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AMC's free streaming TV includes 'The Walking Dead' and 'MST3K'

AMC is joining the ranks of high-profile TV networks in streaming shows for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. To start, it's making the first half of The Walking Dead's tenth season free to watch from the AMC website and apps until May 1st....

5 Apr 2020 8:58 am
UK phone masts attacked over bogus 5G coronavirus conspiracies

Unfounded beliefs about 5G are leading to real damage to the UK's telecom network. People have torched cellular towers in multiple parts of the country in attacks possibly linked to debunked conspiracy theories claiming that 5G masts could play...

5 Apr 2020 6:50 am
Apple may bring 'real' home screen widgets to iOS 14

Widgets have been present in iOS for years, but they're usually on a dedicated screen rather than wherever you want them to be, as with Android. Soon, however, you might have that flexibility. As part of an ongoing string of code leaks, 9to5Mac...

5 Apr 2020 4:52 am
E3 will return June 15th, 2021

The Entertainment Software Association may have cancelled E3 2020 due to COVID-19, but it's still committed to holding an event next year. The organization has announced that E3 will return between June 15th and June 17th, 2021. It characterize...

5 Apr 2020 3:21 am
Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR

Apple's augmented reality plans may have received a quiet but important boost.The 9to5Mac team claims that Apple is the midst of acquiring virtual event broadcasting company NextVR in a deal worth about $100 million. While the deal hasn't clo...

5 Apr 2020 2:05 am
Amazon reportedly in talks to test warehouse workers for COVID-19

Amazon might follow up its COVID-19 safety measures with full-fledged testing for the associated virus. Reuters has obtained notes that reportedly reveal discussions with Abbott and Thermo Fisher about the prospect of testing warehouse workers, incl...

5 Apr 2020 12:50 am
Google Search will highlight government's COVID-19 announcements

Google will make announcements related to the coronavirus pandemic a lot more visible within Search results. The tech giant has introduced a way for websites to highlight special announcements, so that people can instantly see COVID-19-related inform...

4 Apr 2020 11:32 pm
ESPN2 will air 12 hours of esports coverage on April 5th

TV networks are already trying to fill the void in sports coverage left by the COVID-19 pandemic, but ESPN is going all-out. The broadcaster's ESPN2 channel is airing a 12-hour ESPN Esports Day on April 5th starting at 12PM Eastern, and there wi...

4 Apr 2020 10:16 pm
Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to keep trolls out

Zoom will make a couple of important security changes in an effort to prevent trolls from crashing shared video calls on the app. To be exact, it will require passwords to enter calls and will switch on waiting rooms by default starting on April 5th....

4 Apr 2020 8:58 pm
Recommended Reading: Inside the PlayStation 5 with Mark Cerny

PlayStation 5 uncovered: The Mark Cerny tech deep dive Richard Leadbetter, Eurogamer If you're craving even more explanation on the PlayStation 5 than lead architect Mark Cerny shared during his in-depth chat a couple weeks ago, get comfy. Eur...

4 Apr 2020 7:30 pm
The Morning After: Apple's iPad turns 10

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Engadget's review of the first iPad ten years ago lauded its potential, even if the first version of tablet software couldn't do much for one's productivity. Since then, Apple has slowly gotten aroun...

4 Apr 2020 6:45 pm
'Artemis Fowl' will debut on Disney+

Disney has adjusted the theatrical release dates for its biggest upcoming movies this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, except for Artemis Fowl. Instead of pushing back its opening date from May 29th to a later one, the entertainment giant won&#3...

4 Apr 2020 1:49 pm
Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation

With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft's product that has been at th...

4 Apr 2020 9:03 am
Google rolls back Chrome feature that blocks cross-site tracking

Google is temporarily rolling back a feature it launched with Chrome 80 to make sure it doesn't break websites in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in February, the tech giant started enforcing a new cookie classification system that wa...

4 Apr 2020 5:46 am
Apple's latest acquisition could help Siri understand what you're saying

The battle between AI voice assistants continues to rage on, and now Apple has acquired a tech firm, Voysis, that is all about helping computers understand natural language. As reported by Bloomberg, the firm's now-deleted website said it could p...

4 Apr 2020 4:41 am
FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block COVID-19 scam robocalls

The US government's quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that gateway providers cut off COVID-19-related scam robocalls of overseas origin within 48 hours or else fa...

4 Apr 2020 2:29 am
Blackmagic's pro livestreaming switcher can broadcast without software

If you're devoted enough to livestreaming that you want the kind of features you'd expect from a TV studio, Blackmagic might have your back. It's releasing the ATEM Mini Pro, an enhanced version of the ATEM Mini switcher that's focus...

