BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight

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BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight ASSOCIATED PRESS If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening over on Mercury, you’ll have an answer soon. Well, soon-ish. BepiColombo, a joint effort between the space agencies of Europe and Japan, will send off a spacecraft…

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Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone

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Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone SOPA Images via Getty Images It’s wasn’t too long ago that flip phones were all the rage, and now it looks they might have a spiritual successor. Richard Yu, CEO of Chinese smartphone maker…

Fake news is down on Facebook in the US and France, say three studies

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Fake news is down on Facebook in the US and France, say three studies Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have not had a great year. From being called in front of Congress to getting lashed by the media for its appalling handling of…

Uber, Google, Facebook: Your experiments have gone too far

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Uber, Google, Facebook: Your experiments have gone too far It was 2014, around the time when Travis Kalanick referred to Uber as his chick-magnet “Boober” in a GQ article, that I’d realized congestion in San Francisco had gone insane. Before there was…

The world of ‘Guacamelee! 2’

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The world of ‘Guacamelee! 2’ Have you heard the legend of El águila y la serpiente? In a dream, the gods told an Aztec leader to take his people into the wilderness of Central America to look for an eagle grasping a…

PS4 zombie thriller ‘Days Gone’ delayed yet again

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PS4 zombie thriller ‘Days Gone’ delayed yet again Sony You’ll have to wait a bit longer to mow down zombies (sorry, Freakers) on the upcoming PS4 action-survival game Days Gone. Sony is again pushing back the exclusive title from its slated February…

MIT finds a smarter way to fight Spectre-style CPU attacks

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MIT finds a smarter way to fight Spectre-style CPU attacks Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images Many companies have developed patches to mitigate Meltdown- and Spectre-like speculative memory attacks. However, they can come with compromises: they can leave major gaps and still slow down your…

Facebook’s confusion about its Portal camera is concerning

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Facebook’s confusion about its Portal camera is concerning Facebook couldn’t have picked a worse time to introduce Portal, a camera-equipped smart display designed to make video chatting in your home easier. And, if the rumors are true, the company is reportedly also…

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

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150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish Researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The…

Amazon and SiriusXM team up to offer free service and Echo Dots

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Amazon and SiriusXM team up to offer free service and Echo Dots Amazon Amazon and SiriumXM have partnered up to bring together streaming radio and the Amazon Echo. Echo owners can enjoy a three-month trial of SiriusXM for free. And anyone who…

Sonos may add Roku’s entertainment platform to its speakers

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Sonos may add Roku’s entertainment platform to its speakers Engadget The people at Sonos have made it clear that they want their hardware to be compatible with as many different platforms as possible, and they may be adding another one to their…

Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud

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Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud GreenPimp via Getty Images Ticketmaster will soon have another way to fight bogus ticket sales: by hopping on one of the biggest tech bandwagons of 2018. It’s acquiring Upgraded, a company that…

Biodiversity can also destabilize ecosystems

Biodiversity can also destabilize ecosystems

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Biodiversity can also destabilize ecosystems Ecosystems have a variety of benefits: They provide us with food, water and other resources, as well as recreational space. It is therefore even more important that these systems remain functional and stable — especially in view…

Zoov launches an ebike sharing system that fits in with existing roads

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Zoov launches an ebike sharing system that fits in with existing roads Whether they take the form of scooters or bikes, pedestrian mobility programs have sprung up quickly around the globe, occasionally angering people and governments in cities that hadn’t asked for…

Dad dating sim ‘Dream Daddy’ arrives on PS4 October 30th

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Dad dating sim ‘Dream Daddy’ arrives on PS4 October 30th Game Grumps If you slept on Dream Daddy, one of Engadget’s best games of 2017, you’ll soon have another way to play the charming dating sim as the “Dadrector’s Cut” is headed…