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Lyft's Taco Bell mode indulges your late-night cravings

Engadget - 10 hours 22 min ago
So it's midnight, you have an irresistible case of the munchies and your favorite eateries have stopped delivering. Are you going to settle for a bag of chips or (gasp) hold out until the morning? You won't have to, if Lyft has its way. It just intro...

Toyota's 2022 EV to pack fast-charging, solid-state batteries - Roadshow

CNET News - 10 hours 25 min ago
That's a long time to wait for a long-range EV, but its battery pack could make it worth the wait.

Retro-gaming war heats up: Atari and Sega Flashback consoles coming September 22 - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours 29 min ago
Going head-to-head with the upcoming SNES Classic, the latest retro all-in-one consoles are coming this fall.

Flash loses final appeal: Adobe sentences its web tech to death - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours 34 min ago
The pioneering software paved the way for YouTube and countless games, but Adobe will kill Flash in 2020. Here's what it means for you.

‘Atomic Blonde’ detonates cool ‘John Wick’ action... eventually - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours 35 min ago
Spoiler-free review: Despite a chaotic story, “Atomic Blonde” is an uber-cool package of synthpop, fight scenes and no substance in a world of style.

It Looks Like Facebook Is Also Building a Smart Speaker With Touch Screen

SlashDot - 10 hours 35 min ago
From a report: Facebook may launch its own smart home gadget to get you messaging more friends and looking at more photos. DigiTimes reports from Taiwan that Facebook is building a 15-inch touch screen smart speaker. Citing sources from the "upstream supply chain", Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is building the device for a Q1 2018 launch, with a small pilot run having already been produced. It's said to have been designed by Facebook secretive new hardware lab Building 8, using an LG in-cell touch screen with magnesium-aluminum-alloy chassis. While no further details are known about the speaker's functionality, it could potentially extend Facebook's feed of photos and videos plus its dominant messaging platform into the bedroom, living room, or kitchen.

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Will we be able to control the killer robots of tomorrow?

Engadget - 10 hours 35 min ago
From ship-hunting Tomahawk missiles and sub-spying drone ships to semi-autonomous UAV swarms and situationally-aware reconnaissance robots, the Pentagon has long sought to protect its human forces with the use of robotic weapons. But as these systems...

House panel wants Google, Facebook CEOs to testify on Internet rules - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours 42 min ago
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the CEOs of top tech companies to testify in September.

Motorola Tips Super-Slim Moto Z2 Force Edition

PCMag News - 10 hours 47 min ago
The new Moto Z2 Force Edition has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and supports a new 360-degree camera mod.

ABC News is the latest to put original videos in your social stream

Engadget - 10 hours 48 min ago
Media companies are scrambling to figure out how exactly to best utilize the different social networks, and many have taken to producing original content for them. Bloomberg, for example, is building an exclusive 24-hour news channel for Twitter. ABC...

By the numbers: X-Class vs. Tacoma vs. Colorado vs. Frontier - Roadshow

CNET News - 10 hours 50 min ago
The X-Class probably isn't coming to the US, but if it did, here's how it would stack up.

NASA wants your origami ideas for its spacecraft radiation shield

Engadget - 11 hours 4 min ago
NASA needs ideas on how to design a radiation shield for deep space vehicles, and it's turning to origami artists and enthusiasts for help. If you're skilled in the art, that includes you. The space agency has teamed up with crowdsourcing website Fre...

Intel Exits the Maker Movement

SlashDot - 11 hours 15 min ago
Reader szczys writes: Intel just killed off its last "maker movement" hardware offering without fanfare by quietly releasing a Product Change Notification PDF. The Arduino 101 is halting production on September 17th. This microcontroller board is built around the Intel Curie module around which Intel bankrolled a television series called America's Greatest Makers. News on the end of life for the Arduino 101 board follows the recent cancellations of their Joule, Galileo, and Edison boards. This is the entirety of Intel's maker offerings and seems to signal their exit from entry-level embedded hardware.

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Motorola's newest Mod is this $300, 360-degree camera

Engadget - 11 hours 20 min ago
You didn't think Motorola was just going to announce a new phone, did you? The company also unveiled its latest Moto Mod — a 360-degree camera that magnetically attaches to Moto Z phones — here at an event in New York City. Details are st...

Motorola's sleek, sturdy Moto Z2 Force arrives on August 10

Engadget - 11 hours 20 min ago
So far, Motorola has spent its year churning out reliably good mid-range devices, not to mention a handful of new Moto Mods. Not bad, but now it's finally flagship time. Motorola officially revealed the Moto Z2 Force in New York this morning, and &md...

Algobrix teaches coding with Lego-like bricks

Engadget - 11 hours 35 min ago
Legos have been a beloved for decades as toys that teach constructive aesthetics and foster DIY creativity. Then the company started releasing Mindstorm kits to turn static models into moving robots with a little programming magic -- but these were a...

Lenovo Demos Folio Folding Tablet

PCMag News - 11 hours 48 min ago
A 7.8-inch tablet that folds up to become a 5.5-inch smartphone. As soon as this concept is perfected it could become the new normal.

Facebook Makes Major Live 360 Video Push

PCMag News - 11 hours 48 min ago
Enhancements include a new Live 360 Ready Camera Program, 4K and VR support, donate buttons, and the ability to schedule a broadcast so your followers know exactly when to tune in.

Engadget giveaway: Win a 55-inch TCL P-Series 4K Roku TV!

Engadget - 11 hours 50 min ago
TV prices are dropping and quality is on the rise, at least compared to my initial foray into HD over a decade ago. Now, you can pick up a set with 4K, HDR and a built-in streaming platform for well under a grand, like this $650 55-inch P-Series from...

Amazon Jacked Up Prime Day Prices, Misleading Consumers, Says Vendor

SlashDot - 11 hours 55 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: A Charlotte-based startup says e-commerce king Amazon jacked up their suggested retail price during the company's annual discount event -- Prime Day -- to deceive consumers into thinking that they were getting a deal, when in reality, they weren't. Jason Jacobs, founder of Remodeez, a small company that specializes in non-toxic foot deodorizers and other odor stoppers, says he had an agreement with Amazon since 2015 on a suggested retail price of $9.99 for his products and was shocked after the tech giant almost doubled that on Prime Day to make it look like people were getting a discount, when they were actually paying full price. "They showed the product at $15.42 and then exed it out to put '$9.99 for Amazon Prime Day.' And on the final day, the price was like $18.44. So, we put a support ticket in right away and I rallied some friends through social media to go to their complaint board and complain," Jacobs tells FOX Business.

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