Nokia’s voice assistant is for engineers, not ordering Ubers

Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple are all developing their voice assistants to be the perfect companions for our busy lives, helping us control our smart homes, buy things, summon Ubers, play funky music and find out what show that guy from that fi... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Chevy Bolt makes green driving fun

I've driven the Chevy Bolt a few times. At CES, briefly in San Francisco, and after a tour of the GM plant where the electric car will be assembled. But all those tests were in pre-production vehicles. Sure, they were working cars, but they weren't q... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZeniMax now wants $4 billion from Oculus as case goes to jury

VR pioneer Oculus has been on trial for several weeks now, defending itself against claims it stole crucial code from ZeniMax. But the ultimate judgement is now in the hands of a jury. As reported by Polygon, closing arguments have concluded and the... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The CreekKooler Is a Cooler That Floats Behind Your Boat

If you’ve spent any amount of time in the water and wished you had a bar floating behind you, check out the CreekKooler. Available in red, white, or blue, Kanooler’s CreekKooler is basically a kayak-shaped cooler you can tow behind any boat. Dual wall, blow molded construction and foamed insulation will keep up to a […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSOG’s Pen-Shaped Multi-ToolsThe GS1 Knife is Inspired by the Straight RazorGarrett Wade Leather Pocket Knife Tool Roll [Read Entire Story]

Cool Stuff: All Star Wars Edition

Cool Stuff is your geeky holiday shopping guide published all year round. It is true that each edition of Cool Stuff likely includes at least one Star Wars item. Yes, I love the franchise and the selection in these columns are very subjective based on my tastes. But it is also true that Disney liceses the Star Wars brand for a lot of products, so there is just a lot of cool collectibles, toys, books, t-shirts, prints…etc to choose from. But even with featuring Star Wars stuff in each [Read Entire Story]

Ford SmartLink brings WiFi, LTE-connected features to older cars

If you want new car features like the ability to remote start via an app or have a WiFi hotspot onboard without buying a new car, then Ford's new SmartLink is one way to add them. Chrysler has offered WiFi and other features as a part of Uconnect sin... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The cloud and Office keep Microsoft afloat during PC slump

It's been clear for a while that a big part of Microsoft's future is ensconced in the cloud, and its latest (Q2 2017) earnings report just drives that point home. Wall Street types have been paying close attention to the company's Azure cloud service... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Facebook upgrades Privacy Basics with more guides

Facebook isn't exactly a stellar example of a company that values your privacy, but it just made its features' privacy settings much easier to understand. The social network has debuted a redesigned Privacy Basics section, which now works better on m... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

This bag of Tostitos doesn’t want you to drink and drive

Super Bowl Sunday celebrations typically include two things: snacks and drinking. To discourage partygoers from drinking and driving after this year's big game, Frito-Lay and ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners teamed up on a limited-edition... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Use Google Home to control WeMo and Honeywell connected devices

Since Home arrived a few months ago, Google has been regularly adding new features to the compact speaker and its virtual assistant. Today, the company announced that the connected device can now be used to control smart home gadgets from Belkin's We... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

California power companies want $1 billion to build EV chargers

It's expensive to build an electric car charging network, and California utilities want the government's help covering the tab. PG&E, SDG&E and Southern California Edison are requesting roughly $1 billion in funding to build both EV chargers... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Every Chromebook released in 2017 will support Android apps

You currently have to be picky about your choice of Chrome OS devices if you want to run Android apps, but you won't have to be quite so choosy going forward. Google has quietly mentioned that all Chromebooks arriving in 2017 or later will support A... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZTE is learning crowdfunding requires a crowd

A few days ago, ZTE's Jeff Yee posted a mea culpa on a company forum, explaining that his team had made a mistake. He was referring to Hawkeye, the culmination of the CSX project to design a smartphone with suggestions from the community. It was much... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Voice gets a long-overdue visual refresh

Google Voice is undoubtably useful, but it has also been neglected for a long time. Fortunately, the rumors were true: Google just released a pretty major visual overhaul of Voice, and there are a handful of new features on board as well. Most obviou... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

AT&T adds an international roaming day pass with catches

AT&T subscribers haven't had the greatest international roaming options. The carrier's Passport plans give you a tiny amount of data even at the highest tier, which could make it cheaper to unlock your phone and use a travel-friendly SIM card. At... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Humanoid beer-and-pizza-fetching robot is charmingly retro

Delivery robots are starting to hit the streets, but few do it with as much joie de vivre as a new device called the Fundroid. The gender-neutral beer-and-pizza-fetching robot, lovingly nicknamed Funnie, debuted at the Software For Artists event Sund... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung blames two different battery flaws for the Note 7 fires

Well, after months of speculation, Samsung has finally announced the results of its Galaxy Note 7 investigation. The official line: those fires were caused by two distinct battery flaws (just as a recent report suggested), not a hardware or software... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Volvo is forming a global car-sharing business

Swedish automaker Volvo is establishing a car-sharing business that will operate not just in Sweden, but in other countries across the globe. It will be based on Sunfleet, the car-sharing service that it's been running in its homeland for decades. Ac... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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Emissions cheating scandal expands to France’s Renault

The "Dieselgate" pollution scan that started with Volkswagen has expanded in Europe as French authorities are now investigating automaker Renault SA. Three judges will probe possible "cheating on pollution control checks ... with the consequence of m... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller is refined, but not perfect

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers for the Switch are wonderfully unique, but they might not be ideal for every situation. That's why the $70 Switch Pro Controller exists — it's meant for gamers who need a more traditional-feeling gamepad for title... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nintendo’s HD Rumble will be the best unused Switch feature of 2017

If I had to describe Nintendo in just three words, I'd steal the shared city slogan of Austin, Santa Cruz and Portland: "Keep Nintendo Weird." The Japanese game giant delights in its own unique character, and has made a habit of defying convention. N... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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