Month: June 2018

New York Knicks top pick wore a 'Fortnite' suit to the draft

Last night the (real, not 2K League) NBA Draft took over the Barclays Center in New York, and once again, Fortnite was on display. Considering the age of most top picks it's not surprising the game has fans among players, but Kevin Knox took his trib… Source: Engadget | New York Knicks top pick wore …

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California Rep. requests 23andMe to help reunite children with families

California Representative Jackie Speier reportedly asked DNA-testing company 23andMe to help reunite children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border due to Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policies. She told Buzzfeed that she was co… Source: Engadget | California Rep. requests 23andMe to help reunite children with families

GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians

GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs… Source: Engadget | GarageBand lessons are now free for …

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nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in Boston

Autonomous cars will now be allowed on all public Boston roads. The city has played host to nuTonomy for some time now, allowing the company to test its self-driving Renault Zoes at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in January of last year, later expa… Source: Engadget | nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in …

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YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators more money

YouTube is having a busy day at VidCon 2018. Aside from launching Premieres, a new feature that lets creators hype pre-recorded videos with a public landing page, the company is also announcing new ways for them to make more money. For starters, chan… Source: Engadget | YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators …

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YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

While YouTube users have been able to schedule pre-recorded videos for years, up until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But, there's a new feature being launched at VidCon 2018, called YouTube Premieres, th… Source: Engadget | YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

Bing can use your phone camera to search the web

Microsoft isn't about to let Google's visual search features go uncontested. The tech giant has introduced a Visual Search feature to Bing that uses your phone's camera (either a fresh shot or from your camera roll) to identify objects and serve up… Source: Engadget | Bing can use your phone camera to search the web

Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheating

Algeria is not kidding around when it comes to exam cheats this year. The country is shutting off internet access for both mobile and fixed line connections for an hour after each high school diploma exam starts. Officials hope the move will stop any… Source: Engadget | Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb …

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Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

Apple today filed petitions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of four Qualcomm patents amid an increasingly vicious legal battle, reports Bloomberg. Apple is aiming to get the USPTO to cancel the four Qualcomm patents, arguing that they do not cover new ideas. The patents in question cover camera autofocusing, …

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Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the seaso… Source: Engadget | Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

The story of Tesla suing a former employee for alleged theft and sabotage has taken another odd turn. While the company increased security at its battery producing Gigafactory after claiming a friend of Martin Tripp said he'd threatened to "shoot the… Source: Engadget | Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

FDA approves implantable glucose monitor that lasts for 90 days

A year ago, the FDA implemented new, streamlined regulations for digital devices. One of them is a continuous glucose-monitoring (CGM) system the FDA just approved that sends data from an implantable sensor to a paired mobile app, letting patients se… Source: Engadget | FDA approves implantable glucose monitor that lasts for 90 days