After another extremely regular week, it’s not really a surprise to be comforted by something familiar — even if that something is a real-time strategy war game.
I think my first Command & Conquer experience was on Sega Saturn, which quickly opened the door for its sequels and other games like Starcraft. While my reflexes are a little too slow to make an esports team at this point, this seems like a perfect time to take the 4K-ready Command & Conquer Remastered Collection for a spin now that it’s available via Origin and Steam.
The Engadget Podcast: Twitter and Facebook’s showdown with Trump
What a year this past week has been.
Devindra and Cherlynn chat with Karissa Bell, Engadget’s Senior Editor focusing on social media, about how Twitter and Facebook approached explosive posts by the president very differently.
Weber’s SmokeFire smart grills just got a lot better
It’s that time.
Ready to go outside while still staying at home? A grill is a good excuse that still provides some social distance, and Billy Steele spoke to Weber CEO Chris Scherzinger about some updates that are making its smart grills better than ever. Most importantly, now you can set the temperature from your phone, and even shut the grill off remotely. Other tweaks have made push notifications more informative, and the algorithm won’t freak out if you lift the lid to make a small change.
How to protect your identity while protesting police brutality
Don’t forget your umbrella.
While there isn’t a whole lot you can do against a cop with a can of mace and an itchy trigger finger, there are plenty of ways to protect your safety, identity and personal data when you’re out exercising your First Amendment rights. Andrew Tarantola explains.
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Our readers find Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers a crushing disappointment
Most of the writeups you submitted mention one major problem.
We asked for Engadget readers to tell us about the experience with Nintendo’s Joy-Cons, and you did not hold back. Kris Naudus has pulled together your entries to find some consensus, and while many of you liked them, joystick drift is just too frustrating.
The best deals we found this week: 16-inch MacBook Pro, PS Plus and more
Also on sale: Xbox Game Pass, SN30 Pro Wireless controller and the Tuff Nano SSD.
June kicked off with a few good discounts on Apple products. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is $300 off at Amazon right now and the Apple Watch Series 3 costs only $180 at both Amazon and Walmart. Gamers will want to consider new deals on Sony’s PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now, as well as a Pixel 3a deal on Amazon that drops the price to $280.
But wait, there’s more…
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