EA removed a FIFA microtransaction ad that was aimed at kids

EA removed a FIFA microtransaction ad that was aimed at kids

“We have been working diligently with Smyths to ensure this advertisement is not distributed in any remaining copies of their 2020 catalog. We have also undertaken an immediate review of all future media placements and are working to ensure each of our marketing efforts better reflects the responsibility we take for the experience of our…

The Morning After: We reviewed iOS 14

The Morning After: We reviewed iOS 14

COVID-19 and its effects aren’t going anywhere, and the world of work continues to change around them. If I asked you what you missed most about how you used to work, would the answer be your commute?Microsoft is convinced there are benefits to the time spent on the office trip, and it wants to revive…

iOS 14 review: Finally rid of the grid

iOS 14 review: Finally rid of the grid

iOS 14 is particularly interesting because the biggest differences and additions seem, well, optional. I suggest trying them out and seeing which ones resonate. Not all of them did with me, but there are plenty worth trying.Mat Smith / Engadget The iPhone home screen hasn’t changed hugely since the original back in 2007; Rows of…

Google will likely win EU approval for its $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

Google will likely win EU approval for its $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

Now, Google has reportedly offered to restrict the use of Fitbit data for Google ads and tighten the monitoring of that process, Reuters says. The company also formalized its commitment to supporting other wearable manufacturers on Android and allowing Fitbit users to choose third party services through APIs, Google said in a statement. Those third…

Uber can continue operating in London after winning court appeal

Uber can continue operating in London after winning court appeal

The UK’s App Drivers and Couriers Union (ACDU) has “cautiously” welcomed the court’s decision, but believes London mayor Sadiq Khan should take further action and limit the number of licensed drivers on the platform. “Such reductions, achieved through attrition, are necessary to ensure Uber can comfortably meet its compliance obligations including worker rights whilst giving…

Apple Watch SE review: An excellent starter smartwatch

Apple Watch SE review: An excellent starter smartwatch

Gallery: Apple Watch SE review | 24 Photos watchOS 7 and new featuresIf you’ve used an Apple Watch before, most of the SE’s features will be familiar. The knob is a handy way to scroll through notifications, apps and volume controls, and together with the button it offers several nifty shortcuts. Long pressing the digital…

The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day is happening next month

The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day is happening next month

Yes, it’s still happening. Amazon will hold its annual shopping event on October 13th and 14th. Which means, like last year, the event will take place over 48 hours. Prime Day 2020 kicks off at 12AM PT on Tuesday and will end at midnight on Wednesday. Amazon is not one to let a global pandemic…

The Morning After: How AI shapes the world of ‘Flight Simulator’

The Morning After: How AI shapes the world of ‘Flight Simulator’

Am I having a nightmare or did Amazon really announce a security camera that flies around inside your house? I can’t quite get over this being a thing that exists, but with the way things go, we’ll probably have a roundup of twenty similar devices in a couple of months. If you prefer your flights…

Podcast: Microsoft buys Bethesda, Apple Watch SE review

Podcast: Microsoft buys Bethesda, Apple Watch SE review

This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into Microsoft’s massive (and surprising!) acquisition of Bethesda, and all of the other ZeniMax Media studios. Also, Cherlynn talks about her experience with the Apple Watch SE — is it enough to tempt her away from Android?Listen below, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you’ve got…

Readers compare and contrast the Galaxy S20 lineup

Readers compare and contrast the Galaxy S20 lineup

Cherlynn Low/Engadget Henry also mentioned the S20’s build quality, saying it “didn’t feel as premium as past phones” and that it “would have been nice to get a proper black color” for the handset. Jun Jie was likewise disappointed with the colors on the Ultra: “You went from Aura-ish colors on the Note10+ to Cosmic…