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The Avengers take on gaming icons in 'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite'

After a year of silence, Capcom has announced eight new characters for its crossover fighter -- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Doubling down on Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Ultron and Rocket Racoon join the playable roster. On the...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

I smelled and hugged a tree in VR, because art

At the Tribeca VR arcade this year, there were displays ranging from the harrowing to the distracting, but few were as eye-catching as Treehugger:Wawona. It's an interactive art installation that had headset-wearing participants hugging and caressing...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

MTV's 'Catfish' will introduce internet trolls to their victims

MTV's Catfish: The TV Show, a documentary series that brings together online couples who have never met in real life with sometimes disastrous results, is branching out. Instead of pursuing potential romances, the broadcaster is seeking people who wo...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

Google refines its search results to curb fake news

Google's quest to fight fake news isn't stopping with identifying bogus stories and an emphasis on fact-checking. The internet giant is rolling out changes to its search results in hopes of curbing both fake news and offensive material. To begin with...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

Engadget giveaway: Win a Glyph video headset courtesy of Avegant!

If you enjoy the movie theater, but can't stand crowds, Avegant's Glyph could be your saving grace. This rechargeable audio/video headset projects a 720p private screening experience onto each of your eyeballs via compatible devices and a microHDMI c...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to make room for fact checkers

In its own way, Facebook is taking responsibility for the spread of misinformation and changing how its products deliver news. The next phase of that is a test that "might" populate the News Feed with articles related to the one all your friends are...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

Juicero's unnecessary complexity makes it unnecessarily pricey

Juicero came under fire after Bloomberg showed that you don't need its $400 (previously $700) machine to squeeze juice out of its proprietary fruit and vegetable packets. All you need are your hands and a bit of force. But why is the company's WiFi-c...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

XPrize winner says its Tricorder is better than 'Star Trek'

The technology of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek looked so far forward it could almost have been used as a visual aide to Arthur C. Clarke's third law: technology so advanced, it's indistinguishable from magic. Despite the fictional technological magic...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

AT&T's rural internet push starts with Georgia

AT&T is making good on an FCC Connect America Fund promise to bring reasonably fast internet to rural dwellers and those who'd otherwise have to settle for pokey service. The carrier has completed its first batch of fixed wireless internet rollou...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link

NFL players can track and sell their own health data

Professional athletes know that it's not just the matches and training sessions that matter: it's what you do in your downtime too. Whoop's wearable straps specialise in this area, tracking your movement, heart rate, and ambient temperature to better...
Published on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | link