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HP boosts its ZBooks with Intel Core i9 processors

It wasn't that long ago when HP launched the ZBook x360, but it's already giving the convertible and the other devices in the lineup a hardware refresh. The Studio x360, along with its non-bendy siblings, the ZBook Studio, ZBook 15 and ZBook 17, will...

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 2:05 am

Palm is back (sort of), and it built a tiny smartphone sidekick

When HP unceremoniously shut down Palm in 2011, it felt like the end of an era. The PDA and smartphone maker's glory days were in the past by then, but it developed a string of hits in the late 90s and early 2000s, and few names in the industry inspi...

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Apple buys a digital talent scout for music

Apple wants to know what the next big thing is before you do, which is why it's purchased Asaii. The startup is a digital talent scout that's designed to find the Beyoncés of tomorrow before anyone else. According to Axios, Apple spent less th...

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 12:50 am

The Morning After: 'Fortnite' cheat salesmen get sued

Welcome to the week! You can expect our verdict on Google's Pixel 3 series soon, and there are plenty more reviews coming very soon: Apple's cheaper iPhone XR isn't far away and then there are all those Microsoft Surface devices... For now, we've got...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:30 pm

Sears, the Amazon of its day, files for bankruptcy

Sears, which invented the strategy of selling everything anyone with a mailing address long before Amazon, has been mortally wounded by its spiritual successor. After nearly a decade of struggle, the US retailer announced that it has filed for bankru...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:15 pm

Pixel camera app will support external mics from October 18th

Google made much ado of the Pixel line's suitability to pro photography with its Annie Leibovitz partnership, but it couldn't really say the same for video when owners still have to use the built-in microphone with the official camera app. That won't...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 8:58 pm

Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

Google has delivered further evidence that AI could become a valuable ally in detecting cancer. The company's researchers have developed a deep learning tool that can spot metastatic (advanced) breast cancer with a greater accuracy than pathologists...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:56 pm

Behind the wheel of Hyundai's Nexo Fuel Cell EV

Electric vehicles have yet to take over the world due to a pair of shortcomings inherent to the technology: limited range and long refueling times. Hyundai's hydrogen-powered 2019 Nexo FCEV addresses both issues -- all while it cleans the atmosphere...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 5:01 pm

Hyundai's Kona Electric is ready to hit the road

Hyundai likely isn't the first automaker that springs to mind when talking about electric vehicles, but maybe it should be. While industry stalwarts like Ford and startups like Tesla dominate the conversation around the future of the EV market, Hyund...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 5:01 pm

Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air

Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they've developed a material that can not only heal itself, but could reduce CO2 levels in the process. The substance uses its combination of a gel-like polymer with chloroplast...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 4:18 pm

Amazon's 'Transparent' will end with a movie-length musical episode

Much like Netflix's challenges with House of Cards, the creators of Amazon's Transparent have faced a problem: how do they wrap up the final season of a long-running show in a way that does the series justice, especially with the departure of a key c...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 3:02 pm

US Senators push Canada to exclude Huawei from its 5G strategy

American politicians aren't just nervous about having Huawei devices on their networks... they're worried about neighboring countries, too. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him t...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 1:33 pm

'Destiny 2: Forsaken' purchases now include earlier add-ons

Destiny 2: Forsaken is a significant improvement to a game that had a rough start, but it also had a rude surprise for newcomers: it didn't include the two expansions from the original game, making you pay twice just to catch up with people who had b...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 12:04 pm

US Senators ask India's PM to rethink strict data localization plans

Starting on October 15th, global payment giants such as Mastercard, Visa and AMEX would have to store transactions that occurred in India on servers physically located within the country. That's the deadline the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave them,...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:32 am

Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' is coming to international TV networks

At this rate, BoJack Horseman is so ubiquitous that it might be harder to avoid the Netflix show than to watch it. Hot on the heels of the Comedy Central deal, Variety has learned that Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury has secured the rights to sell the fir...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 9:01 am

'Fortnite' creator Epic Games sues YouTuber for selling cheats

Epic Games is no stranger to suing Fortnite cheaters, but now it's aiming at a particularly high-profile target. The developer has filed a lawsuit against YouTube personality Brandon Lucas (aka "Golden Modz") and his frequent partner Colton Conter ("...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 7:27 am

The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

By Kevin Purdy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. After interviewing infor...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:00 am

After Math: Every robot was parkour fighting

What a week it's been! Between Google's Pixel 3 event, the lucky landing by the Soyuz crew, and Facebook's latest data breach, it feels like we almost didn't have time to talk about Waymo's self-driving cars, Amazon's new line of picker bots and Bost...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 4:30 am

Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers

The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed the personal info of military and...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 2:57 am

PS4 owners say malicious messages are crashing their consoles

Malicious message crashes aren't just for smartphones, it seems. Numerous PS4 owners have reported receiving PSN messages where an unrecognized character effectively bricks their consoles, making them crash and leaving them unable to start properly....

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 12:58 am

Teenage Engineering reluctantly adds Bluetooth audio to OD-11 speaker

For years, Teenage Engineering has chosen not to allow its users to stream music via Bluetooth to its flagship OD-11 speakers. And that's despite it actually having a Bluetooth radio inside. The Swedish engineers have finally, reluctantly, given in a...

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 8:03 pm

Pixel Buds live translations work with any Google Assistant headphones

To date, using Google's real-time translations has officially required a set of Pixel Buds. But what if you'd rather not use the official audio gear ? You might not have to. Droid Life has noticed that Google quietly changed a support page to state t...

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 4:46 pm

Apple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

Apple's quest to improve Maps' accuracy appears to include some on-foot action. Former Engadget writer Dante Cesa has posted photos of an Apple Maps worker carrying a backpack loaded with cameras, LiDAR sensors and other equipment as he walked throug...

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 3:09 pm

Tesla reportedly made its 100,000th Model 3

Tesla may have just hit a symbolic milestone in its quest to speed up Model 3 production: according to an Electrek source, the company has produced its 100,000th Model 3. It technically reached the mark earlier in the week if you count engineering an...

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 1:36 pm

NASA's Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown

NASA sure hasn't been having a great time with its telescopes. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gone into safe mode and halted all its science operations a few days after Hubble shut down due a gyroscope failure. According to the agency, Chandra's t...

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 12:03 pm