Monthly Archives: July 2020

YouTube is removing its community captions feature in September

YouTube users will have to say goodbye to Community Contributions soon. Google announced that it will be shutting down the feature on September 28th this year, citing a lack of use and reports of “spam and abuse.” The tool was … Read the rest of this entry

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Google tightens Chrome’s autofill security with biometric checks

Google has rolled out a couple of security tools to protect the financial info and passwords you saved with Chrome’s autofill feature. One of them will allow you to verify your identity using biometric information, such as your fingerprint, whenever… … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon doubled its profits thanks to COVID-related demand

Amazon is one of a few companies to have benefited from the pandemic, thanks to a massive uptick in online sales in the past few months. Today, that was made even clearer thanks to the company’s blockbuster Q2 earnings release, … Read the rest of this entry

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Congress grills Facebook over its acquisitions and feature cloning

During a massive antitrust hearing, Congress tried to force Mark Zuckerberg to answer some of the toughest questions yet around Facebook's acquisitions. The company’s 2012 deal to buy Instagram for $ 1 billion came under particular scrutiny when lawma… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Valorant’s twelfth agent is Killjoy, a German robotics genius

Riot is adding another heroic ‘agent’ to Valorant, its currently PC-exclusive first-person shooter. Today, the developer — best known for League of Legends, a popular MOBA that has spawned its own card game and auto chess spin-off — has unveiled … Read the rest of this entry

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Spotify experiments with shareable podcast quotes for social media

The Michelle Obama Podcast’s first episode is now live on Spotify, and it has debuted alongside an experimental feature that makes it much easier to share tidbits from the show on social media. Spotify has started testing a quote-sharing feature … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft’s Family Safety app is now available to all

It should come as no surprise that kids are spending more time on their devices during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you know they’re striking the right balance between remote learning, social media and Fortnite? Well, that’s where Microsoft’s … Read the rest of this entry

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BMW will offer fully electric versions of the 5 Series, 7 Series and X1

BMW has a mixed electric history, as it pioneered the sector with pure EV models like the i3 and i8, then decided to focus on plug-in hybrids instead. Now, in a major revamp of its lineup, the automaker has announced … Read the rest of this entry

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What’s on TV: ‘Umbrella Academy,’ ‘Speed Cubers’ and sports

While the MLB struggles to keep its season going, the NHL and NBA are ready to air real games later this week. In non-sports viewing options, Netflix is ready to release season two of The Umbrella Academy, as well as … Read the rest of this entry

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Suikoden spiritual successor ‘Eiyuden Chronicle’ hits crowdfunding goal

Mere hours after it started raising money for Eiyuden Chronicle on Kickstarter, developer Rabbit & Bear has successfully funded the project. The game is the spiritual successor to the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) series Suikoden. Some of the… Engadget RSS Feed

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