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United Airlines employees wait by a departures monitor displaying a blue error screen, also known as the “Blue Screen of Death” inside Terminal C in Newark International Airport, after United Airlines and other airlines grounded flights due to a worldwide tech outage caused by an update to CrowdStrike's "Falcon Sensor" software which crashed Microsoft Windows systems, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., July 19, 2024. REUTERS/Bing Guan     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Outage caused by CrowdStrike’s disastrous update affected 8.5 million devices

The update left airlines, banks and major companies facing the blue screen of death.

The global outage caused by a faulty update from cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike on Friday affected some 8.5 million Windows devices, Microsoft said in a blog post.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
07.20.2024
A computer-generated image of a person wearing a shirt that says "76" at the back.

The workers at Bethesda Game Studios have fully unionized

They've formed a wall-to-wall union with workers across divisions.

The workers at Bethesda Game Studios have joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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Mariella Moon
Mariella Moon
07.20.2024
Rivian's Yosemite Charging Outpost pictured showing the outside of the building, which has "Gateway to Yosemite" painted on it in large white letters. A Rivian SUV can be seen parked under its awning

Rivian opens its first Charging Outpost, a crunchy not-gas station near Yosemite

And there’s free coffee.

Rivian just opened its first EV charging rest stop 24 miles outside of Yosemite National Park. Its DC fast chargers will only be usable by Rivian owners, but all other amenities are open to the public.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
07.20.2024

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The best VPNs

The best VPN service for 2024

These are the best virtual private networks out there, as reviewed and tested by experts.

VPNs are not a one-size-fits-all security solution. Instead, they’re just one part of keeping your data private and secure. We tested out nine of the best VPNs available now to help you choose the best one for your needs.

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Katie Malone
Katie Malone
07.19.2024
The best educational toys for kids

The best educational toys for kids

Feed their hungry brains with these engaging gadgets.

Here's the latest list of best educational toys for children, as chosen by experts from Engadget.

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Engadget
Engadget
07.18.2024
The best gaming laptops

The best gaming laptops for 2024

We reviewed dozens of portable PCs — these are our favorite gaming laptops.

There's never been a better time to buy a gaming laptop. These are our top picks that we've tested and reviewed that will fit all kinds of use cases and budgets.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
07.18.2024
woman weighing on scale to measure her weight

The best smart scales for 2024

Smart scales do so much more than just check your weight.

Smart scales can make it easier for you to keep track of your weight and overall health over time. These are our favorite smart scales on the market right now.

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Daniel Cooper
Daniel Cooper
07.17.2024

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The Galaxy Z Fold 6 is Samsung's latest flagship flexible-screen phone for 2024.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 review: The king, but for how much longer?

Added lightness, better performance and AI are nice, but Samsung can do better.

Even without a new main camera, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold’s sleeker design, brighter screens and native stylus support are enough to maintain its rank as the best big foldable phone on the market.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
07.19.2024
iOS 18 preview

iOS 18 preview: Waiting on Apple Intelligence for the true upgrade

For now, the latest iPhone update offers more customization and improved native apps.

iOS 18 improves several native apps, such as Photos, Messages (RCS! Gasp!) and Notes, although Apple Intelligence will add even more features and tricks. But while we wait for the ability to generate our own emojis, there is still plenty to explore.

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Mat Smith
Mat Smith
07.18.2024
The new Pill features a lot of upgrades on the inside and an exterior that pays homage to previous models.
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Beats Pill review: A revival worth the wait

Big audio upgrades that make all the difference.

The Pill is a worthy revival mostly due to the much-improved sound quality.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
07.16.2024
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Kia EV9 review: Everything I want in a three-row family EV

It's basically an EV Telluride, and that's why it's great.

The Kia EV9 is fast, stylish and relatively affordable. It’s practically everything we’d want in a three-row EV SUV.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
07.04.2024
After a decade of trying to make Arm-based Windows laptops work, Microsoft has created a nearly ideal productivity machine in the Surface Laptop 7.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 7 review: Success at last

After a decade of trying to make Arm-based Windows laptops a thing, Microsoft has finally created something fantastic.

With the Surface Laptop 7, Microsoft has finally created a sleek Arm-based notebook that's a worthy rival to Apple's MacBook Air.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
07.02.2024
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Surface Pro Copilot+ review: The best Surface tablet ever made, no thanks to AI

Microsoft finally solved the Windows on Arm dilemma.

The Surface Pro is the fastest and most efficient Microsoft tablet we’ve seen yet, especially when paired together with its Flex keyboard. The new OLED screen is wonderful to behold and its NPU allows for powerful AI features.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
06.26.2024

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