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MediaTek G90 chips blur the line between mid-range and flagship with HyperEngine tech

MediaTek has announced to new processors in their Helio series of chips – the G90 and the G90T – that blur the line a bit between mid-range chips and flagship oriented processors. The highlight of the new chips for MediaTek is their new HyperEngine game technology which they hope will help attract consumers who enjoy […]

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‘Stranger Things 3’ pays respect to the power and perils of tech

Warning: While we've tried to avoid any spoilers in this story, the following article does refer to scenes and themes throughout the season. When members of the Stranger Things cast visited The Tonight Show earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon asked the…
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ASUS ROG Phone 2 to get key screen tech upgrade

If ASUS stays on schedule, next month we should see the release of the ASUS ROG Phone 2. This will be the second phone in the company’s smartphone line that is built specifically for gamers. These types of phones are typically packed full of hardware to help keep games running fast and smooth, albeit for […]

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This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

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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Holographic tech could be key to future quantum computers

A breakthrough in studying light might just be the ticket to the future of quantum computing. Researchers at EPFL have found a way to determine how light behaves beyond the limitations of wavelengths, opening the door to encoding quantum data in a s…
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Mark Zuckerberg debuts his own ‘Tech and Society’ podcast

Yes, you read that correctly. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has launched his own podcast, Tech & Society with Mark Zuckerberg, that has the company founder siting down with luminaries to chat about (what else?) the social impact of technology. The…
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House chair asks tech CEOs to speak about New Zealand shooting response

Internet companies say they've been scrambling to remove video of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, but US politicians are concerned they haven't been doing enough. The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Bennie Thomp…
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FTC task force will investigate tech industry competition

The FTC is about to step up its scrutiny of tech companies. The Commission has created a task force devoted to investigating competition in the tech industry. It will "coordinate and consult with" FTC staff on related subjects, including both poten…
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NFL tech competition winners reduce concussions and heal with light

The Super Bowl is almost here, and that means the NFL has picked the winners of its partly tech-focused 1st and Future competition. The main $ 50,000 prize for its Innovations to Advance Health and Safety competition is TopSpin's namesake TopSpin360,…
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Huawei is in even more hot water for stealing T-Mobile tech

Huawei’s 2018 was not good from a PR standpoint, and I don’t think 2019 is going to be much better. The company is now in some trouble for alleged theft of technology from T-Mobile from a few years back, and federal prosecutors are looking into criminal charges against the company, adding to the pile. The […]

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Mystery company buys Meta’s augmented reality tech

After a promising start, AR startup Meta's assets have been sold to an unknown buyer, reports TechCrunch and other sites. Meta fell on hard times in September after a promised $ 20 million investment from a Chinese company fell through over trade tens…
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Shutdown means government won’t engage with the tech industry at CES

It's not just FCC Chairman Ajit Pai who'll back out of CES as a result of the US government shutdown. The Consumer Technology Association has confirmed that at least ten government officials have cancelled their speaking engagements at the technolog…
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Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech

In July, three members of Congress — Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) — sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter requesting information about the company's facial recogni…
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It’s always great to keep learning, and Stone River can help you do that in all things tech. Whether you’re interested in coding, design, 3D animation, game design, or something else, it’s most likely included in Stone River’s comprehensive 170 course library. All of those courses total around 2000 hours of content, and the bundle […]

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Mercedes’ latest GLE melds tech with a super-smooth ride

The EQC isn't Mercedes' only tech-heavy SUV launching in the near future. The brand has taken the wraps off a new version of the GLE where the technology matters as much with what you don't notice as what you do. It's billed as the first vehicle to…
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Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for students?

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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The world of tech moves extremely quickly, and that’s not exclusive to just phones. But fortunately for anyone that needs an easy way to keep up, there’s an excellent service called SitePoint that makes it much easier. There are tons of ebooks, courses, and lessons here, and it’ll cover everything from the infamous blockchain to development languages […]

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NASA picks for ‘tipping point’ space tech include Blue Origin and ULA

NASA's current administrator is rather fond of private spaceflight, and that's reflected in the agency's latest round of technology funding. The organization has forged ten partnerships that will develop "tipping point" tech promising to help both N…
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Light’s multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone

A couple of years ago, Light launched its L16 camera, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that features 16 lenses. Ten or more of them capture an image simultaneously but at different focal lengths and the camera then combines those separate imag…
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Tech giants like Google and Alibaba are working to save endangered species

Google, eBay and other technology leaders are aiming to protect the world's animals. Why? In a widely unregulated social-media world, many tech platforms have become a haven for the wildlife black market, a $ 20 billion industry. The sale of illegal…
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Qualcomm adds Tobii’s eye-tracking tech to its mobile VR kit

Tobii's eye-tracking tech was such a great fit for virtual reality that taking it for a spin at CES 2018 ruined every headset without its capabilities for Engadget editor Devindra Hardawar. Now, Tobii has teamed up with Qualcomm to create an updated…
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How tech companies lured people to SXSW activations

Thousands of people lined up at trendy Austin bar Icenhauer at SXSW 2018, but they weren't waiting for a refreshing handcrafted cocktail or finger food. Instead, they were trying to get into HP and Intel's "Digital Artistry House," where a handful of…
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Facebook patents tech to determine social class

We've got great news this week for nation-state employees tasked with using social media to spark a class war in previously stable democracies! Facebook is patenting technology to decide if its users are upper, middle or working class — without even…
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Tech incubator Y Combinator severs ties with Peter Thiel

