DC Universe celebrates Batman's birthday with free access March 30th

Batman is about to celebrate his 80th ‘birthday’ (his first appearance in Detective Comics) on March 30th, and DC Universe is using that as an opportunity to hand out more freebies. The service is providing free access to a wide swath of its Batman…

Source: Engadget – DC Universe celebrates Batman’s birthday with free access March 30th

MIT’s AI can train neural networks faster than ever before

In an effort “to democratize AI,” researchers at MIT have found a way to use artificial intelligence to train machine-learning systems much more efficiently. Their hope is that the new time- and cost-saving algorithm will allow resource-strapped rese…

Source: Engadget – MIT’s AI can train neural networks faster than ever before

Samsung's US marketing lead quits following department investigation

Samsung’s US marketing team is in the midst of turmoil, and that might include some high-profile casualties. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Samsung recently fired “several” workers in its American marketing division after an internal investi…

Source: Engadget – Samsung’s US marketing lead quits following department investigation

Researchers may have found a better way to make hydrogen for cars

While EVs have come a long way — even Ford is making electric trucks — they’re still a far cry from perfect. One of the biggest complaints is that the batteries need to be plugged in and recharged, and even when they’re charged, they have a limited…

Source: Engadget – Researchers may have found a better way to make hydrogen for cars

Study claims AT&T's fake 5G is slower than other carrier's regular 4G

AT&T has been accused of slapping a 5G label on top of what is effectively still a 4G LTE network, and now there appears to be some evidence to support that theory. According to a study conducted by OpenSignal, AT&T’s so-called 5G E network o…

Source: Engadget – Study claims AT&T’s fake 5G is slower than other carrier’s regular 4G

Oslo is working on wireless charging for its electric taxis

As Norway’s capital city prepares to ensure all taxis are zero emission by 2023, Oslo is setting up a wireless charging system for cabs. It aims to have the first such fast-charging taxi system in the world, though it’s not clear exactly when it will…

Source: Engadget – Oslo is working on wireless charging for its electric taxis

The Nissan Leaf Plus adds more EV range but not more fun

While other automakers were debating the merits of the electric car, Nissan was already selling the Leaf (the little EV hit the market in 2010, two years before the Model S). The automaker has sold over 400,000 units since then. That’s impressive…

Source: Engadget – The Nissan Leaf Plus adds more EV range but not more fun

Sony will stream a PlayStation news event on March 25th

After declining to run PlayStation Experience last year and pulling out of this year’s E3, Sony is turning to a different strategy for game announcements and updates. On March 25th, its State of Play streams will debut on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and…

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Scream your head off to survive in 'Supermarket Shriek'

Getting through the grocery store with your sanity intact can be tough — what with the legions of shelf stockers, geriatric Rascal riders and bawling basket babies blocking you at seemingly every aisle. But that’s a walk in the park compared to the…

Source: Engadget – Scream your head off to survive in ‘Supermarket Shriek’

Android ad fraud scheme drained users' batteries and data

BuzzFeed News has confirmed a massive ad fraud scheme, which was originally uncovered by at least two fraud detection firms, that drained users’ batteries and data. The scheme begins by hijacking the in-app advertisements of developers using Twitter’…

Source: Engadget – Android ad fraud scheme drained users’ batteries and data

Tesla drops annual servicing for 'as needed' repair model

Tesla has quietly changed its EV maintenance policy, going from regularly scheduled service to an “as-needed” model, according to its “Car Maintenance” page. Before, it called for “recommended” service every 12 months and 12,500 for the Model S and X…

Source: Engadget – Tesla drops annual servicing for ‘as needed’ repair model

The Morning After: Trying out Nintendo's Labo VR goggles

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

After a week full of reveals and announcements, we’re taking a closer look at Google’s Stadia promises and everything Apple’s updated iPads have to offer. Also, Nintendo is getting (back) into VR, and Comcast ha…

Source: Engadget – The Morning After: Trying out Nintendo’s Labo VR goggles

Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica prior to 'Guardian' exposé

Facebook has admitted that it suspected Cambridge Analytica of scraping data from the platform even before the first reports about its massive data collection were published. The Guardian has learned about the social network’s suspicion from a court…

Source: Engadget – Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica prior to ‘Guardian’ exposé

DHS issues warning about Medtronic implantable defibrillator flaws

The Department of Homeland Security and Medtronic are advising people with the latter’s implantable defibrillators to keep their monitors and programmers updated and in sight. A warning issued by the department says over 20 Medtronic products are aff…

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'Battlefield V' gameplay trailer shows its take on battle royale

In the wake of seemingly endless teases and leaks, DICE and EA are ready to show gameplay from Battlefield V’s imminent Firestorm battle royale mode. True to the scoops, it’s not quite a cookie-cutter BR experience. While you’ll have familiar mecha…

Source: Engadget – ‘Battlefield V’ gameplay trailer shows its take on battle royale