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Waymo's Jaguar EV hits public roads for self-driving tests

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:17pm
Waymo is putting its Jaguar I-Pace EVs on the road for more public testing, only this time around it's been fully kitted out with self-driving tech. The company confirmed to TechCrunch it started testing the self-driving cars close to its Mountain Vi...

Boaty McBoatface is back with new science - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:00pm
The internet's own mini-sub dove deep into the chilly abyss and came back with the goods.

FCC task force will help connect farms and ranches

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:42pm
Today, the FCC announced a task force meant to support the deployment of broadband across unserved farms and ranches. The Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force will work with the US Department of Agriculture and public and private sector stakeholders....

Microsoft's To-Do app is now available for Mac

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:18pm
Microsoft has released To-Do for Mac, finally giving Apple users access to the task management tool on their desktops. The Mac app will allow users to work offline, view their upcoming tasks under "My Day," share to-do lists with friends and colleagu...

Engadget is looking for contributing writers in the US!

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:00pm
Good news! Engadget is looking for freelance news writers in the US! Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and links to three writing samples to jobs at engadget dot com.

Apple is trying to save my hearing after I spent years ruining it

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:45pm
My love affair with loud music started in earnest in my sophomore year of high school, when I got an iPod for my birthday and immediately started blasting Black Mages albums and anime theme songs. Fast forward fifteen years, and my morning commute ne...

ACLU: Police must get warrants to obtain personal data from cars

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:18pm
You might not think of your car as a treasure trove of personal data, but it frequently is -- performance data, phone contacts and location info may be sitting under the hood. And the American Civil Liberties Union wants to be sure police can't just...

Adobe’s upcoming iPad painting app is called Adobe Fresco

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:32am
Adobe's forthcoming iPad art app -- Project Gemini -- is being rebranded as Adobe Fresco, a nod to the centuries-old Italian painting technique. The company revealed that the latest addition to Creative Cloud Suite is currently available for private...

Samsung tweet suggests scanning your smart TV for malware every few weeks

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:24am
This morning a Samsung customer support account tweeted an odd warning that, to prevent malicious software attacks on your smart TV, you should scan it for viruses every few weeks. It even included an instructional video to help you do so. The tweet,...

Grubhub is delivering Dunkin' donuts in New York City

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:02am
If you're craving donuts but can't step outside to get them, some extra relief might be at hand. Grubhub is rolling out the option to order from Dunkin' through its apps, starting with Seamless customers in New York City. It'll reach other markets...

AI could be the key to catching Type 1 diabetes much earlier

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:45am
Will AI lead to a quicker diagnosis of diabetes, a condition often called the silent killer? IBM researchers are hoping so. They recently announced an AI-powered screening tool that could potentially identify Type 1 diabetes antibodies in people's bl...

Netflix puts a 'Patriot Act' episode about bad internet access on DVD

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:27am
The latest episode of Netflix variety talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focuses on the digital divide. In it, Minhaj breaks down some of the many reasons why internet access is so terrible across much of the US, including the roles of carriers...

Domino's will use self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza in Houston

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:01am
Domino's is determined to make autonomous pizza delivery a practical reality. The chain has unveiled plans to deliver pies to "select" Houston customers later in 2019 using Nuro's self-driving R2 vehicle. If you order online from a participating st...

UK design student creates a smart chest binder for trans people

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:46am
A UK design student created a smart wearable that could make chest binding safer, easier and more comfortable for transgender men and non-binary people. Chest binding is the act of flattening one's breasts using a tight garment in order to make the c...

What we played in June: 'Final Fantasy Tactics' and 'Overcooked'

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:30am
Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. This time around, we've been putting time into the iOS version of Final Fantasy Tactics, Overcooked and Just Cause 4. And we also briefly spent s...

Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:23am
iOS 13's newly expanded NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany is taking advantage of the upcoming software's support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use t...

Comcast built an eye-control remote to help users with movement issues

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:00am
in an attempt to improve the accessibility of its services, Comcast announced today the launch of a feature that will allow users to control their television using only their eyes. The Xfinity X1 eye control will give Comcast customers the ability to...

The Morning After: 'Pokémon Go' cheaters never prosper

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:10am
Over the weekend, cheaters never prosper as the creators of Pokémon Go sues a group of cheaters who used hacked apps to breeze through games. (Conveniently, we also run through the history of video-game cheating through the decades.) And, whil...

Huawei's US ban may cost $30 billion, but it vows to rebound

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:00am
If you were wondering what the short-term cost of America's war with Huawei was, then your estimates can begin at the $30 billion mark. That's the figure Huawei chief Ren Zhengfei mentioned earlier today when discussing the hit his company will take...

Spider-Man's cryptic new teaser leaves Marvel fans spinning - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:30pm
The saga of teasers that don't make immediate sense continues.