Engadget RSS Feed | 24 Aug 02:39

Watch the first trailer for Disney's 'The Mandalorian'

At the D23 Expo, Jon Favreau has just shown the first official trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

Engadget RSS Feed | 24 Aug 03:53

Ewan McGregor will play Obi-Wan Kenobi again in a new 'Star Wars' show

For Star Wars fans the Disney+ news revealed tonight included a peek at The Mandalorian, a release window for the next season of the Clone Wars, and the surprise return of a familiar face: Ewan McGregor. The actor will reprise his role of Obi-Wan Ken...

Engadget RSS Feed | 24 Aug 02:43

'Clone Wars' returns on Disney+ in February

While a lot of the exclusive content Disney has lined up for Disney+ will be available for launch, Clone Wars fans will have a few more months to wait. Today at the D23 Expo we learned that the next season of the animated show will be available for s...

CNET News | 24 Aug 02:39

Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney Plus gets a new trailer at D23 Expo - CNET

The first Disney Plus original lands Nov. 12.

CNET News | 24 Aug 02:38

An Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has officially been announced for Disney Plus - CNET

The scripts are ready and Disney is planning to shoot next year.

The Verge - All Posts | 24 Aug 02:36

Disney+ confirms its Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin shooting in 2020

Ewan McGregor’s long-rumored Obi-Wan series is officially coming to Disney+, the company confirmed today. McGregor was onstage at D23, the company’s biennial convention, to make the announcement. “It feels so nice to say,” McGregor said. Disney and Lucasfilm originally planned a feature-length theatrical Star Wars spinoff, according to a Hollywood Reporter story from 2017 . But after two Star Wars spinoff films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story , didn’t perform as well as Disney had hoped, the Obi-Wan side story was reportedly taken off the table. A third spinoff movie was planned (reportedly poised to focus on Boba Fett), but Disney and Lucasfilm decided to not move forward. The company ended up pushing back... Continue ...

The Verge - All Posts | 24 Aug 02:31

The first Mandalorian trailer brings a little Mad Max to Star Wars

Image: Lucasfilm The first public trailer for Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Star Wars series The Mandalorian has arrived, and it looks fantastic. Although a similar trailer was shown at Star Wars Celebration, it was never made available to the public. The trailer opens with helmets on stakes, and ominous shots of people hanging out in the desert. Then it moves into Star Wars action — fighting spaceships, battling droids, and face-to-face confrontations. It certainly feels freakier than a traditional Star Wars movie, but it also feels extremely Star Wars . The Mandalorian is one of the biggest launch titles coming to the new streaming service Disney+ . It’s heavily inspired by fan-favorite character Boba Fett and his father, Jango. The new Mandalorian...

The Verge - All Posts | 24 Aug 02:07

Here’s the first trailer for Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp remake

Disney unveiled the first look at its live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp today, featuring two adorable pups trying to make sense of a live-action world. Lady and the Tramp is just another installment in Disney’s live-action remake blitz, following The Lion King , Aladdin , and Dumbo earlier this year. Unlike those three films, however, Lady and the Tramp won’t screen in theaters. It’s a Disney+ exclusive, meaning those who want to watch it will have to sign up for Disney’s streaming service . It was originally set to be released in theaters, but Disney changed its strategy to encourage more people to sign up for Disney+. Lady and the Tramp is the studio’s first major release to get the treatment. It might be for the best,... Con...

CNET News | 24 Aug 02:00

Disney's Lady and the Tramp gets a brand new trailer at D23 - CNET

Catch these rescue dogs on Disney Plus later this year.

Engadget RSS Feed | 24 Aug 02:00

A first look at Disney+

Disney isn't holding anything back at its D23 Expo. The company kicked off the event on Thursday with a couple of major reveals, including that of its new Avenger Campus theme park and a Disney+ docu-series that will focus on the people behind its mo...

