Uber board member resigns after making a sexist remark

Uber board member resigns after making a sexist remark Are you familiar with David Bonderman? If not, you might now remember him as the Uber board member who resigned because he made sexist remark during a meeting meant to address the company's toxic, misogynistic culture. At the meeting, board member Ar… Source: Engadget Link: Uber […]

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival The Indie Megabooth, a bastion of independent games at conventions around the world, is growing. Again. But this time around, things are different: The Megabooth is expanding beyond games. The Megashow is the first standalone festival to be spun off… Source: Engadget Link: Indie games […]

SiriusXM invests in Pandora to get into on-demand music streaming

SiriusXM invests in Pandora to get into on-demand music streaming Pandora made the leap to on-demand streaming back in March after building on the pieces Rdio left behind. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the company was looking for a buyer. It didn't find one, but it was able to attract a big investor: Si… […]

Amazon's drone deliveries could include shipping label parachutes

Amazon's drone deliveries could include shipping label parachutes It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since Amazon announced its plan to deliver packages via drone. The first air delivery occurred last December in the UK and the retailer continues to refine the concept with futuristic ideas to perch t… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon's […]

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor In a surprising move, the New York Times announced to its staff on Wednesday that it will immediately eliminate the position of Public Editor at its publication. The role will instead be filled by an expanded comments section — one that is moderated… Source: […]

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data The Department of Labor will have to keep bugging Google for the salary records it's been asking for, because the tech titan keeps refusing to hand them over. Those records might be able to prove once and for all whether Mountain View truly […]

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 […]