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The US ballistic missile system is a cybersecurity nightmare

Engadget - 31 min 49 sec ago
The US Department of Defense Inspector General has recently taken a close look at the country's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and found its cybersecurity measures lacking in many, many aspects. In the report (PDF) published in April and une...

Detective sues Netflix for defamation over 'Making a Murderer'

Engadget - 2 hours 22 min ago
The latest twist in the story of Netflix's acclaimed Making a Murderer series is going to play out in the courts once again, but this time Netflix is directly involved. That's because one of the detectives in the case, Andrew Colborn, has filed a def...

Sphero is done making licensed Disney bots like BB-8 and R2-D2

Engadget - 3 hours 24 min ago
Say goodbye to Sphero's cute BB-8 robot. In fact, say goodbye to all the company's licensed products, including R2-D2, BB-9E and Cars' Lighting McQueen. According to The Verge, Sphero plans to sell its remaining inventory of licensed toys, but it wil...

Baidu taps Unity's game engine to test its self-driving cars

Engadget - 6 hours 2 min ago
Unity, the same company whose 3D gaming engine brought you Cuphead and Hearthstone is now helping Chinese internet giant Baidu develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Apple adds 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin to its TV talent pool

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 23:21
Justin Lin is the latest to join Apple's ever-growing pool of TV talent as he and his Perfect Storm Entertainment production company have now signed an overall TV deal with Apple. It's a multi-year agreement, according to Deadline, and under it, Lin...

What's on TV: 'Venom,' 'Ellen,' 'Watership Down' and 'Runaways'

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 21:59
This week the latest superhero flick arriving in 4K is the Spider-Man spinoff Venom, while 2001: A Space Odyssey makes a second attempt at its Ultra HD disc release. Hulu also is in the Marvel business with season two of its Runaways series, while DC...

Google Doodle celebrates colors of artist Paul Klee - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 21:41
Prolific Swiss-German artist created 10,000 works of art during his lifetime.

Scientists discover Big Bang fossil hiding in space - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 20:44
In the deep, distant universe, fossil relics hide within gas clouds -- and scientists have tracked them down.

Ford's noise-cancelling doghouse keeps pups calm during fireworks

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 20:32
Many dogs and other pets are terrified of fireworks, and for good reason -- their more sensitive hearing makes that pleasant popping turn into a cacophony of sounds. Ford, however, might provide some relief. The company (which is no stranger to high-...

Jaguar Land Rover could be readying to slash 5,000 jobs, report says - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 20:02
Times are tough at JLR, and with a potential no-deal Brexit looming, they could get tougher quickly if the company can't scare up some cash.

Historic Israeli moon mission to ferry Holocaust survivor's story to space - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:53
Israeli space teams load a time capsule into the Beresheet spacecraft that gives a peek into Israeli life past and present.

Editing Black Panther: 'This is a beautiful thing -- bye!' - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:48
With Black Panther on the Oscars shortlists, editor Debbie Berman explains how additional photography helps hone a movie's story right to the last minute.

Fresh Prince star suing Fortnite developer for allegedly using 'Carlton Dance' - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:40
The actor wants financial compensation, according to the complaint.

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel is dead before arrival - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:36
Blame the Germans, blame cheap gas, blame whatever you want but we're not getting a diesel Hyundai and that's lame.

Toyota offers limited Supra camo wrapping paper for charity in the UK - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:31
This Toyota Supra camo wrapping paper will let you keep your friends and family in suspense for years, just like the real thing!

Audi might sell off Ducati and KTM could be ready to snap it up - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:26
The legendary Italian sport bike maker is no stranger to changes of ownership, but its last six years under the Volkswagen Group might be tough to beat.

Jaguar's automatic door could make cars more accessible

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:01
Amputees and others with accessibility needs might soon have an easier time hopping into cars. Jaguar Land Rover has created a 'mobility door' that uses a mix of current keyless entry tech and motion sensors to automatically open when you approach....

YouTube 4K support arrives on Comcast X1 boxes

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 18:05
If you have a compatible Comcast Xfinity X1 setup, you might be pleased to learn you can watch YouTube videos in 4K resolution through your cable box starting today. Netflix and (as of this month) Amazon Prime Video were already available on X1 in 4K...

'Kingdom Hearts 3' leaks six weeks early

Engadget - Mon, 2018-12-17 17:36
It's not unheard of for games to reach players days before launch thanks to supply chain leaks, pirates or overeager retailers. Square Enix, however, is dealing with something considerably worse. The developer's Tetsyuo Nomura has confirmed that copi...

Tumblr porn ban goes into effect, puppy photos caught in sweep - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2018-12-17 17:04
As users join the #TumblrProtest, the site's ban on "female-presenting nipples" comes in for special criticism.