Month: May 2018

iOS 12 to Allow iPhones to Unlock Doors Via NFC

Apple is expected to expand the NFC capabilities of its iPhones beyond mobile payments, allowing users to securely unlock doors equipped with the technology, according to The Information. The company is said to be planning to announce the new functionality “next month,” suggesting it will come at WWDC as part of the iOS 12 unveiling. …

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Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

Traeger Timberline 850 review: BBQ goes high tech

Good barbecue is a slow process. And I'm not talking about grilling. I'm talking about real BBQ — the "low and slow" smoking of beef, chicken, pork and a whole host of other foods. Walk into any reputable barbecue restaurant and the pitmaster will t… Source: Engadget | Traeger Timberline 850 review: BBQ goes high …

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'The Wolf Among Us' season two delayed into 2019

It has been nearly four years since The Wolf Among Us wrapped up its original episodic run, but fans will have to wait a bit longer for a follow-up. Telltale Games announced that season two is delayed from its original late-2018 release window into 2… Source: Engadget | 'The Wolf Among Us' season two delayed …

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Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is picking up 'The Expanse'

It's been a few days since reports indicated Amazon was close to a deal that would extend the life of sci-fi series The Expanse, and tonight at a National Space Society event Jeff Bezos made it official. Alcon Entertainment makes the show, which is c… Source: Engadget | Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is picking up …

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Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies

Over the last year or so, Facebook's public statements have reflected the ongoing process of its moderation policies, both when it comes to election fraud and the even pricklier issue of hate speech. Now, beyond its publicly available Community Stand… Source: Engadget | Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies

Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swift's and Drake's music videos

Back in April, hackers managed to deface YouTube music videos by Drake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Shakira and others (including Despacito, the reigning king of views on the platform). The infiltrators swapped out their thumbnails and titles with ince… Source: Engadget | Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swift's and Drake's music videos

Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless car testing. In a letter sent to major auto manufac… Source: Engadget | Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

watchOS 5 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See Introduced in the Next Apple Watch Software Update

The Worldwide Developers Conference is just about a week and a half away, and while we’ve heard some rumors on what we might see in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, the next-generation software update for the Apple Watch, remains a total mystery. With no idea what to expect, we asked MacRumors readers what …

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Apple Shares Latest Transparency Report Outlining Government Data Requests From July 1 to December 31, 2017

Apple today released its latest transparency report outlining government data requests for the second half of 2017, covering the dates between July 1 and December 31 [PDF]. Apple’s transparency reports are designed to provide customers with information on how many data-related requests it has received from law enforcement officials both in the United States and …

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Apple Store in Atlantic City, New Jersey Shutting Down

Apple is closing its Apple Store located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which will affect 52 employees who currently work at the store and will need to be relocated, reports Bloomberg. Apple has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state of New Jersey signaling its intention to shutter the store. It’s not …

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Recent Trademark Filings Hint at Possible Names for macOS 10.14 – Mojave, Sequoia, Ventura or Sonoma

A series of trademark applications Apple filed in Cambodia and the Philippines may point towards the name we can expect to see used for macOS 10.14, the next-generation version of macOS that Apple will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. In the two countries, using a presumed shell company, Apple has filed several …

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