Escalators of tomorrow will have self-sterilizing handrails

Escalators of tomorrow will have self-sterilizing handrails You know what's a real cesspit of sickness, disease and transmittable maladies? The moving handrails that you find on escalators and moving walkways. It's why LG's electronics arm, Innotek, has spent time and money building a device that can banish o… Source: Engadget Link: Escalators of tomorrow will […]

The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're starting the week with a look back at Disney's big news from D23, plus rumors of an Amazon messaging app and a flat microscope for your brain. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017

US and Australia finish a key round of hypersonic missile tests

US and Australia finish a key round of hypersonic missile tests The US and its allies are determined to be first out of the gate with hypersonic weapons, and they've just taken a big stride forward in that regard… not that they're saying much about it. Both the US and Australia have confirmed that they […]

New in our buyer's guide: The OnePlus 5 and two Surface devices

New in our buyer's guide: The OnePlus 5 and two Surface devices This month's buyer's guide additions fill almost every product category: We've got a smartphone, VR headset, games console, notebook and a 2-in-1. Those last two both come from Microsoft in the form of the Surface Laptop and the new Surface Pro. At t… […]

Google will nudge SMS two-factor users to try its way instead

Google will nudge SMS two-factor users to try its way instead Google rolled out a new look and feel for two-factor authentication earlier this year, and soon it will encourage people still using the text message-based system to try it out. Google Prompt pops up a notification on authorized mobile devices with i… Source: Engadget […]

Juicero admits its hype machine is still too expensive

Juicero admits its hype machine is still too expensive The next chapter of Juicero's troubled saga will include staff layoffs, according to a company letter obtained by Fortune. The company's CEO, Jeff Dunn, told employees that along with a focus on its second generation juicer, and bringing down its cos… Source: Engadget Link: Juicero admits […]

Honda bets on luxury over range with the electric Clarity

Honda bets on luxury over range with the electric Clarity In 1998 Honda introduced the first hybrid to North American roads. The Insight looked like a futuristic CRX and should have heralded the automaker as a leader in the green-car space along with Toyota and its Prius. Except it didn't. The Prius took of… Source: […]

After Math: Bigger and better

After Math: Bigger and better It was a bumper week for big ideas. Jay-Z's latest album went platinum in under a week, despite it only existing in the ethers of the internet. RED (of high-end camera fame) revealed that it's working on a "holographic" cellphone. And Tesla is going… Source: Engadget Link: After Math: Bigger […]

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 […]

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

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: […]

The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017

The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. As this week wraps up we're getting you ready for E3, and digging into Boston Dynamics' new owner. Plus: A peek inside the new iMac. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new… Source: […]

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year — not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Window… Source: Engadget […]

Create a masterpiece on the Switch's touchscreen in 'Qbics Paint'

Create a masterpiece on the Switch's touchscreen in 'Qbics Paint' A new game coming to the Nintendo Switch promises to make good use of its touchscreen. Qbics Paint, developed by Abylight Studios, lets you sculpt and paint works of art from the comfort of your living room — or wherever else you've toted your Switc… […]

The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer

The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wo… Source: Engadget Link: The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer

Scientists now know how your brain differentiates faces

Scientists now know how your brain differentiates faces Researchers at Caltech have taken a huge step in figuring out how the brain processes faces. In a study published this week in Cell, the team found that the brain only needs around 200 neurons to differentiate faces from each other. Source: Engadget Link: Scientists now know […]

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th… […]

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 […]

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be… Source: Engadget Link: […]