US lawmakers urge Google to reconsider Huawei partnership

In the wake of national security concerns over Huawei’s interest in entering the US market, legislators from both the Senate and the House sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai urging him to reconsider working with the Chinese phone maker, who ma…

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Leap Motion shows off AR headset with rousing game of ping pong

If you wanted to demonstrate Leap Motion’s low-cost augmented reality headset, how would you do it? Create a flashy, action-packed showcase? Leap Motion has a different idea: an invigorating game of ping pong. The company has crafted a demo that c…

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GM goes full smartphone with its latest infotainment system

Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes, and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice of this trend and have started working hard to w…

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Facebook is testing paid monthly subscriptions for Groups

Facebook is testing Group subscriptions, which will allow Group admins to charge for exclusive content. Only a few will have access to the feature as of now, but they’ll be able to set up a separate, subscriber-only Group and charge members a monthly…

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Puzzle platformers 'Inside' and 'Limbo' hit Nintendo Switch June 28th

Good news for fans of creepy, atmospheric games: Playdead is bringing its hit platformers Limbo and Inside to Nintendo Switch June 28th. Both were already available to play on the go, as they’re on iOS (Limbo is on the Google Play Store too). But if…

Source: Engadget – Puzzle platformers ‘Inside’ and ‘Limbo’ hit Nintendo Switch June 28th

Fundraiser to reunite immigrant families is largest in Facebook history

In the last six weeks, the Trump administration’s strategy to separate children while criminally prosecuting parents for attempting to cross the southern US border illegally has led the government to take almost 2,000 youth from their families to cam…

Source: Engadget – Fundraiser to reunite immigrant families is largest in Facebook history

Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app

Microsoft has overhauled its MSN News app for mobile. As you might expect, it’s curated for your interests, offers breaking news alerts, support for widgets on both Android and iOS, continuous scrolling and a dark theme for reading at night. A blog p…

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'Westworld: The Maze' is a choose-your-own-adventure Alexa game

Consider yourself a Westworld superfan? Now you can prove it. Ahead of the season finale, HBO is launching its first full-scale Alexa voice skill with Westworld: The Maze, an immersive voice experience that challenges fans to demonstrate their knowle…

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White House reportedly considers GDPR-like data protections

Online data privacy is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons. US residents and elected officials alike still have their eyes on Facebook as concerns continue to circulate over the policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Further,…

Source: Engadget – White House reportedly considers GDPR-like data protections

Tesla sues former employee who allegedly stole confidential data

Today, CNBC reported that Tesla is suing a former employee named Martin Tripp. The lawsuit centers around the alleged theft of gigabytes worth of proprietary information from the electric car company. Tesla had no comment, but did provide Engadget wi…

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Hyundai and Audi team up on hydrogen fuel cell technology

Hyundai and Audi have reached a deal that will allow the two to share their hydrogen car technology, Reuters reports. Both companies will have access to the other’s intellectual property and they’ll share components, with the goal being to push hydro…

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All Amazon Prime members can now try clothes before they buy

Amazon has been testing out a fee-free clothing-box service in the vein of Stitch Fix since last June. Prime Wardrobe allowed customer to try out selected clothing before buying; customers would only be charged for the items they kept. Until now, the…

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LG's G7 and V35 are available for pre-order on Project Fi

You no longer have to spring for a Pixel if you want a high-end smartphone on Project Fi. In the wake of an announcement late last month, Google’s wireless service has made LG’s G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ available for pre-order. The pricing for the de…

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Facebook will air live PGA Tour coverage on its Watch tab

One of the ways that Facebook has been highlighting its Watch tab is through exclusive streaming deals with sports leagues. Now, the PGA Tour joins the roster of sports that will air coverage on Facebook exclusively. Live competition coverage of eigh…

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EU narrowly passes copyright law requiring internet filtering

Today, the EU parliament’s legal affairs committee voted in favor of controversial legislation that requires tech companies to install filters into their software to prevent users from uploading copyrighted content. The law is intended to protect con…

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AMC's 'Stubs A-List' subscription is a direct attack on MoviePass

That took…. longer than expected: To compete with MoviePass, AMC Theaters will launch a monthly subscription service starting June 26th. With the AMC Stubs A-List program, in exchange for $19.95 per month folks will be able to see three movies of t…

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Facebook is placing autoplay video ads inside Messenger

Facebook previously admitted that it’s running out of places for ads in the News Feed, which doesn’t sound good for a company making billions of dollars from them. To solve that issue, the social network turned to its other apps and properties — las…

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