'The Simpsons' celebrates 600 episodes with a VR couch gag

'The Simpsons' celebrates 600 episodes with a VR couch gag Even if you think The Simpsons has lost its spark, there's no denying that the show does a great job at keeping up with popular culture and technology. It's already taken on Apple (and its leader Steve Mobs), parodied Google Glass and let us watch […]

Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday

Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday Tesla was set to reveal an "unexpected" product today, but you'll have to wait a few more days to find out what it is. In a tweet early this morning, CEO Elon Musk said that the announcement has been postponed until Wednesday (October 17th), because… Source: Engadget […]

Apple Possibly Looking to Japanese Expertise to Improve Siri

Apple Possibly Looking to Japanese Expertise to Improve Siri Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that Japan has a big part to play in the company’s ongoing development of AI, as he continued his travels around the country via bullet train on Monday. Speaking to Nikkei Asian Review, Cook revealed that Apple’s new advanced R&D center […]

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house The batteries that power Samsung's smartphones (including that Galaxy Note 7), are tested in a lab that's owned by the company. While it tests to ensure its phone batteries are certified by US wireless industry group the CTIA, Samsung's certified lab… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung tested its […]

Body cameras will be given to 'over 22,000' London police

Body cameras will be given to 'over 22,000' London police To help keep the peace, more than 22,000 London police officers will soon be given body cameras. The roll-out begins today — six months later than former mayor Boris Johnson had anticipated. The new hardware, supplied by Taser, won't be recording ar… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems Tesla has entered a deal with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the new SolarCity facility in Buffalo, NY. However, the deal is non-binding and depends on shareholder approval of Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity. In its blog, Tesl… Source: Engadget Link: Tesla and […]

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs Researchers have used quantum computing tech to miniaturize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, making it small enough to pick up the structure of single biomolecules without damaging them or losing information in the process. This could make… Source: Engadget Link: Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum […]

Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself While companies like Apple use third-party companies to test its phone batteries, a new report reveals that Samsung tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 battery in-house. The Wall Street Journal reports: Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill

Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and a hospital worker—experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious […]

These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead

These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead Earlier today, Wikileaks tweeted out a series of three terse, confusing messages, each containing a 64-character code. Now a lot of people think Julian Assange is dead. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter Three months ago, the Juno probe ended a years-long journey when it settled into orbit around Jupiter. Everything's just peachy with Juno's cameras — as evidenced by these magnificent photos — but it turns out its primary Leros 1b engine is having… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private

Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private Thanks to boosts in visibility when it comes to search and web browsers, you've probably noticed more websites (like Engadget) switching to HTTPS, which uses encryption to secure the connection between browser and server. Despite benefits to privacy… Source: Engadget Link: Increased encryption will help keep porn […]

Feds Claim They Can Enter a House and Demand Fingerprints to Unlock Everyone's Phones

Feds Claim They Can Enter a House and Demand Fingerprints to Unlock Everyone's Phones Under the Fourth Amendment, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, but according to one group of federal prosecutors, just being in the wrong house at the wrong time is cause enough to make every single person inside provide their fingerprints […]

President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather

President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather As President Barack Obama's administration enters its final stages, he's paying more attention to what's going on way, way above us than expected. Just days after the president outlined his vision for landing humans on Mars by the 2030s, he issued an… Source: […]

13-Month-Old Twins Conjoined at the Head Successfully Separated

13-Month-Old Twins Conjoined at the Head Successfully Separated Jadon and Anias McDonald were born joined at the head last September. On Thursday evening, 40 medical professionals spent 16 hours disconnecting Jadon and Anias in a rare operation. The McDonalds are from Coal City, Illinois, but the surgery was performed at Montefiore Medical Centre in New […]

Trump Can't Spell 'Wikileaks' But His Campaign Can

Trump Can't Spell 'Wikileaks' But His Campaign Can There’s a long-standing theory that you can tell which tweets Trump writes himself and which ones are sent by his campaign based on the device they’re sent from. After analyzing Trump’s tweets, data scientist David Robinson concluded that “we can see that the Android tweets are angrier […]

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens If you have insurance on your phone and smash the ever-loving tar out of the screen, you normally have to file a claim, pay a deductible and wait for a replacement device. Bleh. AT&T and its insurance provider Asurion, however, are trying somethi… Source: Engadget Link: […]

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads Just days ago, Germany's Federal Motor Authority sent letters to Tesla owners warning them that their cars' "Autopilot" feature is strictly there for driver assistance, not driver replacement. As it turns out, those letters were just the opening salv… Source: Engadget Link: German officials: Tesla shouldn't […]

Stranger Things Actor Addresses Will's Sexual Orientation

Stranger Things Actor Addresses Will's Sexual Orientation There’s been a lot of talk about whether Will from Stranger Things is gay, largely because bullies on the show call him homophobic slurs, which admittedly seems like a weird way to code a character. Will’s sexual identity hasn’t been explored in the series, and the actor says […]

How to Watch China Launch Its Longest Manned Space Mission Tonight

How to Watch China Launch Its Longest Manned Space Mission Tonight Today, China is set to launch its longest manned spacecraft mission at 7:30pm ET (2330 GMT) from the Gobi Desert and you can watch it live right here. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: How to Watch China Launch Its Longest Manned Space Mission Tonight