From Engadget RSS Feed: Watch Microsoft’s Gamescom event at 3PM Eastern

Germany’s Gamescom expo may not capture as many eyeballs as E3 does, but it’s still crucial to the gaming industry. The event offers a better look at the titles and hardware that you first saw at E3, not to mention plenty of its own surprises. It’s a…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: The best ice cream maker

By Marguerite Preston and Lesley Stockton

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…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses

Mark Zuckerberg showed off a render of the AR glasses Facebook is working on last year, but he didn’t reveal a lot of details about the device. Now, we finally know a bit more about it, thanks to a new patent application filed by members of Oculus’ a…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Ben Heck’s ‘IoT on Wheels’

Ben and Felix are taking part in element14’s IoT on Wheels design challenge with help from a local electrical engineer, Bob Baddeley, to use ST Microelectronic’s Nucleo microcontroller board and Bluetooth module. The team decided to work on an In…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Google tests tools that encourage you to pay for news

It’s no secret that Google and conventional news outlets have a fraught relationship, and that’s in no small part due to the problems publishers have turning Google searchers into paying customers. Why subscribe when you just read an article for free…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites

Australian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones. They’re expected to crack down hard on dozens of pirate websites that serve unauthorized movies and TV shows within the next couple of weeks. That’s becaus…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Sorry, Amazon is canceling your ‘free’ Echo Dot

If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true… well, you were right. Amazon is cancelling zero-cost orders for the tiny smart speaker, informing buyers that a “technical error” was responsible for the surprise Audible discount. You won’…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ won’t get more single-player content

BioWare vowed to fix Mass Effect: Andromeda’s numerous teething troubles shortly after launch, but there’s apparently only so much it can do. The studio has revealed that its 1.10 patch is the last single-player update for the game — in a confirmat…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: VW’s electric microbus will become a reality in 2022

When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it’d look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities set in. Thankfully, the Buzz won’t suffer that fate….

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Nest’s sub-$200 thermostat might swap metal for plastic

The Nest thermostat’s premium looks match its pretty hefty price tag, but if you’re cool with a simpler version that can still do the job, you may want to wait it out. Evan Blass, a notable gadget leaker known as evleaks, has tweeted an image of what…

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