• Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max
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    Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max

    There have already been signs that the 737 Max's fatal safety flaw may have stemmed from misunderstandings, and now investigators appear to have more tangible evidence of this. Boeing has confirmed to Reuters that it gave the FAA instant messages indicating that pilots may have misled regulators

  • Twitch viewers can subscribe to streamers on iOS
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    Twitch viewers can subscribe to streamers on iOS

    Twitch users on iOS can now subscribe to their favorite streamers directly from the app. It'll offer the same benefits of subscribing on desktop, including ad-free viewing, sub badges, channel emotes and sub-only chat, as well as supporting the partner or affiliate monetarily.

  • Alphabet's Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.
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    Alphabet's Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

    Alphabet-owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, and their first customers are Michael and Kelly Collver

  • Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg has thoughts on free speech
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    Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg has thoughts on free speech

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. 1. Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want? Among his arguments: China is exporting its social values, political ads are an important part of free expression and the definition of dangerous

  • 'Okami' veterans want to make a sequel
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    'Okami' veterans want to make a sequel

    After years of remasters and ports, Okami is finally getting a sequel... well, maybe. Two veterans from the game who now work at Platinum Games, director Hideki Kamiya and Ikumi Nakamura (the star of Bethesda's E3 presentation), have posted a video declaring that "Okami is going to be back&

  • Harley-Davidson has resumed production of the LiveWire
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    Harley-Davidson has resumed production of the LiveWire

    Harley-Davidson has resumed production and deliveries of its electric LiveWire motorcycle after determining an issue with charging was isolated to a single vehicle. HD halted production and delivery of its first electric motorcycle earlier this week after discovering what it described at the time as

  • Judge refuses to block the release of ‘The Laundromat’ on Netflix
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    Judge refuses to block the release of ‘The Laundromat’ on Netflix

    A judge in Connecticut has refused to block the release of The Laundromat, which arrived on Netflix today. Earlier this week, the lawyers portrayed in the film filed a defamation claim, arguing that the movie unfairly cast them in a negative light. As Deadline reports, Judge Janet Bond Arterton has refused

  • $35B face data lawsuit against Facebook will proceed
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    $35B face data lawsuit against Facebook will proceed

    Facebook just lost a battle in its war to stop a $35 billion class action lawsuit regarding alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. Now the case will go to trial unless the Supreme Court intercedes. The suit alleges that Illinois citizens didn't consent to having their uploaded

  • Bloomberg Beta, now six years old, closes its third $75 million fund
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    Bloomberg Beta, now six years old, closes its third $75 million fund

    Bloomberg Beta, a San Francisco-based outfit that uses Bloomberg LP's money to make bets on startups, has closed its third fund with $75 million, according to Roy Bahat, who'd previously run the online media company IGN and who operates the fund as an equal partnership with Karin Klein and James

  • ‘Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville’ is available today
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    ‘Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville’ is available today

    The latest game in the long running Plants vs. Zombies series has arrived for PS4, Xbox and PC. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a third-person shooter, but it's cartoony enough for older children; EA calls it "our biggest and most accessible shooter ever." Players can compete

  • The best baby gadgets for new parents
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    The best baby gadgets for new parents

    The road to parenthood is paved with endless anxiety and preparation. You have countless choices to make, and in the heat of the moment, they all seem like life-and-death decisions.

  • Lincoln's Corsair feels like Navigator luxury in a smaller package
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    Lincoln's Corsair feels like Navigator luxury in a smaller package

    Lincoln's goal of filling its lineup with luxury SUVs continues. With the Corsair (starting at $36,940, it's the newest and tiniest SUV in the automaker's lineup), Lincoln has entered the small SUV market as a vehicle that cares more about the occupants being comfortable than trying to be

  • Mark Hurd, former HP CEO, has died at 62
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    Mark Hurd, former HP CEO, has died at 62

    Mark Hurd, the now-former co-CEO of Oracle has died, according to CNBC. Oracle has yet to comment on Hurd's death, and the email that the company sent to employees provides few clues. However, just last month, Hurd announced a medical leave of absence from the company. He was 62.

