Mariella Moon

Engadget

@mariella_moon

  • Currently an associate editor covering space, science, and tech for Engadget
  • Graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines
  • Work has appeared on Yahoo, MSNBC, USA Today, and Mashable
Apple's updated iPad Air and Mini support eSIMs

Mar 19

The iPad mini and iPad Air Apple quietly announced ahead of its big March event will come with eSIM support. Cupertino's latest iPad Pros have eSIM support, as well, but these new entries are the first non-Pro models with the feature. While the Apple...

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Google will shut down its Inbox app on April 2nd

Mar 19

Google+ isn't the only Mountain View property that's getting the axe on April 2nd. Apparently, the Inbox app is also bidding its users farewell on the same day. The tech giant first revealed that it's going to discontinue its smarter take on email late last y…

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Google wants Tasks to handle all your reminders

Mar 19

Google has added some of the most requested Tasks features in an effort to make it the "one destination to track what you need to do in G Suite." When you create or edit a task from within Calendar on the web -- you need to activate Tasks for Calenda...

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Robot brain teaches machines to pick up objects they haven't seen before

Mar 18

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a new system that gives robots the power to pick up and handle any object, even those they haven't seen before. Despite how smart machines have become, most factory robots sti…

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NASA's latest cubesat candidates include a solar sail test

Mar 17

NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative is still going strong nine years after it was first announced. In fact, the agency has just revealed the 16 small satellite projects hitching a ride on bigger missions from 2020 to 2022. The selected CubeSats, which include on…

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Microsoft releases Windows Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox

Mar 16

Microsoft has developed and started testing Windows Defender Application Guard extensions for both Chrome and Firefox to better protect enterprise PCs. The feature, which used to be an Edge exclusive, keeps PCs safe by opening web pages not included in admini…

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Owning a Call of Duty eSports franchise could cost $25 million

Mar 16

Activision Blizzard is apparently making headway with the launch of the city-based Call of Duty League it announced in February. According to ESPN, an esports executive from the company has already been meeting with prospective buyers -- namely profe...

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DC Universe will let you try its exclusive shows for free

Mar 15

Streaming services don't usually give out free episodes or allow users to access their lineup without signing up for a trial period anymore. Now, DC Universe is moving away from those practices, perhaps in an effort to give fence-sitting fans and ske...

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Netflix promises to remove real-life rail tragedy clips from 'Bird Box'

Mar 15

Earlier this year, Netflix apologized to the people of Lac-Mégantic after it came to light that Bird Box used actual footage of the Canadian town's fatal rail disaster. At the time, it said it couldn't make changes to finished content anymore,...

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Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles cleared of embezzlement charges

Mar 15

Former Mt. Gox chief Mark Karpeles has been found guilty of falsifying financial records but acquitted of all other charges, including embezzlement. According to Bloomberg, the court has given him a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence, which means...

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Face Recognition Privacy Act aims to protect your identifying info

Mar 15

US Senators Roy Blunt and Brian Schatz want to protect people's facial recognition data and make it much harder to sell now that information is treated as currency. The lawmakers have introduced the bipartisan Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Ac...

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Google's Emma Haruka Iwao breaks the world record for calculating pi

Mar 14

Google has something big to celebrate for Pi Day this year: one of its teams has broken the Guinness World Record for the most accurate value of pi. Emma Haruka Iwao and her colleagues used the power of cloud computing to calculate for 31,415,926,535...

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Android Q will offer photo apps access to added depth effects

Mar 14

The first Android Q beta has arrived. And based on the features Google listed on Android Developers Blog, it could herald the arrival of more photography apps with depth effects like iPhone's portrait mode. The upcoming mobile platform allows applic...

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Google shutters its Spotlight Stories VR studio after six years

Mar 14

Google's Spotlight Stories is no more. The VR studio's executive producer, Karen Dufilho, has sent out an email to announce that the division is shutting down. Stories started as a partnership between Google and Motorola as a way to create 360-degree videos f…

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NASA releases the final panorama that Opportunity took on Mars

Mar 13

Before a Martian dust storm took out Opportunity in June 2018, the rover was able to capture hundreds of images that NASA has now released as a panorama. The 360-degree photo is composed of 354 images overall, taken by the rover's Panoramic Camera (P...

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Sega pulls 'Judgement' sales following voice actor's cocaine arrest

Mar 13

Sega has halted the sales of Yakuza spin-off Judgment in Japan after Pierre Taki, one of its actors, was arrested on suspicion of using cocaine. Taki voiced and served as the model for a yakuza named Kyohei Hamura in the game, which was released in i...

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Google's Lookout app says what it sees for blind users in the US

Mar 13

Google's Lookout is now finally available for download, though it's only compatible with Pixel devices in the US set to English at the moment. The application was first announced at Google's annual I/O Conference in 2018 and was designed to help the...

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Google Drive apps get a redesign to match its look on the web

Mar 13

Google Drive for mobile has caught up with Gmail's refreshed aesthetics. The cloud service has gotten the Material Design treatment with new elements created to make it easier to use on smaller screens. GDrive for iOS and Android now come with the web version…

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Netflix will adapt 'Dragon's Dogma' as part of its big anime push

Mar 12

Netflix has revealed its new anime lineup and confirmed a couple of projects we've heard of in the past. To start with, the streaming giant has reassured fans that Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045 will premiere on the service in 2020. It will be a full...

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Google's Allo messenger waves goodbye

Mar 12

Google announced last year that it's shutting down Allo, its smart messaging app, in March 2019. Apparently, the time is now. A banner across Allo's official website clearly states that the app is saying goodbye on March 12th, and you'll have to expo...

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