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Sound location inspired by bat ears could help robots navigate outdoors

Researchers have developed bat-inspired, AI-guided sound location that could help robots navigate outside.

Square Enix denies takeover rumors

Square Enix has denied reports that it is being targeted by multiple buyers for a potential takeover.

Tesla settles with ex-employee over Autopilot code theft accusations

Tesla has settled with a former employee that it sued for downloading data related to its Autopilot feature.

San Francisco’s Clipper transit card gets iPhone and Apple Watch support

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has launched support for Clipper, Bay Area’s all-in-one reloadable transit card, on the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

The best smart speakers you can buy

Here’s a list of the best smart speakers you can buy — for every budget — plus tips and tricks on how to choose the right one for you.

Engadget Podcast: NVIDIA bets big on ARM, Surface Laptop 4 arrives

This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat about NVIDIA’s massive GTC developer conference. It turns out ARM chips are going to be a much bigger deal for NVIDIA! Also, they discuss the recently announced Surface Laptop 4 and Microsoft’s new family of access…

SpaceX gets the go-ahead for Crew Dragon launch to ISS next week

NASA and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is a go for liftoff to the International Space Station next week following the completion of a Flight Readiness Review.

The Morning After: Touring Mercedes’ very luxurious EV

Today’s other headlines: Ferrari’s CEO promises an EV in 2025, Amazon finally adds book covers to your Kindle lock screens and the US expels Russian diplomats in response to SolarWinds hack.

Walmart invests in GM-owned autonomous car startup Cruise

Walmart has invested in GM’s self-driving car subsidiary Cruise following their partnership on a pilot delivery program.

Google found to have ‘partially’ misled Australian users in location tracking case

The Australian Federal Court has ruled that Google “partially” misled users in the country when it comes to how it collects and uses location data.