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  • 'Fortnite' finally nerfs the hated B.R.U.T.E. mechs (www.engadget.com)

    08/23/2019 02:16 AM

    With the debut of Fortnite season X a few weeks ago, Epic Games added some superpowered B.R.U.T.E. mech suits to its battle royale game. According to the company, its mechs were intended to help level the playing field, but many high-level and even m...

  • FDA to trial innovative computer-assisted heart surgeries this fall (www.engadget.com)

    08/23/2019 01:34 AM

    Starting this fall, the FDA plans to trial an innovative new computational medicine approach to heart surgery with 160 patients in the US. The procedure, called Optimal Target Identification via Modelling of Arrhythmogenesis (OPTIMA, for short), invo...

  • After a year of Epic Games exclusivity, ‘Hades’ heads to Steam Early Access (www.engadget.com)

    08/23/2019 12:02 AM

    Hades, the next game from Bastion and Pyre developer Supergiant Games, is coming to Steam Early Access on December 10. The game has been available in early access on the Epic Games Store since December of last year.

  • DoorDash finally makes sure delivery drivers get your tips (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 11:24 PM

    DoorDash drivers will earn 100 percent of tips under a revamped set of rules on pay. The delivery service today announced a new tipping and earnings policy that it claims will lead to drivers earning more on average. The development comes more than a...

  • 'Uncharted' movie loses its director, again (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 10:56 PM

    Sony is still planning on bringing the popular Uncharted franchise to theaters, but it's going to have to find new director to make it happen. Dan Trachtenberg had signed on to direct the project but stepped down, according to Deadline. Sony hasn't p...

  • Porsche streamlines the Taycan EV’s infotainment system (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 10:01 PM

    The all-electric Porsche Taycan is the first in a line of electric vehicles from the performance brand. And while it's running on electrons instead of dead dinosaurs, the automaker is determined to make sure that the vehicle is still an experience th...

  • HP CEO Dion Weisler will step down in November (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 09:44 PM

    Following four years at the helm of HP, CEO Dion Weisler will step down in November. The Palo Alto-based PC maker today announced that its Australian chief executive will be leaving his role due to "family health" reasons. Enrique Lores, the current...

  • News Corp is apparently working on a news app called 'Knewz' (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 09:14 PM

    News Corp wants to give people an alternative to Google News and Apple News. The media company that owns Dow Jones Newswires and HarperCollins is working on its own news aggregation service, reported The Wall Street Journal. The service will be calle...

  • Lenovo’s Smart Clock becomes a more capable home hub (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 08:41 PM

    The Lenovo Smart Clock already won Best of CES 2019 and earned our approval, but it's not done adding features. Today, Google announced a few welcomed updates that bring the device more in line with the Google Home Hub.

  • Phone companies and state attorneys general join forces to fight robocalls (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 08:12 PM

    US consumers receive as many as 350,000 unwanted calls every three minutes, according to the FCC. Despite multiple efforts to end the onslaught, an estimated 4.7 billion robocalls hit American phones in July alone. Now, attorneys general from all 50...

  • Wirecutter's best deals: Save $60 on an Acer Chromebook 11 (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 07:51 PM

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Weird, but in a good way (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 07:30 PM

    I have to suspect that back in 2011 when the original Galaxy Note was released, not even Samsung knew it would become as popular as it did. By the standards of the time, the Note and its 5.3-inch screen were massive, and styluses were considered...

  • iFixit teardown takes a look inside the Note 10+ 5G (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 07:09 PM

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will be available online and in stores tomorrow. Just in time, the folks at iFixit are sharing a peek inside the new device. Most notably, the phone borrows one major design queue from the iPhone, and it won't be super...

  • AmazonFresh grocery delivery expands to Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 06:38 PM

    AmazonFresh, one of two grocery delivery services Amazon offers in the US, is expanding to three new cities. Starting today, residents in Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix can get groceries delivered to their homes from Amazon in two hours or less. To...

  • Bose's new portable speaker has Alexa, Google Assistant and 360 audio (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 06:17 PM

    Bose is expanding its smart speaker offerings with the aptly named Bose Portable Home Speaker, which includes Bluetooth connectivity, voice control and virtual assistant integration into a 7.5-inch by 4-inch package. The 2.3-pound speaker is made for...

  • How Bugatti built the Centodieci hypercar in six months (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 06:00 PM

    During Monterey Car Week there's no shortage of nostalgia. Both the Pebble Beach and Quail gatherings are magnets for almost any vintage car you can imagine. So it made sense for Bugatti to unveil its new Centodieci hypercar, a nod to the iconic EB11...

  • Konami's mobile version of ‘eFootball PES 2020’ is coming in October (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 05:43 PM

    PES fans won't have to wait much longer for the highly-anticipated mobile version of eFootball PES 2020. Konami announced today that the latest mobile update will be released in October, and will carry over many of the features already announced for...

