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Faraday Future founder files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Faraday Future founder Jia Yueting has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a bid to settle his exorbitant personal debts. The move is part of a larger recovery plan, and it’s meant, in part, to regain credibility for Faraday Future. Though there’s no guarantee that it will help. […]

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YouTube’s AR Beauty feature lets you try on lipstick by tapping ads

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links warrengoldswain via Getty Images After launching in a limited alpha earlier this year, YouTube is expanding the availability of its augmented reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature. Moving forward, you’ll be able to digitally try on lipstick from brands like MAC and NARS by tapping on so-called Masthead and TrueView Discovery […]

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Andy Rubin quietly left the venture company he founded

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Brian Ach/Getty Images for Wired Disgraced former Google exec Andy Rubin has lost another one of his ties to Silicon Valley earlier in 2019. BuzzFeed News has obtained documents indicating that Playground Global, the venture company Rubin founded in 2015, “ended [its] business relationship” with its creator at the end […]

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Blizzard halves ‘Hearthstone’ pro’s suspension over Hong Kong protest

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Fans watch an eSports tournament with the video game ‘Hearthstone’ during the ‘Paris Games Week’ on October 28, 2018 in Paris, France. Chesnot via Getty Images Three days after Blizzard handed down a year-long ban to pro Hearthstone player ‘Blitzchung,’ aka Ng Wai Chung, the company has walked back its […]

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Amazon cuts off three delivery companies publicly linked to deaths

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Amazon has cut ties with three delivery contractors that were recently implicated in multiple deaths by a joint BuzzFeed News and ProPublica investigation. According to state documents obtained by the two publications, those companies now plan to lay off more than 2,000 employees, and in two of three […]

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Report details Google’s donations to climate change deniers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google makes “substantial” political contributions to organizations and individuals that deny climate change, according to a new report from The Guardian. One such group is the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which was The Guardian says was instrumental in convincing the Trump administration to abandon the Paris climate agreement. […]

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Tim Cook defends Apple’s decision to remove Hong Kong protest app

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Less than a day after Apple sparked controversy by removing a Hong Kong protest app, CEO Tim Cook has defended the decision. Apple removed the HKmap.live app after China Daily — owned by the Communist Party of China — criticized the company for listing it in the App […]

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Toyota’s hydrogen fuel-cell Mirai gets a new, luxurious look

Engadget RSS Feed Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have a tough time out there in the real world. They have all the ecological advantages of an EV and the refueling speed of a gasoline vehicle. But there’s that whole infrastructure issue. Without places to refuel, the best car in the world is essentially worthless. But that hasn’t […]

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Apple removes Hong Kong protest app following Chinese pressure

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tyrone Siu / Reuters Apple’s complex relationship with China has made the headlines again. Just a day after Chinese state media criticized the company for allowing HKmap in its App Store — and a week after Apple flip flopped on its initial decision to delist the app — the crowdsourced […]

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Adidas made a Snapchat game to drop limited, 8-bit-themed baseball cleats

Engadget RSS Feed Adidas is teaming up with Snapchat on a unique way to launch a product. The sportswear giant has created an 8-bit game you can play in Snapchat, called Baseball’s Next Level, where you’ll have the chance to buy its new 8-bit-themed baseball cleats. Produced in partnership with developer AvatarLabs, Baseball’s Next Level […]

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