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Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars and other teams

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Uber has cut around 350 more employees across several of its divisions. The company said it’s the “last wave of a process” that saw layoffs in marketing, then product and engineering over the last few months. This time around, Uber has laid off members of the Eats, performance […]

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Fox Sports is creating exclusive, interactive shows for Facebook Watch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo ESPN isn’t the only big broadcaster committing to exclusive sports shows on Facebook Watch. Fox Sports is teaming up with Facebook to create unique interactive shows for Watch viewers, including a marquee Fox Football Sunday program. The Monday morning show covers the NFL games from the day […]

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Snapchat users can share Reddit posts directly with their friends

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Snap Snapchat is rolling out an easy way for you to share the best things you find on Reddit with your friends. You’ll see Snapchat among the options when you tap the share button on Reddit, as long as you have both apps installed on an iOS device. That’ll pull […]

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Lyft will help you contact ADT if you feel unsafe during a ride

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Scott Olson/Getty Images Lyft plans to extend its in-app emergency tools beyond the option to call 911. The ridesharing firm is partnering with the security company ADT on safety features, starting with a US pilot program that will let you contact ADT if you need help. Thankfully, it’s not just […]

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Netflix ends support for some older Roku players on December 1st

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roku Are you still hanging on to an early Roku player to stream Netflix in the basement? You’ll need to upgrade soon. Netflix has warned that it’s ending support for some of Roku’s oldest players after December 1st, including the Roku HD, HD-XR, SD, XD and XDS as well as […]

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Lyft sues NYC over limits on driver ‘cruising’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Mike Segar Uber isn’t the only one suing New York City to demand looser rules for ridesharing drivers. Lyft has sued NYC in a bid to end a rule that limits the amount of time drivers can “cruise” in Manhattan (that is, drive without passengers). The 31 percent cap on […]

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Hitting the Books: Nero, fiddling from orbit as Earth burns

Engadget RSS Feed Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. […]

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Amazon cuts off three delivery companies publicly linked to deaths

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Amazon has cut ties with three delivery contractors that were recently implicated in multiple deaths by a joint BuzzFeed News and ProPublica investigation. According to state documents obtained by the two publications, those companies now plan to lay off more than 2,000 employees, and in two of three […]

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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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Lyft offers free rides to relief centers during PG&E blackouts

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS With the planned power blackouts in California expected to continue for the next several days, Lyft is offering free rides until the end of October 15th to respite centers across parts of northern California. Each center includes restrooms, bottled water, a place to sit and charge your mobile […]

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