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US investigates escort and massage sites over human trafficking

Sponsored Links dragana991 via Getty Images Backpage is no more, but US authorities are still determined to crack down on sites that enable human trafficking and other crimes. Wall Street Journal sources say Homeland Security, the Justice Department and others are reportedly investigating escort and massage sites Eros.com, EroticMonkey.ch and Rubmaps.ch to see if they’ve …

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Initial Creative Emmy winners include Apple, Netflix and NASA

Sponsored Links Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP The Creative Arts Emmy awards are only half-finished, but it’s already clear that streaming services are thriving — including a few you might not expect. Netflix came home with the most statuettes on the first night of the awards, receiving a total of 15 compared to ‘just’ eight for next-closest rival …

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The best USB-C hubs and docks

By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to USB-C Hubs and Docks. After spending 20 hours testing 22 USB-C hubs and five USB-C docks, we think Vava’s VA-UC006 USB-C Hub …

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Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ season 2 teaser shows the origins of ‘Misery’

Sponsored Links Hulu Hulu is at last ready to offer a glimpse at Castle Rock‘s second season, and it’s evident this won’t be the feel-good hit of the year. A newly posted teaser for the Stephen King-based anthology focuses on the arrival of a younger version of Misery villain Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan) in Castle …

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YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If you tend to watch YouTube using the Leanback interface on a home theater PC, you might have to scrounge for an alternative. YouTube is warning visitors to the Leanback web portal that this version “will be going away soon.” This won’t preclude you from watching YouTube, of course, but you’ll …

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Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone’s key specs

Sponsored Links D Store Mobile If you thought the torrent of detailed Pixel 4 leaks was over, you have another thing coming. Vietnamese phone shop D Store Mobile has sent nearly two dozen photos of a pre-release Pixel 4 XL to The Verge that appear to confirm some of its previously rumored specs. Notably, the …

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Sling TV now works in Apple’s Safari browser

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images You can now stream both live and on-demand Sling TV content within Apple’s Safari browser for desktop. The Dish-owned over-the-top internet TV service already supports Chrome and Edge, but this additional feature means you don’t have to use its Mac app anymore if Safari is your browser of …

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Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board ahead of TV+ launch

Sponsored Links Mike Marsland via Getty Images Bob Iger, the long-time Disney CEO, has resigned from Apple’s board of directors. Apple made the announcement on Friday in an SEC filing, where it revealed that Iger stepped down on September 10th — which happens to be the day the company shared launch details for Apple TV+, …

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Amazon-owned Whole Foods cuts medical benefits for part-time workers

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Steven Senne Not all is well with Whole Foods in the Amazon era. The grocery chain has confirmed to Business Insider that it’s cutting medical benefits for part-time staff who work a minimum of 20 hours per week. A spokesperson said Whole Foods was dropping the benefits as part of a move …

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Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

Sponsored Links Google If you’re a Google One subscriber, there’s a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system’s existing backup functionality, which ensures your texts, contacts and apps are automatically …

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