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: […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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… […]

China cracks down on celebrity gossip social media accounts

China cracks down on celebrity gossip social media accounts The fans of 60 gossip bloggers on China's social media platforms, including ones owned by Tencent and Baidu, will have to get their daily fix elsewhere. Chinese websites and tech titans have shuttered 60 accounts focusing on celebrity gossip after au… Source: Engadget Link: China cracks […]

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify Taylor Swift must have shaken off any bad blood left between her and Spotify, because you'll soon be able to listen to her music on the service again. In fact, you'll be able to access her entire back catalog not just on Spotify, but also on every […]

Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers

Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers If you've ever shot video with a full-frame DSLR, you know how alluring it can be — that large sensor can be perfect for low-light shots and soft backgrounds. However, pro cinematographers have generally had to "settle" for Super 35mm and smaller s… Source: Engadget […]

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube Pop star Ariana Grande is hosting a benefit concert on June 4th to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, and you'll have plenty of ways to both watch and contribute online. The gig will livestream at 2PM Eastern (7PM local time) on Twitter… Source: […]

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age Megan Garber, The Atlantic Wonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic analyzes how a female superhero rescues a solider o… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended […]

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 […]

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: […]

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page. Source: Engadget Link: Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor In a surprising move, the New York Times announced to its staff on Wednesday that it will immediately eliminate the position of Public Editor at its publication. The role will instead be filled by an expanded comments section — one that is moderated… Source: […]

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017 Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week. Most of you are probably enjoying a three-day weekend, but the show never stops at Engadget. We have a team of reporters settling into Taipei for Asia's biggest PC show, Computex, while we also look at the… 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 […]

Recommended Reading: What if there were a PBS of social networks?

Recommended Reading: What if there were a PBS of social networks? The Case for a Taxpayer-Supported Version of Facebook Ethan Zuckerman, The Atlantic What if there were a publicly-funded social network open to all that provided a diverse world view rather than an echo chamber catered to one's deeply-held princip… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended Reading: […]

Jason Bateman is signed up for 'Arrested Development' season five

Jason Bateman is signed up for 'Arrested Development' season five Ready for more Arrested Development? People behind the series have teased more episodes ever since season four arrived on Netflix in 2013, but a tweet from Jason Bateman reveals we're closer than ever. Bateman revealed he's signed on for season five… Source: Engadget Link: Jason […]

ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races

ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races Last year, I asked a simple question: Can drone racing become as big as eSports? While we wait to find out, one of the leading race organizers — the Drone Racing League — is making all the right moves this year to make that answer yes. […]