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Surface Pro 8 is a Media-Centric 13-inch Tablet With a 120Hz Dolby Vision Display (slashdot)

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 8. Engadget: Microsoft's new Surface Pro 8 tablet can actually go toe-to-toe with most ultraportables. It features a 13-inch PixelSense screen, a significant upgrade from the previous 12.3-inch display. Even better, it's one of the first non-gaming notebooks we've seen that supports a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling through web pages and jotting down notes a lot smoother. And of course, it's built with Windows 11 in mind. Together with some of Int...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Intel, Gpu, Engadget, Msmash


Robinhood Will Start Testing Crypto Wallets Next Month

Robinhood plans to start a cryptocurrency wallet next month, the company announced on Wednesday. Engadget reports: The tool will allow you to send and receive digital currencies, as well as trade them and move them off the app. If you want to take part in the test, you'll need to join a waitlist. Robinhood plans to trial the feature with a small number of users first before expanding availability to more people gradually. The company told The Verge it expects everyone will have access to their...
Tags: Tech, Robinhood, Engadget, The Verge


Surface Pro 8 is a Media-Centric 13-inch Tablet With a 120Hz Dolby Vision Display

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 8. Engadget: Microsoft's new Surface Pro 8 tablet can actually go toe-to-toe with most ultraportables. It features a 13-inch PixelSense screen, a significant upgrade from the previous 12.3-inch display. Even better, it's one of the first non-gaming notebooks we've seen that supports a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling through web pages and jotting down notes a lot smoother. And of course, it's built with Windows 11 in mind. Together with some of Int...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Gpu, Engadget


iPad Mini 6 Reviews: Impressive Upgrade Brings iPad Air Features to Smaller Size

The sixth-generation iPad mini will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, September 24, and ahead of time, reviews of the device have now been shared by several tech websites and YouTube channels. We've already rounded up video reviews of the new iPad mini, and we've shared some highlights from additional reviews below. The consensus among reviews is that the new iPad mini is more like an iPad Air mini, as the two devices now share several features, including slimmer ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Youtube, Netflix, Macbook, Ipad Mini, Gizmodo, Facetime, Engadget, Andrew Cunningham, Jim Dalrymple, Federico Viticci, Jason Snell, Valentina Palladino, Brenda Stolyar


iPad Mini Reviews: Impressive Upgrade Brings iPad Air Features to Smaller Size

The sixth-generation iPad mini will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, September 24, and ahead of time, reviews of the device have now been shared by several tech websites and YouTube channels. We've already rounded up video reviews of the new iPad mini, and we've shared some highlights from additional reviews below. The consensus among reviews is that the new iPad mini is more like an iPad Air mini, as the two devices now share several features, including slimmer ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Youtube, Netflix, Macbook, Ipad Mini, Facetime, Engadget, Federico Viticci, Jason Snell, Valentina Palladino, Brenda Stolyar


iPhone 13 Reviews: Excellent Cameras, Speedy Performance, and Improved Battery Make for Worthy Upgrade

A few days before they start arriving at customers, Apple has provided select media outlets and reviewers with models of the new iPhone 13 mini and ‌iPhone‌ 13, giving us a closer look at this year's new ‌iPhone‌ update. Compared to their predecessors, the ‌iPhone‌ 13 and ‌iPhone‌ 13 mini feature a smaller notch, improved cameras, longer battery life, and better performance. Here's a brief summary of some of the reviews for this year's new handset. Photo via The Verge Battery Life Thank...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Cnet, Engadget, Joanna Stern, Dieter Bohn, iPhone 13


Marvel shows are now available through Apple Podcast subscriptions

Kris Holt Contributor Share on Twitter Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Google Meet will automatically adjust webcam brightness in your browser Disney+ ‘Hawkeye’ trailer shows Clint Barton’s past catching up with him Marvel and SiriusXM have opened a new Apple Podcasts channel, which includes a paid tier. The free Marvel channel includes Marvel’s Wo...
Tags: Apple, TC, Column, Podcasts, Marvel, Tech, Hawkeye, Apple Podcast, Engadget, Chris Elliott, Timothy Busfield, Peter Quill, Stephen Lang, SiriusXM, Pandora Stitcher, Clint Barton


Michigan State Police to begin testing Ford Mach-E Interceptors

Andrew Tarantola Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew Tarantola is a senior editor at Engadget. The next time you get pulled over in Michigan, it could be by a cop in an electric SUV — at least if Ford has anything to say about it. The American automaker is stepping up its Police Interceptor program, which modifies existing models for use by law enforcement, typically with beefed up suspensions, brakes and added horsepower. The...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Column, UK, Tech, Ford, Michigan, Mustang, Ev, Engadget, Michigan State Police, Andrew Tarantola, Ann Arbor MI, Mach-E, Tceng, Ford Mach E Interceptors


Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Amazon’s cashierless ‘Just Walk Out’ tech is coming to Whole Foods stores NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The “Spirit of Innovation” completed a 15 minute flight, marking “the beginnin...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, UK, Tech, Ford, Nvidia, Airbus, Siemens, Rolls-royce, Royce, Ev, Engadget, Electric Aircraft, World Wildlife Foundation, Tecnam


Google reportedly plans to add free channels to its smart TV platform

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Alphabet’s Project Taara is beaming high-speed internet across the Congo River Chromecasts and other devices powered by Google TV might give users access to free television channels in the future. According to Protocol, Google has been in talks with free, ad-supported streaming television providers about the possibility of ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Column, Samsung, Chromecast, Smart TV, Engadget, Roku and Amazon, Google TV, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Congo River Chromecasts, Protocol Google


Microsoft Office 2021 will be available on October 5th

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Apple has reportedly appointed wearable chief Kevin Lynch to lead its car division Microsoft will release Office 2021, the next consumer version of its productivity suite, on October 5th. That’s the same day the company will launch Windows 11. Much like Office 2019 before it, Office 2021 is a one-time purchase that will...
Tags: Apple, TC, Column, Microsoft, Tech, Microsoft-office, Engadget, Kevin Lynch, Tom Warren, Tceng, Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic


Alphabet’s Project Taara is beaming high-speed internet across the Congo River

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight Alphabet ended Project Loon earlier this year, but the things it learned from the internet-broadcasting balloon initiative haven’t gone to waste. The high speed wireless optical link technology originally developed for Loon is currently being used...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, Broadband, Richard Branson, Faa, Loon, Alphabet, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Engadget, KINSHASA, BRAZZAVILLE, WOC, Congo River, Republic of the Congo, Taara


Apple Watch Series 7 Delivers Larger Screens and More Durability

Earlier today at Apple's iPhone 13 launch event, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7 with a new, more seamless design with larger 41mm and 45mm cases that include larger, brighter and more durable screens. There's also a variety of new colors to choose from. Engadget reports: The update takes advantage of the bigger displays, with more information and new watch faces like Contour, Modular Duo and World Timer. As for durability? Series 7 is the first Apple Watch with a dust resistance ratin...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Nike, Tai Chi, Hermès, Engadget


Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won’t only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Column, Hardware, Xiaomi, Richard Branson, Ar, Augmented Reality, Faa, Smart Glasses, Engadget, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Facebook Xiaomi


Disney+ ‘Hawkeye’ trailer shows Clint Barton’s past catching up with him

Kris Holt Contributor Share on Twitter Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor The Marvel Unlimited comics app just got a major overhaul Locast suspends local TV streaming service in wake of court ruling The next Marvel Cinematic Universe show will premiere on Disney+ in November and, appropriately enough, Hawkeye has a festive setting. Clint Barton (aka H...
Tags: TC, Column, Marvel, Disney, America, Tech, Kate, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Engadget, Clint, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Florence Pugh, Kris Holt, Locast


Apple Says Motorcycle Vibrations Can Damage IPhone Cameras

Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot quotes Engadget: Hold off on purchasing that iPhone mount for your motorbike. In a new Apple Support post first seen by MacRumors, the tech giant has warned that high amplitude vibrations, "specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines" transmitted through handlebars, can damage its phones' cameras. As the publication notes, that damage can be permanent. A simple Google search will surface posts over the past few years by users whose ca...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Engadget


The Marvel Unlimited comics app just got a major overhaul

Kris Holt Contributor Share on Twitter Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Locast suspends local TV streaming service in wake of court ruling Microsoft will bring cloud gaming to Xbox consoles this holiday season Marvel is rolling out a brand new version of its Marvel Unlimited comics subscription app. Among the updates are exclusive Infinity Comics, w...
Tags: TC, Apps, Column, Comics, Microsoft, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Engadget, Kris Holt, Locast, Tceng, Infinity Comics, Deadpool Shang Chi, Disney Media Entertainment Distribution


Amazon’s cashierless ‘Just Walk Out’ tech is coming to Whole Foods stores

Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic Sony’s ZV-E10 brings interchangeable lenses to its vlogging camera series After launching it in Go stores and then bringing it to larger Freshsupermarkets, Amazon’s cashierless “Just Walk Out” tech will soon arrive in two Whole Foods locations. The service, which le...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Whole Foods, Tech, Washington Dc, Sony, Nvidia, John Mackey, Engadget, Sherman Oaks California, Amazon Shoppers, Tceng, Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent


Continental’s eco-friendly concept tire includes a renewable tread

Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes Uber will offer free Rosetta Stone language courses to drivers Many efforts are underway to reduce the environmental impact of cars, but what about the tires those cars ride on? Continental thinks it might help. Roadshow the company has introduced the Conti GreenConcept (yes, a conce...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, Ikea, Tires, GreenTech, Continental, Engadget, Rosetta Stone, Green Tech, Jon Fingas, Tceng, Conti GreenConcept, EU Continental


ICYMI: We see how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 performs in the real world

Engadget's tech reviews this week include the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Razer Blade 14 laptop..
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Apple Faces Probe From US Labor Board Over Complaints of Hostile Working Conditions

