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Toyota will spend 10 years perfecting its astronaut moon rover

Japan has an ambitious plan to send men to the moon by 2030 as part of a multinational mission and is determined they'll have a ride when they get there. Japan's space agency JAXA and partner Toyota have revealed that the pressurized, manned lunar ro...

Posted on 17 July 2019 | 7:33 am

Bulgarian tax agency breach may have compromised 5 million people

Bulgaria's government is dealing with a massive security breach that might have affected almost all adult residents' information. According to Reuters, the country's finance minister has confirmed that hackers infiltrated the National Revenue Agency'...

Posted on 17 July 2019 | 5:55 am

Elon Musk's Neuralink hopes to put sensors in human brains next year

While we waited for Neuralink to present the progress it's made over the last couple of years in brain-computer interface technology, the New York Times and Bloomberg published information from an early briefing and it's stuff that's straight out of...

Posted on 17 July 2019 | 3:51 am

Hackers broke into Sprint accounts through Samsung's website

Sprint's security team is having a very, very lousy 2019. On top of the earlier Boost Mobile breach, the carrier has revealed that hackers obtained "unauthorized access" to an unspecified number of Sprint accounts through Samsung's "add a line" webs...

Posted on 17 July 2019 | 2:55 am

Apple is reportedly planning to pay for exclusive podcasts

Apple reportedly is looking to buy exclusive rights to original podcasts, reported Bloomberg. The company has reached out to executives of media companies, but there's no clear strategy in place yet. Since Apple's share of the podcast market is so la...

Posted on 17 July 2019 | 1:57 am

There's another macOS update to fix Zoom security exploits

Apple is still working to plug the holes created by a security exploit recently discovered in video conferencing app Zoom. According to The Verge, Apple quietly pushed out a security update for macOS that removes vulnerable software installed automat...

Posted on 17 July 2019 | 12:41 am

Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019

The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the doz...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 11:28 pm

Microsoft starts testing Internet Explorer mode for Edge

Microsoft's ever-expanding tests for its Chromium-based Edge browser have reached the corporate crowd. The software firm has started enabling enterprise features in Edge's Dev builds, most notably the vaunted Internet Explorer mode. If a company ab...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 10:38 pm

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Best of the rest

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Posted on 16 July 2019 | 10:20 pm

Tiny vibration-powered robots could repair your body from the inside

There are many challenges to developing robots that could operate within your body, not the least of which is finding a power source -- you can't exactly strap a big battery on them. That might not be an issue thanks to Georgia Tech researchers. Th...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 9:42 pm

Google Maps now displays bike-sharing locations in 24 cities

Bike-sharing is a convenient way to get around a city, but with so many schemes operating concurrently it's sometimes tough to know where the nearest station with available bikes is. Now, Google can tell you.

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 9:09 pm

CES 2020 will allow sex tech on a trial basis

At least one sex tech product caused a stir at CES last year. As you might remember, the company Lora DiCarlo had a Robotics Innovation Award for its Ose "blended-orgasm machine" revoked and then reinstated. This year, likely hoping to avoid another...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 8:51 pm

McDonald's ends UberEats delivery exclusive by adding DoorDash

If you suddenly have an urge for McDonald's at home, you won't need to go through UberEats to get it. The fast food chain has expanded its delivery options to include DoorDash. The rollout will start in Houston, where the courier option will be ava...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 8:11 pm

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the afternoon edition

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 commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 8:00 pm

Facebook was granted a patent to silo group posts

Moderators of Facebook Groups could soon get more leeway in controlling who sees the comments made on their forums. The US Patent Office today granted Facebook a patent for content moderation that would let moderators limit viewership of posts by "pr...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 7:19 pm

Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement

Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement with the FTC isn't even official yet, but that isn't stopping politicians from bristling at it. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and Ed Markey (pictured) have sent a letter to the FTC requesting answ...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:45 pm

LG Pay goes live in the US

More than two years after it arrived in South Korea, LG's long-delayed contactless mobile payment system has finally gone live in the US. LG Pay is available on the G8 ThinQ at launch. In the coming months, it'll be available on V50 5G, V40, G7 and V...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:39 pm

Blizzard reveals Overwatch League details for 2020

Overwatch League fans who might have been hoping for a traditional home and away format similar to other sports, in which teams play half their games at their own venues, might be left disappointed at least for the 2020 season. Blizzard has revealed...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:27 pm

Alphabet's Wing introduces an air traffic control app for drones

This spring Alphabet subsidiary Wing LLC became the first drone delivery company to receive FAA certification, and the company has successfully launched drone delivery service in Australia and Helsinki. Now, with more drones in the sky, it needs a wa...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:22 pm

MIT is testing drones that can switch between hovering and gliding

There are two types of drones: fixed-wing models that look like airplanes and multicopters that resemble hovering squares. A group of MIT scientists have designed a new platform that lets users combine the best of both worlds and create their own hyb...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:16 pm

'Game of Thrones' and Amazon's 'Mrs. Maisel' lead Emmy nominations

The Television Academy has revealed this year's Emmy nominations and to absolutely no one's surprise, Game of Thrones scooped up the most nods with 32, including Outstanding Drama Series and 10 nominees across various acting categories. The show with...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:13 pm

Lotus’ all-electric hypercar fully charges in nine minutes

Lotus decided to make its latest hypercar not only all-electric but also incredibly powerful. The Evija is the company's first car with an electrified powertrain, which translates into a disgusting amount of power (2,000 PS or roughly 1973 in horsepo...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 6:00 pm

There's a new 'Super Monkey Ball' game on its way

A new Super Monkey Ball game will be arriving later this year -- at least, it will in Japan. Game magazine Famitsu confirmed this week in a blog post that a new entry in the popular series will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch....

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 5:50 pm

Twitter didn't flag Trump's racist tweets

Twitter said that it would label tweets from political figures that violate its rules, but it's not clear if the social network is applying that policy yet. CNET noted that Twitter hasn't labeled a series of President Trump tweets that are widely co...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 5:31 pm

Domino’s will let you track your pizza delivery with GPS

By the end of the year, you'll be able to track your Domino's Pizza delivery via GPS. The company is known for embracing technology, and it's done things like deliver pizza via robots and self-driving vehicles and allowed orders through cars and Alex...

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 5:14 pm