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Girl Scouts can earn five STEM badges through Microsoft partnership

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft As part of its ongoing campaign to foster STEM education, the Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with one of the biggest names in tech: Microsoft. Moving forward, Girl Scouts troop members will be able to earn five separate badges by taking part in free workshops held at […]

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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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NVIDIA will remaster more games with RTX ray tracing

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links id Software/Lightspeed Studios/NVIDIA Quake II RTX is far from the last game to receive an NVIDIA ray tracing upgrade. DSOG has discovered that NVIDIA is hiring a producer for its Lightspeed Studios unit to lead work on a “game remastering program” that will add RTX ray tracing to more classic […]

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Crowdfunded case will give your Windows PC that Mac Pro look

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Dune Case Do you like the look of Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro, but would rather not drop $5,999 on a workstation just to have that cheese-grater-on-steroids casing? You might not have to. Dune Case is close to crowdfunding the Dune Pro, a standard PC case that unsubtly mimics Apple’s airflow-centric […]

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Original ‘Fortnite’ map vanishes in a cataclysmic event

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links DrLupo/Twitch The leaks were on the mark — Fortnite‘s original map is no more, at least as far as anyone can tell. The battle royale title’s hyped-up The End event saw a missile launch into the sky and trigger a massive amount of rifts, culminating in a meteor strike that […]

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Improved ‘Apex Legends’ training zone better prepares you for combat

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Respawn Entertainment/EA As much as Respawn has expanded Apex Legends‘ gameplay, its training area has remained… lackluster. You only get to play a single character and a sliver of the available gear, making it all too likely that you’ll have to learn about an ability or weapon in the middle […]

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Riot urges ‘League of Legends’ pros to keep quiet on ‘sensitive’ issues

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Timo Verdeil/ESPAT Media/Getty Images Riot is trying to keep its hands clean after Blizzard banned a pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests on-camera. The League of Legends developer’s esports head John Needham has issued a statement saying that Riot has “reminded” pro players and hosts to avoid discussing “sensitive […]

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The next ‘Fortnite’ season might finally include a new map

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Epic Games Apex Legends, PUBG and other battle royale brawlers have added maps over time, but not Fortnite — you’ve had to be content with revisions (if sometimes dramatic ones) to the existing layout. You might finally get something new in the near future, however. Users browsing Apple’s Italian App […]

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PC sales are growing despite processor shortages

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget It’s been a challenging year for PC sales, with rising competition from mobile devices and a trade war between the US and China causing supply chain issues. Despite that, a report from IT research firm Gartner shows that worldwide PC sales actually grew slightly, rising by 1.1 percent in […]

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The Morning After: OnePlus unveils the 7T Pro

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links OnePlus Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Dyson won’t make an EV, but Toyota’s adding a plug to its hybrid RAV4 and has given the fuel cell-powered Mirai a stylish makeover. Also, there’s an upgraded OnePlus smartphone coming to some of you, and ESPN is finally jumping into 4K. It’s […]

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