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How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a game console

By Thorin Klosowski This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide on how to turn a raspberr...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 9:00 pm

'Cannonball' pulsar points to the supernova that formed it

Astronomers have clocked a spinning star at 2.5 million MPH and grabbed an image that leaves no doubt where it came from. Using NASA's Fermi Telescope and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), a team of scientists imaged pulsar J0002, originally...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 8:00 pm

Apple video service may charge $10 each for HBO, Showtime and Starz

Apple's video service event is just hours away, but there are still a few rumors making the rounds -- including, apparently, pricing. Wall Street Journal contacts claim Apple has been negotiating to offer subscriptions to channels "such as" HBO, Sho...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 6:27 pm

Uber is expected to buy its Middle Eastern rival Careem

After years of backing out of major international markets, Uber appears ready to go on the offensive. Sources talking to Bloomberg claim the ridesharing firm is poised to buy Careem, its chief competitor in the Middle East, for the equivalent of $3....

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 4:58 pm

After Math: To all the games we loved before

Now that GDC 2019 has wrapped, it's time to take a quick look back at all the week's gaming news you might have missed.

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 3:30 pm

Tesla's Autopilot may make room for cars entering your lane

Tesla's Autopilot system can ease some of the burden of driving, but it's not always polite (just ask anyone who's been cut off). Now, however, it appears to be learning some added manners. After a couple of weeks of off-hand reports, drivers now bel...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 1:24 pm

Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you're worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps' Family Locator lef...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 8:26 am

'Overwatch' endorsements reduced toxic behavior by 40 percent

Blizzard has been waging a war against toxic players for a while, but how is it faring, exactly? Quite well, it seems. The company's Natasha Miller has revealed that the number of matches with "negative behavior" has dropped 40 percent since the ad...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 3:27 am

Honda's big EV push now includes dirt bikes and scooters

Honda has shown an affinity for electric cars as of late, but what about the motorcycle crowd? Don't worry, you'll get your fix soon. The automaker has unveiled prototypes for both the CR Electric dirt bike (above) and the Benly Electric delivery s...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 2:09 am

Updated 'Battlefield V' roadmap teases Pacific theater combat

Now that Battlefield V's long-promised battle royale mode is nearly here, how else are DICE and EA going to keep you interested? By moving the action halfway around the world, apparently. The developers have posted an updated roadmap teasing a fift...

Posted on 24 March 2019 | 12:38 am

Chrome 74 beta supports dark mode in Windows

Google has released the first beta version of Chrome 74, and it comes with support for Windows dark mode. You'll find that the browser will now automatically load its darker-colored theme if you've switched on "Dark" in the platform's settings. The m...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 11:05 pm

The latest 'Star Wars Battlefront II' mode mixes human and AI players

DICE and EA are determined to keep Star Wars Battlefront II fresh a year after the loot box fiasco effectively came to an end. They're releasing an update on March 26th that introduces Capital Supremacy, a Clone Wars-era mode that includes AI charac...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 9:29 pm

Canada's film board to release a documentary about Twitch streamers

An upcoming documentary might be able to answer some of the things you've been wanting to know about Twitch video game streamers, such as how they build their communities or earn money from the platform. The National Film Board of Canada and European...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 8:03 pm

Nokia says its phones sent data to China by mistake

Nokia phone brand owner HMD Global is understandably nervous about Finland investigating claims that its handsets send sensitive data to China, and it's trying to clear its name. The company said in a statement that it "mistakenly included" the devi...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 6:32 pm

Apple's rumored game service wouldn't include 'freemium' titles

It's now a little clearer how Apple's rumored game subscription service might work -- including what you wouldn't get. Bloomberg sources claim the service will bundle paid games (most likely the more popular ones) for a flat monthly rate, and would...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 4:58 pm

Upscaled: NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing put to the test

Welcome to the first episode of our new explainer series, Upscaled. We're going to be examining the components and gadgets that are helping move technology forward, and in this first episode, we're looking at graphics cards.

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 3:30 pm

This week in tech history: Android Wear, Twitter and Friendster

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 will do. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, a...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 2:00 pm

The Morning After: Preparing for Apple's 'show time' event

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! While we prepare for Apple's "show time" event -- check in with us live at 1 PM ET on March 25th -- it's time to look back at some of this week's highlight stories. Apple kept the news...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 12:37 pm

Tesla's in-car browser will be upgraded to Chromium

Tesla's in-car browser is pretty infamous for being wonky, so it didn't come as a surprise when someone told Elon Musk on Twitter that they wish it worked consistently. The CEO's response? Tesla is about to upgrade the in-car browser to Chromium, Goo...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 8:58 am

GM will build a new Chevrolet EV at its Orion plant

GM has confirmed plans to build another electric vehicle at the same Orion Township, MI factory where it currently manufactures the Bolt, as well as test autonomous vehicles for Cruise. We don't have a name or potential release date for this next EV,...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 5:14 am

'Neon Genesis Evangelion' comes to Netflix June 21st

Netflix's flood of content includes a significant anime push -- Ghost in the Shell, Ultraman -- and as part of that it's going to be the first streamer with Neon Genesis Evangelion on tap, worldwide. The classic series will go live on Netflix June 21...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 2:14 am

Self-healing 3D-printed gel has a future in robots and medicine

Robots might be a little more appealing -- and more practical -- if they're not made of hard, cold metal or plastic, but of a softer material. Researcher at Brown University believe they've developed a new material that could be ideal for "soft robot...

Posted on 23 March 2019 | 12:38 am

Firefox finally takes fuller advantage of your iPad

Your choices for iPad-friendly web browsers just got ever-so-slightly larger. Mozilla has released an arguably overdue version of Firefox that aims to take better advantage of the iPad's extra screen real estate. It supports iOS' built-in split scr...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 10:47 pm

Beats' spin on the new AirPods could debut in April

Apple at long last has updated its AirPods, and subsidiary Beats may be set to expand its own product lineup with its first true wireless earbuds. CNET reports Beats will announce a fully wireless version of its Powerbeats next month.

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 9:14 pm

Intel is ending development of its Compute Cards

Intel is halting development on its line of Compute Cards, according to a report from Tom's Hardware. The company will continue to sell its existing line of Compute Cards for the time being and will continue to offer support for the current generatio...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 7:32 pm