Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart

Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart Disney's research division revealed last year that one of the company's goals is to bring its fictional characters to life… as robots. Well, folks, we may now be witnessing the birth of a robotic Tigger. The House of Mouse's scientists have designe… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th This October is a busy month for Tesla. On top of a SolarCity-linked event on the 28th, the company's Elon Musk has revealed that there's a Tesla-specific "product unveiling" event slated for the 17th. It's not certain what will appear at the event (… Source: Engadget […]

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Ben Heck's guide to making your own Halloween costume

Ben Heck's guide to making your own Halloween costume It's almost time for Halloween! Ben and Karen put their heads together to design an electronics superhero costume, filled with sound effects and highlighted with electroluminescent wire. Ben starts to prototype the circuitry using an i2c connecte… Source: Engadget Link: Ben Heck's guide to making your […]

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Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses)

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses) Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of its users. To start, a teen in Farmington, Minnesota rep… Source: Engadget […]

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Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030 Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. From then on,… Source: Engadget Link: Germany […]

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Two more automakers can test self-driving cars in California

Two more automakers can test self-driving cars in California You might not have heard of Wheego and Valeo before, but they must be doing something right when it comes to self-driving vehicles. California has given them permission to test one autonomous car each on its roads, according to The Wall Street Journa… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales

Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales Reports that a Galaxy Note 7 issued as a replacement caught fire on an airplane may be too much for at least one carrier. Bloomberg cites a single unnamed source claiming that AT&T is "considering" stopping sales of the troubled phone based on th… Source: […]

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Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin

Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin While yesterday's Oculus announcement centered mostly around VR hardware and games, the company also rolled out a few new features that'll let you socialize with the rest of your Rift-owning pals. Central to this concept is the Oculus Avatar, which i… Source: Engadget Link: Oculus Avatars […]

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Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions

Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions Remember when James Bond drove his BMW in a parking garage from the back seat by remote control? Yeah, the automaker's latest Connected app won't do that. But, it'll at least make you feel like "007 lite" with Alexa, Apple Watch 2 and Android support… […]

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Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians

Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians Volvo's e-buses, which are already shuttling passengers in some European cities, are silent operators like other electric vehicles out there. The automaker's idea of minimizing their chances of colliding with pedestrians, however, is giving them the… Source: Engadget Link: Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians

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USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack

USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack Like it or not, the effort to get rid of the headphone jack is well underway. The USB Implementers Forum has published its long-expected Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, giving device makers the standard they need to pipe sound through USB-C por… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G

Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G One of the small drones aboard the ISS taught itself how to go around station with just one eye, and it was a lot harder than you might think. For starters, the SPHERE drone (that's short for Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimenta… […]

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Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices You might not have to wait until the European Union officially launches its Android antitrust case to find out how it plans to punish Google. Reuters says it has obtained a copy of the European Commission's statement of objections (aka a charge shee… Source: Engadget […]

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The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Apple Watch Series 2

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Apple Watch Series 2 The Apple Watch Series 2 is what the company should have put out last year: It's faster than the original, with longer battery life, a more intuitive OS, brighter screen, built-in GPS and waterproof design. If this were Apple's only new smartwatch, w… […]

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EV concepts merge with reality at the Paris Auto Show

EV concepts merge with reality at the Paris Auto Show I might have been imagining things, but automakers seemed a bit nervous at this year's Paris Auto Show. Maybe it's because it's first the first major car event to follow Tesla's successful Model 3 campaign, in which it snagged around 373,000 pre-orde… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers

Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers By Cat DiStasio For a long time, business experts said, "Don't try to reinvent the wheel." Now, that's the primary objective for many engineers looking to create the vehicles of the future. And just when it seems that there are no further improvemen… Source: Engadget Link: Six […]

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Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million

Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay 2.4 million In the continuing saga of Apple vs. VirnetX, Reuters reports that a federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas has ruled in favor of VirnetX, ordering Apple to pay $302.4 million in damages. This particular case has been going on since 2010, and i… […]

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Google Maps will show where your next Calendar appointment is

Google Maps will show where your next Calendar appointment is Google has been all about change for its suite of productivity apps this week, and now we're seeing what happens when some of the disparate services combine. On Android, Maps and Calendar are joining forces to give a quick visual reference for where… Source: Engadget […]

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GLM unveils its exotic electric G4 concept car

GLM unveils its exotic electric G4 concept car Green Lord Motors, better known as GLM, has been called the Tesla of Japan on more than one occasion. Founded in 2010, GLM has quietly been producing its own electric vehicle platform paired with a third-party body much in the same way Tesla launched… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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BMW teases an all-electric future with Mini and X3

BMW teases an all-electric future with Mini and X3 BMW's outline to reinvent itself as an automaker of the future has a new wrinkle to it. The company plans to sell electric versions of the X3 SUV as well as an EV Mini, according to Reuters. There isn't a timeline for the former, but the […]

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