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Epic’s lawsuit against Google won’t stop Bandcamp’s in-app payments | Engadget

Bandcamp won’t have to worry about Google pulling its app from the Play Store in the near future. The music service has entered into an agreement that will let it use its existing in-app payment system on Android while parent company Epic Games continues its antitrust lawsuit against Google. Artists will keep receiving the same […]

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Norman Reedus says a ‘Death Stranding’ sequel is in the works | Engadget

If you suspected a Death Stranding sequel was in the works, you were probably spot-on. Lead actor Norman Reedus told Leo in an interview that work had “just started” on a second game. He didn’t share any more details. However, it’s safe to presume any follow-up is a long way off. Reedus noted that it […]

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Watch the first eight minutes of ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 | Engadget

Netflix is trying to build up hype for Stranger Things season 4 in a not-so-subtle way: by letting you watch a significant chunk of it. The service has shared the first eight minutes of the introductory episode in hopes you’ll tune in for the rest. We won’t spoil the finer points, but we will say […]

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Hyundai’s first all-EV factory in the US will be in Georgia | Engadget

Hyundai is betting big on American electric vehicle sales. The automaker has struck a deal with Georgia to build its first dedicated EV factory in the US. The 2,923-acre plant near Savannah will make cars and batteries when production is projected to start in the first half of 2025. Construction starts in early 2023. The […]

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‘Blade Runner’ composer and electronic music pioneer Vangelis dies at 79 | Engadget

The music world just lost one of its more influential figures. Deadline reports Vangelis, the composer behind the scores for Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire, has died in France at the age of 79. He broke ground in music by blending synthesizers with jazz, orchestral work and other styles normally seen at odds with […]

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DOJ says security researchers won’t face hacking charges | Engadget

The Justice Department doesn’t want security researchers facing federal charges when they expose security flaws. The department has revised its policy to indicate that researchers, ethical hackers and other well-intentioned people won’t be charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act if they’re investigating, testing or fixing vulnerabilities in “good faith.” You’re safe as long […]

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Epic Game Store sale includes huge discounts for ‘Final Fantasy’ and ‘Far Cry’ | Engadget

Epic is betting that you’re looking for games to keep you entertained this summer. The Epic Games Store is running a “Mega Sale” from today (May 19th) through June 16th that offers significant discounts on a host of PC games, including a few recent blockbusters. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is 29 percent off, while […]

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The ‘villain’ in Reddit’s GameStop investor saga is shutting down | Engadget

Reddit’s war over GameStop stock has claimed a major casualty. Bloomberg and The New York Times report Melvin Capital, the hedge fund considered the nemesis of the meme stock affair, is shutting down. Fund owner Gabe Plotkin told investors that the “appropriate next step” after steep losses was to liquidate assets and return cash to […]

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New York State AG investigates Discord, Twitch roles in Buffalo mass shooting | Engadget

New York State wants to understand the part internet services may have played in the deadly Buffalo mass shooting. Attorney General Letitia James is launching investigations into Discord, Twitch, 4chan and 8chan over concerns they let the attacker “discuss and amplify” his plans. It was “chilling and unfathomable” that the shooter could post his intentions […]

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Apple softens its stance on remote work amid return-to-office delays | Engadget

Apple is once again delaying its return to the office, and this time it will be less strict about in-person work. The New York Times understands that Apple has delayed the return to offices once again. The iPhone maker will no longer require staff to come to the office three times a week by May […]