Monthly Archives: May 2017

PayPal sues Pandora over confusingly similar logos

Back in October, Pandora donned a new look and launched a new logo that looked very familiar to anyone who's ever used PayPal before. Now the online payment system is taking Pandora to court, accusing it of ripping off its … Read the rest of this entry

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Daimler bets big on luxury EVs with new battery plant

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is incredibly bullish about electric vehicles. So much so that it's recently broken ground on another battery plant in Germany, a stone's throw from its existing facility. It'll begin operating around June next year and so… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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China’s LeEco lays US ambitions to rest with massive layoffs

Several days ago, the CEO of Chinese corporation LeEco, Jia Yueting, resigned. While he remains chairman of the company, the move followed worrying announcements over the past six months: Growing so quickly it was running out of cash, selling the … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard launches an ‘Overwatch’ league for amateurs

Blizzard's colorful shooter may be one of the most popular multiplayer games out right now, but its eSport scene hasn't exactly got off to the best start. With rumors circulating that a slot in Overwatch's official League costs between $ … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s AlphaGo AI defeats the world’s best human Go player

Google's AI star, AlphaGo, wins again. It bested Ke Jie, the world's best Go player, by just half a point — the closest margin possible. After the match, Google's DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis explained that this was how AlphaGo was … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Gray Pubic’ is proof even AI can’t get paint names right

When the robots take over your job, remember this: you can try naming paints for a living. Research scientist and neural network enthusiast Janelle Shane experimented with the idea of using AI to name new paints. After all, we keep … Read the rest of this entry

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Dubai hopes to have a human-free police station by 2030

Is robot policing the way of the future? Dubai is well on its way to finding out. The emirate, one of seven in the UAE, is taking a technological leap of faith this week as it introduces its first robot … Read the rest of this entry

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New in our buyer’s guide: The Galaxy S8 and Gear VR controller

Last month we updated our buyer's guide with a bunch of stuff and whaddya know: six days later we published our glowing review of both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With scores of 91 and 92, respectively, both deserved a … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: Monday, May 22nd 2017

Hey, good morning! Over the weekend, you might have missed the (legal) consequences of emoji, Microsoft's holographic display that could squeeze inside your glasses, and how drones and AI are battling poachers. Engadget RSS Feed

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The best bike lock

By Duncan Niederlitz This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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