BMW denies conspiring with rivals on diesel emissions systems

BMW denies conspiring with rivals on diesel emissions systems VW isn't the only German automaker reeling from the effects of diesel emissions scandals. BMW is denying Der Spiegel allegations that it not only colluded with Daimler and the Volkswagen Auto Group (including Audi and Porsche) on the designs and pri… Source: Engadget Link: BMW denies […]

The best fan

The best fan By Tyler Wells Lynch and Séamus Bellamy This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commis… Source: Engadget Link: The best fan

Forecast data model warns you of tornadoes hours in advance

Forecast data model warns you of tornadoes hours in advance Meteorologists usually only issue warnings for tornadoes when they're imminent, which gives you precious little time to take cover — the American average is just 13 minutes. NOAA researchers may soon give you much more time to get to safety, though… Source: Engadget Link: Forecast […]

Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Merging form and function

Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Merging form and function The team continues buckling down on its Super Glue Gun project. Felix brings together a custom-designed motor control circuit that will be used for extruding the glue. Meanwhile, Ben cuts up the perfboard to prototype the size of the printed circ… Source: Engadget Link: Ben Heck's […]

Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan st… Source: Engadget […]

Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records

Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser who subp… Source: Engadget Link: Wells Fargo accidentally […]

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people Motorola is adding machine learning to its surveillance equipment used by law enforcement personnel. Cops in Chicago's Waukegan police department are already suiting up with the company's Si500 body cams. But those same cameras could soon pack AI tha… Source: Engadget Link: Police body […]

Essential’s first smartphone is coming to the UK

Essential’s first smartphone is coming to the UK The first phone from Android creator Andy Rubin's new company, Essential, is coming to the UK. As the Financial Times reports, the startup is holding talks with a number of British carriers, including EE, about a potential exclusivity deal. It seems… Source: Engadget Link: Essential’s first smartphone […]

The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're starting the week with a look back at Disney's big news from D23, plus rumors of an Amazon messaging app and a flat microscope for your brain. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017

Meet the International Space Station’s adorable camera drone

Meet the International Space Station’s adorable camera drone Astronauts on board the International Space Station have a new robotic companion to play around with. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images shot by the "Int-Ball," a spherical camera that floats around alongside… Source: Engadget Link: Meet the International Space Station’s adorable […]

US and Australia finish a key round of hypersonic missile tests

US and Australia finish a key round of hypersonic missile tests The US and its allies are determined to be first out of the gate with hypersonic weapons, and they've just taken a big stride forward in that regard… not that they're saying much about it. Both the US and Australia have confirmed that they […]

Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy metal pollution

Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy metal pollution Environmental scientists dream of eliminating pollution with natural resources, but that's tricky when it comes to heavy metals. Plants won't work for cleaning polluted water, and only some of them grow large enough to absorb those toxic materials…. Source: Engadget Link: Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy […]

IBM's new mainframe keeps everything encrypted, all the time

IBM's new mainframe keeps everything encrypted, all the time Data breaches are bad enough by themselves, but they're made worse when companies don't bother to (or can't) encrypt all their info. It's tantamount to giving hackers the keys to the kingdom. But what to do? IBM thinks it has a simple solution: encry… Source: Engadget […]

Amazon's Alexa lands on the HTC U11, and it works like it should

Amazon's Alexa lands on the HTC U11, and it works like it should As promised, HTC is finally making it possible for owners of its U11 smartphone to install Amazon's Alexa. Starting today, those in the US who need yet another voice interface can download the HTC Alexa app from the Google Play Store — […]

Facebook rebuffs Pakistan request to link accounts to phone numbers

Facebook rebuffs Pakistan request to link accounts to phone numbers Pakistan has gone to great lengths to track technology users in the name of censorship and security, but it's not going to get very far with Facebook. The social network has turned down a government request to link phone numbers to accounts in a bid… […]

Google wins fight with Labor Department over pay gap data

Google wins fight with Labor Department over pay gap data Google appears to have emerged mostly triumphant in its fight with the Department of Labor over supplying pay gap data. An administrative law judge has ruled that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs overstepped its boundaries by asking… Source: Engadget Link: Google wins fight […]

Flat microscope for the brain could help restore lost eyesight

Flat microscope for the brain could help restore lost eyesight You'd probably prefer that doctors restore lost sight or hearing by directly repairing your eyes and ears, but Rice University is one step closer to the next best thing: transmitting info directly to your brain. It's developing a flat microscope (th… Source: Engadget Link: Flat […]

Porsche installs its first high-speed electric car chargers

Porsche installs its first high-speed electric car chargers Porsche knows that electric vehicles are the future, and it just took a big step to prepare for that future. The performance car brand just opened a new office in Berlin, and the new facility includes the company's first two ultra-fast 800-volt charg… Source: Engadget Link: Porsche […]

HTC's phone keyboard is pestering users with ads (updated)

HTC's phone keyboard is pestering users with ads (updated) It's one thing to voluntarily put up with ads on your phone in return for a lower price or free apps, but it's another to have ads delivered without warning… and unfortunately, HTC owners are dealing with that right now. An updated TouchPal keyboar… Source: Engadget […]

The best fireproof document safe

The best fireproof document safe By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read t… Source: Engadget Link: The best fireproof document safe