Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth

Netflix just released its financial results for the second quarter of 2019 (PDF), and a number that jumps out is that its service grew by 2.7 million subscribers. That’s a problem for shareholders because in its last report, the company predicted it…

Source: Engadget – Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth

Apple renews ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for a third season

America’s road trip with James Corden and his celebrity guests isn’t over yet. Apple has renewed the CBS-produced Carpool Karaoke for a third season, reported Variety. The short-form singalong show was the tech giant’s first original series on Apple…

Source: Engadget – Apple renews ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for a third season

A Bluetooth vulnerability could give hackers your location

Your FitBit and other Bluetooth gadgets could be giving away your location data. Researchers from Boston University (BU) detected a vulnerability in several high-profile Bluetooth devices that could allow third-parties to determine your location and…

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The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: A few good deals remain

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Anti-Brexit RPG ‘Not Tonight’ is coming to Switch

The anti-Brexit game Not Tonight may be a year old, but it’s still just as relevant. With the Brexit deadline pushed back to October and heightened political tension in the US, the game’s digs at the gig economy, right-wing extremism and nationalism…

Source: Engadget – Anti-Brexit RPG ‘Not Tonight’ is coming to Switch

Breakthrough searches for signs of alien life in ultra-fast light pulses

Internet investor Yuri Milner’s search for extraterrestrial life now includes a hunt for, effectively, interstellar Morse code. Breakthrough Listen is teaming with the partners behind VERITAS (the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array Sys…

Source: Engadget – Breakthrough searches for signs of alien life in ultra-fast light pulses

'PUBG' update brings destruction and better visuals to the original map

Erangel, the map in which the battle royale craze truly began in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is getting a major overhaul for season 4. PUBG Corp said the update brings Erangel in line with more recent maps, adding new buildings, revamping terrain…

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What we played in July: 'Bloodstained' and 'Super Mario Maker 2'

Welcome back to Engadget’s Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. This time around, we’ve finally got our hands on Kickstarter darling Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as well as some more impressions on Super…

Source: Engadget – What we played in July: ‘Bloodstained’ and ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

Braun's Dieter Rams-designed speaker line is making a comeback

It’s been 28 years since German consumer product maker Braun got out of the audio business, but any audiophile will still be able to recognize the company’s classic LE range of speakers. Today, Braun announced that Pure Audio will launch new speakers…

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'Streets of Rage 4' will be scored by an all-star group of composers

However well Streets of Rage 4 turns out, it should at least have a top-tier soundtrack. Guard Crush Games, Lizardcube and Dotemu have revealed that the side-scrolling beat-em-up will have music from Motohiro Kawashima and Yuzo Koshiro, both of whom…

Source: Engadget – ‘Streets of Rage 4’ will be scored by an all-star group of composers

Uber wants to sell you Echos, AirPods and Oculus headsets

Uber is taking its retail offerings up a notch. Last year, the company teamed up with Cargo to let drivers hawk goods ranging from snacks to phone chargers. Now, Uber and Cargo are hoping riders will buy more expensive products, like Amazon Echos, Ap…

Source: Engadget – Uber wants to sell you Echos, AirPods and Oculus headsets

Nintendo quietly upgrades the Switch with up to 9 hours of battery life

The murmurs of an upgraded Switch were true — although you might want to put hopes for a Switch Pro on ice, at least for now. Nintendo has quietly unveiled a new revision of the standard Switch with dramatically improved battery life. Instead of t…

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