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Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:03:19 GMT

Still, the team found a lot of modular components that can be easily replaced when they cracked Mountain View's new flagship open . They also noted that HTC acted as the perfect silent partner, barely leaving a mark on the device despite manufacturing it for the tech giant.

Stormtrooper decanter

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:18:40 GMT

The Stormtrooper Decanter is on back-order, but you can pre-order one from the next batch for 22 -- it's based on Andrew Ainsworth's original movie helmet moulds from 1976, and will provide endless opportunities to point to lowball glasses and say things like "aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper drink?" Yahoo has released a machine-learning model called open_nsfw that is designed to distinguish not-safe-for-work images from worksafe ones. By tweaking the model and combining it with places-CNN, MIT's scene-recognition model, Gabriel Goh created a bunch of machine-generated scenes that score high for both models - things that aren't porn, but look porny.

Instagram Is Testing Out The Ability To Post Live Videos

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:31:52 GMT

Facebook has a feature in the form of Facebook Live that allows users to post videos live on the spot. This is great if you want to share with your friends and family members updates about yourself and where you are at, as well as interact with their comments and reactions.

Apple Watch Booth In Paris Departmental Store Could Be Closing

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:39:00 GMT

When Apple first announced the Apple Watch, it seemed that the company believed that they had the chops necessary to compete in the luxury watch department. So much so that they announced that the Apple Watch would be available in high-end departmental stores like the Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

Evidence ties Russia to Podesta and Powell email hacks

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:11:49 GMT

Back in March, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received a frantic-sounding email about his account security and clicked a shortened link that appeared to be from Google. Instead, it redirected to a spoof page that gave hackers access to his password.

US investigating Friday's internet blackout as 'criminal act'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:49:07 GMT

This morning, several sites were shut down due to a distributed denial of service attack on Dyn, a large domain name server. Sites affected include Twitter, Spotify, the New York Times, Reddit, Yelp, Box, Pinterest, Paypal and potentially a lot more.

The Engadget Podcast Ep. 11: Everybody Hurts

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:37:27 GMT

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Mona Lalwani join host Terrence O'Brien to talk Macbook rumors, Amazon ISP ambitions and Julian Assange. Then they'll talk about all the work that went into Engadget's five part series covering the world's first cyborg games, Superhumans and look at VR's ability generate empathy.

Amiibo Support For The Nintendo Switch Is Confirmed

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:19:26 GMT

Based on what we have heard and seen as far as Amiibo sales figures are concerned, it would seem that it is one of the better-selling Nintendo products . So with the launch of the Nintendo Switch , we're sure many are wondering, especially those who might have invested hundreds of dollars into the Amiibo, will the Switch support the toys? The good news is yes.

Windows 10 Insiders can use Ink to draw on photos

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:19:59 GMT

Microsoft is developing some cool new features for the Windows Ink Workspace , and Insiders are getting the first look . Insiders in the Fast ring who install the latest Windows 10 Preview for PC and Mobile will be able to doodle and write on their photos with Ink.

An iPhone 7 In Australia Reportedly Catches On Fire & Destroys A Car

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:15:36 GMT

By now the idea of phones exploding are probably being associated with Samsung and the Galaxy Note 7, but it looks like Apple is facing some problems of their own. A report from last month revealed than a brand new iPhone 7 had exploded , and now a new report from Australia has revealed that we have our second reported explosion .

Self-Driving Taxi In Singapore Gets Into Its First Accident

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:14:13 GMT

If the entire world had self-driving cars, we reckon there'd be a lot less accidents simply because everything would be networked and cars would be talking to each other to avoid any kind of collision. However when you put self-driving cars onto today's roads, it's an entirely different story.

ZTE crowns its crowd-sourced Project CSX winner

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:55:04 GMT

Since the start of September, phone manufacturer ZTE has been running a crowd-sourced contest slash internet brainstorming session to figure out what features its customers want most in their next phone. Well, the results are in and ZTE has announced the grand prize project of that contest: it's an " eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone ".

During periods of low water, normally-submerged structure like this...

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:20:00 GMT

The low water levels revel rocks, logs, stumps, man-made fish attractors and other structure that is normally hidden under water. If you locate and mark it now, it'll be prime crappie habitat come spring when the water rises back to normal.

Amazon Fire TV Gets A Price Cut

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:59 GMT

If you've been meaning to pick up a streaming media player from Amazon now is the perfect time because the company today cut the Fire TV's price. It's not a substantial cut but enough to make many customers opt for its players, particularly those who really want to get the most bang for the buck.

The first 'Red Dead Redemption 2' trailer is here

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:58 GMT

Red Dead Redemption hit the last generation of console games with studio Rockstar's signature flair, taking Grand Theft Auto 's sandbox gameplay and spreading it across the boundless beauty and brutality of the American Wild West. Two days ago, a teaser poster revealed that there would be a sequel to the with a release in Fall 2017 with an ominous gang of seven gunslingers.

NBA will livestream weekly games in VR this season

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:07:38 GMT

As far as professional sports leagues go, the NBA may be the most tech-forward of the bunch . Last year, for example, it teamed up with NextVR to stream the first game of its 2015-2016 season in virtual reality.

Google begins its big Pixel push in the UK

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:53:49 GMT

It's a big day for Google. The company is launching its first Pixel branded phones in the UK, retiring the Nexus line and attacking the iPhone with gusto.