Hasbro's Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi

Hasbro has a new toy for the future Jedi in your life. The Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is a suped-up version of the standard lightsaber that comes with its own training exercises and activities built in, according to The Verge. The toy connected to…

Source: Engadget – Hasbro’s Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi

Amazon's first 'Lord of the Rings' teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map

As things stand, we know very little about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Prime Video series. We do know it will last several seasons and it will include some familiar characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, though Amazon was clear it’s not remaking Pete…

Source: Engadget – Amazon’s first ‘Lord of the Rings’ teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map

Dubai Airport drone scare temporarily disrupts flights

Dubai International Airport is the latest to halt flights over a drone scare following similar incidents at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow. The world’s third-busiest airport temporarily stopped operations for just under 30 minutes due to “unauthorized…

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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs outlines how it'll make money from Toronto

For the last two years, Google’s Sidewalk Labs has been working on a planned neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront. Now, thanks to internal documents obtained by the Toronto Star, the company’s plans on how it will make money through the development h…

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How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’

After releasing its Portal video-calling tool to largely positive reviews (especially from its employees) last November, Facebook is finally cracking open the device and giving the rest of us a glimpse at the Portal’s inner workings. Engadget sat dow…

Source: Engadget – How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’

Overwatch League's premium pass wasn't ready for its debut

If you tuned into opening night of Overwatch League’s second season, you likely noticed some changes to the production from last year. For instance, each player’s status bar at the top of the screen handily shows when a hero is hacked, stunned or fir…

Source: Engadget – Overwatch League’s premium pass wasn’t ready for its debut

Unboxing Nike's self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone

It was exactly a month ago that Nike took the wraps off of Adapt BB, its latest pair of shoes with power laces, and now the company is finally ready to bring them to the masses. The Adapt BB will launch globally on February 17th, although some lucky…

Source: Engadget – Unboxing Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone

Netflix will explore Transformers' origins in upcoming animated series

Transformers spinoff Bumblebee proved the franchise still has legs and now Netflix wants a slice of the action. The streaming service has ordered War for Cybertron, a new animated series that explores the “expansive universe” of the Autobots’ home wo…

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Twitter may let us 'clarify' (but not edit) our old tweets

There are reasonable arguments for and against being able to edit tweets once they’ve been posted to Twitter dot com. Jack Dorsey doesn’t necessarily want everyone to re-write their own history, but may allow us to re-contextualize our words in futur…

Source: Engadget – Twitter may let us ‘clarify’ (but not edit) our old tweets

Ubisoft: Ditching Steam for Epic caused a surge in 'Division 2' sales

Ubisoft recently became the latest big gun to challenge Stream’s status quo by jumping ship to the Epic Games Store. And it claims the decision has already paid off by diverting more players to its Uplay portal, where they purchased even more copies…

Source: Engadget – Ubisoft: Ditching Steam for Epic caused a surge in ‘Division 2’ sales

The 'Fortnite' dance lawsuits are close to falling apart

Epic Games has found itself slapped with a flurry of lawsuits, all alleging the company of stealing people’s dance moves and selling them on for a profit. These dances are incorporated into its world-conquering game Fortnite, which are bought by play…

Source: Engadget – The ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuits are close to falling apart

Samsung's thinnest ever tablet is the first with Bixby built in

Samsung has a surprise product announcement today, but it’s not the flagship phone we’ve been dying to hear about. Instead, the company is unveiling a new tablet — the Tab S5e. It’s a 10-inch Android 9 Pie device that the company says is its thinnes…

Source: Engadget – Samsung’s thinnest ever tablet is the first with Bixby built in

A pristine 'Super Mario Bros.' cartridge sold for over $100,000

Despite classic video games now being readily available online and on throwback mini consoles, rare physical copies are still fetching big bucks. The latest record-breaking collector’s item is a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. that just sold for $10…

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Facebook may take extra steps to remove anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook is “exploring additional measures” to fight anti-vaccine disinformation, according to Bloomberg. Content discouraging parents from vaccinating their children has been rampant on the site, particularly in Facebook Groups, and may have contrib…

Source: Engadget – Facebook may take extra steps to remove anti-vaccine misinformation