4 Apr 2020 1:41 am
Porsche's virtual race series starts tomorrow with pro drivers at the wheel

It's not just multi-manufacturer racing leagues like NASCAR going digital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Porsche is livestreaming its Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition starting on April 4th at 10AM Eastern, when drivers take to a digital version o...

4 Apr 2020 1:21 am
The forgotten dream of second-screen gaming

The original iPad came out on April 3rd, 2010, at a time when most smartphone manufacturers were making the awkward transition from full QWERTY keyboards to touchscreen-only devices. Apple sold 1 million iPads in that first month, and by the end of 2...

4 Apr 2020 1:00 am
The latest iPad Pro disables mics when its case is closed

These days, any connected device with a microphone could arguably be treated with suspicion, from smart speakers to phones to computers. Apple helped to address privacy concerns in 2018 by adding a feature that disconnects MacBook microphones when th...

4 Apr 2020 12:35 am
Deadpool is Fortnite's latest playable crossover cameo

While he's been in the periphery of the game since the start of the current season, Deadpool is finally making his way to Fortnite proper. If you purchased this season's battle pass, you can obtain the skin by finding the mercenary's two...

4 Apr 2020 12:14 am
This week's best deals: Sonos speakers, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and more

As another week comes to a close, were recapping the deals you can still grab now. A major highlight is Sonos sale on a trio of speakers the Beam, the One, and the One SL that brings prices down to Black-Friday lows. Gamers can grab a 6-month X...

3 Apr 2020 11:50 pm
Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren't

Apple's original iPad went on sale ten years ago today, which means that it's been ten years since people finally started taking tablets seriously. Hyperbole? Not really.The idea of a tablet computer had been kicked around for years, fueled in large...

3 Apr 2020 11:30 pm
SoundCloud has a new way to help users directly support musicians

Musicians who rely on concert ticket sales are hurting -- shows across the world have been cancelled, leaving bands with little recourse. Thankfully, platforms like Bandcamp and SoundCloud have been softening the blow. The latter is allowing musician...

3 Apr 2020 10:53 pm
Twitter is rushing to verify health experts

Twitter is making good on its promise to verify more health experts. Since the company said it would expand verification two weeks ago, more than 1,000 accounts have received the coveted blue checkmark, according to a company spokesperson. The accoun...

3 Apr 2020 10:30 pm
FCC approves $200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services

The FCC has approved $200 million in telehealth funding for healthcare providers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. With federal funding made available through the CARES Act, the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will help providers pay for the broadb...

3 Apr 2020 10:14 pm
A sequel to beloved indie game 'Rogue Legacy' is in the works

What at first seemed like a potential April Fool's joke has turned out to be real: almost seven years after the original came out, Cellar Door Games has confirmed it's working on a Rogue Legacy sequel. The indie studio didn't share a rele...

3 Apr 2020 9:53 pm
Engadget readers look back on the original iPad

Today is the tenth anniversary of the iPad, which means you are probably not reading this post on an original iPad. After all, 10 years is a long time in the world of tech and youve probably moved on to bigger and better things by now, like the mos...

3 Apr 2020 9:00 pm
Google Fi temporarily increases data limits to 30GB per month

Like the major telecom providers, Google recognizes that people are spending more time on their phones during the coronavirus pandemic. To help meet that demand, Google Fi is doubling the data its customers can use before they are downgraded to 2G sp...

3 Apr 2020 8:54 pm
Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: Backyard grillmaster training

WiFi-enabled pellet grills are a backyard luxury for aspiring pitmasters. They not only allow you to remotely monitor temperature, but to adjust settings from your phone. However, they're a significant investment, and not everyone is keen on usin...

3 Apr 2020 8:30 pm
Tribeca Film Festival is bringing its VR films to Oculus headsets

Just like pretty much every other event for the foreseeable future, the Tribeca Film Festival isn't taking place as it normally would after organizers postponed it from April. However, the festival is joining SXSW in making some of its programmin...

3 Apr 2020 8:30 pm
Lyft will provide free scooter rides to critical workers

Last week, Lyft announced that it would provide free bike rides for healthcare workers in New York City, Chicago, the Bay Area and Boston who are helping to keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The company is expanding its efforts to...

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
Get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $40 at Newegg

If you play games with your Xbox One frequently, there's a good chance you already have Game Pass Ultimate. Now is an excellent opportunity to top up your subscription at an affordable price. Newegg is offering a total of six months of Xbox Game...

3 Apr 2020 7:40 pm
How Amazon turned Simon Stlenhags Tales from the Loop into a TV show

Simon Stlenhag isn't a household name. But if you like robots and Scandinavian design, you've probably seen his work on the internet. The Swedish artist, musician and designer is known for producing images that combine rural or suburban life with fl...

