Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Tesla's mystery test car may be a Model S refresh

Engadget - 1 hour 15 min ago
For the most part, Tesla's Model S has maintained a familiar look since it was introduced in 2012 -- the largest external change was the elimination of the fake grille back in 2016. There might be a refresh looming on the horizon, however. A driver n...

Your sleep tracker might make insomnia worse

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 23:28
Sleep tracking can help you determine if you're getting a good night's rest, but it might exacerbate your problems in some circumstances. Scientists talking to the New York Times have warned that sleep tracker apps and devices can worsen insomnia bo...

VR and microscopy help scientists see 'inside' diseases

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 21:56
You can only learn so much about cells by studying 2D pictures, and 3D microscope technology can produce an abundance of data that might be hard to decipher. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Mason have an answer, though: let sci...

Walmart Grocery's Amazon Prime Now rival costs $98 per year

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 20:38
Walmart knows that it needs to have a stellar delivery service in order to compete with Amazon, which is why it's been rolling out Prime-like offers of its own. For Walmart Grocery, in particular, there's Delivery Unlimited: a subscription service th...

Tesla starts selling used Model 3 cars online

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 19:25
Until now, buying a used Tesla Model 3 has usually entailed tracking down a reseller or spotting a sale from an individual owner. Now, though, it's just a matter of visiting Tesla's website. The EV maker has started selling used Model 3s online in...

Target down (then back up) as store registers fail and leave long lines - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 18:31
Surprise: Twitter notices. Target says all's well now though.

Spies may have used an AI-generated face to infiltrate US politics

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 18:12
AI-generated faces might be more than just novelties -- they could also be used as espionage tools. Experts talking to the AP believe that spies used AI to create a 'photo' of Katie Jones, a non-existent person used in an attempt to infiltrate the A...

Amazon closes down its shopping-focused Instagram rival Spark

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 17:04
Amazon Spark, the e-commerce giant's social network, has seemingly shut down after only a couple of years. If you don't even know what it is, we don't blame you. You can think of it as Amazon's version of Instagram, except it focuses on shopping disc...

The US planted offensive malware in Russia's power grid

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 15:53
The US appears to be acting on its promise to aggressively respond to cyberwarfare threats. New York Times sources say Cyber Command has planted offensive malware in Russia's electrical grid, not just reconnaissance as has been the case since "at le...

BMW teases M concept car blending technology and performance

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 14:55
Can you make out what you're looking at in the obscure teaser above? Neither can we -- but it does represent the future of BMW's performance cars. The automaker has posted a teaser for a Vision M Next concept that, as the name implies, would explore...

US Cyber Command powers up attacks against Russia's electrical grid - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 14:48
Aggressive moves to implant malware are both a warning and an effort to enable crippling attacks if necessary, says The New York Times.

Amazon Game Studios reportedly lays off dozens in shake-up

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 13:40
Amazon Game Studios has quietly laid off dozens of employees on the last day of E3, one of the biggest video game conferences in the world, according to Kotaku. The company reportedly told affected employees that they only have 60 days to find new po...

Go behind the scenes as Adam Savage tests an Iron Man suit that really flies - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 13:32
For his new show Savage Builds, the former MythBuster sees how hard it is to be Tony Stark. And CNET was there.

Recommended Reading: Fighting deepfakes

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 12:30
Top AI researchers race to detect 'deepfake' videos: 'We are outgunned' Drew Harwell, The Washington Post The 2016 US presidential election was plagued by fake news and election meddling across the internet. With the rise of so-called deepfake tec...

Election hacking has never been cheaper, easier or more profitable - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 11:48
Cybercrime could be a $6 trillion business by 2022. Emerging tech like AI might be the only way to one step ahead.

Hitting the Books: We won't colonize space without a Weyland-Yutani

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 11:00
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

A brief history of cheating at video games

Engadget - Sat, 2019-06-15 10:00
For as long as we've played games, there have been players willing to break the rules in order to win. Whether it's rolling weighted dice, counting cards, or hip checking pinball machines, you can bet your bottom dollar that if there's a game of chan...

FiiO’s new earbud looks and sounds more expensive than it is - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 09:55
FiiO’s hardly a newcomer to headphones, but their FH5 is miles ahead of what came before.

Triangle’s pint-size speakers are high-end masters - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 09:47
The Audiophiliac’s ears-on review of the Triangle Esprit Titus EZ speakers.

9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2019-06-15 09:00
Why altered videos are a social media nightmare, what Electronic Arts is doing to make gaming less toxic and how a fat-cat Facebook group is lifting humans from despair.