'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June An exploit that the "WannaCry" malware used to encrypt computers worldwide first appeared in a leak from "The Shadow Brokers," a group that claims to have stolen a number of tools from the NSA. Now the Shadow Brokers are back with a new blog post […]

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help Ever wanted to have a private chat with Twitter to settle your burning questions? At last, you can. As hinted a few weeks ago, Twitter has started offering both tips and account help through direct messages to @support. You're talking to a chatbot… Source: […]

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones Samsung was quick to crow about Galaxy S8 pre-orders, but it was easy to be skeptical without real numbers to back up the bragging. Flash forward a few weeks, though, and it's a different story. The company now reports that it has sold 5 million Ga… Source: […]

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts If tapping your cheek to ask Siri a question isn't futuristic enough, Bragi's new "wireless ear computers" might impress you. The headphone maker has announced two new versions of its high-end Dash earbuds, the "Dash Pro" and the "Dash Pro tailored b… Source: Engadget Link: […]

DJI streams drone footage to your television

DJI streams drone footage to your television Just a few months after GoPro threatens to close its entertainment doors, DJI is ready to step in. The drone-cum-camera company has just announced that it's launching a Smart TV app that'll stream plenty of aerial content and 4k videos captured from… Source: Engadget Link: DJI streams drone […]

You can't get an LG Watch Sport on Verizon after all

You can't get an LG Watch Sport on Verizon after all We hope you weren't dead set on picking up Verizon's edition of the LG Watch Sport. The carrier has confirmed that it cancelled its take on the Android Wear 2.0 flagship device, yanking the smartwatch from its store. LG has pulled the wristwear from… […]

Amazon is planning push notifications for your Echo

Amazon is planning push notifications for your Echo Amazon has been updating its line of voice-assistant devices to make them more user-friendly for a while. The Tap no longer needs a physical touch to activate it and your Echo devices can make calls and leave messages. Better yet, they'll will soon b… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't Exoskeletons aren't just for shipyard workers or people with limited mobility. If Lowe's has its way, they'll help store staff fetch your giant bucket of paint. The home improvement retailer has partnered with Virginia Tech to test prototype passive… Source: Engadget Link: Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry […]

Synthego aims to simplify CRISPR editing for genetic researchers

Synthego aims to simplify CRISPR editing for genetic researchers You've probably heard a lot about CRISPR, the gene editing technique that's already being used in experimental therapies for things like sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis. It's something plenty of researchers are jumping on already, but Syntheg… Source: Engadget Link: Synthego aims to simplify CRISPR […]

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall In 2015, Samsung took a minimalist approach with its Serif TV, a 4K television designed to blend in with your furniture at home or office. That product is part of the company's efforts to make TVs look and feel less obtrusive, all without […]

Facebook stays online in Thailand — for now

Facebook stays online in Thailand — for now Last week, Thailand's government told Facebook that it had to take down 131 web addresses the country saw as threatening state security or insulting to its king, Maha Vajiralongkorn. There was an understandable groundswell of concern that Thailand wo… Source: Engadget Link: Facebook stays online in Thailand […]

Apple reportedly announcing a slew of MacBook updates next month

Apple reportedly announcing a slew of MacBook updates next month Apple's annual developer conference hasn't been a venue for product launches in four years, but it might produce a bumper crop of laptops this time around. Bloomberg sources hear that Apple is planning to upgrade at least the 12-inch MacBook and Mac… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Recommended Reading: What if there were a PBS of social networks?

Recommended Reading: What if there were a PBS of social networks? The Case for a Taxpayer-Supported Version of Facebook Ethan Zuckerman, The Atlantic What if there were a publicly-funded social network open to all that provided a diverse world view rather than an echo chamber catered to one's deeply-held princip… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended Reading: […]

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't Microsoft is making some bold promises with Story Remix, its recently announced app for the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Together with the company's deep learning technology, it can automatically craft your photos and videos into short films. Sto… Source: Engadget Link: How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy […]

Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again

Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly trying to pick up where they left off a few years ago. According to Bloomberg, the mobile carriers and their parent companies, Softbank (Sprint) and Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Mobile), have been unofficially talking abo… Source: Engadget Link: Bloomberg: Sprint and […]

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step aft… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft patches […]

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

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests German automakers won't have to bring their experimental autonomous cars to California for testing anymore. The country has just approved a law allowing companies to test their self-driving cars on its roads, so long as they follow a set of condition… Source: Engadget Link: Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Watch the world’s first skydive from a drone

Watch the world’s first skydive from a drone Unlike typical consumer-aimed quadcopter drones, Latvian company Aerones specializes in big UAVs that can carry hefty loads. Last year, they showed off one of their big lifter's prowess by towing YouTuber Kaspars Balamovskis on a snowboarding run. To… Source: Engadget Link: Watch the world’s first skydive from […]

Pay an American Express bill just by talking to Alexa

Pay an American Express bill just by talking to Alexa With Amazon's Alexa getting smarter every day, soon enough you won't have to do much yourself. American Express is the latest company to tap into the virtual assistant's skills, allowing customers to use voice commands to check their account balance,… Source: Engadget Link: Pay an […]