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Russia lost control of an orbiting radio telescope

Russia's astronomy program is facing a significant setback. The country's orbital Spektr-R radio telescope has stopped responding to commands since January 11th. While it's still transmitting signals, the satellite effectively can't be used for fut… Source: Engadget | Russia lost control of an orbiting radio telescope

Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over alleged spying

Huawei doesn't want further whiffs of suspicion around its motivations, even in cases where it's not directly implicated. The Chinese tech giant has fired Weijing Wang, an employee arrested in Poland over spying allegations despite security official… Source: Engadget | Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over alleged spying

Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly dangerous glitch

Don't expect to travel around Zurich on an electric two-wheeler in the near future. Lime has halted services in Switzerland following reports of its scooters abruptly halting in mid-ride, throwing (and sometimes injuring) riders. In a message to cu… Source: Engadget | Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly dangerous glitch

The technology behind the world's largest cannabis dispensary

Las Vegas is not a town for half measures. So it's of little surprise that when the state of Nevada legalized recreational cannabis in July of 2017, Sin City took the cannabis dispensary model and added a bit of Vegas' over-the-top magic. The res… Source: Engadget | The technology behind the world's largest cannabis dispensary

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

Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up workout recover

If you wanted to simplify, CES 2019 could be neatly divided into self-driving cars, giant TVs and health tech. A lot of what we've seen of the latter either tracks your movement or is hardware ingrained into workouts. Spryng is a little different, ai… Source: Engadget | Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up …

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Gaming laptops are getting wonderfully weird in 2019

The gaming laptop renaissance is upon us. For the past few years, they've been getting thinner, lighter and more powerful, thanks to NVIDIA's 10-series Max-Q graphics cards. But this year at CES, they got truly weird and wild. Alienware's Area 51m le… Source: Engadget | Gaming laptops are getting wonderfully weird in 2019

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

Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for 5G in 2019

The 5G hype at CES has grown each year, becoming unavoidable and almost unbearable over the past two shows. This year was no different — we saw companies announce more partnerships and rollout plans, as well as the launch of new 5G mobile hots… Source: Engadget | Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for 5G …

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Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business is permanent

At the start of 2018, the US imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese products ranging from solar cells through to home appliances. It was the escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over fears that the US-China trade deficit had become too hi… Source: Engadget | Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business …

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The New York Times expands its briefing series on Alexa

The New York Times is expanding its slate of audio programming to Alexa, with dedicated daily news briefings, quizzes and arts and travel coverage. On weekdays, the paper will offer a news briefing hosted by The Daily's Michael Barbaro. Once you've a… Source: Engadget | The New York Times expands its briefing series on Alexa