Engadget RSS Feed | 24 Aug 01:42

Disney+ confirms 'Ms. Marvel,' 'She-Hulk' TV shows in the works

At its D23 event this weekend, Disney is revealing a lot more about its plans for the Disney+ streaming service, and has confirmed several new Marvel TV shows that are on the way. In addition to ones we'd heard about like The Falcon and Winter Soldie...

CNET News | 24 Aug 01:37

Disney Plus reveals 3 more Marvel series: She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight - CNET

Marvel will be loading up Disney Plus with more scripted shows than any other franchise.

CNET News | 24 Aug 00:05

Ms. Marvel TV series possibly in the works for Disney Plus - CNET

Marvel superhero Kamala Khan might be part of the Disney streaming universe if the rumors out of D23 are true.

The Verge - All Posts | 24 Aug 00:01

Ms. Marvel TV series will bring a live-action Kamala Khan to Disney+

Photo: Marvel Comics A Ms. Marvel show based on the popular Kamala Khan version of the character is coming to the Disney+ streaming service , according to The Hollywood Reporter . The show — which could be formally announced during Disney’s upcoming D23 presentation for the service this weekend — would be the sixth Marvel show planned for Disney+ . While details are slim, ComicBook claims it’s corroborated the report, with the additional detail that the show (like the other announced Disney+ Marvel series) will be produced by Marvel Studios (the company’s film division) and tie directly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as opposed to the Marvel TV wing (which connected shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the now-canceled Netflix series to the MCU...

CNET News | 24 Aug 00:00

In Vader Immortal II, Darth Vader is a really mean Mr. Miyagi - CNET

The upcoming Star Wars VR game looks glorious at Disney's D23 Expo.

CNET News | 23 Aug 21:41

Jon Favreau 'cautiously hopeful' Spider-Man will stay in Marvel Universe - CNET

Speaking at Disney's D23 Expo event, the director said he hoped Marvel and Sony would work out their spider-beef.

CNET News | 23 Aug 16:53

Ballers returns to HBO Now for final season - CNET

The show starring Dwayne Johnson streams its fifth (and final) season premiere this weekend.

Gizmodo | 23 Aug 17:10

Friday's Best Deals: REI Labor Day Sale, Ninja Coffee Bar, CBD Gummies, and More

REI’s Labor Day Sale , a refurb Ninja Coffee Bar , and Sunday Scaries CBD products  lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

Gizmodo | 23 Aug 23:00

The 10 Best Deals of August 23, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals , but these were our ten favorites today. Read more...

Wirecutter: Reviews for the Real World | 23 Aug 18:10

Deals We Love From REI’s Labor Day Sale 2019

REI’s annual Labor Day sale kicks off today. If you’re looking for outdoor gear, now is the time to snap some up. We’ve checked the 150 Wirecutter-recommended items made or sold by REI against the sale items available so far (new price drops will be arriving every day through September 2). Below, we’ve put together…

Gizmodo | 23 Aug 14:15

REI's Labor Day Sale Includes Over 13,000 Deals On the Best Outdoor Brands

REI’s Labor Day Sale is always one of the company’s biggest sales of the year. In fact, you could think of it as REI’s Black Friday, since the brand famously opts out of the post-Thanksgiving deal bacchanal. So get over there before all the good stuff is gone . Read more...

Gizmodo | 23 Aug 14:01

Civilization VI Is Down to Just $20 for the Nintendo Switch

Civilization VI (Nintendo Switch) | $20 | Best Buy Read more...

Engadget RSS Feed | 23 Aug 18:42

Sphero acquires LittleBits and eyes international growth

The popular STEAM education company Sphero announced today that it has acquired LittleBits. You may remember LittleBits as the company behind toys that teach kids about electronics, and Sphero has made a name for itself creating educational coding ro...

