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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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Bethesda hopes you’ll pay $100 a year for private ‘Fallout 76’ worlds

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bethesda Bethesda is betting that Fallout 76 fans are willing to pay extra for creature comforts — so much so that they’ll pay more than they did for the base game. The developer has launched a Fallout 1st subscription that offers a few exclusive conveniences and other perks for $100 […]

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Some of the best video game ideas come from a Twitter philosopher

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Pippin Barr is what happens when you hand a philosopher a video game controller. He received a Ph.D in Computer Science in 2008 with a thesis titled, Video Game Values: Play as Human-Computer Interaction. He’s built a tongue-in-cheek series of games based on Greek mythology where players are handed impossible […]

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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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Amazon adds thousands of Counter pick-up locations in the US

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Amazon While Amazon’s competitors were scrambling to match its same-day and next-day delivery options, the e-commerce giant was apparently working on its more experimental approach to deliveries. It launched its Counter pick-up option in the US back in June, allowing customers to get their parcels delivered to partner stores. Now, […]

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Google launches Chrome 78 with forced dark mode and password checker

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The latest version of Google’s Chrome web browser has landed for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS, bringing with it a new customization menu for the New Tab page, forced dark mode, support for Password Checkup and a bunch of other features. The new version means you can do more […]

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Google says it’s achieved quantum supremacy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google is standing by its claim that it’s achieved quantum supremacy — marking a major milestone in computing research. The company first made the claim back in September, and while disputed by competitors, Google’s research paper has now been published in the scientific journal Nature. Quantum supremacy is a […]

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SpaceX hopes to offer satellite internet to customers by mid-2020

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/John Raoux SpaceX has Starlink internet satellites in orbit, but when is it going to offer honest-to-goodness service? You may have to wait a little while. Company President Gwynne Shotwell told a media roundtable that SpaceX hoped to offer Starlink broadband to US customers in mid-2020. Service will depend […]

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BYU researchers extend WiFi range by 200 feet with a software upgrade

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links simpson33 via Getty Images As we fill our homes with connected devices, we’ll need WiFi to reach around every corner. One solution is hardware like Amazon’s Eero routers and Google’s Nest WiFi, physical devices that give your primary WiFi signal a boost. But researchers think there might be another way: […]

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Apple TV+ adaptation of ‘Foundation’ will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Andrew Toth/Getty Images Apple isn’t cutting corners with its TV+ version of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation. The tech giant has cast its first two stars for the show, choosing Chernobyl‘s Jared Harris (above) to play math genius Hari Seldon and Halt and Catch Fire‘s Lee Pace as the Emperor of the […]

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