugs and fertilize crops without using harmful chemicals. And now, a Nissan technician might have an alternative when fowl isn't an option. He's t...

Blizzard's global esports director quits amid turmoil

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 19:11
Blizzard's esports team just lost another major leader -- global esports director Kim Phan has left Blizzard to pursue a "new endeavor" in the gaming industry. The veteran didn't harbor ill will against Blizzard in her farewell post (she plans to at...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 is a stylish, luxurious ride - Roadshow

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 18:00
The new GLS-Class SUV feels more like a luxury flagship than ever before.

NASA's Astrobee cube robot flies in space for the first time

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 17:57
NASA's Astrobee cube robots are finally earning their space wings... in a manner of speaking. The agency has confirmed that one of the bots, Bumble, flew on its own for the first time aboard the International Space Station on June 14th. While the t...

US may require companies make 5G equipment outside of China

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 16:40
The US isn't just skittish about American companies using equipment from Chinese companies in their 5G networks -- it might force companies to avoid Chinese involvement altogether. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the Trump administration is co...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch ashes of an all-star, astronaut and others - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 16:36
The first nighttime launch of the big rocket will also be a celestial funeral of sorts.

Paris may offer flying taxis to 2024 Olympics guests

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 15:24
You can be sure that transportation will be a nightmare for many people attending the 2024 Paris Olympics, but technology could make it slightly more bearable. Airbus, Aeroports de Paris and the Paris Transport Authority are exploring the feasibilit...

AI could study your brain to help teachers improve their courses

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 14:12
Teachers don't always know how well their methods work. They can ask questions and hand out tests, of course, but it's not always clear who's at fault if the message doesn't get through. AI might do the trick before long, though. Dartmouth College...

The best electronic drums for beginners

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 13:00
By Brent Butterworth 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 guide to electronic drums for...

Esports player Ninja fails to qualify for Fortnite World Cup - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 12:27
Video game's biggest name won't be playing at the massive video game tournament next month.

After Math: The price of technological progress

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 11:30
San Francisco is on the cusp of banning e-cigarettes while a Florida town is now half a million dollars poorer following a ransomware attack. Google's building 20,000 new Silicon Valley homes (since California won't) and a new predictive hotel app ca...

Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak materializes for preorder July 1 - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 10:00
The cloak uses an app to show you disappearing on photos and video.

The 7 best Apple Watch chargers you can buy on Amazon - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 09:00
Keychain that charges your Apple Watch? Yep, Amazon’s got it.

This week in tech history: Nintendo's N64 goes on sale in Japan

Engadget - Sun, 2019-06-23 09:00
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...

Lego Technic's new Land Rover Defender kit is mean and green (and maybe the 2020 Defender?) - Roadshow

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 08:00
With three differentials, a working gearbox and a winch, this 2,573-piece kit should help curb any latent Camel Trophy fantasies you may have.

Restoration hardware in the sky: Historic planes of the Yanks Air Museum - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 08:00
With numerous beautiful aircraft restored by craftsmen and mechanics on site, the Yanks Air Museum makes a fascinating visit.

Protectors of planes past at the Yanks Air Museum - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2019-06-23 08:00
Restored aircraft from the entire history of flight, preserved and restored at this Southern California museum.