SolarWinds hackers also targeted security specialist Malwarebytes

American security company Malwarebytes has revealed that it was targeted by the same “nation state actor implicated in SolarWinds breach.” The firm says it doesn’t use SolarWinds’ IT software, which served as the hackers’ entryway into the systems of…

Source: Engadget – SolarWinds hackers also targeted security specialist Malwarebytes

Mercedes-Benz' EQA crossover is its first sub-$50,000 EV

After teasing it late last year, Mercedes has unveiled the EQA, its latest entry as part of a plan to release wide range of EVs in the coming years. With a 66.5 kWh battery pack, the compact crossover will have a range under 300 miles and a list pric…

Source: Engadget – Mercedes-Benz’ EQA crossover is its first sub-,000 EV

Chrome 88 makes it easier to manage and change passwords

Google has released another Chrome update for Windows, Mac and Linux, adding some personal security features that should keep users a little safer online. If you use Chrome’s built-in password manager — which isn’t our recommendation, but it’s better…

Source: Engadget – Chrome 88 makes it easier to manage and change passwords

Hector is a virtual modular synth you can put in your real modular synth

Poly Effects has made quite a splash over the last couple of years with the Digit and Beebo — two highly modular guitar pedals that covered everything from amp simulation to drum synthesis. Oh, also, the two pedals were completely interchangeable — y…

Source: Engadget – Hector is a virtual modular synth you can put in your real modular synth

Donald Trump pardons ex-Waymo, Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski

Last year Anthony Levandowski pleaded guilty to one count of stealing materials from Google, where he was an engineer for its self-driving car efforts before leaving to found a startup that he sold to Uber. The judge said during his sentencing that h…

Source: Engadget – Donald Trump pardons ex-Waymo, Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski

Korg teases Drumlogue, a hybrid analog / digital groovebox

Korg is teasing the next member of the ‘logue family, the Drumlogue. We don’t have all the details right now as it’s still under development, but we do know it will be a hybrid analog / digital groovebox. Judging from the short teaser video, that mea…

Source: Engadget – Korg teases Drumlogue, a hybrid analog / digital groovebox

Korg Gadget-VR takes music producing from the studio to the headset

Over the years, Korg’s Gadget app has allowed for software-based music production on platforms ranging from iOS to Switch, and now it’s making the jump to virtual reality. We don’t know much about Gadget-VR, like how much it will cost or what platfor…

Source: Engadget – Korg Gadget-VR takes music producing from the studio to the headset

YouTube extends Trump's suspension ahead of inauguration day

YouTube will continue blocking Donald Trump’s official channel from uploading new videos and livestreams for a minimum of seven more days. The Google—owned video platform told CNBC and Bloomberg that it extended the channel’s suspension “[i]n light o…

Source: Engadget – YouTube extends Trump’s suspension ahead of inauguration day

What's on TV this week: 'Hitman 3,' 'They Live' and 'Pixar Popcorn'

This week’s highlight game release is Hitman 3, closing out a trilogy of murder-for-hire simulators. The game stretches across last-gen consoles, has upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X, and is even playable on Switch thanks to cloud streaming. Disney…

Source: Engadget – What’s on TV this week: ‘Hitman 3,’ ‘They Live’ and ‘Pixar Popcorn’

'Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning' heads to Switch on March 16th

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is making its way to Nintendo Switch on March 16th, publisher THQ Nordic announced today. The 2020 remaster of 2012’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning first came out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It comes with all o…

Source: Engadget – ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning’ heads to Switch on March 16th

Netflix grows to over 200 million subscribers globally

As the company predicted, Netflix has topped 200 million subscribers, reporting (PDF) 203.66 million paying customers worldwide. Netflix also noted that its original TV shows accounted for nine of the top ten most Google’d series in 2020.Netflix also…

Source: Engadget – Netflix grows to over 200 million subscribers globally

Brave browser now supports peer-to-peer IPFS protocol

In a move it says will help make the internet more transparent and resilient, privacy-focused browser Brave now offers fully integrated and native IPFS browsing (via The Verge). InterPlanetary File System, as it’s known by full name, is a peer-to-pee…

Source: Engadget – Brave browser now supports peer-to-peer IPFS protocol

Tesla is hiring people to handle complaints people tweet at Elon Musk

Elon Musk wears many hats, but it seems that Twitter customer support may no longer be one of them. The company is hiring remote support staff to, along with other duties, handle complaints people tweet at him. Among the job responsibilities of Tesla…

Source: Engadget – Tesla is hiring people to handle complaints people tweet at Elon Musk

'Auto Chess' is going back to its roots with a MOBA spinoff

Auto Chess publisher Dragonest is going back to the game’s origins as it has announced a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) spinoff. Auto Chess debuted as a mod for Dota 2, one of the most popular MOBAs on the planet, so it’s a case of the snake…

Source: Engadget – ‘Auto Chess’ is going back to its roots with a MOBA spinoff

iFixit says Apple’s AirPods Max are ‘quite serviceable’

As night follows day, when a new gadget is launched, the iFixit teardown is never more than a couple of weeks away. Today, the company has shredded Apple’s new AirPods Max, finding that — in sharp contrast with the regular AirPods — they are “quite…

Source: Engadget – iFixit says Apple’s AirPods Max are ‘quite serviceable’

'The Muppet Show' finally hits Disney+ on February 19th

Disney+ is about to play the music and light the lights. All five seasons of The Muppet Show will be available to stream on the service starting on February 19th.Until now, the classic variety show has been a notable omission from Disney+, where it’l…

Source: Engadget – ‘The Muppet Show’ finally hits Disney+ on February 19th

Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

Cruise and GM have enlisted an important ally in their quest to make self-driving cars a practical reality. The two have entered a “long-term strategic relationship” with Microsoft to speed up the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Cruise will…

Source: Engadget – Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

Samsung’s 870 Evo boosts the performance of entry-level SSDs

Samsung is expanding its SSD lineup with the 870 Evo. It features the company’s latest V-NAND and controller, which allows the drive to reach the maximum SATA sequential read and write speeds of 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively, according to Samsung….

Source: Engadget – Samsung’s 870 Evo boosts the performance of entry-level SSDs