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Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein'

QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy — including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of Doom II. To that end, it's launching a QuakeCon sale on Ste… Source: Engadget | Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' …

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Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it's launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand… Source: Engadget | Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Spotify’s Soundtrap audio editing tool to offer free unlimited storage

Soundtrap, the cloud-based editing tool for music and podcasts, has decided to throw in free unlimited storage for its non-paying members. Previously, Soundtrap's basic plan limited users to only five saved songs or projects. Starting today, those wh… Source: Engadget | Spotify’s Soundtrap audio editing tool to offer free unlimited storage

Now Duolingo teaches the world's five most common languages

Duolingo's expanding language repertoire might just help you with a trip to the Middle East. The service now offers a course that teaches Arabic to English speakers — specifically, a conversational version of the relatively universal Modern Standar… Source: Engadget | Now Duolingo teaches the world's five most common languages

Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing

Instacart is learning a hard lesson about the importance of paying workers properly. The grocery delivery service is revising its pay policies for shoppers after complaints that it was counting customer tips toward its minimum pay goals — as far as… Source: Engadget | Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing

Flickr postpones photo deletions for free users to March 12th

Don't panic if you missed the February 5th deadline before the new owners at SmugMug (previously Engadget's parent Verizon) started deleting Flickr photos beyond the 1,000-image limit for free accounts. SmugMug has postponed the deletion period to Ma… Source: Engadget | Flickr postpones photo deletions for free users to March 12th

Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American news outlets and discussed US political and social issues. Twitter claims it… Source: Engadget | Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Apple has restored Google's access to its internal iOS apps, including pre-release beta versions of Maps, Hangouts and Gmail, as well as employee-only apps for the company's cafes and buses. Apple temporarily banned Google from running the apps on Th… Source: Engadget | Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim to make you a smarter runner

Under Armour has been making a major push into smart running shoes for a couple of years now, and in 2019 the company is taking those efforts even further. This year, it plans to launch a suite of connected sneakers (five, to be exact), starting with… Source: Engadget | Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim …

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Apple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week

Apple announced Friday that it has come up with a fix for a bug in the Group FaceTime feature that allows users to listen in on the activity of others before they pick up the call. The company said a software update will be released next week that wi… Source: Engadget | Apple says Group …

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SiriusXM app is getting Pandora channels later this year

SiriusXM's $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora is set to close on Friday, and the satellite radio company is already laying out details on how it plans to make the most of its newest toy. In an earnings call with investors held Wednesday, Sirius CEO… Source: Engadget | SiriusXM app is getting Pandora channels later this …

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To Facebook, your privacy is worth a $20 gift card

Another day, another Facebook controversy. The latest backlash follows a TechCrunch report that the company was secretly paying teenagers to access their data and basically monitor their every move on the web. Facebook was asking people to install a… Source: Engadget | To Facebook, your privacy is worth a gift card

Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel shuts down today

It's a sad day for loyal fans of the original Wii. As promised back in 2017, Nintendo is closing down the Wii Shop Channel as of January 30th. It lost much of its usefulness after March 26th of last year, when you could no longer add Wii Points and… Source: Engadget | Nintendo's Wii Shop …

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Lyft will reportedly sue over New York's minimum pay for drivers law

Lyft is planning to file a lawsuit today against the city of New York in an attempt to block a new law that would require ride-hailing guarantee a minimum wage floor for drivers, according to The Verge. Lesser known ridesharing service Juno is joinin… Source: Engadget | Lyft will reportedly sue over New York's minimum …

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Sonos now works with YouTube Music

If you've been looking for an easier way to play weird covers of "7 Rings" through your Sonos speakers, today's your lucky day — YouTube Music subscribers can now stream tunes directly through the Sonos app. You'll find your saved music in your libr… Source: Engadget | Sonos now works with YouTube Music

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