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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
SpaceX launches are seldom boring , but its next mission will be notable precisely for what isn't happening.  Elon Musk's outfit is poised to launch the Inmarsat-5 F4 broadband satellite on May 15th at 7:20PM ET, and the payload is both so heavy (13,448lbs) and going into such a high orbit …
May 15, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Rob LeFebvre / Engadget:
Google tightens its review process for web apps that request user data following Google Docs phishing attacks   —  In the wake of the Google Docs phishing debacle last week, Google has added a few new safeguards to better protect us from these types of attacks.
May 12, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Uber introduces Saved Places so users can bookmark frequent destinations, available now to US riders on Android and iOS   —  Unless you're traveling home, it can be a pain to pick out a favorite destination in Uber's app.  It's often easier to dig through your history than to punch in the address …
May 10, 2017, 11:25 PMIn context
Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
Governor Cuomo announces New York is taking applications from companies wanting to test self-driving cars on its roads; test period to end April 1, 2018   —  The Empire State and its bustling metropolis are ready to get in on the autonomous vehicle party.  According to an announcement …
May 10, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Mat Smith / Engadget:
EU accepts Amazon's commitments to withdraw strong-arm clauses in e-book contracts with publishers to settle antitrust case   —  The European Commission has accepted Amazon's changes to how it sells its e-books.  Following a 2015 investigation over the retailer's anti-competitive behaviour …
May 4, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Samsung gets government approval to test a self-driving Hyundai, customized with Samsung technology, on roads in South Korea   —  Samsung's ambitions to be a player in the self-driving car space aren't new, but today the company hit a big milestone.  The company's home country of South Korea …
May 2, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Sony sold 20M PS4 consoles in year ending March 31 as its gaming revenue was up 6.3% YoY to $14.7B; the mobile division saw revenue drop 32.7% YoY to $6.8B   —  Sony's PlayStation division has never been more important to its bottom line.  The company posted some lacklustre numbers today …
Apr 28, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
Tom Regan / Engadget:
Nintendo says Genyo Takeda will step down as director in June after 46 years at the company   —  Alongside today's impressive earnings report, Nintendo announced that long-serving employee Genyo Takeda is stepping down as company director this June.  Holding the title of representative director …
Apr 27, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei admits it uses slower flash memory chips in some P10 smartphones due to supply constraints   —  Memory speed isn't always something that one would pay attention to when buying a smartphone, or at least you'd expect the latest flagships to come with the fastest options available at the time …
Apr 21, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Mastercard begins testing fingerprint sensors on cards in South Africa, plans to roll them out globally by end of 2017   —  Our fingerprints are quickly replacing PINs and passwords as our primary means of unlocking our phones, doors and safes.  They're convenient, unique …
Apr 20, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context

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