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Slack's latest update should make its desktop app more efficient

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:00am
Slack has become an essential part of the daily workflow for many of us, but its desktop app has perhaps been in need of a little TLC. An update is rolling out over the next few weeks that Slack claims will make the app more efficient and help you ge...

Equifax settlement for data breach will only cost it $4 per person

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:31am
The reports of an impending Equifax settlement were true. The company has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, attorneys general and New York's Department of Financial Services over its massiv...

Acer Predator Triton 900 review: Who needs a crazy swiveling screen?

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:15am
Remember when we said gaming laptops were going to get wild this year? Behold Acer's Predator Triton 900, a massive 17-inch notebook with one of the craziest screens we've ever seen. It can swivel forward and backward to give you something like t...

Huawei allegedly developed a spy-friendly phone network for North Korea

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:34am
If Huawei was hoping to mend its reputation in the wake of the de facto US ban, it's about to be disappointed. The Washington Post and 38 North have published joint reports indicating that Huawei helped build Koryolink, North Korea's highly rest...

Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay on business trips

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:00am
Airbnb wants to make it easier to find work-friendly listings, and its solution is fairly simple. Before, the company would ask if you were traveling for business at checkout. Now, it's offering a work trip toggle that you can select at the beginning...

Brave musical hero speedruns 'GoldenEye' level with a piano

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 7:31am
The 1997 N64 classic GoldenEye 007 was a game that introduced first-person shooters to millions of new gamers, even if it did cause the occasional family squabble.

Netflix is getting a samurai anime from country singer Sturgill Simpson

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 6:55am
In one of the weirder artistic crossovers of the year, Grammy-award winning musician Sturgill Simpson is releasing an anime on Netflix.

The Morning After: ASUS' new gaming phone is barely a phone

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 6:14am
Welcome back, it's Monday time. Over the weekend, Marvel decided to announce enough superhero TV and movies to keep you going for the next few years, while another Pixel 4 leak suggests some wacky hand gestures might be coming to Google's next flagsh...

Facebook's prototype VR bangle squeezes and vibrates your wrists

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 5:05am
If VR is ever going to go mainstream, it's going to need to ditch the bulky accessories while still letting people interact with the virtual world. It's an idea that researchers at Facebook's Reality Labs are developing with a prototype called Tasbi....

Elon Musk promises longer, curved tunnel for future Hyperloop contests

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 4:15am
In a departure from previous years, next year's Hyperloop competition will be held in a six mile curved vacuum tunnel. Previously, the competition was held in a straight ¾ mile test tunnel which is located at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne...

ASUS' ROG Phone II combines high-spec power with accessory spectacle (updated)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 3:20am
Gaming phones are a rare breed, and the nascent category has already proved to be too much of a challenge for Razer. Some companies still see it as an opportunity to tap into the ever-growing esports market, however. Devices land with gimmicks...

Cannondale's electric mountain bikes offer more power for the trail

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 10:49pm
Cannondale has electrified a significant chunk of its bicycle lineup, and now it's determined to conquer the mountain biking world in earnest. The company has unveiled a redesigned Moterra e-bike for the harsher climbs and a brand new Habit NEO (belo...

Google Pixel 4 leak fuels rumors of hand gesture control

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 9:28pm
Those rumors of the Pixel 4 sporting hand gesture control just became more tangible. Ice Universe has obtained photos that reportedly show the detached bezels for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, including a rather conspicuous ovoid hole on the right side...

Amazon has already renewed 'The Boys' for a second season

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 8:03pm
Amazon is apparently confident The Boys will prove a hit -- so confident that it's committing to more before the Prime Video show is even available. The company has renewed its ugly-side-of-superheroes production for a second season days ahead of th...

Netflix deal with Hollywood union promises better conditions for actors

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 6:33pm
Netflix regularly works with unionized actors (they're ubiquitous in Hollywood), but usually on a show-by-show basis. Now, though, it's establishing a deeper connection. The service has signed a roughly three-year contract with SAG-AFTRA that provide...

Tinder rebels against Google Play app fees by taking direct payments

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 5:02pm
Tinder is exploring a different approach to fighting app store fees -- it's simply ignoring what the store operators want. The dating giant has introduced a default payment process into its Android app that skips Google Play's system entirely, inste...

Second season of DC's 'Doom Patrol' will also stream on HBO Max

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:36pm
Those murmurs of WarnerMedia making DC Universe's shows more widely available? They're true. DC's Doom Patrol has been renewed for a second season, and it'll be available on both DC Universe and HBO Max when it resumes in 2020. The move will also bri...

Hackers broke into a contractor for Russia's spy agency

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 2:17pm
The Russian government is used to perpetrating hacks, but it just became a target -- and the data says a lot about its goals. A hacking group nicknaming itself 0v1ru$ infiltrated the servers of SyTech, a contractor for the FSB intelligence agency on...

The best camera cleaning gear

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 1:00pm
By Tim Barribeau and Ben Keough This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to camera cle...

Marvel unveils its roadmap for Disney+ shows

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 11:45am
Marvel has provided the first details for phase four of its Cinematic Universe, and it won't surprise you to hear that Disney+ will play a large role. There are no less than five superhero shows reaching the streaming service, although you'll have t...