• Google Stadia will have 10 more games at launch
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    Google Stadia will have 10 more games at launch

    After first announcing that its cloud-streaming Stadia game service would launch with just 12 titles, Google has nearly doubled that number, according to a tweet from Stadia boss Phil Harrison. The service will now arrive with 10 additional games, bringing the total to 22. The list now includes Football

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: 5 Tech and Design Details That Stood Out
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    Ford Mustang Mach-E: 5 Tech and Design Details That Stood Out

    Ford finally showed the world its highly anticipated all-electric crossover, the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which was unveiled Sunday at the Hawthorne Airport and in Tesla's backyard, marks a series of firsts for Ford and the Mustang badge. It's the first vehicle to come out of Team Edison

  • Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors
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    Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors

    Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet company Opera, OPay will use the funds to scale in Nigeria and expand its payments product to Kenya, Ghana and South Africa — Opera's CFO Frode

  • Yahoo Japan and Line Corp confirm merger agreement
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    Yahoo Japan and Line Corp confirm merger agreement

    SoftBank Corp announced today that it has reached an agreement to merge with Z Holdings (the SoftBank subsidiary formerly known as Yahoo Japan) and Line Corp, in a move they hope will better position them against competitors. SoftBank and Naver, the owner of Line, will each hold 50% of a new holding

  • Stanford's new tech-laden hospital includes pill-picking robots
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    Stanford's new tech-laden hospital includes pill-picking robots

    Technology only seems to find its way into hospitals in fits and starts. Stanford, however, is about to find out what happens when you build a tech-oriented hospital from the ground up. The university has opened a new hospital in Stanford Health Care's campus that aims to be as capable and connected

  • Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles
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    Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles

    Instagram is taking action against a stalker-friendly app that makes Like Patrol seem modest. The social network confirmed to Android Police that it was sending a cease and desist request to Ghosty, an Android app built to show you private Instagram profiles without permission. That would be enough

  • Ford unveils the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover with muscle car roots
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    Ford unveils the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover with muscle car roots

    Ford unveiled Sunday ahead of the LA Auto Show the Mustang Mach-E, the highly anticipated all-electric crossover and the first vehicle to come out of Team Edison, the automaker's dedicated electric vehicle organization. In short: the Mustang Mach-E is different from any other Ford vehicle without

  • Ford’s Mustang Mach-E straddles the world of EVs, SUVs and muscle cars
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    Ford’s Mustang Mach-E straddles the world of EVs, SUVs and muscle cars

    The Mustang is the official muscle car of the United States. The keyword here is car and that's why it's odd that Ford decided to call its new electric vehicle the Mustang Mach-E, when it's clearly not a car. It's a crossover with hints of Mustang design. While the name is perplexing,

  • HP rejects Xerox buyout offer, at least for now
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    HP rejects Xerox buyout offer, at least for now

    HP has been receiving buyout offers as of late, but it's not ready to lose its independence -- at least, not yet. The tech pioneer has rejected a Xerox proposal to buy the company for $22 per share, arguing that the current offer "undervalues" HP and isn't in shareholders' "

  • TikTok's owner may be readying a streaming music service
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    TikTok's owner may be readying a streaming music service

    No, TikTok's owner still isn't done dipping its toes into other categories. Financial Times sources claim ByteDance is planning an on-demand streaming music service with, as you might expect, a social media hook. The app would reportedly include a collection of short, searchable video clips

  • Original Content podcast: Disney's 'Mandalorian' is never boring
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    Original Content podcast: Disney's 'Mandalorian' is never boring

    On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we discuss our initial reactions to the new streaming service. It turns out that we had fairly different responses: Anthony was impressed by the breadth of the content library (nearly every Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars film, along with 30

  • Northzone raises new $500M fund to back startups in Europe (and the East Coast, US)
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    Northzone raises new $500M fund to back startups in Europe (and the East Coast, US)

    Geographically, Northzone is targeting Europe and the East Coast of the U.S., and is eyeing up early-stage consumer and enterprise companies that are addressing "large and established industries saddled with legacy technology". Hello Fresh co-founder Jessica Schultz and Dots co-founder Paul

  • Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation
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    Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

    There's literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth's orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to the launch of SpaceX's first 60 production Starlink satellites. Some of the 'New Space' companies are

  • Google Maps will help you discover cities by following Local Guides
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    Google Maps will help you discover cities by following Local Guides

    Google has a new strategy for helping you discover new restaurants: it's getting some of its most active contributors to show you around. The search firm has unveiled a test feature that will let you follow top Local Guides to see where they're going and what they recommend. Tap "follow

  • President Trump will visit Apple's Mac Pro factory on November 20th
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    President Trump will visit Apple's Mac Pro factory on November 20th

    Apple is determined to win as as many tariff exemptions as it can, it seems. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will visit Apple's Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas on November 20th, backing up rumors of an impending tour. It's not clear if Tim Cook or other Apple executives

  • TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack
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    TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack

    It was the one of the best phishing emails we've seen... that wasn't. Phishing remains one of the most popular attack choices for scammers. Enter TriNet, a human resources giant, which this week became the poster child for how how to make a genuine email to its customers look inadvertently

  • Air racing tournament unveils an all-electric sports aircraft
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    Air racing tournament unveils an all-electric sports aircraft

    The electric aircraft seen to date have focused more on raw utility than thrill-seeking, but that's about to change very shortly. Air Race E, an air racing tournament backed by Airbus, has formally unveiled what it bills as the first electric race aircraft. The Condor Aviation-made White Lightning

  • Bored of the coins

    Bored of the coins

    Something strange is afoot in the world of cryptocurrencies. For the first time since Satoshi dropped Bitcoin on us like a benevolent bomb, this painfully new, highly bizarre field has become ... well ... boring.

  • Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests
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    Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests

    Iran is trying an all-too-familiar tactic to hinder protests: cut the lines of communication. The Iranian government has shut down nearly all internet access in the country amidst mounting protests that began over a 50 percent hike in fuel prices and now encompass wider dissent. There are pockets of

  • After Math: Everything's coming up Disney
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    After Math: Everything's coming up Disney

    It's been a big week for Disney. The company finally launched its streaming platform, Disney+, to great fanfare. At the same time, Star Wars: Fallen Order, another Disney-owned IP, launched on Friday for the PC and consoles. But who has time for video games when there's nearly 70 years of nostalgia

  • mTiny robot review: Screen-free coding for kids
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    mTiny robot review: Screen-free coding for kids

    My five- and seven-year-old constantly fight over who gets the iPad first. We have one, and they get to use it in tiny doses, usually when I'm at my wit's end. Their favorite app? ScratchJr, MIT's go-to coding tool for kids. They like to code. No. They love to code, like the good little 21st-century

  • Iran shuts down country's internet in the wake of fuel protests
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    Iran shuts down country's internet in the wake of fuel protests

    Iran, one of the countries most strongly identified with the rise cyber terrorism and malicious hacking, appears now to be using an iron fist to turn on its own. The country has reportedly shut down nearly all internet access in the country in retaliation to escalating protests that were originally

  • BioWare may revamp 'Anthem' in a bid to save it
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    BioWare may revamp 'Anthem' in a bid to save it

    There's no question that BioWare has struggled with Anthem between bugs and basic mechanics, and has made significant gameplay changes in a bid to keep its shared world shooter alive. However, the developer might soon resort to more drastic measures. Kotaku sources say BioWare and EA are readying

  • Simpsons World shuts down as episodes move to Disney+
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    Simpsons World shuts down as episodes move to Disney+

    You knew Simpsons World wouldn't last much longer when Disney+ claimed The Simpsons as a streaming exclusive, but you might not have expected the end to be so... abrupt. Simpsons World has promptly shut down, making Disney+ the only place to watch every episode even though it's barely available

  • Aibo update lets you program your robot puppy's actions
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    Aibo update lets you program your robot puppy's actions

    Not happy with what Sony's reborn Aibo can do? You now have the power to make it do more. Sony has rolled out a 2.50 update for the robot dog that enables, among other things, a web-based interface for programming actions. Beginners can use a visual programming kit that uses blocks to create actions