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The 'Fortnite' dance lawsuits are close to falling apart

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 7:31am
Epic Games has found itself slapped with a flurry of lawsuits, all alleging the company of stealing people's dance moves and selling them on for a profit. These dances are incorporated into its world-conquering game Fortnite, which are bought by play...

Samsung's thinnest ever tablet is the first with Bixby built in

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 7:00am
Samsung has a surprise product announcement today, but it's not the flagship phone we've been dying to hear about. Instead, the company is unveiling a new tablet -- the Tab S5e. It's a 10-inch Android 9 Pie device that the company says is its thinnes...

A pristine 'Super Mario Bros.' cartridge sold for over $100,000

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:41am
Despite classic video games now being readily available online and on throwback mini consoles, rare physical copies are still fetching big bucks. The latest record-breaking collector's item is a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. that just sold for $10...

Facebook may take extra steps to remove anti-vaccine misinformation

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:03am
Facebook is "exploring additional measures" to fight anti-vaccine disinformation, according to Bloomberg. Content discouraging parents from vaccinating their children has been rampant on the site, particularly in Facebook Groups, and may have contrib...

The Morning After: Amazon walks away from HQ2

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The Toy Fair is about to start, and we have some items from Hot Wheels and Lego that will make being born post-Xbox seem more appealing. Also, Amazon is pulling the plug on HQ2 and Neill Blomkamp's Anthem preque...

NVIDIA suffers as crypto crash and trade wars bite

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 4:15am
NVIDIA wasn't joking when it warned that its performance for the quarter ending in January 27th, 2019 will fall short of expectations. The chipmaker's earnings report for the period shows that it posted a $2.2 billion revenue, which sounds impressive...

Samsung's own app reveals its upcoming wearables

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:02am
An update Samsung has rolled out to its Galaxy Wearable app has confirmed that the tech giant truly is working on a new pair of wireless earbuds and a sports-focused smartwatch. Those devices were the subject of some images and information that leake...

FCC's proposed rules target international robocallers

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:58pm
The FCC has been trying to squash robocalls for years, but it can't fully get rid of them until it can find a way to get calls from overseas under control. Now, the agency has proposed rules that would ban illegal spoofed text messages and calls orig...

Samsung will open three real stores in the US February 20th

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:55pm
On the same day we meet the Galaxy S10, Samsung is going to "celebrate 10 years of Galaxy" with three new retail locations in the US. While it has previously opened stores around the world, in the US Samsung has preferred to spread its Experience sho...

Netflix's LA office reportedly under lockdown (updated)

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 7:06pm
According to tweets from people in the area and reports by local news station KTLA, the Los Angeles offices of Netflix have been locked down due to reports of a person with a deadly weapon in the area. KTLA is also taking shelter as its offices are o...

The BBC is giving 'Doctor Who' the VR treatment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 6:01pm
There may be no new series of Doctor Who for 2019, but the BBC is preparing a little something to keep fans entertained in the meantime. The corporation has announced that it will release a short episode of the show, available exclusively in VR. at s...

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:41pm
Facebook is reportedly facing a record-breaking fine for its recent privacy lapses. According to the Washington Post, the social networking giant is negotiating an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that would result in a multibillion penalt...

Amazon Moments makes it easy for apps to give physical gift bonuses

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:21pm
Stick around for long enough in your favorite app and you just might have a gift arrive at your doorstep. Amazon announced today a new service called Amazon Moments that will allow app developers to reward users for engaging with their services with...

Facebook reportedly tracks the location of 'credible threats'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:04pm
Facebook's security teams reportedly have a list of people they're instructed to watch out for, including ex-employees and users who have threatened the company, according to CNBC. That's a reasonable safety measure, particularly given Facebook recen...

'90s internet simulator 'Hypnospace Outlaw' launches on March 12

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:23pm
The wild west era of the internet is coming back, and you're tasked with moderating all of the madness. That's the premise of alternate-reality 1990s internet simulator Hypnospace Outlaw, the latest title from Dropsy creator Jay Tholen. The anticipat...

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Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:00pm
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David Fincher's disturbed 'Love, Death and Robots' premieres March 15th

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:49pm
When Netflix said that David Fincher and Tim Miller's Love, Death and Robots was an animated series for mature audiences, it wasn't kidding around. The streaming giant has posted the trailer for the 18-story anthology, and you definitely won't be wat...

Now your Beats headphones can match your NBA fandom

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:29pm
We don't get too excited about new colors of existing products here at Engadget, but hey, Dr. Dre is full of surprises. Just ahead of this weekend's All-Star Game in Charlotte, Beats revealed its first collection as a partner of the NBA: The Studio3...

AI can write disturbingly believable fake news

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:16pm
AI is getting better and better at writing convincing material, and that's leading its creators to wonder whether they should release the technology in the first place. Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed an algorithm that can generate plausible-looking...

A 'Stranger Things' version of 'Dungeons and Dragons' arrives April 22nd

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:03pm
The third season of Stranger Things won't arrive until July, but you might be able to while away some of the time by checking out the Dungeons and Dragons adventure the gang plays in the first episode. Hasbro is releasing a D&D starter kit based...