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  • Google's new Chrome extension makes it easy to report suspicious sites (www.engadget.com)

    06/19/2019 06:31 AM

    Google's Safe Browsing feature will only work if it knows what websites to protect you against, which is why the tech giant is encouraging users to report suspicious sites. The company has launched a new Chrome extension called Suspicious Site Report...

  • Adam Sandler's 'Murder Mystery' breaks Netflix viewing records (www.engadget.com)

    06/19/2019 03:46 AM

    While Netflix was famously reticent about releasing viewing statistics, over the last year or so the company has become more open about it. Its latest revelation confirms the theory that someone out there likes Adam Sandler movies, since his latest s...

  • YouTube uses AR to let you try on makeup during tutorials (www.engadget.com)

    06/19/2019 02:43 AM

    There's no question YouTube's beauty bloggers have some of the largest followings, and the platform has become an important place for even the biggest makeup brands to debut their products. Now, Google's AR Beauty Try-On feature will let YouTube user...

  • 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' worldwide launch begins on June 21st (www.engadget.com)

    06/19/2019 01:16 AM

    You'll be able to save Muggles from rogue magical creatures and misbehaving objects very soon: Niantic will finally start rolling out Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on June 21st. The company has announced the much-awaited mobile game's launch date outsi...

  • Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 launch reportedly planned for August 7th (www.engadget.com)

    06/19/2019 12:04 AM

    While we're waiting for news on the foldable Galaxy phone, Samsung is still planning its usual big event to launch the next Galaxy Note. According to CNET, we should expect the company's annual Unpacked event to take place on August 7th at the Barcla...

  • House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 11:04 PM

    You knew Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency would come under scrutiny as soon as it became official, and the US government isn't wasting any time. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters has issued a statement calling on Facebook to...

  • Robotic dishwasher saves restaurants from drudgery (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 10:41 PM

    Restaurants and other eateries are facing a shortage of dishwashers, and for understandable reasons -- it's inglamorous work with low pay. Dishcraft, at least, thinks robots can fill that gap. It just revealed a robotic dishwasher intended to clean...

  • PCI Express 6 spec promises massive headroom for AI and storage (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 10:21 PM

    PCI Express 5.0 has barely been finalized, but that isn't stopping its creators from dreaming about what comes next. The PCI Special Interest Group has unveiled a PCI Express 6.0 specification that should deliver up to a blistering 256GB per second...

  • FCC chairman wants to open mid-band airwaves for 5G (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 09:57 PM

    US carriers have mostly rolled out 5G on high frequencies, with upcoming auctions aiming even higher. And unfortunately, those choices create problems -- the implementations typically don't work well indoors, and they risk interfering with weather f...

  • Fan-made 'Mario Royale' pits you against 74 speedrunners (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 09:23 PM

    The battle royale craze has invaded the Mushroom Kingdom, albeit unofficially. A programmer and video game streamer going by the handle Inferbro has hacked together a web-based multiplayer version of Super Mario Bros. that challenges up to 75 people...

  • You should update Firefox right now to fix a critical bug (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 09:01 PM

    If you have Firefox on your computer, you should update it right now. Mozilla has released security updates Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 to fix a critical bug, which it says hackers are actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable syste...

  • Tesla drivers can play 'Beach Buggy Racing 2' starting today (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 08:36 PM

    A new wave of behind the wheel gameplay is coming to Tesla. The company announced that it has started rolling out Beach Buggy Racing 2 to vehicles today. A new, Tesla-compatible version of the mobile game by Vector Unit will be available on every veh...

  • ‘Apex Legends’ is making its worst guns more powerful (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 07:50 PM

    Apex Legends' second season debuts July 2nd, and we already knew it would include plenty of exciting changes -- like Wattson, an engineer character who thrives on defensive play. Today, Respawn shed more light on what we can expect to see in terms of...

  • Google search results will show where song lyrics come from (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 06:54 PM

    Google isn't sitting idly by while Genius accuses it of copying lyrics. As part of a larger defense of its lyrics search practices, the company has mentioned that it will "soon" attribute the third parties providing song lyrics. This should "make it...

  • Next-gen ‘Pictionary Air’ arrives at Target June 23rd (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 06:51 PM

    Starting this Sunday, you can pick up Pictionary Air at your local Target for $20. The new game puts a high-tech spin on the classic. You'll still pull a card, choose from a list of items to draw and race against a timer, but you'll use a large digit...

  • Overwatch's advanced replay system goes live for everyone (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 06:00 PM

    The latest Overwatch patch is rolling out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and once it's installed, you'll have access to the new replay system. You'll be able to re-watch your ten most recent matches from any game type, except for the tutorial and Practice...

  • EVgo's 'roaming' deals give you access to 450 more fast chargers (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 05:31 PM

    It can be challenging enough to find electric car charging stations of any kind, let alone to look for one belonging to your charging network of choice. The hunt is about to get considerably easier, though. EVgo has forged agreements with ChargePoi...

  • YouTuber known for 'shitty robots' turns Tesla Model 3 into pickup truck (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 05:11 PM

    Why wait on Elon Musk to deliver your perfect vehicle when you can just make one yourself? YouTuber and inventor Simone Giertz needed a truck to carry materials for her creations, but didn't want a gas-guzzling pickup. So the 28-year-old robotics ent...

  • Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 05:02 PM

    Google says it'll invest in thousands of new homes in the Bay Area over the next decade, in the hopes of helping many of its employees and other residents find an affordable place to live in one of the planet's most expensive regions. CEO Sundar Pich...

  • With Disney in charge, Hulu plans original content push (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 04:40 PM

    Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original programming will increase significantly." Freer credits the change to "the capacity...

  • LG's V50 ThinQ 5G comes to Verizon on June 20th (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 04:29 PM

    It's still slim pickings for 5G smartphones in the US, but your choices are widening ever so slightly. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is adding the LG V50 ThinQ to its 5G lineup on June 20th, ending Sprint's brief head start on carrying the hand...

  • Volvo's self-driving buses and trucks will run on NVIDIA tech (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 03:33 PM

    Volvo's self-driving trucks will have some familiar hardware under the hood. The automaker has signed a deal with NVIDIA that will use the chip company's Drive platform to "train, test and deploy" a slew of large self-driving vehicles that include bu...

  • Google Calendar is back, so get to work (updated) (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 03:16 PM

    Google Calendar went down today in the US, UK and most of Europe, throwing working people off their schedules. Visitors to Google Calendar on desktop began receiving a 404 error around 10AM ET. The company confirmed it is working on the issue in an u...

  • Westwood’s 1997 ‘Blade Runner’ is playable again on PC (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 02:35 PM

    For years it seemed Westwood's Blade Runner might be lost for good. The 1997 adventure game that meticulously recreated the film's universe has becoming increasingly difficult to play on modern PCs. In 2003, the game's source code was lost, and it se...

  • IBM AI helps predict breast cancer a year before it appears (www.engadget.com)

    06/18/2019 02:17 PM

    IBM isn't just using AI to predict diabetes. Its researchers have developed an AI model that can predict malignant breast cancer within a year with an 87 percent accuracy rate comparable to human radiologists. While there are already AI prediction me...

  • 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 ...