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Disney+ will hit the UK and four other European countries March 31st

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Disney Disney+ will officially debut in the US, Canada and the Netherlands November 12th, and Australia and New Zealand a week later. The rest of the world will need to wait a little longer to stream the likes of Avengers: Endgame and The Mandalorian on the service. But Disney fans […]

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The forgotten pioneers of computer animation

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Everyone remembers ReBoot. It’s hard to forget the show’s lead character — a bright blue ‘guardian’ named Bob — and his fight to protect a city inside a computer. The computer-animated series premiered in September 1994, months before Pixar stunned theatergoers with Toy Story. It was a groundbreaking show that […]

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A mind-controlled exoskeleton helped a paralyzed man walk again

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The Lancet Neurology A paralyzed man regained the ability to walk with the help of a robotic exoskeleton that he controlled with his mind. Unlike other, more invasive mind-controlled robotics, this one used electrodes implanted above the brain’s outer membrane, not in the brain itself. That could reduce the risk […]

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Man On LSD Falls Into Lake At Disneyland Paris, Found Naked After Massive Search

News – High Times Surely being the target of a 130-person Disneyland Paris manhunt is enough to expand one’s consciousness? Hopefully, a Swiss man who fell in one of the amusement park’s lakes on Friday night, shortly after ingesting LSD with his girlfriend, thinks so. Pirate’s Beach in Adventureland was the site of the debacle, […]

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Google told it doesn’t have to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ results globally

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters In a landmark privacy case, an EU court has ruled that Google does not have to apply “right to be forgotten” laws globally. That means it will only need to remove disputed search results in Europe, and nowhere else, after receiving an approved takedown request. The […]

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Google to pay $1.1 billion in France following tax probe

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links JHVEPhoto via Getty Images After a four-year investigation, Google has agreed to pay almost €1 billion ($1.10 billion) to French authorities because it did not fully declare its tax activities in the country, as reported by Reuters. The payment covers a €500 million fine and additional taxes of €465 million. […]

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Paris is testing ‘noise radar’ that will automatically ticket loud cars

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Charles Platiau Parisians with powerful cars might want to think carefully before showing off their rides. Parts of the city (most recently the suburb of Villeneuve-le-Roi) are testing a “noise radar” system from Bruitparif that can pinpoint loud vehicles and, eventually, ticket them. The system uses four microphones to triangulate […]

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The US and France reportedly reach a deal over ‘digital services’ tax

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The Trump Administration and the French government have supposedly reached a deal that ends a feud over France’s tax on tech giants, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this year, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed a three percent tax on revenues earned on digital services in France. President Trump threatened a […]

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French inventor is first to cross English Channel using a hoverboard

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Steve Parsons/PA via AP It took a second try, but Franky Zapata has become the first to cross the English Channel using a hoverboard. The French inventor used his jet-powered Flyboard Air to travel the 22 miles from France to England in 22 minutes, briefly landing on a boat to […]

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Last month was the hottest June on record and no one is surprised

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/GISS/GISTEMP Last month earned the title of hottest June on record, and yes, you have heard that before. According to NASA, the global average temperature was 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 Celsius) above the June norm. The tops the previous record, 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.82 Celsius) above average, set in 2016. […]

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