Month: July 2018

Ben Heck's Atari 800 handheld, part 2

Will Pie Face be defeated at last? Does the Atari 800 portable work? Do we get to see more soldering? Find out in this episode of The Ben Heck Show where Felix and Ben put the finishing touches to the custom printed circuit board and design a las… Source: Engadget | Ben Heck's Atari 800 …

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Apple might have to approve India's anti-spam app in six months

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced a new policy to fight spam calls and text that could impact Apple's huge expansion plans in the country. Under the new rule, carriers have to ensure that their subscribers can install TR… Source: Engadget | Apple might have to approve India's anti-spam app in six …

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Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

As you might imagine, you can't just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have a far more delicate… Source: Engadget | Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison

Magic Leap has teamed up with Scotland-based Square Slice Studios, which was co-founded by comic book industry veteran Grant Morrison, to create content for its mixed reality headset. You might know the prolific writer for his work with Batman and Al… Source: Engadget | Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison

New York officials recognize three Uber drivers as employees

New York authorities have reached a decision that could change the way Uber drivers are classified — at least when it comes to unemployment insurance. The New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board has ruled in favor of three former Uber dri… Source: Engadget | New York officials recognize three Uber drivers as employees

Here Are the Secret Documents About the Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

The Justice Department has released hundreds of pages of documents relating to an FBI application for a secret warrant issued in October 2016 authorizing surveillance on former Donald Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Here Are the Secret Documents About the Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

Tesla's Model 3 is very quick, especially if you spring for the dual-motor Performance variant, but it's still tame for safety's sake. What if you want to launch an all-out assault on a race course? You might have that option soon. YouTuber Marque… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

The European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity marathon is happening from now until July 29.

The European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity marathon is happening from now until July 29. Featuring a wide variety of games and runners, the event benefits Save The Children. You can find more information and the schedule on their official site.  Read more… Source: Kotaku | The European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity marathon is happening from now until July …

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Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)

When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but live on the internet? Like it or not, that's happening… Source: Engadget | Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy …

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Fortnite Summer Skirmish Winner Accused Of Cheating, Defended By Epic

Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish is an invite-only esports event that boasts over $8 million in total prize payout across the summer. A winner from Friday’s tournament has been accused of cheating, and developer Epic has come to the player’s defense.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Fortnite Summer Skirmish Winner Accused Of Cheating, Defended By Epic

Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Facebook has cooperated on internet satellite initiatives (with less-than-ideal results), but there's been precious little word of plans to make its own satellite beyond high-level promises. Now, however, there's something tangible. Both publicly d… Source: Engadget | Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Apple Hosting Live HomePod Question-and-Answer Event on July 25

Have a question about the HomePod? Apple announced that it will be hosting a HomePod live event in its Support Communities on Wednesday, July 25, providing customers with an opportunity to ask Apple support representatives questions about the Siri-enabled speaker. Specialists will be on hand between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pacific Time, answering questions …

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