Month: December 2018

China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

China was quick to halt the work of scientist He Jiankui after he claimed to have created the first genetically edited babies, but that apparently wasn't enough. After weeks of uncertainty surrounding He's whereabouts, the New York Times has learned… Source: Engadget | China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

Android's stock texting app now includes anti-spam safeguards

Your Android phone's text messages could soon be relatively junk-free without needing help from carriers. Android Police has learned that Google is rolling out spam protection to the Messages app for at least some users. It's not clear just what th… Source: Engadget | Android's stock texting app now includes anti-spam safeguards

Louis Vuitton's pricey smartwatch gets a big upgrade for 2019

Louis Vuitton has upgraded its extravagant take on Wear OS with Qualcomm's new chipset for wearables. The new LV Tambour Horizon smartwatch is now powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the same chip that Qualcomm worked on for years with help from Goo… Source: Engadget | Louis Vuitton's pricey smartwatch gets a big upgrade for …

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China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

A week after China approved its first batch of video games in nine months, the list is finally available… and who's not included may be more notable than who is. The country's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television… Source: Engadget | China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election

The Bangladeshi government isn't just counting on Facebook and Twitter crackdowns to protect its December 30th parliamentary election. The country's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has shut down 3G and 4G mobile data to "prevent rumors and… Source: Engadget | Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election

The Epic Games Store is giving away Super Meat Boy from now until January 10.

The Epic Games Store is giving away Super Meat Boy from now until January 10. You simply create a store account (if you don’t have one), click the Meat Boy image at the top of the page, and get the game. After that, you’re free to jump and slide and plop to your heart’s content. Read …

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Hackers steal personal data from 997 North Korean defectors

Hackers just caused grief for North Korean defectors. South Korea's Unification Ministry has revealed that attackers stole the personal data of 997 defectors, including their names and addresses. The breach came after a staff member at the Hana Fou… Source: Engadget | Hackers steal personal data from 997 North Korean defectors

Ask Engadget: Which hybrid smartwatch should I buy?

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: Which hybrid smartwatch should I buy?

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