House approves $100 billion in broadband funding for rural areas

imageThe US House of Representatives approved the Moving Forward Act this week, a $ 1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that puts $ 100 billion toward bringing high-speed broadband to underserved areas. The ambitious bill also allocates funds toward transporta…

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Olympus rolls out PC app that turns some of its cameras into webcams

imageOlympus may be selling its camera business — to the same company that bought Sony’s VAIO PC division — but it’s not abandoning its products just yet. It has just released a new beta application called OM-D Webcam, which gives Olympus cameras webcam c…

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Evo 2020 canceled after co-founder abuse allegations

imageFighting game tournament Evo 2020 has been canceled after co-founder Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar was accused of assaulting a minor. The esports tournament, which announced in May that it was going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, will now not go ah…

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Apple Card’s new web portal lets you pay your balance on a PC

imageYou’ll no longer have to be entirely dependent on the Wallet app for your Apple Card transactions. The tech giant has launched a web portal for its credit card, giving you a way to pay your balance online even if you don’t have or have lost access to…

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Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages

imageVerizon (Engadget's parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Veri…

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‘Cyberpunk 2077′ ditches its wall-running mechanic

imageCyberpunk 2077 will no longer have one of its more intriguing movement mechanics that have been showcased in demos over the last couple of years. CD Projekt Red says it has ditched the wall-running ability."[Wall-running] is something that we removed…

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Xiaomi unveils its first OLED TV

imageXiaomi has launched its first lineup of OLED “Master Series” TVs in China, starting with a 65-inch model at a pretty interesting price (via Engadget Chinese). Using a 10-bit 4K 120Hz LG OLED panel, it covers 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 cinema-level co…

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Android users can get Dark Sky weather updates for one more month

imageApple purchased one of the best weather apps in the business this spring, and unfortunately that meant Dark Sky pulled its Android app. If you haven’t already installed it, it’s gone from the Google Play Store, and the company initially informed subs…

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Tech’s biggest CEOs agree to appear at House antitrust hearing

imageApple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai have all reportedly agreed to testify at a House antitrust hearing in late July. According to Kara Swisher (The New York Times, Recode), Rep. David Cicilline…

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UK’s competition regulator demands tougher action on Google and Facebook

imageThe UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the UK government to create “a new pro-competition regulatory regime” that can control Facebook, Google and other technology companies that are primarily funded by digital advertising. Th…

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