Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease

Alphabet’s health science company Verily has announced a wide range of projects, from developing smart watches made for medical studies to mass-producing infected mosquitoes to curb their population. Scientists from the division have a new endeavor:…

Source: Engadget – Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It’s no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It’ll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, bu…

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Twitch postpones new rules to clarify vague expectations

Twitch is temporarily putting the brakes on its new rules for hate speech, harassment and sexual material. The livestreaming service has postponed the enforcement of new rules from February 19th to March 5th in order to “better explain some sections…

Source: Engadget – Twitch postpones new rules to clarify vague expectations

Samsung patents a flying screen that could be used for hovering video

Samsung was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week for what it’s calling a “flying display device.” The patent, spotted by LetsGoDigital, was filed for in 2016 and describes a drone-like device with a screen that could be ca…

Source: Engadget – Samsung patents a flying screen that could be used for hovering video

You get to pick the next free games on Twitch Prime

Twitch has been giving away free games with a Prime membership for awhile now, but now you’ll have a say in what’s handed out each month. With the Indie Amplifier program, users can pick from eight indie games and the one with the most votes will be…

Source: Engadget – You get to pick the next free games on Twitch Prime

Microsoft stops pushing notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones

The end of Microsoft’s Windows Phone project has been a long time coming, and now there’s another nail in the coffin. Microsoft is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 starting Tuesday, February 20th….

Source: Engadget – Microsoft stops pushing notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones

'Super Mario Bros.' encyclopedia comes to the US October 23rd

Nintendo did many things to mark the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., but there’s been one you couldn’t usually get your hands on unless you lived in Japan: the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia. You’ll be glad to hear that it’s coming to the West…

Source: Engadget – ‘Super Mario Bros.’ encyclopedia comes to the US October 23rd

Google found another bug in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Google tasks its Project Zero time with finding security issues and loopholes within other companies’ products, and they’re pretty effective at what they do. Now, Google has made public a medium-level security issue within Microsoft’s Edge browser. T…

Source: Engadget – Google found another bug in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Microsoft inadvertently outlines the limits of Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft began introducing ARM-powered Windows devices this past holiday season, and now we have more information on the limitations of these devices. Thurrott noticed that Microsoft published a list of limitations on the ARM version of Windows 10….

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A new form of light could power next-gen quantum computers

Photons are among the most ubiquitous, but loneliest particles in the quantum world — they’re always around us, but never interact with each other. Scientists from MIT and Harvard have managed quite a feat then, by observing groups of three photons…

Source: Engadget – A new form of light could power next-gen quantum computers

Control Volkswagen's latest concept car with your voice

Today, Volkswagen debuted a new autonomous concept car called the I.D. Vizzion at the Geneva International Motor Show. The interior of the all-electric car doesn’t reflect that of a traditional vehicle; it’s been completely redesigned. There is no st…

Source: Engadget – Control Volkswagen’s latest concept car with your voice

Elon Musk gets Hyperloop digging permit in Washington, DC

Last year, the internet needled Elon Musk for tweeting he had verbal approval to dig a Hyperloop tunnel in Washington, DC, because officials said they granted no such thing. Now, however, The Boring Company does have an honest-to-gosh written permit,…

Source: Engadget – Elon Musk gets Hyperloop digging permit in Washington, DC

England turns to the church to help fix rural internet

Though our cities now teem with fiber optic cables and 4G signals, it’s still common for rural areas to struggle with even basic connectivity. In the UK, a new pact between church and state could help local religious hubs become bastions of faster br…

Source: Engadget – England turns to the church to help fix rural internet

The Morning After: Water purification could lead to more electric cars

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Welcome back! We hope you had a great weekend. We’ve been playing with some cool dinosaur toys (we’re grown-ups, I promise), hearing about Tesla’s next power grid experiment, and the end of free Wikipedia data for developing count…

Source: Engadget – The Morning After: Water purification could lead to more electric cars

India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they’ll actually construct one. It’s why the news coming out of India’s latest announcement is such a big deal, becau…

Source: Engadget – India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing countries

The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikipedia Zero in 2012 with the hopes of democratizing information through a simple concept: cellular carriers in developing countries would offer access to its crowdsourced knowledge without charging data fees. How…

Source: Engadget – Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing countries

SpaceX delays its satellite internet launch to February 21st

Sorry, folks, you’ll have to wait a while longer before SpaceX’s satellite internet launch takes place. With hours to go, SpaceX has delayed the liftoff from its February 17th target to 9:17AM Eastern on February 21st. According to the company, the…

Source: Engadget – SpaceX delays its satellite internet launch to February 21st