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Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass

8:07 pm PST, December 6, 2019

Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorders for $1,500 each. Despite people raising privacy...

Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan

5:51 pm PST, December 6, 2019

Early this year, Amazon pulled the plug on plans to build an "HQ2" in Queens after a number of local leaders and activists pushed back against the $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives it would receive. Now the online retail giant has confirmed pla...

Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro 'speaker popping'

4:14 pm PST, December 6, 2019

No, you're not crazy: you probably are hearing a popping or a cracking sound after audio stops playing on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro. A lot of other users have been reporting similar experiences online, and now Apple itself has admitted the issue,...

Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo’ remarks

2:56 pm PST, December 6, 2019

A lawyer representing Vernon Unsworth called Elon Musk a "billionaire bully," and sought up to $190 million in damages but a jury decided in his favor anyway. They ruled that his series of tweets last year that referenced Unsworth as a "pedo guy" and...

‘Reno 911!’ is coming back as a Quibi exclusive

1:47 pm PST, December 6, 2019

It looks like Punk'd isn't the only mid-aughts TV series that's coming back thanks to Quibi. Comedy Central says it's making a seventh season of Reno 911!, 10 years after the series came to an abrupt end, for the mobile-first streaming platform.

Facebook's plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

12:35 pm PST, December 6, 2019

Facebook's effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn't have a specific answer as to when the t...

Readers weigh in on what makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a worthy contender

12:00 pm PST, December 6, 2019

With the release of the 7 Pro, OnePlus showed it learned from the mistakes on the 6T: The company kept everything that users loved about the previous model while addressing its most glaring issues. Senior Editor Richard Lai was pleased to see that th...

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

11:32 am PST, December 6, 2019

After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold approximately 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic Leap One...

AI-powered Lego sorter knows the shape of every brick

10:55 am PST, December 6, 2019

For some people, rummaging through a bunch of Lego bricks is part of the fun. But if you've got an enormous collection or take on complicated builds, you probably have a system for sorting your pieces. Your solution probably doesn't involve AI, thoug...

Researchers create bone-inspired 3D-printed building materials

10:36 am PST, December 6, 2019

You may not think of your bones as buildings, but researchers do. A team from Cornell University, Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University believes that by studying the internal structure of bones, they may be able to 3D-print stronger c...

'Death Stranding' update will fix tiny, hard-to-read text

10:29 am PST, December 6, 2019

One of the more prevalent criticisms of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is that the onscreen text is often pretty small and difficult to read. Kojima Productions has been working on a fix for the issue, and you'll be able to increase the font size.

Bernie Sanders proposes $150 billion for public broadband improvements

10:18 am PST, December 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders has unveiled his plan for US broadband if he wins the 2020 presidential election, and it won't surprise you to hear that his strategy would focus on making high-speed internet as widely accessible as possible. He intends to earmark $15...

The best Christmas lights

10:00 am PST, December 6, 2019

By Doug Mahoney and Thom Dunn 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 christmas li...

Podcasts can now win Pulitzer Prizes

9:44 am PST, December 6, 2019

Podcasts like S-Town, Serial and Believed aren't just enthralling, they're also great examples of hard-hitting, in-depth reporting. With that in mind, the Pulitzer Prize Board is adding a new journalism prize category for audio reporting.

Boss wants to replace your practice amp with wireless headphones

9:21 am PST, December 6, 2019

The Boss Katana 50 is one of Engadget's favorite guitar amps. Unlike tube-based amplifiers, digital units like the Katana series can be played at low volumes without losing much tone. But even low volume is too much volume in some cases. If you have...

Facebook taught an AI the 'theory of mind'

9:00 am PST, December 6, 2019

When it comes to competitive games, AI systems have already shown they can easily mop the floor with the best humanity has to offer. But life in the real world isn't a zero sum game like poker or Starcraft and we need AI to work with us, not against...

The best home theater gifts this holiday season

9:00 am PST, December 6, 2019

After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on...

Google Assistant will place your Dunkin' orders, finally

8:00 am PST, December 6, 2019

Google just added a handful of voice control features to Google Assistant. You can now manage notes and lists in select third-party apps, ask Assistant to search your photos, search for podcasts by topic and set reminders for the whole family. You ca...

Podcast: What Qualcomm's new chips tell us about next year's gadgets

6:30 am PST, December 6, 2019

Another year, another round of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the Snapdragon 865 and 765 to see what they tell us about next year's devices. They're faster than before, of course, but they'll also come...

The best edibles don't taste like weed

6:00 am PST, December 6, 2019

When I think about how many milligrams of cannabis I've consumed on my quest for a good-tasting edible, I imagine their little strings of THC DNA orbiting Earth at least two or three times, flipping me the finger as they whiz by. I didn't realize th...

Facebook sues Hong Kong company over ad fraud

5:15 am PST, December 6, 2019

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a Hong Kong-based company and two people behind it, accusing it of tricking users into clicking bogus links to hijack their accounts. According to the social network's announcement, ILikeAd Media International Co,...