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The next Moto smartwatches will include an Apple Watch clone

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 4:39pm
Moto-branded smartwatches are staging another comeback, and they won't rely on your Moto 360 nostalgia quite so much this time. As WatchSmarty and 9to5Google have noticed, a CE Brands (which runs eBuyNow) presentation has revealed a trio of Moto...

The latest 'Valorant' agent controls space and time

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 2:33pm
Riot is kicking off the second act of Valorant's Episode 2 with another character that can bend the rules of reality. The developer has revealed Astra, a Ghanaian agent who wields the "energies of the cosmos" to control the battlefield....

Microsoft is testing 1080p Xbox Game Pass streaming

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 1:47pm
The 720p resolution for Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming (aka xCloud) is decent on a phone, but that's clearly not going to cut it when the service comes to PCs and iPads. Thankfully, a resolution bump appears to be in order. Windows Central and T...

The UK government will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 12:46pm
The UK might have a new way to achieve technological supremacy: throw money directly at companies. Financial Times sources say the country is establishing a "Future Fund: Breakthrough" effort that would spend up to £375 million (about $522...

Nissan's improved hybrid car system reduces CO2 emissions

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 11:20am
Nissan has announced that it has achieved a 50 percent thermal efficiency for its next-generation e-Power hybrid technology. As RoadShow explains, most modern gasoline engines have a thermal efficiency of around 40 percent — in other words, only 40 p...

ICYMI: We check out Lenovo’s lightest ThinkPad yet

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 11:00am
This week we spent some time testing Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Nano — the company's thinnest and lightest ThinkPad at under two pounds. As usual, slimming things down comes with some trade offs, and Cherlynn Low tells us where the X1 Nano might leave...

Hitting the Books: The Brooksian revolution that led to rational robots

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 10:30am
We are living through an AI renaissance thought wholly unimaginable just a few decades ago — automobiles are becoming increasingly autonomous, machine learning systems can craft prose nearly as well as human poets, and almost every smartphone on the...

OnePlus will reportedly launch its '9R' phone and watch in March

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 10:20am
OnePlus may have a particularly busy March. Well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal told 91Mobiles that OnePlus will reportedly unveil at least four devices in March, including a lower-cost 9R smartphone (you're looking at the 8T above) as well as the s...

The Morning After: MSI's latest gaming laptop targets the 1440p sweet spot

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 9:45am
Years after 3D's last invasion has receded from the public sphere, it’s notable that some of the most favorable implementations happened on mobile devices. To mark the ten-year anniversary of the Nintedo 3DS launch in Japan, Engadget editors chim...

Volkswagen is using its electric ID.Buzz van to test self-driving tech

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 5:03am
Volkswagen at one time said its electric ID.Buzz van would reach dealerships by 2022 (that announcement has been removed but you can view it in the Internet Archive), but news from its commercial division confirms that at least an unveiling is still...

Facebook's BARS is an experimental TikTok-like app for rappers

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:50pm
Facebook's R&D division, the NPE Team, has introduced another experimental app that's centered around music. It's called BARS, and it's meant to give aspiring rappers a way to record their rhymes with the app's studio quality...

A PlayStation Network outage is affecting certain games

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 8:26pm
Just a day after a massive Xbox Live outage, Sony's PlayStation Network has been experiencing issues for several hours. The problem on this end is a bit different, and based on reports may only affect certain games. Sony's PSN Status page rep...

NASA’s Perseverance rover carried a family portrait of its robotic siblings to Mars

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 7:37pm
Like any good piece of high-tech hardware, NASA’s Perseverance rover features an Easter egg hidden in plain sight. Since landing on Mars on February 18th, NASA has been sharing thousands of photos captured by the rover. And if you look close enough,...

'Terraria' will hit Stadia after all

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:54pm
Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police, developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. “After a month of pushing (and with the immense suppor...

Right-wing site Gab responds to 'alleged' data breach

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:19pm
The CEO of Gab — the right-wing haven that lost mainstream tech backing after violent attacks in 2018 — published a curious blog post denying that the company has suffered a data breach. While it mysteriously went offline for a short time a week ago,...

Netflix is making a Terminator anime with the studio behind 'Ghost in the Shell'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 3:43pm
A Terminator anime from the legendary studio behind the Ghost in the Shell franchise is coming to Netflix. The streaming giant didn't share any details on the plot, but showrunner Mattson Tomlin, who worked on Project Power for Netflix, told Vari...

Streaming music made up 83 percent of the record industry's revenue in 2020

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 2:49pm
The coronavirus pandemic may have made it nearly impossible to check out live shows last year, but the music industry still found a way to grow despite all the hardships. According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s annual year-end re...

Netflix's first 'Shadow and Bone' trailer shows off the fantasy world of Ravka

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:15pm
Netflix has shared the first trailer for Shadow and Bone, its live-action adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling fantasy novel series. The clip introduces us to protagonist Alina Starkov, played here by Jessie Mei Li, as she sets off on a journey...

MSI GS66 Stealth review (2021): The gaming sweetspot comes to laptops

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:00pm
MSI's latest GS66 Stealth may look the same as last year's model, but it has a lot more going for it. It's powered by NVIDIA's new RTX 30-series GPUs, and it's one of the first gaming notebooks with a 1440p (or 2K) screen. That&#3...

This week's best deals: $200 off the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and more

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:30am
As February comes to a close, we saw a number of solid devices go on sale this week — including brand new smartphones. While Nintendo's Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is $10 off, Amazon knocked the prices of all of Samsung's Galaxy S21 smartph...

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