Microsoft's reworked Edge browser is available to try on Windows 7

Microsoft has expanded the reach of its Chromium-based Edge browser to one of its most important audiences: namely, people who have to (or want to) use older versions of Windows. The company has released Canary channel preview builds of Edge for Win…

Source: Engadget – Microsoft’s reworked Edge browser is available to try on Windows 7

Decades of spy satellite images help track melting Himalayan glaciers

You don’t need cutting-edge satellite data to make sense of Earth’s changing climate. Researchers have published a study of melting Himalayan glaciers that takes advantage of 40 years’ worth of satellite imagery posted by the US Geological Survey, i…

Source: Engadget – Decades of spy satellite images help track melting Himalayan glaciers

FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy

YouTube may have a particularly strong incentive to change how it handles kids’ videos — it appears to be under government scrutiny for its behavior. Sources for both the New York Times and Washington Post assert that the FTC is in the “late stages…

Source: Engadget – FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children’s privacy

Windows 10 preview links bugs you find to existing feedback

Microsoft is trying to make it easier for users to report bugs. The company has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview with an updated Feedback Hub that lets users find similar complaints. If you’ve stumbled upon a problem in a pre-release build, you’…

Source: Engadget – Windows 10 preview links bugs you find to existing feedback

EPA finalizes Trump administration’s coal-friendly climate plan

Today, the EPA finalized the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) plan, effectively rolling back Obama-era policies to address climate change. The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) set national goals for reducing carbon di…

Source: Engadget – EPA finalizes Trump administration’s coal-friendly climate plan

The DJ-inspired production platform Serato Studio arrives today

If you’re a Serato DJ user with an unfulfilled desire to make beats and missed the beta for the company’s new production platform, now’s your chance. Today is the official launch of Serato Studio 1.0 and it’s in good form following a little feedback…

Source: Engadget – The DJ-inspired production platform Serato Studio arrives today

Google thwarts shareholder challenge to its China search plans

If investors and employees were hoping to prompt cultural change at Alphabet during the company’s shareholder meeting, they were likely disappointed. Voters at the meeting rejected all shareholder proposals, including a resolution that would have re…

Source: Engadget – Google thwarts shareholder challenge to its China search plans

Netflix renews bite-sized sketch comedy show ‘I Think You Should Leave’

The show that took the fun out of Instagram captions and charades is getting a second run. Netflix has renewed I Think You Should Leave — the popular sketch comedy series starring Saturday Night Live alum Tim Robinson — for a second season. Fans ca…

Source: Engadget – Netflix renews bite-sized sketch comedy show ‘I Think You Should Leave’

Apple's Voice Control is important for accessibility, and you

“Open Photos. Scroll up. Show numbers. 13.”

Over the years, Apple has frequently highlighted its accessibility work in commercials, but the ad that ran for a minute and a half during game 5 of the NBA Finals was particularly powerful. In it, a wheel…

Source: Engadget – Apple’s Voice Control is important for accessibility, and you

Lexus makes camera and radar safety features standard for 2020 cars

You’d think that luxury automakers would load their cars with safety tech by default, but that’s not always the case — it hasn’t been for Lexus, anyway. However, the company is making amends for that shortfall. It’s making its Safety System+ a sta…

Source: Engadget – Lexus makes camera and radar safety features standard for 2020 cars

Microsoft is selling a cut-back 15-inch Surface Book 2 for $1,999

When Microsoft introduced the Surface Book 2 in 2017, it added a 15-inch screen option. While that gave the Macbook Pro some serious competition, it still started at $2,499. Now, Microsoft is offering a 15-inch Surface Book 2 configuration for $1,999…

Source: Engadget – Microsoft is selling a cut-back 15-inch Surface Book 2 for ,999

European astronauts plan to take pics of a comet from the dawn of time

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to photograph a yet-to-be-discovered comet as it approaches Earth’s orbit for the first time. To do so, it’s developing “Comet Interceptor,” a composite made of three individual spacecraft, which will separate to…

Source: Engadget – European astronauts plan to take pics of a comet from the dawn of time

Twitter removes precise geo-tagging option from tweets

Twitter has announced it will be removing the ability to tag your precise location from tweets. In a tweet from its support account, the company explained that most users didn’t use the location-tagging feature and removing it would “simplify” the tw…

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What’s coming to Netflix in July: ‘Stranger Things' and 'Queer Eye'

There’s a good chance you know what’s coming to Netflix in July: Stranger Things 3. It’s arguably the most anticipated release of the summer, and you won’t have to wait much longer — it arrives on July 4th. Stranger Things 3 certainly isn’t all we h…

Source: Engadget – What’s coming to Netflix in July: ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Queer Eye’

Your smart speaker could tell if you're experiencing cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest frequently happens at home, and victims don’t always have someone around to call for help. Your smart speaker might one day fill that role, though. University of Washington researchers have crafted a proof-of-concept AI that can detec…

Source: Engadget – Your smart speaker could tell if you’re experiencing cardiac arrest

Kano unveils its first build-it-yourself Windows 10 computer

Kano is graduating from Raspberry Pi boards. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Microsoft and unveiling its first build-it-yourself computer that officially runs Windows 10. The aptly-named Kano PC is housed in a central unit that is…

Source: Engadget – Kano unveils its first build-it-yourself Windows 10 computer

YouTube and Universal Music Group are remastering old music videos

YouTube is perhaps the single biggest public repository of music videos, but many are bit outdated, with visuals and audio designed for old TVs with single speakers, and others that could use a bit of an upgrade too. Many videos from major artists wi…

Source: Engadget – YouTube and Universal Music Group are remastering old music videos

Google ditches Nest.com in favor of its online store

Google hasn’t been shy about phasing out what’s left of Nest as an independent entity, and that now includes Nest’s website. Droid-Life has noticed that Google has largely gutted Nest.com — now, it just asks you to visit the Google Store if you’re…

Source: Engadget – Google ditches Nest.com in favor of its online store

YouTube may restrict kids' videos to its dedicated app

YouTube’s handling of kids videos has been problematic, to put it mildly, and the company is apparently looking into major changes in policy to prevent further incidents. Wall Street Journal sources understand that YouTube is both considering moving…

Source: Engadget – YouTube may restrict kids’ videos to its dedicated app