It's safe to say that Peter Thiel's relationship with the tech industry has been… contentious. His wealth and willingness to invest have made him highly influential, but his eagerness to stifle media criticism and (at least for a time) support Pre…
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This week’s tech titan 404s | Engadget Today

If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good portion that same day. To fix it, AT&T told users…
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Hasbro offers to buy Mattel as tech pressures the toy world

Toys 'R' Us may not be the only major casualty of technology's influence on the toy industry. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Hasbro recently made an offer to buy Mattel. It's not clear what terms Hasbro offered or how receptive Mattel was,…
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Israeli company claims Apple copied its dual-camera tech

Whatever you think of your dual-camera iPhone, there's one company that's less than thrilled. Israeli startup Corephotonics is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on patented technology with the cameras in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus (it's likely…
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Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos

At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, thanks in part to machine learning and AI. Apparently some of the advancements in this technology could be due to the acquisition of Regaind, a French startup tha…
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New Pixel XL 2 details leak, including Ambient Display and squeeze tech

Hopefully you’re not tired of hearing about the Pixel XL 2 just yet, since the rumor mill is really starting to ramp up. After hearing about the new design of the phone, now we’re getting some details about just what kind of technology Google wants to put in their larger flagship later this year. The […]

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Tech Hunters: Rediscovering the Macintosh

Apple may now be the world's biggest technology company, but in the eighties, its position wasn't so secure. The PC was market was small, albeit growing fast, and IBM's perceived dominance had Cupertino worried. Back then, computers were clunky and d…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Toilet bowl lights, Tyvek watches, tiny firestarters

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Hold your sides and check out these April Fools’ Day tech jokes

April 1 is the day on which you should never believe anything, especially when it comes to new tech product releases. Don’t worry though, everything we’ve featured on our list here is total nonsense, which is what makes it funny.

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GoRout puts 21st Century tech into the hands of football coaches with the Vue system

A lot of time gets wasted in football simply discussing plays. GoRout now uses an innovative technology which improves communication between coaches and the players so more time can be spent moving instead of listening.

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EVGA crams G-Sync tech in its overclockable gaming laptop, the SC17 1070

EVGA released a second version of its SC17 1070 laptop for PC gamers that sports Nvidia’s G-Sync technology for an additional cost. However, outside the addition of G-Sync, both laptops consist of the same hardware components.

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Lofree looks like a retro typewriter keyboard, but its tech is all 21st century

Lofree is a nostalgic yet decidedly new-age keyboard that combines style elements of the past with today’s innovations and advances. The first mechanical keyboard inspired by typewriters, it’s an elegant take on a generation past.

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DT Daily MWC 2017: Top Tech awards, Snake on the Nokia 3310, and more

It’s day three of Mobile World Congress, and the day Digital Trends presented its awards for the best products revealed at the show. We still found time to have some fun with the new Nokia 3310 though.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Jellyfish tanks, wearable luggage, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Turntables, Juicers, and Ultralight folding Kayaks

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but there’s no denying that it’s fun to gawk!

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Changes in ‘solar weather’ will make Earth’s tech more vulnerable in 2050, experts warn

New research from meteorologists at the U.K.’s University of Reading suggests that fluctuations in solar activity could cause widespread disruptions of all kinds of technology. And that’s just the start of it.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Rideables, almond milkers, and robo-arms

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but there’s no denying that it’s fun to gawk!

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From smart cradles to contraction trackers, CES 2017 had tons of tech for parents

Baby tech stole the show at CES with meaningful innovations that make life easier for moms, dads, and their babies. Here’s the best baby tech, Here’s the best baby tech, including the Willow breast pump, which is Digital Trends’ award-winner for best wearable.

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CES is coming! 9 themes to watch for as the blockbuster tech show unfolds

It may not be the biggest, but CES is easily the most important tech show of the year. What will 2017’s monstrous tech fest hold? Here’s my list of the 9 biggest trends to watch for –what you’ll see in the year ahead — as well as a few tips about companies to keep your eye on.

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This tech could dramatically improve image quality in existing smartphones

A company called Almalence is working on an app that drastically improves image quality in today’s phones, without requiring any new hardware. Similar to how HDR photography works, it samples the sensor multiple times for each image.

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‘Cool’ tech: Innovative air conditioners could work by beaming heat into deep space

In a recently published paper, researchers from Stanford University describe an impressive new refrigeration method for providing cooling: simply beam the heat into space.

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Apple could invest $1 billion in SoftBank Vision Fund for emerging tech

According to reports, Apple is in talks to invest $ 1 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund — aimed at investing in emerging technologies. That could help Apple gain insight into recent tech innovations.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart glasses and a bed that makes itself

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but there’s no denying that it’s fun to gawk!

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The evolution of Christmas tree tech from the 1940s through today

When we think of aluminum Christmas trees, we think of the Charlie Brown Christmas special. And Charles Schulz nailed that one. We look at a few other looks in addition to the metal era.

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Get the best tech at the best prices with our favorite Cyber Monday deals

Over the past few years, Cyber Monday has increasingly rivaled the discounts on Black Friday. Here are the best Cyber Monday deals as of right now.

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Nike to open new SoHo store loaded with tech

Nike is about to open another huge retail temple, this time in New York City’s SoHo. As you might expect, it’s got lots of shoes, augmented by fun techy stuff. Welcome to the future of retail.

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