Facebook shut down a spam network in Brazil

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Facebook shut down a spam network in Brazil Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images Facebook’s crackdown on misleading content continues, this time in Brazil. The social network gave the boot to 68 pages and 43 accounts — all linked to a single marketing…

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Small upgrades sweeten the deal just a bit

Small upgrades sweeten the deal just a bit

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Small upgrades sweeten the deal just a bit The new Fire HD 8 will still cost $80. Sarag Tew/CNET The “all-new” Fire HD 8 tablet for 2018 is much more of a refresh than a major upgrade. Available in the same colors and…

Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds

Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds

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Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they’ll make landfall in the Americas, according to new research. A new study…

ASUS’ latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now

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ASUS’ latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now ASUS Just because there’s been a slew of premium Chrome OS devices in recent weeks doesn’t mean you’ll have to go without modern, budget-friendly options. ASUS has launched its latest Chromebook designs in the US,…

Cryptocurrency giants Coinbase and Circle form joint venture to boost adoption of dollar-backed digital coins

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Cryptocurrency giants Coinbase and Circle form joint venture to boost adoption of dollar-backed digital coins Two of the largest cryptocurrency companies, Coinbase and Circle, are joining forces to establish more ground rules in the quickly evolving asset class.

GM brings its peer-to-peer car-sharing service to 10 US cities

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GM brings its peer-to-peer car-sharing service to 10 US cities GM Earlier this year, GM unveiled a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, expanding its Maven platform to allow GM owners and qualified lessees to rent out their own vehicles. At the time, the company…

HTC launches its blockchain-focused phone, but you can only buy it in cryptocurrency

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HTC launches its blockchain-focused phone, but you can only buy it in cryptocurrency HTC unveiled its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone on Tuesday, the Exodus 1, as the struggling manufacturer looks to shift its strategy to focus on new technology.

The Ducati Multistrada 1260S is ready for anything

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The Ducati Multistrada 1260S is ready for anything “Let’s go on an adventure,” I whispered to the Ducati Multistrada 1260S. For many, motorcycles represent something more than a simple means of transportation. It’s everything from the idea of embracing a counterculture (the…

Top 10 Best Pocket Knives

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When looking for the best pocket knife, make sure you follow these simple yet weird tips or else you might be in for a big shock. Pocket knives can vary greatly in terms of design and, for that reason, you should pick…

Facebook is finally decluttering Messenger

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Facebook is finally decluttering Messenger Facebook has just announced a brand new Messenger app, and it promises to be a lot simpler than previous iterations. In Messenger 4, you’ll get three tabs instead of nine. There’s the Chats tab which houses all…

Harmful pesticides lurking in New York State homes

Harmful pesticides lurking in New York State homes

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Harmful pesticides lurking in New York State homes Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners,…

Hubble Space Telescope Almost Back in Action

Hubble Space Telescope Almost Back in Action

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Hubble Space Telescope Almost Back in Action It looks like NASA’s famous Hubble Space Telescope has recovered from the glitch that knocked the observatory offline more than two weeks ago. On Oct. 5, Hubble went into a protective “safe mode” after one of its orientation-maintaining gyroscopes…

Lenovo updates Smart Display with Google Home Hub features

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Lenovo updates Smart Display with Google Home Hub features Nicole Lee / Engadget Google isn’t being stingy about its recently announced Home Hub features — it’s going to be available on all Assistant smart displays, regardless of manufacturer. But we assumed it…

‘No Man’s Sky’ is getting a spooky update next week

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‘No Man’s Sky’ is getting a spooky update next week Hello Games Few games in recent memory have enjoyed as strong a resurgence as No Man’s Sky. The galaxy exploration game was widely criticized when it was released in 2016, as it…

Lyft buys an AR company to bolster its self-driving car efforts

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Lyft buys an AR company to bolster its self-driving car efforts Lyft Lyft is ramping up it self-driving car strategy on two fronts. To start, the ridesharing mainstay has acquired Blue Vision Labs, a UK-based augmented reality firm whose underlying technology helps…