This Little AI-Powered Robot Pet Is So Cute It Hurts

Gif: Vanguard Industries (Other) I’m not sure if Moflin is supposed to be a robotic hamster, guinea pig, baby bunny, or some alternate take on a Tribble, but goddamn this robo-pet is cute. Advertisement Launched as part of a Kickstarter campaign from Vanguard Industries that went live earlier this week, Moflin looks to follow in…

Cats Can Get And Spread the Coronavirus to Other Cats, Study Finds

A cat at the Caturday Cat Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand having its temperature taken this past May.Image: Lillian Suwanrumpha (Getty Images) A new study is the latest to bring some mixed news when it comes to covid-19 and cats. The study found evidence that cats infected with the coronavirus that causes covid-19 can easily spread…

HBO Max is making a series based on the One Perfect Shot Twitter account

Cinema buffs have something to look forward to from HBO Max. The streaming service is adapting popular Twitter account One Perfect Shot, which shares some of the most iconic compositions in film history, into a documentary series. Each 30-minute episode will feature a single director dissecting one of their career-defining shot. They’ll talk about some…

What Is QAnon And Why Did Facebook Ban One Of Its Largest Groups?

A QAnon banner at a far-right rally in August 2019 in Portland, Oregon.Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) Facebook has banned one of the largest groups devoted to the far-right, rabidly pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, Business Insider reported on Friday. Advertisement A Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider that the group, titled “Official Q/QAnon,” was removed for…

Let’s Check in on How Coal’s Doing During the Pandemic

Coal in precarious places.Photo: George Frey/AFP (Getty Images) Big Oil has hogged the spotlight of fossil fuels in decline since the coronavirus pandemic began. Which, sure, it’s news that some of the richest companies on Earth have floundered once everyone decided to stay home. Advertisement But we’re big believers in equal opportunity here at Earther…

ESPN+ will be $1/month more expensive for new subscribers

ESPN+ is getting a price increase, but only for new subscribers. Starting August 12th, the monthly plan will cost $5.99, up from $4.99. If you’ve been on the fence, it might not be a bad idea to sign up before then, because ESPN+ doesn’t plan to increase the price for existing subscribers for at least…

Our 13 Favorite (Mostly Free) Games to Play Over Video Chat

I love that people have digitized the classic in-person board game Codenames. There are plenty of different websites you can use to play it, but I particularly enjoy the oddly named “Horsepaste.” Everyone types in a special password to join the same game, and then you split off into teams: red and blue. You don’t…

The Mate 40 will feature Huawei’s final high-end Kirin processor

Yu went on to say that Chinese chip manufacturers such as SMIC currently don’t have the capabilities to make up for the shortfall. He also warned supplies of the Mate 40 would be limited.  “Huawei spent over a decade exploring chipsets, going from ‘severely behind’ to ‘very behind’ to ‘slightly behind’ to ‘finally caught up’…

We shot this video about the new iMac on the iMac’s upgraded webcam

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. A few days ago Apple announced a new and improved 27-inch iMac. Not a new design and no ARM chips under…

‘Last of Us Part II’ designer breaks down the game’s detailed sound effects

However, the highlight is clearly the elaborate system for breathing sounds. The frequency and intensity of breathing changes with a character’s activity, as you might expect, but Naughty Dog also distinguishes between open- and closed-mouthed breathing, injuries, stealth and vertigo. The game blends and transitions between these sounds, and there are custom sounds for emotions…