Chinese internet giant Tencent is building an eSports park

Chinese internet giant Tencent is building an eSports park Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent has made some big moves to boost its profile among online gamers, not the least of which involved purchasing SuperCell, maker of the hit mobile game "Clash of Clans", for a reported $10.2 billion. On Tuesday, Ten… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese internet […]

This Week In The Business: VR's Virtual Diversity

This Week In The Business: VR's Virtual Diversity QUOTE | “Part of my job involves funding content and my heart sinks when someone brings me something that’s a shooter, because a shooter is almost the lowest common denominator at this point.? – Oculus’ Callum Underwood says it’s time for VR devs to move on and […]

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qua… Source: Engadget Link: Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

Amazon is now managing its own ocean freight

Amazon is now managing its own ocean freight Amazon has been working for a while now to build out its shipping and distribution network. Now the online retailer has started coordinating its own shipments from Chinese merchants to its warehouses in the US via ocean freighters. The Wall Street Jo… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon is […]

Verizon is reportedly exploring combination with Charter (updated)

Verizon is reportedly exploring combination with Charter (updated) AT&T bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in 2014 and now it looks like another wireless carrier is interested in getting into the television business. The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon is exploring a combination with Charter Communication… Source: Engadget Link: Verizon is reportedly exploring combination with […]

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid… Source: Engadget Link: Obama's […]

CBS and Paramount settle lawsuit with 'Star Trek' fan film

CBS and Paramount settle lawsuit with 'Star Trek' fan film It's been a wild ride for the folks behind the Axanar Star Trek fan film, but it's finally over — the fan production group has settled its lawsuit with CBS and Paramount. The terms of the agreement aren't completely clear, but both parties have anno… […]

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open source his autonomous-car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat… Source: Engadget […]

Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel vehicles

Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel vehicles Before it can reinvent itself as an EV automaker, Volkswagen still has to clean up the remnants of the ongoing Dieselgate scandal that has cost the company billions in buyback programs, repairs and class action settlements. With so many different mod… Source: Engadget Link: Regulators […]

Trump could convert government news agencies to propaganda machines

Trump could convert government news agencies to propaganda machines One more thing President-elect Trump will inherit when he takes office next month: a large, state-run media operation with little or no impartial oversight. As the Washington Post's editorial board wrote this weekend, the United States' official exte… Source: Engadget Link: Trump could convert government news […]

AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

AT&T to buy Time Warner for .4 billion After no small amount of anticipation, it's official: AT&T has announced that it's acquiring Time Warner for the equivalent of $85.4 billion in cash and stock. The move gives one of the US' largest telecoms control over some of the biggest names… Source: Engadget Link: AT&T to […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Studio Behind Sleeping DogsHas Shut Down

The Studio Behind Sleeping DogsHas Shut Down United Front Games, the studio best known for developing Sleeping Dogs, has today closed its doors. And it seems the move was sudden. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: The Studio Behind Sleeping DogsHas Shut Down

HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC

HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC Everything about HP's Elite X3 seems like a gamble. It's the company's first phone in two years, and it's the first major Windows Phone device since Microsoft's Lumia 950 debuted last year. HP is betting big that premium hardware and […]

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems Tesla has entered a deal with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the new SolarCity facility in Buffalo, NY. However, the deal is non-binding and depends on shareholder approval of Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity. In its blog, Tesl… Source: Engadget Link: Tesla and […]

Yahoo email breach could put Verizon deal in jeopardy

Yahoo email breach could put Verizon deal in jeopardy After Verizon announced a $4.83 billion deal to acquire former internet giant Yahoo, troubles the former company faced quickly came to light. Now the wireless carrier says that Yahoo's 2014 email breach that affected 500 million users could give it "… Source: Engadget Link: Yahoo email […]

Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good

Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good Samsung has "permanently discontinued" production of the Galaxy Note 7, the company told Engadget in a short statement. Sales of the flagship phone were halted yesterday because replacements for the original, recalled model were still catching fire a… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung ends production of […]

Theranos faces lawsuit from a major investor

Theranos faces lawsuit from a major investor When Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes announced that the company was shifting its focus, she said her team is lucky to have investors who believe in its mission. But there's at least one major investor who doesn't, and it has already sued the contro… Source: Engadget Link: Theranos faces […]

Apple suspends developer account over 'review fraud'

Apple suspends developer account over 'review fraud' Review fraud is a hot topic of late. Both Amazon and Steam are dealing with it in their own ways, and now Apple is jumping into the fray with the creator of the dev-tool, Dash. Apple removed the application from the App Store last week, later telling… Source: […]

Get ready to prove the skills on your resume in virtual reality

Get ready to prove the skills on your resume in virtual reality If you're going to add skills you don't actually have on your resume, make sure the employer won't do everything in its power to make you prove it. Lloyds Banking Group, for instance, is putting potential employees to the test with the help […]