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Huawei's P30 series will debut on March 26th

Feb 19 2019
Huawei's upcoming flagship phones won't be popping up at Mobile World Congress. The tech giant has announced a special P30 series launch event in Paris, which will take place on March 26th, 2019 -- almost a full month after MWC wraps up in Barcelona....

CERN lets you surf the web like it's 1990

Feb 19 2019
We take the relative seamlessness of the internet for granted these days -- it's easy to forget that surfing the web was once a fairly clunky and convoluted affair. But for those hankering for a bit of tech nostalgia -- or those that can't conceive o...

Google explains how it is fighting fake news

Feb 19 2019
Like all online platforms, Google is not immune to the scourge of fake news that has dominated headlines over the last few years. The company has taken various steps in fighting the problem -- from partnering with fact-checking networks to launching...

Huawei founder: 'there's no way the US can crush us'

Feb 19 2019
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the BBC that he believes the arrest of his daughter, company CFO Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December over accusations that the company is involved in "conspiracy to defr...

Opera for Android gives you an option to quickly turn off ad blocking

Feb 19 2019
Ad blocking on mobile web browsers is relatively commonplace, but it's also annoying when you want to turn it off to support a favorite site (or, let's be honest, to get past a "turn off your ad blocker" warning). Opera thinks it can win you over by...

John Romero's 'Doom' level pack gets pushed back to April

Feb 19 2019
Late last year, Doom co-creator John Romero announced plans to release a new pack of levels for the game more than 25 years after its debut. Sigil is a "spiritual successor" to the game's fourth episode containing nine multiplayer levels and nine sin...

Xiaomi's fake-transparent Mi 9 isn't hiding anything

Feb 19 2019
Remember that transparent Xiaomi Mi 8 phone that doesn't actually show what's inside the device? It must have gotten a pretty good reception, because the phonemaker has gone through the trouble of designing a fake-transparent version of the upcoming...

What's on TV: 'Desus & Mero,' 'Anthem,' and Academy Awards

Feb 19 2019
While some are playing through a convoluted early access setup, EA's next big game, Anthem, finally becomes generally available later this week. Just before that, Desus & Mero will return to late night TV with the premiere of their new show on Sh...

Android Q's revamped gestures might ditch the back button

Feb 19 2019
Android Pie's gesture controls can feel clunky at times with its mix of newer concepts with legacy holdovers. However, Google might just restore some consistency. XDA has discovered that an early build of Android Q includes a revised navigation sys...

Scrapped 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC will live on as a novel

Feb 18 2019
Square Enix left Final Fantasy XV fans hanging in the lurch when it scrapped most of the game's DLC, but that doesn't mean you'll be left wondering what happens next. The developer is borrowing a cue from Mass Effect: Andromeda by releasing a novel,...

Amazon's new movie strategy includes 30 releases per year

Feb 18 2019
Now that Amazon's Studios head Jennifer Salke has had some time to settle in, the company is about to shake up its movie strategy -- and you'll definitely notice the difference. Salke told Hollywood Reporter in an interview that Amazon is aiming to...

Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is back on sale after connectivity fix

Feb 18 2019
A few weeks after being pulled because of connectivity issues, Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is once again available. The clock can once again be purchased for $29.99 from Amazon. A spokesperson for Amazon confirmed the availability of the clock to Engadg...

Audi helps you avoid red lights by suggesting speeds

Feb 18 2019
Audi's cars already tell you how long a red light will last, but now they'll help you avoid those red lights in the first place. It's launching the first implementation of the Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory (GLOSA), a system that provides sp...

The superfans behind the Instant Pot hype

Feb 18 2019
It's beef night at Instant Pot superfan Susan Fox's house. Earlier today she loaded five pounds of chuck, beef broth and spices into one of her six-quart Canadian pressure cookers and pushed a few buttons so that shredded beef would be ready when sh...

NYC's hip-hop museum will include iPad graffiti and a VR theater

Feb 18 2019
Hip-hop and rap were not only instrumental in defining modern music, but in defining the technology behind that music. It's only fitting, then, that a major museum dedicated to the genres will be shaped by tech. New York City has confirmed that the U...

Nissan gives EV batteries a second life powering camping trailers

Feb 18 2019
Once the batteries in electric cars are worn down beyond the point of being useful to the vehicle, something has to be done with them. Nissan has a novel solution that will help extend the life of the battery by repurposing it into a power source for...

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

Feb 18 2019
A longstanding loophole in Chrome's Incognito Mode allows websites to recognize when people are browsing the web privately. Recently, sites like The Boston Globe and MIT Technology Review have started using the loophole to block anyone browsing in In...

Amazon's 'Costume Quest' animated series hits Prime Video March 8th

Feb 18 2019
Two years after it revealed a show based on the Costume Quest games was coming to Prime Video, Amazon has revealed episodes will start streaming on March 8th. The Costume Quest animated series follows a group of young trick-or-treaters who try to fig...

Netflix officially cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher'

Feb 18 2019
You knew Netflix's remaining Marvel shows were living on borrowed time after it cancelled Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist within weeks of each other -- and sure enough, the remaining productions are on the way out. Netflix has cancelled Jessica J...

IKEA's super-sized bath toys collect trash on the water

Feb 18 2019
IKEA's latest effort to improve its environmental footprint has taken a decidedly aquatic bent. The company has designed a remote-controlled boat, the Good Ship IKEA, that clears trash from the water. It may look cutesy (it's modeled after the SM&A...

'State-backed hackers' targeted Australia's main political parties

Feb 18 2019
Politicians and their parties are high-value targets for foreign agents looking to disrupt elections, as we've seen in the US and elsewhere in recent years. Now, Australia is in the crosshairs. The main political parties there were the targets of a s...

Scientists use CRISPR to make stem cells invisible to immune system

Feb 18 2019
Scientists at the University of California San Francisco have developed a new method to minimize the likelihood that a person's body will reject stem cells during a transplant. Using the CRISPR gene editing tools, the scientists managed to create ste...

Amazon wants half of its shipments to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Feb 18 2019
Amazon doesn't have a sterling environmental record, but it is making some headway. The internet giant has launched a Shipment Zero initiative that aims for net zero carbon emissions for deliveries. While it doesn't have a timetable for achieving per...

What we're listening to in February

Feb 18 2019
Senior News Editor Billy Steele confesses his love for the Album of the Year while Managing Editor Terrence O'Brien explains why Punch Up the Jam should be in your podcast rotation. Community Content Editor Amber Bouman also breaks down the thrilling...

Sharp's latest RoBoHon robot can't walk, but hey it's only $715

Feb 18 2019
The cute Japanese robots keep coming. Sony's adorable Aibo pups are already on to their sixth litter and now Sharp is upgrading its RoBoHon line, too. In case you need reminding, that's the robot smartphone that -- like all good droids -- can sing an...