'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days

'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days That didn't take long. Rime developer Tequila Works promised earlier this week that it would remove Denuvo, the anti-tampering/DRM system on the Windows version of Rime, if someone cracked it. Just five days later, and that's already happened and the… Source: Engadget Link: 'Rime' goes […]

Waymo will battle Uber with its own self-driving trucks

Waymo will battle Uber with its own self-driving trucks Google was one of the first companies to show off self-driving car tech, but it's pretty late into the autonomous truck game. Well after companies like Daimler, Komatsu and Uber unveiled their own platforms, Waymo has started testing a single truck o… Source: Engadget Link: Waymo […]

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face It seems like Google hopes tickling your funnybone will keep its Allo chat app installed on your phone. The latest update adds selfie clips so you can add a personalized touch to your responses. Essentially, they're just looped GIFs made from a video… Source: […]

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing We last heard about the Stratolaunch in August 2015, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems announced plans for test flights with the massive airplane meant to help launch satellite-bearing rockets more efficiently. Those… Source: Engadget Link: The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts

Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts Google has just added a bunch of new security features in order to protect Gmail users from spam and phishing messages. Though they didn't say as much, the bumped-up protection is likely in response to the phishing scam that went around earlier this… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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 […]

Amazon refunds $70 million your kids accidentally spent in apps

Amazon refunds million your kids accidentally spent in apps Last year, a federal judge ruled Amazon was on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids in free-to-play apps. This week, the online retail giant officially started issuing over $70 million in refund… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon […]

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced at WWDC on June 5th, the insiders say. Just don't… Source: Engadget Link: Apple reportedly begins production of […]

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show — you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donuts the old-fashioned way. At last, though, it's here. In… Source: […]

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker Amazon's Echo speakers give you voice control over calendars from Google and Microsoft, but there's long been a notable exception to that rule: Apple. Thankfully, Amazon just filled that gap. The internet giant has quietly added support for linking… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon Echo supports […]

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June To hear Samsung's Galaxy S8 ad campaign tell it, the company's Bixby digital assistant was already fully featured and ready to go at the handset's launch. The reality is quite a bit different, however. Bixby Voice, the would-be competitor to Siri and… Source: Engadget […]

Texas bill could mean jail time for flying a drone over oil facilities

Texas bill could mean jail time for flying a drone over oil facilities The ebb and flow of legal rules when it comes to flying a drone, whether it's a cheap mainstream model or something a little more intense, is confusing. It also differs depending on country, and even state. When it comes to Texas, […]

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017 Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week. Most of you are probably enjoying a three-day weekend, but the show never stops at Engadget. We have a team of reporters settling into Taipei for Asia's biggest PC show, Computex, while we also look at the… Source: Engadget Link: […]

ASUS blew a hole in its newest wireless router

ASUS blew a hole in its newest wireless router Wireless routers have been, for years, ugly black rectangles that we've habitually tried to bury behind our TVs and bookshelves. ASUS is hoping that you'll think differently about the Blue Cave, its new WiFi router that looks like an electric pencil… Source: Engadget Link: ASUS blew […]

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 is a powerhouse with a 4K touchscreen

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 is a powerhouse with a 4K touchscreen It's been well over two years since ASUS announced its original ZenBook Pro, and while it received a spec bump late last year, it's about time for the company to revamp its premium desktop replacement line. Announced at the "Edge of Beyond" event ahe… […]

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th… […]

ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on the go

ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on the go When ARM showed up at Computex last year, it brought a bundle of smartphone processors that pushed for better mobile VR. As you might've noticed, though, AI is one of the big new trends in mobile this year — is it any surprise that […]

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training apps (Android, iOS) are adding… […]

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova As a rule, astronomers believe that stars have to explode in a supernova before they collapse into black holes. That violent death is always the cue, right? Not necessarily. Researchers have spotted a massive star 22 million light years away, N69… Source: Engadget Link: Stars can […]

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources claim that Nintend… Source: Engadget Link: Nintendo […]