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SpaceX confirms it's almost ready to test its orbital Starship

SpaceX isn't wasting much time now that Starhopper has completed its hover test. The company has filed an FCC communication permissions request that, as Elon Musk confirmed, prepares for test-flying the "orbit-class" Starship. The vehicle will fly mu...

Google's Nest Mini with wall mount and audio port hits the FCC

It looks like those reports that Google's Nest-branded Home Mini successor will feature a wall mount and auxiliary audio jack are accurate. A new FCC filing, first spotted by 9 to 5 Google, seemingly confirms everything we've heard about the Nest Min...

Apple Arcade is a tough sell, despite its low price

At last, Apple has put a price on Apple Arcade, its video game subscription service. Five bucks per month? At first blush, that seems like a pretty good deal for a curated library of small but high quality games that you can play on iPhone, iPad, Mac...

Comcast sues Maine over a law requiring a-la-carte cable offerings

Cord cutting may seem like the new norm, but plenty of people still pay for cable TV. That doesn't mean they're happy with it though. This summer, in response to complaints that customers had to purchase an entire cable package just to watch one or t...

University of Michigan's self-driving car lab now runs on Verizon 5G

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is continuing its very gradual 5G rollout, but this time it's more about the future of transportation than the phone in your hands. The carrier's 5G network is now live at the University of Michigan's Mcity test f...

Land Rover's rock-climbing Defender will come in a PHEV version

After shelving the model in the US, Land Rover has brought back the rugged Defender and will soon launch a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the vehicle. The all-new model is far from the capable, but spartan 4x4 that last appeared in the US in 1997....

Google Chrome makes it easier to send web pages between devices

Google has started rolling out Chrome 77 across platforms, and one of its best features gives you a way to quickly shoot web pages from one device to another. Say, you need step out right now and want to send the page you're reading on your laptop to...

Elon Musk says the Tesla Model S just set a new track speed record

The Model S has set a new record for the fastest four-door car at California's Laguna Seca racetrack, according to Elon Musk. The Tesla boss didn't give any more details in his brief tweet announcing the news, but did say that a video of the lap will...

Seat wants to sell its Cupra Tavascan EV concept some day

After Spanish automaker Seat (owned by VW) spun out the Cupra sport sub-brand last year, it seemed like we were going to see some interesting vehicles from it. That's certainly the case at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where Seat has unveiled the Cupra T...

Bowers & Wilkins' Formation Flex is a pricey HomePod alternative

Bowers & Wilkins has finally built a competitor to Apple's Homepod. Well, almost. Today, the company -- best known for its luxurious Nautilus and 800 Series Diamond hardware -- announced the Flex, a smaller speaker that sits alongside its existin...

California is close to reclassifying gig economy workers as employees

The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 5, voting 29 to 11 in favor of requiring gig companies like Uber and Lyft to recognize independent contractors as employees. It's not a law just yet -- it has to go through the State Assembly and...

Deezer's new royalty system could be a big deal for smaller artists

Deezer wants to launch a payment structure that more fairly rewards creators for their music. If the company can get the necessary rights holders on board, it intends to launch a user-centric payment system (UCPS) as a pilot in France early next year...

GameStop to close up to 200 stores

Just two months after GameStop announced ambitious plans to breathe new life into its stores, the company has announced that between 180 and 200 stores around the world will be closing their doors for good before the year is out -- and more closures...

The Morning After: Apple's big iPhone 11 event

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Morning, there! In case you missed it, Apple had one of its busiest events in a while yesterday, revealing its first 'pro' iPhones, a cheaper iPhone 11, an always-on Apple Watch and pricing for both Apple TV+ ($...

The uphill battle to build Honda’s first modern EV

Honda, like Toyota, has a troubled history with EVs. After pioneering them with the EV Plus in 1997 then releasing a very limited edition Fit EV, it's been radio silence from the company ever since. Now at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda has finally...

‘Fortnite’ is letting players vote on rotating store skins

With all of the troubles surrounding B.R.U.T.Es and turbo building changes, Fortnite players have often felt like their voices aren't being heard. Epic Games has gone some way to reverse some of the issues by introducing updates that bring more balan...

Facebook's News Tab curators told not to censor news about the company

Facebook confirmed in August that it's using a small team of journalists to pick the top stories for its upcoming News Tab section. Now, The Information has revealed more details about the guidelines those editors have to follow. The publication says...

Volkswagen teases the ID.3's larger EV sibling

The automotive world loves a splashy debut. Lights, loud music, flashy presentations and sometimes there's a special guest. The ID.3 got that treatment as it was finally freed from its camouflage. But the first public appearance of the ID.4 SUV has b...

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