Monthly Archives: April 2018

Chinese authorities claim they can read deleted WeChat messages

China is clearly fond of its far-reaching surveillance, but it's making some particularly boastful claims. An anti-corruption watchdog in Hefei claimed that a division in a nearby city managed to obtain a "series of deleted WeChat conversations" fro… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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What to expect at Facebook’s F8 conference this week

This week, Facebook will hold its ninth developer conference, and this time, the mood is a little… different. After all, the company has been embroiled in scandal after scandal over the past year, the most recent being the Cambridge Analytica … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: The loudest smartphone ever?

We're back! T-Mobile and Sprint might well become one big phone network. It's the mobile industry's long-running equivalent of the Ross and Rachel will-they-won't-they, just with more references to 5G spectrum. Oh and LG is promising a stupidly loud… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube helps advertisers target TV cord cutters

Do you watch YouTube instead of TV, rather than alongside it? Like it or not, marketers will soon have a better shot at targeting you. YouTube has revealed that it will soon give advertisers the chance to target viewers who … Read the rest of this entry

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The best water fountain for cats and dogs

By Rebekah Valentine This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. A source of c… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft defends conviction of e-waste recycler over piracy

Many were upset that e-waste recycling pioneer Eric Lundgren was going to prison for creating his unofficial Windows restore discs, and in some cases pointed the finger at Microsoft for its role in the conviction. Microsoft, however, doesn't think h… … Read the rest of this entry

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T-Mobile and Sprint may announce a merger after all

T-Mobile and Sprint have started and stopped merger talks so often that it's easy to become jaded about the whole thing, but it now looks like they're close to a deal — no, for real this time. Sources talking to … Read the rest of this entry

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Blue Origin will livestream its first test flight of 2018

Blue Origin is gearing up for its eighth test flight, which also happens to be its first for 2018, on April 29th. Thankfully, it's one we'll be able to watch: Blue Origin chief Jeff Bezos has announced on Twitter that … Read the rest of this entry

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Ford will stop selling Taurus, Focus and Fiesta in North America first

Without warning, Ford revealed in its Q1 financial report that it will stop selling almost all of its sedans in North America. Sure, it will still market SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles in the region, but will gradually scale back … Read the rest of this entry

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A horror director brings slasher films to VR with ‘Campfire Creepers’

Alexandre Aja, the visionary director behind High Tension, is used to dabbling with new filmmaking technology. With 2010's Piranha 3D, he delivered one of the first post-converted 3D films (meaning it was shot with normal 2D cameras) that actually lo… … Read the rest of this entry

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