The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 Welcome to the middle of the week. It was Nintendo's turn to dominate E3, the world's biggest gaming show. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to the Switch this October, Intel is making VR better and the Atari 2600 is back. Kind of. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: […]

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish It sounds like Facebook "M," the AI-powered virtual assistant for Messenger, has learned a new language. According to the social network, it can now dole out suggestions in Spanish if that's your default language in the US or if you're in Mexico. The… Source: Engadget […]

Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars

Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars There's a lot of reasons for the folks at Lyft to be happy, and not all of them involve schadenfreude about what's going down across the street. The ride-sharing company recently scored a further $600 million in investment, $25 million of which came… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates

Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates The years-long drama surrounding Secret is coming to an end. Postmates has hired Secret founder David Byttow and his teammate, Ben South Lee, shutting down their publishing platform Bold (and plans for a Secret revival) in the process. Byttow will… Source: Engadget Link: Secret's saga ends […]

China cracks down on celebrity gossip social media accounts

China cracks down on celebrity gossip social media accounts The fans of 60 gossip bloggers on China's social media platforms, including ones owned by Tencent and Baidu, will have to get their daily fix elsewhere. Chinese websites and tech titans have shuttered 60 accounts focusing on celebrity gossip after au… Source: Engadget Link: China cracks […]

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent abusers from putting out a never-ending stream of garba… Source: Engadget […]

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy… Source: Engadget Link: Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube Pop star Ariana Grande is hosting a benefit concert on June 4th to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, and you'll have plenty of ways to both watch and contribute online. The gig will livestream at 2PM Eastern (7PM local time) on Twitter… Source: […]

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age Megan Garber, The Atlantic Wonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic analyzes how a female superhero rescues a solider o… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended […]

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows Sling TV, the live streaming service that lets you start with a core channel package and add on whatever other bundles you might be interested in, is revamping its Android user interface. The changes, which begin rolling out today, will be expanded t… Source: […]

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 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 […]

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page. Source: Engadget Link: Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

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 […]

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 […]

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked Game studios that use digital rights management (DRM) tools tend to defend it to the death, even after it's been cracked. It prevents 'casual' piracy and cheating, they sometimes argue. However, Rime developer Tequila Works is taking a decidedly diff… Source: Engadget Link: 'Rime' creators will […]

After Math: That took long enough

After Math: That took long enough It's been a big week of things finally happening. Uber's making good on the backpay it owes its drivers, Target settled its data breach lawsuits and some semen that spent nearly a year in space proves to still be viable. Numbers, because how else wil… Source: Engadget Link: After […]