posted about 4 hours ago on engadget
The clipboard privacy feature in iOS 14 is prompting more major developers to tone down their apps’ nosy behavior. To start, Reddit told The Verge in a statement that it would fix code in its iOS app that copies clipboard data with virtually every ke...

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons may be set in a tranquil island paradise, but even there you can’t escape the technology of the modern world. Every resident is issued a proprietary NookPhone in the game, which allows you to take photos, look at your li...

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The US House of Representatives approved the Moving Forward Act this week, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that puts $100 billion toward bringing high-speed broadband to underserved areas. The ambitious bill also allocates funds toward transporta...

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Sony confirmed a few months back that Horizon Zero Dawn would no longer be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and now we know when it’ll make its way to PC. Guerrilla Games’ hit action RPG will hit the Epic Store and Steam on August 7th.The PC version of Hor...

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posted about 20 hours ago on engadget
After losing access to the EU's satellite-navigation system Galileo due to Brexit, the UK is hoping to replace it with OneWeb satellites. A government-led consortium has won an auction for the satellite internet company, which filed for Chapter 11 ba...

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posted about 21 hours ago on engadget
While four-legged robots can achieve impressive feats, like pulling an airplane or climbing a fence, they still have a few limitations. In most cases, they need a fairly large surface to walk on. A team of Italian robotics researchers is looking to c...

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posted about 22 hours ago on engadget
As cinemas in the UK prepared to reopen after lockdown, they promised Star Wars fans a treat. Disney and Vue planned to release a 4K version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in theaters. That would have been the first time a UHD version of an or...

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posted about 23 hours ago on engadget
When Uber handed Jump, its scooter- and bike-sharing division, over to Lime, it sent thousands of Jump e-bikes in the US to the scrapheap to be recycled. In Europe, thousands of the bikes were pulled from city streets. Now, under Lime’s direction, so...

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posted about 24 hours ago on engadget
Robotic fabrics or textiles are far from new, but they’re usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their potential applications, a team of H...

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Olympus may be selling its camera business — to the same company that bought Sony’s VAIO PC division — but it’s not abandoning its products just yet. It has just released a new beta application called OM-D Webcam, which gives Olympus cameras webcam c...

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5G coverage may still be sparse, and the world is still trying to understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won’t stop working on it. The 3GPP, which is a group of organizations that develop protocols for...

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Iron Man should be the best hero to transition from comics to VR. His own interactions with his suit touch on augmented reality controls, steering a powerful avatar in sync with Stark’s movements. So, just like me, with a pair of digital wands with c...

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The Independence Day weekend kicks off with a bunch of deals on popular electronics and outdoor tech. The Apple Watch Series 3 remains at its lowest price ever and you can get $100 off the newest MacBook Air. Weber’s connected SmokeFire grills are $2...

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Last month’s Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality was a massive hit with gamers, raising over eight million dollars for the NAACP and Community Bail Fund. The key to its success was the sheer size of its offering for a $5 minimum donation:...

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FaceApp, the image-editing app that can radically change how you look is back in the spotlight. And, as usual, questions about the company’s practices, motives and plans are sure to follow.This is the third or fourth time that FaceApp has leaped into...

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Fighting game tournament Evo 2020 has been canceled after co-founder Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar was accused of assaulting a minor. The esports tournament, which announced in May that it was going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, will now not go ah...

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In the US, we’re heading into a holiday weekend, so if you need some advice on gear for grilling or a socially distanced backyard party, then we have the appropriate recommendations. Speaker, grill, thermometer, whatever — Billy Steele outlines some...

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Online digital audio workstation (DAW) music production apps are popular because, unlike local apps, they can run on machines that aren’t necessarily super-powerful. However, a downside is that you can’t use powerful VST plugins that do functions lik...

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You’ll no longer have to be entirely dependent on the Wallet app for your Apple Card transactions. The tech giant has launched a web portal for its credit card, giving you a way to pay your balance online even if you don’t have or have lost access to...

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A week after launching investigations into many claims of harassment and misconduct, Ubisoft’s CEO gave an update on what the company is doing to change things. In a letter posted on its website and emailed to employees, Yves Guillemot said “the type...

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posted 2 days ago on engadget
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Veri...

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It's been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it's safe to travel agai...

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Select Walmart parking lots around the US will soon be transformed into drive-in theaters, thanks to a partnership with the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The “safe, socially distanced drive-in events,”...

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Sony’s PlayStation brand is the latest to jump on board with other companies who have stopped running ads on Facebook and Instagram, reports GamesIndustry.biz. PlayStation is joining a host of other brands who’ve stopped running ads on the platforms...

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In an expansion of its ConnectedDrive Store, BMW wants to give owners of its cars the option to access specific hardware and software features through a subscription (via Autoblog). BMW hasn't detailed exactly how the service will work, but the short...

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