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‘Pokémon Go’ creator buys hybrid board game company Sensible Object

Engadget - 16 hours 2 min ago
Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, is up to something -- but exactly what is yet to be revealed. Following a number of AR and game company acquisitions over the last 18 months, Niantic has now purchased London-based Sensible Object, a gam...

The Morning After: Apple's Noise app is aimed at saving your hearing

Engadget - 16 hours 25 min ago
The next frontier of digital health? Your delicate ears. Apple's latest update for iOS and WatchOS is all about hearing health. Meanwhile, we discover how AI could help catch Type 1 diabetes much earlier, and Huawei is still bullish on the future. Oh...

The latest 'Fortnite' Nerf guns include a rocket launcher

Engadget - 17 hours 29 min ago
Hasbro isn't done riding the Fortnite bandwagon now that its themed Nerf guns are here in earnest. The toy maker is launching five new blasters on September 1st, and they might scratch your itch if you're looking for either heavy firepower or someth...

Fortnite's latest item lets you throw health at your teammates

Engadget - 18 hours 2 min ago
Never a week goes by without Epic Games adding something new to Fortnite. In the past month alone, we've seen the Storm Flip, Proximity Grenade Launcher and even an Air Jordan 1 collaboration. As you'd expect from a Battle Royale game, most of the ne...

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more

Engadget - 18 hours 31 min ago
Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's Calibra wi...

iOS 13 lets you know if you're deleting apps with active subscriptions

Engadget - 19 hours 33 min ago
Over the past few months, Apple made changes to iOS subscriptions in an effort to make them more user-friendly and transparent. Now, MacStories EIC Federico Viticci has unearthed another subscription-related feature rolling out with iOS 13. Apparentl...

What's on TV this week: 'Evangelion' on Netflix and 'Us' Blu-ray

Engadget - 20 hours 49 min ago
Despite all the money Netflix keeps spending on new original content, the thing we're most interested in this week is a little older. Anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion comes to the service Friday morning (along with Evangelion: Death True² a...

Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus adds tilt, rechargeable battery to its repertoire - CNET

CNet Tech News - 22 hours 31 min ago
Wacom's second generation of its Windows Ink stylus offers some refinements that should make it better and more reliable than before.

Mario Kart VR comes to Southern California

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:44pm
Mario fans in Orange County are in luck. Mario Kart VR is in Irvine for the next stop in its US tour. The game launched on June 12th at VR Zone Portal Irvine, located at the K1 Speed entertainment center. Players will get the chance to hop inside a M...

Nintendo brings 'Dr. Mario World' to Android and iOS on July 10th

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:23pm
Earlier this year Nintendo announced that its Dr. Mario puzzle game would return in a new iteration for mobile devices, and now Dr. Mario World has a release date: July 10th. Set to appear on Android and iOS (and available for pre-order via either of...

Amazon releases full-length trailer for superhero drama ‘The Boys’

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:34pm
Amazon has unveiled a full-length trailer for The Boys, its unsentimental, kooky look at a world where superheroes abuse their powers on the regular and it's up to mere mortals to stop them. It's a well-understood fact that absolute power corrupts ab...

China is requiring EV companies to re-evaluate their designs for safety, report says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:52pm
This move comes after a series of high-profile EV fires from Tesla and NIO.

Meteors crashing into Mars give rise to mysterious, smoky clouds - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:40pm
Where there's meteoric smoke, there's cloud cover.

Why Microsoft is selling Huawei laptops again - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:22pm
Redmond had stopped selling the laptops last month after the US blacklisted the Chinese tech giant.

Apple loses bidding war for J. J. Abrams' production studio

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14pm
Don't look now, but a major Hollywood upset just happened... much to the chagrin of streaming outlets. Hollywood Reporter and Deadline sources say that AT&T-owned WarnerMedia is near closing a roughly $500 million deal with Bad Robot, the produc...

Toy Story 5 isn't planned, but it 'wouldn't surprise' star Tom Hanks - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:11pm
The toys could just keep on playing forever and ever.

Pixel 4 teaser photo signals a whole new Google - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:09pm
Commentary: Get ready for Google to take on the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy in 2019.

Google Doodle has a ball (or three) with falafel - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:00pm
Google serves up a yummy animated doodle to celebrate the tasty deep-fried balls.

Waymo's kitted-out Jaguar I-Pace models are being seen testing in public - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:40pm
We've known about the Waymo Jags for a while, but this is our first good look at what they've been up to since they were announced.

WarnerMedia could acquire J.J. Abrams content for $500 million - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:38pm
The upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service might be packed with content from Bad Robot.