Techmeme | 23 Aug 17:55

Educational robotic toymaker Sphero acquires littleBits, a maker of electronics building kits and instructional resources for kids (Tony Wan/EdSurge)

Tony Wan / EdSurge : Educational robotic toymaker Sphero acquires littleBits, a maker of electronics building kits and instructional resources for kids   —  When Sphero laid off 45 employees in early 2018, the Boulder, Co.-based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus …

The Verge - All Posts | 23 Aug 16:09

Sphero buys LittleBits in a bid to dominate connected educational toys

Sphero, the maker of connected STEAM toys, is buying LittleBits, another connected toy company that teaches kids to code. The companies didn’t disclose how much Sphero spent on the acquisition, but both companies have similar business models. They mainly sell to schools and have built educational support systems to assist teachers. Combined, the companies say, they’ve reached over 6 million students across 35,000 schools. Both companies understand the importance of schools to the viability of a hardware company. Some hardware companies focus on consumer subscriptions, like the Keurig coffee pod model, but Sphero and LittleBits instead sell to teachers and offer subscription plans that cover standard wear and tear, which is essential for... Continue reading…

CNET News | 23 Aug 16:00

Sphero acquires Littlebits, consolidating the educational tech landscape - CNET

A joining up of two of the biggest players in the STEAM space could point to future robots.

CNET News | 23 Aug 18:26

Amazon lists thousands of banned and unsafe items for sale, investigation says - CNET

Items offered by third-party sellers face limited oversight, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Ars Technica | 23 Aug 22:08

Report finds more than 4,100 unsafe or recalled listings on Amazon

WSJ report finds "flea market" environment with scant oversight for merchants.

The Verge - All Posts | 23 Aug 20:22

Amazon is reportedly listing thousands of unsafe or banned products

Photo by Natt Garun / The Verge Amazon is reportedly selling thousands of products that are mislabeled, banned, or declared unsafe by federal agencies, according to an investigation from The Wall Street Journal . It found that no fewer than 4,152 items fitting those criteria were freely available to buy on Amazon’s storefront. The list of mislabeled, banned, and unsafe products found by the Journal is shocking, including “FDA-approved” products that the agency never vetted, medication that lacked child safety warnings, banned sleeping wedges for babies, illegally imported prescription drugs, electronics that falsely claim UL-certified safety ratings, toys with unsafe amounts of lead or potential choking hazards, and more. Many of the products found had the company’s ...

Techmeme | 23 Aug 16:43

Investigation finds 4,152 items on Amazon that were declared unsafe by federal agencies, are deceptively labeled, or are banned by regulators (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : Investigation finds 4,152 items on Amazon that were declared unsafe by federal agencies, are deceptively labeled, or are banned by regulators   —  Just like tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site

Ars Technica | 23 Aug 19:35

Dealmaster: iPhone cases, PS4 controllers, and more in today’s top tech deals

Plus a big Xbox One S bundle, an Apple Mac mini discount, and more.

Gizmodo | 23 Aug 19:28

Anker's MacBook Pro Charger Is 35% Smaller Than Apple's, And a Lot Cheaper

Anker 60W GaN USB-C Charger | $31 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA263 Read more...

9to5Mac | 23 Aug 18:12

Official iPhone cases on sale from $20, deals on Eve HomeKit accessories, and $5 digital movies

Official iPhone cases from Apple on sale starting at $20 highlight today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. You’ll also find deals on Eve HomeKit Sensors and the latest $5 movie sale from iTunes . Hit the jump for all that and more. more… The post Official iPhone cases on sale from $20, deals on Eve HomeKit accessories, and $5 digital movies appeared first on 9to5Mac .

CNET News | 23 Aug 17:37

These 4 things are on sale for $10 or less, and you should get them all - CNET

Plus: A sweet retro mini-fridge for $99 and a super-versatile coffeemaker for $50.

CNET News | 24 Aug 02:34

Twitter's Trust and Safety Council members reportedly feel ignored - CNET

Advisers aren't told about the company's policy or product changes in advance, according to a Wired report.

