• 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

  • Huawei's foldable Mate X smartphone goes on sale in China
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    Huawei's foldable Mate X smartphone goes on sale in China

    There's finally a major foldable smartphone on the market beyond the Galaxy Fold... if you live in China. As promised, Huawei has started selling the Mate X through its Vmall online store. It'll cost a steep 16,999 yuan (about $2,400 US), but you'll also have a unique, 5G-capable device that

  • Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement
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    Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement

    Disney's lawsuit against Redbox is over, and it's not great news for Redbox. The two sides have agreed to a settlement that will have Redbox stop the sale of movie download codes from Disney disc packs. Attorneys for Disney had accused Redbox of violating copyright by offering the codes separately

  • Google's fight with Oracle will be heard in the Supreme Court
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    Google's fight with Oracle will be heard in the Supreme Court

    Google is getting one more shot at fending off Oracle's Android copyright claims. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Google's appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that Android violated Oracle copyright by using Java code without a license. The appeal will also address a 2014 decision

  • Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes
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    Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes

    Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage in just minutes. Photogrammetry

  • Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated)
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    Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated)

    Microsoft's changing Cortana strategy is about to have consequences for some phone users. The company has revealed that the Cortana app will stop working after January 31st, 2020 for people in Australia, Canada and the UK. Lists, reminders and other Cortana content won't pop up in either the

  • 'Magic: The Gathering' game maker exposed 452,000 players' account data
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    'Magic: The Gathering' game maker exposed 452,000 players' account data

    The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game's developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services storage bucket. The database file contained

  • States sue to prevent EPA from revoking state emissions powers
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    States sue to prevent EPA from revoking state emissions powers

    States are taking further legal action to prevent the Trump administration from undoing California's stricter emissions rules. California, 22 other states, DC and the cities of New York and Los Angeles have sued the EPA and other agencies in an attempt to block the regulator's plan for revoking

  • Recommended Reading: The 15th anniversary of 'Halo 2'
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    Recommended Reading: The 15th anniversary of 'Halo 2'

    When 'Halo 2' invaded planet earthAnthony John Agnello,The RingerIn the latest installment of "things that will make you feel old," Halo 2 was released on November 9, 2004 -- which makes it 15 years old. The Ringer takes an in-depth look at the game's legacy, including how it made

  • The Morning After: iFixit looks inside the 16-inch MacBook Pro
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    The Morning After: iFixit looks inside the 16-inch MacBook Pro

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! Now that Apple's new laptop is here, it's time to tear it apart and look inside. Disney is responding to Simpsons fans, and Amazon has a new high-quality Echo speaker. Finally, there's a new episode of the Engadget Podcast and

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    Netflix tweaks 'Devil Next Door' documentary after Polish PM complains

    Netflix distributes content in nearly every country around the world now, which has meant making edits to content in some places based on local laws. In the case of a Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj episode that was critical of Saudi Arabia's government, the streamer pulled it entirely in the country

  • Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction
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    Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

    We've seen a smart arm bracelet that can predict nightly seizures, but now a pair of researchers have created something even more promising: an AI system that can predict epileptic seizures with 99.6-percent accuracy. Even better, it can do so up to an hour before they occur. As IEEE Spectrum reports

  • NYT: Trump admin set to extend Huawei license again
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    NYT: Trump admin set to extend Huawei license again

    In May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei to the "Entity List," banning US companies from doing business with it unless they have a special license. Since then it has extended temporary licenses for existing customers, like mobile phone users and rural telecoms that use its equipment.

  • Disney+ will fix its 'Simpsons' widescreen problem in 2020
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    Disney+ will fix its 'Simpsons' widescreen problem in 2020

    As soon as Disney+ launched, fans of The Simpsons noticed a big problem. In a repeat of an issue that occurred when FXX started playing old episodes a few years ago, someone made the decision to crop and zoom older 4x3 aspect ratio episodes to fill out an HD widescreen frame. It was eventually corrected

  • CNBC: T-Mobile CEO John Legere won't be the next WeWork CEO
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    CNBC: T-Mobile CEO John Legere won't be the next WeWork CEO

    Earlier this week T-Mobile CEO John Legere's name popped up as a possibility to take over the top spot at WeWork after its failed IPO and ouster of co-founder Adam Neumann. However, subsequent rumors clarified that he was just one of the potential replacements, while today CNBC reports that Legere