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Phonocut will let you make your own vinyl records

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Phonocut As CD sales continue to fall, vinyl is becoming more and more popular of a music format. Some fans enjoy the bigger packaging and artwork while others claim vinyl playback produces a “warmer” tone compared to CDs and digital files. But vinyl doesn’t have the flexibility of those formats. […]

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Congress is asking vape manufacturers if they used social media bots

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links HAZEMMKAMAL via Getty Images Congress wants to know if the largest vaping companies used bot-generated social-media messages to market their products. The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Massachusetts attorney general have asked each of the five largest manufacturers if they’ve relied on automated, bot-posted campaigns, The Wall Street […]

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Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced gets an optical mechanical keyboard

Engadget RSS Feed We’ve seen gaming laptops with mechanical keyboards before, but Razer is taking things to a new level with the latest Blade 15 Advanced. It’s the first notebook to feature an optical mechanical keyboard, meaning it relies on light sensors instead of physical switches to register inputs. We first saw those switches on […]

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The Morning After: Get the Mac Pro ‘cheese grater’ look for your Windows PC

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Apple Welcome back! It’s Monday. As the fall weather pulls us indoors, we have all the best games on the device (or PC) of your choosing, say farewell to the first chapter of Fortnite and get the case we need to really fake that Apple Mac look, but with a […]

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Here’s how Alexa learned to speak Spanish without your help

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nicole Lee/Engadget Now that Alexa knows how to speak Spanish in the US, there’s a common question: how did it learn the language when it didn’t have the benefit of legions of users issuing commands? Through new tools, it seems. Amazon has revealed a pair of system that helped Alexa […]

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Universal, Ford create in-car VR experience for ‘Bride of Frankenstein’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Holorider/Ford/Universal Starting on October 14th, a fleet of 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles will be offering special rides to the public from Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Those vehicles come equipped with virtual reality headsets from German startup Holoride, which will give passengers the chance to try an in-car VR experience based on […]

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The Morning After: Visa and Mastercard leave Facebook’s Libra Association

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We’ve got a new Engadget Podcast episode for you to enjoy, as well as some bad news about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. News highlights from earlier in the week include the PS5’s name (spoiler alert: it’s called the PlayStation 5) and […]

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Readers have spoken, and apparently people really like the Galaxy S10+

Engadget RSS Feed Samsung released its most recent flagship, the Galaxy S10+, after a decade of refining and perfecting the Galaxy lineup. With improvements to the screen, battery life and software, the $1,000 S10+ once again showed the company knows how to build a hit Android smartphone. Engadget reviews editor Cherlynn Low was impressed with […]

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The Engadget Podcast: Is macOS Catalina Apple’s Vista?

Engadget RSS Feed MacOS Catalina is here, and it’s… kind of a mess. In this episode, Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Engadget Editor-in-Chief Dana Wollman to discuss Apple’s latest desktop OS. The big question: Is Catalina Apple’s Vista? (Pro-tip: Don’t rush to upgrade.) We also ponder what Google will show off at next week’s […]

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Alexa can now speak Spanish in the US

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links As of today, Amazon customers in the US can speak to Alexa in Spanish. They can switch Echo and Alexa Built-In devices to Spanish using the Alexa app, or they can take advantage of multilingual mode. That feature allows Alexa to respond in English or Spanish, depending on which language […]

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