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Privacy browser Brave pays 'crypto tokens' for watching its ads

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:10am
Ad-blocking browser Brave is getting ready to test its Basic Attention Token (BAT) platform, which has been designed to reward users for looking at adverts. The company, founded by Mozilla's controversial former CEO Brendan Eich, launched the first p...

Loupedeck makes welcome improvements to its photo-editing controller

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:01am
When Loupedeck smashed its Indiegogo target in 2016, the media controller gave both aspiring photographers and professionals a chance to edit pictures on Adobe Lightroom more quickly and intuitively. That formula will be further refined in Loupedeck+...

Instagram could launch its 'IGTV' long-form video hub today

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:05am
Instagram will launch its long-form video hub very, very soon -- maybe even some time today -- and according to TechCrunch, it will be called IGTV. The hub will reportedly be part of the platform's Explore tab and will feature YouTube-like vlogs arou...

Porsche invests in EV supercar-maker Rimac

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:00am
Just recently, luxury automaker Porsche teased its electric Mission E sports car, showing its shadowy silhouette that's not unlike its other non-EV cars. Now, the company has shown that it's getting even more serious about electric vehicles and its M...

Uber will pay drivers in some cities to use electric cars

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:32am
Uber would like its drivers to go electric, but it knows that practical realities like high prices and hours of charging time make that difficult. Its solution? Give those drivers a helping hand. It's launching an EV Champions pilot program in sev...