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Adidas abandons robot Speedfactories in Germany and the US

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Adidas Adidas is abandoning its robot-staffed Speedfactories in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, USA. Both facilities, which are run in partnership with German plastics specialist Oechsler, will be closed “by April 2020 at the latest,” the company said in a press release. The sportswear giant stressed, though, that some of its […]

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How GOP-linked PR firms use Google’s ad platform to harvest email addresses

Engadget RSS Feed This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism. What’s the seventh largest purchaser of US political ads on Google right now? After the Republican Senate and Congressional Leadership Funds and the Trump campaign, comes a group called DedicatedEmails.com –- a limited-liability company specializing in digital marketing […]

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After Math: These aren’t deals

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The concept of “the customer is always right” died with your grandparents. Today’s telecom media corporations do what they want, when they want. Meanwhile we, the users, are expected to just shrug and go along with it because you’d be a damn fool to think that we’d go […]

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Hitting the Books: Did the advent of the first desktop computer lead to murder?

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links 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 […]

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Volkswagen begins pre-production of its ID.3 EV in China

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Just days after Volkswagen showed off the first all-electric ID.3 produced at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced that it has entered pre-production in China, too. Like the Zwickau factory, the new plant in Anti, Shanghai, will produce all-electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, a modular design that’s […]

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Humanity is well on its way to a real-life Terminator uprising

Engadget RSS Feed The recent release of Terminator: Dark Fate saw both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprise their iconic roles and James Cameron’s return to the director’s chair. While the sentient killing machines depicted in the Terminator franchise are comprised of CGI and Hollywood special effects, plenty of real world research is going into […]

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Facebook will help military veterans become AR and VR engineers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Facebook Facebook has launched a new resource hub to help veterans and serving members of the military improve their digital literacy and find new employment opportunities. As part of the venture — undertaken in partnership with mentoring organization SCORE — Facebook will be launching a 12-month career development program focused […]

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Berkeley scientists develop better batteries for storing renewable energy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Petmal via Getty Images Switching to renewable energy sources is key for lessening our dependence on fossil fuels and protecting the environment, but there’s a catch with deploying greener solutions at scale. When the wind drops or the sun sets for the night, we need a way to store energy […]

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OpenAI published the tool that writes disturbingly believable fake news

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ipopba via Getty Images In February, OpenAI announced that it had developed an algorithm that could write believable fake news and spam. Deciding that power was too dangerous to unleash, OpenAI planned a staged release so that it could offer pieces of the tech and analyze how it was used. […]

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Yandex is testing autonomous delivery robots at its Moscow HQ

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Yandex Delivery robots from Amazon, Postmates and Starship are already in the wild, but they’re not the only ones with self-driving couriers. Another tech giant, Yandex, is working on its own autonomous package carrier, called Yandex.Rover. [embedded content] Its self-driving division is trialing Yandex.Rovers (which are based on the same […]

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