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The Void’s extra-sensory VR does what home experiences can’t

I walked through The Void's virtual reality center in the Las Vegas Venetian twice. The first time, armed with headset and wireless backpack, I was shuttled through Ralph Breaks VR, the company's latest experience. I saw my own shiny animated pink h… Source: Engadget | The Void’s extra-sensory VR does what home experiences can’t

When you’re the only company at CES from your country

There are more than 1,700 American companies at CES, 1,200 official exhibitors from China, and several hundred from France and South Korea. Many of them are veterans of the trade show circuit, one-upping each other's booths with elaborate curved OLED… Source: Engadget | When you’re the only company at CES from your country

SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its staff to fund projects

SpaceX is letting around 10 percent of its 6,000-plus employees go, according Reuters and Ars Technica. The private space corporation previously said it's been profitable for years, thanks to lucrative contracts from clients that include NASA and the… Source: Engadget | SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its staff to fund projects

GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of China

China and the US may have declared a tariff truce (however tentative), but GoPro isn't taking any chances. It's moving "most" of its US-bound action camera production out of China by summer 2019 to reduce the effect of any potential tariff increases… Source: Engadget | GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of …

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Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO

On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some "people familiar with its plans" said the same to the Wall Street Journal about ride-hailing rival Uber. According to the New Y… Source: Engadget | Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for …

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Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail hearing

Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei's chief financial officer is facing fraud charges in the United States and faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty, according to the New York Times. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is… Source: Engadget | Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail …

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FCC believes mobile carriers may have lied about coverage

Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that one or more major mobile service providers are being investigated for potentially lying about their coverage maps. While the agency undergoes the inquiry, it is suspending its Mobility… Source: Engadget | FCC believes mobile carriers may have lied about coverage

Gaming guide creator Prima Games is shutting down

Prima Games, the company that's been creating physical video game strategy guides for the past 28 years, is shutting down according to Publisher's Lunch. Prima's publisher DK's CEO Ian Hudson sent out an internal memo saying it was an "extremely diff… Source: Engadget | Gaming guide creator Prima Games is shutting down

Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr… Source: Engadget | Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

BMW’s i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar’s clothing

I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 Roadster. A supercar that's got one foot in the future and the other in the now. E… Source: Engadget | BMW’s …

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Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-edition sneakers

It's never been easy to buy limited-edition sneakers, especially for consumers who may not have the same resources as a reseller. This can be anything from automated scripts (aka bots), to an army of people waiting in line outside a store ready to ta… Source: Engadget | Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-edition …

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Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Kicking Nazis off tech companies' services is so easy, and such a simple thing to do. It is such a basic act of human decency, a trivial task that would stop PayPal, Stripe, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, GoDaddy and many more from being unquestionabl… Source: Engadget | Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis