Monthly Archives: December 2019

Syd Mead, concept artist behind ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Tron,’ dies at 86

Futurist and artist Syd Mead has passed away at 86 due to complications from lymphoma. Even if you don't know his name, you've probably felt his impact on Hollywood, especially on the science fiction genre. Mead designed Blade Runner's world … Read the rest of this entry

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Russia starts antitrust investigation into Booking.com

Booking.com has become the latest US tech company to draw the attention of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). On Monday, the agency said it plans to investigate the hotel and hostel reservation website for anticompetitive practices. Engadget RSS Feed

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Samsung may unveil a true ‘zero bezel’ TV at CES 2020

Samsung might soon make good on its promise of bezel-free TVs. The Elec sources say the company plans to introduce a zero bezel TV at CES 2020 in early January, with mass production starting in February. While the finer details … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX video shows a simulated Crew Dragon mission to the ISS

SpaceX knows firsthand that spaceflight tests don't always go as planned. Earlier this year, an explosion during one such tests destroyed its Crew Dragon capsule. But those working on the project remain optimistic. NASA has said the capsule could be… … Read the rest of this entry

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Mazda claims long-range EVs are worse for the planet than diesels

Wonder why Mazda's MX-30 only has a modest 35.5kWh battery when its competition frequently has more? According to the brand's European research director Christian Schultze, it's to help the planet. He told Automotive News that the small pack is "re… … Read the rest of this entry

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Uber clears a key hurdle to buying its Middle Eastern rival

Uber is now much closer to becoming a major force in the Middle East. Egyptian regulators have approved the ridesharing giant's $ 3.1 billion acquisition of Careem, giving it the most significant clearance needed to complete the deal. There are … Read the rest of this entry

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Snapchat’s Bitmoji TV series will make your avatar the star

Snapchat's Bitmoji will soon have a role to play beyond the usual stickers, games and Stories. Snap has previewed a Bitmoji TV series for Discover that will feature the avatars of you and your friends in the leading roles. There … Read the rest of this entry

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New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection

The heart monitoring technology inside the Apple Watch may be useful for scientific studies and even saving lives, but one doctor believes it's also straight-up theft. New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel has sued Apple over allegation… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Tesla’s Cybertruck found its way into a Travis Scott music video

Tesla likes to brag about racking up sales without a lick of advertising, but it's apparently not averse to some product placement. Rapper Travis Scott has shared the video for "Gang Gang," and the car-centric video includes extensive, conspicuous s… … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony lands patent for a new PlayStation controller design

A new PlayStation controller may be in the works at Sony HQ. The tech giant has secured a prototype for a new controller design on December 26th, according to Polygon, which found its documentation on the World Intellectual Property Organization … Read the rest of this entry

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