3 Apr 2020 7:30 pm
Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection

Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it's comfor...

3 Apr 2020 7:21 pm
GoPro's Max gets much-needed 360 time lapse features

While the world remains on lockdown, your GoPro might feel a little neglected. But if you own a Max, you might want to keep it handy. The 360 camera is getting a firmware update that adds a few features that were missing at launch. Most notably the a...

3 Apr 2020 6:32 pm
Engadget Podcast: Keeping fit with tech at home

Were weeks into stay-at-home life, and some of us are atrophying. Devindra and Cherlynn have spent the last few weeks looking into how tech has enabled us to work, get medicine, see doctors, find sanity and sustain our mental health from home. This...

3 Apr 2020 6:00 pm
Disney+ will stop cropping old 'Simpsons' episodes in May

With Disney acquiring Fox, the entire Simpsons catalog came to Disney+ streaming, which was great for fans of the show. However, after learning nothing from FXX, Disney aired the pre-2009 seasons in widescreen rather than the original 4:3 format. Tha...

3 Apr 2020 5:31 pm
The Morning After: Is there a new iPhone SE around the corner?

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Companies around the world are being affected by COVID-19 right now. Game developers, smartphone makers -- everyone is scrambling to figure out what, if anything, they can do to support their employees and keep...

3 Apr 2020 5:30 pm
The fight to save the UK's only permanent video game museum

The UK's National Videogame Museum (NVM) is under threat. The site in Sheffield the only permanent museum dedicated to video game culture in the UK is one of many brick-and-mortar businesses that have been forced to close their doors during t...

3 Apr 2020 4:30 pm
Apple Stores in the US will remain closed until early May

If youre in the US, dont expect your nearest Apple Store to reopen anytime soon. In a memo obtained by Bloomberg, Apple SVP Deirdre OBrien told retail employees that its retail stores will remain closed until early May due to the coronavirus outbr...

3 Apr 2020 4:00 pm
Google's COVID-19 reports show where people are obeying stay-at-home orders

Google has unveiled the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in an effort to help public health officials understand how people are moving about in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reports show location data from folks who have agreed to shar...

3 Apr 2020 3:20 pm
'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' multiplayer is free this weekend

Smitten by Call of Duty: Warzone, but not sure if the rebooted Modern Warfare is worth the price of admission? Good news: for three days, the multiplayer portion of Infinity Ward's latest shooter is going free-to-play. Download Warzone (if you haven'...

3 Apr 2020 2:12 pm
Instacart will provide shoppers with free masks and hand sanitizers

Instacart will start distributing free health and safety kit to its full-service shoppers next week. The move likely comes as a response to the walkout workers staged a few days ago to protest the company's inadequate safety measures against the...

3 Apr 2020 12:38 pm
Tesla reports best ever first quarter production and delivery numbers

Tesla has announced a record-breaking quarter for the company when it comes to vehicle production and delivery. The automaker manufactured 102,672 and delivered 88,400 vehicles in the first quarter of 2020 ending on March 31st. Tesla called these res...

3 Apr 2020 11:03 am
'iPhone SE 2020' rumored to launch soon

Especially because it seems like high-end phones are getting bigger and more expensive, there's been a lot of interest in rumors over the last year or so that Apple will release another value-priced model. The iPhone SE provided strong performanc...

3 Apr 2020 9:28 am
Honda will build two EVs based on GM battery technology

Honda will launch two new EVs for model year 2024 in the US and Canada, and they'll both be based on GM's EV platform. According to GM EVP Doug Parks, the automakers have teamed up to achieve an "all-electric future" and to deliver...

3 Apr 2020 5:58 am
Apple hints at item-tracking AirTags in support video

You don't have to rely on rumors or buried code to know that Apple is working on a tracking tag -- the company has inadvertently spoiled its plans. Appleosophy spotted an Apple support video (unsurprisingly removed) that hints at offline Find My...

3 Apr 2020 4:59 am
HBO's free streaming includes 'The Wire' and its Theranos documentary

As efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus by encouraging social distancing stretch into another week, HBO has opened up its library for some free viewing. Not everything is available -- non-subscribers can't catch up on Game of Thrones yet -- but...

3 Apr 2020 4:30 am
Apex Legends' brings back duos and Kings Canyon permanently

The next Apex Legends event is about to get underway and while that might only last for a few weeks, Respawn is bringing back a couple of key features on a permanent basis. The original Kings Canyon map will join the current World's Edge arena on...

3 Apr 2020 2:38 am