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Recommended Reading: Using AI to create alarmingly realistic fake people

Designed to deceive: Do these people look real to you?Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White, The New York TimesFake personas on the internet are nothing new, but completely fake people that appear to be alarmingly real in photographs or animations are becomi...

28 Nov 2020 8:30 pm
Engadget readers get $200 off Roomba's i7+ vacuum at Wellbots

Roombas i7 series has some of the most advanced robo-vacs you can get, but they come at high prices. But for Black Friday, Engadget readers can save $200 on both of the robot vacuums in the line. The Roomba i7+ drops to $599 and the Roomba i7 falls...

28 Nov 2020 6:30 pm
Vavas 4K ultra short-throw projector is $840 off at Amazon

If youre in the market for a short-throw projector, you could do much worse than the Vava 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser TV Projector. The well-reviewed model typically costs $2,800. However, if you have a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in your...

28 Nov 2020 2:00 pm
Google shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' running on Stadia at 4K

Weve seen gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on RTX-equipped PCs, the previous generation of consoles, as well as the PS5 and Xbox Series X through backward compatibility. And now you can get a sense of what the game looks like on Google Sta...

28 Nov 2020 3:30 am
The best deals on computer and phone accessories for Black Friday

Many of us tend to buy computer and phone accessories at the last minute a charging brick when you forgot yours at home, a wireless mouse on a whim when youre sick of using your laptops trackpad and the like. But investing in a few solid tech acc...

28 Nov 2020 2:51 am
DJIs Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal kit with tripod drops to $89 for Black Friday

A gimbal is one of the best ways to make your smartphone footage look more professional, and as it just so happens one of the best ones you can buy is on sale for Black Friday. Amazon and B&H have discounted the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 combo kit to $89...

28 Nov 2020 2:28 am
Spotify taps big-name musicians to help test Instagram-like stories

If youre in the festive spirit and youre already listening to seasonal music, you might have noticed Spotify's Christmas Hits playlist is looking a little different. The company updated its mammoth mix of holiday songs early Friday. If you open it...

28 Nov 2020 1:55 am
Facebook's Libra currency could debut in a limited form early next year

Facebook controversial Libra cryptocurrency could launch as early as January, according to the Financial Times, but it appears the project has once again scaled back its ambitions.When the Libra Association, the consortium Facebook co-founded to ove...

28 Nov 2020 1:30 am
The Black Friday deals on subscription services that are worth your money

If youve become overwhelmed with the number of subscription services there are now, youre not alone. Its pretty easy to pay for a dozen or more services every month, and that cost quickly adds up. However, Black Friday is a good time to check to s...

28 Nov 2020 1:27 am
Get a lifetime of Rosetta Stone on sale for Black Friday

There are plenty of good reasons to continue learning and growing as we go through life, from refining our skills and making new relationships to broadening our understanding of the world around us. With social distancing keeping many of us stuck at...

28 Nov 2020 12:25 am
The best robot vacuum and smart home deals you can get for Black Friday

Black Friday offers a number of good opportunities to up your smart-home game. Over the past couple of years, weve seen more good deals each year on things like smart light bulbs, robot vacuums and more during the holiday season. And thats in addit...

28 Nov 2020 12:10 am
A bunch of gaming peripherals are deeply discounted for Black Friday

There are so many things you could get the gamer in your life for the holidays that we devoted an entire gift guide to just that. But admittedly, even some of the most compact peripherals can be quite expensive. Thankfully, a number of good options a...

27 Nov 2020 11:15 pm
AOC will return to Twitch tonight for another round of 'Among Us'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to make her return to Twitch tonight for another round of Among Us. She'll join forces with MP Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, for her second live stream on the platform. Canadian Mem...

27 Nov 2020 10:42 pm
IKEA's smart home system now supports scenes

IKEA is filling an important feature gap in its smart home system. The Verge reports that IKEA is adding scene support to Home Smart through a firmware update (1.12.31) for its Tradfri gateways, making it easy to control multiple devices at once with...

27 Nov 2020 10:30 pm
The best deals on smartwatches and wearables for Black Friday

We all could use a little help staying active, especially now when many of us are staying home more and more. Thats arguably the most obvious reason to get a smartwatch, but these wearables have grown over the past few years to do other things, too,...

27 Nov 2020 9:45 pm
18 deals you don't want to miss this Black Friday

Black Friday equals primetime holiday shopping, and this roundup of 18 incredible deals won't disappoint. For a limited time only, get an extra 20% off physical products, 40% off apps and software and 70% off eLearning deals with the specified coupon...

27 Nov 2020 9:30 pm
Belkins new wireless charger tries to do what AirPower promised

Wireless charging has stuck around, despite the fact that, compared to its wired counterpart, its slower, less efficient and theres the chance that you might incorrectly place your phone (or other wireless-charging compatible devices) and not charg...

