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South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

3:06 pm PDT, May 19, 2019

Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both...

Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV

2:08 pm PDT, May 19, 2019

Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy testing a more utility-focused crossover, rumored...

'Overwatch' third anniversary event kicks off May 21st

1:04 pm PDT, May 19, 2019

Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosmetics, Arcade brawls, emotes and skins, but it'll...

Google suspends Huawei's Android support (updated)

12:15 pm PDT, May 19, 2019

Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration's de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and s...

Many of the Brexit Party's Twitter followers appear to be bots

11:02 am PDT, May 19, 2019

It's not shocking to see Twitter bots latch on to a political campaign, but it's not often they do so soon after a campaign starts -- let alone on a large scale. That appears to be the case with the UK's Brexit Party, however. The no-deal EU withdr...

The best bike phone mount

10:00 am PDT, May 19, 2019

By Amy Roberts 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 to bike phone mounts. Using a...

Impossible Foods' next product is sausage

9:00 am PDT, May 19, 2019

After three years of selling convincing plant-based burgers, Impossible Foods is on the verge of releasing its next product: sausage. We first learned about and tried the product during a trip to Impossible's headquarters in Redwood City, CA -- whic...

Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat

9:00 am PDT, May 19, 2019

This April Fools' Day, Impossible Foods was behind a prank video. Customers in a St Louis branch of Burger King were surreptitiously filmed eating the restaurant's flagship Whopper. First they rhapsodized about their love for beef. Then they were tol...

After Math: Goodbye, Grumpy Cat, whoa oh oh

6:03 am PDT, May 19, 2019

Terrible news, everyone! The internet's favorite maladjusted kitteh has gone to the Great Cat Tree in the sky after succumbing to a urinary tract infection earlier this week. She -- yes, Grumpy Cat was a girl -- will be missed. Likewise, Cray Superco...

Group accuses EU internet providers of violating net neutrality

4:55 am PDT, May 19, 2019

The European Union has had net neutrality regulations in place since 2016, but some are concerned that internet service providers are playing fast and loose with those rules. A group of 45 advocate organizations, companies and individuals (including...

NASA's Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space

11:36 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

NASA just inched closer to having robots take care of spacecraft. The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the International Space Stat...

Google rolls out a refreshed, more personal Smart Display interface

7:54 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

Google introduced an updated Smart Display interface alongside the Nest Hub Max, and now you don't need that new hardware to see what the fuss is about. The 9to5Google team has discovered that Google is rolling out the refreshed interface to the Nest...

Arduino's new Nano board family is more powerful and affordable

6:22 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

Arduino's Nano line will soon welcome four new products. They're all small boards like the classic one, making Nano a family of small boards meant for compact projects. All the new boards boast low energy consumption and processors more powerful than...

Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing

5:09 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

In case you haven't already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to explain why you should. Interestingly, studies (1)(2) rese...

Over 21,000 Linksys routers leaked their device connection histories

3:58 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

Certain Linksys WiFi routers might be sharing far more data than their users would like. Security researcher Troy Mursch has reported that 33 models, including some Max-Stream and Velop routers, are exposing their entire device connection histories...

Rivian designed a camp stove add-on for its electric truck

2:45 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

Rivian has shown off its upcoming electric truck at the Overland Expo West, and it certainly looks different -- and a lot more extra -- from the previous times we've seen it. The automaker has debuted a camp kitchen for the R1T, and it's even powered...

'Call of Duty' shake-up may see 'Black Ops 5' arrive in 2020

1:39 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

Activision's Call of Duty release schedule has been predictable for years -- the company has rotated between three studios, with Treyarch pumping out a Black Ops game every three years like clockwork. However, you might be in for a surprise in 2020....

Activist hacking declined 95 percent since 2015

12:40 pm PDT, May 18, 2019

Have you noticed a conspicuous absence of hacktivist attacks lately? You're not the only one. IBM's X-Force has published data showing that activist hacks dropped 95 percent since 2015, falling from a peak of 35 known incidents to just two in 2018...

Recommended Reading: Trusting companies despite privacy lapses

11:30 am PDT, May 18, 2019

People say they care about privacy but they continue to buy devices that can spy on them Rani Molla, Vox In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, concerns about personal data privacy abound. Of course, Facebook isn't the only company that's been caught...

US may soften ban on Huawei to help existing users

10:32 am PDT, May 18, 2019

The Trump administration might ease its Huawei trade ban... if ever so slightly. A Commerce Department spokeswoman told Reuters in a statement that it might soon grant Huawei a temporary license to "prevent the interruption" of service for existing...

Ask Engadget is going back to school

9:30 am PDT, May 18, 2019

Can I get by in class with a tablet, or do I really need a laptop? Which tech companies offer the best student discounts? Who makes the quietest keyboard?

This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

6:00 am PDT, May 18, 2019

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...

Next 'Apex Legends' update addresses audio issues

3:39 am PDT, May 18, 2019

Since the explosive launch of Apex Legends and its deliberately quieter evolution over the last few months, the game is still dealing with some annoying issues. According to the team at Respawn, an update coming to all platforms next week will target...