Monthly Archives: July 2019

32 million patient records were breached in the first half of 2019

More than 32 million patient records were breached between January and June 2019. That's more than double the 15 million medical records breached in all of 2018, says healthcare analytics firm Protenus. According to the company, the number of disclos… … Read the rest of this entry

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Verizon expands its 5G network to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and DC

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) looks to be on track to meet its goal of bringing 5G coverage to more than 30 US cities this year. It has nearly doubled the number of locales in which 5G service is available by … Read the rest of this entry

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Livestreamer caught using face filter to make herself look younger

It appears we're now in the era of face filter malfunctions. The popular Chinese vlogger known as "Your Highness Qiao Biluo" was revealed to be decades older than the online persona she projected to her thousands of fans. A technical … Read the rest of this entry

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Startup turns lobbying into crowdfunding campaigns

Corporate lobbyists have a lot of sway over American politics, but a startup might have a way to bring power back to everyday people: crowdfunding. CrowdLobby's recently launched platform asks people to back campaigns around community-submitted issu… Engadget RSS Feed

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Google researchers discovered serious iOS security flaws

Six critical security vulnerabilities that were patched in the iOS 12.4 update released earlier this month were originally discovered by security researchers at Google. Natalie Silvanovich and Samuel Groß, two members of Google's Project Zero b… Engadget RSS Feed

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Sony has sold 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Despite flagging sales of late, Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold 100 million units, making it the fastest-selling console to hit that number. In its latest earnings report, Sony revealed that it sold 3.2 million PS4s between March 31st and June … Read the rest of this entry

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Teen ‘Fortnite’ champion won more than Tiger Woods at the Masters

It's not entirely fair to say Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf became a millionaire overnight. You don't beat out millions of other players on the path to winning the first Fortnite World Cup without untold hours of practice and playing at a … Read the rest of this entry

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Happy Monday, Slack is down

If your computer or phone is pinging you a little less frequently today, it might be because Slack is having some service issues. "Some workspaces might be experiencing issues with messages sending and loading," it said on its status page. … Read the rest of this entry

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Oppo eliminates side bezels with its ‘waterfall screen’

It's only been a year since Vivo and Oppo kicked off the all-screen, notch-less smartphone race, and now, the latter is literally pushing the boundaries with a new type of curved display. Earlier today, Oppo showed off a prototype device … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Fortnite’ gets a premier esports circuit in the Championship Series

The end to the Fortnite World Cup won't mark the end to Epic's esports plans for the year — not by a long shot. The developer has announced a Fortnite Championship Series that will have gamers playing across whole seasons. … Read the rest of this entry

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