Engadget will once again judge the official Best of CES Awards

It seems like just yesterday that Engadget began judging the official Best of CES Awards in January 2014, but now we’re already approaching our sixth consecutive year on the job. Over the years we’ve made some nips and tucks here and there — accessi…

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Apple Mac Mini review (2018): A video editor’s perspective

The Mac Mini has had a rough few years. Its last update, in 2014, was disappointing. After offering quad-core CPUs on the 2011 and 2012 editions, the 2014 model was stuck with a dual-core CPU. This meant it was actually slower at some tasks tha…

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EA's Black Friday deals discount 'FIFA 19' and 'Madden 19' by half

Thinking of buying a new console in the Black Friday sales? You may need a side of virtual sports to go with your main course. Enter EA: the publisher is heavily discounting its biggest titles to catch your eye and wallet. On offer are FIFA 19, Madde…

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Will Tesla open up its Supercharger network in Europe?

Yesterday, Tesla announced that its mass-market Model 3 will use a Combined Charging System (CCS) port for slow and rapid charging in Europe. That’s different from the modified Type 2 plug that has shipped on Model 3 cars in America and both the Mode…

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Casio's Transformers G-Shock is Optimus Prime's ticking heart

As leader of the Autobots, you’d think that Optimus Prime would always know what time it is. However, Casio, in collaboration with Transformer toymaker Takara Tomy, Casio has unveiled a special edition Transformer with a G-Shock watch installed right…

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Ford's future includes self-driving deliveries and taxi services

Ford CEO Sherif Marakby has posted a detailed overview of the automaker’s self-driving strategy, perhaps in an effort to show that the company will push through with its plans under his leadership. Marakby, who took over as CEO in July 2018, talks ab…

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FCC ruling will help make smartphone GPS more accurate

GPS stands for “global positioning system,” which is slightly ironic since it’s owned and operated by the US Air Force. However, the FCC has just made a move to open up satellite navigation beyond America’s borders. A new order means your smartphone…

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Filing reveals sealed charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

This evening, it became clear that the Justice Department either had already filed charges against Julian Assange under seal, or was preparing them. First the Wall Street Journal reported that preparations were under way, and then Seamus Hughes point…

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Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook's 'borderline' content filtering plan

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the social network plans to build a tool that will give you more control over the kind of content you see. Zuckerberg has penned a lengthy post detailing the social network’s challenges when it comes t…

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Google's next Wear OS update does even more to extend battery life

A major update for Google’s wearable Android platform only just arrived and now we’re hearing about the next Wear OS version. Today Google announced that “System Version: H” will include a slew of updates when it rolls out in the “next few months.”…

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Netflix orders World War II series with first-of-its-kind animation

Netflix announced today that it has ordered the production of a war drama series call The Liberator. The four-part show, set during World War II, will be the first ever to be produced in Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation. The production technology…

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SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

SpaceX’s plan to build a global, high-speed wireless internet network using satellites has taken another step forward. The FCC approved the company’s request to deploy more than 7,000 very-low-Earth orbit satellites for its Starlink network. It follo…

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Tidal music streaming is now available on Amazon's Echo speakers

Amazon’s Echo speakers have been gradually improving in quality, and it looks like Tidal wants to seize on that opportunity. The streaming service is now available on all Echo devices in the US through a dedicated Tidal skill. Link your account and…

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Facebook's top lawyer delays departure as crisis continues

Despite announcing that he would leave the company earlier this year, Facebook’s top lawyer Colin Stretch will stay on as general counsel into 2019, according to Recode. The change of heart comes as Facebook is embroiled in yet another controversy fo…

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Senators want answers from mobile carriers on video app throttling

If you have ever had a suspicion that your carrier might be slowing down your internet speeds while streaming videos, you aren’t alone. Three US Senators — Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) — are pressing…

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