Tesla’s forthcoming Model Y is still shrouded in mystery. We know it’s a crossover EV, and we know it might not have mirrors… and that’s about it. But CEO Elon Musk has now revealed that the company aims to bring the new vehicle to production in 2020, adding in its conference call that doing so will spark a “manufacturing revolution”. We’re not sure what kind of revolution that would entail, though.
Part of making Google Assistant able to take on Amazon’s Echo / Alexa powerhouse in the digital assistant game is having broad support for the massive number of smart home devices out there, and Google undeniably has that now. The company says the Google Assistant works with more than 5,000 devices, up from only 1,500 at the beginning of the year. It’s a number that doesn’t mean much on its own, but Google VP of Assistant and Search Nick Fox said “the Assistant now supports essentially all the major brands.” More Assistant tricks are coming to Google’s wearable family, too.
The next Windows 10 Insider Preview build includes a lot of trial features — including a new way to take screenshots. Instead of putting its Screen Sketch tool behind the Windows Ink menu, it’s now a standalone app. Users will be able to summon it with a shortcut (winkey + shift + S). But instead of capturing the full screen, the updated feature operates like the snipping tool that drags an area to save as an image.
Gaming companies have had a field day making examples out of cheaters recently. A pair of Overwatch hackers were charged in South Korea as a result of a year-long investigation by the region’s police. Working with Blizzard, the Seoul National Police Agency Cyber Security Department arrested 13 hackers in total — and they weren’t the only ones caught.
This week, most of the Engadget team headed to the theater, where the latest Marvel flick is setting box-office records. Find out how several of our editors felt about it (spoiler-free, although we can’t guarantee anything about the comments section below), as well as our thoughts on a few new series from Netflix, Hulu and HBO.
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