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Microsoft starts testing Internet Explorer mode for Edge

3:38 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

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

3:20 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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

2:42 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

CES 2020 will allow sex tech on a trial basis

1:51 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

McDonald's ends UberEats delivery exclusive by adding DoorDash

1:11 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

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

1:00 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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Facebook was granted a patent to silo group posts

12:19 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement

11:45 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

LG Pay goes live in the US

11:39 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

Blizzard reveals Overwatch League details for 2020

11:27 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

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

11:22 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

MIT is testing drones that can switch between hovering and gliding

11:16 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

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

11:13 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

Lotus’ all-electric hypercar fully charges in nine minutes

11:00 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

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

10:50 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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....

Twitter didn't flag Trump's racist tweets

10:31 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

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

10:14 am PDT, July 16, 2019

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...

IBM built a robotic tongue to taste test hazardous chemicals

10:00 am PDT, July 16, 2019

The pace of technical advancement in computer vision systems over the past few years has been nothing short of astounding. The eyes of machines are quickly gaining on their biological counterparts with 1,000-fps vision, the ability to figure out what...

Congress tries to limit Trump's ability to ease Huawei restrictions

9:49 am PDT, July 16, 2019

President Trump's desire to lift some restrictions on Huawei won't go unchallenged. A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill, the Defending America's 5G Future Act, that would effectively set the original blacklisting in stone. It would "...

'Tetris Effect' brings its VR head trip to PCs on July 23rd

9:38 am PDT, July 16, 2019

You won't have to snag a PS4 if you want to experience the synesthesia of Tetris Effect. Enhance has confirmed that its music-driven, effects-laden take on the classic puzzler is coming to PCs on July 23rd. It should take advantage of the extra pow...

The tech elite athletes use

9:30 am PDT, July 16, 2019

When a field of 127 runners lined up in Central Park on September 13, 1970, to run the first New York City Marathon, the only gadgets, per se, that could help them were a smattering of watches. A grainy finisher photo shows winner Gary Muhrcke breaki...

T-Mobile hopes to reel you in with free Taco Bell at its stores

9:13 am PDT, July 16, 2019

T-Mobile has a simple way to draw you into its stores: it's straight-up bribing you with free food. The carrier is partnering with Taco Bell on "T-MoBell" (yes, we know) pop-up stores at signature T-Mobile locations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Y...

Ubisoft details the games it'll include in its Uplay+ subscription

9:00 am PDT, July 16, 2019

Ubisoft's game subscription service for PC and Stadia, Uplay+, will launch on September 3rd. When it was announced at E3 in June, we knew there would be more than 100 games included but we didn't know which ones. Thanks to today's update, now we do.