Watch the first episode of Picard for free on YouTube

The pilot episode of the new Star Trek: Picard series, which streams on CBS All Access, is available to view for free right now on YouTube, which we first learned about via Slashfilm.

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Watch the first episode of Picard for free on YouTube

The pilot episode of the new Star Trek: Picard series, which streams on CBS All Access, is available to view for free right now on YouTube, which we first learned about via Slashfilm.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/30/21115348/star-trek-picard-cbs-all-access-first-episode-free-watch-pilot

Apple’s redesigned maps are now available for all US users

Apple announced today that redesigned maps in its official Maps app have now rolled out to all users in the US. The company first announced plans to redesign its maps in June 2018, and the redesign was effectively complete and first began rolling out in full to parts of southeastern US last month.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/30/21115455/apple-redesigned-maps-now-available-us-europe

You can now own a life-sized, screen-accurate Baby Yoda figure… for $350

The picture at the top of this post isn’t a screenshot of The Child (aka, Baby Yoda) from Disney+’s The Mandalorian; rather, it’s an incredibly detailed, 1:1 life-sized replica of the iconic character from Sideshow Collectibles, and it could be yours… for the low, low price of $350.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/1/30/21115846/baby-yoda-the-child-sideshow-collectibles-replica-screen-accurate-350-the-mandalorian

Apple outsold every other smartphone manufacturer last quarter

Thanks to an excellent fourth quarter, Apple leaped ahead of Samsung to become the top-selling smartphone manufacturer in Q4 2019, according to Strategy Analytics and other research firms. Thanks to iPhone 11 sales that lifted Apple to its best quarter ever, it grabbed 18.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/30/apple-number-one-smartphone-sales-q4-2019/

The US just showed it still believes Chinese-made drones are a security risk

The US Department of the Interior said today it would continue to keep its entire drone fleet grounded, except when used for emergencies like firefighting, as the department reviews if the drones are a threat to national security.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/29/21113533/us-interior-department-chinese-drone-ban-grounding-security-dji

Interior Department permanently grounds Chinese-made drones

The reports were true: the Interior Department is grounding much of its drone fleet. It’s issuing an order that bans flights for drones either made in China or with Chinese parts out of fear they could be used for spying purposes. That effectively grounds the entire fleet in principle.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/29/interior-department-grounds-chinese-drones/

Nest thermostats will warn of possible problems with your AC or furnace

You might not have to wait until your home is frigid to find out that there’s a problem with your furnace. Google has started testing a Nest thermostat feature that sends email alerts when the device detects unusual patterns in your HVAC system.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/29/nest-thermostat-hvac-alerts/