27 Nov 2020 9:30 pm
OnePlus 7T drops to record low $300 in B&H Photo's Black Friday sale

If youre pining for OnePlus early days, when you could buy a reasonably speedy phone for the price of a budget model, we have good news though youll need to act quickly. B&H Photo is selling an unlocked (if T-Mobile oriented) OnePlus 7T at a...

27 Nov 2020 9:00 pm
The best laptop deals we could find for Black Friday

As many continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, our laptops have become increasingly more important to our professional and personal lives. Black Friday is one of the best times to shop for a new laptop if you need something a bit more...

27 Nov 2020 8:20 pm
The headphone, speaker and audio deals worth looking at on Black Friday

Headphones and speakers are always popular holiday shopping items because many people put them on their wish lists, but also because they make great gifts even for those that are hard to shop for. Thats also not to mention that the best of the best...

27 Nov 2020 7:17 pm
Engadget readers can get $150 off Segways Kickscooter Max at Wellbots

If youre looking for a way to expand your mobility options through the pandemic, look no further. Wellbots is offering a special discount on the Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max only for Engadget readers. Typically you can expect to pay $799 for the e...

27 Nov 2020 6:30 pm
Here are all of the Apple devices on sale for Black Friday

Apples had a busy couple of months recently: with three virtual events and a number of new products released (including new Macs with Apple-developed chips), the company has a number of gadget you might be looking for deals on this Black Friday. As...

27 Nov 2020 6:15 pm
The Morning After: The best Black Friday deals so far

Black Friday has begun. For a lot of retailers, it began at midnight on the dot. For others, it started yesterday. The best Black Friday deals from yesterday, hah, can be found here, and include cheap AirPods Pro, TVs, Sony headphones and a tempting...

27 Nov 2020 5:50 pm
The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

Black Friday is officially upon us. If youre shocked, dont worry so are we. Its surprisingly partially because that means November is almost over, but even more so because weve been living through weeks of on-and-off tech deals already. 2020s...

27 Nov 2020 5:30 pm
Bitwig Studio's latest update adds an easy-to-use hybrid modular synth

After coming out in beta earlier this year, Bitwig Studio 3.3 is now available to download. The headline feature of the new release is Polymer, a hybrid modular synth that Bitwig says makes it easy to start creating production-worthy sounds. All yo...

27 Nov 2020 2:12 pm
UK urges tech companies to help tackle excessive e-waste in damning report

A damning report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) claims the UK falls well behind other countries in managing electronic waste. Committee members also suggested major companies such as Amazon and Apple discourage recyclin...

27 Nov 2020 10:51 am
The UK is creating a new agency to regulate Big Tech

The UK plans to create a new agency to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook. Starting in April 2021, the newly minted Digital Markets Unit (DMU), which will be a part of the countrys existing Competition and Markets Authority (C...

27 Nov 2020 8:40 am
Amazon will give its US frontline workers a $300 holiday bonus

Amazon plans to give its frontline employees who help it through the busy holiday shopping season a special bonus (via CNET). The company will give full-time US employees who work December 1st through to December 31st an extra $300 at the end of the...

27 Nov 2020 6:53 am
The best Black Friday tech deals that are already available

Its felt like Black Friday has been upon us for the past few weeks but now were actually only a couple hours from the biggest shopping day of the year. 2020 has been a different year for many reasons, but retailers have continued with a trend tha...

27 Nov 2020 3:15 am
Scientists find neutrinos from star fusion for the first time

Researchers have effectively confirmed one of the most important theories in star physics. NBC News reports that a team at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics has detected neutrinos traced back to star fusion for the first time. The sc...

27 Nov 2020 2:30 am
'Mechwarrior 5' will arrive on Xbox in spring 2021

Piranha Games had planned to release an expansion for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries along with Steam and GOG versions of the game on December 10th. However, its pushing those back to the spring, in large part to avoid the juggernaut that is Cyberpunk 2...

27 Nov 2020 12:30 am
Top Black Friday deals on cloud storage

Digital files play a significant role in everyday life, whether for work, school or a creative hobby. That's part of why we hold onto them so dearly; yet, doing so leads to a slow computer over time. As you already know, one easy and surefire way to...

27 Nov 2020 12:25 am
Amazon workers plan Black Friday strikes and protests in 15 countries

Amazon warehouse workers in several countries are planning to carry out strikes and protests on Black Friday, one of the biggest sales events of the year for the company. Among other things, they'll call on Amazon to improve pay and safety conditions...

26 Nov 2020 11:42 pm
Germany's national rail operator will experiment with hydrogen trains

Germanys national rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that its developing a hydrogen-powered train with an eye to replacing diesel trains, CNBC has reported. The firm is teaming with Siemens Mobility on a new train, called the Mireo Plus...

