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The best wireless workout headphones

As some of you might know, I’m a runner. On occasion I review sports watches, and outside of work I’m a certified marathon coach. So when it became clear Engadget wanted to round up the best wireless workout headphones, I raised my hand. And the timi...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 12:30 pm

E1 is like Formula E, but with boats

Another electrified motorsport is in the works. Today, Formula E and Extreme E founder Alejandro Agag unveiled E1, a competition that will revolve around battery-powered boats. There’s no start date just yet, but the organizers hope to develop the id...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 12:07 pm

Amazon's new Echos are cheaper if you pre-order two

Amazon launched a new Echo speaker yesterday with a futuristic spherical design and new features borrowed from the Echo Studio and Echo Plus. It also unveiled a globe-shaped version of the budget Echo Dot. Normally, you’d pay full price to get all-ne...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 11:26 am

The Morning After: Amazon's new security camera is also an in-home drone

If your least favorite thing about current security cameras is their inability to get up and fly around your house, then congratulations — you’re about to get some good news from Amazon. For the rest of us, we’ll make another attempt at locking down...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 11:15 am

Apple's Irish tax deal will be scrutinized by Europe's highest court

The European Commission refuses to back down in its long-running legal battle against Apple and the Irish government’s tax arrangements. Today, the executive branch of the European Union announced that it would appeal a decision granted by the Genera...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 11:01 am

AirPods Pro with AppleCare+ are just $230 at B&H until Sunday

If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the AirPods Pro, you may want to check out B&H Photo’s latest deal for a pair, especially if you’re also looking to get an AppleCare+ plan for it. The retailer has listed an AirPods Pro with AppleCare+ bun...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 9:45 am

Apple confirms it bought podcast curation app Scout FM earlier this year

Apple has purchased Scout FM, an app that makes it easy to find podcasts tailored to your tastes, according to Bloomberg. Rather than just letting you choose individual podcasts, Scout FM curates them based on your listening history. Much like YouTub...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 8:41 am

Apple is allowing Solo Loop returns without sending back the Watch

With the launch of the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE, Apple also introduced clasp-free stretch bands, the Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop. However, sizing them proved to be tricky despite a printable price/size chart, so many buyers found themselves wi...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 7:45 am

Roland's synth engine comes to mobile devices with the Zenbeats 2.0 app

Roland has rolled out an upgraded version of its cross-platform digital audio workstation app, and it comes with several feature and workflow enhancements. The biggest addition to Zenbeats 2.0, though, is ZC1, which brings the company’s Zen-Core synt...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 7:00 am

Twitter's changes since the June attack include requiring security keys

Back in July, Twitter became the target of cyberattackers that hijacked high-profile accounts to run a bitcoin scam. Now, the company has published a post detailing how it’s keeping Twitter secure and making sure that incident won’t happen again, esp...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 5:43 am

Google server problems took out Gmail and other services briefly

It feels unusual to see internet problems that aren’t related to someone trying to pre-order gaming equipment, but this evening users on the East and West coasts of the US experienced issues accessing Google services like Gmail, Google Docs, and even...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 3:48 am

The first 'Left 4 Dead 2' expansion in years is available now for free

In yet another unexpected development from 2020, there’s a massive content update available for Left 4 Dead 2. Valve’s co-op zombie shooter was originally released in 2009, but the community is still active enough to produce a new content pack dubbed...

Posted on 25 September 2020 | 2:37 am

iOS 14 update fixes a bug that reset your browser and mail defaults

One of the notable changes in iOS 14 is that it finally allowed users to set new default apps for their web browser and email. Chrome, Firefox, Gmail and others are already taking advantage of the setting, but after the update rolled out last week, m...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 10:39 pm

Sega’s Football Manager heads back to Xbox this fall

When it comes out on November 24th, Football Manager 2021 will the first entry in the popular simulation series to make its way to Xbox consoles in more than a decade. Sega plans to release the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, with...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 9:27 pm

GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

If you didn’t get a chance to snag a PlayStation 5 when initial pre-orders went live last week, you’ll have a chance to try and buy one tomorrow. GameStop says it will have additional PS5 stock available to pre-order on September 25th both online and...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 8:35 pm

Facebook takes down more fake accounts linked to Russian intelligence

Facebook has uncovered yet another network of fake accounts with ties to Russia’s intelligence services. As with another recent investigation, Facebook says the fake accounts posed as editors and other media entities in order to trick actual journali...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 8:06 pm

Sega is working on another Yakuza movie

Sega is developing a live-action adaptation of its popular Yakuza game series, according to Variety. With more than a dozen mainline and spinoff games, and not to mention the new sequel that’s coming to the west later this year, there’s a lot of mate...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 7:46 pm

Twitter says its test to get people to read articles before tweeting worked

Twitter’s experiment that prompted people to read an article before tweeting it out has succeeded in getting more people to read before they tweet, the company said. The company has been testing the feature since June, when it first started asking so...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 7:19 pm

Ousted Cambridge Analytica CEO can't run another company for seven years

Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO has been banned from running another company in the United Kingdom for seven years. “Effective from 5 October 2020, Alexander Nix is disqualified for seven years from acting as a director or directly or indirectly bec...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 6:50 pm

Alexa can bark at intruders from your Echo for $49 per year

Amazon has announced Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard service that turns Echo speakers and smart displays into home security devices. Guard Plus can try to deter potential intruders by playing warning sounds like barking dogs and send you a...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 6:10 pm

Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite offers HD streaming for $30

As expected, Amazon just announced a new low-cost streaming media player. When the Fire TV Stick Lite becomes available later this month, it will set you back a mere $30. For that price, you get a streaming device that supports Full HD playback with...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 5:56 pm

A closer look at Luna, Amazon's cloud gaming service

Luna is what happens when you take the subscription model of Prime Video, mash it up with Twitch, plug that into Amazon Web Services, and wrap it all in an Alexa-powered gamepad. In short, Luna is Amazon’s cloud gaming platform, and the latest rival...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 5:39 pm

Amazon's Luna cloud gaming service arrives next month

Amazon has revealed Luna, its cloud-gaming platform and the latest competitor to xCloud and Stadia. It goes live in early access this October, and sign-ups to receive an invite are available now (US only at the moment). Luna will support Fire TV, PC,...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 5:39 pm

Amazon's Echo Show 10 rotates to follow you

For the fourth year running, Amazon has a new smart display. The $250 Echo Show 10 has a rotating base that can turn the screen silently to face you whereever you are in a room. Amazon suggests that could be useful for hands-free video calls as you’r...

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 5:39 pm

Amazon's new Eero mesh routers support WiFi 6

The company that helped pioneer and popularize mesh routers finally has a WiFi 6-compatible model in its lineup. At its fall hardware event, Amazon announced the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6. Both models support WiFi 6, the latest and fastest WiFi standard....

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 5:33 pm