Ready to relax after a long week? Devindra Hardawar makes a strong case for Amazon Prime’s Upload as the TV series to binge this weekend. In an interview, its creator accurately represents the show’s setting as something that “isn't a dystopia, and it's not a utopia -- it's some kind of 'middle-topia.'
How relevant that is to your current situation may vary, but it’s equal parts intriguing and comedic. Between that, the Westworld season finale and Netflix’s new flick , your weekend viewing plans should be pretty much set.
The Engadget Podcast: Reviewing the Pixel Buds and Amazon's 'Upload'
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Engadget senior news editor (and resident audio expert) Billy Steele joined Cherlynn and Devindra to explain why he called Google’s new Pixel buds “a revelation compared to the previous model. Then, Devindra and Cherlynn discuss Amazon’s new show Upload, with snippets from a talk with creator Greg Daniels.
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Diplo hosted live Major Lazer set in Fortnite's Party Royale mode
This is the new normal.
This week Fortnite added a new mode, Party Royale, and the first event to take advantage of it was a live DJ set on Friday night featuring Diplo that was hosted by the actor Jordan Fisher. The producer played Major Lazer tracks for about 20 minutes with his image beamed above the arena -- if you missed it live, it’s still viewable on Twitch, and there will be an in-game replay Saturday morning at 10 AM ET.
The event wasn’t as thoroughly transformational as last weekend’s Travis Scott Astronomical experience. Still, iit appears Epic plans to push more performances this way over the coming weeks and months while the coronavirus pandemic prevents artists from going on their usual tours.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is $100 off at Best Buy
The lowest price we’ve seen for Apple’s newest watch.
The Series 5 may be a good choice for those who have yet to jump on an Apple Watch, thanks to the company finally integrating an always-on screen, among other new features. Best Buy is currently selling the GPS-only versions of the gadget for $100 off, bringing the 40mm model down to $300 and the 44mm version to $330. Walmart has a more limited deal, with only the 40mm model in Space Gray on sale.
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Automatic to shut down and end support for its car diagnostics dongle
Its services will go offline after May 28th.
Automatic introduced its first-generation device, Automatic Link, in 2013. The $100 dongle could track trips and fuel automatically, but the diagnostics were a bit limited. A couple years later, Automatic unveiled a second-generation adapter and launched an app store. Last year it announced it would turn off app support for some older devices, angering a number of existing customers. Now it’s shutting down, saying “the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our business.”
Virgin Galactic's spaceship flies from its new home base for the first time
Spaceport America lives up to its name.
The company has flown SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America for the first time. It was just a glide test from 50,000 feet up, but the flight let the spaceport fulfill its intended purpose and gave pilots familiarity with the New Mexico airspace.
But wait, there’s more...
Pentagon officially releases 'UFO' footage
Evo 2020 is canceled, but organizers are planning an online event
Valve delays 'The International' LoL tournament to 2021
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Infinity Ward removes, then brings back bounties in 'Call of Duty: Warzone'
You need a password manager, and here are the best ones
Apple makes it easier to skip Face ID if you’re wearing a mask
Google Meet will soon be free for anyone with a Gmail account
'The Last of Us Part II' will be released on June 19th
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