Monthly Archives: June 2019

Polar’s latest watch knows if you’re too tired for a full workout

Sleep tracking and personal fitness gadgets are nothing new, and even the cheapest knock-off wearables will do a decent enough job of monitoring the main criteria, so companies are constantly looking at ways to make their devices even more useful. … Read the rest of this entry

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Airbnb Luxe offers castles, villas and islands for $1,000 per night

If you've ever wanted to stay in a castle in France or book an entire island in the Pacific, you might appreciate Airbnb's new luxury travel offering, Airbnb Luxe. The company launched the long-rumored service today with more than 2,000 … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects with French courts

Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's minister… … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart Mexico begins delivering grocery orders sent via WhatsApp

You may not give WhatsApp a second glance in the App Store, but in other countries, it's the messaging app of choice. It's so big in Mexico, for instance, that Walmart Mexico is now accepting grocery delivery orders for its … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple’s Seattle workforce will quintuple by 2024

Apple is doubling down on the number of employees it plans on hiring in its new Seattle site. The company announced at a Monday news conference that it would be bringing 2,000 jobs to the city by 2024 — twice … Read the rest of this entry

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Outage in Netherlands knocks out emergency services for hours

The Dutch were given a frightening lesson about society's reliance on technology. A major telecommunications outage knocked Netherland's version of 911 offline for a few hours on Monday, reported Reuters. The outage originated on Royal KPN's network… Engadget RSS Feed

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7-Eleven can deliver your Slurpees to parks and beaches

7-Eleven has a way for its 7Now deliveries to stand out from the herd: let you order in all kinds of public spaces. An update to its 7Now app for iOS lets you ask for delivery to "pins," or commonly … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: US ‘launched cyber-attack’ on Iranian weapons systems

Good morning, there! If you've been waiting on making your own media hub, a new 4K-ready Raspberry Pi model might be exactly what you're after. Elsewhere, the US used a cyberattack to take down an Iranian missile control base. Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Fast delivery may negate the environmental benefits of online shopping

Many will tell you that online shopping is more eco-friendly since you don't have to drive as often, but just the opposite might be true in recent years. Axios has warned that the increasing number of super-fast delivery options may … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard’s global esports director quits amid turmoil

Blizzard's esports team just lost another major leader — global esports director Kim Phan has left Blizzard to pursue a "new endeavor" in the gaming industry. The veteran didn't harbor ill will against Blizzard in her farewell post (she plans … Read the rest of this entry

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