Facebook is bringing Instant Games to Groups and the Lite app

Facebook built Instant Games as a cross-platform gaming experience that can run anywhere without the need to download anything extra. Taking the platform’s nature into account, it seems pretty obvious that the social network plans to put it anywhere…

Source: Engadget – Facebook is bringing Instant Games to Groups and the Lite app

RED Hydrogen One graphic outlines the holographic phone's specs

RED has been dribbling out details of its much-delayed Hydrogen One phone for a long time, but getting a proper summary of its features has been… difficult. Thankfully, director Phil Holland has stepped up to the plate. Now that the first pre-ord…

Source: Engadget – RED Hydrogen One graphic outlines the holographic phone’s specs

Spotify releases official, and much-needed, app for Google's Wear OS

You’ll now be able to bring your music volume down to one percent (when ads start) without having to take out your phone, as Spotify has announced a new app for Google Wear OS. That’s not to say there was never a Spotify app for Android wearables. A…

Source: Engadget – Spotify releases official, and much-needed, app for Google’s Wear OS

The next generation of streaming video games is on its way

There’s a specific kind of frustration associated with crappy game-streaming services. It’s all about the build-up — you find a game, whether it’s something brand new or a long-lost childhood favorite, and boot it up. It takes forever to load. The t…

Source: Engadget – The next generation of streaming video games is on its way

Tumblr fixes security flaw that exposed account info

Tumblr just fixed a flaw that could have revealed much more than bloggers were comfortable with sharing. A security researcher talking to the social site (which is owned by Engadget’s parent brand Oath, and thus Verizon) discovered a security hole i…

Source: Engadget – Tumblr fixes security flaw that exposed account info

Twitter will show users when tweets are removed for policy violations

Twitter is making a couple of changes in regards to how it handles reported tweets. First, users have told Twitter that they don’t necessarily want to see tweets that they’ve reported. So now, anytime you report a tweet, it will be hidden behind a no…

Source: Engadget – Twitter will show users when tweets are removed for policy violations

Spotify will help artists upload music to competing services

Spotify’s direct uploads for artists weren’t as convenient as they seemed — there wasn’t much point to using it when musicians typically want to upload to many services. The streaming giant is well aware of this, at least. The company has formed a…

Source: Engadget – Spotify will help artists upload music to competing services

Samsung's latest acquisition will help prepare 5G for self-driving cars

Samsung has announced that it’s acquiring a Barcelona-based startup called Zhilabs, and it’s meant to help the corporation prepare for its 5G offerings. Zhilabs is known for its artificial intelligence-powered service, which analyzes networks in orde…

Source: Engadget – Samsung’s latest acquisition will help prepare 5G for self-driving cars

Facebook accused of lying about video stats error for over a year

Facebook is guilty of lying to advertisers, according to a new lawsuit. Back in 2016, online marketing agency Crowd Siren sued the social network for inflating its metrics — now it claims Facebook knew as early as 2015 that it was over-reporting fig…

Source: Engadget – Facebook accused of lying about video stats error for over a year

Researchers 3D print custom-sized lithium-ion batteries

One of the challenges in creating smaller and smaller devices these days, such as wearables and phones, is that the batteries can take up a lot of room. Cases are often designed around standard battery sizes, and it often creates wasted space. Now, n…

Source: Engadget – Researchers 3D print custom-sized lithium-ion batteries

Rocket Lab selects NASA's Virginia facility as its US spaceport

Today, small launch vehicle startup Rocket Lab announced the site of its new US spaceport. The Electron rocket will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, located in Virginia. The launch site will be called Launch Complex 2; Rocket Lab’s Launch…

Source: Engadget – Rocket Lab selects NASA’s Virginia facility as its US spaceport

Twitter publishes over 10 million tweets linked to election meddling

Twitter has previously cracked down on accounts linked to election interference campaigns and provided snippets of their tweets, but now it’s flinging the gates wide open. The social network has published data sets with over 10 million tweets from 4,…

Source: Engadget – Twitter publishes over 10 million tweets linked to election meddling

Scribd's latest reading bundle includes The New York Times

Scribd’s news push last year wasn’t a one-off. In an effort to snag more media junkies, the all-you-can-read-service is partnering with The New York Times on a new bundle. The fresh plan gives new users access to Scribd along with a Times subscriptio…

Source: Engadget – Scribd’s latest reading bundle includes The New York Times

Skydio's follow-me drone takes commands from your Apple Watch

Skydio’s highly autonomous R1 drone is already mostly hands-free. Now, however, you might not need something in your hands even when you do take control. It’s releasing an Apple Watch app for the R1 that offers basic control in those moments when y…

Source: Engadget – Skydio’s follow-me drone takes commands from your Apple Watch

Tesla buys the land it needs for its Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla has secured an 860,000 square meter plot of land in Shanghai for its first overseas Gigafactory after signing an agreement with the local government. The EV-maker confirmed the purchase on Chinese social media, complete with pics from the signi…

Source: Engadget – Tesla buys the land it needs for its Shanghai Gigafactory

Google's Chrome now lets you unlink your web and browser sign-ins

If one of the things you hate about Chrome 69 is how logging into Gmail automatically links your account to the browser, you may want to download the latest update. Chrome 70 is now available for download, and it will give you a way to access Google…

Source: Engadget – Google’s Chrome now lets you unlink your web and browser sign-ins