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Teenage Engineering’s IKEA collection lands in stores next month

If IKEA's Sonos speakers are a little bland for your taste, you might be happy to know that the FREKVENS line, a collaboration between IKEA and Teenage Engineering, arrives in February. The collection is meant to get funky house parties started, and… Source: Engadget | Teenage Engineering’s IKEA collection lands in stores next month

23andMe lays off 100 workers amid shrinking demand for DNA tests

If you're skittish about DNA testing services, you're not the only one — and it's directly affecting one of the heavyweights in the field. The 23andMe team is laying off about 100 workers, or 14 percent of its total workforce, in light of declining… Source: Engadget | 23andMe lays off 100 workers amid shrinking demand …

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Super Nintendo World won't open in Orlando until at least 2023

The first Super Nintendo World theme park attraction is set to open at Universal Studios Japan this summer. There have long been plans to open up similar areas at Universal Studios locations in Hollywood and Orlando, but you'll have to wait a while l… Source: Engadget | Super Nintendo World won't open in Orlando until …

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Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to "coffee shops, fast-food restauran… Source: Engadget | Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Amazon reinstates FedEx Ground as a shipping option for Prime sellers

Amazon is once again allowing third-party sellers to use FedEx Ground for Prime deliveries. Last month, it said it would no longer permit such that delivery method via the courier, citing poor performance. Amazon said FedEx Ground is now consistently… Source: Engadget | Amazon reinstates FedEx Ground as a shipping option for Prime sellers

Warner Bros. will use AI to help make decisions on movie releases

AI is about to play more of a role in the movie-making process. Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled plans to use Cinelytic's AI project management system to assist in making decisions on movies during the "greenlight process." No, it won't have the… Source: Engadget | Warner Bros. will use AI to help make decisions on …

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Streaming now accounts for 80 percent of the US music market

Streaming has completely reshaped the face of the music industry over the last decade, with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music proving to be overwhelmingly popular with music fans. The Recording Industry Association of America has revealed some sta… Source: Engadget | Streaming now accounts for 80 percent of the US music market

Brazil hits Facebook with $1.6 million Cambridge Analytica fine

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have come to light nearly two years ago, but the former company — and as a result, Facebook — is still feeling the effects of the fall out. Brazil's government has imposed a $1.6 million fine on Facebook for… Source: Engadget | Brazil hits Facebook with .6 million Cambridge …

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Russia starts antitrust investigation into Booking.com

Booking.com has become the latest US tech company to draw the attention of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). On Monday, the agency said it plans to investigate the hotel and hostel reservation website for anticompetitive practices. Source: Engadget | Russia starts antitrust investigation into Booking.com

EV maker Nio struggles to grow as Tesla delivers first China-made cars

Nio has been a darling of China's fledgling EV market for a few years, but it appears to be facing an uncertain future. The company has reported third quarter results that saw it sell 4,799 cars, 4,196 of them being the more affordable ES6 SUV — a s… Source: Engadget | EV maker Nio struggles …

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AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV

Since the end of last year, reports indicated that AT&T was planning to add pause ads to its video platforms. According to Variety, the telecom has flipped the switch. AT&T is currently testing the ads on DirecTV, its satellite TV service, an… Source: Engadget | AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on …

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Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset

Magic Leap's augmented reality headset reportedly hasn't sold well so far, but the company might have a way to turn its fortunes around: pitch the device as a business tool. It's launching an Enterprise Suite that includes a Magic Leap 1 headset (an… Source: Engadget | Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated …

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Former Apple exec claims the company spied on his text messages

A former Apple executive is claiming the company spied on his text messages before suing him. In February, Gerard Williams III, who spent almost 10 years working on mobile device chips at Apple, left the company. The same month, he joined NuVia Inc -… Source: Engadget | Former Apple exec claims the company spied on …

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