  • Adam Driver investigates post-911 CIA tactics in 'The Report' trailer (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 04:48 PM

    It's been nearly five years since the Senate's report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation methods made a permanent mark on America's human rights record. Amazon Studios today released the trailer for The Report, a film that depicts the struggl...

  • OtterBox reveals a portable and stackable wireless charging system (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 04:23 PM

    OtterBox has a solution to limited battery life. Today, the company revealed OtterSpot, its Qi wireless charging power bank, and stackable batteries. The OtterSpot Charging Base looks a bit like a thin hockey puck. It's designed to be stackable, mean...

  • Chevy's 2020 Bolt EV will pack a longer 259-mile range (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 04:10 PM

    Chevy hasn't tweaked the Bolt EV much since its introduction, but an impending refresh could be welcome by giving drivers what they often crave: more range. The EPA has rated the 2020 Bolt EV as delivering 259 miles of range, up substantially from th...

  • Samsung updates mid-range A50 and A30 with new cameras, flashier designs (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 03:51 PM

    Samsung has just updated two of its best-selling mid-range smartphones, the A50 and A30, with new iterative upgrades called the A50s and A30s. The company has attempted to make both phones look more visually appealing by adding a redesigned back pane...

  • 'Minecraft Earth' beta brings AR building to Android next week (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 03:37 PM

    Don't worry, Android fans -- if you've been wondering when you can try the augmented reality experience of Minecraft Earth, you don't have too much longer to wait. Mojang and Microsoft have revealed that the Minecraft Earth beta will reach Google-po...

  • Eminem’s publisher sues Spotify for unlicensed streaming (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 03:32 PM

    Eminem's publisher Eight Mile Style filed a suit in federal court Wednesday alleging that Spotify has streamed the artist's songs without having properly licensed them. "Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but...

  • Verizon enlists Boingo to help it bring 5G indoors (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 03:21 PM

    Sure, real 5G is up to three times faster than LTE, but there are a few caveats. As we discovered in Chicago, 5G doesn't always hold up when you're trying to use it indoors. Even a pane of glass can cause your signal to flicker between 5G and 4G. Ver...

  • Google proposes new privacy standards to protect web browsing data (www.engadget.com)

    08/22/2019 03:10 PM

    Google is stepping up its efforts to limit web fingerprinting and otherwise protect your privacy while keeping its ad business intact. The internet giant is developing a set of open standards, nicknamed the "Privacy Sandbox," that would allow for pe...

  • Max Does Europe (maxburstein.com)

    12/31/2015 06:20 AM

    Hallå!

    You've made it to one of the longest blog posts I may ever write. So long that I'd consider it more of a short novel rather than a single blog post. If you're more of a picture person head over to http://imgur.com/a/seJ1P or my Facebook page for all the images from my trip (including ones not shown here). Alternatively, find me, buy me a beer and sit back and relax while I tell you the ...

  • Rendering 12,000 Image Albums at Imgur (maxburstein.com)

    09/14/2015 05:12 PM

    Today marks a great day for wallpaper enthusiasts everywhere. Today's the day a newly designed Imgur launches, and with it comes some great performance improvements. My favorite is our new way to load giant albums without ridiculous lag. To put this new algorithm to the test I'm going to compare the perceived load speed of this 12,000 image album to what was previously on the site.

    TL;DR

    • Utilized React.js more
    • Only render DOM elements that are in the ...

  • My Experience Making My First Android App (maxburstein.com)

    07/15/2014 04:23 AM

    Like too many people these days I tend to spend a lot of time on my phone. It's a tough habit to quit. So is playing DotA, my favorite game. Allow me to take you back over the past 3 weeks of getting to know Android development (I'll try to skip through some of the boring parts).

    The Start (3 weeks ago)

    With the largest e-sports tournament to date kicking off in a few weeks I saw an opportunity to corner ...

  • From 0 To 500 Users In 7 Days (maxburstein.com)

    03/17/2014 03:00 AM

    I recently launched an idea I had been thinking about for quite some time called Problem of the Day. If you haven't checked it out the basic run down is a new programming or logic puzzle every Monday through Friday. Most of the problems are meant to be solvable over breakfast, lunch, or whenever you have some free time.

    My goal for this post is to give you some ideas on what I did for my launch so that you can see ...

  • Problem of the Day (maxburstein.com)

    03/05/2014 05:35 PM

    I seem to be in to launching things on my birthday. I bought the domain for this site on my birthday and I started work on a site called Problem of the Day which just officially launched today. If you're in to logic puzzles and short programming problems check it out http://www.problemotd.com/.

    This site was the first time I needed to send out e-mails in mass quantities. I ended up going with Mandrill and couldn't be happier. If ...