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As protesters taking part in the Global Climate Strike shut down cities last Friday, a number of tech industry firms announced their own efforts to decrease their carbon footprints and improve the environmental stewardship of their operations. Here a...

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Categories: after math, aftermath, apple, climate, column, facebook, google, microsoft, opinion, tomorrow

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...

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Categories: alphabet, android, droid, gear, google, mobile, t-mobile g1, tech history, this week in, verizon

You've had to be part of a very exclusive club to try Xbox One features in their rawest form -- so exclusive the criteria has been "closely guarded," Microsoft said. Now, though, the company is loosening its restrictions ever so slightly. The Xbox...

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Categories: alpha, alpha skip ahead, av, console, games, gaming, gear, microsoft, video games, xbox, xbox insider, xbox one

Fitbit might be ready to cede some control of its destiny. Reuters sources said the company is talking to investment bank Qatalyst Partners about the possibility of shopping itself around to would-be acquirers. Qatalyst has reportedly been pressing F...

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Categories: fitbit, fitness, gear, sale, smartwatch, wearable, wearables

With their sharp picture, super efficient and flexible RAW format and SSD compatibility, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras are fantastic choices for videographers on a budget or anyone in need of a solid B-camera that doesn't break the bank. But o...

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Categories: av, black magic pocket cinema camera, blackmagic, blackmagic design, bmpcc, bmpcc4k, bmpcc6k, cameras, cinema camera, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, mod, tilta

An important if ignominious chapter in American nuclear energy has come to a close. Exelon has shut down Three Mile Island's Generating Station Unit 1 reactor after 45 years of use. The reactor isn't the one behind the accident in March 1979, but t...

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Categories: energy, environment, exelon, gear, green, nuclear power, nuclear reactor, reactor, safety, three mile island

Samsung postponed Galaxy Fold's release to fix its issues after an early rollout put damaged units in the hands of reviewers. The redesigned Fold felt sturdier than before when we tried it at IFA, but it sounds like the tech giant still wants you to...

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Categories: galaxy fold, gear, mobile, samsung

Uber isn't about to sit quietly while New York City extends its caps on ridesharing. The company has sued NYC in a bid to halt rules that both freeze the number of new for-hire licenses and limit the amount of time drivers can spend cruising Manhatt...

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Categories: gear, internet, law, lawsuit, new york city, nyc, politics, ridesharing, services, transportation, uber

The Australian government has announced that it's joining forces with NASA and supporting its exploration missions to Mars and the Moon, including the Artemis program. Under the partnership, NASA expects Australian businesses and researchers to contr...

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Categories: artemis, australian space agency, mars, moon, nasa, space, tomorrow

President Trump may have claimed in July that Apple wouldn't get tariff exemptions for the redesigned Mac Pro, but the reality is very different. The US Trade Representative's office has confirmed that regulators approved 10 out of 15 of the company...

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Categories: apple, china, computer, desktop, donald trump, gear, mac pro, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, tariff, tariffs

TiVo isn't wasting much time implementing pre-roll ads before recorded shows. The company told Light Reading in a follow-up statement that these promos will reach "all eligible" retail DVRs within 90 days. This marketing will be a "permanent part o...

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Categories: ads, advertising, av, dvr, gear, television, tivo, tv

It didn't take long to learn just what Epic had in store for Batman's arrival in Fortnite. The brooding superhero is available in the battle royale shooter from now through October 6th, and he's definitely not alone. You can get a Batman cape and b...

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Categories: av, batman, battle royale, catwoman, epic games, fortnite, games, gaming, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, switch, video, video games, xbox one

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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Categories: archaeology, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, lidar, nasa, remote sensing, sarah parcak, satellites, science, space, tomorrow

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! The next step after a new iPhone arrives is, naturally, to tear one apart and see what's inside. Check out the first teardown, as well as other highlight stories from this week including...

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The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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Amazon Prime members are getting another perk, and it's something mobile gamers would appreciate. The e-commerce giant is making free mobile game loot a part of its subscriber offerings, starting with exclusive in-game items for Tencent's popular bat...

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Categories: amazon, gaming, internet, prime, pubg

The pressure waves from a cranked 100-watt tube amp could kill any insects or small rodents in close proximity. Even low-powered, solid state practice amplifiers can be too loud for apartment dwellers. To get around extreme noise issues, Yamaha's THR...

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Categories: amplifier, av, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, guitar, guitar amp, home, music gear, yamaha, yamaha thr, yamaha thr-ii

Just when you think researchers have found the wackiest possible use for a neural net yet, another team finds an even more novel use for artificial intelligence. Take Facebook's new Fashion++ AI. It's a program that will help you become a fashionista...

