What we’re watching: Best of 2018

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What we’re watching: Best of 2018 With 2019 just around the corner, we’re ready to look back and pick a few favorites from the flood of TV shows that arrived in 2018. Senior Editor Kris Naudus explains why Netflix already has an…

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Nintendo warns it won’t make more retro NES and SNES consoles

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Nintendo warns it won’t make more retro NES and SNES consoles Aaron Souppouris/Engadget Just because Nintendo revived the NES Classic doesn’t mean you’ll have the luxury of buying a retro console whenever you’d like. In a chat with the Hollywood Reporter, the…

Sony has a PS4 Pro bundle for ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ fans

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Sony has a PS4 Pro bundle for ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ fans Sony If you’re a Kingdom Hearts super fan, you know the third installment of the franchise is just around the corner. Don’t worry if you’re currently without a console to play…

‘Travis Strikes Again’ is an indie-sized comeback for Suda51

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‘Travis Strikes Again’ is an indie-sized comeback for Suda51 In 2010, Goichi Suda seemed unstoppable. The Japanese game developer, known by his nickname ‘Suda51,’ had just released No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, a vibrant clash of stylized decapitations and eccentric, oftentimes…

Next-gen EV charger adds 62 miles of range in three minutes

Next-gen EV charger adds 62 miles of range in three minutes

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Next-gen EV charger adds 62 miles of range in three minutes BMW Reducing charge times is a key factor for widespread EV adoption, and BMW and Mercedes just took a new step in that direction. A Porsche EV prototype charged at a…

How the Brain’s Face Code Might Unlock the Mysteries of Perception

How the Brain’s Face Code Might Unlock the Mysteries of Perception

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How the Brain’s Face Code Might Unlock the Mysteries of Perception Doris Tsao launched her career deciphering faces—but for a few weeks in September, she struggled to control the expression on her own. Tsao had just won a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ award,…

NASA’s InSight lander proves it’s on Mars with a selfie

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NASA’s InSight lander proves it’s on Mars with a selfie Next time you can’t find the perfect angle for your selfie, just thank the universe you’re not NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft had to take 11 images with a camera attached to…

Amazon finally puts Google’s Chromecast back on its virtual shelves

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Amazon finally puts Google’s Chromecast back on its virtual shelves Engadget You can now get a Google Chromecast from Amazon just in time for Christmas. Sure, you can buy the streaming device from the Play shop and other retailers, but this could…

‘Alexa, Improvise’ is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs

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‘Alexa, Improvise’ is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs It was 7:55 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I had just arrived at a small improv workshop and stage space in San Francisco’s Mission district. Mere moments after I…

Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast: Erosion reshapes urban stream beds to become a series of hypoxia-prone pools

Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast: Erosion reshapes urban stream beds to become a series of hypoxia-prone pools

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Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast: Erosion reshapes urban stream beds to become a series of hypoxia-prone pools Hypoxic dead zones, which occur when dissolved oxygen levels in water drop so low that fish and other…

US border officers don’t always delete collected traveler data

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US border officers don’t always delete collected traveler data gashgeron via Getty Images Privacy advocates aren’t just concerned about warrantless device searches at the border because of the potential for deliberate abuse — it’s that the officials might be reckless. And unfortunately,…

Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality

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Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality Aaron Josefczyk / Reuters Just days after Uber announced its plans to resume testing of its self-driving taxis, new information reveals that a whistleblower had made the company aware of the technology’s safety failures…

‘Infinity Blade’ will live on inside ‘Fortnite’

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‘Infinity Blade’ will live on inside ‘Fortnite’ For any studio, stopping development on a game is never fun. Just ask Epic Games, which just announced that it will no longer dedicate any more resources to its Infinity Blade trilogy because it couldn’t…

Amazon adds location-specific reminders and routines to Alexa

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Amazon adds location-specific reminders and routines to Alexa ASSOCIATED PRESS Alexa isn’t just for at home anymore. Thanks to an update from Amazon, Alexa devices can perform time- and location-based routines and reminders, triggered at a given time or when you enter…

Essential buys the company behind Newton Mail

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Essential buys the company behind Newton Mail Chris Velazco/Engadget The Newton Mail subscription service might be dead, but its owner just found an unusual lifeline. Essential has acquired Newton developer CloudMagic for an unspecified amount. The phone maker didn’t say just what…