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The Morning After: Amazon's Alexa adds security to its resume

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 06:39
Good morning! As we feel our way through the haze that is a combination of corporate party and holiday-season prep, Monday kicks off with stories on Alexa's new security talents, a car coming in 2021 that we already drove, and expect Year In Review r...

VW's I.D. EV will deliver a 300 mile range for the price of a Golf

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 06:10
Volkswagen's Jürgen Stackmann has revealed a few key details about its mass-market I.D. electric car, including the range and how you'll buy one. It'll have a 550 km range by Europe's new WLTP method (345 miles), which equates to around 290 mile...

Amazon declares war on loss-making 'CRaP'

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 04:50
In its quest to cut costs and maximize profits, Amazon is reportedly looking to eliminate product quantities that it can't make money on. These goods, codenamed CRaP, are offerings that Amazon "Can't Realize a Profit" on, once you factor in shipping...

MIT can shrink 3D objects down to nanoscale versions

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 02:22
It's difficult to create nanoscale 3D objects. The techniques either tend to be slow (such as stacking layers of 2D etchings) or are limited to specific materials and shapes. MIT researchers might have a better way -- they've devised a technique fo...

Intel and ESL extend their esports alliance with a $100 million deal

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 23:58
Intel and ESL have been esports buddies for years, but they're deepening that commitment as 2018 winds to a close. The two have extended their partnership with a $100 million deal that will last through 2021. Intel will provide the computing power...

Nio unveils lower-cost ES6 electric SUV

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 22:33
Nio is already preparing to launch its second electric SUV mere months after releasing its first. The Chinese automaker has unveiled the ES6, a lower-priced SUV that will start at the equivalent of $52,000 -- a sizeable $14,000 less than the ES8. W...

Enter to win* a Lego Bugatti Chiron kit! - Roadshow

CNET News - Sun, 2018-12-16 22:17
We're giving away a Lego Technic: Bugatti Chiron model kit for one lucky follower. This sweepstakes ends Dec. 16, 2018.

California will require zero-emissions buses by 2040

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:06
California isn't just interested in taking fossil fuel cars off the streets -- it wants to clean up buses, too. The state's Air Resources Board has voted to require that all buses are emissions-free by 2040. The transition will start in earnest in...

Senate report details Russia's online meddling in 2016 election

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 19:34
The US Senate is about to receive a report detailing Russia's online manipulation attempts during and after the 2016 Presidential election, and it promises to shed new light on the subject... including a lack of evidence from the internet giants them...

Senate report said to show extent of Russian interference in 2016 US election - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2018-12-16 19:05
Report shows Russian agents sought to secure Trump win.

Driving Audi’s beautiful E-Tron GT concept car

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 18:01
If an automaker unveils a concept car, the chances that anyone has the opportunity to set foot in that vehicle and drive it on the street within a year is slim to nil. If it's a design study don't expect to see anyone ever drive it. If it's a con...

CBS launches streaming-only news service for New York City

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 17:23
CBS is acting on its promise to add a local flavor to its streaming news service. The broadcaster has launched CBSN New York, its first major local streaming service. The internet-only channel promises around-the-clock coverage of NYC's goings on,...

The best wireless powered bookshelf speakers

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 16:00
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 bookshelf speakers guide here....

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dies of apparent overdose

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 14:32
One of the mobile app world's more influential and controversial executives has passed away. TMZ has learned that Colin Kroll, the co-founder of both HQ Trivia and Vine, has died of an apparent drug overdose in Manhattan at the age of 35. Kroll had...

Rocket Lab launches NASA's first dedicated cubesat mission

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 12:58
Rocket Lab isn't quite done establishing firsts. The company has successfully launched ElaNa-19 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites), NASA's first cubesat mission to get a dedicated ride to space. Until now, the agency's tiny satellites have piggyb...

HQ Trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll dead at 35 - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2018-12-16 12:57
Death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose.

Delivery robot catches fire on UC Berkeley campus - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2018-12-16 12:20
KiwiBot says fire was caused by battery-replacement error.

After Math: Where are the adults

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 11:30
It's been quite the week of tantrums by the man-babies who run some of the largest companies in the tech industry. While Elon Musk cried and stamped his feet through what should have been a softball 60 Minutes interview, Twitter head Jack Dorsey spen...

Fortnite was the most important video game of 2018, whether we like it or not - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2018-12-16 10:34
This was a huge year for video games, but none had an impact quite like Fortnite

Windows 10 may offer deeper support for AI helpers like Alexa

Engadget - Sun, 2018-12-16 09:59
While you can use voice assistants like Alexa on Windows 10, they still play second fiddle to Cortana. You can't just talk to your computer -- you have to either click a button or use a keyboard shortcut. Thankfully, Microsoft might be a little mor...