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FILE PHOTO: An AI (Artificial Intelligence) sign is seen at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 6, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

US and European antitrust regulators agree to do their jobs when it comes to AI

The watchdogs have pinpointed 'shared principles to protect competition and consumers.'

Regulators in the US, UK and EU have agreed on a set of shared principles to bolster competition in the AI space.

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Kris Holt
Kris Holt
7 hours ago
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A Google Nest Wi-Fi 6E three-pack is back on sale for $285

That's a 29 percent discount and just $5 more than its all-time low.

A three-pack of the Nest WIFi Pro is one of our top recommendations for a mesh Wi-Fi system and right now it's just $5 more than its all-time low.

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Amy Skorheim
Amy Skorheim
8 hours ago
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Meta AI is now available in Spanish, Portugese, French and more

Other Meta AI updates include an "Imagine me" image generator tool.

Meta AI gets new tools and languages in latest update.

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Sarah Fielding
Sarah Fielding
9 hours ago

The best tech you can buy

The best foldable phones

The best foldable phones for 2024

Are flip phones back?

Here are the best foldable phones you can get right now, from Samsung and Google handsets to everything in between.

The best smartwatches

The best smartwatches for 2024

Our guide to picking the best smartwatch for you (and no, the Apple Watch isn't your only option).

Here’s a list of the best smartwatches you can buy, plus advice on how to choose one.

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The 6 best Mint alternatives to replace the budgeting app that shut down

We tested half a dozen budgeting apps for you to consider now that Intuit has shut down Mint.

Intuit has shut down the popular budgeting app Mint. Engadget tested a bunch of popular alternatives. Here are our favorites.

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Dana Wollman
Dana Wollman
07.22.2024
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

Latest in-depth reviews

Fujifilm GFX 100 II medium-format camera review

Fujifilm GFX 100 II: The king of medium-format mirrorless cameras

Incredible image quality, good burst speeds and awesome video specs.

Fujifilm's GFX 100 II offers incredible image quality and is the fastest medium format camera to date.

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Steve Dent
Steve Dent
9 hours ago
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
Kia EV9
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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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