Monthly Archives: September 2019

Hyundai hires a NASA engineer to run its new ‘flying car’ division

Today, Hyundai threw its hat into the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ring. The company announced that it's working to develop its own flying vehicles. Hyundai appointed Dr. Jaiwon Shin as head of its new UAM division. Most recently, Shin led … Read the rest of this entry

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Eco-friendly aluminum batteries might power solar and wind farms

Renewable energy might soon have storage batteries that are more environmentally friendly in their own right. Researchers have developed a new form of aluminum battery with twice the energy density of previous designs, making the technology more pra… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Venezuela reportedly wants its central bank to hold bitcoin

Venezuela may not just be using its own cryptocurrency to dodge the consequences of international sanctions. Bloomberg tipsters say the country's central bank is testing the possibility of holding on to cryptocurrencies in order to help the state-co… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Tesla’s first major V3 Supercharger rollout is taking place in Canada

If you want to top up your Tesla using an extra-speedy V3 Supercharger, your best bet may be to embark on a Canadian road trip. Tesla told The Verge that 26 of the 46 Supercharger stations under construction along the … Read the rest of this entry

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Algorithms help robot dogs trot more like real animals

Robot dogs can move efficiently, but not all that naturally — and no, twerking doesn't count. Virginia Tech researchers think they can do better. They're developing a combination of algorithms and sensors that help robots move with gaits more like… … Read the rest of this entry

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Twitch revamps channel pages to help you tune in to streamers

Twitch has unveiled a slew of improvements for viewers and streamers alike at its annual TwitchCon event, and one of them addresses one of the most basic challenges: deciding who to watch. It's revamping channel pages to provide much more … Read the rest of this entry

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The Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi series has a director: Deborah Chow

Ewan McGregor's upcoming Obi-Wan series doesn't have an official name or release date yet, but it seems to be coming together just fine. Lucasfilm has announced that the series has found its director in Deborah Chow who's no stranger to … Read the rest of this entry

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ returns to theaters in October

While the official 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien was back in May, horror junkies and film buffs alike should mark their calendars for this October. The classic movie that started a hit-or-miss franchise of Xenomorphs, space jockeys and mil… … Read the rest of this entry

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Tidal brings its streaming music and videos to Roku

For streaming music listeners who prefer Tidal and its commitment to high-quality lossless audio, now its experience is available via Roku. Subscribers can already access it on a number of home theater receivers and other equipment, and with Roku get… … Read the rest of this entry

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DoorDash security breach affects nearly 5 million users

DoorDash announced today that it suffered a security breach that affected 4.9 million users. According to the company, on May 4th, 2019, an unauthorized third-party gained access to information belonging to DoorDash users including consumers, deliver… Engadget RSS Feed

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