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Categories: ai, artificial intelligence, facebook, fashion, neural network, robots, tomorrow

As usual, now that a new iPhone has hit the market, iFixit is pulling it apart an iPhone 11 Pro Max to show you what the insides look like. It's a common annual ritual, and in short order we should have confirmation of the usual things like RAM chips...

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Categories: apple, bilateral charging, gear, ifixit, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro max, mobile, teardown

In TiVo's heyday the company was synonymous with recording TV shows via your remote control, so you didn't have to rush home to catch "your show" or attempt to record it on the VCR. But that was two decades ago, and things have changed. Now, the comp...

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Categories: android tv, business, device, dongle, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, hardware, tivo, tivo plus

The Rover Sport is a midsized SUV that's a bit smaller than the Discovery and a little larger than the Evoque. In its SVR format, it's also a muscle car inside in a luxury SUV package. This means you are couched in posh surroundings as you scream "OMG" laying rubber down the pavement... Continue Reading Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG Category: Automotive Tags: Muscle Cars Range Rover Reviews SUV

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Categories: automotive, aaron turpen

If you would have guessed a few years ago which major German automaker would be first out of the gate to develop a ground-up electric passenger van, the obvious answer would have been Volkswagen. But Mercedes-Benz snuck in earlier this year with the Concept EQV and promised to ready it before year-end. The production EQV debuted this week makes good on that promise, offering zero emissions driving for up to 250 miles (405 km) per charge. It'll be available in two different wheelbase lengths...

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Categories: automotive, c.c. weiss

Last year, Chinese startup Youcan Robot successfully crowdfunded its BW Space underwater drone. Now the company is back, with the upgraded BW Space Pro model. Among other things, it features a 6X optical zoom lens... Continue Reading New-and-improved underwater drone has a zoom-lens camera Category: Drones Tags: Underwater drones

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Though crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been used by startups and small businesses to bring their ideas to life, established companies have also been using these platforms more and more. The latest to do so is Philips, which has listed its PicoPix Max compact projector on Indiegogo... Continue Reading Philips turns to the crowd for compact projector launch Category: Home Entertainment Tags: Indiegogo Philips Pico projector Projectors

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Categories: home entertainment, paul ridden

Following severe flooding in 1960s Hamburg, Germany, that killed over 300 people, the city upgraded its flood defenses. However, recent simulations revealed that even higher flood barriers were required to protect against extreme high tides and storm surges. An architecture competition was launched to redevelop the site and high-profile firm Zaha Hadid Architects got the nod. .. Continue Reading Zaha Hadid Architects adds signature style to German flood defenses Category:...

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Categories: architecture, adam williams

In the pure white snow of Antarctica, scientists have found rare isotopes that don't occur naturally on Earth. The isotope, known as iron-60, is usually forged in the crucible of supernova explosions, and the researchers believe it fell to Earth as our solar system passed through an interstellar gas cloud... Continue Reading Interstellar isotopes found in Antarctica were forged from supernovae Category: Space Tags: Antarctic Metals Snow Supernova Technical University...

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Categories: space, michael irving

Often imitated but rarely matched, butter is one ingredient that it's important to get right. People are picky about the consistency and creaminess of their butter, and healthier alternatives have trouble getting that right. Now, food scientists from Cornell University have crafted a brand new spread they say mimics butter with only about a quarter of the calories and fat... Continue Reading Food scientists cook up low-fat better butter made of mostly water Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:...

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Categories: health & wellbeing, michael irving

New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown nicotine-free e-cigarette vapor can have an immediate harmful effect on the body's vascular function. The study was published as the CDC begins investigating an increasing number of hospitalizations across the country being linked to e-cigarette use... Continue Reading More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels Category: Medical Tags: blood...

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Categories: medical, rich haridy

The universe is generally believed to be expanding at an accelerating rate, thanks to a mysterious force dubbed dark energy. But how exactly does this force work? Researchers in the UK have conducted an experiment to test a hypothesis that this fifth fundamental force works on single atoms – and found no trace of it... Continue Reading Atomic experiment to detect dark energy fails to feel the force Category: Physics Tags: Atoms Cosmology Dark Energy Imperial College ...

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Categories: physics, michael irving

Lovinflame, a decorative fireplace company specializing in clean-burning flames, has introduced a portable and versatile grilling machine it says can make for a healthier, tastier mealtime. Its new OvenPlus cooker promises a smoke-free outdoor dining experience, and with a relatively compact form, can be packed up and carted around for grilling on the go... Continue Reading Portable OvenPlus cooker takes a topdown approach for smoke-free grilling Category: Outdoors Tags: BBQ ...

