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YouTube may soon ban targeted ads on kids’ content

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links courtneyk via Getty Images YouTube is allegedly planning on getting rid of targeted ads on videos aimed at children. It’s not clear whether the decision comes as a result of the FTC’s recent multimillion dollar fine — imposed after YouTube was found to be violating federal data privacy laws for […]

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Watch and listen to THX’s new Deep Note trailer with spatial 3D audio

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links THX THX has unveiled a new trailer for its famous “Deep Note” audio logo that lets audiences know that a theater is THX certified and also how loud it’s likely to be (usually very loud). The trailer, which will be deployed in theaters around the world, shows off the company’s […]

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Watch the Xbox Gamescom event in 14 minutes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft loves to use Gamescom as a vehicle for its post-E3 news, and it had plenty on offer for the 2019 event — even for PlayStation fans. PUBG added cross-platform play that lets PS4 and Xbox One gamers vie against each other for the elusive chicken dinner, for a start, […]

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Apple finally releases a trailer for ‘The Morning Show’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Apple After years of build-up and a cryptic teaser, Apple is ready to offer an honest-to-goodness trailer for its flagship TV+ series The Morning Show — and it’s clear that power struggles will take center stage. The streaming-only drama stars Jennifer Aniston as a veteran morning show anchor who starts […]

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‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ adds a ‘Fortnite’ style Battle Pass

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Ubisoft Ubisoft can’t resist the siren’s call of introducing Fortnite-like Battle Passes in Rainbow Six: Siege. On top of unveiling the details of Year 4’s third season (more on that in a bit), the company has outlined plans for Battle Passes in its tactical shooter. The first phase will be […]

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Cops put a stop to Amazon’s 30-cent ‘Mrs. Maisel’ gas promo

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Amazon, Twitter Promotions for streaming shows have been known to backfire, but Amazon might not be complaining too loudly about this incident. Santa Monica police made Amazon suspend a one-day Marvelous Mrs. Maisel promotion that charged people 30 cents for gas at a station to reflect prices in 1959 (when […]

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‘Need For Speed Heat’ is an ode to Miami street racing

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Ghost Games/EA You knew EA couldn’t go long without another Need for Speed game. Ghost Games and EA have taken the wraps off Need for Speed Heat, an open world arcade racer that “deepens and expands” the familiar mechanics of street races and police chases. It’s a not-so-subtle ode to […]

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AI avatars of Chinese authors could soon narrate audiobooks

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Sogou / BBC The Chinese search engine Sogou isn’t stopping at AI news anchors. The company has created “lifelike” avatars of two Chinese authors, and it plans to have them narrate audiobooks in video recordings. According to the BBC, Sogou used AI, text-to-speech technology and video clips from the China […]

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The co-founder of Masterclass wants people to try college courses online

Engadget RSS Feed If you’ve ever seen a Masterclass advert and wished you could do that for your actual degree, then it’s a great day to be you. Company co-founder Aaron Rasmussen is launching Outlier, a Masterclass-style site that covers academic subjects you’d cover in real degrees. So, instead of Deadmau5 lecturing you on EDM, […]

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Is AMD’s RDNA graphics technology ready to power next-gen consoles?

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components that make our tech faster. In this episode, we’re taking a close look at AMD’s RDNA graphics architecture. AMD’s previous architecture, GCN, powered the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and for the past few […]

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