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Verizon links a Moto Z3 to its 5G network in a 'world's first'

Engadget - 15 hours 18 min ago
Verizon, Motorola, Qualcomm and Samsung announced that they've achieved the world's first 5G data transmission to a smartphone using a "commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network." How'd they do it? Using a Moto Z3 with a 5G Moto Mod attached, which i...

GameStop's Black Friday deals on Xbox One and PS4 start Sunday, Nov. 18 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:36pm
The best thing about the GameStop deals is that they start early.

Action-packed ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ trailer shows off some combat

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:41pm
The appearance of Christmas decorations usually means shifting consumer viewing habits from summer action blockbusters to feel-gooderies like A Charlie Brown Christmas. Luckily, the drop of a new trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, reminds us that the h...

Drunk online shopper wakes up to live pig, peacock and giant salamander - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:40pm
Some advice for you on Black Friday: Don’t drink and buy.

Netflix's Oscar hopeful 'Roma' gets personal in first trailer

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:51pm
Roma has been racking up praise from critics on the film festival circuit for months. Now that Netflix released a trailer for the film as it is gearing up for a limited theatrical run, it's easy to see what people have been raving about. The film fro...

George R.R. Martin has yet another book series coming to TV - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:33pm
This time the lucky platform is Hulu, and the series is Martin's Wild Cards.

Uber stuck between a rock and a hard place with Saudi investment - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:15pm
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says his company isn't changing anything in terms of its relationship with Saudi Arabia until more is known about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Costco Black Friday 2018: Best deals include $800 Surface Pro bundle, $300 Dyson and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:44pm
A complete Surface Pro bundle for $800. Apple's latest iPad for $250. And some deals are already available.

Paradise, California nurse sacrifices his Toyota Tundra to save others from wildfire - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:41pm
Allyn Pierce turned back to help patients in need at his hospital in Paradise, only to have his beloved Tundra melted by the blaze.

Underwater adventure game 'Abzû' is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:26pm
Abzû, the award-winning underground aventure game from Giant Squid Studios, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. The game will be available on the platform starting November 29th. It will sell for $19.99, but you can save 10 percent off by...

Juul is shutting down on social media, halting retail orders for flavored pods - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:57pm
The moves come as the FDA has been cracking down on e-cigarette makers over concerns about underage users.

Game of Thrones star in negotiations to join the Star Wars universe - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:36pm
Pedro Pascal is in talks to join The Mandalorian.

Swatter behind deadly 'Call of Duty' hoax pleads guilty to 51 charges

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:16pm
Tyler Barriss is poised to face a stiff punishment for the game-related swatting call that ultimately killed Wichita resident Andrew Finch, not to mention a host of other crimes. Barriss has pleaded guilty to 51 charges as part of a deal, including...

Aston Martin DBX SUV kicks off testing on Welsh rally stage - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:01pm
Whereas the DBX Concept was just a lifted Aston, this is a proper SUV.

NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:36pm
Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down on the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. When Mark Davis, the...

Essential will restore your headphone jack for $149

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:34pm
Did you say you would pay anything to put a headphone jack on a phone where it was painfully absent? Essential wants you to prove it. The startup has released its long-discussed magnetic headphone jack adapter (now called the Audio Adapter HD) for...

YouTube lets European creators add a merch store to their channels

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:12pm
Earlier this year, YouTube and Teespring joined forces to launch a shopping hub that allowed US creators to sell custom merchandise directly under their videos. Now, the companies have expanded the merch store to creators in Europe.

The Game Awards nominees include 'God of War,' 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:51pm
The Game Awards nominees for 2018 are here, and this year it's very, very obvious who's out front. The short list (disclaimer: we're a judge in the competition) is dominated by God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2, both of which have a whopping eight...

Juul stops selling flavored e-cigarette pods, kills social media accounts

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:21pm
Juul Labs, the makers of the wildly popular Juul e-cigarettes, announced today that it will stop selling most of its flavored vaping pods in retail stores. The company will also put an end to its social media promotions and advertisements. The decisi...

Facebook’s new career site aims to help job-seekers hone their skills

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:06pm
Facebook has updated some of its career tools and launched a new website in order to help its users find new job opportunities, the company said today. Now, along with posting jobs on their Pages, businesses can also post them in Groups, and Facebook...