  • A month on, Apple Arcade is too cheap to quit
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    A month on, Apple Arcade is too cheap to quit

    It's been almost exactly a month since Apple Arcade launched. That means that a lot of free trials are about to expire, and it's time to decide: Is it actually worth your $5 a month? Like you, a number of Engadget editors have been testing out Arcade's various games in our spare time and,

  • YellowHeart allows musicians and concert organizers to take more control of resold tickets
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    YellowHeart allows musicians and concert organizers to take more control of resold tickets

    YellowHeart is trying to solve a problem that should be familiar to anyone who's ever tried to buy a ticket for a popular concert: Those tickets will often get snatched up by scalpers, who then resell them at a much higher price. In fact, the startup's CEO, Josh Katz, said he founded the company

  • Former Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has passed away
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    Former Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has passed away

    Mark Hurd, who until last month was one of two CEOs leading the database software giant Oracle, has passed away at age 62, one month after telling employees in a letter that he was taking a leave of absence owing to health reasons. Staffers, who were notified that Hurd died earlier this morning, have

  • IKEA begins selling its smart blinds in some US stores
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    IKEA begins selling its smart blinds in some US stores

    The downright confusing saga that is IKEA's rollout of its FYRTUR blackout smart blinds in the US continues. The company had initially planned to release them stateside on April 1st, before delaying the launch to October 1st. The appointed date then came and went and the blinds were nowhere to be

  • The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?
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    The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?

    Google is all about ambient computing. That much was made clear at the company's launch event this week. Its products were leaked so thoroughly that there were barely any surprises left. Yet, finally getting to see Google's full portfolio of devices makes it clear: the company is very serious

  • Le Creuset's Star Wars cookware is available to pre-order
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    Le Creuset's Star Wars cookware is available to pre-order

    If you've been itching to get your hands on that roasting pan with Han Solo encased into the lid, now's your chance. Le Creuset unveiled a selection of Star Wars cookware earlier this month and said it would go on sale in November. But you don't have to wait to stake your claim for a $395

  • Verizon and T-Mobile aren't supporting RCS on the Pixel 4 at launch
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    Verizon and T-Mobile aren't supporting RCS on the Pixel 4 at launch

    Google has been pushing its SMS-alternative Rich Communication Services (RCS) for years. And it's no secret that the roll out has been a bit of a mess. Now, in another set back, Verizon and T-Mobile will not support RCS messaging on the Pixel 4 at launch.

  • A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware
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    A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware

    Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could help victims recover some of their files. Stop is believed to

  • Roku’s 4K Streaming Stick+ will get a permanent price drop on Sunday
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    Roku’s 4K Streaming Stick+ will get a permanent price drop on Sunday

    For the money, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is one of the best choices for viewers who need a way to watch content from apps like HBO Go, Netflix or Hulu. Once in a while, the $60 device will go on sale for $10 off, but you're usually stuck paying full price. According to CNET, the Streaming Stick+

  • Three of the best tackle the thorny issue of Brexit for startups at Disrupt Berlin
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    Three of the best tackle the thorny issue of Brexit for startups at Disrupt Berlin

    The turbulence of Brexit has left both U.K. and European startups alike wondering about the best path forward. From recruiting to acquiring investment to scaling into other parts of Europe, the challenges seem to be mounting.

  • T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile streaming service Quibi
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    T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile streaming service Quibi

    On the heels of getting the FCC's proposal to merge with Sprint, T-Mobile announced a plan to partner with Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile streaming service, Quibi. According to statements provided to the LA Times, and confirmed by Variety, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman specifically called out T-Mobile&

  • Japan will help NASA build a space station near the Moon
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    Japan will help NASA build a space station near the Moon

    Back in September, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) revealed their intention to work together under the Artemis program. Now, it's official -- Japan will join NASA's quest to go to Mars and to return to the Moon. The Japanese government has accepted the country's space