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Categories: outdoors, nick lavars

There's a neat little category opening up somewhere between e-bikes and electric motorcycles, and Cake's new Kalk& (Kalk and) is a perfect example. Weighing just 79 kg (174 lb), with a range "over 86 km" (53 mi), it'd be a super fun dual sport commuter if it wasn't for the price tag... Continue Reading Cake goes fully street legal with its Kalk& electric enduro bike Category: Motorcycles Tags: Electric Motorcycles

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Categories: motorcycles, loz blain

A provocative new study is suggesting a blood test tracking 14 different biomarkers can predict a person's risk of dying within the next 10 years better than any conventional models. The research is still a long way off being broadly deployed in clinical environments and the test may be of most use in human drug trials as a surrogate endpoint for mortality... Continue Reading Blood test to predict how likely you are to die within 5 to 10 years Category: Medical Tags: Blood Deaths ...

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Categories: medical, rich haridy

If you've been wondering how to track your bats, wonder no longer. A team of researchers led by the University of Helsinki has used new miniaturized GPS tags to keep tabs on desert bats as they fly about in Sibiloi National Park, Northern Kenya. By plotting the movement of the night fliers, the study is designed to provide new insights into how they adapt to drier times of the year... Continue Reading Tiny GPS backpacks shed light on nightlife of desert bats Category: Science Tags: ...

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Categories: science, david szondy

While fecal transplants are being cautiously explored by mainstream scientists as novel treatments for everything from autism to inflammatory bowel disease, a new study led by University of Queensland researchers is suggesting the technique may help koalas in Australia adapt to new habitats... Continue Reading How fecal transplants may save Australia’s threatened koala population Category: Environment Tags: Animals Australian fecal transplant Koala Microbiome ...

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Categories: environment, rich haridy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has provided new insights into a rocky exoplanet that may be very similar to the planet Mercury or Earth's Moon. Orbiting an M-type dwarf star 48.6 light years from Earth in the constellation of Indus, LHS 3844b is 1.3 times the mass of our planet, probably airless, and covered with lava plains resembling the lunar maria... Continue Reading NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope sheds light on Moon-like exoplanet Category: Space Tags: Exoplanet NASA Spitzer

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Categories: space, david szondy

When it comes to nifty little bits of outdoor gear, people seem to particularly like multitools and carabiners. San Francisco-based stuff-maker General Purpose California has therefore gone and combined the two, in the form of its aptly-named GPCA Carabiner... Continue Reading Multi-purpose carabiner does more than just hang around Category: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter Multi-Tools

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Categories: outdoors, ben coxworth

India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has successfully made orbit around the Moon. The ambitious mission, which comprises an orbiter, a lander, and a rover, has the goal of shedding new light on the creation and evolution of Earth's closest celestial neighbor... Continue Reading India's Chandrayaan-2 mission achieves lunar orbit ahead of Moon landing Category: Space Tags: Moon Orbit Rover Spacecraft

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Categories: space, anthony wood

For continuously gathering information on ocean conditions, one thing that's been proposed is a network of sensors that would transmit data from the sea floor. Changing their batteries, however, could be quite challenging. That's where a new MIT system is designed to come in... Continue Reading Undersea sensor is powered by sound waves from the surface Category: Telecommunications Tags: Acoustics MIT Piezoelectric Sensors Underwater

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Categories: telecommunications, ben coxworth

We have a huge plastic waste problem at the moment, but there are efforts to make use of this throw-away resource – including using trash collected from canals to make office furniture, creating portable speakers out of plastic that can't be recycled and forming temporary shelters for use at music festivals. The latest addition to the list uses waste plastic water bottles to make sockets for prosthetic limbs... Continue Reading Researcher spins prosthetic socket from plastic waste Category:...

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Categories: health & wellbeing, paul ridden

The widespread adoption of 3D-printed construction seems more a case of when rather than if, and so far we've seen houses, a castle, and even a military barracks created using the promising tech. The latest notable development comes from S-Squared 3D Printers (SQ3D), which 3D-printed a basic prototype home in an estimated 12 hours. .. Continue Reading Prototype house is 3D-printed in just 12 hours Category: Architecture Tags: 3D Printing Building and Construction Home House

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Smart homes are the future (via geralt/Pixabay) The revolution of smart devices marches on as researchers have made printable tags that mirror some functionality of standard smart gadgets. While that might sound like a major leap at first, it obviously […] The post These Tags Convert Just About Anything Into a Smart Device appeared first on Geek.com.

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#DoWhatYouCant (via Samsung) Samsung kicks off the annual device-reveal season with today’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8. Various leaks and teases have piqued consumer attention, which, frankly, is mainly focused on whether or not this […] The post Livestream Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling appeared first on Geek.com.

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