Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers

Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers The smart speaker trend started with Amazon's Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded thanks to Qualcomm. It has just unveiled a reference "smart audio" design, including microphone, speaker and voice… Source: Engadget Link: Qualcomm’s […]

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 Welcome to the middle of the week. It was Nintendo's turn to dominate E3, the world's biggest gaming show. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to the Switch this October, Intel is making VR better and the Atari 2600 is back. Kind of. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: […]

TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports

TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports It's never a nice experience to stand in line at the airport for hours just to get a pat down when you get to the end. Hopefully, TSA's new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a more pleasant experience for most people. Starting this wee… […]

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish It sounds like Facebook "M," the AI-powered virtual assistant for Messenger, has learned a new language. According to the social network, it can now dole out suggestions in Spanish if that's your default language in the US or if you're in Mexico. The… Source: Engadget […]

Intel’s wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed

Intel’s wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed Complexity is bad for VR. The lengthy wires you need to connect a VR headset to your gaming PC or PlayStation 4 might not be a huge deal to geeks, but they're the sort of thing mainstream consumers would never live with. We know wireless […]

Uber board member resigns after making a sexist remark

Uber board member resigns after making a sexist remark Are you familiar with David Bonderman? If not, you might now remember him as the Uber board member who resigned because he made sexist remark during a meeting meant to address the company's toxic, misogynistic culture. At the meeting, board member Ar… Source: Engadget Link: Uber […]

Sony's fantastical Toio cubes combine robotics with papercraft

Sony's fantastical Toio cubes combine robotics with papercraft Sony's made some endearingly offbeat electronic toys over the years — looking at you people who gave your Aibos funerals. The company's newest addition to its crowdfunding site, First Flight, is likely to evoke the same response. Say hello to the To… Source: Engadget Link: Sony's fantastical […]

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch Audi will launch its next generation A8, which is expected to have level 3 autonomous, on July 11th. Ahead of that unveiling, the company released a video of the new vehicle parking itself. Source: Engadget Link: Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars

Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars There's a lot of reasons for the folks at Lyft to be happy, and not all of them involve schadenfreude about what's going down across the street. The ride-sharing company recently scored a further $600 million in investment, $25 million of which came… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Watch Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal in 14 minutes

Watch Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal in 14 minutes After months of teasing it's fancy new console, Microsoft officially revealed Project Scorpio… er, the Xbox One X here at E3 2017. The company packed a nearly two-hour event with specs, availability info and a ton of games. If you missed any the bi… Source: Engadget […]

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier Essential's PH-1, the premium handset from Andy Rubin, will only be available on America's fourth biggest mobile network. USA Today broke the news after an interview with Essential's Niccolo de Masi, who said that the device would be a carrier exclus… Source: Engadget Link: Essential phone […]

Sharp says its US TVs are 'shoddily manufactured'

Sharp says its US TVs are 'shoddily manufactured' Sharp has been selling TVs in the US since 1970s, so it was pretty shocking when it sold its US name rights to Chinese manufacturer Hisense for a mere $27.8 million. That seemed like an especially pitiful sum after Foxconn purchased Sharp for $3.5 bi… Source: Engadget […]

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental scheme… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese bike rental giants […]

Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice

Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice After its discovery, Trappist-1 instantly became one of the most interesting stars in the Milky Way, with seven Earth-sized planets including three in the life-supporting "habitable zone." But, why did the planets form in such uniform Earth-like size… Source: Engadget Link: Trappist-1 planets may have […]

iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet

iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet Never mind that Apple keeps updating its notebooks and desktops — Tim Cook once said the iPad represented the future of personal computing. That was one year ago, when the company revealed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and he seemed to mean it. Of course,… Source: Engadget […]

The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Monday, and the beginning of a very busy week in gaming news. While you can expect the usual mix of Gear, Entertainment and Tomorrow reports, E3 2017 has kicked off, and that means all of gaming's big… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates

Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates The years-long drama surrounding Secret is coming to an end. Postmates has hired Secret founder David Byttow and his teammate, Ben South Lee, shutting down their publishing platform Bold (and plans for a Secret revival) in the process. Byttow will… Source: Engadget Link: Secret's saga ends […]

Comcast might have to pay TiVo after losing a patent dispute

Comcast might have to pay TiVo after losing a patent dispute Comcast may be feeling a twinge of regret for hyping its X1 set-top boxes to the Moon and back. TiVo has won an International Trade Commission dispute accusing Comcast and its hardware partners (Arris and Technicolor) of violating patents through the… Source: Engadget Link: […]

EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet

EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet FIFA's Interactive World Cup has been been growing in stature over the years, and its next eSports competition promises to be the most ambitious yet: the organization and EA have unveiled plans for the "largest ever" FIFA competition (using FIFA 18,… Source: Engadget Link: EA […]

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival The Indie Megabooth, a bastion of independent games at conventions around the world, is growing. Again. But this time around, things are different: The Megabooth is expanding beyond games. The Megashow is the first standalone festival to be spun off… Source: Engadget Link: Indie games […]