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'StarCraft: Remastered' upgrades a real-time strategy classic
Blizzard is legendary for keeping old games alive, but it's going the extra mile this time around. The studio has unveiled StarCraft: Remastered, an overhaul that drags the 1998 real-time strategy game (including the Brood War expansion) into the mo...

The best hair dryer
By Shannon Palus This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. R...

After Math: Money, monie, moné
It's been a stellar week for sales. Under Armor has a new 3D printed sneaker coming out, Adidas will knit you a sweater in 4 hours or less and Twitter is could soon be hawking premium Tweetdeck accounts. Numbers, because something something dollar bi...

DirecTV plans to air 25 MLB games in 4K
If you're looking for more 4K sports to justify your shiny new TV, you may be in luck. DirecTV is gearing up for its second season of broadcasting MLB games in 4K, and this year you'll have a fairly wide range of games to watch in exceptional. You...

'Black box' technique may lead to more powerful AI
It's not easy to train a neural network. Even if they're not difficult to implement, it can take hours to get them ready no matter how much computing power you can use. OpenAI researchers may have a better solution: forgetting many of the usual rules...

Germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster
You might want to think twice about running a non-stop livestream just because you can -- at least in Germany, regulators will want to have a word with you. They've told the 24-hour let's play channel PietSmietTV that it has to apply for a broadcasti...

Nokia's new Android phones will make their way Stateside
Nokia's 3310 stole the show at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but it wasn't the only device the brand announced at the event. It also debuted a trio of Android phones called the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Now the company has revealed on Twitter that...

China says Apple isn't cloning a local phone maker
Did it seem ridiculous to you that Beijing officials ordered a ban on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over a dubious design patent claim? You're not the only one. A court has reversed the ban (which was suspended during a dispute process) and declared tha...

California's new car emission standards defy the White House
The Trump administration may be rethinking car efficiency regulations, but that isn't stopping California from putting its foot down. The state's Air Resources Board has finalized car emissions standards for 2022-2025 that the White House still wants...

3D-printed cartilage cell implants thrive in baby mice
Somewhere in Sweden, a few lab mice have human cartilage cells living and growing within their bodies. A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy used a CELLINK 3D bioprinter to make hydrogel out of human-der...

Uber pauses its self-driving efforts following Arizona crash
Uber isn't taking any chances in the wake of its self-driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The company has suspended both its Arizona testing and its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operations while it investigates what happened. The company has confirme...

AMC's streaming service would still need a cable subscription
Just because a TV channel wants to offer an online video service doesn't mean it's forward thinking. Case in point: AMC. Reuters sources claim that the network is prepping a paid streaming option (tentatively $5-7 per month) that would require a co...

Recommended Reading: Radiohead's 'OK Computer' predicted the future
The Radiohead Prophesies: How 'OK Computer' Predicted the Future Stuart Berman, Pitchfork Pitchfork is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Radiohead's OK Computer this week, including a pretty interesting look at how Thom Yorke imagined the future...

Toto hopes to woo Americans with high-tech toilet showroom
Japanese toilets have long been a mainstay in Asian households, but the concept is still something of a curiosity in much of the Western world. Toto, Japan's biggest toilet maker, has attempted to market its high-tech commodes to American audiences f...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the Editor There's something about the internet that turns grown-ass adults into sniveling, name-calling adolescents. We make dick jokes, start flame wars and lol so hard when others fail. In my six years at Engadget, I've learned the ha...

Digital downloads killed 150 GameStop stores
It's game over for at least 150 GameStop stores. The retailer has announced that it's shutting down 2 to 3 percent of 7,500 shops across the globe after sales and earning plummeted last year. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company was affe...

Uber CEO linked to escort bar visit that resulted in an HR complaint
In case you were counting, it has been more than a month since Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and discrimination within his company. Tonight The Information reports that in 2014, Kalanick senior V...

Movado's Android Wear device looks like its regular watches
Movado has revealed its first Android Wear watch at Baselworld 2017, a few weeks after it announced its first solo foray into smartwatches. The American watchmaker calls its creation Movado Connect, a timepiece with edge-to-edge, always-on display sp...

Amazon will collect state sales taxes nationwide April 1st
While Amazon has resisted collecting state sales taxes, over the last few years it has bent, state by state. Now CNBC reports that as of April 1st, it will collect sales taxes in every state that imposes one, as Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico jo...

Tesla Model 3 'release candidate' drives off the lot
As Tesla continues its march towards producing a mass-market electric vehicle, CEO Elon Musk gave us a brief glimpse at the latest prototype. This Vine-length clip showed the first drive of a "release candidate" Model 3. Autoblog explains that unless...

Netflix thinks people still like Adam Sandler movies
Adam Sandler's recent output has been... well, it's probably best not to talk about it. Regardless of how you feel about his work, Netflix and its viewers seem to be fans and as such the streaming juggernaut has inked another four-movie deal with the...

Google app test makes editing photos more social
Right on the heels of killing off Google Talk, the company has admitted it's working on a new app for group photo editing and sharing. While Google already has the chat app Allo and video calling app Duo, it may be feeling pressure from its competito...

Tesla starts taking solar roof orders next month
Compared to successfully launching a private rocketry business and an electric vehicle brand, Elon Musk's quest to line your roof with solar cells is a less flashy endeavor. He pitched it last August as Tesla's preamble in its eventually successful a...

Facebook tests GIFs in comments like it's 1995
It's time for Facebook to fully embrace the animated GIF. The social network is about to start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments and your feed will never be the same.

Google kills Talk so Hangouts may live
Google has a frankly absurd ecosystem of chat, messaging and texting apps. In theory, the company would like enterprise users to get on board with Hangouts while directing people to Allo for their day-to-day personal chats and texts. In practice, how...

Gizmodo The Gadgets Weblog
United Airlines Refused To Board Female Passengers Because They Wore Leggings

Twitter user Shannon Watts started a firestorm on Sunday by saying she saw three passengers barred from a flight on United Airlines, apparently because they were wearing spandex leggings. In responding, United representatives repeated that the airline can “refuse passengers who are not properly clothed.”

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The First Six Star Wars Films Have Never Been Cheaper

The Star Wars “Complete Saga” Blu-ray isn’t actually complete anymore, since it doesn’t include The Force Awakens or Rogue One, but $58 is still the best price we’ve seen on the first six films. You also get audio commentary on each movie, 45 deleted scenes, and three bonus discs full of extra featurettes.

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Scientists Demonstrate Method of Turning Spinach Leaves Into Human Heart Tissue 

Spinach has long been understood to be good for your heart. But researchers have demonstrated that some day spinach could actually be your heart. Specifically, it could be used to repair damaged tissue by giving human heart tissue a plant-infused vascular system.

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Mandy Moore Shuts Down 'Morbid' Frozen and Tangled Fan Theory

Tangled star Mandy Moore has killed off a popular fan theory that Frozen, Tangled, and The Little Mermaid are connected through one couple’s painful, terrible death. While the theory was already debunked by super fans, it was worth it to see the horrified look on Moore’s face.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Star Wars Saga, WeMo Mini, Amazon Luggage Sale, and More

The complete* Star Wars Blu-ray, Belkin’s WeMo Mini Smart Plug, and discounted luggage lead off Sunday’s best deals.

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The Bob Ross of Glow-in-the-Dark Drawing

It appears semi-intentional and a little silly but YouTuber Peter Draws is making a solid attempt at channeling Bob Ross’ meditative tone coupled with slightly odd commentary. And it’s some soothing stuff.

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Westworld Creators Reveal Which Host Was the First to Use Free Will

The season finale of Westworld was ripe with twists and turns, even ones the vigilant Reddit forums didn’t anticipate. As everyone sits on their thumbs waiting for season 2, the show creators have confirmed which host was the first to exercise free will... and it might not be who you think.

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Travel Like a Pro With Amazon's Huge One-Day Luggage Sale

Amazon is having a sale on a crazy amount of luggage, backpacks and more for the whole family, including the TravelPro Maxlight4 (the sequel to your favorite carry-on luggage), hardside spinners from Delsey, and a lot more. So, if you’ve been using that duffel bag since college and you have a flight to catch soon, you…

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Driver Takes Out Self-Driving Uber In Arizona: Police

Police say a vehicle failed to yield to a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona on Friday and the two collided, according to reports. The Uber had a passenger and a person behind the wheel inside, according to police, and it rolled onto its side. There were no reported injuries in the crash.

