Watch ULA Try to Finally Launch an NRO Spy Satellite on a Delta IV Heavy Rocket Tonight

A Delta Heavy IV rocket launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral in August 2018.Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA (Getty Images) A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office will take off from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex-37 in Florida shortly before midnight…

Big Tech Finally Figured Out That Phones Aren’t the Best Devices for Streaming

Image: Google Well, well, well! With the arrival of Google’s heavily leaked, highly hyped new streaming dongle, Chromecast with Google TV, it appears yet another Silicon Valley company has figured out that maybe—just maybe—we do not want to stream everything from our phones. Advertisement Google has had a presence in the streaming wars in a…

Verizon’s mmWave version of the Pixel 4a 5G costs $100 extra

Earlier today, Google announced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, both of which Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) will carry. But if you want to purchase the latter through the carrier, you’ll have to pay $600 or $25 per month on a two-year Verizon Device payment plan to get the device. That’s $100 more than…

Peter Parker has been recast in ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered’

The company didn’t give further explanation regarding why the role was recast. Bryan Intihar, a director on Marvel’s Spider-Man weighed in on the update in a tweet. “… As we discussed the franchise’s future and moving to the PS5, it quickly became apparent that even more believable-looking characters made finding a better facial match for…

Teenage Engineering’s ‘Magic Radio’ Is a Boutique Freakshow

Image: courtesy of Teenage Engineering Teenage Engineering has been quietly making some of the most exciting niche gadgets for about 15 years. Now, its latest offering is one of the weirdest concepts it’s ever produced. With the OB-4, the boutique electronics studio wants to make radio exciting again. Advertisement Fans of Teenage Engineering mostly associate…

Here’s everything Google announced at its Pixel 5 event

The removal of Soli also means the Pixel 5 has a fingerprint sensor and a notch-less design, with a clean pinhole punchout adorning the phone’s 6-inch, 2,340 x 1,080 display. Thankfully, the screen still includes the 90Hz refresh rate of last year’s model. Anyone who has had to put with woeful battery life on the…

AOC Urges the SEC to Probe Palantir’s Partnerships, Finances, and Literally Everything Else

Photo: Tom Williams-Pool (Getty Images) Palantir’s debut on the public market earlier today drew different responses from different people. Some veterans in Silicon Valley claimed that its statements to investors are riddled with exaggerations and hype meant to hide the company’s less-than-stellar tech. Critics in the tech privacy sphere, meanwhile, sounded alarms over the idea…

No Evidence That Hydroxychloroquine Can Prevent Covid-19, Concludes New Study

A package of bottles containing hydroxychloroquine pills, set to be distributed in hospitals in San Salvador on April 21, 2020.Photo: Yuri Cortez (Getty Images) A new study is the latest to suggest that hydroxychloroquine isn’t an effective weapon against covid-19, even when taken as a preventative drug. The randomized, double-blinded trial found no difference in…

The First Dinosaur Feather Ever Found Is Still Controversial

The famous fossil feather.Image: Museum für Naturkunde A fossilized feather found 159 years ago in Germany has returned to the paleontological spotlight, with new research declaring the feather as having come from the bird-like Archaeopteryx, much to the chagrin of dissenting scientists. Advertisement When found out of context, an isolated feather fossil presents a serious…