Year: 2020

Save $199 on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon

Sponsored Links Dana Wollman / Engadget Apple’s 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is less than a month old, but you can already save on some models. Amazon has discounted the 8th-generation Core i5, 512GB model to $1,300, down from $1,499. The company has also reduced the price of the 10th-generation Core i5, 1TB variant to $1,800, down from …

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New HP Reverb G2 Details: Thinner Cable, Half Resolution Mode, More

New HP Reverb G2 details have emerged following the headset’s reveal last week. Members of the HP team answered questions on Reddit following the reveal of the device, which is the result of a collaboration between HP, Microsoft and Valve. We already know the Reverb G2 is 4K PC VR headset with inside-out tracking afforded …

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After Dragon’s historic docking, America has more new spaceships on the way

This image of Dragon docked to the International Space Station was captured by Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner. Ivan Vagner/Twitter During its approach on Sunday morning, Dragon first appeared as a white BB-8 to the space station. (Bonus thruster firing!) NASA TV But then America’s newest spacecraft started to take on a more well-defined appearance. NASA …

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts Have a ‘Dark Side’, Says Researcher

Blockchain technology crystallizes the rise of “algorithmic power” that today presents a major challenge to traditional forms of sovereignty, legal authority and state-led governance.  So goes the argument in a new post for the Oxford University Faculty of Law blog on June 1 by Kevin Warbach, a professor of legal studies and business ethics at …

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The Last of Us Part II isn’t just Naughty Dog’s most ambitious game — it’s the most accessible, too

When Naughty Dog was developing Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, the studio had what lead gameplay designer Emilia Schatz describes as “a very simple plan” for accessibility features inspired by one player in particular. Prior to starting work on the game, the studio received a letter from a player who managed to get near the …

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The best gifts for dad under $50

When buying gifts for a loved one, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending big. This is especially true for tech-competent parents who always seem to have the best tech that money can buy. But that doesn’t always need to be the case, so we’ve put together a list of gift suggestions for …

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India to Significantly Increase Crypto Market Share This Year: Report

India’s cryptocurrency market is set to gain significant market share this year, according to an industry report. The regulatory environment, the instability of the rupee, and remittances are key drivers that will send the Indian crypto industry soaring. Indian Crypto Sector Flourishing The Indian cryptocurrency market is poised to gain considerable global market share starting …

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VR Physics Puzzler ‘Gadgeteer’ to Get Biggest Update Since Launch Soon

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–><em>Gadgeteer</em>, the physics-based VR puzzler inspired by the whimsical machines of <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Rube Goldberg</a>, is slated to get the biggest update since its launch into Earl Access last year. The update is said to include a number of new devices such as a new color toolhead …

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Bitmain Launches New T19 Bitcoin Miner After S17’s Troubled Launch

World-leading mining hardware producer Bitmain launched its new Antminer T19 Bitcoin Mining application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). According to a June 1 announcement, Bitmain’s new Antminer T19 features a SHA256 hash rate of 84 terahash/second with a 3% error margin and a power efficiency of 37.5 joules/terahash with a 5% error margin.  The new ASIC model …

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