The US National Labor Relations Board is looking into cases filed against the tech giant by two of the main voices accusing the company of permitting a hostile work environment. Engadget reports: The first complaint was filed by Ashley Gjovik, the senior engineering program manager who said she spent months talking with the company about unsafe working conditions and sexism in the workplace. In a tweet, she said that after raising her concerns, she was put on indefinite paid administrative leave...
Tags: Apple, Tech, The Times, Engadget, Scarlett, US National Labor Relations Board, Cher Scarlett, Ashley Gjovik


WIRTW #594: the “three fests and a wine bar” edition

If you're in Northeast Ohio, let me suggest four ways for you to spend your time over the next couple of weeks — all involving my daughter and live music. Two of our best local arts festivals are happening next weekend, and Norah is playing both — the Waterloo Arts Fest on September 11 (where she'll be in the Sculpture Garden from 3:20 - 4 pm) and the Berea Arts Fest on September 12 (where she'll be on the Acoustic Stage from 3 - 4 pm). In between, Norah is making her return engagement at my...
Tags: Apple, Law, Disney, US, Northeast Ohio, Engadget, Eric Meyer, Vermillion, Jeff Nowak, McSweeny, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Norah, Amy Epstein Gluck, Waterloo Arts Fest, Berea Arts Fest


Tesla ordered to share Autopilot data with the US traffic safety agency

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Apple’s rumored iPhone satellite support may be for emergency calls and messages Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Tesla to hand over detailed Autopilot data by October 22nd or else face fines of up to $115 million, according to The New York Ti...
Tags: Apple, TC, Column, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Engadget, US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, New York Times Back, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Old Amazon Kindle


FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an anomaly on the Virgin Galactic flight that carried Richard Branson to space. In a piece discussing not just that particular flight but the company’s various safety issues throughout the years, The New Yorker explained that Vi...
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Tech, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, Virgin, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Air Traffic Control, Faa, New Yorker, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Spaceport


Apollo completes its $5B acquisition of Verizon Media, now known as Yahoo

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of Yahoo (formerly known as Verizon Media Group, itself formerly known as Oath) from Verizon. The deal is worth $5 billion, with $4.25 billion in cash, plus preferred interests of $750 million. Verizon will be retaining 10% of the newly rebranded company. “This is a new era for Yahoo,” Yahoo CEO (and former VZM head) Guru Gowrappan said in a release tied to the news. “The close of the deal h...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Media, Yahoo, Entertainment, Tech, Aol, M&a, Apollo, Engadget, Apollo Global Management, Verizon Media, Guru Gowrappan, Gowrappan, Verizon Media Group, Reed Rayman


NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic

Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Apple drops its lawsuit against maker of iPhone emulation software Amazon launches its mobile-first Kindle Vella serialized story platform The voices on Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and other AI assistants are far ahead of old-school GPS devices, but they still lack the rhythms, intonation and other qualities that make speech s...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Column, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Ai, Gpu, Voice Assistant, Engadget, NGC, Vella, Alexa Google, Speech Synthesis, Tceng


Apple’s rumored iPhone satellite support may be for emergency calls and messages

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The rumored satellite features for future iPhones are reserved for emergency uses only, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. A few days ago, a report by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the next iPhones will come with support for Low Earth Orbit satellite calls and messages. G...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Column, Tech, Bloomberg, Satellite, Mark Gurman, Engadget, Ming Chi Kuo, Low Earth Orbit, Gurman, Stewie, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon


Waymo will stop selling its self-driving LiDAR sensors to other companies

Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Palantir glitch allegedly granted some FBI staff unauthorized access to a crypto hacker’s data A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia Just months after a CEO shakeup, Waymo is officially halting sales of its custom sensors to third parties. The move sees the Alphabet-owned self-driving c...
Tags: TC, Column, Australia, Tech, AV, Fbi, Lidar, Alphabet, John Krafcik, Reuters, Autonomous Driving, Engadget, Krafcik, Waymo, Tekedra Mawakana, San Francisco Waymo


Palantir glitch allegedly granted some FBI staff unauthorized access to a crypto hacker’s data

Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Facebook’s next product will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban smart glasses A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in its first test Peter Thiel’s AI company Palantir, whose clients have included the CIA and US immigration agency ICE, is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. A new report claims a glitch in its secretive ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Column, New York Post, North Korea, US, Tech, Fbi, Peter Thiel, Manhattan, Cia, Palantir, Engadget, Ray Ban, Griffith, The New York Post


South Korea To End Its Controversial Gaming Curfew

South Korea is ending a law it announced in 2011 that blocked young gamers from accessing game websites after midnight. "South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as well as the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, say that they're ending the law to respect children's rights and encourage at-home education," reports Engadget. "The country aims to abolish the law by the end of the year when it revises its Youth Protection Act." From the report: The news doesn't mean underage gamer...
Tags: South Korea, Microsoft, China, Tech, Korea, Sony, Minecraft, Engadget, Kotaku, Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Yoo Eun hae