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The best gifts for your dad, the outdoorsman

Engadget - 10 hours 13 min ago
As summer quickly approaches, some dads are itching to get outside. Even if the number of places we can go has been reduced due to the pandemic, many will spend hours in their backyards tinkering with home projects, training for a nonexistent triathl...

The best subscription gifts for new grads

Engadget - 10 hours 28 min ago
Now that the student in your life has moved on to “new grad,” you might feel compelled to shower them with gifts. But just throwing piles of future clutter at them in one shot can be overwhelming and not always appreciated. A better tactic might be t...

Sony 'Fortnite' leak all but confirms a flood theme for Chapter 2 Season 3

Engadget - 10 hours 35 min ago
Fornite’s developers are certainly fans of dropping big ol’ hints about forthcoming updates — remember the helipads that foretold the arrival of Choppas? Now, all the signs point to a completely flooded map in the game’s next major update. As Dextero...

MIT gives soft robots a better sense of touch and spatial awareness

Engadget - 10 hours 43 min ago
You know robotic grippers are getting advanced when they can pick up a potato chip without crushing it. In order to do that, they need tactile sensing and proprioception -- an awareness of where they are in space. This kind of sensing has been absent...

Timex’s new smartwatch is three years behind

Engadget - 10 hours 43 min ago
I thought I was going to be testing a Timex smartwatch, complete with the company’s own homebrewed OS. After all, when I learned Timex would be launching its second smartwatch collection today, the company never mentioned partnering with another watc...

The best meat delivery services in 2020: Omaha Steaks, Porter Road, Crowd Cow and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:41pm
Explore your options for high-quality beef, pork, chicken and seafood all delivered to your door.

UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer -- Start time, full fight card, how to watch or stream online - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:26pm
For fans of MMA, UFC 250 is a surprisingly stacked card.

The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:55pm
Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s...

The fun never stops in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's a problem - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:20pm
Commentary: Nintendo's smash hit is good at making you feel relaxed -- and great at keeping you hooked.

PlayStation 5 games reveal event June 4: How to watch, start time and what to expect - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 7:42pm
Sony's PlayStation division will unveil games for its new console coming this fall.

Best weighted blanket for 2020: Layla, Gravity, Bearaby and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 6:47pm
These are some of the most stylish and well-rated weighted blankets you can buy.

Image bricks some Android phones when used as wallpaper

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 6:44pm
Never mind a text character crashing your phone — if you’re on Android, your choice of wallpaper could be a larger problem. Users have discovered (via Android Authority and 9to5Google) that an innocuous landscape photo is “soft-bricking” some Android...

Best Verizon phone for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 6:01pm
Hand-picked by CNET editors, these are the best phones available from Verizon.

Watch The Lord of the Rings Zoom reunion with Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 5:30pm
The cast from Middle Earth reunited (apart) nearly two decades after the end of the film trilogy.

Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 4:47pm
You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands. If you’re worried about the ruckus outside, you can a...

The best food processor of 2020: Braun, Cuisinart and more compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 4:11pm
From shredded cheese to almond butter, we put these food processors through their paces.

Grab a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with a Home speaker for $300 at HSN

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:33pm
It might be particularly easy to re-do your home wireless network. HSN is running a deal that bundles a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with the original Home speaker for $300 — not bad when the mesh router kit often costs more by itself. Given that the two...

How to watch every Star Wars movie and TV show, from Darth Vader to Baby Yoda - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm
The original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars -- let's look at how you can explore every facet of a galaxy far, far away.

Apple closes Apple stores across US amid widespread protests, looting - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm
Stores closed out of concern for the safety of employees and customers.

Amazon pulls racist images from AirPods listings

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 2:16pm
Online shoppers in the UK got an ugly dose of racism this weekend. Amazon has removed images in listings for AirPods and similar products that contained repeated use of racist language. It’s not certain how the images got there, how long they’ve been...