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2022-09-23 14:31:00| Engadget

Surprise! The iPhone 14 is pretty repairable, it turns out. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Engadgets Sam Rutherford about this move towards greater repairability and what it means for future iPhones. Also, they dive into NVIDIAs powerful (and expensive!) new RTX 4080 and 4090 GPUs. Sure, theyre faster than before, but does anyone really need all that power?Engadget The repairable iPhone 14, NVIDIAs RTX 4000 GPUsListen above, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you've got suggestions or topics you'd like covered on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments! And be sure to check out our other podcasts, the Morning After and Engadget News!Subscribe!iTunesSpotifyPocket CastsStitcherGoogle PodcastsRSSTopicsThe iPhone 14 is surprisingly repairable 1:17NVIDIA announces RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs (and a Portal mod with ray tracing) 21:08Huge hack at Rockstar leaks GTA 6 videos and dev code 34:22Uber was also hacked last week by the same crew that hit Rockstar 38:37Windows 11 2022 Update 40:21Google is offering a $30 1080p HDR Chrome cast with Google TV 44:05Does anyone need the Logitech G cloud gaming handset? 46:59Twitch is banning gambling streams on October 18 51:56Working on 55:34Pop culture picks 1:01:35LivestreamCreditsHosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra HardawarGuest: Sam RutherfordProducer: Ben EllmanMusic: Dale North and Terrence O'BrienLivestream producers: Julio BarrientosGraphic artists: Luke Brooks and Brian Oh

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2022-09-23 13:15:44| Engadget

Google has unveiled another streaming dongle. The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) device manages to offer a lot of the features from the $50 4K model at a significantly cheaper $30 price. Unlike the older $35 Chromecast, it comes with a remote control that eliminates the need for a smartphone, though you can still control it with your phone. There is a drawback that lower 1080p resolution but theres HDR support. It also comes with six months of Peacock Premium, free.The lack of a remote controller was a frustration for many people looking for a plug-and-stream stick, and at this price, its a pretty tempting streaming solution if you havent already picked up a Chromecast, Roku or something else. Mat SmithThe biggest stories you might have missedTesla to recall more than a million vehicles over pinchy windowsMoog once again revives the Model 10, its first compact modular synth Meta ordered to pay $175 million in patent infringement caseNothing reveals the charging case for its next earbudsThe best smartphones you can buy right nowNASA and Hideo Kojima team up for a Ludens-inspired watch Yale's redesigned door lock will be one of the first Matter-compatible smart home devicesByteDance's Pico reveals its latest VR headset as it aims to compete with Meta Quest 2Apples 2nd-gen AirPods Pro reviewBig improvements, all on the inside.EngadgetYes, they still have stems. Yes, theres still active noise cancellation. Yes, they might be worth upgrading from the original AirPods Pro. Apple has included of the conveniences from the 2019 model, alongside additions like Adaptive Transparency, Personalized Spatial Audio and a new touch gesture in tow. Theres room to further refine the familiar formula, so read on for the full review.Continue reading.This $799 turntable can connect to any Sonos speakerIf you love vinyl and streaming music, the Stream Carbon might be for you.VictrolaA lot of connected smart speakers dont work with turntables, which can make things complicated during the continued resurgence of vinyl. Victrola, which has made record players for more than 100 years, is mostly known for entry-level turntables with built-in speakers, but its now revealed the Stream Carbon, a $799 turntable that can directly connect to a Sonos system, which means youll be able to stream your records all over your home. Victrola says this is just the first of more planned devices in the Stream lineup.Continue reading.The FDA may have unintentionally made 'NyQuil Chicken' go viral on TikTokTikTok says interest spiked only after the FDA's warning.Youve probably heard something about NyQuil Chicken, a supposedly viral TikTok challenge of cooking chicken in a marinade of cold medicine. Not only disgusting, as the FDA recently reminded the public, its just as toxic as it looks. The agencys bizarrely timed warning may have backfired, making the meme more popular than ever. TikTokconfirmed that on September 14th, the day before the FDA notice, there were only five searches for NyQuil chicken in the app. But by September 21st, that number skyrocketed by more than 1,400 times, according to BuzzFeed News.Continue reading.Instagram is working on 'nudity protection' technologyIts focused on unwanted DMs.An early screengrab tweeted by researcher Alessandro Paluzzi indicates that Instagram is working on "Nudity protection" technology that "covers photos that may contain nudity in chat," giving users the option to view them or not. Instagram parent Meta confirmed to The Verge that it's in development. Meta said the aim is to help shield people from nude images or other unsolicited messages. As further protection, the company said it can't view the images itself nor share them with third parties.Continue reading.Facebook violated Palestinians' right to free expression, according to MetaMany users' accounts were hit with "false strikes" last year due to Meta's policies.Meta has released the findings of an outside report that examined how its content moderation policies affected Israelis and Palestinians amid an escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip last May. The report said that Facebooks approach appears to have had an adverse human rights impact on the rights of Palestinian users to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, political participation, and non-discrimination, and therefore on the ability of Palestinians to share information and insights about their experiences as they occurred.Continue reading.

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2022-09-23 11:35:37| Engadget

Amazon's Echo Show smart displays with Alexa voice control are already a good value next to the competition, but a bunch of deals are making them even cheaper. The Show 5 is the best one, on sale right now for just $40, or 53 percent off the regular price. And if you want a larger screen, you can find great deals on the Show 8 and Show 15 including a free Show 5 with the latter. Buy Echo Show smart displays at AmazonThe Echo Show 5 scored a very solid 85 score in our Engadget review, as it's small size is ideal if don't have a ton of space on your desk, nightstand or countertop. It has a 5.5-inch, 960 x 480 resolution display that shows things like weather forecasts, calendar events, photos and more. The 2MP camera can be used to video chat with friends and family, but it can also be used as a makeshift security camera of sorts. And if you prefer you're concerned about privacy, the Show 5 has a built-in camera shutter and mic mute button. It was already a good deal at $85, but at $40, it's a no-brainer. And if you're thinking of getting that model for a youngster, the Echo Show 5 Kids with parental controls is also on sale for $50, or 47 percent off the regular $95 price.EngadgetIf it's a larger screen you're after, the Echo Show 8 also scored high in our review, thanks to the elegant minimalist design, vibrant 1,280 x 800 resolution display and handy video calling functionality. The digital pan-and-zoom face-tracking feature follows you while you move around to keep you in frame, and works with every video calling app out there. It also offers stereo speakers, making it one of the best-sounding smart displays available. You can pick one up for $80, just above the lowest price we've seen.With a big 15-inch screen, the Echo Show 15 is the big daddy of Amazon's smart display products. You can of course use it to control compatible smart home devices and link it to Echo speakers for richer audio. Family members can have their own profiles, using voice ID and face-recognition to access personalized content like reminders, appointments and music. The only downside is that it doesn't come with a stand as it's meant to be wall mounted. Still, you can grab one for $250 (an $85 discount), and Amazon is throwing in a free Echo 5 to boot. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

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