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Netflix’s Snapchat-like trailers are now on iOS

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Last month, Netflix announced that it would be bringing previews to its mobile app and as of today, they're now available. Each one is around 30 seconds long and in a vertical format, giving them a Snapchat or Instagram Story-type feel, and…

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Startup will launch nationwide high school eSports league this fall

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Professional eSports is entering the mainstream and the college competitive gaming scene is heating up. But what about high school? One Los Angeles start-up is gearing up to start a nationwide league next fall, and it's looking for teams to…

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Facebook to exclude 1.5 billion users from GDPR privacy protections

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Europe's GDPR privacy regulations go into effect May 25th and Facebook showed how it plans to comply earlier this week. What has been on many people's minds though is whether the company will extend those consumer protections to users outsi…

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Qualcomm will lay off 1,500 workers to cut expenses

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Today, chip maker Qualcomm began the process of laying off around 1,500 workers in California. The move is a part of the company's promise to its investors that it would cut costs by about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg.

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Bill Gates, SoftBank and Airbus back plan to livestream the Earth

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Exploring the planet from the comfort of your own home is nothing new -- Google Earth has largely cornered the market on that. But what if, instead of looking at static pictures of your own house, you could explore views of the entire plane…

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OnePlus is assembling an Avengers-themed phone

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

OnePlus fans will be able to choose between the basic version of its upcoming flagship and a special model based on Avengers: Infinity War. While that's awesome news for Marvel fans, the bad news is that the Avengers-themed OnePlus 6 might …

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TaskRabbit returns following data breach it can't account for

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Handyman-for-hire app TaskRabbit was the target of a data breach on Monday, resulting in both the app and website being taken offline while the company investigated the apparently intentional attack. Both are now back up and running, althou…

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Play 'Star Wars' holochess without a headset on iOS

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

When Disney and Lenovo teamed up to create Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, it was a significant step in bringing augmented reality (AR) gaming to the masses. The headset was modestly-priced, and the game, a Star Wars-themed version of chess, wa…

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The Morning After: TESS takes off and Russia battles Telegram

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Twitch has a tiny Russian problem, and Intel has pulled the plug on its smart glasses. We also have an update on what Pornhub is (not) doing about deepfake videos and everything you need to know about …

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Apple Watch can now unlock your August Smart Lock

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Unlocking an August Smart Lock with your phone is easy enough, but if you have an Apple Watch, you don't even need to have your phone with you. Apple's smartwatch can now unlock any August-branded smart lock, so long as you're specified as …

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Ford takes on Uber and Lyft with its own medical transport service

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Ford isn't remaining idle while Uber and Lyft start medical transport services. It's launching a GoRide service that offers non-emergency transportation for patients who may have challenges reaching appointments on time. Health care provi…

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Intel cancels its smart glasses due to lack of investment

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

When Intel showed off its Vaunt smart glasses (aka "Superlight" internally) back in February, we had high hopes for a new wave of wearable tech that wouldn't turn us into Borgs. Alas, according to The Information's source, word has it that …

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Fake ad blockers in the Chrome store had over 20 million installs

donderdag 19 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

If you can't find that ad blocker you recently installed from the Chrome Web Store, you might want to do some browser spring cleaning. Google has killed five top-ranking ad blockers after AdGuard published a report revealing they're fake ex…

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Sports Illustrated TV will start streaming on more platforms

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Sports Illustrated launched its $5-per-month streaming service last fall exclusively through Amazon Channels, and now it's preparing to open up for a wider release. Soon, users will be able to subscribe directly and watch on Roku, iOS, Andr…

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Pornhub hasn't been actively enforcing its deepfake ban

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Remember how Pornhub said it was banning AI-generated deepfake videos? They're still a problem months later. BuzzFeed News "easily" found over 100 of the non-consensual videos by searching for obvious keywords like "deepfake" and "fake de…

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Idris Elba's Netflix show is 'Charles in Charge' with turntables

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Netflix just scored a comedy coup. The service has unveiled Turn Up Charlie, a comedy series starring and partly executive produced by Idris Elba. The half-hour show has Elba playing a "struggling" single DJ (fitting given his extensive D…

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YouTube TV brings two Cheddar digital-only shows to its lineup

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

YouTube TV is making its way onto a more devices and bringing quite a few live TV channels along with it, including Turner Network channels. The Google-owned service is also in quite a few markets, making it easy to access from almost anywh…

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Microsoft's Chrome extension fights phishing attacks

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Due to the dominance of Google's Chrome browser, even if you're on Windows you're probably not using Microsoft Edge. You can still enjoy some of its technology, however, since Microsoft has plugged its Windows Defender browser protections i…

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SpaceX launches NASA's planet-finding spacecraft TESS

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

NASA's new planet-hunting Kepler successor TESS is on its way to orbit. SpaceX has successfully launched the spacecraft after scrubbing its first attempt on Monday to review and analyze its guidance, navigation and control systems. The Falc…

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Russia's Telegram ban is causing problems for Twitch

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

According to multiple reports on Reddit and Twitter, Twitch has been blocked in Russia to some extent. This comes a day after the country's state communications regulator finally managed to silence the secure messaging app Telegram. To do s…

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Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone

woensdag 18 april 2018 in Engadget (Gadgets)

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won…

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