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The Morning After: iFixit looks inside the 16-inch MacBook Pro

6:45 am PST, November 16, 2019

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Now that Apple's new laptop is here, it's time to tear it apart and look inside. Disney is responding to Simpsons fans, and Amazon has a new high-quality Echo speaker. Finally, there's a...

Netflix tweaks 'Devil Next Door' documentary after Polish PM complains

1:29 am PST, November 16, 2019

Netflix distributes content in nearly every country around the world now, which has meant making edits to content in some places based on local laws. In the case of a Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj episode that was critical of Saudi Arabia's governmen...

Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

8:33 pm PST, November 15, 2019

We've seen a smart arm bracelet that can predict nightly seizures, but now a pair of researchers have created something even more promising: an AI system that can predict epileptic seizures with 99.6-percent accuracy. Even better, it can do so up to...

NYT: Trump admin set to extend Huawei license again

6:23 pm PST, November 15, 2019

In May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei to the "Entity List," banning US companies from doing business with it unless they have a special license. Since then it has extended temporary licenses for existing customers, like mobile phone users a...

Disney+ will fix its 'Simpsons' widescreen problem in 2020

4:35 pm PST, November 15, 2019

As soon as Disney+ launched, fans of The Simpsons noticed a big problem. In a repeat of an issue that occurred when FXX started playing old episodes a few years ago, someone made the decision to crop and zoom older 4x3 aspect ratio episodes to fill o...

CNBC: T-Mobile CEO John Legere won't be the next WeWork CEO

4:15 pm PST, November 15, 2019

Earlier this week T-Mobile CEO John Legere's name popped up as a possibility to take over the top spot at WeWork after its failed IPO and ouster of co-founder Adam Neumann. However, subsequent rumors clarified that he was just one of the potential re...

Google scales back town hall meetings following leaks

2:43 pm PST, November 15, 2019

Google's weekly all-hands meetings have quickly become a source of leaks, and the company is apparently taking an aggressive approach to curbing those leaks: it's limiting the meetings themselves. The Verge has learned that CEO Sundar Pichai sent com...

What we've been watching: 'State of the Union' and 'Little Monsters'

1:55 pm PST, November 15, 2019

In this installment of our video IRL, senior editor Daniel Cooper highlights the short-bites marital drama Ste of the Union that you absolutely must not binge. Senior editor Richard Lawler explains why Hulu's shlocky horror movie Little Monsters is w...

iFixit examines the 16-inch MacBook Pro's 'throwback' keyboard design

1:38 pm PST, November 15, 2019

From the time we spent with Apple's just-announced 16-inch MacBook Pro, it was obvious that the shallow, unreliable butterfly keyboard design was out and scissor switches were back in. (It didn't hurt that Apple has confirmed the changes on the new M...

Spotify's latest feature creates a playlist for your road trip

1:11 pm PST, November 15, 2019

It's no secret Spotify wants to give you as many playlist options as possible, and today it's adding one more. Only this time, the streaming service wants to help you create a list for a specific activity: a road trip. With "Soundtrack your Ride," Sp...

Google's Files app now streams local media to your Chromecast

12:47 pm PST, November 15, 2019

Google just made it decidedly easier to beam your personal media collection to your Chromecast device of choice. An updated version of the Files by Google app includes long-in-the-making support for playing your audio, photos and videos on any Chrom...

Pre-installed apps on low-end Android phones are full of security holes

12:22 pm PST, November 15, 2019

In what has become an annual reckoning, security research company Kryptowire recently published its 2019 report on the state of manufacturer-installed software and firmware for Android devices and, to no one's surprise, they found more than 140 bugs...

Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

12:00 pm PST, November 15, 2019

Driving a Porsche -- regardless of its body style -- is filled with expectations. The vehicle should go fast while whipping around corners. So it's no surprise that the automaker's electric Taycan (pronounced Tie Khan) offers those things. The re...

Twitter's political ad ban will also curb ads for hot-button issues

11:51 am PST, November 15, 2019

Twitter has finally outlined how its ban on political ads will work, and it's considerably clearer -- if not as clear as some would like. When the ban takes effect on November 22nd, it'll bar ads for anything referring to candidates, parties, existi...

Apple TV+ snags Gary Oldman for spy drama 'Slow Horses'

11:18 am PST, November 15, 2019

Apple TV+ has only just rolled out and it's already nabbed one of the biggest names in showbiz. Acting legend Gary Oldman is set to star in spy drama Slow Horses, an adaptation of Mick Herron's Slough House books, according to Variety.

Hulu increases the price of its live TV service, again

10:48 am PST, November 15, 2019

Hulu's live TV streaming is about to get more expensive. The company announced today that its Hulu + Live TV option would increase to $54.99 a month starting December 18th. This is the second time this year the company has raised its rate on live tel...

Echo Studio review: Amazon finally nailed the audio quality

10:00 am PST, November 15, 2019

We've heard this pitch before from Amazon. Last year, the company debuted the $150 Echo Plus in an attempt to improve audio quality in its smart speaker line. It also revealed a $130 Echo Sub add-on that could provide the much-needed low-end tones th...

The best USB car charger

9:30 am PST, November 15, 2019

By Nick Guy 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 USB car chargers. For a few...

How to hack your holiday meal

9:00 am PST, November 15, 2019

I don't think of cooking as a production or a nuisance so much as a sporting event, and holiday meals take the place of the Super Bowl. In our house, my husband Marcus and I train for months, testing out different recipes, techniques and timings so t...

GitHub will store all of its public open source code in an Arctic vault

8:25 am PST, November 15, 2019

Let's face it, there are a lot of things that could bring about the end of the world as we know it -- heightened political tensions, climate change, even an asteroid. In the event that things go FUBAR, what will happen to the masses upon masses of da...

The latest Xbox One update adds Google Assistant voice controls

8:03 am PST, November 15, 2019

Xbox One's November update is here, bringing with it a bunch of new features and tools designed, as always, to improve your gaming experience. First up, and probably most notable, is the roll-out of Google Assistant voice controls. We've known this w...

Amazon is selling the new 16-inch MacBook Pro for $100 less than Apple

7:22 am PST, November 15, 2019

Apple unveiled its redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro just two days ago, and Amazon has already jumped in with a sale -- $2,300 instead of Apple's list price of $2,399. It's a big spend either way, but that $100 saving will definitely sweeten what's an a...

Podcast: The 16-inch MacBook Pro is here (and so is our gift guide)!

7:00 am PST, November 15, 2019

Get ready for the holidays with an in depth look at Engadget's holiday gift guide! This week, editor in chief Dana Wollman joins Devindra to chat about how we pick the best gadget gifts and some of the wildest choices we've made. And of course, we fi...

If your family needs a second car, make it a fun, compact EV

6:30 am PST, November 15, 2019

Earlier this month, Volkswagen began production of the ID.3. It's a small, electric four-door hatchback with three different battery sizes, meant for a variety of driving lifestyles. The interior feels like the future, and if it drives anything like...