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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Of course the 'Stranger Things' soundtrack is coming to cassette

Of course the 'Stranger Things' soundtrack is coming to cassette Just when you thought Netflix's sci-fi horror series Stranger Things couldn't get any more retro, a new version of the original soundtrack is due to be released on cassette. To celebrate its one year anniversary, Lakeshore Records announced that both… Source: Engadget Link: Of course […]

SiriusXM invests in Pandora to get into on-demand music streaming

SiriusXM invests in Pandora to get into on-demand music streaming Pandora made the leap to on-demand streaming back in March after building on the pieces Rdio left behind. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the company was looking for a buyer. It didn't find one, but it was able to attract a big investor: Si… […]

Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2'

Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2' Dota 2 isn't just an ever-repeating, five-on-five race to destroy your enemy's base. Every so often, Valve adds temporary cooperative game modes to the MOBA that unite the toxic player base against an entirely different end goal. In the build-up to T… Source: Engadget Link: Valve […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen Amazon's turning to literature once again for an original series. Only this time, Jeff Bezos' video wing is eschewing Philip K. Dick in favor of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Period piece The Last Tycoon tells the story of young Hollyw… Source: Engadget […]

Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of hand-built headphones

Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of hand-built headphones Grado Labs is a special place. That sounds hyperbolic, but allow me to explain. Behind a graffiti-covered Brooklyn facade, there's a small factory where the family's namesake headphones and turntable cartridges are assembled. When you step inside th… Source: Engadget Link: Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of […]

‘Need for Speed Payback’ adds higher stakes and familiar ideas

‘Need for Speed Payback’ adds higher stakes and familiar ideas On paper, Need for Speed Payback sounds a lot like Grand Theft Auto V crossed with a modern Fast and the Furious movie. Tale of revenge? Check. Three distinct protagonists with differing skillsets? Check. Heist missions? You see where I'm going with… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Google's virtual museum tours tell you more about the art

Google's virtual museum tours tell you more about the art Google has built tools to explore art since 2011, when it began uploading gigapixel images of classic pieces. The tech titan introduced museum floor plans and walking tour info to Google Maps as well as its Art and Culture app, released last July, to… Source: […]

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows Sling TV, the live streaming service that lets you start with a core channel package and add on whatever other bundles you might be interested in, is revamping its Android user interface. The changes, which begin rolling out today, will be expanded t… Source: […]

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced at WWDC on June 5th, the insiders say. Just don't… Source: Engadget Link: Apple reportedly begins production of […]

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker Amazon's Echo speakers give you voice control over calendars from Google and Microsoft, but there's long been a notable exception to that rule: Apple. Thankfully, Amazon just filled that gap. The internet giant has quietly added support for linking… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon Echo supports […]

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources claim that Nintend… Source: Engadget Link: Nintendo […]

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts If tapping your cheek to ask Siri a question isn't futuristic enough, Bragi's new "wireless ear computers" might impress you. The headphone maker has announced two new versions of its high-end Dash earbuds, the "Dash Pro" and the "Dash Pro tailored b… Source: Engadget Link: […]

DJI streams drone footage to your television

DJI streams drone footage to your television Just a few months after GoPro threatens to close its entertainment doors, DJI is ready to step in. The drone-cum-camera company has just announced that it's launching a Smart TV app that'll stream plenty of aerial content and 4k videos captured from… Source: Engadget Link: DJI streams drone […]

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall In 2015, Samsung took a minimalist approach with its Serif TV, a 4K television designed to blend in with your furniture at home or office. That product is part of the company's efforts to make TVs look and feel less obtrusive, all without […]

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't Microsoft is making some bold promises with Story Remix, its recently announced app for the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Together with the company's deep learning technology, it can automatically craft your photos and videos into short films. Sto… Source: Engadget Link: How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy […]