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Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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LG's $1,300 sound bar is made to match the new GX series OLEDs

Naturally it can pass through 4K video with Dolby Vision HDR, and like LG’s other speaker bars, it can link up with the SPK8 wireless rear speaker kit for true surround sound audio. → Read More

Google Fiber's first expansion in four years is in West Des Moines

Availability in the city of West Des Moines, IA adds its first new market in four years. → Read More

What's on TV this week: 'The Old Guard' and 'Trolls World Tour'

This week there's a lot of sports on TV, including basketball, F1, NASCAR, MLS and Rugby. 'Trolls World Tour' is out on 4K Blu-ray, and Criterion is releasing a remastered version of 'War of the Worlds,' while Netflix has a new movie The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron. → Read More

The best budget smart TVs and streaming devices for students

Here are the best streaming devices and inexpensive smart TV to satisfy your entertainment needs from the experts at Engadget. → Read More

Ubisoft CEO lays out a plan to change the company's toxic culture

Ubisoft Yves Guillemot announced several major changes to address his company's culture after employees went public reporting incidents of harassment and abuse. → Read More

Android users can get Dark Sky weather updates for one more month

The Dark Sky weather app was supposed to shut down already on Android now that it's owned by Apple, but it will continue service through August 1st. → Read More

Vizio's new 4K TV prices start at $230

Vizio's '2021' TV and home theater lineup is starting to roll out, including new OLED options, HDMI 2.1, and a soundbar with rotating speakers. → Read More

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes a second 'glide test'

Virgin Galactic’s repeatedly-delayed plans for commercial spaceflight are drawing closer, after the company completed another glide test at its Spaceport America HQ in New Mexico. → Read More

Ford's new F-150 is its first with a hybrid V6 engine

The new F-150 will arrive this later with an optional hybrid V6 engine that Ford expects will have an EPA estimated 700 miles of range. → Read More

Remastered 'Tony Hawk' games add eight new pro skaters to the roster

When 'Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2' return on PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, they'll have all of the original skaters as well as eight new names representing the current generation. → Read More

Denon rolls out the first 8K-ready receivers with its 2020 X-Series

Denon's 2020 X-Series receivers handle 8K video as well as key 4K gaming features with prices starting at $849. → Read More

Google marks Juneteenth with a video doodle and historical information

Along with many other corporations suddenly moved to demonstrate a deeper understanding of issues facing Black people in the US, Google is, for the first time, posting a doodle for Juneteenth. → Read More

Twitter marks a Trump tweet 'manipulated media' for the first time

The label Twitter applied to this Donald Trump tweet marks it as manipulated media, and links to the company's policies. → Read More

Ford's Mustang Mach-E will add hands-free driving with a software update

Ford is planning more driver assists for 2021 vehicles, and its Mustang Mach-E crossover will be one of the first cars to have them. In late 2021, a software update will add 'hands-free' highway driving to its Co-Pilot 360 2.0 features. → Read More

T-Mobile offers an explanation for its twelve-hour outage on Monday

T-Mobile's president of technology explains the outage that took out voice and text service for twelve hours on Monday. → Read More

NBA restart plan includes using Oura rings to catch COVID-19 symptoms

An NBA plan to restart its season at the end of July includes giving players optional access to Oura smart rings. At least one study showed that wearers could detect COVID-19 symptoms three days early. → Read More

Nintendo's 'Jump Rope Challenge' is a free workout game for your Switch

The Switch has a new fitness game that's simple and free -- meet 'Jump Rope Challenge.' → Read More

Yes, 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' for PS5 is a standalone game

The developer of 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' confirmed this PS5 game is a "standalone" title and not a remastered expansion of the 2018 game or anything else. → Read More

'Destruction Allstars' for PS5 asks why 'Rocket League' has a ball

'Destruction Allstars' is an arena-based vehicular combat game, but this is no 'Rocket League' -- instead the drivers are trying to tear each others cars apart to win. → Read More

Computex 2020 is the latest canceled trade show

The massive Computex trade show in Taiwan had been pushed back to September, but now the 2020 event is officially canceled, and rescheduled for June 2021. → Read More