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Xiaomi's latest US-ready devices include an action cam

Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and has started selling four new products on Amazon (...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

Giant 'Minecraft' graphics upgrade delayed to 2018

The Minecraft team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what's not happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper Graphics Pack and cross-platform Switch multiplayer to...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), t...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

Recommended Reading: The church of AI

Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence Mark Harris, Wired You may know Anthony Levandowski from being at the center of Waymo's lawsuit against Uber, but he's also the "Dean" or leader of a new religion of artificial intelligence. Wired...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments

Tesla dropped an electric semi truck and a new Roadster at a recent event, but it apparently launched another product that didn't get any stage time. The automaker has released, of all things, an external battery pack (the Powerbank) with USB, microU...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We'll recap this week's news highlights (take another look at Tesla's new sports car) and check out notable stories from Friday.
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

Bloomberg: Verizon's new NFL streaming deal will stretch to TV

Since 2010, Verizon's wireless arm has had an arrangement for streaming NFL games to phones (and, after they became a thing, also tablets), but Bloomberg reports it will stretch to TVs soon. According to unnamed sources, both parties are close to a n...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

Senators propose 'USA Liberty Act' to reauthorize NSA surveillance

The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What exactly to do about it has gone back and forth, but...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

This week's tech titan 404s | Engadget Today

If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good portion that same day. To fix it, AT&T told users...
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | link

Try the new ‘Overwatch' hero during the game's free weekend

At Blizzcon earlier this month, the studio behind Overwatch announced a new playable character for the hero shooter: Moira, a healer with evasive and damage-dealing abilities. Last night, she became available to play on PC and consoles -- and wouldn'...
Published on: Friday, November 17, 2017 | link