Last month was the hottest January on record

By Climate Change, engadget, global warming, green, hottest, hottest on record, january, month, national centers for environmental information, noaa, record, tomorrow

In 141 years of climate records, January 2020 was the hottest January yet, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Global land and ocean surface temperatures were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit (1.14 degrees Celsi…

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Uber will test an audio recording safety feature in Brazil and Mexico

By app, audio, audio recording, brazil, engadget, feature, gear, harassment, Mexico, Mobile, pilot, record, safety, Security, sexual assault, test, Transportation, uber

A couple months ago, we learned that Uber was testing a feature that would allow riders to record audio through the app if they felt unsafe during a trip. Now, Uber is launching a pilot of that audio-recording feature in select cities in Brazi…

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Canelo Álvarez signs $365 million contract with streaming service DAZN

By alvarez, boxing, canelo, caneloalvarez, dazn, engadget, entertainment, hbo, history, Internet, payperview, record, services, Streaming, streamingservice, subscription, worldrecord

Multiple world champion Canelo Álvarez has signed a staggering 11-fight, five year, $365 million contract with DAZN, a streaming service dedicated to sports. This beats out the previous record holder, Giancarlo Stanton, who signed a…

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‘Dragster’ record holder stripped of his title after 35 years

By atari, atari2600, av, dragster, engadget, gaming, guinnessbookofworldrecords, guinnessworldrecord, record, toddrogers, twingalaxies, videogames

Back in 1982, Activision verified the fastest time on its Dragster video game on the Atari 2600. The record belonged to Todd Rogers, with a time of 5.51 seconds. According to Twin Galaxies, the current holders of the applicable video game reco…

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Duo sets record for driving an electric car coast-to-coast

By electriccar, electricvehicle, engadget, ev, freedom5000, gear, models, record, record4freedom, recordforfreedom, tesla, Transportation, video

It’s relatively easy to drive from one end of the US to the other in an electric car now that there are enough charging stations. But driving quickly across the country is another matter — and that makes the recent achievement of Bradly D’Souza and…

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India sets record launching 104 satellites aboard a single rocket

By cubesats, dove, Earth, engadget, India, indianspaceresearchorganisation, nasa, orbit, pslv, record, saqtellites, science, space

The Indian Space Research Organisation, India’s version of NASA, set a record on Valentine’s Day when one of its PSLV rockets successfully launched 104 satellites into orbit. Riding onboard were 88 “Dove” mini-satellites from Planet, a US-based priva…

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Vinyl record production gets a much-needed tech upgrade

By audio, av, Culture, engadget, entertainment, gear, manufacturing, microforum, music, record, video, vinyl, viryl, viryltechnologies, warmtone

Ever wondered why you sometimes have to wait months after an album’s launch to get the music on vinyl? It’s not necessarily because the label hates vinyl — in many cases, it’s because the decades-old manufacturing process can’t keep up with the for…

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