Ben Heck's super glue gun: Gears, Arduinos and motor drivers

30 minutes 8 seconds ago
We're making progress with the Super Glue Gun project, though we've hit a problem and we could use your help. To push the glue sticks into the gun, we need motor control. For this we're prototyping with ATTiny24, Arduino, and TRIACs, all while di...

YouTube will fight fake news by offering workshops to teens

5 hours 2 minutes ago
Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news throug...

Europe may harmonize how internet companies fight hate speech

9 hours 33 minutes ago
Internet companies are already taking action against hate speech, but it's no secret that they don't always tackle it in the same way. One may delete the hostile material immediately, while the other might spend days reviewing it before taking actio...

Artificially bright clouds might save the Great Barrier Reef

10 hours 59 minutes ago
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out. However, scientists might have an unusual approach that works...

China proves its first resupply spacecraft can reach orbit

12 hours 31 minutes ago
China's space program just hit a milestone: according to Reuters, its first cargo probe has successfully proven that it can ferry supplies to orbit. Tianzhou-1 took off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the mainland on April 20th. In the e...

Verizon's Galaxy S8 won't help you shop on Amazon

14 hours 5 minutes ago
Samsung already gave a heads-up that Bixby wouldn't be complete when the Galaxy S8 launched, but Verizon customers will have to make do with less than most... for a while, anyway. The American carrier has confirmed to CNET that its version of the S8...

Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135 years

15 hours 34 minutes ago
Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country's first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved in major labor disputes and even led to a famous album c...

YouTube fixes Restricted Mode issue censoring LGBTQ+ videos

17 hours 5 minutes ago
YouTube says it has fixed the issue that made Restricted Mode a bit too restrictive. The option was supposed to make the website more suitable for minors when switched on, but its older version also filtered out millions of harmless videos, including...

'Avatar' sequels start arriving on December 18th, 2020

18 hours 33 minutes ago
James Cameron has spent years drumming up hype for his Avatar sequels with little to show for it (the first sequel was originally due this December). However, his team is finally ready to commit to specific release dates -- for all the new movies. Th...

'The Last Goodbye' is the VR Holocaust memorial we need today

21 hours 30 minutes ago
You've read about the Holocaust in books and seen it portrayed in films. But it's another experience entirely to walk through the site of a concentration camp in virtual reality, led by a survivor who lost his entire family there. The Last Goodbye, w...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

1 day ago
My name is Christopher Trout, your new editor-in-chief. You may not recognize my name, but chances are you've read something I've written. When I arrived at Engadget nearly seven years ago, I was a freelancer fresh off of unemployment, our rivalry wi...

Waymo says Uber hid a LiDAR device based on its technology

1 day 2 hours ago
The legal battle Waymo waged against Uber is getting more and more intense, and the Alphabet-owned division is showing no signs of slowing down. It has just accused the ride-hailing company of covering up a trade secret theft in a new set of court of...

Pinterest fixes its broken visual search tool for Chrome

1 day 9 hours ago
Pinterest thought it launched something cool when it added visual search to its Chrome browser in March. It was supposed to be able to pinpoint specific items in an image, say a pair of sunglasses somebody's wearing in a photo, and find pins with sim...

The Moto Z2 Play looks very familiar

1 day 11 hours ago
You probably picked up the Moto Z Play for its long battery life, mid-range price and compatibility with Motrola's flagship modular backs. If you were worried that those components wouldn't work on the next version of the handset, don't -- leaked ima...

Valve is trying to end account smurfing in 'Dota 2'

1 day 11 hours ago
Valve is changing the way Dota 2 is played, at least on a meta level. Beginning May 4th, players will be required to register a unique phone number to their accounts in order to queue up for ranked matches. That's one account per phone number, ostens...

Adidas will sell more shoes partially made with ocean trash

1 day 13 hours ago
In honor of tomorrow's Earth Day celebrations, Adidas is unveiling yet another collaboration with Parley, an organization that focuses on protecting oceans from being polluted. This includes three new models of its flagship running shoe, the original...
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