Tech News from Around the Globe

Tesla drivers can play 'Beach Buggy Racing 2' starting today

Engadget - 7 hours 17 min ago
A new wave of behind the wheel gameplay is coming to Tesla. The company announced that it has started rolling out Beach Buggy Racing 2 to vehicles today. A new, Tesla-compatible version of the mobile game by Vector Unit will be available on every veh...

‘Apex Legends’ is making its worst guns more powerful

Engadget - 8 hours 3 min ago
Apex Legends' second season debuts July 2nd, and we already knew it would include plenty of exciting changes -- like Wattson, an engineer character who thrives on defensive play. Today, Respawn shed more light on what we can expect to see in terms of...

Google search results will show where song lyrics come from

Engadget - 8 hours 59 min ago
Google isn't sitting idly by while Genius accuses it of copying lyrics. As part of a larger defense of its lyrics search practices, the company has mentioned that it will "soon" attribute the third party providing song lyrics. This should "make it...

Next-gen ‘Pictionary Air’ arrives at Target June 23rd

Engadget - 9 hours 2 min ago
Starting this Sunday, you can pick up Pictionary Air at your local Target for $20. The new game puts a high-tech spin on the classic. You'll still pull a card, choose from a list of items to draw and race against a timer, but you'll use a large digit...

Overwatch's advanced replay system goes live for everyone

Engadget - 9 hours 53 min ago
The latest Overwatch patch is rolling out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and once it's installed, you'll have access to the new replay system. You'll be able to re-watch your ten most recent matches from any game type, except for the tutorial and Practice...

EVgo's 'roaming' deals give you access to 450 more fast chargers

Engadget - 10 hours 22 min ago
It can be challenging enough to find electric car charging stations of any kind, let alone to look for one belonging to your charging network of choice. The hunt is about to get considerably easier, though. EVgo has forged agreements with ChargePoi...

YouTuber known for 'shitty robots' turns Tesla Model 3 into pickup truck

Engadget - 10 hours 42 min ago
Why wait on Elon Musk to deliver your perfect vehicle when you can just make one yourself? YouTuber and inventor Simone Giertz needed a truck to carry materials for her creations, but didn't want a gas-guzzling pickup. So the 28-year-old robotics ent...

Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes

Engadget - 10 hours 51 min ago
Google says it'll invest in thousands of new homes in the Bay Area over the next decade, in the hopes of helping many of its employees and other residents find an affordable place to live in one of the planet's most expensive regions. CEO Sundar Pich...

With Disney in charge, Hulu plans original content push

Engadget - 11 hours 13 min ago
Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original programming will increase significantly." Freer credits the change to "the capacity...

LG's V50 ThinQ 5G comes to Verizon on June 20th

Engadget - 11 hours 24 min ago
It's still slim pickings for 5G smartphones in the US, but your choices are widening ever so slightly. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is adding the LG V50 ThinQ to its 5G lineup on June 20th, ending Sprint's brief head start on carrying the hand...

Volvo's self-driving buses and trucks will run on NVIDIA tech

Engadget - 12 hours 20 min ago
Volvo's self-driving trucks will have some familiar hardware under the hood. The automaker has signed a deal with NVIDIA that will use the chip company's Drive platform to "train, test and deploy" a slew of large self-driving vehicles that include b...

Google Calendar is back, so get to work (updated)

Engadget - 12 hours 37 min ago
Google Calendar went down today in the US, UK and most of Europe, throwing working people off their schedules. Visitors to Google Calendar on desktop began receiving a 404 error around 10AM ET. The company confirmed it is working on the issue in an u...

Westwood’s 1997 ‘Blade Runner’ is playable again on PC

Engadget - 13 hours 18 min ago
For years it seemed Westwood's Blade Runner might be lost for good. The 1997 adventure game that meticulously recreated the film's universe has becoming increasingly difficult to play on modern PCs. In 2003, the game's source code was lost, and it se...

IBM AI helps predict breast cancer a year before it appears

Engadget - 13 hours 36 min ago
IBM isn't just using AI to predict diabetes. Its researchers have developed an AI model that can predict malignant breast cancer within a year with an 87 percent accuracy rate comparable to human radiologists. While there are already AI prediction...

Best Buy will dedicate store space to 'smart' gym equipment

Engadget - 14 hours 21 min ago
Best Buy thinks it might have another way to remain relevant in the face of online shopping: diving head-first into smart fitness technology that often benefits from hands-on time. The big-box retailer has launched a fitness initiative that includes...

Twitch sues hijackers who streamed porn and violent videos

Engadget - 14 hours 32 min ago
Twitch had a tough time getting troll streamers in control after they hijacked an unused category for Valve's Artifact. The hijackers livestreamed porn, pirated Game of Thrones episodes, other copyrighted material, violent videos and, perhaps most eg...

The best multi-effects pedal for new guitarists

Engadget - 14 hours 53 min ago
When I first started playing guitar way back in 1995 (or maybe it was 1994?) the idea of a digital multi-effects pedal was still pretty new. The Zoom 505 was the biggest game in town, if you wanted a pile of effects in a compact package for a reasona...

Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat fee

Engadget - 15 hours 22 min ago
Dish is having another go at the smart home. The satellite TV provider has been offering smart technology installation services to its own customers for years, but today it launches OnTech, a service that will set up a whole range of devices for you,...

Roli's light-up Lumi keyboard teaches you how to play

Engadget - 15 hours 53 min ago
Roli has been making unconventional electronic music instruments for about a decade now. Its Seaboard series take the traditional keyboard design and infuse it with some notable tricks, like pressure-sensitive keys that allow for far more modulation...

Palm is selling an unlocked version of its tiny smartphone

Engadget - 15 hours 53 min ago
As much as Palm's tiny phone has improved over the past several months, there's still been one glaring limitation: you've had to use it on Verizon (Engadget's parent company) in the US. You won't have to be quite so picky after today. Palm has open...

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