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iPhone 8, 8 Plus draw Apple fans at launch despite X holdouts - CNET

CNET News - 46 min 5 sec ago
A decade on, fans still queue up for Apple's latest phones. But lines aren't as long as they've been in the past because many are waiting for iPhone X.

Researchers create a robot that can cling to shark skin underwater

Engadget - 1 hour 13 min ago
Tracking sharks and dolphins in order to study their habits is tough. Doing so requires researchers to attach some sort of sensor or robot to the animal, but it has to be able to stay on underwater and withstand fast swimming speeds as well as twists...

Researchers: CCleaner attack aimed at major tech companies - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 35 min ago
Hackers set their sights on companies like Google, Microsoft and Samsung, infecting potentially hundreds of computers with malicious software.

Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment

Engadget - 2 hours 47 min ago
Today, the Washington DC Court of Appeals overturned a Superior Court conviction of a man who was located by police using a cell-site simulator, or Stingray, CBS News reports. The court ruled that the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights were violated...

Facebook and Amazon might bid on English Premier League rights

Engadget - 3 hours 21 min ago
It's no secret that online titans are jockeying with each other for sports streaming rights. Most of the news has revealed domestic squabbling, like when Amazon wrested the rights to broadcast NFL games from Twitter back in April. But a Manchester Un...

BYU develops sports helmet foam for real-time concussion detection

Engadget - 4 hours 3 min ago
Cranial collisions are haunting the sports world more and more. A recent survey of 111 former football player's brains found that 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows like those d...

Police need warrant to track cell phones, appeals court says - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 17 min ago
A judge must sign off when police use "Stingrays" to record all the cell phone numbers nearby. The devices trick cell phones by acting like cell towers.

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' trailer is absolutely pawesome - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 25 min ago
Dog person or not, you might find it ruff to get through this stop-motion film, about dogs exiled to a trash dump, without shedding a tear.

Verizon is giving away free iPhone 8s, if you can find them - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 33 min ago
Through Friday, September 22nd, Verizon's iPhone 8 promotion will lead you on an AR scavenger hunt across the city.

Volvo launches 12-month trade-in plan with XC40 crossover

Engadget - 4 hours 39 min ago
By Reese Counts After months of teasers and leaked images, Volvo finally pulled back the curtain on its latest crossover, the all-new XC40. The stylish new crossover packs in everything you would expect from a modern Volvo. The model will pack a wh...

Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

TechCrunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
 Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience — a lesson Microsoft is taking to heart. Today the company announced it will be opening a new flagship store in London — just a stone’s throw from the Apple flagship store. Read More

'Resident Evil 7' DLC trailer offers the first look at Chris Redfield

Engadget - 5 hours 2 min ago
Chris Redfield has had a long and storied career as the fictitious protagonist in many installments of Capcom's Resident Evil video game series. The Raccoon City policeman starred, along with partner Jill Valentine, in the original 1996 game, and has...

Instagram's 'follows you' feature reveals your true friends

Engadget - 5 hours 23 min ago
In what might be one of the most overdue updates of all time, Instagram is finally testing a feature that lets you see if someone is following you directly from their bio. Previously, you'd have to laboriously scroll through your followers list to se...

The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off an Epson SureColor P600 printer

Engadget - 5 hours 40 min ago
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

Zuckerberg vows to protect “election integrity" - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 56 min ago
Facebook’s CEO said the company is handing over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to federal investigators. He also promised more transparency around political ads.

Facebook will turn over Russia-linked ads to Congress

Engadget - 6 hours 4 min ago
Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it sold $100,000 worth of ads between 2015 and 2017 that led to fake news pages and were bought by advertisers operating out of Russia. A report released yesterday noted that the Senate Intelligence Committe...

Alexa beams up new Star Trek skills, including Klingon - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 14 min ago
The Amazon Echo boldly goes where no smart personal assistant has gone before, adding spacey sound effects, trivia and more.

Unlimited 'Stargate' streaming will cost you $20

Engadget - 6 hours 22 min ago
MGM Studios announced a new web-based entry into its popular Stargate franchise, Stargate Origins, this past July at San Diego Comic Con. In order to see the prequel series, though, you'll have to subscribe to a Stargate-only streaming service, too....

Tesla will discontinue its most affordable Model S this Sunday

Engadget - 6 hours 42 min ago
On Sunday, Tesla's vehicle lineup will be smaller by one as it discontinues its cheapest Model S option, the Model S 75. That means the all-wheel-drive version -- the 75D -- will take its place as the low-end Model S sedan, currently listed at a star...

Original Xbox's huge controller is returning for current platforms

Engadget - 7 hours 2 min ago
Original Xbox owners got a powerful yet eccentric machine in Microsoft's first stab at console gaming. The system itself was a massive VCR-sized slab of circuits and plastic, but it was the comically oversized controller that most baffled gamers. Yet...