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Get a glimpse of SpaceX's orbital Starship prototype under construction

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:46am
You won't have to rely on spy shots to get a glimpse of SpaceX's orbital Starship prototype while it's under construction -- they're coming straight from the company's founder. Elon Musk has posted a pair of photos showing progress on the more ambiti...

2020 Nissan Pathfinder soldiers on with minimal price increases - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:32am
The crossover SUV's price jumps by $150 at most.

How conservationists are controlling invasive species in the 21st century

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:30am
When humans colonized islands throughout the Pacific some 2,000 years ago, rats came along for the ride. The introduction of those rodents proved disastrous for the local island exosystem, a pattern than unfortunately continues to this day with no si...

What3words location tech adopted by Indian and Chinese carmakers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:24am
Tata Motors and WM Motors will build in the three-word address system.

NBC streaming service Peacock to launch in April with The Office, reboots, movies - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:20am
There's no official price yet, but it'll have reboots of reboots.

Hyundai doesn't see fuel cell sales slowing in near future - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:14am
Actual sales have outstripped Hyundai's initial forecasts for 2019.

Magical Rubik's Cube levitates as it solves itself - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:14am
The robotic Rubik's Cube gets an upgrade.

MoviePass is dying, but its former leader wants to resurrect it

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:13am
Just days after MoviePass shut down, one of the key players behind its initial success and subsequent failure wants to purchase it. Ted Farnsworth announced today that he's made an offer to acquire MoviePass -- along with related assets belonging to...

These 4 discounted charging gadgets will keep your battery topped off all day long - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:08am
Save big on a fabric-covered Qi charging stand, a pair of versatile mobile chargers and a 230-watt power station. Plus: A 14-inch Dell laptop in on sale for $299.

Virgin Galactic plane just got a step closer to taking you to space - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:04am
In a notable milestone, Richard Branson's space company just fused the big bits of another spaceplane.

What to expect at Google's October 15th Pixel 4 event

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:00am
Google has taken a novel approach with the Pixel 4 by sharing some information ahead of time. But, we don't know everything about its next flagship. And there's a big launch event coming up soon. On October 15th in New York City, the company will off...

Verizon will sell OnePlus phones directly in 2020, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:53am
OnePlus seems set to continue to expand its US carrier distribution next year.

Wi-Fi 6: Better, faster internet is coming -- here's what you need to know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:47am
Got Wi-Fi 6 questions? We've got answers.

OnePlus reveals official 7T photos ahead of next week's launch

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:38am
At this point, OnePlus feels like that relative who is excited about a great gift they bought you and literally can't wait until your birthday to spill the details. It will formally launch the OnePlus 7T September 26th, but it just can't help i...

Storm Area 51's 'Alienstock' prompts FAA ban on surrounding airspace - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:30am
Before crowds descend on rural Nevada for the alien-inspired festival, the FAA is locking down the heavens above.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid won't return for 2020 model year - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:26am
The Malibu Hybrid shared electrified running gear with the now-dead Chevy Volt.

The best espresso machines for 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:24am
Looking for a home espresso machine? The Breville Barista Express is still the best deal.

HTC has a new CEO

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 3:21am
HTC announced that it has appointed a former executive from telecom giant Orange, Yves Maitre, as its new CEO. The company said that current chief Cher Wang will step down while remaining chairperson of the company. Wang took over the position from P...

Blue's Yeti X microphone comes with everything you need to sound like a pro

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:01am
Blue's microphones have been a popular choice for podcasters and live streamers for years, mostly due to their plug-and-play ease of use. Now the company is aiming to make things even easier with its latest USB mic: the Yeti X. The new $169.99 option...

Uber will restrict NYC drivers' access to app due to new regulations

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:04am
Uber drivers in NYC may find themselves unable to access the app during lull periods. According to Reuters, the ridesharing giant will start locking drivers out of its app at times and in areas with low demand to comply with the city's new regulation...