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Death by push notification

Death by push notification

Attention is the main prize of the internet. Everyone is fighting for it, and the phone is the prime battleground. The most potent of weapons in this war is the incessant, whining notification trying...

Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

If you’re convinced that many algorithms are biased, you’re not the only one. Pew has conducted a survey indicating that 58 percent of American adults believe algorithms and other programming will always contain some...

AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

Researchers from New York University have found a way to produce fake fingerprints using artificial intelligence that could fool biometric scanners (or the human eye) into thinking they’re the real deal. The DeepMasterPrints, as...

The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

With the arrival of Apple Watch Series 4 and Google’s redesigned Wear OS platform, this is a great year to give the gift of smartwatches. If money is no object, Apple’s latest-generation wearable ($399...

Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger

Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger

Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out Watch Parties, a way for group members to watch the same videos together. Now, it looks like the company is testing a similar feature for Messenger. TechCrunch reports...

Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal

Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal

DAZN might have only arrived in the US a couple of months ago, but the sports streaming service is already making strides in expanding its portfolio to cater to all types of sports fans....

Samsung’s free Galaxy phone themes won’t be free anymore

Samsung’s free Galaxy phone themes won’t be free anymore

In a bid to squeeze more cash from users, Samsung plans to halt the use of free phone themes after a 14-day trial period. The change will be implemented with the rollout of Android...

The kilogram has officially been redefined

The kilogram has officially been redefined

Today, scientists voted to change the definition of the kilogram as well as three other units of measurement — the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. The vote took place at the General Conference...

Qualcomm reportedly hired crisis PR firm behind Facebook controversy

Qualcomm reportedly hired crisis PR firm behind Facebook controversy

The New York Times’ expose that revealed the relationship between Facebook and Definers mentioned that the controversial PR firm has another big-name client from the tech industry. That client reportedly hired the company to...

Engadget will once again judge the official Best of CES Awards

Engadget will once again judge the official Best of CES Awards

It seems like just yesterday that Engadget began judging the official Best of CES Awards in January 2014, but now we’re already approaching our sixth consecutive year on the job. Over the years we’ve...