Google releases Action Blocks to aid people with cognitive disabilities

Google’s flurry of accessibility updates goes well beyond improvements to Maps. It’s releasing its long-promised Action Blocks feature (above) as an Android app, greatly simplifying Google Assistant…

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Snag discounted Nest routers in Google’s Memorial Day sale

With Memorial Day around the corner, several retailers, including Amazon, have put Google’s latest Nest devices on sale. We’ve highlighted some of the more compelling deals on…

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Netflix will start canceling long-dormant subscriptions

Netflix viewership is way up while most of us are sheltering in place, but it turns out there are hundreds of thousands of subscribers who haven’t actually…

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Scientists create a cyborg eye that mimics the real thing

Scientists have been working on artificial eyes for years, but mimicking the shape and behavior of a real eye has been difficult. A breakthrough might just lead…

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Jammy’s new MIDI guitar can control all your virtual instruments

Since the MIDI standard was released in the early ‘80s, plenty of musicians have wanted to control electronically-generated sounds with a guitar. Goofy attachments have come and…

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Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo takes place this weekend

Virgin Orbit is finally ready to try a proper launch demo. The spaceflight outfit now expects the launch demo mission to take place on either May 24th…

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Sphero spins off a new company to make robots for police, military use

Sphero, the company behind robotic toys like the BB-8 robot and educational robotics kits, announced today that it’s spinning its public safety division into a new company,…

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AT&T says it will drop ‘5G Evolution’ branding after backlash

AT&T has insisted on labeling its upgraded LTE network as “5G Evolution” despite criticism (including from Engadget parent company Verizon), but it’s changing its tune now that…

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