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The Morning After: Samsung might not release a new Galaxy Note next year

Engadget's daily tech news bulletin. The biggest tech stories this morning.
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'Code Switch' From NPR Is Apple's Podcast of the Year

Apple has picked "Code Switch" as the best audio show of the year, marking the first time the company has recognized a single podcast in this way. Engadget reports: Code Switch is NPR's weekly discussion on race. While the series has been on the air for the better part of seven years, it became significantly more popular over the summer as people across the US took to protest the death of George Floyd and other instances of racial injustice. As in past years, the company also shared a selectio...
Tags: Apple, California, Washington Post, US, Tech, Npr, Engadget, George Floyd, CounterClock


Spotify Tests Instagram-Style Stories in Mobile App

Spotify has started publicly testing an Instagram-style stories feature in its mobile app on iOS and Android, reports Engadget. The video clips appear on some albums and playlists, such as Spotify's Christmas Hits playlist, which includes short messages from artists like Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, and Pentatonix, in which they relate their favorite festive songs. The stories can be accessed via an icon in the upper left of a playlist. Tapping an icon brings up an interface similar to th...
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The best Cyber Monday tech deals that are worth your money

Here's a list of the best tech deals you can get for Cyber Monday 2020, as chosen by Engadget editors.
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Will Tesla Update Bring Remote Access To Car Cameras?

"Tesla's Sentry Mode is about to bring things to a whole new level by enabling Tesla owners to remotely see what their cars can see through Autopilot cameras," claims Electrek — citing a Twitter user named green "who has been revealing new Tesla features found in software updates." "It's not certain when the live camera update would arrive, provided it's not scrapped," writes Engadget, adding "Elon Musk has been teasing a 'hot' holiday software release, but 'green' warned that it might not mak...
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New Videogame Bug Turns Spider-Man Into a Trash Can

A new bug in the PlayStation game Spider-Man: Miles Morales "turns Miles into various inanimate objects, including bricks, cardboard boxes, and even a trash can," reports GameSpot: Despite Miles' changed appearance, he can still perform many of his heroic antics, including web-swinging and beating up bad guys. It's an important lesson to all of us in these trying times: You might look like trash, but you can still do your job. Today Engadget reports that the glitch even turns Spider-Man into ...
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The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

These are the best tech deals you can get for Black Friday 2020, as chosen by Engadget editors.
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The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday

Here's a list of the best TV deals you can buy for Black Friday 2020, as selected by Engadget editors.
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Google AI helps you write a poem in the style of famous poets of the past

Google has released "Verse by Verse", a AI tool that lets you pick several poets from the past, and then write a poem with the AI suggesting lines composed in their style. As Engadget describes it: You can select up to three poets for inspiration, including the likes of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Edgar Allen Poe. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Post, News, Ai, Engadget, Edgar Allen Poe, Dead Poets Society, It Could Be Verse, Emily Dickinson Walt Whitman


After Restoring YouTube-dl, GitHub Revamps Its Copyright Takedown Policy

On October 23rd GitHub initially complied with a takedown request for the open-source project youtube-dl — and then after 24 days, reinstated it. "If there's a silver lining to the episode, it's that GitHub is implementing new policies to avoid a repeat of a repeat situation moving forward," reports Engadget: First, it says a team of both technical and legal experts will manually evaluate every single section 1201 claim. In instances where there's any ambiguity to a claim, the company says it ...
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Dell’s UltraSharp U2720Q 4K monitor is a welcome addition to my WFH setup (engadget)

Every month, Engadget features what our editors are currently into, whether it be video games, podcasts or gadgets. These are not official reviews; they’re simply our first-hand experiences. This week, Senior Editor Nicole Lee tells the tale of one o... [Author: Nicole Lee]
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macOS Big Sur Update Reportedly Bricks Some Older MacBook Pros

Engadget writes: According to MacRumors, users on Apple's forums and Reddit are stuck with a black screen when trying to update their late 2013 or mid 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro models to Big Sur... An engineer investigating one customer's problems appeared to have resolved the issue after removing an IC chip for the HDMI port, but it's not certain that's the cause. Citing user reports, MacRumors writes ominously that "Key reset combinations, including NVRAM, SMC, safe mode, and internet reco...
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New 'Vanish Mode' in Messenger and Instagram Enables Disappearing Chats

Facebook's Messenger and Instagram apps are getting a new "vanish mode" feature that gives users a new way to chat using disappearing messages. Disappearing messages can already be used in Messenger's "secret conversation" feature, but they require several steps and users have to set a timer to make the messages disappear. However, the new "vanish mode" is enabled by simply swiping up in a chat, after which messages disappear after they're seen, and if the recipient takes a screenshot of th...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Engadget, Facebook Messenger Instagram This


