Arlo’s new floodlight security camera is completely wireless – Engadget

It also promises to be one of the better floodlight options. It can record 2K video with HDR to ensure that you clearly see a would-be burglar, and provide color night vision when conventional black-and-white isn’t enough. You can also expect “superior” brightness (not that Arlo has quantified it) and an ambient light sensor that…

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Samsung sheds light on its ‘artificial human’ project – Engadget

A series of videos unearthed by Reddit users and compiled by Good Content (below) appears to offer more detail. In at least one case, Samsung appears to have captured an actor’s likeness and voice to use those as the starting point for a Neon avatar — the appearances and expressions are realistic because they’re initially…

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Apple may reveal its 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow – Engadget

Don’t worry, that fabled 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn’t vanished… in fact, it might be right around the corner. Bloomberg sources hear that Apple may introduce the revamped laptop “as soon as” November 13th (that’s tomorrow, if you’re reading soon enough). The apparent leak doesn’t share more about the design. It would still stuff a 16-inch…

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Apple removes Instagram stalking app Like Patrol from the App Store – Engadget

Like Patrol — an app that scrapes Instagram data to let users keep tabs on any Instagram account’s interactions — is in hot water. Instagram sent the app’s developers a cease and desist notice last week for violating its terms of service, and on Saturday, Apple completely removed the service from the App Store. A…

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Amazon Echo Show falls victim to an old flaw at hacking contest – Engadget

The latest iteration of the Pwn2Own hacking contest just underscored an all-too-common flaw with smart home devices. The security research team Fluoroacetate hacked into an Amazon Echo Show 5 by taking advantage of its “patch gap” — that is, its use of older software that had been patched on other platforms. Brian Gorenc, the director…

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AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 3950X is its fastest desktop processor ever – Engadget

AMD has scored some wins recently against its ancient rival Intel, and all told it’s been doing pretty well in the desktop enthusiast processor race. But today, the company is running up the score a bit with its 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor. AMD says this is the fastest desktop processor it’s ever built. Obviously,…

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The world’s smallest 8K 360 camera can fit in your pocket – Engadget

Due to the large 1/1.7-inch 20-megapixel sensor on both sides of the camera, the QooCam 8K is noticeably bulkier than its competitors — so much that it’s able to fit a 2.4-inch OLED touchscreen, which lets you preview footage and adjust parameters on the go. Likewise, there’s a generous 3,600mAh battery with USB PD 2.0…

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