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Five state attorneys general are investigating Uber breach

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:58:00 -0500

Uber's latest security breach, which exposed 57 million customers' and drivers' personal information, has come under more and more scrutiny since it was revealed earlier this week. The Federal Trade Commission has already confirmed that it's looking...

NASA goes back to the middle ages for its rover tire design

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:20:00 -0500

The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars. For future missions, the agency has gone back to the age of knights. Based on the principals of chainm...

The big stores that track your every online move

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0500

A study by Princeton researchers came to light earlier this month, revealing that over 400 of the world's most popular websites use the equivalent of hacking tools to spy on you without your knowledge or consent.

Amazon's warehouse workers strike in Germany and Italy

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:22:00 -0500

As exciting as it may be go on an online shopping spree for Black Friday, there is a human price to be paid: thousands of warehouse workers often have to commit many exhausting hours to making sure your orders arrive on time. And some Amazon warehou...

A lost 'Doctor Who' episode featuring Tom Baker is finally here

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:21:00 -0500

Doctor Who fans have waited nearly four decades for today. Shada -- an episode that began filming in 1979 with Tom Baker as the legendary Time Lord -- is finally finished and available to download (a DVD will be released in the UK on December 4th, an...

Which game controllers are worth buying?

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500

If you're picking up a game console like the Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro this holiday season, congratulations: You already have a great controller for your new system. Traditionally, third-party gamepads have always been a bit subpar, the kind of...

The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for at...

The best Black Friday deals 2017 (Updated)

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:10:00 -0500

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated...

How 'Dinner Party' tells an alien abduction story in VR

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

At our first Engadget Experience in LA last week, we premiered five virtual reality projects that pushed the boundaries of the new medium. Among them was Dinner Party, a retelling of the famous Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction story. Based on wh...

Yamaha's MX88 synth turns your iPhone into a real instrument

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:31:00 -0500

I hate, hate, hate computers and phones/tablets on stage. To me, a Macbook sitting next to a keyboardist or percussionist is just asking for trouble. Computers freeze, apps crash and sometimes you forget to turn off notifications and now everyone in...

'MST3K' will mock B movies for another season on Netflix

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:14:00 -0500

If Twitch's Mystery Science Theater 3000 binge-fest didn't scratch your itch, we've got good news for you: Netflix is renewing the show's revival MST3K: The Return for a second season (and the 12th season overall). A brief announcement video (featuri...

EE's next phone will be all glass and cost just over £100

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:56:00 -0500

It's been so long since EE launched a new own-brand smartphone, scan its online store and you won't find any handset bearing the carrier's logo on offer. It appears EE is planning to release such a device in the coming weeks, however, just in time to...

Singapore's driverless buses to serve three towns by 2022

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:50:00 -0500

While driverless buses are making cameos in Las Vegas and Michigan, they're set to become a more common sight in Singapore in the near future. Following initial trials of an autonomous shuttle (fit for 80 passengers), the country plans to bring a mix...

Windows 10 keyboard offers emoji suggestions in latest preview

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:23:00 -0500

Windows 10 Insiders in the Fast Ring were the first to try out Microsoft's emoji 5.0 bonanza in June, before support rolled out widely with the Fall Creators Update. And, the tech giant is bundling yet more emoji goodness in its latest preview, which...

Latest 'Pokémon' games include an ode to Nintendo's late president

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:09:00 -0500

Developers are still eager to show their gratitude to Nintendo's late Satoru Iwata. Gamers have learned that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon include a clear, heartfelt tribute to the company's long-serving president. It requires that you ha...

The Morning After: Friday, November 24th 2017

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Black Friday is here. With some help from our friends at Wirecutter, we've distilled some of the best deals right here. As you process yesterday's carbs and bird protein, take a look at some of the tech news you...

Black Friday 2017 deals: here are the UK's best

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:20:00 -0500

Another year, another Black Friday discount day. While we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we're now fully onboard with the sale frenzy that accompanies it (even if we don't like to admit it to ourselves). If you're in the market for a new piece of tech...

‘Session’ doesn’t care about your pro-skater high scores

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:27:00 -0500

There hasn't really been a good skateboarding game since Skate 3 in 2010. Don't even try to mention Tony Hawk 5, either: that game was awful. Session, an upcoming skateboarding simulation game by Crea-ture Studios, aims to change that with a neat-loo...

NASA's Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:04:00 -0500

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons...

CBS TV channels are back on Dish

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:25:00 -0500

Following an intentional three-day blackout, CBS channels are available once again for Dish customers, as the two companies have reached an agreement in a financial dispute. CBS and Dish have been feuding for months: CBS wanted Dish to pay higher fe...

EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality

published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:02:00 -0500

The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a web tool that makes it easy to ask your members of Congress to fight for...

Budweiser is blasting barley into space to brew Mars beer

published on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:32:00 -0500

Settlers could arrive on Mars as soon as 2024, if SpaceX gets its way. And, those newcomers to the red planet are going to need supplies, like...beer. While Elon Musk and co. are aspiring to send (useful) cargo to Mars two years ahead of the first vi...

HBO's interactive 'Mosaic' series arrives on Android

published on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:05:00 -0500

Despite all the high profile TV shows currently on the air, HBO and Steven Soderbergh have found a way to make Mosaic stand out in the age of binge-watching: hand over narrative control to the viewers. Billed as "interactive storytelling," the 7.5-ho...

Tesla electric Semi's price is surprisingly competitive

published on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:31:00 -0500

When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck last week, everyone agreed that it looked cool, but some actual truckers weren't necessarily sold on its functionality. Most observers will be impressed with the pricing if it holds, though. Tesla has liste...

EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too

published on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:08:00 -0500

Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But Need for Speed: Payback has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ag...