PayPal Now Lets All US Users Buy, Sell and Hold Cryptocurrency

It was teased last month, and now it's official: PayPal is bringing its newly-announced support for cryptocurrency to all US accounts. Engadget reports: PayPal says all eligible users can start buying, selling and holding bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and bitcoin cash. Beginning next year, PayPal also plans to bring cryptocurrency into Venmo and will allow users to pay merchants with their cryptocurrency holdings (the digital currency will be converted to fiat currency). The company hasn't detaile...
Tags: US, Tech, Paypal, Venmo, Engadget, PayPal Now Lets All US Users Buy Sell


iPhone 12 Pro Max Reviews: 'The Best Smartphone Camera' You Can Get, But 6.7-Inch Display Isn't for Everyone

Reviews are now out for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, providing us with a closer look at the super-sized device before it begins arriving to customers on Friday. We've rounded up a handful of reviews from media outlets below. For video reviews, see here. Image: The Verge With a 6.7-inch display, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest iPhone ever, eclipsing the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. Given that the iPhone 12 Pro has already launched, this review roundup focuses on what sets the iPhone 12 Pro Max ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Samsung, ISO, Cnbc, Matthew Panzarino, Apple Pencil, Max, Engadget, Joanna Stern, Patel, Nilay Patel, Chris Velazco, Raymond Wong, Julian Chokkattu, Todd Haselton


UK Agency Demands Company Stop Using Name Which Includes an HTML Closing Tag

A British software engineer came up with "a fun playful name" for his consulting business. He'd named it: ""> Unfortunately, this did not amuse the official registrar of companies in the United Kingdom (known as Companies House). The Guardian reports that the U.K. agency "has forced the company to change its name after it belatedly realised it could pose a security risk." Henceforward, the software engineer's consulting business will instead be legally known as "THAT COMPANY WHOSE NAME USE...
Tags: UK, Tech, United Kingdom, Companies House, Engadget


Ahead of iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders, Media Sites Share Hands-On Impressions (mac rumors)

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are set to go live at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 6, and just ahead of that deadline, media sites are sharing their hands-on first impressions of the new devices. Image via The Verge The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNET have all been able to spend some time with Apple's smallest and largest iPhones ahead of when people can make a purchase. The sites aren't offering up full reviews at this time, but were able to visit an Apple...
Tags: Apple, New York, News, Cnet, Max, Engadget, Pacific Time, Juli Clover, Verge Engadget TechCrunch


Ahead of iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders, Media Sites Share Hands-On Impressions

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are set to go live at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 6, and just ahead of that deadline, media sites are sharing their hands-on first impressions of the new devices. Image via The Verge The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNET have all been able to spend some time with Apple's smallest and largest iPhones ahead of when people can make a purchase. The sites aren't offering up full reviews at this time, but were able to visit an Apple...
Tags: Apple, New York, Featured, Cnet, Max, Engadget, Pacific Time, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Verge Engadget TechCrunch


The Calm app’s Election Day TV ad blitz by the numbers: Datacenter Weekly

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. Stay calm and download app “Well, America might not know who its next president is yet,” Ad Age’s Ilyse Liffreing writes, “but there was at least one winner of Election Night—the Calm app. ... Calm sponsored CNN’s ‘Key Race Alerts’ throughout the night and ran a 30-second spot during CNN coverage, featuring nothing b...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Massachusetts, Advertising, America, Cnn, Fox News, University of Oxford, Biden, Msnbc, Cw, Trump, Bloomberg News, Hill, Engadget, Bradley Johnson


Smart home gadgets and kitchen tech that make great gifts

Here are the best smart home gadgets and kitchen tech that you can gift this season, as chosen by Engadget editors.
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Introducing Engadget’s 2020 holiday gift guide

Introducing Engadget's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Here you'll find the best tech gifts you can get this holiday season, as chosen by...
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The best laptops and tablets to give as gifts

Here's a list of the best laptops and tablets to gift this holiday season, as reviewed by Engadget editors.
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New Huawei Chip Factory May Help It Avoid US Trade Ban

In August the U.S. announced restrictions aimed at preventing Huawei from obtaining semiconductors without a special license. It might work, reports Engadget: Huawei might have a way to avoid some of the worst consequences of tightening U.S. trade restrictions, provided it's willing to be patient. Financial Times sources claim Huawei is planning a dedicated chip factory in Shanghai that would make parts for its core telecom infrastructure business. It would be run by a partner, the city-backed...
Tags: Tech, Shanghai, Huawei, Financial Times, Engadget, New Huawei Chip Factory, Shanghai IC R D Center