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The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is ready for regular folks

The Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV (starting at $72,555) is unapologetically huge. That could create a bit of an existential crisis for some. Here are some of the issues I thought about while driving the Navigator: Where do you park something t… Source: Engadget | The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is ready for regular folks

Ben Heck's Atari 800 handheld, part 2

Will Pie Face be defeated at last? Does the Atari 800 portable work? Do we get to see more soldering? Find out in this episode of The Ben Heck Show where Felix and Ben put the finishing touches to the custom printed circuit board and design a las… Source: Engadget | Ben Heck's Atari 800 …

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Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

As you might imagine, you can't just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have a far more delicate… Source: Engadget | Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

Tesla's Model 3 is very quick, especially if you spring for the dual-motor Performance variant, but it's still tame for safety's sake. What if you want to launch an all-out assault on a race course? You might have that option soon. YouTuber Marque… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

All the Fantastic Cosplay We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 2

Things just keep getting better at San Diego Comic-Con—especially with the cosplay! io9 is on the con floor and scouting all of San Diego in search of the coolest cosplay we can find, and the Friday crowd definitely raised the bar. We’ve got Black Panther, Star Trek: Discovery, Disco Darth Vader, and many, many, many…Read …

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'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

Ubisoft isn't just relying on cameos from aliens and iconic game characters to inject extra life into Ghost Recon Wildlands. When the Special Operation 2 pack arrives on July 24th, it'll include a Ghost Mode that adds some high-stakes realism. For… Source: Engadget | 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater

Harvard is developing a knack for tiny amphibious robots. Its researchers have upgraded the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) with the ability to swim and walk underwater, in addition to walking on land. Its foot pads use surface tension and relat… Source: Engadget | Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater

DeepMind AI’s new trick is playing ‘Quake III Arena’ like a human

Research in AI continues to make video games better. The technology informs NPCs that can move and fight more convincingly, orcs with personalities and ever-more realistic visuals. Now researchers at DeepMind have taught an AI to play a customized ve… Source: Engadget | DeepMind AI’s new trick is playing ‘Quake III Arena’ like a human

Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream truck tunes

New York City is in the midst of a heatwave, and some pranksters are taking advantage of technology to twist the knife a little more. LinkNYC has confirmed to Motherboard that someone is making its internet kiosks play ice cream truck music, tauntin… Source: Engadget | Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream …

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'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players

Blizzard is continuing its quest to create a positive Overwatch community and fight toxicity. After a round of testing, the developer has released an update to its class-based shooter that introduces an Endorsements system. Think of it as a rough par… Source: Engadget | 'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players

YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

While YouTube users have been able to schedule pre-recorded videos for years, up until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But, there's a new feature being launched at VidCon 2018, called YouTube Premieres, th… Source: Engadget | YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the seaso… Source: Engadget | Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts e… Source: Engadget | Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

'Tunic' is more than just a 'Zelda' clone with a cute fox

Tunic looks like a game that's taken a lot of inspiration from SNES era Zelda titles — and when Xbox's E3 2018 showcase is an awful lot of games with guns, zombies or unexplained apocalyptic surroundings, it was a welcome panacea. Meet the… Source: Engadget | 'Tunic' is more than just a 'Zelda' clone with …

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'GLOW' season two trailer includes big hair and bigger issues

Netflix has invested a lot of energy into GLOW's second season, and now we have an inkling as to whether or not that trust is well-placed. The service has posted a trailer for the new GLOW that makes it clear the stakes are higher this time around. T… Source: Engadget | 'GLOW' season two trailer …

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