• Chrome 70 will let users decline linking web, browser sign-in
    Engadget50 minutes ago

    Chrome 70 will let users decline linking web, browser sign-in

    Over the weekend professor and cryptographer Matthew Green noticed that in Chrome 69, signing into Google websites while using Chrome caused the browser to show him as signed in there as well. Concerned about the implications of tracking behavior across a browser session even though he had intentionally

  • HP's voice-controlled Tango printer can be disguised as a book
    Engadget2 hours ago

    HP's voice-controlled Tango printer can be disguised as a book

    Printers haven't really kept up with the times. Its newly unveiled Tango lets you print from wherever you are, and takes smart speaker commands from Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant. Tango isn't a stunner by itself, but you can add book-like linen and cork covers that help it fit into your

  • As Magic Leap preps for its first developer conference, the focus shifts to content
    TechCrunch2 hours ago

    As Magic Leap preps for its first developer conference, the focus shifts to content

    The $2,295 Magic Leap One headset is a very polished-looking developer kit, but it didn't ship with a ton of software for buyers to play around with at launch, just a couple short experiences that were essentially concept proofs. The startup, which was most recently valued at north of $6 billion

  • Mars orbiter spots silent, dust-covered Opportunity rover as dust storm clears
    TechCrunch3 hours ago

    Mars orbiter spots silent, dust-covered Opportunity rover as dust storm clears

    Mars rover Opportunity has been operating on the surface of the Red Planet since 2004, but a dust storm this summer may prove to be the mission's toughest challenges. The enormous storm caked Opportunity in dust and blocked out the sun, its source of energy — and there's no guarantee the batteries

  • Tinder's 'Swipe the Vote' campaign aims to educate young voters and get them to polls
    TechCrunch4 hours ago

    Tinder's 'Swipe the Vote' campaign aims to educate young voters and get them to polls

    Tinder has partnered with nonprofit Rock the Vote for a second time, in the hopes of driving young people to the polls through in-app messaging. The company claims a young adult user base where more than half are in the 18 to 24 demographic, and believes it's well-positioned to mobilize younger

  • Lucid Motors will give owners access to VW's charging network
    Engadget4 hours ago

    Lucid Motors will give owners access to VW's charging network

    Lucid Motors' first electric car won't roll out of the factory until 2020, but you'll at least know where to charge it when it does arrive. The company has signed a preliminary deal that will give Lucid Air drivers access to VW's Electrify America charging network through a cross-country

  • DoorDash customers say their accounts have been hacked
    TechCrunch4 hours ago

    DoorDash customers say their accounts have been hacked

    Food delivery startup DoorDash has received dozens of complaints from customers who say their accounts have been hacked. Dozens of people have tweeted at @DoorDash with complaints that their accounts had been improperly accessed and had fraudulent food deliveries charged to their account. DoorDash

  • Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help
    Engadget5 hours ago

    Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help

    Microsoft has confirmed that it's weeks away from adding mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One (initially for Insiders), and it's enlisting some help from none other than Razer. The gaming-oriented brand will provide the "best possible" experience for input on the console, Microsoft

  • Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools
    Engadget5 hours ago

    Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools

    Facebook has announced a new initiative that aims to teach coding skills to more school kids. Targeting primarily underrepresented student groups — such as Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and female demographics — CodeFWD will allow teachers to apply for a free set of 15 Sphero Bolt robots upon

  • See the new iPhone's 'focus pixels' up close
    TechCrunch5 hours ago

    See the new iPhone's 'focus pixels' up close

    The new iPhones have excellent cameras, to be sure. But it's always good to verify Apple's breathless on-stage claims with first-hand reports. We have our own review of the phones and their photography systems, but teardowns provide the invaluable service of letting you see the biggest changes

  • Trump administration suggests firmer controls on data privacy
    Engadget5 hours ago

    Trump administration suggests firmer controls on data privacy

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has laid out the Trump administration's approach to bolstering data privacy. The agency is seeking to strike a balance between increased consumer protection and affording companies room to innovate with its proposals, which could

  • What to expect from Facebook's big Oculus Connect 5 keynote
    TechCrunch6 hours ago

    What to expect from Facebook's big Oculus Connect 5 keynote

    The Oculus Connect 5 conference kicks off tomorrow in San Jose where FB and company will let their latest virtual reality efforts loose and attempt to prove to the world at last that VR is coming and there's nothing we can do to stop it. Tomorrow is going to be a big day for hardware, though there

  • Switch Online cloud saves last six months after your subscription ends
    Engadget6 hours ago

    Switch Online cloud saves last six months after your subscription ends

    When Nintendo launched Switch Online, it raised more than a few alarm bells over its attitude toward cloud saves. In a statement to IGN, Nintendo said that the cloud saves remain for up to 180 days (about six months) after a subscription lapses. While this is heartening news for gamers (particularly

  • Face scanning in US airports is rife with technical problems
    Engadget6 hours ago

    Face scanning in US airports is rife with technical problems

    If you've had misgivings about the effectiveness of Homeland Security's airport face scanning (let alone the privacy implications), you're not alone. The department's Inspector General has issued a report warning that the scanning system is struggling with "technical and operational

  • Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency
    TechCrunch6 hours ago

    Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency

    A dozen or so people accompanied by a 14-foot, 800-pound cage gathered in downtown San Francisco Tuesday morning to protest Salesforce's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the Trump Administration'

  • Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark and Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR
    TechCrunch6 hours ago

    Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark and Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR

    The worlds of augmented reality and VR theoretically represent a boundless expanse for startups looking to create a new digital future. Realizing that future is the tough part, and doing so while Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple all look to plant their flags is even harder. While plenty of investors

  • Watch Will Smith's Grand Canyon helicopter bungee jump at 6 PM ET
    Engadget7 hours ago

    Watch Will Smith's Grand Canyon helicopter bungee jump at 6 PM ET

    Of all the things you could possibly be doing on a Tuesday afternoon, watching a live stream of Will Smith bungee jumping out of a helicopter is probably not among the worst. The multi-hyphenate megastar is celebrating his big day in Big Willie Style, and you can watch the jump as it happens, because

  • Live streams of karate and niche sports are terrifying major sports leagues
    TechCrunch7 hours ago

    Live streams of karate and niche sports are terrifying major sports leagues

    The rapid adoption of subscription video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu and of social live streams on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch is enabling massive growth by sports leagues that you won’t normally see on TV. The central narrative in the global film/TV industry right now is the response

  • Fujifilm's rotating lens projector adjusts to your viewing space
    Engadget7 hours ago

    Fujifilm's rotating lens projector adjusts to your viewing space

    Fujifilm will soon have a solution, though, as it's developing the first projector with a two-axis rotatable lens. You could project on the living room wall for movie night and switch to the ceiling when you're resting on the couch, or stuff a projector into a narrow space while maintaining

  • Big cameras and big rivalries take center stage at Photokina
    TechCrunch7 hours ago

    Big cameras and big rivalries take center stage at Photokina

    The most exciting announcement is perhaps that from Panasonic, which surprised everyone with the S1 and S1R, a pair of not-quite-final full frame cameras that aim to steal a bit of the thunder from Canon and Nikon's entries into the mirrorless full frame world. Panasonic's cameras have generally