'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 […]

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 […]

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant armor

Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant armor The conch shell is made of the same material as chalk, but unlike the crumbly rock, it's one of the toughest materials out there. If we can understand why it's so tough, we can mimic it to create nearly unbreakable materials that can be used for safe… […]

Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June

Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June Did you see Sony's second-generation Digital Paper and realize you found your dream e-reader? If so, you'll get to do something about it very soon. Sony has announced that its latest 13.3-inch E Ink tablet (the DPT-RP1) will reach the US sometime in… Source: […]

The best bike lock

The best bike lock By Duncan Niederlitz This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor… Source: Engadget Link: The best bike lock

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 […]

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018 These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky,… […]

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've devel… Source: Engadget Link: Researchers find a more […]

Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again

Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again A team of scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have proven that the mind-controlled device they developed can help stroke survivors regain control of their hands. Stroke typically causes paralysis on one side of t… Source: Engadget Link: Mind-controlled bionic hand […]

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone If you've ever wanted to understand the fuss over Crazy Taxi but didn't want to spend money on a piece of gaming history, you now have your chance. Sega has made it free to play both the Android and iOS versions of the original […]

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data The Department of Labor will have to keep bugging Google for the salary records it's been asking for, because the tech titan keeps refusing to hand them over. Those records might be able to prove once and for all whether Mountain View truly […]

Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope

Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope After several years of planning and no shortage of financial anxiety, construction has officially started on the Extremely Large Telescope. Contractors are now building the main structure and dome of the Chile-based observer ahead of its initial ser… Source: Engadget Link: Construction starts on the world's largest […]

Google's AlphaGo retires from competition

Google's AlphaGo retires from competition To say that AlphaGo had a great run in the competitive Go scene would be an understatement: it has just defeated the world's number 1 Go player, Ke Jie, in a three-part match. Now that it has nothing left to prove, the AI is hanging up its boots and… Source: […]

The search for a habitable second Earth

The search for a habitable second Earth Contact with extraterrestrial life would be an epochal event. Even the discovery of a simple alien organism would be transformative, giving us unprecedented insight into how life forms on Earth and other planets. Yet, there's exactly zero proof that… Source: Engadget Link: The search for a habitable second […]

Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public Apple today officially opened up its first retail location in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, to the public at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store marks the newest addition to Apple’s next-generation retail rollout, following similar design principles and community-focused values seen at […]

Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode

Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode A reddit user has discovered what appears to be a Siri-related bug that allows access to a locked iPhone’s Cellular Data options without a passcode. As shown in the screenshot below, when Siri is asked to bring up Cellular Data settings […]

Apple Developing 'Apple Neural Engine' Chip to Power AI in iOS Devices

Apple Developing 'Apple Neural Engine' Chip to Power AI in iOS Devices Apple is developing a dedicated processor that will be used to handle AI-related tasks like facial and speech recognition in its products, reports Bloomberg. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans, the site says the chip is known internally as the “Apple […]