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AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links UCSF AI is already capable of discovering medical conditions with a high degree of accuracy. However, brain hemorrhages are particularly challenging — false positives slow things down, while missing even a tiny hemorrhage could be deadly. The technology might be ready for it, however. UC Berkeley and UCSF researchers have […]

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Samsung’s fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it’ll send a notification for the patch “within 24 hours” (clearly less time than that as […]

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Apple Pay is more popular than Starbucks for US mobile payments

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links martin-dm via Getty Images For a while, the most popular payment app in the US was… Starbucks. Yes, enough people were buying venti lattes that even dedicated payment services were being left by the wayside. You can’t say the same now, though. Analysts at eMarketer have estimated that Apple Pay […]

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Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tesla had hoped to deliver 100,000 vehicles during the second half of 2019. The company has fallen short but just barely. More importantly, it was able to turn a $143 million profit and it reports that the Shanghai plant is ahead of schedule. Today the company announced that it made […]

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Microsoft’s cloud and LinkedIn grow steadily, while Surface falters

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget Once again, Microsoft’s cloud business is trucking along nicely, growing 27 percent over last year to reach revenues of $10.8 billion, according to its Q1 2020 earnings report. That’s been a common refrain for the company for the past few years, but now it’s also seeing consistent growth […]

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The latest ‘Destiny 2’ Halloween event starts October 29th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bungie Bungie is about to kick off Destiny 2‘s customary Halloween event, and it’s borrowing from the past even as it throws in some new twists. This year’s Festival of the Lost will run from October 29th through November 19th, and it’ll bring back both Eva Levante and the candy […]

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Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lexus Lexus is finally ready to unveil its first electric vehicle prototype. At the Tokyo Motor Show today, it pulled back the curtain on its LF-30 Electric Concept, its vision for the next generation of EVs. Lexus leaned into the futuristic theme, which is evident from the vehicle’s “hoodless” form, […]

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Google explains when it slows down the Pixel 4’s Smooth Display

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco / Engadget Google just unveiled the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, and it’s already got a lot of explaining to do. In addition to announcing a fix for Face Unlock that would make eye-detection necessary, the company also had to clarify today that the phone’s Smooth Display feature […]

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Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more ads

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roku is no longer just a company making TV streaming boxes and dongles. It’s become a powerful advertising company, too. By some estimates, it streams more ad-supported hours than any other over-the-top (OTT) platform. Today, it announced plans to double down. It has acquired the Boston-based ad-tech firm Dataxu for […]

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Google raised the age rating on Fleksy’s keyboard over a middle finger

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Thingthing App store content decisions have created headaches for years, but none quite like this. Fleksy creator Thingthing is complaining that Google raised the Play Store age rating on its Android keyboard to PEGI 12 in Europe (Teen in the US) over the presence of the middle finger emoji, potentially […]

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