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Amazon Key in-garage deliveries are available for Prime customers

Apr 23 2019
Those wary of package thieves can now add an extra measure of security to their home. Amazon is officially launching its Key in-garage delivery service, which it began testing in 37 US cities earlier this year. Now, Amazon's Key service, including Ke...

Twitter still has a growth problem

Apr 23 2019
If you read enough of the news, you might think that Twitter (and its CEO) is laying dead in the water for all to see. But, in its most recent financial statements, the company is proudly declaring that it isn't dead yet, and may not be for some time...

The Morning After: The Galaxy Fold verdict

Apr 23 2019
Hey, good morning! We have our (tentative) verdict on Samsung's Galaxy Fold, as the launch date for the foldable turns into a giant question mark. Tesla is promising a future filled with its robo-taxis, and Pepsi is trying to reinvent the soda fount...

Laundroid company folds before its giant robot does

Apr 23 2019
A small part of us always knew the Laundroid was too good to be true. The black obelisk, developed by Japanese company Seven Dreamers, was supposed to be a washing machine, dryer, ironing and laundry-folding robot rolled into one. It was the perfect...

Vine successor Byte is now in closed beta

Apr 23 2019
These days, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok dominate the short social video space, but that wasn't always the case. Vine, the popular six-second looping video app, helped give rise to many of today's YouTube stars over the course of three years, befor...

'State Snaps' founder convicted over armed plot to steal a domain name

Apr 23 2019
Last year, the man who staged an armed robbery in an attempt to seize control of doitforstate.com was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Soon, the court will also sentence the mastermind who asked him to break into the domain owner's home and f...

Teenager sues Apple for $1bn, claiming facial recognition led to false arrest

Apr 23 2019
An 18-year-old from New York has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple over a false arrest he says happened because of Apple's face recognition system. NYPD officers arrested Ousmane Bah on November 29th after he was falsely linked to a series of...

What's on TV: 'Days Gone,' 'Alien' 4K, and 'She-Ra'

Apr 23 2019
The NBA and NHL playoffs are continuing, but this weekend the big battle is expected on a super-sized episode of Game of Thrones. For gamers, Days Gone is finally ready for your PS4, while a 40th Anniversary release of Alien celebrates the movie on 4...

AT&T and Sprint settle lawsuit over faux 5G branding

Apr 23 2019
To say AT&T's rivals were unhappy with its fake 5G branding is an understatement -- Sprint even filed a lawsuit against the carrier, accusing it of "blatantly misleading customers." The competitors must have hammered out a deal that's acceptable...

Natalie Portman will narrate a dolphin documentary for Disney+

Apr 23 2019
Disney is clearly determined to flex its star power (and giant budget) ahead of its streaming service launch on November 12th. The company has announced that Natalie Portman will narrate Dolphin Reef, a nature movie that will debut alongside Disney+...

MIT scientists 'work out' synthetic hydrogels to make them stronger

Apr 23 2019
Your muscles are soft, pliable, and can resist fatigue after thousands of repetitive movements. Researchers at MIT have found a way to make synthetic hydrogels act like muscles by putting them through a vigorous workout. After being mechanically trai...

Sony's 98-inch 8K TV will cost a staggering $70,000

Apr 22 2019
Sony is finally nearing the release of its 2019 TV line, and you'd better brace for impact if you're hoping to buy one of its highest-end models. The company has detailed pricing and availability for the sets, and the 8K-capable Master Series Z9G wi...

Tesla promises ‘one million robo-taxis’ in 2020

Apr 22 2019
Two days ahead of its first-quarter earnings disclosure, the company had an event to explain its autonomous technology to investors. The talks were probably denser than the average shareholder was expecting but it was an opportunity to see how Tesla...

Microsoft quietly axes Windows 10's long-promised Sets feature

Apr 22 2019
Windows 10 was supposed to receive a Sets feature that kept your app data, sites and other info in check through browser-like tabs, but you'll have to find another way to organize your digital life. ZDNet sources understand that Microsoft quietly ki...

Charter will expand broadband network so it can stay in New York

Apr 22 2019
Charter Communications has agreed to a settlement with the New York's Department of Public Service that will allow the internet service provider to continue operating within the state. As a part of the agreement, Charter will have to kick back $12 mi...

Google Walkout leaders accuse company of retaliation culture

Apr 22 2019
Two of the seven Google employees who organized a massive walkout last November say they've since faced retaliation. After leading the protest, which sought to change Google's handling of sexual misconduct, Meredith Whittaker says she was told her ro...

Spike Lee's time-travel drama 'See You Yesterday' comes to Netflix in May

Apr 22 2019
Netflix just released the first trailer for See You Yesterday, a sci-fi drama backed by producer Spike Lee that is set to drop on the streaming service on May 17th. The film follows high school science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian, who have invented...

Apple could make the iPhone's NFC more useful at WWDC

Apr 22 2019
Apple has a lot in the cards for WWDC, and that might include improvements for... well, cards. The 9to5Mac team and Steve Troughton-Smith claim to have details of developer-friendly updates that will be unveiled in early June, and NFC support would b...

Russian hackers are hijacking computers at US embassies

Apr 22 2019
Russian hackers have apparently launched cyberattacks against American embassies, although it might not be the kind of campaign you're expecting. Check Point Research reports that the attackers have attempted to compromise PCs at embassies in countr...

Samsung officially delays Galaxy Fold launch

Apr 22 2019
Those rumors of Samsung delaying the Galaxy Fold have quickly proven true. Samsung has issued a statement to Engadget saying it would "delay the release" of the Fold after reviewers' broken units showed how the device needed "further improvemen...

Meal kits might be better for the planet than a trip to the store

Apr 22 2019
It turns out the meal kits you can have delivered to your door by services like Blue Apron, HelloFresh and even Walmart might be more than convenient. They could be better for the environment, too. It's a bit counter intuitive given all the packaging...

'Avengers: Endgame' event is coming to 'Fortnite' this week

Apr 22 2019
Epic Games is again linking up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the developer has teased a Fortnite and Avengers: Endgame crossover. We don't know many details yet, other than a start date of April 25th, the same day the movie hits theaters, and...

GB Studio lets anyone create a Game Boy game

Apr 22 2019
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. If you're like our editors, that brings back all kinds of nostalgic memories. We've certainly come a long way since then -- so far, in fact, that you can now create your own Ga...

Samsung is reportedly delaying the Galaxy Fold due to display issues (updated)

Apr 22 2019
If you were jittery about reports of broken Galaxy Fold review units, you might not be the only one. Wall Street Journal sources claim Samsung has delayed the release of the folding smartphone until "at least" May after reviewers mentioned display is...

Pepsi is making a SodaStream-like sparkling water station

Apr 22 2019
Now that Pepsi owns SodaStream, it's trying its hand at a make-your-own-drink station -- though it's not for the company's usual sugar-laden fare. The company has unveiled a water dispenser system that lets you create your own zero-calorie beverage....