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Tesla’s Autopilot could soon detect traffic lights

It looks like Tesla’s Autopilot feature will soon be able to recognize traffic lights. A video shared on Twitter, shows a Tesla cruising through several green lights and slowing to a stop when it detects a red light. There is some speculation that Te…

How well did the Xperia 1’s super tall screen work for users?

When our reviewer Chris Velazco took a look at Sony’s oddly proportioned flagship last summer, his reaction was mixed, to say the least. It looked weird, but was comfortable to hold. The 4K screen was beautiful, but unnecessary on a smartphone, espec…

Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite offers 5G for €349

For the most part, taking advantage of new 5G networks has meant buying some of the most expensive phones available on the market. With its latest phone, the €349 Mi 10 Lite 5G, Xiaomi hopes to change that.

Alexa can tell you what to do if you think you have COVID-19

Amazon is joining Alphabet’s Verily and Apple’s Siri in offering a COVID-19 screening tool. If you’re in the US, you can now ask your Alexa devices to assess your risk level for the disease, as well as what to do if you think you have COVID-19. Alexa…

Powerbeats review: Better workout earbuds at a better price

The Powerbeats Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds I tested last year. They sound much better than any previous Beats in-ear option before and they’re loaded with handy features. However, the sound isn’t perfect and the over-ear hook desig…

Staying social when you’re forced to isolate

As millions of us adapt to new lives in relative isolation, we’re being forced to find increasingly creative ways to keep ourselves entertained. Luckily, social distancing doesn’t mean we have to be lonely. And hanging out with friends doesn’t have t…

Key vote on Alphabet’s smart neighborhood delayed over coronavirus

Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on smart cities, will have to wait a while longer to find out whether its Quayside project can go ahead. Waterfront Toronto, a tri-government organization spearheading the city’s lakeside overhaul, has push…

Engadget Podcast: How games (and Animal Crossing!) are keeping us sane

This week on the show, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into the deserted island life of Animal Crossing and how games can help us all survive being stuck at home. Also, Senior Editor Jessica Conditt describes how Doom Eternal — a literal romp thro…

Dyson to manufacture 15,000 ventilators following UK call for help

Many companies have offered to build much-needed ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, notably GM, Ford and Tesla. However, Dyson has now stepped up to the plate and the UK company known for vacuum cleaners and fans might have an ed…

Problem in parachute test forced SpaceX to drop its mock spacecraft

Manned test of Crew Dragon capsule is still planned to go ahead in May