The Morning After: Faster rockets, the quiet end of Apple Watch stores

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Welcome to the new week! Amazon, Netflix and others are taking on another subscription service over piracy, the next Doom movie will probably be on one of those (legal) services and we touch on some of the more interesting project…

Source: Engadget – The Morning After: Faster rockets, the quiet end of Apple Watch stores

ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

Having surpassed the US to become the second largest smartphone market after China, India is now the latest battleground for some of the top mobile brands. According to Canalys, even Samsung lost its top position there to Xiaomi as of Q4 2017, follow…

Source: Engadget – ASUS made a sub-0 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

Report reveals the extent of China's tech sexism problem

Chinese tech companies like Baidu and Alibaba have been using blatant sexism to attract job candidates and advertising jobs for “men only,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported. “Major companies like Alibaba have published recruitment ads promising…

Source: Engadget – Report reveals the extent of China’s tech sexism problem

Smart glasses could stream video without killing your battery

There a number of reasons why camera-equipped smart glasses haven’t taken off, whether it’s dorky designs, bans or just a lack of practical applications beyond niche audiences. However, there’s a common theme for them all: they need big batteries to…

Source: Engadget – Smart glasses could stream video without killing your battery

Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy

Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That’s relatively rare… or at least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple H…

Source: Engadget – Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy

US military hopes to launch rockets in 'days, not years'

Even in the era of private spaceflight companies, the process of getting a rocket into space is glacially slow: it can take months or years to schedule and prepare for a mission. That was fine when launching any rocket was a special occasion, but DA…

Source: Engadget – US military hopes to launch rockets in ‘days, not years’

BMW releases a teaser for the iX3, its first all-electric SUV

BMW announced back in March that it’s debuting a concept version of the iX3 at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. It’s the automaker’s first all-electric SUV, and it’s also the first EV it’s launching since it started producing the i3 back in 2013. Now, the…

Source: Engadget – BMW releases a teaser for the iX3, its first all-electric SUV

VW's electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car… and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peak’s EV record of 8 minutes and 5…

Source: Engadget – VW’s electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

In 'This is Climate Change,' you can't look away from the destruction

It’s one thing to read about melting glaciers. It’s another to sit and stare at one, as large chunks slowly slide off, crashing thunderously into the water below. In that moment, watching the destruction of a natural wonder, it’s hard not to feel lik…

Source: Engadget – In ‘This is Climate Change,’ you can’t look away from the destruction