26 Nov 2020 11:01 pm
Our favorite toys under $100 to look out for on Black Friday

Black Friday is coming soon, which means that if you havent already, its time to start picking out toys and games to give your kids this holiday season. Of course, things are looking a bit different this year and were all spending more time indoor...

26 Nov 2020 10:30 pm
AirPods fall to $110 in run-up to Black Friday

If you havent picked up a pair of AirPods yet, nows the time to do so. Apples popular wireless earbuds have been discounted to $110 just hours before Black Friday begins. Amazons product page lists AirPods for $119, but theres an automatically a...

26 Nov 2020 10:09 pm
Apple may move some production to Vietnam to avoid trade tensions

Your next Apple device might not come from China. A Reuters source claims Apples primary contract manufacturer, Foxconn, is moving some iPad and MacBook production to Vietnam to diversify production and reduce the potential damage from the ongoing t...

26 Nov 2020 9:30 pm
Apple's entry-level iPad returns to $299 for Black Friday

Apple debuted a new version of its base-level iPad a couple of months ago, and quickly afterwards, it saw its first discount. Well that $299 sale price has returned ahead of Black Friday the space gray iPad is down to $299 on Amazon, which is $30 l...

26 Nov 2020 9:20 pm
Apple's Intel-powered MacBook Air falls to $799 ahead of Black Friday

Apple just launched new M1-powered machines a few weeks ago, ushering in a new era for Mac computers. However, you can still get Intel-powered Mac laptops and desktops, and itll be a while before Apple full transitions all of its machines to its own...

26 Nov 2020 8:53 pm
Playing psychotherapist to a troubled AI in 'Syntherapy'

In the visual novel Syntherapy, everyone has a complex: The president of the university, the Clippy-like OS assistant and especially the depressed AI who youve been sent to help. Not to mention the protagonist.Set about 20 years in the future, the g...

26 Nov 2020 8:30 pm
Audi's next-gen Formula E racer has a tiny and efficient powertrain

Audis latest Formula E car delivers a big boost in efficiency and weight savings, the company announced (as seen by CNET). The E-Tron FE07 shares the same carbon-fiber body, 18-inch Michelin road tires and 52 kWh McLaren battery with other teams. Ho...

26 Nov 2020 7:30 pm
The Morning After: Black Friday deals on TVs, SSDs and more

While many of us are on our Thanksgiving break, Engadgets commerce editor Valentina Palladino and the rest of the team are focused on the days immediately following. Well have ongoing updates about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you might be i...

26 Nov 2020 6:25 pm
The best microSD card, SSD and other storage deals we found for Black Friday

Hard drives, portable SSDs, microSD cards and the like are not usually first on peoples wish lists but you often cant go wrong if you gift one to your tech-savvy friends. No one will argue with more smartphone storage to hold hundreds of photos or...

26 Nov 2020 5:30 pm
Comcast is hiking TV and internet prices in 2021

Youll have to pay more for Comcasts services starting next year. The company will raise its prices for both cable TV and internet, and according to a price list posted on Reddit, theyll be effective as soon as January 1st, 2021. According to the p...

26 Nov 2020 3:31 pm
Amazon cuts the price of its Fire HD Tablets in the run-up to Black Friday

These days, you dont need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy tablet, especially if its really just used as a screen. Its a role ideally-suited to Amazons Fire series of devices that deliver a solid experience but wont break the bank. In the...

26 Nov 2020 10:35 am
Amazon discounts the Kindle Paperwhite to $85 for Black Friday

If the pandemic has helped you rediscover the joy of reading, Amazons latest Kindle deal may be exactly what youre looking for. For Black Friday, the retailer has discounted the base 8GB Paperwhite with ads by $45 to $85. Thats the same price the...

26 Nov 2020 10:31 am
DoorDash to settle DC lawsuit over unfair tipping practices for $2.5 million

DoorDash has agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations that it used customers tips to subsidize delivery drivers base pay in Washington, DC. If youll recall, the attorney general for the District of Columbia sued the company last year, acc...

26 Nov 2020 10:29 am
'Star Wars Squadrons' next-gen update brings 4K, 120 FPS tweaks

Assassins Creed isnt the only game getting a key update for the new consoles today, as EA pushed an update for Star Wars Squadrons. As previously announced, this update brings a slew of upgrades to players on next-gen systems. On PS5, that includes...

26 Nov 2020 7:18 am
AirPods Pro are down to a new low of $169 ahead of Black Friday

This might be the AirPods Pro deal to snag for Black Friday this year and we still have a few more days before Black Friday actually arrives. Walmart and Amazon currently have the AirPods Pro for $169, which is a new record low. Theyve dropped to...

26 Nov 2020 5:25 am
AC Valhalla patch brings a performance mode toggle to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Ubisoft is releasing the next major patch for Assassins Creed Valhalla. Tomorrow youll be able to download the games 1.04 update. It comes with a host of improvements, but the most notable addition is a new...

26 Nov 2020 4:23 am