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Snap could let users add songs to their disappearing messages

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 9:29am
Snapchat is reportedly looking to make it easier to incorporate music into its ephemeral messages, so users don't have to resort to using tricks and loopholes. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is currently seeking broad rights to Uni...

Best Buy cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 9:05am
In another blow to Samsung's Galaxy Fold, Best Buy announced that it's canceling all current Galaxy Fold pre-orders. That's not entirely surprising given all of the drama around the Fold and the lack of concrete details from Samsung. But Best Buy cou...

What we played in May: 'Sekiro' and 'Diablo 3'

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 9:00am
Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. For the most part, we've been carving our way through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest bit of gamer punishment from the From Software folks....

Science has brought back the scent of a long-dead flower

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:01am
We've lost some parts of our natural world. Swathes of plants and animals have been consumed by evolution, shifting climates or the often-damaging expansion of humankind.

NASA orders the first piece of its lunar outpost

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:35am
NASA has awarded space technology company Maxar a $375 million contract to develop the first Lunar Gateway segment that's flying to space. Maxar, which (according to Ars Technica) now has bragging rights for being the initiative's first commercial pa...

'Knights of the Old Republic' could become a Star Wars movie

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:05am
While the Star Wars franchise will take a new direction after the Skywalker arc ends with Episode 9, the next movie might still tell a familiar story. According to BuzzFeed News, a Star Wars film based on the classic LucasArts RPG Knights of the Old...

Apple fans get real about the MacBook Air 2018

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 6:00am
When Apple released the newest version of the MacBook Air back in October, Engadget editor-in-chief Dana Wollman was torn in her review. On one hand, the Air was a long-awaited refresh that many Apple fans had been looking forward to. On the other ha...

The Morning After: NVIDIA's 'super' Computex teaser

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 5:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Computex is just around the corner, so companies like NVIDIA are already touting some powerful incoming PC upgrades. As of today, SpaceX has delivered its first large batch of Starlink internet satellites, and A...

AMD partner leaks two mid-range Navi GPUs

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 4:31am
AMD is set to announce more GPUs based on its 7-nanometer Navi tech, according to a leak from Sapphire, one of its largest graphics card partners. At Computex, CEO Lisa Su will reportedly unveil the Navi XT that can best the NVIDIA RTX 2070 for $499....

Amazon's Kindle now supports Traditional Chinese books

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 3:12am
Amazon been expanding the number of languages and alphabets the Kindle supports over the years. This time, the company has given the Kindle apps and e-readers the capability to support books in Traditional Chinese. In fact, Amazon has launched a port...

Anna Kendrick will star in 'Love Life' for WarnerMedia streaming

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 1:33am
WarnerMedia is slowly developing its own content for its upcoming streaming service, as Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick will star in and produce a half-hour romantic comedy series called Love Life, according to Deadline. Each season, the series will f...

Lomography unveils its first lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:34pm
It's been a while since we've heard about Petzval lenses, but Lomography just unveiled an interesting (and much needed) model for the latest full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Petzval 55mm f/1.7 MK II Art lens works on Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF ca...

SpaceX just launched a Falcon 9 loaded with Starlink internet satellites

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:39pm
After a pair of scrubbed launch attempts last week, SpaceX's first rocket loaded with 60 Starlink satellites has successfully taken off from Cape Canaveral. One hour and two minutes after the 10:30 PM ET launch the satellites are scheduled to begin d...

Snapchat employees reportedly snooped on users with 'SnapLion' tool

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 8:31pm
A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as SnapLion. It's not clear exactly how widespread abus...

MSI crams an unlocked, desktop-class Core i9 into its new laptop

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 7:00pm
MSI's Titan-series laptops can only be described as an Absolute Unit, and with a laptop this beefy, you need a chip that can keep up. That's why the new GT76 Titan is packing an unlocked, desktop-class Core i9 into its hefty frame.

Amazon signs 'Damages,' 'Bloodline' co-creator to an exclusive deal

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 6:13pm
If you're a fan of dimly lit shows about terrible criminals, then keep your eyes on Amazon Prime. The streamer announced it has signed Glenn Kessler to an overall TV & film deal. As Deadline reports, he'll be working on TV series and films for Am...

Congress could require a car alarm for kids left inside

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 4:08pm
In the past 20 years, more than 800 children have died of heatstroke in cars in the US. Now, a group of lawmakers wants to require alerts that would remind parents to check for children in the backseat before exiting the vehicle. Legislation announce...

US charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:23pm
Federal prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange with 17 more criminal counts, including accusations that he violated the Espionage Act. The US charged him last month with conspiracy to commit computer hacking following his arrest...

Scuf debuts a modular alternative to the Xbox Elite controller

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:00pm
Last year, Scuf introduced its Vantage customizable PS4 controller. It offered PlayStation fans a more comfortable grip and the ability to increase speed by cutting down on hand movements. Now, Scuf is ready to unveil a controller for Xbox One, the P...

Amazon considered letting Alexa listen to you without a wake word

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:56pm
A patent made public today and filed by Amazon would allow the company's voice assistant Alexa to start recording audio before users say a "wake word." According to the patent, it would allow users to more naturally communicate with their devices, sa...

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