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News Corp is apparently working on a news app called ‘Knewz’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AlexPro9500 via Getty Images News Corp wants to give people an alternative to Google News and Apple News. The media company that owns Dow Jones Newswires and HarperCollins is working on its own news aggregation service, reported The Wall Street Journal. The service will be called Knewz.com, and take the […]

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Verizon enlists Boingo to help it bring 5G indoors

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Hirurg via Getty Images Sure, real 5G is up to three times faster than LTE, but there are a few caveats. As we discovered in Chicago, 5G doesn’t always hold up when you’re trying to use it indoors. Even a pane of glass can cause your signal to flicker between […]

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Google proposes new privacy standards to protect web browsing data

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links S3studio/Getty Images Google is stepping up its efforts to limit web fingerprinting and otherwise protect your privacy while keeping its ad business intact. The internet giant is developing a set of open standards, nicknamed the “Privacy Sandbox,” that would allow for personalized ads without requiring that you divulge individually identifying […]

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The Morning After: The Apple Card is incompatible with leather

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Apple Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Ready to take a ride in a flying taxi? Cool, just try to find a place to put your Apple Card where it isn’t touching anything, and then we can all fly back to 1995 and play Panzer Dragoon. Just don’t put it […]

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PlayStation Vue gets college football and NHL hockey channels

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Boston Globe via Getty Images Sony’s live internet TV service may have raised its prices recently, but it’s also adding new channels that make it look like an even better investment for sports fans. PlayStation Vue has added NHL Network and ACC Network — a brand new channel going live […]

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images It’s common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you’re actually using it — there’s still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info secure at […]

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YouTube AI thought robot fighting was animal cruelty

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MARK RALSTON via Getty Images In the latest example of the need for further human moderation, YouTube’s automated system took down several videos after mistaking robot fighting matches as animal cruelty. Those affected, including some BattleBots contestants, received a message stating, “Content that displays the deliberate infliction of animal suffering […]

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Gmail AI will automatically correct your spelling slip-ups

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google Docs’ AI corrections are spreading to Gmail. Google is rolling out a feature in G Suite that will autocorrect “common” spelling errors while you write Gmail messages. It won’t catch every mistake, but it should save you the embarrassment of leaving a glaring typo in a company-wide […]

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Porn bots are now storming Twitter’s trending topics

Engadget RSS Feed Instagram isn’t the only social media app being invaded by porn bots. Now they’re on Twitter, too. For the past few days, as I was scrolling through Twitter’s trending section, I noticed a number of accounts showing similar behavior as the bots that have taken over Instagram comments. But, whereas on Instagram […]

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An old Instagram hoax is back, and it’s duping celebrities

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Andy Kropa/Invision/AP An Instagram hoax that first circulated in 2012 is back, and celebrities from Usher to Waka Flocka Flame, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts and Rob Lowe have allegedly fallen for it. The post claims Instagram is changing its rules and everything you’ve ever posted will become public, NBC News […]

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