Monthly Archives: April 2019

Former Google chief Eric Schmidt steps down from Alphabet’s board

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is not seeking reelection to the board of directors of Alphabet, Google's parent company. Schmidt will step down from the board after his current term expires on June 19th, 2019, Alphabet announced on Tuesday. Schmidt … Read the rest of this entry

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Valve’s Index VR kit goes on sale tomorrow for $999

Valve fans rejoice! The company today unveiled its Index VR kit, which consists of a $ 500 headset, $ 279 controllers and $ 149 base station. You can get the entire kit for $ 1,000 or the headset and controllers … Read the rest of this entry

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VR turns bumper cars into retro-futuristic steampunk tanks

We've seen VR headsets used on rollercoasters and in car-based Mario Kart games, but now Steampunk VR Scooter has brought VR headsets to the world of bumper cars. From the outside, players appear to be sitting in your standard bumper … Read the rest of this entry

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The UK’s butt-shaped blimp could come back as an EV

The company behind the world's longest aircraft, Airlander 10, has been awarded more than £1 million ($ 1.3 million) to convert it into an all-electric vehicle. The test version of the slightly obscene-looking British blimp was retired back in J… … Read the rest of this entry

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Chrome exploit uses a fake address bar for phishing attacks

Cyberattackers don't need to find obscure technical flaws to launch phishing attacks — they might just need a screen capture and some clever web coding. Developer James Fisher has found a relatively simple exploit in Chrome for mobile that takes … Read the rest of this entry

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Microbiome testing startup faces FBI investigation over billing

Another lab testing startup is facing legal scrutiny, albeit not for the same reasons as Theranos. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the FBI is investigating uBiome, a firm that tests microbiomes (the communities of organisms in your body) … Read the rest of this entry

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Windows preview brings Android notifications to your PC

Microsoft has fulfilled one of the larger promises behind its Your Phone software — if you're willing to experiment a bit. The developer has released a Windows Insider Preview that displays Android notifications on your PC. If you allow apps … Read the rest of this entry

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AT&T says it’s the first US network to reach 2Gbps speeds on 5G

The chest-thumping over 5G continues. AT&T has reported that it achieved the first 2Gbps speeds on a 5G network in the US. It achieved the feat using a Netgear mobile router on the carrier's public-facing network in the Atlanta area. … Read the rest of this entry

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Indiegogo will ban fundraising for anti-vaccination projects

Add Indiegogo to the growing list of internet giants blocking anti-vaccination content. The crowdfunding site told BuzzFeed News it will ban campaigns from anti-vaxxers and others who conduct "health campaigns" unsupported by science. It didn't say… Engadget RSS Feed

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Apple accused of clamping down on apps competing with Screen Time

The introduction of Screen Time in iOS 12 was ostensibly a boon for parents and anyone else wanting to keep a lid on device use, but there are concerns that it's cracking down on apps that compete with that feature. … Read the rest of this entry

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