Marsy McMarsface? NASA gives students the chance to name its next Mars rover

Could there be a bigger brag in the schoolyard than the fact that you named the next Mars rover? That’s exactly what NASA is promising K-12 students in the U.S. through a new contest.

EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk

EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users’ accounts. The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player accou…

Dish launches a WiFi and TV service aimed at apartment dwellers

Last week Dish announced a new service designed to make smart home technology available to all, now it’s launching another service that makes modern tech accessible to everyone. “Dish Fiber” is a combined WiFi and livestreaming TV bundle for those li…

Apple will let Shopify store owners use iMessage customer support

Apple’s Business Chat is no longer an exclusive club for big companies like the Four Seasons Hotel and Burberry. Cupertino is expanding the service and giving you a way to talk to all 820,000 Shopify merchants via iMessage. Some merchants like HODINK…

Lyft offers non-emergency rides to Medicaid patients in Arizona

Lyft will offer rides to more people in need of them for health reasons, as it’s signed up to become a Medicaid provider in Arizona. Non-emergency medical transportation rides will be covered for eligible patients. Lyft is also working on expanding t…

NSA improperly collected even more call records than we thought

According to documents obtained by the ACLU, the NSA’s problem of collecting unauthorized American phone call data is worse than we first thought. Last May, the NSA deleted more than 600 million call records that it collected in error. The agency cla…

Xfinity Mobile moves beyond phones with iPads and Apple Watch

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile is no longer limited to selling smartphones… provided you like Apple hardware. The carrier (whose network is run by Engadget parent Verizon) has introduced its first non-phone devices, including LTE versions of the Apple W…

Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it’s launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand…

‘Jurassic World Alive’ update lets users feed their AR dinosaurs

You might not realize it, but you’re living in a world full of dinosaurs. Since the augmented reality game Jurassic World Alive came out last year, it’s been downloaded 17 million times. Players have unleashed 115 million dinosaurs and taken them to…

‘Super Mario Maker 2’ is another love letter to Nintendo’s 2D platformers 

It’s impossible to play Super Mario Maker 2 without having a huge smile on your face. It’s a total deconstruction of what makes Nintendo’s 2D platforming franchise so special. You’re just a plumber, standing on a stage, hoping to make it to the goal…