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NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

When NASA tapped SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, the companies likely expected the government agency would keep a close eye on things. But they probably didn't expect a probe prompted by a podcast. According … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s Pixel phones will soon save transcripts of screened calls

Google's Call Screening feature has been a boon to Pixel 3 owners weary of tedious telemarketing calls. Instead of taking your chances on an incoming 'Scam Likely' call, you can just get Google Assistant to answer for you. One of … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX BFR has a new name: Starship

We're still a bit away from anyone taking the first tourist trip on SpaceX's next-generation rocket and spacecraft platform, but CEO Elon Musk has just announced a new name for the craft formerly known as BFR: Starship. As he explained … Read the rest of this entry

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Fan-made ‘Half-Life’ remake ‘Black Mesa’ is nearly complete

Want to feel old? The original Half-Life has turned 20. Valve released its definitive shooter on November 19th, 1998, both stretching the possibilities of the genre (both in technology and storytelling) and laying the groundwork for the company's g… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA selects a landing site for its Mars 2020 rover

NASA has announced where its next Mars rover will be heading. The agency has chosen Jezero Crater from dozens of potential candidates in part for its potential to have preserved signs of past microbial life. "The landing site in Jezero … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: YouTube quietly adds free, ad-supported movies

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your (shorter!) week! This Monday, we're talking mystery objects in space, a makeshift laptop from Barnes & Noble and rumors about a midrange Pixel 3. We're also frozen by indecision over Black … Read the rest of this entry

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Eyelid glucose sensor might pick up where Verily left off

Just because Alphabet's Verily shelved its glucose-monitoring contact lens doesn't mean you're stuck without an unintrusive way to manage diabetes. IEEE Spectrum has discovered a recent study that shows promise for Dutch startup Noviosense's own wea… Engadget RSS Feed

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Alexa can wake up more of your smart home devices

You can certainly use Amazon's Alexa to turn on some devices, but that support is frequently limited. What if a device is in a low-power state and won't respond to your hue and cry? Amazon now has a solution. It … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies

YouTube is borrowing a page from Vudu's playbook, in a manner of speaking. AdAge has confirmed that the Google video service quietly started adding free, ad-supported movies to its "Movies & Shows" section in October. The roughly 100-title collec… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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