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Waymo is close to offering autonomous rides with no backup driver

Waymo has sent out an email to its earliest ride-hailing customers, letting them know that completely driverless cars are on the way. And yes, the company truly means rides that don't have a human backup driver behind the wheel. The … Read the rest of this entry

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DICE cancels ‘Battlefield V’ close combat mode to help its focus

DICE has been piling features on Battlefield V ever since launch. Now, however, it's dialing things back. The developers have scrapped the planned five-on-five close combat mode after determining that it was needed to hit "bug-crushing and content… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Embryo-inspired bandages close wounds better than Band-Aids

Common wound dressings usually just protect your cuts from the elements and from infection. A dressing developed by a team of researchers from Harvard's Wyss Institute, Harvard's John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and McGill… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement

Remember that time Equifax had a data breach and leaked an incredible amount of information — addresses, social security numbers and even driver's licenses — on more than 143 million people in the US alone? That was revealed nearly two … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook tweaks News Feed to focus on close friends and relevant links

Facebook is once again changing up the News Feed. The company announced Thursday two ranking updates to the algorithm that drives the News Feed. One is meant to prioritize a user's closest friends, and another the links they'll find most … Read the rest of this entry

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Up close with Kia’s 2020 Niro and Soul EVs

Kia was not messing around at its LA Auto Show press conference on Wednesday, rolling out vehicle updates and new models left and right. Engadget RSS Feed

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Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Citi Bike

Lyft might not sit idle while Uber leaps into the bike sharing space. The Information sources have claimed that Lyft is close to acquiring Motivate, the bike sharing behemoth responsible for New York City's Citi Bikes and San Francisco's Ford … Read the rest of this entry

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EU net neutrality guidelines close key ‘fast lane’ loopholes

When the European Union passed its net neutrality laws in 2015, it left a few big loopholes that many were worried would undermine the rules. Would your internet provider have free rein to exempt its own services from data caps, … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA discovers a ‘close cousin’ of Earth around a sun-like star

Talk about plucking a needle from a cosmic haystack. NASA just announced that its planet-hunting Kepler telescope has discovered Kepler 452b, an exoplanet that exists inside the habitable zone around a G-type star (that is, a star that’s awfully simi… … Read the rest of this entry

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Fallout 4 “pretty close to being done”

To the surprise of pretty much everyone, Bethesda announced at E3 that Fallout 4 will be out on November 10, forgoing the extended, sometimes years-long pre-launch campaigns we usually see with big game releases. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing, … Read the rest of this entry

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