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Recent articles by Kris:

Tesla granted tariff exemption on Japanese aluminum for battery cells

Tesla has won an exemption from paying the 10 percent tariffs placed on imported aluminum from Japan. It filed a request with the Commerce Department in April f... → Read More

George Clooney will direct and star in a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie

George Clooney is set to don a snowsuit for a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie he'll direct, star in and produce. In the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel... → Read More

Mark Hamill and other stars will read the Mueller Report live at 9PM ET

Alyssa Milano are Sigourney Weaver are also among those taking part in the live-streamed performance. → Read More

Sony discounts tons of PlayStation games in its latest flash sale

Hot on the heels of its major Days of Play E3 sale and adding a bunch of games to its PlayStation Hits lineup, Sony is back at it with a Flash Sale on a wealth... → Read More

'Friday the 13th' is coming to Nintendo Switch... on a Tuesday

You can delve into survival horror mayhem on the console August 13th. → Read More

Respawn will share more about its 'AAA' VR shooter later this year

Back in 2017, Facebook and Respawn Entertainment revealed the developer was working on a virtual reality AAA shooter. While things have been fairly secretive si... → Read More

Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand

Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored. Hackers took over the systems several... → Read More

Movie sanitizing service ordered to pay $62 million in piracy suit

A jury has ordered "family-friendly" movie service VidAngel to pay $62.4 million to Hollywood studios for pirating their content. Disney, 20th Century Fox and W... → Read More

YouTube and Universal Music Group are remastering old music videos

Old videos from Lady Gaga, Beastie Boys and many more are getting better audio and an HD upgrade. → Read More

San Francisco set to become first US city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco has edged towards becoming the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes, as well as the manufacturing and distribution of them on city property.... → Read More

You should update Firefox right now to fix a critical bug

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 criti... → Read More

Overwatch's advanced replay system goes live for everyone

A Baptiste-focused limited-time event is also under way. → Read More

Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes

Google's Bay Area housing plans include at least 5,000 affordable units. → Read More

New York set to legalize e-scooters and e-bikes

New York lawmakers look set to legalize electric scooter and bike sharing services throughout the state. A vote on a Senate bill is likely to take place Wednesd... → Read More

Waymo's Jaguar EV hits public roads for self-driving tests

You might see the autonomous SUV on the streets of Mountain View, California. → Read More

Netflix puts a 'Patriot Act' episode about bad internet access on DVD

The latest episode of Netflix variety talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focuses on the digital divide. In it, Minhaj breaks down some of the many reasons... → Read More

Verizon's fiber network connects NBA arenas for 1080p broadcasts

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) plans to connect all NBA arenas to a high-speed fiber network for better HD broadcast support. When the network is up and ru... → Read More

Spotify continues to expand its lineup of podcast exclusives

Rob Riggle and Sarah Tiana join the likes of the Obamas and Jemele Hill. → Read More

'Orphan Black' is returning as a ten-episode audiobook series

A little under two years after its five-season run ended on BBC America, Orphan Black is returning with a bang, and probably loads more sound effects. Fiction p... → Read More

Google shuts down Daydream VR's Play Movies & TV app

You can still view your rentals and purchases through the YouTube VR app. → Read More