Air traffic controllers may get a break from non-stop drone reports

Air traffic controllers have it bad enough managing full-size aircraft, but they face an extra headache when you throw drones in the mix. You see, controllers get calls when drone pilots want approval to fly within 5 miles of an airport — and with…

Source: Engadget – Air traffic controllers may get a break from non-stop drone reports

Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you’re a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against “common” che…

Source: Engadget – Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny

A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the “world’s most rapid” allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA’s approval and will start telling…

Source: Engadget – Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA’s scrutiny

Study says body cameras don't always change police behavior

In theory, body cameras are supposed to not only catch police abuses of power, but deter them: officers will be on their best behavior knowing that they could be hauled in. As Washington, DC researchers have learned, though, that isn’t guaranteed….

Source: Engadget – Study says body cameras don’t always change police behavior

What we're watching: 'Raw' and 'Feast of Fiction'

Welcome back to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they’ve been watching in their spare time. This month we’re kicking things off with some seasonally-appropriate horror fare, that you can catch right away on Netflix or Amazon Pr…

Source: Engadget – What we’re watching: ‘Raw’ and ‘Feast of Fiction’

New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software

Many attempts to open up access to software in the justice system have fallen flat. Advocates in New York, however, have just scored a significant victory. A federal judge has publicly unsealed the source code for DNA analysis software previously u…

Source: Engadget – New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software

Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules

Twitter has been trying to stamp out harassment, violence and abuse on its platform for years, but it’s nowhere near achieving that goal. Since its administrators regularly get a lot of flak for not moving fast enough to make the website safer, Twitt…

Source: Engadget – Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules

How Microsoft embraced 'messy’ creativity with Windows Ink

Windows Ink isn’t Microsoft’s first stab at bringing stylus support to PCs — that would be Windows XP Tablet Edition — but it is the company’s most successful. It made stylus support a core part of Windows 10, and it’s a big reason you’re seeing so…

Source: Engadget – How Microsoft embraced ‘messy’ creativity with Windows Ink

Google's annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet. By defaulting to secure connections on both ends, users can be protected from anyone who may intercept or even manipulate data as it flows ba…

Source: Engadget – Google’s annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X

While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple’s installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like it did with…

Source: Engadget – Apple’s Upgrade Program offers a ‘head start’ on iPhone X

Vector plans three 'microsatellite' launches in Virginia

Virginia’s governor announced that microsatellite delivery company Vector has arranged a trio of launches from the state’s spaceport on Wallops Island. While the notice gave no information on the payloads or customers, they will be very small compare…

Source: Engadget – Vector plans three ‘microsatellite’ launches in Virginia

Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China's VPN ban

Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn’t pleased about pulling VPN software from the company’s App Store in China, but this July, it happened anyway. As a result, many users who once counted on such software to dodge the country’s Great Firewall were left to their…

Source: Engadget – Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China’s VPN ban

Razer’s new webcam and microphone are made for streamers

Razer is known as a gaming laptop, mouse and keyboard maker, but it actually offers a wide variety of products, like Xbox controllers, power banks, and even an upcoming phone. Razer also makes webcams like the Stargazer, which is built for streaming…

Source: Engadget – Razer’s new webcam and microphone are made for streamers

Project Loon's LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico

About a month after Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet’s X innovation…

Source: Engadget – Project Loon’s LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico