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  1. BYU develops sports helmet foam for real-time concussion detection

    09.21 / 22:44 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Cranial collisions are haunting the sports world more and more. A recent survey of 111 former football player's brains found that 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows like those…
  2. Volvo launches 12-month trade-in plan with XC40 crossover

    09.21 / 22:44 engadget.com Engadget - News
    By Reese Counts After months of teasers and leaked images, Volvo finally pulled back the curtain on its latest crossover, the all-new XC40. The stylish new crossover packs in everything you would expect from a modern Volvo. The model will pack a…
  3. 'Resident Evil 7' DLC trailer offers the first look at Chris Redfield

    09.21 / 22:44 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Chris Redfield has had a long and storied career as the fictitious protagonist in many installments of Capcom's Resident Evil video game series. The Raccoon City policeman starred, along with partner Jill Valentine, in the original 1996 game, and…
  4. Tesla will discontinue its most affordable Model S this Sunday

    09.21 / 21:41 engadget.com Engadget - News
    On Sunday, Tesla's vehicle lineup will be smaller by one as it discontinues its cheapest Model S option, the Model S 75. That means the all-wheel-drive version -- the 75D -- will take its place as the low-end Model S sedan, currently listed at a…
  5. Instagram's 'follows you' feature reveals your true friends

    09.21 / 21:41 engadget.com Engadget - News
    In what might be one of the most overdue updates of all time, Instagram is finally testing a feature that lets you see if someone is following you directly from their bio. Previously, you'd have to laboriously scroll through your followers list to…
  6. The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off an Epson SureColor P600 printer

    09.21 / 21:41 engadget.com Engadget - News
    This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their…
  7. Facebook will turn over Russia-linked ads to Congress

    09.21 / 21:41 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it sold $100,000 worth of ads between 2015 and 2017 that led to fake news pages and were bought by advertisers operating out of Russia. A report released yesterday noted that the Senate Intelligence…
  8. Unlimited 'Stargate' streaming will cost you $20

    09.21 / 21:41 engadget.com Engadget - News
    MGM Studios announced a new web-based entry into its popular Stargate franchise, Stargate Origins, this past July at San Diego Comic Con. In order to see the prequel series, though, you'll have to subscribe to a Stargate-only streaming service,…
  9. Original Xbox's huge controller is returning for current platforms

    09.21 / 19:52 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Original Xbox owners got a powerful yet eccentric machine in Microsoft's first stab at console gaming. The system itself was a massive VCR-sized slab of circuits and plastic, but it was the comically oversized controller that most baffled gamers.…
  10. D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet

    09.21 / 19:52 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Dungeon Masters can rest a bit easier now that the library of Dungeons and Dragons core rulebooks will soon be available in an easy-to-lug digital edition. Instead of a stack of heavy paper-bound volumes, you'll be able to take your iPad or Android…
  11. Experian makes it easy for someone to undo your credit freeze

    09.21 / 19:52 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Turns out Equifax isn't the only credit reporting agency with garbage security, which probably shouldn't come as a surprise at this point. As Brian Krebs reports on his security news website, Experian has a few issues too, namely some incredibly…
  12. US allies accuse NSA of manipulating encryption standards

    09.21 / 19:52 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The US National Security Agency (NSA) is in the global bad books again after allegations surfaced suggesting it was trying to manipulate international encryption standards. Reuters reports that it has seen interviews and emails from experts in…
  13. Instagram's face filters are now available during your livestreams

    09.21 / 19:52 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The face filters that Instagram swiped from Snapchat are now available on Instagram Live. Starting today, you can add filters before your Live feed airs or during with options that include various crowns and animal ears as well as pilot getup and…
  14. US music sales keep climbing thanks to streaming

    09.21 / 17:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Last year, streaming generated more money in the US for the music business than all other forms of distribution for the first time ever, and that trend is continuing in spades. In the first half of 2017, the industry raked in just under $4 billion,…
  15. How Peggy Whitson stayed in shape for nine months aboard the ISS

    09.21 / 17:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Space is no place for battles of the bulge. That's why NASA insists on getting its astronauts into peak physical condition before sending them offworld. But aboard the ISS, in a living space the size of a football field, the human body will readily…
  16. FTC lawsuit over D-Link’s lax router security just took a big hit

    09.21 / 17:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    In January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took D-Link to court over its incredibly insufficient security. The FTC claimed that the company failed to protect its routers and IP cameras from unauthorized access, exposing them to use in botnet…
  17. Facebook's 'M' AI assistant will help you choose a movie

    09.21 / 17:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Facebook had grand plans for its in-Messenger AI assistant, M, when it was launched in 2015. While the service hasn't quite yet lived up to the hype, the company is continually rolling out new features in a bid to make using it a fun experience,…
  18. Roku reportedly has a 4K streaming stick on tap for this fall

    09.21 / 16:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    Roku's getting ready for a new round of hardware updates this fall (we've previously reported on their interest in a smart speaker), and we have some news on what may be coming. According to Zats Not Funny, Roku will unveil a 4K HDR streaming stick…
  19. What if the Google-HTC deal is actually about voice assistants?

    09.21 / 16:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The news is out: HTC and Google have finally consummated their ages-long flirtation with one another. In exchange for $1.1 billion in cash, HTC will hand over 2,000 employees to the search giant. These are the people that formed the bulk of the…
  20. London Costcutter trials finger-vein readers for faster payments

    09.21 / 16:58 engadget.com Engadget - News
    The humble Costcutter supermarket at Brunel University in London has recently become home to a biometric payment system that allows customers to check out with a tap of their finger. The store's owner has begun trialling Sthaler's Fingopay system,…