Techmeme | 24 Aug 01:30

In a leaked letter from members of Twitter's Trust and Safety Council, formed in 2016 to provide outside advice on policy, some say they're being ignored (Louise Matsakis/Wired)

Louise Matsakis / Wired : In a leaked letter from members of Twitter's Trust and Safety Council, formed in 2016 to provide outside advice on policy, some say they're being ignored   —  AT THE BEGINNING of 2016, Twitter announced some good news: the formation of the Trust and Safety Council, comprised of more than 40 outside groups …

Engadget RSS Feed | 24 Aug 00:49

Twitter's Trust and Safety advisors say the company isn't listening

It's been three years since Twitter formed its Trust and Safety Council, tasked with combatting abuse and harassment plaguing the platform. According to a recent report from Wired, things aren't going well. A number of members on the council sent a...

Feed: All Latest | 23 Aug 20:50

Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored

Members of Twitter’s safety council say the company is keeping them in the dark and want to talk to CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter obtained by WIRED.

Techmeme | 24 Aug 06:35

Academics are still waiting to receive key data originally promised in 2018 from Facebook, which has declined to provide some of the data citing privacy fears (Craig Silverman/BuzzFeed News)

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News : Academics are still waiting to receive key data originally promised in 2018 from Facebook, which has declined to provide some of the data citing privacy fears   —  In 2018, Facebook announced a partnership to provide data to academics to “help people better understand the broader impact …

9to5Mac | 24 Aug 05:49

Alabama woman says ‘no doubt’ Apple Watch atrial fibrillation detection saved her life

Apple Watch Series 4 has been on the market for less than a year and it’s already been credited with saving dozens of lives around the world. Anne Rowe of Fairhope, Alabama —  joins the growing group of watch wearers who could have faced life-threatening medical conditions without the Apple Watch. more… The post Alabama woman says ‘no doubt’ Apple Watch atrial fibrillation detection saved her life appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Techmeme | 24 Aug 05:15

Source: Xiaomi scans phones to track lifestyle changes like divorce or promotion for credit scores in Indonesia; Xiaomi plans to launch lending service in India (Reuters)

Reuters : Source: Xiaomi scans phones to track lifestyle changes like divorce or promotion for credit scores in Indonesia; Xiaomi plans to launch lending service in India   —  JAKARTA/MUMBAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi (1810.HK) is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks …

Techmeme | 24 Aug 03:35

Riot Games has settled for an undisclosed sum a class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation for speaking out (Matt Kim/IGN)

Matt Kim / IGN : Riot Games has settled for an undisclosed sum a class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation for speaking out   —  The suit alleged targeted discrimination against women who worked at Riot.  —  Riot Games has settled the class action lawsuit …

Engadget RSS Feed | 23 Aug 18:11

Riot Games settles class action lawsuit over sexist culture

In May, more than 150 Riot Games employees walked out of their offices in Los Angeles. The protest was held to draw attention to what the workers alleged to be a sexist corporate culture, as well as to condemn the forced arbitration of employees who...

The Verge - All Posts | 24 Aug 02:43

Disney+ will give subscribers four simultaneous streams and free 4K

Image: Disney Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service is shaping up to be quite the deal. According to CNET , the service will launch on November 12th with support for four simultaneous streams and 4K included, all for the base price of $6.99 a month. Subscribers will also be able to create and manage up to seven profiles on a single account. That will make it highly competitive with Netflix, which raised its prices earlier this year and has in place stricter limitations on simultaneous streams. Netflix now costs $9 a month for a standard definition plan with only one available stream. If you want HD streaming, you need to pay $13 a month, and that gets you two simultaneous streams. For 4K and four simultaneous streams, it’s $16 a month. (The... Continue re...

CNET News | 23 Aug 19:15

Comcast, Charter will reportedly use Verizon for 5G service - CNET

Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile are getting 5G.

Techmeme | 24 Aug 02:40

A first look at the Disney+ app that Disney says will offer a heavily curated and personalized experience for users with a combination of human editors and AI (Edgar Alvarez/Engadget)

Edgar Alvarez / Engadget : A first look at the Disney+ app that Disney says will offer a heavily curated and personalized experience for users with a combination of human editors and AI   —  Disney isn't holding anything back at its D23 Expo.  The company kicked off the event on Thursday with a couple of major reveals …