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Tesla is hand-delivering the Model 3 to speed up sales

6:36 pm PDT, September 23, 2018

Tesla is determined to move as many EVs as it can before its summer quarter is over, and that includes saving you from even a short trip to get your vehicle. Electrek has learned that the company just launched a "door-to-door" Tesla Direct service br...

Airbnb hopes to give hosts a stake in the company

5:05 pm PDT, September 23, 2018

If Airbnb has its way, hosting travelers won't just get you some spending money -- it'll get you a stake in the company's future. Axios has discovered that Airbnb sent a letter to the SEC asking for the regulator to permit offering equity to hosts. A...

The early 'Phoenix Wright' games are heading to PC and more consoles

3:33 pm PDT, September 23, 2018

Phoenix Wright, Maya Fey and their gang of falsely accused clients are making their way to more platforms in the West. At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Capcom has announced that the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy -- the first Ace Attorney game, Jus...

Toyota expected to add Android Auto to its cars

2:04 pm PDT, September 23, 2018

Toyota joined the modern era when it started adding CarPlay to its vehicles early in 2018, but that hasn't done you much good if you're an Android user. You might get some relief soon, though. Bloomberg sources said that Toyota has agreed to put di...

The best microwave

12:00 pm PDT, September 23, 2018

By Michael Sullivan, Tim Heffernan, Ganda Suthivarakom and Jessie Kissinger 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 c...

Porsche is the first German car maker to drop diesel

10:29 am PDT, September 23, 2018

German brands have stuck to diesel in spite of the fallout from VW's Dieselgate, but they're starting to bow under pressure. Porsche has become the first German automaker to drop diesel from its lineup, announcing that it will "no longer offer" vehic...

After Math: To infinity... and Taiwan!

9:00 am PDT, September 23, 2018

Apparently, this was the week to shoot for the Moon, in some ways more literally than others. SpaceX announced on Monday that it'd found its first Guinea Pi- I mean "paying customer" for a slingshot sightseeing trip around the far edge of la luna and...

Bragi sues OnePlus in Europe for using the word 'Dash'

7:33 am PDT, September 23, 2018

Do you see much of a connection between smart earbuds and fast smartphone charging? No? Bragi would beg to differ. The audio company has sued OnePlus in the European Union for allegedly infringing on its trademark for the Dash. According to Bragi, On...

Android at 10: Google's mobile OS has come a long way

6:00 am PDT, September 23, 2018

The mobile world is celebrating a momentous anniversary today: Android is ten years old. The T-Mobile G1 (and Android 1.0) made its debut on September 23rd, 2008, launching both a new operating system and a new era. It didn't look like much in those...

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid

3:32 am PDT, September 23, 2018

After months of hovering around its target, Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission has made contact. Two of the host spacecraft's landers (ROVER-1A and 1B) have touched down on the surface of the asteroid 162173 Ryugu and have already been hopping around as the...

Sennheiser is making spatial audio accessories for Magic Leap

12:43 am PDT, September 23, 2018

Magic Leap has teamed up with audio giant Sennheiser to help it "explore and enhance [its] spatial audio accessory solutions." The secretive mixed reality-maker's first headset, the One Creator Edition, is equipped with onboard speakers for audio. Ho...

Google and uBreakiFix provide free Pixel repairs to hurricane victims

8:45 pm PDT, September 22, 2018

If you own one of Google's Pixel phones and it fell victim to Hurricane Florence, relief might be at hand. Google is partnering with uBreakiFix to offer free repairs for any Pixel phone damaged in the storm So long as you can visit one of uBreakiFi...

Logitech's latest media keyboard is designed for your smart TV

7:10 pm PDT, September 22, 2018

There aren't many media keyboards devoted to smart TVs (they tend to be built for home theater PCs), but Logitech might have just given you another viable option. Its new K600 offers a compact keyboard-and-trackpad combo designed for modern smart TV...

Tommy Wiseau's wonderfully terrible 'The Room' is free on YouTube

5:36 pm PDT, September 22, 2018

You no longer have to go to a special screening (or track down bootlegs) to watch The Room. Tommy Wiseau has posted his so-bad-it's-good classic movie on YouTube for free in its entirety. If you've ever wanted to relive every "oh hi" moment or see...

White House downplays talk of executive order targeting internet bias

4:07 pm PDT, September 22, 2018

Is President Trump looking at an executive order that would investigate internet companies over his accusations of political bias? Not officially... although the government isn't strictly denying the claims, either. After Bloomberg reported the exist...

3D gun distributor Cody Wilson deported to the US

2:36 pm PDT, September 22, 2018

Authorities aren't wasting any time bringing Cody Wilson, the owner of 3D-printed gun maker Defense Distributed, back to the US. Taiwan officials deported Wilson to the US on September 22nd following his arrest a day earlier over his annulled legal s...

Comcast to acquire Sky for $39 billion following bidding war

1:04 pm PDT, September 22, 2018

The fierce bidding battle over Sky has come to a close -- Comcast has successfully outbid 21st Century Fox to acquire the UK media giant for $39 billion. It clinched the deal following an unusual blind auction through the UK's Takeover Panel, which...

Apple reportedly delays original shows over mature content

11:35 am PDT, September 22, 2018

Apple has skewed toward safer fare for its upcoming streaming video service (with occasional exceptions), and it now looks like that might be creating problems for a few shows. Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that Apple's push for more famil...

NextVR brings virtual reality broadcasts to the Oculus Rift

10:03 am PDT, September 22, 2018

NextVR provides access to immersive sports and entertainment broadcasts for a number of virtual reality headsets, but it had a huge Oculus-shaped gap in its compatibility list. Now, the platform has finally rolled out support for the Oculus Rift and...

Recommended Reading: The reality of sci-fi's AI immortality obsession

7:00 am PDT, September 22, 2018

Are Hosts, Replicants, and robot clones closer than we think? Jayson Greene, The Ringer Black Mirror already uncomfortably aligns with the real world, but we might be even closer to more advanced concepts from that show and others, like Westworld...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

5:30 am PDT, September 22, 2018

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We have the iPhone XS review you've been waiting for, plus some shocking news from Telltale Games.

Epson's latest LCD projector does 4K for $2,000

4:32 am PDT, September 22, 2018

If you need another option for a 4K projector that won't completely break the bank, Epson recently introduced this Home Cinema 4010. Like the BenQ HT-2550 projector we reviewed earlier this year, it's doing a bit of trickery to hit that 4K-resolution...

Bluetooth key fob for Tesla Model 3 spotted in FCC pictures

12:42 am PDT, September 22, 2018

Among the quirks of the Tesla Model 3 is that unlike most cars, it doesn't come with a traditional key or key fob at all. Instead, it relies mostly on a Bluetooth Low Energy link to its owner's nearby iPhone or Android device, with keycards available...

SpaceX gives us a glimpse of its Mars base vision

8:16 pm PDT, September 21, 2018

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has tweeted two photos that give us a peek into the company's Martian dreams. One of the images shows the BFR, the massive rocket SpaceX is developing for deep space missions, while the other shows the BFR and what he called "M...