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'Game of Thrones' finale blocked in China due to trade war

The Game of Thrones finale may have aired last night but the show isn’t over yet — at least in China, where the episode has yet to air. Tencent Video, the streaming platform that controls the rights of HBO’s series in China, didn’t broadcast the sho…

EVgo is installing fast chargers at Chevron filling stations

EV infrastructure company EVgo has teamed up with Chevron to install fast chargers at select filling stations in California. The chargers, with up to 100 kW of capacity, are now running at Menlo Park and under construction at other locations i…

Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV

Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy testing a more utility-focused crossover, r…

'Overwatch' third anniversary event kicks off May 21st

Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosmetics, Arcade brawls, emotes and skins, but it’ll…

Google suspends Huawei's Android support (updated)

Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration’s de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and s…

Many of the Brexit Party's Twitter followers appear to be bots

It’s not shocking to see Twitter bots latch on to a political campaign, but it’s not often they do so soon after a campaign starts — let alone on a large scale. That appears to be the case with the UK’s Brexit Party, however. The no-deal EU withdr…

The best bike phone mount

By Amy Roberts

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to bike phone mounts.

Using a…

Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat

This April Fools’ Day, Impossible Foods was behind a prank video. Customers in a St Louis branch of Burger King were surreptitiously filmed eating the restaurant’s flagship Whopper. First they rhapsodized about their love for beef. Then they were tol…

Impossible Foods' next product is sausage

After three years of selling convincing plant-based burgers, Impossible Foods is on the verge of releasing its next product: sausage.

We first learned about and tried the product during a trip to Impossible’s headquarters in Redwood City, CA — whic…

After Math: Goodbye, Grumpy Cat, whoa oh oh

Terrible news, everyone! The internet’s favorite maladjusted kitteh has gone to the Great Cat Tree in the sky after succumbing to a urinary tract infection earlier this week. She — yes, Grumpy Cat was a girl — will be missed. Likewise, Cray Superco…

Group accuses EU internet providers of violating net neutrality

The European Union has had net neutrality regulations in place since 2016, but some are concerned that internet service providers are playing fast and loose with those rules. A group of 45 advocate organizations, companies and individuals (in…

NASA's Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space

NASA just inched closer to having robots take care of spacecraft. The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the International Spa…

Google rolls out a refreshed, more personal Smart Display interface

Google introduced an updated Smart Display interface alongside the Nest Hub Max, and now you don’t need that new hardware to see what the fuss is about. The 9to5Google team has discovered that Google is rolling out the refreshed interface to the Nest…

Arduino's new Nano board family is more powerful and affordable

Arduino’s Nano line will soon welcome four new products. They’re all small boards like the classic one, making Nano a family of small boards meant for compact projects. All the new boards boast low energy consumption and processors more powerful than…

Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing

In case you haven’t already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to explain why you should. Interestingly, studies (1)(2) rese…

Over 21,000 Linksys routers leaked their device connection histories

Certain Linksys WiFi routers might be sharing far more data than their users would like. Security researcher Troy Mursch has reported that 33 models, including some Max-Stream and Velop routers, are exposing their entire device connection his…

Rivian designed a camp stove add-on for its electric truck

Rivian has shown off its upcoming electric truck at the Overland Expo West, and it certainly looks different — and a lot more extra — from the previous times we’ve seen it. The automaker has debuted a camp kitchen for the R1T, and it’s even powered…

'Call of Duty' shake-up may see 'Black Ops 5' arrive in 2020

Activision’s Call of Duty release schedule has been predictable for years — the company has rotated between three studios, with Treyarch pumping out a Black Ops game every three years like clockwork. However, you might be in for a surprise in 2020….

Activist hacking declined 95 percent since 2015

Have you noticed a conspicuous absence of hacktivist attacks lately? You’re not the only one. IBM’s X-Force has published data showing that activist hacks dropped 95 percent since 2015, falling from a peak of 35 known incidents to just two in 2018…

Recommended Reading: Trusting companies despite privacy lapses


People say they care about privacy but they continue to buy devices that can spy on them
Rani Molla,
Vox

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, concerns about personal data privacy abound. Of course, Facebook isn’t the only company that’s been caught…

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