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CRISPR gene-editing experiment may have impacted twins' brains

Engadget - 0 sec ago
Researchers have published research into a gene at the heart of a controversial human gene-editing experiment, lending more weight to the theory that it inhibits cognitive function. But no one knows how the method may have affected the minds of the C...

Trailer for Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' shows an unsettling universe

Engadget - 40 sec ago
You no longer have to wonder how Jordan Peele would handle a reboot of The Twilight Zone. CBS All Access has shared the first trailer for the streaming series, and it appears to be what you'd hope for from the Get Out director: a more disturbing tak...

NASA is giving us daily weather reports from Mars

Engadget - 22 min 40 sec ago
NASA says its new Mars weather website will be "geeky fun for meteorologists." For the rest of us, it's a daily reminder that Mars is ridiculously cold. The website shares a daily weather report with temperature, atmospheric pressure and wind speed c...

Wirecutter's best deals: Dell's G7 15 gaming laptop drops to $900

Engadget - 42 min 40 sec ago
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AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over pedophilia controversy

Engadget - 59 min 40 sec ago
As YouTube continues to struggle with the issue of child predators latching on to content for kids, the video platform has lost another major advertiser. AT&T has decided to pull its ads from YouTube, according to CNBC. The telecom giant joins Di...

Facebook allowed advertisers to target users interested in Nazism

Engadget - 1 hour 28 min ago
Facebook still has some work to do if it wants to eliminate racist criteria from its ad targeting. The company has pulled numerous audience groupings from its ad plaform after the LA Times discovered that advertisers could target ads for people inte...

'Gaming phones' are just flagship phones now

Engadget - 1 hour 42 min ago
The specs on Samsung's Galaxy S10+ are bonkers. This baby has up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, with the option to add 512GB more via microSD and a vapor-chamber cooling system a lot like the one in the Xbox One X. Samsung is talking up...

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé is retiring

Engadget - 2 hours 7 min ago
After almost 13 years in the job, Nintendo of America COO and president Reggie Fils-Aimé is stepping down. He's set to retire in April, with sales and marketing SVP Doug Bowser (yep, that's actually his name) taking over.

Lyft's Shared Saver rides save you money if you're willing to walk more

Engadget - 2 hours 32 min ago
Lyft has announced a new ride option called Shared Saver. The budget-friendly option expands the company's existing ride sharing options puts commuters in the same vehicle to split the cost of the ride and will not be subject to surge pricing. The ca...

'Unique challenges' derail Amy Winehouse hologram tour

Engadget - 3 hours 5 min ago
If you were hoping to catch Amy Winehouse's hologram tour this year, you may have to settle for a big-screen biopic instead. BASE Hologram, the company behind the production, announced on Twitter yesterday that it is "putting the tour on hold until w...

Sinemia ventures beyond movie subscriptions with direct ticket sales

Engadget - 3 hours 24 min ago
Sinemia isn't counting solely on movie theater subscriptions to draw you in. The service has launched an option to buy movie tickets in the US through either its apps or its website. You need to buy them for one of 400-plus participating theaters (...

Don’t buy a phone just for 5G

Engadget - 3 hours 42 min ago
It's possible to be excited by the potential of 5G and yet not thrilled about having to buy a new device to use it. After all, this time around, the standard isn't as transformative as the leap from 2G to 3G or from 3G to 4G. You wouldn't believe tha...

Verizon plans to roll out its 5G mobile network in 30 cities this year

Engadget - 3 hours 51 min ago
At Samsung's Unpacked event Wednesday, it emerged Verizon is getting a short-term exclusive on Samsung's first 5G phone, the Galaxy S10 5G. To make sure people can use the handset and other 5G phones as intended, the provider plans to turn on its 5G...

Tesla Model 3 loses Consumer Reports recommendation

Engadget - 3 hours 57 min ago
The long-simmering tussle between Tesla and Consumer Reports over car reviews took a fresh turn Thursday, after the publication said it could no longer recommend the Model 3. Tesla had finally claimed the distinction last May after it was able to red...

The problem with the Galaxy Fold

Engadget - 4 hours 27 min ago
Take a look at the Galaxy Fold's 68 official images on Samsung's press site, and see if you can work out what's missing. Or watch the promotional clip and tell me what you find odd about it. No, I'm not talking about how weird that tiny outside scree...

Google Maps can now guide you to drug disposal locations

Engadget - 4 hours 42 min ago
Drug disposal programs have been cited as an effective tool in the fight against opioid abuse by medical studies and the White House. Now Google is lending a hand by pinpointing 3,500 of these drop-off sites on Google Maps and via Search in partnersh...

Sony and camera startup Light team up for multi-lens smartphone

Engadget - 5 hours 3 min ago
Camera startup Light, best known for its multi-lens cameras, announced today that it is teaming up with Sony to put its tech to work in new ways. The partnership will be focused on developing new versions of Light's multi-image sensors using Sony len...

wearTRBL lets you express yourself with a connected T-shirt

TechCrunch - 5 hours 39 min ago

When I interviewed Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux at TechCrunch Disrupt back in 2016, he surprised everyone when he said he was working on a new kind of T-shirt — nobody knew for sure whether he was joking or not. But the connected T-shirt is real, and it’s called wearTRBL.

While the project started as a Parrot subsidiary, the company was spun off in July 2018. Seydoux is still credited as co-founder and Olivier Levy acts as co-founder and CEO. wearTRBL expects to launch its first product in a few months.

Parrot’s CEO is building a new kind of T-shirt

The team has been working on a flexible E Ink display that you can seamlessly embed into a T-shirt. Thanks to a mobile app and Bluetooth Low Energy, you can change the image on the display and make a statement.

You can store up to 20 images on the display and the battery should last around 4 days. That doesn’t mean you’re supposed to wear your T-shirt for 4 days straight because that would be incredibly gross. But you can remove the display and put it into another T-shirt, sweatshirt or accessory.

If you’re thinking about this product with the expectations of a consumer electronics enthusiast, you’re going to be disappointed. This is a fashion product, a way to express yourself with your T-shirt and show some of your personality using what you wear.

The original idea behind this T-shirt started after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015. Many people wanted to express themselves by replacing their online profile pictures with drawings. People wanted to write “Je Suis Charlie” on giant banners.

wearTRBL wants to create a community and a curated library of pictures. You’ll be able to browse a collection of designs and download it to your T-shirt. You’ll also be able to attract followers and broadcast content to other users.

The startup eventually wants to become a brand of iconic clothing items that are all compatible with the E Ink display. It’s an ambitious bet, but Seydoux wasn’t joking when he said “I’m working on a T-shirt that you’ve never seen before.”

WinRAR patched 19-year-old bug that left millions vulnerable

Engadget - 5 hours 40 min ago
Remember that early 2000s software that extracted .zip files and just about any other file archive on your Windows PC, WinRAR? The one that constantly bugged you to buy it but could be duped by clicking "next time"? Well, if you're one of the 500 mil...

YouTube axes hundreds of channels over child exploitation concerns

Engadget - 6 hours 28 min ago
YouTube has removed more than 400 channels and disabled comments on "tens of millions of videos" over the last few days after reports suggested a child porn ring was persisting on the platform. In a comment on a video published by Philip DeFranco Wed...