14h00 17  janvier
Razer’s BlackWidow Elite keyboard drops to an all-time low 70 at Best Buy
Jon Fingas
You might not have to spend a small fortune if you crave a mechanical gaming keyboard. Best Buy is selling Razer’s BlackWidow Elite wired keyboard with Green switchesfor just 70, well under the regular 130. Amazon is selling it for the same price,...
21h45 16  janvier
Bird’s skid detection helps catch reckless scooter riders
Jon Fingas
Don’t even think of using a Bird rental scooter for a wild ride. The company has revealed a Skid Detection feature that, as the name implies, watches for moments when an e-scooter goes sideways. If there’s a pattern of skidding Bird can attribute to...
20h51 16  janvier
Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear
Jon Fingas
Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads for gun accessories and military gear, such as holsters and...
20h00 16  janvier
Ford delays some Mustang Mach-E orders over ’quality checks’
Jon Fingas
Ford technically started Mustang Mach-E deliveries in December, but some drivers will have to wait considerably longer. Electrek has learned that Ford has delayed several hundred deliveries of the electric crossover by up to a month for additional q...
19h25 16  janvier
FAA approves first commercial drone flights with no on-site pilots
Mariella Moon
Farms and other agricultural operations in certain rural areas in the US can now use robotic drones to take images of or gather data on their crops. The FAA has approved Massachusetts-based American Robotics’ request to be able to deploy automated dr...
19h10 16  janvier
Biden elevates science advisor to cabinet role for the first time
Jon Fingas
Science is poised to get a much more prominent role in President-elect Biden’s administration. Nature and Reuters report that Biden has named breakthrough geneticist Eric Lander (seen above in 2002) not only as the director of the Office of Science a...
17h59 16  janvier
Belkin recalls portable phone charging stand over fire risk
Mariella Moon
Belkin wants you stop using its Portable Wireless Charger Stand Special Edition device if you have one. The accessory-maker has issued a voluntary recall for the power bank charging stand due to a manufacturing defect in the power supply unit. Belk...
17h36 16  janvier
Watch NASA’s historic Moon mission rocket test at 4PM ET (update: cut short)
Jon Fingas
NASA is edging closer to sending a spacecraft around the Moon, and it’s about to conduct a crucial test to ensure that mission goes forward. As Reuters reports, the agency is conducting a hot fire test for the Space Launch System’s rocket core stage...
17h00 16  janvier
ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021
Amber Bouman
While CES was a bit different this year, we still managed to check out a number of inspiring new devices, apps and services. While we acknowledged the most promising tech in Engadget’s Best of CES awards, there remain a bunch of gadgets that didn’t m...
16h30 16  janvier
Hitting the Books: Smaller cameras and projectors helped the Allies win WWII
Andrew Tarantola
Modern cameras exist in high definition ubiquity they’re in our laptops and phones; strapped onto our helmets and dangling from our drones heck, you’d be hard pressed to find someone on the street without a video capture-capable device in their p...
15h55 16  janvier
This software converts old CDs into digital tracks and more
Stack Commerce
Your massive collection of hit CDs has probably been collecting dust since MP3 players went mainstream, and that was over a decade ago Still, you shouldn’t toss out those classics without saving them digitally, and Audio Toolbox by Gilisoft features...
15h00 16  janvier
Recommended Reading: ’WandaVision’ begins Marvel’s TV slate on Disney
Billy Steele
WandaVision is a nostalgic escape from this chaotic reality into anotherCharles Pulliam-Moore, io9io9 offers some details on the first episodes of the new Marvel series that debuted this week on Disney . Whether you’re okay to read about the show in...
10h37 16  janvier
Bloomberg: ’Cyberpunk 2077’ full development didn’t start until 2016
Richard Lawler
In one of probably many dissections of CD Projekt Red’s missteps in making Cyberpunk 2077, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier just published a piece investigating the game’s development. His reporting doesn’t back up forum thread rumors about Keanu Reeves, i...
05h25 16  janvier
Netflix buys Gal Gadot’s spy thriller ’Heart of Stone’
Mariella Moon
Netflix has snapped up the worldwide rights to a spy thriller that could affect subscriber’s buying decision. The streaming giant has won the auction for Hearts of Stone, a Gal Gadot spy thriller developed by Skydance Media and to be directed by Tom...
00h35 16  janvier
Apple is temporarily closing more stores due to COVID-19
Igor Bonifacic
Apple will temporarily close more than 20 of its retail locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as coronavirus cases continue to climb in those states. In an update on its website first spotted by Bloomberg, the company indicates five Apple St...
23h15 15  janvier
Facebook blocks events around D.C. and state capitals ahead of inauguration
Karissa Bell
Facebook is cracking down on events in an effort to prevent its users from organizing violence ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network says it will block all events in areas around Washington D.C. and state capitals through next week’s...
22h39 15  janvier
The next iPhone might have an in-screen fingerprint scanner
Igor Bonifacic
Compared to the changes that could grace the company’s iMac and MacBook Pro computers, Apple is reportedly planning more subtle improvements for its iPhone lineup in 2021. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the company’s engineers see this as an ...
21h28 15  janvier
Apple is once again extending TV free trials
Igor Bonifacic
Apple will once again give some of its customers a few extra months of TV . Since 2019, the company has offered a free one-year trial of the service with the purchase of a new device. When Apple first announced the promotion, it was supposed to expir...
20h34 15  janvier
Medium will expand into books with its latest acquisition
Igor Bonifacic
Medium is getting into books. This week, the company announced that it’s acquiring Glose, a platform that’s not all too dissimilar from itself. On the startup’s website and app, you’ll find a place to read, buy and discuss books. And like Medium, you...
20h14 15  janvier
WhatsApp postpones new privacy policy amid confusion’
Karissa Bell
WhatsApp says it will give users more time to agree to its controversial new privacy policy, citing mass confusion and misinformation about the update. The Facebook-owned messaging app now says that it will allow users to review the policy at th...
19h50 15  janvier
Hitman 3’ players on Stadia can share playable custom setups
Kris Holt
Hitman III arrives next week, and those who check it out on Stadia will be able to share playable chunks of the game with others. Google is bringing state share to the entire World of Assassination trilogy when the latest entry hits Stadia on January...
19h00 15  janvier
Apple is reportedly working on a major redesign for the iMac
Igor Bonifacic
It turns the MacBook Pro may not be the only computer in Apple’s lineup to get some much-needed attention from the company’s design team. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working on a major redesign of its venerable iMac all-in-one desk...
18h36 15  janvier
Apple is reportedly considering a podcast subscription service
Kris Holt
Apple appears to be considering a podcast subscription plan. It’s in talks with production companies about the potential service, according to The Information. However, the publication notes Apple often explores ideas for media offerings, and it’s no...
17h58 15  janvier
OneWeb secures funding to launch more than 500 internet satellites
Igor Bonifacic
After a year in which it had to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2021 is off to a much better start for satellite internet startup OneWeb. Two weeks into the new year, the company has secured a 400 million investment from SoftBank and Hughes Network S...
17h17 15  janvier
Facebook and NYU trained an AI to estimate COVID outcomes
Andrew Tarantola
COVID-19 has infected more than 23 million Americans and killed 386,000 of them to date, since the global pandemic began last March. Complicating the public health response is the fact that we still know so little about how the virus operates -- such...