Monthly Archives: June 2018

E-cig startup Juul plans to go global by raising $1.2 billion

"Juuling" might be a thing around the world in the future, because the e-cig-maker has big plans to go global. According to Bloomberg, Juul is raising $ 1.2 billion in a financing round, which would put the startup's value at … Read the rest of this entry

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Vivo’s all-screen NEX S is a frustrating glimpse of the future

More than anything, Vivo's NEX S is a fascinating machine. From a distance, it seems like any other big-screened smartphone. Look more closely, though, and the ambition becomes strikingly clear. An in-display fingerprint sensor? A pop-up selfie camer… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie’s villain could be played by Jim Carrey

The Sonic movie that's in development from Deadpool director Tim Miller might just have its villain. According to reports from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Jim Carrey is in "final negotiations" to join the cast of this live-action/CG… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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FBI tracks down California man who threatened Ajit Pai’s family

Today the Department of Justice announced it has arrested a man in LA on charges that he threatened to kill the family of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 33-year-old Markara Man allegedly sent three emails to Pai from "stubblemanliness@gmail.com" that in… … Read the rest of this entry

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Pioneer’s DDJ-400 controller will help you learn booth basics

DJ'ng, like playing guitar, is one of those things that looks simple until you actually try it yourself. To help make your two-turntable-and-a-microphone dreams a reality, Pioneer DJ will release another low-cost controller very soon, but this time i… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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The newest ISS ‘crew member’ will be a flying robot with AI

A curious robot is heading to the ISS aboard the next SpaceX resupply mission. It's shaped like a ball with a flattened surface where its face is drawn on a screen — plus, it can speak, respond to spoken commands … Read the rest of this entry

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Scientists dupe infrared cameras with thermal camouflage

Scientists have created a graphene-based material that can outwit thermal cameras by masking hot objects. The film provides a layer of camouflage by appearing to match the ambient temperature, potentially making the object it's covering seem invisibl… Engadget RSS Feed

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Redbox will rent Warner Bros. films on release day

Redbox's new deal with Warner Bros. to make all its movies available for rental the day they're released on home video. The previous agreement delayed arrivals until a week after they'd come out for consumer market. Now, not only can … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook’s new ad transparency tools will reportedly launch this week

Last October, Facebook announced that it would start requiring advertisers to disclose their identities when purchasing space on the social network. Now, according to a report at Politico, the company is going global with the feature this week in a … Read the rest of this entry

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Ford’s next ‘City of Tomorrow’ is Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ford's investment in the Mitten State isn't over. Last week the company announced that it was transforming the aging Michigan Central Station in Detroit into an innovation hub for things like autonomous vehicles and smart cities. Today the automaker… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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