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Supreme Court Printer Cartridge Case Could Be the Citizens United of Products

It’s an obscure case that hasn’t received a ton of attention as it has made its way to the Supreme Court but the final verdict could set off a cascade of consequences in the world of consumer products.

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Report: Uber CEO's Group Trip to Escort Bar Made Female Employee 'Feel Horrible'

Allegations of sexual harassment, among other issues within Uber, have been particularly persistent since the beginning of this year. A new report paints Uber’s toxic culture as a problem that goes all the way to the top.

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The Empire Strikes First in the Star Wars Rebels Season Finale

Forty years ago, the opening crawl of the original Star Wars revealed the Rebels’ had just won “their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.” Given that we knew a major battle would be ending the third season of Star Wars Rebels, that presumably meant things in the finale probably weren’t going to go well for…

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The Simplest Way to Upgrade to Surround Sound Is Also One Of the Cheapest Today

Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bar systems are the simplest way to add surround sound to any home theater setup, and refurbs of the 40" model are down to $210 on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen.

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Justice League Trailer Unites the Team, and World

The full Justice League trailer is here, and things are about to get epic.

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Gchat Is Dead, You'll Have to Hangout in the Future

As part of Google’s ever-confusing plethora of apps, Gchat was a service that managed to take hold because of its convenience and the fact that it was built into Gmail. Now, the service is scheduled to hit the chopping block. But don’t panic.

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#GOPDnD Has the Best Dungeons & Dragons Game Ever After Trumpcare Failed

After a series of closed-door meetings, rejected promises, and thinly veiled threats from President Donald Trump, Republicans finally pulled the American Health Care Act before taking a vote on Friday. This was met with laughter by many, and a few tears by others. But the best reaction came from #GOPDnD, which ended…

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Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business.

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Reminder: The Chair of the House Science Committee Has Almost No Experience With Science 

As congresspeople deliberated yesterday—before the GOP bid to destroy the Affordable Care Act devolved into a colossal train wreck this afternoon—Lamar Smith, the Chair of the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology, slipped away from the discussions so he could go hang out with climate change deniers and…

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Jalopnik Making $50 Million A Year Can Still Feel Average | Kotaku The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month L

Jalopnik Making $50 Million A Year Can Still Feel Average | Kotaku The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later | io9 Mads Mikkelsen Can’t Complain About His ‘Super-Iconic’ Death in Rogue One | Lifehacker The Bedtime Routine That Helps Me Sleep Better When Traveling |

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A Bunch of New Companies Just Pulled Their Google Ads Over Racist Videos

Yet more companies are pulling their ads from Google and YouTube because of fears the ads would appear alongside offensive content, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Prevenge Delivers a Great Horror Story About the Terror of Impending Motherhood

So often, women get told that having a child growing inside their bodies is a sacred duty that will turn them into glowing demi-goddesses. That might be the case for some lucky people, but even if it is, becoming a mother changes everything about your life. Prevenge cuts right into the belly of those preconceptions to…

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Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There

Uranus is tired of being the butt of your jokes—especially that one.

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The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later

It’s been a little over a month since the blow-up surrounding Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg, and the Wall Street Journal report leading to the cancellation of his premium show. Since then, a lot has happened to the YouTuber and to at least one of the reporters who worked on that story.

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How Trump's Stooge in Congress Fucked Up His Wiretapping Investigation

Meet Devin Nunes. The Republican congressman from California is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and earned his badge of infamy this week when he claimed that President Trump and his associates were “incidentally monitored.” On Friday, Nunes backed down from that claim. Very embarrassing.

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India and New Zealand Were Wrong to Recognize Rivers as Persons

Courts in New Zealand and India have granted legal personhood status to three rivers. The strange status is meant to protect the waters from pollution, but the measure could lead to unintended consequences, while undermining efforts to grant personhood status to living beings who actually deserve it.

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