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The best thermometer for cold and flu - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:48pm
When a flu or virus strikes, you're going to want one of these thermometers.

Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and the fight for social media's soul - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:46pm
President Trump's attacks on social media highlight the differences between the leaders of Twitter and Facebook.

Waymo's self-driving vans will return to Bay Area streets on June 8th

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:38pm
Waymo’s plan to resume self-driving operations will soon extend to San Francisco. A spokesperson has confirmed a report in The Verge that Waymo’s autonomous minivans will return to San Francisco Bay Area streets on June 8th. The company isn’t carryin...

Roll on up to save up to $120 on a Segway scooter or self-balancing transporter - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:20pm
These scooters have the range to get you back and forth to the grocery store, and can get you out of the house in the Age of Corona.

The best espresso machine for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:16pm
Looking for a home espresso machine? The Breville Barista Express is still the best deal.

The best toaster oven is the one you'll hate the least - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:05pm
Toaster ovens are bulky, inefficient and outdated. There, I said it. Now here's how to find one that's actually worth it.

Zoom plans to offer stronger encryption to paying customers (updated)

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:22pm
If you want your Zoom video calls to be as secure as possible, you may need to pay up. Zoom security consultant Alex Stamos told Reuters in an interview that the company plans to offer stronger videoconference encryption to paying customers, enterpri...

Watch SpaceX's second attempt at launching astronauts at 3:22PM ET

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:09am
It’s time for take two. NASA and SpaceX are making their second attempt at launching the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission after scrubbing the first due to weather, and they’re once again livestreaming the potentially historic event. The launch itself is sc...

Watch SpaceX's second attempt at launching astronauts at 3:22PM ET

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:09am
It’s time for take two. NASA and SpaceX are making their second attempt at launching the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission after scrubbing the first due to weather, and they’re once again livestreaming the potentially historic event. The launch itself is sc...

Hitting the Books: The Englishman who figured out flight

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:30am
Four decades after Tesla and Edison waged their “War of Currents," a similar struggle unfolded in the skies overhead as a pair of daring entrepreneurs — Hugo Eckener, protege of Count von Zeppelin, and Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American World Airwa...

Earth’s first off-world colonies will be built on soil

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:16am
As Apollo astronauts trundled and trod awkwardly across the desolate lunar landscape, an insidious menace scuffed up their spacesuits. Moondust. Fine as talcum powder, sharp as glass and seemingly everywhere, these super-fine particles coated the ast...

Recommended Reading: He bought StubHub right before the pandemic

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:00am
Worst. Deal. Ever.Noah Kirsch, ForbesIn November, Eric Baker’s online ticket marketplace Viagogo purchased rival StubHub for $4 billion. Baker was actually one of StubHub’s co-founders before he was fired from the company. The deal closed in February...

The Morning After: Why would anyone buy a $350 'anti-5G' USB stick?

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 8:50am
It’s normal for our weekend newsletter to recap some of the highlight stories posted earlier in the week. It’s a bit unusual for them to include one about Pablo Escobar’s brother trying to sell refurbished iPhone 11 Pros. Back on our usual beat, we’l...

Best Buy is selling the Lenovo Smart Clock for half of its launch price

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 4:00am
If you’re looking for an affordable Google-powered smart speaker, you may want to check out the Lenovo Smart Clock that’s currently on sale for $40 on Best Buy. That’s down $20 from its $60 retail price, and that’s also half of the device’s original...

Save $70 on Jabra's Elite 85h noise-cancelling headphones at Best Buy

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 4:00am
If you're looking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to give you some peace and quiet while working from home, Best Buy has a compelling offer on one of the better pairs you can buy at the moment. The Jabra Elite 85h are currently $180, down f...

'Call of Duty: Warzone' adds Duos mode in Battle Royale

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 3:06am
Call of Duty: Warzone has a new mode for Battle Royale that could make or break friendships. In Duos mode, you play as a two-person team to battle enemies in Verdansk, complete contracts and beat other squads to be the last pair standing at the end....

The Android 11 beta launch event has been postponed

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 1:22am
The launch of the Android 11 beta had already been delayed after Google I/O was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s getting pushed back again. A virtual launch event for the start of the beta release was scheduled for Wednesday, bu...

Sony exec touts PS5 exclusive games while Xbox pushes 'choice, value'

Engadget - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:05pm
A new console generation is just around the corner, and with it comes a new battle over whose strategy is better, and which one better serves gamers. Earlier, Sony announced an event next week where it will show off “the future of gaming on PlayStati...

Another SpaceX Starship prototype explodes after an engine test

Engadget - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 6:22pm
While the next launch attempt for Crew Dragon is still set for tomorrow afternoon in Florida, in Texas SpaceX is busy working on its Starship project. This afternoon the company appeared to successfully complete a static fire test on the SN4 prototyp...

Facebook employees reportedly criticize stance on not fact-checking Trump's posts - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 6:16pm
It follows the president signing an executive order after Twitter labeled and hid tweets it deemed as potentially misleading, and glorifying violence.

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